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Robert Crosnoe, Chair CLA 3.306, Mailcode A1700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-6300

Fall 2009


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
46810 M
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
BUR 214

Course Description

This seminar is a requirement for graduate students who are employed as teaching assistants and assistant instructors in the sociology department. Its goal is to prepare students for the professional rewards and challenges of a career in academia. The first portion of the course will address professionalization issues, dedicated to discussing the broader career issues that sociology professors face. This seminar will discuss topics, issues, and concerns Ph.D. students face as part of their academic and professional training, including but not limited to their actual experiences in graduate school to publishing and getting a job as a professional sociologist. The second portion of the course is focused on teaching preparation. This part of the course will prepare the students to develop a teaching portfolio. It will address teaching philosophy, designing a course syllabus, teaching strategies and techniques, student assessment, and student interactions.


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