In this assignment, students create a public sociology presentation in which they explore how to make sociological research and knowledge accessible to and integral in public (i.e., non-academic) discourse. Working in small groups, students locate a media news story that, in some way, overlooks some key aspect(s) of sociological knowledge. They then develop a PowerPoint presentation that critiques and reframes the story using sociological research and theory, making a case for why it's so important to consider the sociological perspective in the first place.
Submitted By: Valerie Chepp, University of Maryland
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