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Understanding Unemployment Statistics (Activity), Tom Martin Oct 2020

Understanding Unemployment Statistics (Activity), Tom Martin

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When you see unemployment statics in the news – such as, “unemployment rises to 11%” – are you certain that you are interpreting them correctly? This short activity will help you to understand unemployment statics in all of their nuance and complexity.


The Law Of Black Mirror - Syllabus, Yafit Lev-Aretz, Nizan Packin Aug 2020

The Law Of Black Mirror - Syllabus, Yafit Lev-Aretz, Nizan Packin

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Using episodes from the show Black Mirror as a study tool - a show that features tales that explore techno-paranoia - the course analyzes legal and policy considerations of futuristic or hypothetical case studies. The case studies tap into the collective unease about the modern world and bring up a variety of fascinating key philosophical, legal, and economic-based questions.


Crim 204: Crime And Justice In The Urban Community In The New Millenium, Adrian Bordoni Jun 2020

Crim 204: Crime And Justice In The Urban Community In The New Millenium, Adrian Bordoni

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Lesson Plans for CRIM 204 Crime and Justice in the Urban Community, including all OER materials discussing Critical thinking; NYPD Patrol Guide and UCR statistics; Gangs as Deviant Groups and Sub-Cultures; Transnational Gangs; Drug Policies in the U.S.; Different types of Policing, Human Trafficking and Sexual Assault


A Student Primer On Intersectionality: Not Just A Buzzword, Elodie Silberstein, Marisa Tramontano, Meghana V. Nayak Jun 2020

A Student Primer On Intersectionality: Not Just A Buzzword, Elodie Silberstein, Marisa Tramontano, Meghana V. Nayak

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This book:

● lays out the objectives of WS 166, Gender, Race, and Class, taught in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department, Pace University, New York City campus;

● provides a structure for any course addressing intersectionality, feminism, and oppression;

● describes the framework of intersectionality, which examines societal issues by analyzing the interlocking systems of oppression that shape people’s lives;

● argues for a transnational application of intersectionality that also centers U.S. Black feminists’ contributions to understanding oppression;

● includes journal articles, TED Talks, and class exercises that are generally accessible for most students or interested readers without previous exposure to ...


Soc 101 Introduction To Sociology, Kristine Rosales May 2020

Soc 101 Introduction To Sociology, Kristine Rosales

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No abstract provided.


Visual Sociology, Erin Siodmak Jul 2019

Visual Sociology, Erin Siodmak

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No abstract provided.


Cs + Sociology: Using Big Data To Identify And Understand Educational Inequality In America (1), Joseph Cleary, Elin Waring Jun 2019

Cs + Sociology: Using Big Data To Identify And Understand Educational Inequality In America (1), Joseph Cleary, Elin Waring

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This is the first of two lessons/labs for teaching and learning of computer science and sociology. Either and be used on their own or they can be used in sequence, in which case this should be used first.

Students will develop CS skills and behaviors including but not limited to: learning what an API is, learning how to access and utilize data on an API, and developing their R coding skills and knowledge. Students will also learn basic, but important, sociological principles such as how poverty is related to educational opportunities in America. Although prior knowledge of CS and ...


Cs + Sociology: Using Big Data To Identify And Understand Educational Inequality In America ( 2), Joseph Cleary, Elin Waring Jun 2019

Cs + Sociology: Using Big Data To Identify And Understand Educational Inequality In America ( 2), Joseph Cleary, Elin Waring

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This lesson is connected to but can be used independently of "Using Big Data to Identify and Understand Educational Inequality in America (1)"

Students will develop CS skills and behaviors including but not limited to: learning what an API is, learning how to access and utilize data on an API, and developing their R coding skills and knowledge. Students will also learn basic, but important, sociological principles such as how poverty is related to educational opportunities in America (and how this relationship varies between and among states). Although prior knowledge of CS and sociology is helpful, neither is necessary for ...


Cs+Sociology: Global Inequality Lab 1, Elin Waring, Janet Michello May 2019

Cs+Sociology: Global Inequality Lab 1, Elin Waring, Janet Michello

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These materials include background for the instructor and a lab that engages student in an analysis of global inequality while learning and using the R language (a programming language for statistics). Students obtain data on the US and two other countries (one more developed and one less developed).


Cs+Sociology: Global Inequality Lab 2, Elin Waring, Janet Michello May 2019

Cs+Sociology: Global Inequality Lab 2, Elin Waring, Janet Michello

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These materials include background for the instructor and a lab that engages student in an analysis of global inequality while learning and using the R language (a programming language for statistics). Students ultimately write a function to access country level data from the CIA World Factbook.


