You can collect anthologies from the library, set up stations with access to various poetry websites you like, or have students bring in books of poetry from home. I remind students to write down the names of any poems or poets that strike them, but beyond that, it’s a free reading day.If students have a favorite poem from childhood (perhaps something from ), this can be a wonderful place to start. Let them spread out, swap books, and just enjoy exploring.Title of the Course – Social Theory Instructor – Sergio Chávez Department – Sociology Course Number - SOCI 380Intended Student Audience- Undergraduates; Sociology majors and minors Course Description: In this class we will treat social theory as a lens for understanding the modern social world and constructing explanations for changes in society. First, we will consider the role of theory in sociological research.
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My physical science students are currently working on determining the correct number of significant figures to use in different situations.
Last year, I decided to add a new element to my poetry unit, Poetry Speed-dating.
This simple activity allows students to explore some poetry in a low-stakes way. Find a variety of poetry books and anthologies for students to browse.
SOCI 380 is a requirement for sociology majors and minors.
It is among the most challenging courses to teach because many sociology students postpone taking social theory until their last year of study, focusing instead on empirically based sociology courses.
When the "speed dating" begins the classrooms erupts in discussion, excitement, and some nervous laughter.
Chávez found that students are rarely hesitant to dive quickly into conversation about the concepts and theories. Chávez has conducted field research in Tijuana and Guanajuato, Mexico and North Carolina on internal and international migration, labor markets, social networks, and the border.
For an exit ticket, I ask students to write 3-4 sentences about any poem they enjoyed and why.
They don’t have to write about theme or devices – simply describe what they liked about the poem.
Chávez begins the activity by discussing how 'speed-dating' is an example of the rationalization of intimate relationships between people.