Short module (2 hrs.) focused on using excel to work through and understand segregation data
Explores contemporary trends in urban sociology
The purpose of this module is to familiarize students in an Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology course to social science data. Students will explore inequality in the United States by examining census data.
As discussed, the murder rates for Blacks in the United States are substantially higher than those for Whites, with Latino murder rates falling in the middle. These differences have existed throughout the 20th and into the 21st century and, with few exceptions, are found in different sections of the United States.
This exercises examines housing patterns using data from the 2000 U.S. Census considering how stage of life course and race/ethnicity influence these patterns. Students are expected to discuss the implications of their findings.
You most likely learned in your introductory sociology classes that traditional mom-pop-children households in the United States are not as dominant as they once were. You may also have learned that the change was due in part to the increasing status of women and changes in customs and laws that made divorce less troublesome to obtain. And we all have known for quite some time that children in female-headed households have a much greater chance of living in poverty. While you do the exercises in this lesson, you will find data that look at some of these claims.
This activity provides an introduction to U.S. Census data using American Factfinder.
Social Structure-Personality: What is the relationship between social class and child-rearing values?
The sociologist, Melvin Kohn, argued that people's locations in social structures, particularly the occupational structure, influenced the values they would stress for their children because variations in structural locations exposed them to different experiences.
Here, we will analyze some forces contributing to inequality in earnings.
In this three-part module, students develop a practical understanding of the sociological imagination through data analysis. Students will investigate how social events between 1950 and 1990 led to changes in occupation.
This exercise asses students' knowledge about attitudes towards premarital sex.
For this assignment, students will pretend to be a social researcher hired by the developers of Luxury Lane, a high end shopping plaza featuring gourmet cuisine, custom furniture, designer clothing, and expensive artwork.
This module teaches students to think about household and family dynamics over time, and to use computer software to access and analyze census data and to produce and interpret simple statistics.
This module introduces students to recent trends in households and family forms, and provides data to examine how family types differ by class and race/ethnicity.
This module is designed to illustrate the effects of selection bias on the observed relationship between premarital cohabitation and later divorce. It also serves as a review of key methodological concepts introduced in the first part of the course.
Students will interpret CensusScope data regarding segregation exposure and the dissimilarity index from a sociological perspective.
There is no question that life in America has changed drastically in the past fifty years. Given the importance of examining historical change inherent in the life course perspective, it is important to determine how changes in the social structure over time impact individuals. Therefore, the goals of this data analysis exercise are to examine changes in marriage and employment over the last fifty years. The purposes are to identify the changes that have taken place, and to hypothesize how these changes may affect the process of desistance from crime today.
In this exercise, we'll examine contemporary and historical data on financial resources.
For this assignment, we will explore the impact of racial affiliation and sex on social class, as represented by socio-economic status (SES): level of education, occupation and income.
Differences in Social Class Status and Poverty Levels among Older Adults in the United States Updated
For this assignment, we will explore differences by gender, race/ethnicity, and age group in social class status and poverty rates among the older population (age 65 or older).
This module examines the disability community and inequality. Students will attempt to determine which is the best indicator of disability and will form a composite to describe the disability community.
This module is designed to illustrate differences in family and household composition patterns for different groups based on race/ethnicity and social class. It also serves as a review of key methodological concepts introduced in the first part of the course.
In this module, students will explore the numerous factors contributing to earnings differences, including education and race.