College Sociology Teachers
On the Job
College Sociology Teachers teach courses in sociology, such as social psychology, political sociology, or sociology of gender. They may do research.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Compile specialized bibliographies or lists of materials.
- Guide class discussions.
- Teach social science courses at the college level.
- Develop instructional objectives.
- Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
- Research topics in area of expertise.
- Stay informed about current developments in field of specialization.
- Plan community programs or activities for the general public.
- Select educational materials or equipment.
- Develop instructional materials.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- High levels of competition.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Coordinating or leading others.
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