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Sociology 101

Hunter College | SOCIOLOGY 101

Created by Professor Jessie Daniels, the Sociology 101 OER course site "is a place for OER materials for Sociology 101 ("Introduction to Sociology") course for the college classroom. Jessie Daniels (Professor, Sociology, Hunter College) created the site for anyone teaching a beginning sociology course.

You can download, reuse, remix any of the materials here for teaching your own SOC101 class. In the short term, our goal is for ALL Sociology 101 courses taught at Hunter College in the spring 2018 will be 'zero cost' to students for books or other materials. You should make use of these materials toward that end.

Over the longer term, if you have your own OER (or zero cost) materials you would like to share with other sociology instructors at Hunter College and beyond, please add them to this site! This site is a wiki, which simply means that anyone can edit it, but you will need to create a login for the site. "


Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to

From the Summary:
"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. The textbook presents 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 has been updated significantly to reflect the latest research and current, relevant examples. Changes made in Introduction to Sociology 2e are described in the preface to help instructors transition to the second edition."
Social Science Research: Principles, Methods, and Practices

Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World

From the Summary:
"It is no accident that many sociology instructors and students are first drawn to sociology because they want to learn a body of knowledge that could help them make a difference in the world at large. Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World is designed for this audience. It presents a sociological understanding of society but also a sociological perspective on how to change society, while maintaining the structure and contents of the best mainstream texts.

Several pedagogical features of the book convey the sociological perspective and change theme:

Almost every chapter begins with a Social Issues in the News story.
Three types of boxes in almost every chapter reflect the U.S. founders' emphasis on sociology and social justice.
In addition, many chapters contain tables called Theory Snapshots.
Finally, almost every chapter ends with a Using Sociology vignette that presents a hypothetical scenario concerning an issue or topic from the chapter and asks students to use the chapter's material in a decision-making role involving social change."

Peer Reviews


Community Tool Box

Community Tool Box

From Hunter Professor Susan Cardenas:

"I've made this resource available to students for a few years now, I actively used it in my hybrid course last semester [Spring 2018] as a secondary resource along with a traditional textbook. Students seem to really like it. It's been around since 1994 ‑ always improving and changing with the times. It's everything in a nutshell ‑chapter narratives, key terms/concepts, worksheets, PPTs, links to other resources and toolkits, etc."

Professor Cardenas was awarded a 2018 FITT Grant to develop an OER course utilizing this resource.

Foundations of Modern Social Theory | Open Yale Courses

Foundations of Modern Social Theory | Open Yale Courses

Foundations of Modern Social Theory provides an overview of major works of social thought from the beginning of the modern era through the 1920s. Attention is paid to social and intellectual contexts, conceptual frameworks and methods, and contributions to contemporary social analysis. Writers include Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Montesquieu, Adam Smith, Marx, Weber, and Durkheim.

Research Methods in the Social and Behavioral Sciences | Open Lab at City Tech

Research Methods in the Social and Behavioral Sciences | Open Lab at City Tech

Research Methods in the Social and Behavioral Sciences | Open Lab at City Tech is the Open Lab site for the social research course about our city. We will learn and experience with new research “eyes”, the third-eye lens, and cinematic montage. We will count something and see something. And then we will put it all together in a final research paper.

Media: Podcasts, Videos, Interactives