Todd Beer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Lake Forest College, a wonderful liberal arts college north of Chicago.
His research and teaching interests include globalization, social movements, Sub-Saharan Africa, climate change, environmental sociology, inequality, race and ethnicity, culture, and more. He loves teaching introduction to sociology and anthropology courses in particular because of the diversity of topics and the discovery of sociology by many incoming students. He is constantly trying to find ways to further the engagement of students and expand their learning.
This website is a way for him to share the ongoing collection of tools he discovers. We hope you find something useful here and adapt it to your particular students. His teaching is indebted to the ideas of many others and this is an effort to give back to the larger community of educators. We also recommend that you check out ASA’s TRAILS database for access to peer-reviewed activities, syllabi, and assessments, as well as the section on Teaching and Learning.
SOME OF HIS RESEARCH:
A manuscript of the above article is also available here.
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Greg — July 23, 2013
Who set up you're website - it looks amazing!
Meghann — July 23, 2013
My new favorite blog!
Eric — July 25, 2013
Welcome to the blogging world, Todd. Looks good so far!
Meg — August 10, 2013
Your blog looks amazing! I am looking forward to reading your posts!
Cara Beer — August 21, 2013
I am struck by the news media's bias in reporting on each of these issues. Of course I have been aware for a long time, but the amount of information on each topic is often clearly limited by each medium to that which can fit into 50 minutes or less, and/or that which is likely to boost their ratings. Viewers watch, listen ton and read those sources which tend to support their already-held beliefs. How to Lie with Statistics is an old report that could be recycled with updated examples.
Teaching STS: Climate Change and Climate Justice | Installing (Social) Order — January 29, 2014
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