American Sociological Association Teaching Newsletter
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.
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Donnelly, Patrick G., "Using Wiseman Documentaries for Social Problems Courses" (1984). Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Faculty Publications. 38.
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