I've been asked to teach this in the fall for the first time. Looking for a good outline that I can pilfer. Any suggestions?
Best Classical Soc Theory Outline

I wish as a theorist I would be ask to teach research methods or stats. I could ask you all how to run a regression before I write up a syllabus. Then perhaps it'd be a little more obvious how ridiculous it is that so many departments have random people teaching theory.

I wish as a theorist I would be ask to teach research methods or stats. I could ask you all how to run a regression before I write up a syllabus. Then perhaps it'd be a little more obvious how ridiculous it is that so many departments have random people teaching theory.
Most sociologists worth their salt should be able to teach an intro level undergrad courses on any subject, especially at community colleges, directionals, and high cost low selectively private colleges.
I think it's rather pathetic that a sociology PhD can't teach soc theory. If you can't teach undergrads the basics of Marx, Weber, and Durkehim, you should have your PhD revoked and put into the stockade at the next ASA meeting.
Same holds for basic methods. I'm not talking about a semester of stats just intro sociological research methods: how social science research is different than natural science, forming research questions, intro to different methods (stats, ethnography and semistructured interviews, more interpretive historical and cultural methods, etc).
This is the baseline of our trade, i.e. the minimal competencies EVERYONE should hold.

I wish as a theorist I would be ask to teach research methods or stats. I could ask you all how to run a regression before I write up a syllabus. Then perhaps it'd be a little more obvious how ridiculous it is that so many departments have random people teaching theory.
Most sociologists worth their salt should be able to teach an intro level undergrad courses on any subject, especially at community colleges, directionals, and high cost low selectively private colleges.
I think it's rather pathetic that a sociology PhD can't teach soc theory. If you can't teach undergrads the basics of Marx, Weber, and Durkehim, you should have your PhD revoked and put into the stockade at the next ASA meeting.
Same holds for basic methods. I'm not talking about a semester of stats just intro sociological research methods: how social science research is different than natural science, forming research questions, intro to different methods (stats, ethnography and semistructured interviews, more interpretive historical and cultural methods, etc).
This is the baseline of our trade, i.e. the minimal competencies EVERYONE should hold.These classes are the hardest to teach in the standard undergrad curriculum, so people stay away from them when they are assistant profs. They also seem to get lower course evaluations.

I wish as a theorist I would be ask to teach research methods or stats. I could ask you all how to run a regression before I write up a syllabus. Then perhaps it'd be a little more obvious how ridiculous it is that so many departments have random people teaching theory.
It's pretty common for nearly any yahoo to be asked to teach methods or stats to undergrads.

It's pretty common for nearly any yahoo to be asked to teach methods or stats to undergrads.
Howdyho kids! Today we gon talk 'bout the central limit theorem. An I s'pose I even use the incidence of shootouts as an illustration. Hol' onto ya britches guys and gals.
I also brought some sarsaparilla in case any a ya'lls gets to feelin' thirsty. Help yaselfs.
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Howdyho kids! Today we gon talk 'bout the central limit theorem. An I s'pose I even use the incidence of shootouts as an illustration. Hol' onto ya britches guys and gals.
I also brought some sarsaparilla in case any a ya'lls gets to feelin' thirsty. Help yaselfs.
YEEEEHAAAAA!That's a 'duelin.