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Learning Curves: Education

The question of how to educate America's children is a complicated one. Examine the state of schools in the United States today. Understand the factors that cause disparity in educational opportunities. Learn about the home schooling movement.
Online
2015; 2005
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Matters of the Flesh: Sexuality

Conflicting views about sexuality permeate American culture. This video focuses on how these conflicts influence the way our society deals with issues of sexuality education, sexually explicit material, abortion, and sexual orientation.
Online
2015; 2005
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Working World: The Economy and Work

Examine the impact on society and the workforce of the changing economic and social climate that emphasizes competition. Understand the role globalization plays in these changes and the impact the global free market has on workers and consumers.
Online
2015; 2005
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Taking the Pulse: Health and Medicine

Health care in the United States has reached a crisis point, despite advances in medicine and technology. Examine issues of alternative medical treatments and ethical questions including right-to-die.
Online
2015; 2005
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Common Ground: Culture

Values, beliefs, traditions, language, and material goods form the components of culture. Examine the values of the American culture, the role of consumerism, and the American religious tradition. Explore the Amish culture and lifestyle.
Online
2015; 2005
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Colors: Race and Ethnicity

The struggle for recognition and equality in the United States for racial and ethnic minorities is nothing new. Consider the impact of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination on generations of racial and ethnic minorities.
Online
2015; 2005
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Mass Appeal: Collective Behavior and Social Movements

Examine the role of social movements in the United States. Consider definitions of social movements. Explore the factors that determine whether a social movement will be a success or failure.
Online
2015; 2005
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Rise and Fall: Population, Urbanization and Environment

Much of the change in America's cities has resulted from the interplay of population change, urbanization, and the environment. Examine the sociological aspects of urbanization and its environmental impact.
Online
2015; 2005
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All Together: Groups and Organizations

Whether a small group or a multinational corporation, every organization has its own culture often reflecting the culture of the society around it. See how group cultures are formed and how management of groups and organizations has changed over time.
Online
2015; 2005
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Family Matters: Family

The traditional nuclear family of the 1950s and 1960s is what most of us think of when asked to define family. Consider the diversity of family forms that exist today and the culture shifts that are changing the way we look at families.
Online
2015; 2005
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Golden Years: Aging and the Elderly

Stereotypes, cross-cultural differences, and health issues present challenges to meeting the needs of our growing elderly adult population. Explore issues surrounding aging, death, and dying. Visit a nursing home that provides a rich array of services.
Online
2015; 2005
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Balance of Power: Politics and Government

Grass roots movements in the form of local and statewide initiatives provide an opportunity for citizens to make their voices heard. Understand the social stratification of political participation and look at why some people get involved and others don't.
Online
2015; 2005
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Worlds Apart: Global Stratification

This video focuses on social stratification on a global scale and examines the role of globalization in increasing economic disparities around the world. The work of Doctors Without Borders is highlighted.
Online
2015; 2005
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In God We Trust: Religion

Explore religion in the United States and its effect on the tapestry of American society. Examine the delicate relationship religious groups have had with politics. Learn about the shared history of Catholicism and Voodoo in New Orleans.
Online
2015; 2005
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Waves of Change: Social Change

What is social change and what are its causes? This video provides a deeper understanding of both the concepts and the consequences at the heart of social change.
Online
2015; 2005
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Face to Face: Social Interaction in Everyday Life

Examine how such aspects of social interaction as language, humor, and emotion shape the way we view the world around us. Learn that these aspects vary among cultures and explore social interaction through the lens of politics and everyday life.
Online
2015; 2005
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Ups and Downs: Social Stratification

This video looks at social stratification and the dimensions of social inequality that exist in the United States. Explore the disparities in opportunity that limit upward mobility and hear the story of an immigrant who defied the odds.
Online
2015; 2005
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Venus and Mars: Gender Stratification

Are men and women really that different? This video looks at socialization, gender stratification, and the gender divide in the workplace. Explore the impact of Title VII and the women's movement and hear the story of a woman who overcame gender bias.
Online
2015; 2005
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Truth Be Told: Sociological Investigation

Sociological research and methodology is often the subject of debate among sociologists. Examine issues of objectivity in conducting research. Understand the range of methods available to sociological researchers and the challenges inherent in the tools.
Online
2015; 2005
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Fitting in: Socialization

For virtually everyone, the process of socialization begins with the family and continues through other social agents such as school, peer groups, and the mass media. Examine how socialization occurs throughout one's life span.
Online
2015; 2005