Discussion Leadership (Sociology 198S)

Each student is expected to lead class discussion on one occasion (for approximately 20 minutes). A sign-up sheet will be circulated early in the semester. Discussion leaders will be responsible for summarizing and presenting one journal article to the class from a provided list. Articles that can be selected for presentation are listed under ‘Further Reading’ on the syllabus and Sakai. As the other students in the class won’t have read the article, leaders should be thorough in their explanation of the piece, develop discussion questions that stimulate in-class dialogue, and be active in facilitating the participation of all students. Please prepare a short handout to distribute to all members of the class on this day. This will account for 15% of your final grade.

Associated Handouts and Exercises

 Discussion Leadership Rubric  

Example Materials