Contact Person: Richard T. Kamei
GCC Resources for Teaching Sociology
Other Online Resources for Teaching Sociology
- American Sociological Association Resources of Sociology Teachers - provides material which includes learning goals; exercises and resources by unit; instructor's manual for each unit; lesson plans; assessment resources; and additional materials.
- Society Pages, Sociology Toolbox - blog that provides material to assist in teaching sociology.
Professional Organizations for Teaching Sociologists
- American Sociological Association (ASA) - The main organization of U.S. sociologists. Also the publisher of several journals, including the American Sociological Review, Contemporary Sociology, Sociology of Education, and many others.
- Pacific Sociological Association (PSA) - The emphasis of the organization is to bring sociologists together to promote research and teaching. Also the publisher of the journal Sociological Perspectives.
- California Sociological Association - As stated on the association’s mission statement: “The mission of the California Sociological Association is to promote the scientific study of society among interested persons within the state of California; to stimulate discussion and encourage cooperative relations among persons engaged in the scientific study of society; and to further the aims of instruction, practice and research in the field of sociology.”
- SocioSite - As stated on SocioSite’s website: “SocioSite is designed to get access to information and resources which are relevant for sociologists and other social scientists. It has been designed from a global point of view—it gives access to the world wide scene of social sciences. The intention is to provide a comprehensive listing of all sociology resources on the internet. The enormity and constantly changing nature of the internet makes it impossible to develop a definitive and comprehensive listing. That’s why the SocioSite will always be <<under construction>>.”
- From the American Sociological Association – includes learning resources for sociology students.
- From the American Sociological Association – includes information on the sociology major.
- From the American Sociological Association – includes information on careers in sociology.
Sources of Information for Use in Teaching Sociology
- Data Sources for Sociological Research – provides access to data from various agencies and organizations
- Economic Policy Institute - progressive think tank
- Cato Institute - libertarian think tank
- CIA World Factbook – provides important information on countries.
- G. William Domhoff’s Who Rules America Website – provides information on the distribution of power in the United States.