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Anteprima del volume "I BACINI CULTURALI E LA PROGETTAZIONE SOCIALE ORIENTATA ALL’HERITAGE-MAKING, TRA POLITICHE GIOVANILI, INNOVAZIONE SOCIALE, DIVERSITÀ CULTURALE"
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Anteprima del volume "I BACINI CULTURALI E LA PROGETTAZIONE SOCIALE ORIENTATA ALL’HERITAGE-MAKING, TRA POLITICHE GIOVANILI, INNOVAZIONE SOCIALE, DIVERSITÀ CULTURALE. Il framework del Progetto ABACUS – Attivazione dei Bacini Culturali Siciliani, alla luce della Convenzione Quadro del Consiglio d'Europa sul valore del Patrimonio culturale per la società"

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ABACUS Project Activation of Cultural Basins
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12/22/2020
Beyond Race: Cultural Influences on Human Social Life
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The book is supported by discussion of relevant theory and research in cultural sociology.Beyond Race: Cultural Influences on Human Social Life has stressed learner-centered teaching with the instructor taking on the role of a facilitator of learning. As such, it is expected the instructor will serve as the mediator between the content of this book and learners’ understanding of material on multiple and higher levels. This book does not offer a set of rules in teaching cultural sociology, but rather suggests content and applications to consider and modify as needed by the ever-changing dynamics of instructors and learners.

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Sociology
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Author:
Vera Kennedy
Date Added:
05/28/2019
A Career in Sociology
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A Career in Sociology was written for introductory undergraduate courses on sociological practice. The book was designed for faculty and students searching for an open educational resource (OER) that provides sociological terms, concepts, and theories in the study of sociological practice. The book contains five modules with sociological applications on: 1) Careers in Sociology, 2) Theoretical Approaches in Practice, 3) Sociological Interventions, 4) Working with Diverse Groups, and 5) Preparing for a Career in Sociology.

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Sociology
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Vera Kennedy
Date Added:
02/24/2020
Classical Sociological Theory and Foundations of American Sociology
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There are many excellent introductory readers to sociological theory out there. Why another one? The primary reason is that this is an Open Access textbook, free to you, the student, thanks to Oregon State University. We know that textbooks can be very expensive, and we think it is particularly problematic to charge students for access to work that has been published, in its original form, several decades ago. If you wanted, you could find all of the work included here in your local library, although you would have to put together many different books and articles. That is the second reason for this textbook – important passages have been collected for you, assembled here in one handy volume.

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Sociology
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Oregon State University
Author:
Allison L. Hurst
Date Added:
01/06/2020
Clinical Perspectives In ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY Hudson Valley Community College
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This Open Educational Resource text has been created from a combination of original content and materials compiled and adapted from a number of open text publications.Attributions are more clearly delineated in the License and Attributions area of this textbook, including descriptions of which sections were edited prior to their inclusion.This Open Textbook is designed to be a comprehensive coverage of Psychopathology and Abnormal behavior in a clinical context, reflecting past and current research, including coverage of the DSM-5.  Note from the author* : The variability of the in text citations and the absence of foot notes, reflect the very nature of this compilation of various source materials. We hope that this will not distract the reader. Original texts can be found by following the attribution url, for those interested in original authors, especially when a reference to research has been made.*Dr. Sonja Miller is a Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Hudson Valley Community College (State University of New York at Albany). 

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Criminal Justice
Social Science
Psychology
Social Work
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Author:
sonja miller
Date Added:
08/03/2020
Collaborative Consultation and Larger Systems, Fall 2007
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How do individuals and families interface with larger systems, and how do therapists intervene collaboratively? How do larger systems structure the lives of individuals and families? Relationally-trained practitioners are attempting to answer these questions through collaborative and interdisciplinary, team-focused projects in mental health, education, the law, and business, among other fields. Similarly, scholars and researchers are developing specific culturally responsive models: outreach family therapy, collaborative health care, multi-systemic school interventions, social-justice-oriented and spiritual approaches, organizational coaching, and consulting, among others. This course explores these developments and aims at developing a clinical and consulting knowledge that contributes to families, organizations, and communities within a collaborative and social-justice-oriented vision.

