Applied Worldwide Writer's Update

Writer’s Update – Teaching Sociology & Sociology in Industry

We are looking for sociology teachers who want to write about their experiences!

I know it has been quite some time since the last writer’s update, so I wanted to check in and give a couple of tips on content we are currently seeking at Applied Worldwide, mainly articles on teaching sociology and sociology in industry.

Teaching Sociology

The first content area I would like to address is teaching content. Our vision of applied sociology begins in the classroom. In order for any of us to grow into professional applied sociologists, we need to have positive learning experiences in the sociology classroom that encourage application.

I know I had positive experiences in my sociology classes. Sometimes it was because an instructor provided relatable course assignments. Some instructors developed community-based projects. Still others made the courses engaging by incorporating internet and social media into the course.

Traditional teaching and learning environments are changing and we want to highlight, publish, and promote outstanding examples of sociology classes, instructors, and students whose work demonstrates a commitment to educating the next generation of professional applied sociologists.

Sociology in Industry

The second content area I would like to address is sociology in industry. We are always interested in publishing demonstrations of sociology in various industries. As a couple of examples the healthcare industry, the technology industry, or educational services industry.

Obviously, healthcare is changing. COVID-19 and its variants have likely permanently changed how services will be provided. Topics such as vaccinations and telehealth services will remain points of discussion for years to come. We are interested in sociological analyses of these topics and more of the healthcare industry.

Technology is such a major topic in our modern world. Privacy remains a major concern as large companies continue collecting our data. The impact of increased internet and social media consumption is still debated. And tech companies seem to be open to hiring those of us with sociology education, so there are a lot of reasons to write about sociology and technology. Here are a few samples of articles written about sociology and technology at Applied Worldwide:

Sociologists, The Tech Industry Needs You!

Analysis of Sociology Jobs in the Tech Industry

Bridging the Divide between Social and Technical Sciences

Finally, the educational services industry appears to be in a period of change. A lot has changed since I took part in university diversity training. It seems to me that some real positive changes are occurring in terms of quality programmatic changes that universities are making in relation to diversity. Unfortunately, this change is a result of some pretty bad policies and practices, some of which our educational institutions are still following. For these reasons, we would love for contributors to explore and write about diversity policies in our educational services industry.

If you have a piece of writing you would like to submit for publication at Applied Worldwide, you can find our author guidelines and instructions on our contributor submission portal.

Writer’s Update