I teach both in-person and online courses. Below you will find links to samples of my recorded content and syllabuses for the courses I most frequently teach.
Introduction to Sociology
In this course, students learn the basics of sociology. This includes basic social scientific definitions, a review of the Scientific Method, and an overview of research methods commonly used by sociologists. Later in the course, we examine topics such as race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and the unequal distribution of wealth in American society.
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Soc 205: Crime, Public Policy and the Criminal Justice System
In this course, my students study crime, the criminal justice system, and crime-related public policy; special attention is paid to the human impacts of the Prison Industrial Complex. Discussion of key criminological concepts, measurement of crime and delinquency, its distribution in society, victimization, public opinion, the criminal justice system, crime control strategies and policies
Sociology 213: Deviance
In this course, we survey major forms of norm-violating behavior in American society, such as drug and alcohol abuse, mental illness, criminal behavior and sexual deviance. Discussion of sociological explanations of the causes of, and attempts to address, these behaviors.