ASA Presidents Joya Misra, Prudence Carter, and Adia Harvey Wingfield defend the value of sociology in response to Florida’s “gross mischaracterization” of the discipline and the state’s decision to eliminate sociology as a core course option.
Attention Instructors! Prepping a new class and don’t know where to start? Try this Sociological Images resource for course guides, resources for new students, and topical collections designed to engage students’ sociological imaginations.
The question “what’s weird about where you’re from?” can open students’ sociological imaginations and introduce them to “social facts” using public data. This exercise from Evan Stewart (2020) helps students connect their lives to social/historical context and think about research methods.
Amy Traver (2016) re-emphasizes the link between college and career as she assesses and makes suggestions for integrating vocational skills into introduction to sociology courses at a community college.