MERLOT Sociology
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Welcome to the new MERLOT Sociology Portal, an educational resource for teaching and learning in sociology. You are invited to become a Member. It's free. We hope as you use the learning material and other resources, you will discover and create your own learning materials to share with others!

From this Portal, you can quickly access

  • Teaching Tips
  • Merlot Sociology Editorial Board and Editors
  • Learning Materials
  • Resources Outside MERLOT -- Online datasets
  • Our Feature of the Quarter

Merlot members and other site visitors are welcome to suggest content for the Sociology pages. Please send suggestions to Lynn Ritchey, the Sociology Portal Editor.

Please contact Michael Miller, Sociology Editor, if you are interested in becoming a Peer Reviewer for MERLOT Sociology.

What's New In MERLOT
Browse Learning Materials
Contribute Learning Materials
Browse Members Directory
Browse Virtual Speakers Bureau
Visit the Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT)

Tips for Teaching Sociology

Visit the Pedagogy Portal for information about pedagogical issues.

Understanding Learners

Course Design

Teaching Strategies

Teaching Challenges



People Involved in MERLOT Sociology

The MERLOT Sociology Editorial Board Members help MERLOT grow by contributing materials, creating assignments, and providing peer reviews of learning material located in MERLOT.

We invite you to do the same. Please contact Michael Miller, if you are interested in becoming a reviewer.

Learn more about the MERLOT Peer Review Process.

learning materials

Learning Materials

Looking for innovative ideas for teaching sociology? Visit our MERLOT Sociology collection where you can search or browse for materials relevant to your interests.

Related disciplines might also offer you some ideas, try these:


Criminal Justice

Political Science




Learn more about creating material for MERLOT Sociology using MERLOT Content Builder or add internet based site by completing the following FORM

beyond merlot


Beyond MERLOT will help you find other resources such as:

Professional Organizations
Sociology Education Journals
Discussion Forums
Online Datasets
Calls for Papers

If you have recommendations for these areas, please send them to Lynn Ritchey


Featured Website:

The Editorial Board is reviewing some very spectacular websites to enhance your courses. We will post our favorites soon!

To perk your interest, you might want to visit Sociological Cinema or The Society Pages.