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    General Resources in Sociology

    The SocioLog, Julian Dierkes’ Comprehensive Guide to Sociology On-Line. 
    Links to thematic sites, sociological practice, teaching sociology, great sociologists, and sociological entertainment. 

    Intute: Social Sciences--Sociology. 
    A comprehensive international website with annotated Internet resources and a searchable database on topics in Sociology and other social sciences. 


    Teaching Sociology

    Teaching Sociology. 
    Home page of the journal on teaching sociology published quarterly by the American Sociological Association. 

    Teaching and Pedagogy Resources (Department of Sociology, University of Colorado at Boulder). 
    Syllabi and links to online resources. 

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    Online Syllabi and Course Materials

    Online Syllabi and Course Materials
    MERLOT is worth browsing for many online learning materials that may be useful in teaching sociolog.y

    Resources specific to sociology

    An example of what MERLOT has to offer is this PBS program, “Juvenile Justice: Should Teens Who Commit Serious Crimes Be Tried and Sentenced as Children or Adults?”

    Contemporary Online Teaching Cases (Deakin Studies Online, Deakin University , Australia). 
    Under Sociology, this site provides case studies of three courses in sociology using online materials for all or part of the course. Each case can be reviewed as audio or text transcript. 

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    Simulations and Gaming in Sociology

    Simulation and Gaming and the Teaching of Sociology, 6 th edition, American Sociological Association, 1997. 
    This site provides an annotated bibliography compiled by Richard L. Dukes, Colorado University, of mainly non-Internet-based materials related to using simulations and gaming in sociology. Includes books, articles, periodicals, directories, Internet sites, and centers. Click on “Findings” for a detailed list of suggestions for running simulations/games in the classroom. 

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    Topical Instructional Resources

    Sociologists for Women in Society
    An organization dedicated to improving the position of women in sociology and in society. Provides a broad range of research and teaching resources including film lists, fact sheets, reading lists, teaching materials, and research on the effects of gender on teaching evaluations. 

    Internet Resources for Teaching Sociology of Aging (Monika Deppen Wood, Rutgers University-Camden). 
    Well-organized links to data sites, journals, issue analyses, videos, newsletters, and other online materials useful for teaching and research on aging. 

    Understanding Prejudice. 
    This site contains over 2,000 links to prejudice-related resources, plus searchable databases, exercises and demonstrations, and college-level teaching materials. 

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    Discussion Lists in Sociology

    See also General Social Science Resources for additional discipline-specific materials.

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