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Course SummaryIf you're looking for professional development credits you can earn quickly, take a look at our Sociology for Teachers course. Review the flexible lessons around your busy schedule and prepare to earn credits you can apply to your teaching license renewal requirements.
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Earn professional development credits to renew your social science teaching license with Sociology for Teachers. Brush up on sociology topics so you can better teach social psychology, human geography, and other social sciences. Learn on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can complete this course in under two weeks - perfect for teachers who need to earn social science credits in a hurry!
- Watch engaging video lessons about social groups and institutions.
- Check your knowledge of things like sociology research methods and diversity in society with practice quizzes and exams.
- Ask clarification questions from our expert social science instructors.
- Earn 3 college credits by taking the UExcel Sociology exam.
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- Expert Instructors: Expert social science instructors break difficult concepts down so they are easy to remember.
- Practice Makes Perfect: Quizzes and practice exams let you review sociology terminology and key concepts and track what you've mastered.
- Quick and Flexible: Learn on your own schedule and on any device. You could earn social science credits in less than two weeks.
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Course Plan for Earning Credit in Less Than Two Weeks
Follow this course plan if you want to complete Sociology for Teachers and be ready to earn transferable credit in less than two weeks. For each chapter assignment, take all of the lesson quizzes and the practice chapter exam at the end of each chapter. If you miss any questions, review the video lesson to master the concept.
|Day||Assignment||What You'll Learn|
|Day 1||Chapter 1||Introduction to Sociology (sociology applications, Comte's theories, the four theoretical perspectives of sociology)|
|Day 2||Chapter 2||Key Sociology Theorists (theories of Charles Horton Cooley, Herbert Spencer, Gerhard Lenski, Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, W.E.B. Du Bois, and more)|
|Day 3||Chapter 3||Sociology Research Methods (types of research design, ethnography, quantitative and qualitative research, validity and reliability)|
|Day 4||Chapter 4||Foundations of Society (elements of culture, cultural subsets, cultural analysis, agents of socialization, social roles)|
|Day 5||Chapter 5||Theories of Individual Social Development (Piaget's stages of cognitive development, Kohlberg's stages of moral development, Erikson's stages of identity formation)|
|Day 6||Chapter 6||Social Groups and Organizations (types of social groups, leadership styles, social conformity, groupthink)|
|Day 7||Chapter 7||Diversity in Society (social-conflict theory, labeling theory, social status)|
|Day 8||Chapter 8||Sex and Gender in Society (gender views, sexism and patriarchy, sexual controversies, sexual harassment, feminism types)|
|Day 9||Chapter 9||Race and Ethnicity in Society (race and ethnicity, prejudice, stereotypes, discrimination)|
|Day 10||Chapter 10||Aging in Society (challenges of aging, death and dying, theories of aging)|
|Day 11||Chapter 11||Economics and Politics (the evolution of the economy, the modern economy, social power theory, forms of government)|
|Day 12||Chapter 12||Social Institutions (family and kinship, family life stages, religious views, schooling, types of health care)|
|Day 13||Chapter 13||Social Change Over Time (population growth, demographic changes, crowd behavior, social movements)|
|Day 14||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for sociology|
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