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Using Wiseman Documentaries for Social Problems Courses
American Sociological Association Teaching Newsletter
  • Patrick G. Donnelly, University of Dayton
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2-1-1984
Abstract
This report describes the use of seven films produced by Frederick Wiseman in a lower course in Modern Social Problems. The goals of the project were: to increase the student awareness and understanding of the day-to-day operations of several basic institutions in American society; to offer a creative and interesting undergraduate course; and to enliven cIass discussion. Since this was a course in social problems, faculty and students focused on the problematic features of the institutions portrayed in the films and on the social problems these institutions are designed to handle.
Inclusive pages
9-10
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Published Version
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American Sociological Association
Citation Information
Patrick G. Donnelly. "Using Wiseman Documentaries for Social Problems Courses" American Sociological Association Teaching Newsletter (1984)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/patrick-donnelly/13/