Civil Rights In America: Since 1954, Peter Kolozi May 2019

Civil Rights In America: Since 1954, Peter Kolozi

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No abstract provided.


Spa 2201hs Spanish For Heritage Speakers (Syllabus_Fall 2019), David Sánchez-Jiménez Apr 2019

Spa 2201hs Spanish For Heritage Speakers (Syllabus_Fall 2019), David Sánchez-Jiménez

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SPA 2201HS Spanish for Heritage Speakers is an intermediate course intended for students who were immersed in or exposed to the language while growing up, but who have received little or no formal instruction in Spanish. Strengthens students’ competence in the oral and written standard varieties of Spanish by building on their previous knowledge to expand their vocabulary, strengthen their command of grammar, and achieve more confidence and fluency in speaking and writing while learning about the diversity of the Hispanic cultures. The skills acquired in this course will help reinforce students’ bilingual abilities and cultural competence.


Undocumented: Living In The Shadows, Jennifer C. Sloan Jan 2019

Undocumented: Living In The Shadows, Jennifer C. Sloan

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This course explores the lives of undocumented students in the United States. The first portion of the course will explore the socioeconomic and political institutions that created the "illegal immigrant" problem and how the US government, civil society, immigrant advocates, artists, and humanitarians have approached the issue. The second portion of the course will discuss how undocumented students navigate the education system, public spaces, and work life in the U.S. Finally, we discuss previous "solutions" to the undocumented immigration "problem", what were the outcomes of those decisions, and what we can learn from these previous attempts.


Sociology 38103 / International Studies 31113: Race And Ethnicity In International Perspective, Jennifer C. Sloan Oct 2018

Sociology 38103 / International Studies 31113: Race And Ethnicity In International Perspective, Jennifer C. Sloan

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Race and ethnicity are key dimensions of stratification in society. This course examines the conceptual construction of race and ethnicity in different societies around the world during different eras. It pays special attention to the causes and consequences of racial and ethnic conflict and cooperation from the perspective of state institutions as well as cultural groups.


Sociology 29000: Immigration, Jennifer C. Sloan Oct 2018

Sociology 29000: Immigration, Jennifer C. Sloan

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This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the study of immigration from a sociological perspective. The course begins with an overview of the factors leading to migration and examines how social, economic, political, and legal issues affect individual decisions to migrate. Immigration is first examined first through a historical lens by looking at the history of migration to the United States as well as migration to European and Latin American countries. Next, we turn to the policies that govern migration and borders to study how those policies have affected migrant flows and the ethno-racial makeup ...


Introduction To Sociology Zero-Cost Syllabus, Mateo Sancho Cardiel Sep 2018

Introduction To Sociology Zero-Cost Syllabus, Mateo Sancho Cardiel

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This syllabus will help you to create your OER Introduction to Sociology course. The course is designed in order to create connections with the news, with classic and contemporary cinema and with hot topics in our everchanging society, making it a useful tool to engage students beyond the conventional approach to the content.


Women’S/Gender Roles In Contemporary Society, Jasmina Sinanovic Aug 2018

Women’S/Gender Roles In Contemporary Society, Jasmina Sinanovic

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No abstract provided.


Neighborhood Research Essay, Dominique Zino Jun 2018

Neighborhood Research Essay, Dominique Zino

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The following “Neighborhood Research Paper” assignment has been used in LIF 101 for Social Science and Humanities students, but could be adapted to give students the chance to practice disciplinary thinking in a variety of fields. The main objectives of the assignment are

  1. to give students the chance to engage with guided secondary and primary source research by using key resources on campus, especially the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives and the Library;
  2. to help students practice fundamental writing and critical thinking skills (summarizing, paraphrasing, quoting, synthesis, analysis);
  3. to give students a chance to conduct preliminary ethnographic research (i.e. field ...


Soc 302 Foundations Of Modern Sociological Theories, Jonathan Gobeil Apr 2018

Soc 302 Foundations Of Modern Sociological Theories, Jonathan Gobeil

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This course is designed to serve as an in-depth introduction to foundational sociological theories. The social theories/theorists emphasized in this course do not merely constitute some of the major statements of the field, but also share a common attempt to understand and explain periods of change and transformation in human history. We will seek to uncover certain conceptualizations and assumptions about human nature, society, the relation of the individual and society, the nature of stability and order, and the nature of power and conflict. However, this body of knowledge did not arise in a void, and so some emphasis ...


Housing And Community Development, Yana Kucheva Jan 2018

Housing And Community Development, Yana Kucheva

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No abstract provided.


