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Always Developing
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Welcome to this adult development course. This is the study of how and why people change or remain the same over time. Although this course is often offered in psychology, this is a very interdisciplinary course. Psychologists, nutritionists, sociologists, anthropologists, educators, and health care professionals all contribute to our knowledge of the life span. We will look at how we change physically over time from emerging and early adulthood through aging and death. We will examine cognitive change, or how our ability to think and remember changes over time. We will consider how our concerns and psychological state are influenced by age and finally, how our social relationships change throughout life.

Subject:
Psychology
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
eCampusOntario
Author:
Anne Baird
Date Added:
05/05/2021
American Soap Operas, Spring 2008
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The television landscape has changed drastically in the past few years; nowhere is this more prevalent than in the American daytime serial drama, one of the oldest forms of television content. This class examines the history of these "soap operas" and their audiences by focusing on the production, consumption, and media texts of soaps. The class will include discussions of what makes soap operas a unique form, the history of the genre, current experimentation with transmedia storytelling, the online fan community, and comparisons between daytime dramas and primetime serials from 24 to Friday Night Lights, through a study of Procter & Gamble's As the World Turns.

Subject:
Sociology
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Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Ford, Samuel
Date Added:
01/01/2008
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.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Vera Kennedy
Date Added:
12/23/2021
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.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Vera Kennedy
Date Added:
08/13/2020
Beyond the System: Conceptualizing Social Structures, Power, and Change
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Through employing the sociological imagination, Lauren Rodriguez, Bryan Thomas, Kristin Walters, and Jennifer Vidal examined pieces of literature that can help us understand the dynamics of power structures affecting the interplay of individuals and society.

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Sociology
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Textbook
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The Claremont Colleges
Author:
Bryan Thomas
Jennifer Vidal
Kristin Walters
Lauren Rodriguez
Date Added:
05/19/2021
Citoyennes
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Ce livre propose les portraits de 31 femmes de différents pays et de différentes époques qui ont un point commun : elles se sont engagées à un moment de leur vie pour transformer la société dans laquelle elles vivaient, dans l’espoir de la rendre plus vivable, plus juste, plus équitable, plus libre.

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Cultural Geography
Gender Studies
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Science et Bien Commun
Author:
Collectif d'écriture sous la direction de Florence Piron
Date Added:
10/23/2020
Citoyennes de la Terre
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Comment s’engager dans des actions en faveur de la vie et du bien commun en cette période marquée par des problèmes d’envergure planétaire tels que le réchauffement climatique, la pollution accrue, l’acidification des océans ou les menaces sur la biodiversité? Des gouvernements tentent tant bien que mal de s’entendre pour agir.

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Cultural Geography
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Science et Bien Commun
Author:
Collectif d'écriture sous la direction de Florence Piron
Date Added:
03/09/2020
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.

Subject:
Management
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Syllabus
Provider:
UMass Boston
Provider Set:
UMass Boston OpenCourseWare
Author:
Ed.D
Gonzalo Bacigalupe
Date Added:
08/13/2020
The Coming Years, Spring 2008
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" Explore the future through modeling, reading, and discussion in an open-ended seminar! Our fields of interest will include changes in science and technology, culture and lifestyles, and dominant paradigms and societies."

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Rising, James
Date Added:
01/01/2008
Deaf 101
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"Deaf 101 is a short course that provides basic knowledge and tools necessary to communicate effectively with deaf individuals, especially in professional settings."
"The course contains two modules. The first module describes the spectrum of deaf identity and answers common questions about deaf people. The second module provides participants with basic tools to communicate effectively with deaf people."

Materials are accessible in spoken English captions and American Sign Language

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Secondary Education
Special Education
Sociology
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
The National Deaf Center
Date Added:
12/31/2021
Defense Politics, Spring 2006
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This course focuses on the institutional relationships that affect the raising, maintenance and use of military forces in the United States. It is about civil/military, government/industry, military/science and military service/military service relations. It examines how politicians, defense contractors, and military officers determine the military might of the United States and analyzes the military strategies of the nation and the bureaucratic strategies of the armed services, contractors, and defense scientists. It offers a combination of military sociology, organizational politics, and the political economy of defense.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Sapolsky, Harvey
Date Added:
01/01/2006
Décoloniser les sciences sociales - Descolonizar las ciencias sociales
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Avec Paulo Freire, Orlando Fals Borda (1925-2008), est l’un des pères fondateurs des approches décoloniales latino-américaines en sciences sociales. Pourtant, alors que le premier est une figure familière du paysage des sciences sociales francophones, le second est quasiment inconnu. Cette anthologie francophone, la première à ce jour, propose cinq textes, publiés entre 1968 et 2003, en plus d’une conférence inédite prononcée en 1966. Elle vise à présenter la proposition épistémologique de Fals Borda d’une science latino-américaine émancipée des cadres théoriques européens et nord-américains, et orientée vers la production partagée des connaissances entre universitaires et mouvements sociaux pour favoriser la transformation de la société vers une plus grande justice sociale. Chaque texte est présenté dans sa version espagnole originale et dans sa traduction française, avec une brève mise en contexte permettant de situer celui-ci dans l’œuvre de l’auteur.

