Assignments and Discussions

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Assignment prompts are provided with this course for instructors to use at their discretion. Since they are openly licensed, instructors may use them as is or to adapt to better fit the class’s focus, time frame and learning outcomes.

Assignments may be delivered pre-populated in your LMS assignment tool in your LMS course shell, where you may modify or delete them as you wish. The recommended expectation for the discussion assignments is that students should do their initial post first before seeing replies from other students (This is generally an option faculty need to select once inside the LMS and looks like “Participants must create a thread in order to view other threads in this forum.” or “Users must post before seeing replies”).

We do NOT recommend assigning every discussion and assignment, as some are large and time-consuming or may not fit well with your course schedule. Some marked as “larger assignments” could be introduced in earlier modules or split into several parts.

If you would like to include your own assignments or have recommendations for additions or modifications, you are invited to contribute! If you would like to share your materials with other faculty and have them included in our list of options, please send them with an explanatory message to Be sure to mention which course and learning outcome(s) they align with when you send a message.

Open Pedagogy Assignments
Social Movements and Social Change
Module name
  • title of the assignment, linked
Module Name
  • title of the assignment, linked
Discussion Assignment
Foundations of Sociology
Sociological Research
Society and Groups
Deviance, Crime, and Social Control
Stratification and Inequality
Race and Ethnicity
Gender, Sex, and Sexuality
  • Discussion: Gender
  • Find gender-specific advertisements and utilize one of the main theoretical perspectives to analyze gender stereotypes
Marriage and Family
Health and Medicine 
Aging and the Elderly
Government and Politics
Work and the Economy
Population, Urbanization, and the Environment
Social Movements and Social Change



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