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Management
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
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Full Course
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UMass Boston
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UMass Boston OpenCourseWare
Author:
Ed.D
Gonzalo Bacigalupe
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Community Tool Box
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The Community Tool Box is a free, online resource for those working to build healthier communities and bring about social change. Our mission is to promote community health and development by connecting people, ideas, and resources. The Community Tool Box is a public service developed and managed by the KU Center for Community Health and Development and partners nationally and internationally. The Tool Box is a part of the Center’s role as a designated World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Community Health and Development.

Professors and instructors from various disciplines use the Community Tool Box as a resource for their teaching. The Tool Box is often used as course text in the fields of public health, community psychology, nursing, social welfare, and other applied fields.

Chapter 1. Our Model for Community Change and Improvement
Chapter 2. Other Models for Promoting Community Health and Development
Chapter 3. Assessing Community Needs and Resources
Chapter 4. Getting Issues on the Public Agenda
Chapter 5. Choosing Strategies to Promote Community Health and Development
Chapter 6. Communications to Promote Interest
Chapter 7. Encouraging Involvement in Community Work
Chapter 8. Developing a Strategic Plan
Chapter 9. Developing an Organizational Structure for the Initiative
Chapter 10. Hiring and Training Key Staff of Community Organizations
Chapter 11. Recruiting and Training Volunteers
Chapter 12. Providing Training and Technical Assistance
Chapter 13. Orienting Ideas in Leadership
Chapter 14. Core Functions in Leadership
Chapter 15. Becoming an Effective Manager
Chapter 16. Group Facilitation and Problem-Solving
Chapter 17. Analyzing Community Problems and Solutions
Chapter 18. Deciding Where to Start
Chapter 19. Choosing and Adapting Community Interventions
Chapter 20. Providing Information and Enhancing Skills
Chapter 21. Enhancing Support, Incentives, and Resources
Chapter 22. Youth Mentoring Programs
Chapter 23. Modifying Access, Barriers, and Opportunities
Chapter 24. Improving Services
Chapter 25. Changing Policies
Chapter 26. Changing the Physical and Social Environment
Chapter 27. Cultural Competence in a Multicultural World
Chapter 28. Spirituality and Community Building
Chapter 29. The Arts and Community Building
Chapter 30. Principles of Advocacy
Chapter 31. Conducting Advocacy Research
Chapter 32. Providing Encouragement and Education
Chapter 33. Conducting a Direct Action Campaign
Chapter 34. Media Advocacy
Chapter 35. Responding to Counterattacks
Chapter 36. Introduction to Evaluation
Chapter 37. Operations in Evaluating Community Interventions
Chapter 38. Some Methods for Evaluating Comprehensive Community Initiatives
Chapter 39. Using Evaluation to Understand and Improve the Initiative
Chapter 40. Maintaining Quality Performance
Chapter 41. Rewarding Accomplishments
Chapter 42. Getting Grants and Financial Resources
Chapter 43. Managing Finances
Chapter 44. Investing in Community Resources
Chapter 45. Social Marketing of Successful Components of the Initiative
Chapter 46. Planning for Sustainability

Sample syllabi are also available: https://ctb.ku.edu/en/teaching-with-the-community-tool-box

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Communication
Public Relations
Social Work
Sociology
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Reading
Textbook
Author:
Center for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas
Date Added:
03/13/2019
Core for Supervisors (CA) Resources
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This page will feature key resources for Northern California Core for Supervisors stakeholders and serve as an important hub for accessing information related to participation in the program. 

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Social Work
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Full Course
Author:
Northern Academy
Date Added:
02/05/2020
Course: Open for Insight
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This is an online course in experimentation as a method of the empirical social sciences, directed at science newcomers and undergrads. We cover topics such as:
- How do we know what’s true?
- How can one recognize false conclusions?
- What is an experiment?
- What are experiments good for, and what can we learn from them?
- What makes a good experiment and how can I make a good experiment?

The aim of the course is to illustrate the principles of experimental insight. We also discuss why experiments are the gold standard in empirical social sciences and how a basic understanding of experimentation can also help us deal with questions in everyday life.

But it is not only exciting research questions and clever experimental set-ups that are needed for experiments to really work well. Experiments and the knowledge gained from them should be as freely accessible and transparent as possible, regardless of the context. Only then can other thinkers and experimenters check whether the results can be reproduced. And only then can other thinkers and experimenters build their own experiments on reliable original work. This is why the online course Open for Insight also discusses how experiments and the findings derived can be developed and communicated openly and transparently.

