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Welcome to the MERLOT Sociology Portal, an educational resource for teaching and learning in sociology. You are invited to become a Member. It's free. We hope as you use the learning materials and other resources, you will discover and create your own learning materials to share with others!


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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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