Introduction
Teaching Interests
Research Interests
Educational Background
Schedule




School of Natural & Social Sciences

K. William Wasson
Assistant Professor


Office: KH A 3052
Phone: (323) 343 - 2215
FAX: (626) 289-4797
Email: bwasson@calstatela.edu
Email: bwasson99@earthlink.net



INTRODUCTION

My interests are in teaching using, particularly, the active classroom techniques. Another interest is in 'community empowerment' by assisting neighborhoods in the working class areas develop a sense of pride and accomplishment through organization. Click here to find out more about me.


TEACHING INTERESTS

My teaching goals are to increase the active interest and utilization of sociology in the lives of my students. To do this, I utilize the active classroom techniques and individual or groups projects outside the classroom.


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Again, my research interests are in perfecting teaching techniques for the wide range of sociology classes I teach. My other research interest is in communities, specifically those I assist to empower themselves.

Representative Professional Activities

Date

Publications/Presentations

March 2000 Methods of Social Research Instruction in an Active Classroom
February 200 Using the Active Learning Technique in Multicultural Classrooms of Medium Size (up to 120 students): Introduction to Sociology for the New Millennium
April 1999 The Community Based Capstone Course for Sociology
April 1998 Training Students to Return to Their Neighborhoods to Organize Through Needs Assessment Techniques
March 1997 City Terrace Revisited: A Community Needs Assessment for 1997


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

B.S. Secondary Education
University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

M. A. Sociology  
Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Ph.D. Sociology  
Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa


Summer 2003 SCHEDULE

CourseSect. No.TitleUnitsDay & TimeRoom
Soc. 201 1 Principles of Sociology 4 MW 7:10-8:50 KH C 3097
Soc. 120 4 Intimate Relations 4 TR 0950-1130 KH B 3009
Soc. 322A 5 Human Socialization: Childhood and Adolescence 4 TR 0800-0940 KH D 2072
Soc. 330 2 Social Issues in an Urban Setting 4 w 6:10-10:00 p.m. KH D 2072

OFFICE HOURS

DayTime
Monday9:30-11:15 a.m.
Wednesday9:30-11:15 a.m., 5-5:30 p.m.

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