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Philosophy
Psychology
Sociology
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Full Course
Provider:
Tilburg University
Author:
Rima-Maria Rahal
Date Added:
08/25/2020
Foundations of Social Work Research
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This textbook was created to provide an introduction to research methods for BSW and MSW students, with particular emphasis on research and practice relevant to students at the University of Texas at Arlington. It provides an introduction to social work students to help evaluate research for evidence-based practice and design social work research projects. It can be used with its companion, A Guidebook for Social Work Literature Reviews and Research Questions by Rebecca L. Mauldin and Matthew DeCarlo, or as a stand-alone textbook.

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Social Work
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Texas at Arlington
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Mavs Open Press
Author:
Rebecca L. Mauldin
Date Added:
05/22/2020
Gender Theory Syllabus
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This is a thirteen-week syllabus on different aspects of gender and feminist theory, for upper-undergraduate and postgraduate students. It contains key and suggested readings and suggested preparation tasks and seminar activities.

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Philosophy
Sociology
Women's Studies
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Full Course
Lesson Plan
Syllabus
Author:
Alison Phipps
Date Added:
03/05/2021
Global Connections: Digital Narratives in an Online World
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Students will be able to see how different communities throughout the world engage digitally. By understanding how different countries and cultures use digital media to engage socially, politically, educationally, and financially students will be able to see how communication is affected by access, infrastructure, and culture.

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World Cultures
Educational Technology
Sociology
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Author:
Jesse Allen
Date Added:
05/24/2020
HDFS 201 - Contemporary Families in the US
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This course is an introduction to families with application to personal life. It focuses on diversity in family structure, social class, race, gender, work, and its interaction with other social institutions.

Course Outcomes:
1. Use theoretical frameworks to interpret the role of the family within social process and institutions.
2. Describe the nature, value, and limitations of the basic methods of studying individuals and families.
3. Using historical and contemporary examples, describe how perceived differences, combined with unequal distribution of power across economic, social, and political institutions, result in inequity.
4. Explain how difference is socially constructed.
5. Analyze current social issues, including the impact of historical and environmental influences, on family development.
6. Analyze ways in which the intersections of social categories such as race, ethnicity, social class, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and age, interact with the country’s institutions to contribute to difference, power, and discrimination amongst families.
7. Synthesize multiple viewpoints and sources of evidence to generate reasonable conclusions.

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Sociology
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Full Course
Provider:
Linn-Benton Community College
Author:
Linn Benton Virtual College
Date Added:
07/09/2020
Human Behavior and the Social Environment II
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It is my hope that the information contained in this book will help you, as a future social worker, approach client systems with empathy, understanding, and a compassionate curiosity that allows for comprehensive assessment, individualized approaches to treatment, and continuity of care.

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Social Work
Material Type:
Textbook
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University of Arkansas
Author:
Whitney Payne
Date Added:
05/18/2020
Human Services Code of Ethics and Professional Ethical Issues (Standards 10 and 11): Key Term Overview and Self-Assessment
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This resource provides human services students with a general review and self-assessment of key terms related to diversity. This overview sets the foundation for advanced work on how to critically implement Human Services Code of Ethics Standards 10 and 11 in their work with clients. STANDARD 10 Human service professionals provide services without discrimination or preference in regards to age, ethnicity, culture, race, ability, gender, language preference, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, nationality, or other historically oppressed groups.STANDARD 11 Human service professionals are knowledgeable about their cultures and communities within which they practice. They are aware of multiculturalism in society and its impact on the community as well as individuals within the community. They respect the cultures and beliefs of individuals and groups.

