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Open Educational Resources (OER): Sociology

This guide will provide resources to free and open education resources


Introduction to Sociology

  • Saylor free education: Introduction to Sociology course
    Saylor provides the student with access to information on the topic of Sociology; outlining the history, the definition, and theoretical perspectives.
  • Free Online College Courses
    On Academic Earth are several different sociology courses using MIT OpenCourseWare and provided by UCLA, MIT, and the University of Notre Dame just to name a few, each covering different aspects of sociology. Also has a list of University lectures and videos.
  • Open Yale courses-free
    Yale provides access to students interested on the topic of Sociology Foundations for Modern Theory. On the site, students can view the lecture as well as download the notes and see what chapters were read for the course.

Free Sociology Resources


Case Studies

Hate and Extremism

This web site includes comprehensive documents on hate crimes across the USA. The Southern Poverty Law Center reports hundreds of active hate groups in the United States. This is something everyone needs to be aware of. Do you know what is in your backyard? Check it out. This is an excellent site for course assignments and or discussion in all fields of study.