Sociology: Group Presentation Guidelines
Can be PowerPoint, Video….etc. Presentations should be 10 to 20 min long. The presentation should be focused, organized, and interesting with multiple visual aids. This is not to just be a reading of reports.
Group will lead the class in discussing the topic and findings of the material.
Groups are welcome (and encouraged) to use the technology in the classroom or somehow be creative in discussing your topic.
Each of your in-class presentations counts for 25% of your final grade.
Each Group presentation is responsible for:
Presenting a summary of the content, core concepts of material related to the chosen topic;
Engaging the class in discussion and/or some form of interaction relative to the topic material;
Making connections between your presentation and other class concepts/readings;
Employing creativity in the presentation style; and
Meeting with me at least a week in advance to discuss plans for your presentation.
My evaluation of your presentation will focus on:
The facilitation of the topic material will be evaluated on the substantive content (75%) and the presentation form (25%).
Content (75%): Substantive information provided, linkages to class concepts, cogent analysis
Form (25%): Presentation style, creativity, organization, and class engagement
Sociology project ideas:
Media: violence, agent of socialization, gender or race bias
Impact of technology on society
Sociology of religion: relationship between social status and religious groups, emergence of religious sects
Role of the military in modern society
Adolescence-communication, gender differences, how subgroups/cliques form
Adolescence and dating behavior
Deviance: homeless, drugs, sexual
Criminal justice system
Effectiveness of welfare system
Merton, Emile Durkheim, Karl Marx, Max Weber, Levinson, Frieze, Auguste Comte, Herbert Spencer
Class conflict-bourgeoisie v. proletariat (haves v. have-nots)
Race, ethnicity, and social structure
Gender roles/expectation in society
Websites with possible topics ideas:
American Sociological Association
HYPERLINK “http://www.asanet.org/” http://www.asanet.org/
SocioWeb possible topics
HYPERLINK “http://www.socioweb.com/directory/sociology-topics” http://www.socioweb.com/directory/sociology-topics
List of Sociology journals
HYPERLINK “http://www.socioweb.com/directory/online-journals-and-blogs” http://www.socioweb.com/directory/online-journals-and-blogs
List of social issues and possible topics
HYPERLINK “http://www.multcolib.org/homework/sochc.html” http://www.multcolib.org/homework/sochc.html
Contra Costa Community College-topic ideas
HYPERLINK “http://www.contracosta.edu/library/guides/topics.htm” http://www.contracosta.edu/library/guides/topics.htm