Publication Date

June 2018


In this teaching note, we outline ways in which sociologists can expand their reach beyond the classroom by accepting students’ invitations to develop short, sociologically informed curricula for campus groups. We argue that sociologists are especially well-equipped to moderate and deliver this kind of programming on college campuses because many of the issues that students are dealing with are directly connected to our course content. In addition to sharing concrete strategies we developed for responding to these requests, we also share lessons learned in the process of doing public sociology on our campuses. We contend that through our engagement with campus programming, we can foster a sociological imagination, promote social change, and bring students into the discipline of sociology.