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Psychology
Social Work
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Nicole Kras
Date Added:
05/20/2020
I Bacini Culturali e la progettazione sociale orientata all’Heritage-Making, tra Politiche giovanili, Innovazione sociale, Diversità culturale
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Il volume rappresenta la tappa finale della prima stagione di implementazione del Progetto ABACUS (giugno 2019 - settembre 2020), sostenuta dal finanziamento pubblico garantito dalla Regione Siciliana e dalla Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri. In tal senso, la pubblicazione raccoglie sia una sezione di materiali di discussione critica sul percorso progettuale e sui primi esiti maturati, sia una ricca parte di contributi tematici offerti da referenti istituzionali, studiosi ed esperti, docenti accademici e ricercatori, professionisti e rappresentanti di organismi del Terzo settore Sono state così affrontate ed esaminate differenti tematiche e problematiche socio-culturali e socio-economiche, e prospettive e approcci metodologico-operativi tra loro affini e convergenti, che si sviluppano a cavallo delle politiche sociali, giovanili e culturali, della progettazione sociale e culturale, dell'innovazione sociale e della diversità culturale, in differenti contesti socio-territoriali siciliani e italiani, con una particolare attenzione per quelle iniziative che rappresentano casi paradigmatici in cui le istanze istituzionali, della ricerca, dell'educazione e della formazione si incontrano con le aspettative dei pubblici differenziati e, specialmente, delle giovani generazioni, anche sull'orizzonte della innovazione dell'occupazione giovanile.

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Computer Science
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Arts and Humanities
Art History
Graphic Arts
Languages
Performing Arts
Philosophy
Visual Arts
World Cultures
Communication
Management
Marketing
Public Relations
Career and Technical Education
Culinary Arts
Environmental Studies
Education
Educational Technology
Higher Education
Special Education
History
Law
Ecology
Measurement and Data
Hydrology
Social Science
Anthropology
Archaeology
Cultural Geography
Ethnic Studies
Political Science
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
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Alessandra Caravale
Alessia Bono
Andrea De Tommasi
Andrea Messina
Angela Vitale
Antonija Netolicki
Antonio Grasso
Antonio Sutera
Carlo Volpe
Caterina Mulè
Claudio La Rocca
Daniele Tulone
Davide Silvestri
Eleonora Giovene di Girasole
Elisabetta Di Stefano
Erika Coco
Fabio Pagano
Federica Lamonaca
Filippo Gravagno
Francesca Piazza
Francesca Rita Cerami
Francesco Iacono Quarantino
Gabriela Del Rosario Abate
Gabriella Paolini
Giorgia Leoni
Giovanna Sedita
Giuseppe Bivona
Giusi Carioto
Giusy Pappalardo
Ilaria Vitellio
Lucia Piastra
Luisella Pavan-Woolfe
Maria Chiara Falcone
Maria Laura Scaduto
Massimo Clemente
Matteo Tedo Fici
Mirella Serlorenzi
Riccardo Pozzo
Rossella Mancini
Sabrina Tomassini
Salvatore Aurelio Bruno
Stefania Picciola
Stefan Luca Mangione
Susanna Gristina
Tiziana Bonsignore
Ugo Arioti
Vanessa Mantia
Vania Virgili
Vilislava Metodieva
Yoanna Yordanova
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04/01/2021
Immigrant and Refugee Families: Global Perspectives on Displacement and Resettlement Experiences
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Immigrant and Refugee Families: Global Perspectives on Displacement and Resettlement Experiences uses a family systems lens to discuss challenges and strengths of immigrant and refugee families in the United States. Chapters address immigration policy, human rights issues, economic stress, mental health and traumatic stress, domestic violence, substance abuse, family resilience, and methods of integration.

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Sociology
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Textbook
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University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Author:
Catherine Solheim
Elizabeth Wieling
Jaime Ballard
Date Added:
12/07/2018
Intimate Relationships and Families
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Examines the various forms of intimate partner relationships that exist within a diverse, multicultural society. Social, cultural, and political constructs that apply to the definition, status, and legality of human partnerships are analyze.

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Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Paul Cheney
Ron Hammond
Date Added:
08/06/2020
Introduction to Academic Research
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This is the textbook (reader) for the course Introduction to Academic Research, taught at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen (The Netherlands). This is a compilation of four chapters from 3 different textbooks that are classified as open educational resources (OER) and together provide the accompanying literature for the course.

The chapters cover the following topics:
- Academic research and the research process
- What are spatial sciences?
- Theories in scientific research
- Research ethics

The original sources of the chapters in this textbook are mentioned on every page. These texts are taken almost verbatim from the mentioned sources; small adjustments have been made for the consistency of referencing, providing a little context, or aligning the numbering of sections.

