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Two Courses Enrich 2002 Annual Meeting

The 2002 Annual Meeting brings learning opportunities and new formats to Chicago. Two special courses head the list. Watch your mailbox for an informative brochure about the courses, seminars, and workshops to be held this August. The Program Committee seeks to offer intensive educational training opportunities for attendees with top notch faculty.

On Thursday, August 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, the first course addresses Human Research Protections in Sociology and the Social Sciences. In this day-long workshop, participants will get hands-on training in human subjects protection in the conduct of research by examining the federal regulations, the principles undergirding the regulations, the ethical standards provided by ASA’s professional code, and special issues related to human subjects protection in the social sciences. This course is a must for anyone seeking more in-depth training and knowledge than general courses or web-based seminars can provide. Participants will receive a certificate documenting training in human subjects research protections. The course should meet or surpass most institutional and federal agency requirements. Faculty include: Felice J. Levine, American Sociological Association; Richard T. Campbell, University of Illinois, Chicago; Jeffrey Cohen, Health and Human Services; Karen Hegtvedt, Emory University; Joyce Iutcovich, Keystone University Research Corporation; Judith Levy, University of Illinois, Chicago; Paula Skedsvold, American Sociological Association.

Teaching About Profiling, Disparities, and Discrimination is the course topic on Sunday, August 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:10 p.m. This day-long course will prepare teachers to teach about racial profiling across institutions. The morning will be devoted to intensive study of the concepts, theories, and empirical evidence on the subject. At 12:30, participants will join the ASA Plenary Session on Profiling, followed by a choice of one of six thematic sessions. From 4:30 to 6:10 the group will reassemble for a final session on teaching resources and strategies. This course offers a wonderful opportunity to meld cutting-edge work on profiling with ideas for teaching this important topic effectively at the undergraduate and even advanced high school level. Participants will receive some preparatory reading and many participants will receive a certificate documenting their participation and completion of this course. Course faculty include: Deborah K. King, Dartmouth College and Michael Omi, University of California-Berkeley.

To enroll in these courses, participants need to register for the ASA Annual Meeting and the courses using the registration form in the workshop brochure or on the ASA homepage in May.