Assignments and Discussions

icon of a pencil cup The assignments in this course are openly licensed, and are available as-is, or can be modified to suit your students’ needs. If you import this course into your learning management system (Blackboard, Canvas, etc.), the assignments will automatically be loaded into the assignment tool.

We do NOT recommend assigning every discussion and assignment, as some are large and time-consuming or may not fit well with your course schedule. Some marked as "larger assignments" could be introduced in earlier modules or split into several parts. The recommended expectation for the discussion assignments is that students should do their initial post first before seeing replies from other students (This is generally an option faculty need to select once inside the LMS and looks like "Participants must create a thread in order to view other threads in this forum." or "Users must post before seeing replies").

You can view them below or throughout the course.



Foundations of Sociology

Sociological Research



Society and Groups

Deviance, Crime, and Social Control

Stratification and Inequality

Race and Ethnicity

Gender, Sex, and Sexuality
  • Discussion: Gender
  • Find gender-specific advertisements and utilize one of the main theoretical perspectives to analyze gender stereotypes

Marriage and Family



Health and Medicine 

Aging and the Elderly

Government and Politics

Work and the Economy

Population, Urbanization, and the Environment

Social Movements and Social Change


Licenses and Attributions