Subject:
Social Science
Cultural Geography
Sociology
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Reading
Textbook
Author:
Sander van Lanen
Date Added:
05/03/2021
Introduction to Design Equity – Open Textbook
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Why do affluent, liberal, and design-rich cities like Minneapolis have some of the biggest racial disparities in the country? How can designers help to create more equitable communities? Introduction to Design Equity, an open access book for students and professionals, maps design processes and products against equity research to highlight the pitfalls and potentials of design as a tool for building social justice.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Graphic Design
Sociology
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Full Course
Textbook
Author:
Kristine Miller
Date Added:
01/16/2019
Introduction to Social Work at Ferris State University
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This book was written by MSW students as their final project for their Capstone class. Students were each assigned a chapter of the book to write to show that they had achieved competency as a Master’s level social worker. Chapters were assigned based on student interest and experience in certain areas of the field.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Ferris State University
Author:
Aikia Fricke
Ainslee McVay
Brian Majszak
Colton Cnossen
Eden Airbets
Jenae Finney
Jennifer Lamoreaux
Kassandra Weinberg
Katlin Hetzel
Keith Bogucki
Lindsey Bronold
Melissa Ryba
Micah Beckman
Sandra Tiffany
Tracey Stevens
Troy Richard
Tyler Felty
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08/28/2017
Introduction to Sociology
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This course is designed to introduce you to a range of basic sociological principles so that you can develop your own sociological imagination. You will learn about the origins of sociology as a discipline and be introduced to major sociological theories and methods of research. You will also explore such topics as sex and gender, deviance, and racism.

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Sociology
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The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
08/28/2013
Introduction to Sociology
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Most of you come into this class asking yourself, “What is sociology?” Good question, I found myself asking that same question in high school during my first sociology class. In short, sociology is the study of society. I define sociology as seeing society from a view point other than your own. In a society where we stress individualism more and more every day, this becomes more difficult to understand or contemplate. Through this class, students will learn to see society through a set of different eyes. Students will see how social theory and research shape the decisions we make, the social change we desire, and the social constructs around us.

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Sociology
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Full Course
Provider:
MassBay Community College
Author:
Bryan Wint
Date Added:
05/13/2019
Introduction to Sociology
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Introduction to Sociology
There is perhaps no course more immediately impactful and relevant to students’ lives than sociology. This course provides a comprehensive overview of key sociological topics and encourages students to think critically about the social world. Students develop the sociological imagination and examine society through each of the main sociological paradigms. The course includes embedded practice questions with targeted feedback to encourage reflection and application, as well as videos, discussions, and assignments.

Key topics include research, culture, socialization, society and groups, deviance and crime, stratification and inequality, race and ethnicity, gender, sex, and sexuality, marriage and family, religion, education, health and medicine, aging and the elderly, government and politics, work and the economy, population and urbanization, and social change. Faculty members may readily adapt the course’s OER content to include new developments and research to equip students with what they need to have success in their sociological journey.

Contributors
This course, based on the OpenStax 2e Sociology text, was developed by Lumen Learning and includes additional noteworthy contributions by the Lumen Learning team and:

What’s New?
The 2019 edition of Introduction to Sociology includes the following significant improvements and enhancements:

Improved course organization
Modules are more consistent in size. This means some modules have been separated out from the previous version of the course. This enables greater instructor flexibility and more manageable learning for students.
Content is organized around specific, granular learning outcomes, which are listed at the top of each page.
Practice questions, try it questions, and quiz questions all align with learning outcomes.
Improved course content
Course content was reviewed for accuracy and currency, then updated with modern examples, news, and research.
“Try It” embedded practice questions for every learning outcome. This means that students learn about concepts and then immediately check their understanding with applied practice.
“Watch It” embedded videos that explain and reiterate key concepts throughout the course.
Most videos come from CrashCourse Sociology, although several others are included from various sources such as Khan Academy and Sociology Live!
Discussions and Assignments for every module
As a Waymaker course, this is customizable and delivered with user-friendly personalized learning tools to strengthen engagement and student success. There are formative self-check assessments ​and​ summative quiz questions that can be imported directly into the LMS.

Pacing
The Introduction to Sociology course contains eighteen modules. Since many instructors choose not to teach every module, sometimes it works well to cover roughly one module per week for a sixteen-week semester. Although the modules are generally similar in size, some of the content is lighter in certain modules or more dense in others, so it may make sense to combine some modules in one week or draw out other modules over several weeks. See the “Pacing” page inside of faculty resources for more information and suggestions.