Subject:
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Science et Bien Commun
Author:
Sous la direction - Bajo la dirección de Liliana Diaz et/y Baptiste Godrie
Date Added:
03/25/2021
Dɔnko
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Comment lire et comprendre les pratiques culturelles africaines? Comment mobiliser les savoirs sur l’Afrique, ses arts et ses cultures sans verser dans la réification ou le folklorisme? Profondément novateur, cet ouvrage collectif mobilise les outils théoriques des cultural studies pour proposer un généreux panorama de l’étude de la culture en Afrique. Il rassemble des textes d’auteurs et d’autrices d’Afrique de l'Ouest, théoriques ou descriptifs, qui mettent en lumière la réévaluation passionnante des modes d’appréhension des pratiques et objets en contexte africain que proposent les études culturelles africaines. L’épilogue qui clôt le livre n’est donc point fermeture, mais plutôt ouverture sur les enjeux relatifs à ce nouveau champ d’études, plein de promesses pour rendre compte de l’extraordinaire créativité des cultures africaines.

Subject:
Anthropology
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Science et Bien Commun
Author:
Salaka Sanou
Sous la direction d'Isaac Bazié
Date Added:
03/09/2020
ECHO: Ethnographic, Cultural and Historical Overview of Yukon's First Peoples
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Today, First Nations peoples living in Yukon, Canada are reviving and practicing their cultural traditions in exciting ways. At the same time, there has been an influx of newcomers to the territory who want to learn more about Yukon's Indigenous peoples and their cultures. With hundreds of references for those wanting to delve deeper into particular topics, ECHO is a handbook that provides the most current research pertaining to Yukon First Nations peoples. Topics include archaeology, ethnology, and lifeways, relationships with newcomers (in the past and currently), the arts, and modern-day land claims. The volume also includes interviews with research collaborators who discuss the importance of community-based research. Castillo, Schreyer, and Southwick's solidly researched handbook serves as an important tool, both for teachers and students, seeking accurate information pertaining to the Indigenous cultures of Yukon.

Subject:
World History
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
British Columbia/Yukon Open Authoring Platform
Author:
Christine Schreyer
Tosh Southwick
Victoria Elena Castillo
Date Added:
09/10/2020
Epidemiological Thinking For Non-Specialists, Fall 2007
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Introduction to methods and problems in research and applications where quantitative data is analyzed to reconstruct possible pathways of development of behaviors and diseases. Special attention given to social inequalities, changes over the life course, heterogeneous pathways, and controversies with implications for policy and practice. Case studies and course projects are shaped to accommodate students with interests in fields related to health, gerontology, education, psychology, sociology, and public policy. Students are assumed to have a statistical background, but the course emphasizes the ability to frame the questions in order to collaborate well with statistical specialists; the goal is methodological "literacy" not technical expertise.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Assessment
Case Study
Full Course
Syllabus
Provider:
UMass Boston
Provider Set:
UMass Boston OpenCourseWare
Author:
Ph.D.
Professor Peter Taylor
Date Added:
08/13/2020
Evaluating Sexualized Violence Training and Resources
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The purpose of this toolkit is to assist B.C. post-secondary institutions with evaluating and selecting resources to support their ongoing planning and delivery of training on sexualized violence.

Subject:
Education
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Author:
Resources Working Group
SVM Training
Date Added:
06/04/2021
Foundations in Sociology I
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One part of a two-part introduction to the discipline of sociology, the study of society. It examines how we come to understand and experience ourselves and the world around us and how we create culture. Students will be introduced to the study of culture, socialization, social interaction, identity formation and self-fashioning, the social construction of class, gender and race, age, deviance, and other social phenomena.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Saskatchewan
Author:
Susan Robertson
Date Added:
08/25/2020
George Floyd Memorial Racial Bias Teach-In
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A learning module for import to LMS on the social psychology of stereotypes, racial bias, and biased policing. Also available as a standalone module on the Blackboard Coursesites platform.

From the assignment's preamble:

Largely because of the horrific videorecorded murder of George Floyd while under the restraint of four Minneapolis police officers, citizens around the world are feeling a renewed urgency to take action to recognize and act against racism. This Teach-In is designed to give you an opportunity to learn a bit more about the psychology of stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination, the racial inequities and inequalities that exist in society and in policing, your own biases, and about the societies and organizations working to remedy these inequalities and inequities.

Here is briefly what the Teach-In involves:

Reading: You will read part of a social psychology textbook on social categorization and stereotyping, and two relatively short and approachable academic journal articles.
Watching: You will watch several brief TED-type lecture talks about the topic, and a debate on the topic "Policing is Racially Biased," presenting informed arguments both in favor of that idea and against it.
Doing: You will experience how psychologists measure one aspect of bias -- implicit bias.
Writing: You will write two short reflection-style papers, and write journal entries about your feelings and experience.

Subject:
Psychology
Sociology
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Module
Primary Source
Textbook
Author:
Dana C. Leighton
John Grahe
kristin Flora
Raechel N. Soicher
Date Added:
09/09/2020
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.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Linn-Benton Community College
Author:
Linn Benton Virtual College
Date Added:
06/03/2021