Poverty And Inequality, Yana Kucheva Jan 2018

Poverty And Inequality, Yana Kucheva

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No abstract provided.


Introduction To Gis Using Open Source Software, 8th Ed, Frank Donnelly Jul 2017

Introduction To Gis Using Open Source Software, 8th Ed, Frank Donnelly

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This tutorial was created to accompany the GIS Practicum, a day-long workshop offered by the Newman Library at Baruch College CUNY that introduces participants to geographic information systems (GIS) using the open source software QGIS. The practicum introduces GIS as a concept for envisioning information and as a tool for conducting geographic analyses and creating maps. Participants learn how to navigate a GIS interface, how to prepare layers and conduct a basic geographic analysis, and how to create thematic maps. This tutorial was written using QGIS version 2.18 "Las Palmas", a cross-platform (Windows, Mac, Linux) desktop GIS software package.


Introduction To Gis Using Open Source Software, 7th Ed, Frank Donnelly Jul 2016

Introduction To Gis Using Open Source Software, 7th Ed, Frank Donnelly

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This tutorial was created to accompany the GIS Practicum, a day-long workshop offered by the Newman Library at Baruch College CUNY that introduces participants to geographic information systems (GIS) using the open source software QGIS. The practicum introduces GIS as a concept for envisioning information and as a tool for conducting geographic analyses and creating maps. Participants learn how to navigate a GIS interface, how to prepare layers and conduct a basic geographic analysis, and how to create thematic maps. This tutorial was written using QGIS version 2.14 "Essen", a cross-platform (Windows, Mac, Linux) desktop GIS software package.


Introduction To Sociology, Deborah Van Cura Jan 2015

Introduction To Sociology, Deborah Van Cura

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Using the topic of suicide, students explore the difference between sociological and non-sociological explanations of human behavior. After forming a research question, they gather and analyze evidence to test their question.


Introduction To Gis Using Open Source Software, 4th Ed, Frank Donnelly Aug 2013

Introduction To Gis Using Open Source Software, 4th Ed, Frank Donnelly

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This tutorial was created to accompany the GIS Practicum, a day-long workshop offered by the Newman Library at Baruch College CUNY that introduces participants to geographic information systems (GIS) using the open source software QGIS. The practicum introduces GIS as a concept for envisioning information and as a tool for conducting geographic analyses and creating maps. Participants learn how to navigate a GIS interface, how to prepare layers and conduct a basic geographic analysis, and how to create thematic maps. This tutorial was written using QGIS version 1.8 "Lisboa", a cross-platform (Windows, Mac, Linux) desktop GIS software package.


A Short Guide To Survey Research, Eleta Exline Jan 2013

A Short Guide To Survey Research, Eleta Exline

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Study Guide For United In Anger: A History Of Act Up, Matt Brim Jan 2012

Study Guide For United In Anger: A History Of Act Up, Matt Brim

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The United in Anger Study Guide facilitates classroom and activist engagement with Jim Hubbard’s 2012 documentary, United in Anger: A History of ACT UP. The Study Guide contains discussion sections, projects and exercises, and resources for further research about the activism of the New York chapter of ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power). The Study Guide is a free, interactive, multimedia resource for understanding the legacy of ACT UP, the film’s role in preserving that legacy, and its meaning for viewers' lives.


Introduction To Gis Using Open Source Software, 1st Ed, Frank Donnelly Jan 2011

Introduction To Gis Using Open Source Software, 1st Ed, Frank Donnelly

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This tutorial was created to accompany the GIS Practicum, a day-long workshop offered by the Newman Library at Baruch College CUNY that introduces participants to geographic information systems (GIS) using the open source software QGIS. The practicum introduces GIS as a concept for envisioning information and as a tool for conducting geographic analyses and creating maps. Participants learn how to navigate a GIS interface, how to prepare layers and conduct a basic geographic analysis, and how to create thematic maps. This tutorial was written using QGIS version 1.5 "Tethys", a cross-platform (Windows, Mac, Linux) desktop GIS software package.


Thinking Through Statistics: Exploring Quantitative Sociology, James V. Spickard Jan 2005

Thinking Through Statistics: Exploring Quantitative Sociology, James V. Spickard

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You've all heard about statistics. Have you ever wondered what you can do with them? THINKING THROUGH STATISTICS shows how everyone, even those who hate math, can use statistics to answer questions like: WHAT causes crime and social disorder WHO is wealthy and who is not HOW do people's religious views influence their politics? This book shows you how to identify the kinds of data to use and how to organize that data to generate answers. It shows you which statistical techniques to apply. And it shows you how to interpret the results. Each chapter is built around ...