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Sociology
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Full Course
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Lumen Learning
Author:
Cathy Matresse (Columbia Basin College)
Florencia Silveira
Rebecca Vonderhaar (Tidewater Community College)
Sarah Hoiland (Hostos Community College)
Scott Barr
Shailaja Menon (Houston Community College)
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10/13/2020
Introduction to Sociology
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This course provides the student with an understanding of the theories, methods, and approaches to the study of human social and group interactions. It emphasizes the development of sociological thought and the influences of social institutions and cultural factors on human behavior. Among subjects covered are culture, groups, socialization, methodology, deviance and social inequalities.

Subject:
Sociology
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Full Course
Provider:
Northern Essex Community College
Author:
Janel D'Agata-Lynch
Date Added:
05/14/2019
Introduction to Sociology
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Intro to Sociology / SOCI 101

Examines small group interactions and cultural patterns of American and other societies using the conceptual, theoretical, and methodological principles and applications to explain how values, roles, norms, social interaction, and social inequality as well as other concepts influence individuals, groups, and society.

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Sociology
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Textbook
Author:
Paul Cheney
Ron Hammond
Date Added:
08/06/2020
Introduction to Sociology
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Sociology enables us to make observations and insights into the social world. Our aim in this course is to develop a sociological perspective by addressing a series of broad questions regarding the society we inhabit. We will work together throughout the semester to analyze and develop a deeper understanding of the social world through the lens of sociological inquiry. Along the way, you will become familiar with the substantive topics within the field of sociology. We will also begin to develop critical thinking skills with a focus of application to the real world and current events.

Pedagogy: This class is web-enhanced and therefore has substantial online content. To encourage participation and increase ease of access for the maximum number of students, participants can complete assignments online instead of physically attending class without any negative repercussions.

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Sociology
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Full Course
Provider:
Holyoke Community College
Author:
Elizabeth Golen
Date Added:
05/07/2019
Introduction to Sociology
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This course provides the student with an understanding of the theories, methods, and approaches to the study of human social and group interactions. It emphasizes the development of sociological thought and the influences of social institutions and cultural factors on human behavior. Among subjects covered are: culture, groups, socialization, methodology, deviance and social inequalities.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Northern Essex Community College
Author:
Kristi Arford
Date Added:
05/14/2019
Introduction to Sociology
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Sociology is the study of human social life. Human social life is complex and encompasses many facets of the human experience. Because of the complexity, the discipline of sociology subdivided over time into specialty areas. The first section of this book covers the foundations of sociology, including an introduction to the discipline, the methods of study, and some of the dominant theoretical perspectives. The remaining chapters focus on the different areas of study in sociology.

Introduction to Sociology is a featured book on Wikibooks because it contains substantial content, it is well-formatted, and the Wikibooks community has decided to feature it on the main page or in other places. Note: See "Instructor Resources" to find a list of Course Adoptions and accompanying PPTs.

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Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
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Wikibooks
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Individual Authors
Date Added:
02/13/2012
Introduction to Sociology 2e
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Introduction to Sociology 2e adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical, one-semester introductory sociology course. It offers comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories, which are supported by a wealth of engaging learning materials. The textbook presents detailed section reviews with rich questions, discussions that help students apply their knowledge, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. The second edition retains the book’s conceptual organization, aligning to most courses, and has been significantly updated to reflect the latest research and provide examples most relevant to today’s students. In order to help instructors transition to the revised version, the 2e changes are described within the preface.

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Social Science
Sociology
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Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
02/01/2012
Introduction to Sociology 2e
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Introduction to Sociology is intended for a one-semester introductory sociology course. Conceived of and developed by active sociology instructors, this up-to-date title and can be downloaded now by clicking on the "Get this book" button below. This online, fully editable and customizable title includes sociology theory and research; real-world applications; simplify and debate features; and learning objectives for each chapter

