Visiting the Highlander Center with my social movements class

What better way to bring social movements to life than with a visit to the Highlander Research and Education Center in New Market, TN with my Collective Behavior & Social Movements class. Rich in movement history and social activism, the Highlander Center has seen the likes of Paulo Freire, Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, …

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Syllabus and Assignment from My Sociology of Religion Class Published by the ARDA

The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) has just published my Sociology of Religion class syllabus and Ethnography Panel assignment in their Learning Center.  Both can be found here. The ARDA is an exceptional resource for learning more about sociological elements of religion.  Find out how many people in the U.S. believe in God or what …

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“Green” Grading

Final grades for my undergraduates were due today, concluding the first semester for which I ventured into "green" grading practices.  Despite a few hiccups, it is a practice I plan to continue.  Previous semesters brought reams of paper into my office; this approach utilizes digital submission via the school's Blackboard/Angel online learning management system.  Beyond paper …

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