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The Sociological Cinema is an online resource to help sociology instructors incorporate videos into their classes. The centerpiece of the site is a searchable database of video clips. Each clip is tagged with sociological themes, year, and includes a summary of the clip with suggestions of how to use it in the classroom. The focus of the site is on short video clips (<10 minutes), but videos may be up to one hour in length. The site also includes comment sections for all videos, a blog, assignments, video-related scholarship on teaching and learning, and a form to submit new video clips to the site

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Why Science Is Not Just a Theory
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Wikibooks: Available Open Textbooks (CC-BY-SA) By Subject
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Introduction to Sociology 2e
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Sociologist for Justice
Site that started with Ferguson shooting and provides resources for dealing...
Human Nature and Conduct An introduction to social psychology
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ICT Literacy in Sociology
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Open Library of Humanities
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Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World, Comprehensive Edition
Most chapters begin with a “Social Issues in the News” story taken from recent...

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