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Eric Strayer
Faye Jones
Gail Scaramuzzo
Jeff Bry
Nathan Keirns
Sally Vyain
Susan Cody-Rydezerski
Tommy Sadler
Date Added:
02/23/2015
Introduction to Women’s Studies
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Provides an overview of the academic field of women’s studies, including the social and cultural consequences of living in a "gendered world." Socialization, communication, politics, crime, sexuality, and religion are examined, as well as the historical and cross-cultural aspects of gender relationships.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Katie Coleman
Date Added:
08/06/2020
Intro to Sociology (SOC 101)
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Sociology is the study of social groups, structures, processes, institutions, and events. This course will focus on understanding and applying the sociological perspective, which stresses the importance of the impact of social forces external to the individual in shaping peopleęs lives and experiences. This idea that we are all profoundly affected by the society in which we live is the guiding light of sociology. Sociologists also study the ways in which people, as they interact, shape their social systems. Topics studied will include socialization, social interaction, culture, groups, social structure, deviance, social inequality, social class, race, gender, institutions (political, economic, educational, family, and religious), collective behavior and social change. Students will be asked to learn the basic concepts, theories, and perspectives of sociology, to see how these operate in terms of social processes, structures, and events, and to apply this knowledge to better understand the social world.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Provider Set:
Open Course Library
Date Added:
05/03/2013
LANGUAGE, THOUGHT, and REALITY (1956 edition)
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A unique perspective on the confluence of the three basic conceptual frameworks in human experience. Contains several studies, with data, of remarkable world views of disparate cultures based on their specific cultures language. The premise is that how people experience the world, then think about it, then create a language around it, alters their perception of the world in very fundamental ways. The radical notion is that thought and language, creates the circumstances of, and contribute to significantly different realities for different peoples.

The internalization and realization of this concept is significant and can possibly radically alter and change how different cultures assess their ability to, at the most basic levels, understand other cultures realities.

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World Cultures
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Social Science
Anthropology
Cultural Geography
Social Work
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Activity/Lab
Case Study
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lecture
Lesson
Primary Source
Reading
Textbook
Author:
Benjamin Lee Whorf
Openlibrary Org
Date Added:
09/06/2018
Local to Global: The Sociological Journey
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This textbook is a massive long term collaboration between sociologists who want to lessen the cost of higher education for students like you. This book is originally written by a sociologist at the University of Maine, and the textbook publisher for his many other books doesn’t want his name associated with free work… frustrating but not surprising. The sociology faculty at Lansing Community College secured an editable version and worked to provide a more current version in 2018. Their data analysis from the 2016 General Social Survey and from the Standard Cross-Cultural Sample is included in the text. Then in 2020 the sociology faculty at Delta College produced the online version of the book, updated the Census Data to the most recent 2018 American Community Survey and updated the 2017-2020 data from the World Values Survey. Additional editing for readability, a global to local focus, and modern context is underway. This text is a work in progress, and your questions and feedback make it more relevant and relatable.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Christina Miller-bellor
Donna Giuliani
Date Added:
03/02/2021
Parenting and Family Diversity Issues
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This book has been created for students and all individuals who work with children and families (e.g., educators, parents, caregivers, direct support workers, etc.) in diverse contexts. It is imperative to understand how and what factors may influence child outcomes across the lifespan. Therefore, key concepts related to parenting, child-rearing, care-giving, and parenting education are outlined in this textbook to provide historical, theoretical, and practical perspectives across vast settings and developmental domains.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Iowa State University
Author:
Diana Lang
Date Added:
10/08/2020
Passion-Driven Statistics 2nd Edition.pdf
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Here is the link to the new Passion-Driven Statistics e-book!

http://bit.ly/Passion-DrivenStatistics

Passion-Driven Statistics is an NSF-funded, multidisciplinary, project-based curriculum that supports students in conducting data-driven research, asking original questions, and communicating methods and results using the language of statistics. The curriculum supports students to work with existing data covering psychology, health, earth science, government, business, education, biology, ecology and more. From existing data, students are able to pose questions of personal interest and then use statistical software (e.g. SAS, R, Python, Stata, SPSS) to answer them. The e-book is presented in pdf format for ease of use across platforms. It can also be customized by downloading and editing the .iba file (available through the link below) using the free “iBook Author” software.

http://bit.ly/EditPDSe-book

For more information, contact Lisa Dierker, ldierker@wesleyan.edu or check out the Passion-Driven Statistics website at https://passiondrivenstatistics.com/

Subject:
Computer Science
Mathematics
Statistics and Probability
Psychology
Social Work
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Textbook
Author:
Kristin Flaming
Lisa Dierker
Date Added:
06/03/2019