Helpful Resources for Instructors
Additional helpful resources for instructors were created by Kathy Dolan and Jennie Law of Georgia State University.
- A list of web sources related to each module.
- Please see the curated YouTube playlists corresponding with each OpenStax Sociology 2E chapter at this link (note that these chapters differ slightly from the Lumen version): Curated YouTube Playlists For Each Chapter
All videos used in the text of this course have been compiled in a spreadsheet for easy review. This spreadsheet details the alignment of videos appearing in the text to skill-level learning outcomes.
Link to access the spreadsheet: Sociology Video List
General Sociology Resources
- American Sociological Association This is the site for the national sociology association. This site has resources on sociology, teaching, careers, research, and more.
- Ted Talk Topics for Sociology This site is a curated list of Ted Talks on sociological topics.
- Sociological Images This site is a wealth of resources on sociology, popular sociology, and visual sociology.
- The Sociological Cinema This site contains great information and videos relevant to the course.
- Contexts This is the ASA sociology magazine aimed at the general public. There are links to a lot of free articles.
- OpenStax Sociology 2E
- Visually infographics on sociology topics
- Infographics Mania infographics on sociology topics
- Sociology at work infographics on sociology topics
- Black History Web infographics on sociology topics
- Smithsonian Magazine WEB DuBois Infographics
Module 1: An Introduction to Sociology
- August Comte, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Website on August Comte
- Harriet Martineau, The Martineau Society Website on Harriet Martineau
- Sociologists for Women in Society Sociologists for Women in Society
- Karl Marx New Yorker Magazine Karl Marx Yesterday and Today
- Herbert Spencer PBS Carnegie writing on Spencer
- Georg Simmel Georg Simmel
- Emile Durkheim Did Emile Durkheim Forsee Today’s Chaos?
- George Herbert Mead, The Social Self The Social Self
- Max Weber, About Max Weber
- Locavores Locavores Website
Module 2: Sociological Research
- Revise Sociology: Seven Examples of Field Experiments Seven Examples of Field Experiments
- Thoughtco, Major Sociological Studies and Publications Major Sociological Studies and Publications
Module 3: Culture
- Medium.com, The Four Stages of Culture Shock The Four Stages of Culture Shock
- The Guardian, Behemoth, Bully, and Thief: How the English Language is Taking Over the Globe Behemoth, Bully, and Thief: How the English Language is Taking Over the Globe
- Popular Culture Intellect Books Popular Culture
- The Digital Divide Stanford site on Digital Divide
- The Economist, Mobile Phones in Sub-Saharan Africa In much of sub-Saharan Africa Mobile Phones are More Common Than Access to Electricity
Module 4: Socialization
- The Industrial Revolution Why the Industrial Revolution Didn’t Happen in China
- Presentation of Self, Goffman’s Model Goffman’s Dramaturgical Model
- Nature Versus Nurture What is Nature Versus Nurture
- Gap Year What is a Gap Year?
Module 5: Society and Groups
- Barefoot College Barefoot College
- Peer Influence and Smoking Peer Influence and Smoking
- Tea Party U.S. Tea Party Official Site
- Online Eating Disorder Support Groups Eating Disorder Hope
- New York Times, Authoritarian Leaders Greet Trump as One of Their Own Autoritarian Leaders Greet Trump As One of Their Own
- McDonaldization of Society What is McDonaldization?
Module 6: Deviance, Crime and Social Control
- BBC How Prison Changes you The unexpected ways prison time changes people
- Business Insider, Florida Felons Regain Voting Rights Florida Felons Regain Voting Rights
- Duke.edu, The Endless Cycle of Corporate Crime and Why it’s So Hard to Stop Endless circle of corporate crime
- FBI Uniform Crime Reporting FBI Uniform Crime Reporting
- National Crime Victimization Survey National Crime Victimization Survey
Module 7: Stratification and Inequality
- CityLab, Does America Have a Caste System? Does America Have a Caste System?
- History.com British Royalty and Commoners British Royals Marrying Commoners
- Slate.com, The Most Prestigious Jobs in America The Most Prestigious Jobs in America
- Conspicuous Consumption Conspicuous consumption
- Global Inequality Inequality.org
- Global Extreme Poverty Our World In Data Extreme Poverty
- Banning Sweatshops Only Hurts the Poor Fee.Org Article
- Factory Girls Factory Girls Have Grown Up and Are Going on Strike
Module 8: Race and Ethnicity
- Fair Housing Act of 1968 Digital Commons Law
- Intersectionality What is Intersectionality, and what does it have to do with me?
- Model Minority Model Minority Myth Used as a Racial Wedge
Module 9: Gender, Sex, and Sexuality
- Gay Gene Research DNA and Sexuality
- Teaching Tolerance, Toxic Masculinity What we mean when we say toxic masculinity
- The #MeToo Movement in India Times of India MeToo Movement
- Unconsenting Media: A Search Engine for Sexual Violence in Broadcasting
Module 10: Marriage and Family
- The Atlantic The Rise of the Single Dad
- NPR DNA Tests and Ancestry My Grandmother Was Italian Why Aren’t My Genes Italian?
- Psychology Today, Polyandry Why are there virtually no polyandrous societies?
- National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome Don’t Shake
Module 11: Religion
- Vice Pentecostal Snake Handling
- Washington Post, Megachurches Billy Graham Inspired Megachurches Taking Over the World
- The Economist, Separation of Church and State American separation of church and state is fraying
- Atheism Atheist Organization
Module 12: Education
- Smithsonian Magazine, Finnish Schools Why are Finnish Schools Successful?
- National Trends in Grade Inflation Grade Inflation
- PBS Charter School FAQ Closing the Achievement Gap
- InsideHigherEd.com, Cultural Capital Can colleges build students’ cultural capital and should they?
Module 13: Health and Medicine
- Columbia Journalism Review, Contested Illness Lyme Disease a Contested Illness
- Think Before You Pink Stop the distraction
- Sleep Foundation, Sleep Hygiene
- State Of Obesity Youth Obesity
Module 14: Aging and the Elderly
- The Atlantic, Making Aging Positive Valuing the elderly, improving public health
- Eldercare Robots Waypoint Robotics
- LGBT Seniors LGBT Seniors Face Tougher Old Age
- National Institute on Aging, Elder Abuse National Institute of Aging
Module 15: Government and Politics
- Nautilus, Charisma The anatomy of charisma
- Washington Times Anarchy in Armenia
- Pew Research Center Voter Participation
- Sociological Images The Power Elite
Module 16: Work and the Economy
- Wired The Future of Work
- Life Without Money Moneyless.org
- The Global Assembly Line IPhones The economics of iPhones
- Vox Career Inheritance
- Pew Research Gender and Jobs in Online Image Searches
Module 17: Population, Urbanization and the Environment
- Live Science, Fracking What is Fracking?
- Washington Post, Megalopolis Southeast could become an overdeveloped megalopolis in the next half century
- Forbes, Exurbs So much for the death of sprawl, America’s exurbs are booming
- The Hindu, Water Crisis Water Crisis in the Himalayas
Module 18: Social Movements and Social Change
- The Nation, Anonymous Truth about anonymous activism
- The Guardian, Princess Diana’s Death and Crowds Death of Diana
- The Black Church, Nonviolence, and the Civil Rights Movement The Black Church, Nonviolence, and the Civil Rights Movement
- The Atlantic, Stonewall An amazing account of the Stonewall uprising