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DCCCD Open Education Resource(OER). A collection of resources provided by Dallas TeleLearning, a part of the Dallas County Community College District. Dallas TeleLearning has been producing distance learning courses since 1972. Our dynamic content features some of the most prominent voices in education from colleges and universities around the globe. For additional information, access the Dallas TeleLearning link to the left.

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DCCCD Open Education Resource(OER). A collection of resources provided by Dallas TeleLearning, a part of the Dallas County Community College District. Dallas TeleLearning has been producing distance learning courses since 1972. Our dynamic content features some of the most prominent voices in education from colleges and universities around the globe. For additional information, access the Dallas TeleLearning link to the left.

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    American Pioneers of Sociology

    American Pioneers of Sociology

    While its roots were European, the discipline of sociology developed most rapidly in North America in the first half of the twentieth century.

    • 3 min
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    American Pioneers of Sociology

    American Pioneers of Sociology

    While its roots were European, the discipline of sociology developed most rapidly in North America in the first half of the twentieth century.

    • 57 sec
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    European Pioneers of Sociology

    European Pioneers of Sociology

    This video traces the history of the development of sociology in Europe in the 19th century when societies were undergoing dramatic changes. It profiles the pioneering work of August Comte, Karl Marx, Emil Durkheim and Max Veber.

    • 9 min
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    Then and Now – Women Sociologists

    Then and Now – Women Sociologists

    This video compares and contrasts the careers of 19th century sociologist Harriet Martineau and contemporary sociologist Carol Chenault. While women were barred from most professions during the 1800s, Martineau wrote important sociological interpretations of the early phases of capitalism and the modern world. Today, women throughout the world are active as sociologists, including Carol Chenault, who studies the culture of the Masai people of Africa.

    • 3 min
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    What Sociologists Study

    What Sociologists Study

    Sociologists discuss what drew them to their life’s work, based on their personal interests. A wide range of sociologists talk of their studies of different aspects of human behavior, from social equality to video games.

    • 2 min
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    The Development of Sociology

    The Development of Sociology

    This video describes the historical development of sociology. Featured are European pioneers like Karl Marx and Max Weber, as well as early twentieth-century American sociologists like W.E.B. Du Bois. It explains that from its early beginnings in Europe, sociology has evolved into a discipline embraced by cultures the world over.

    • 1 min

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