Hi, my name’s Robert van Krieken, I’m a Professor of Sociology at the University of Sydney in Australia.
This video channel contains a number of videos about lots of topics in sociology, that I hope you’ll find useful.
They were originally made to accompany the use of the textbook I’ve written with a number of my colleagues, titled, not surprisingly, Sociology,
published by Pearson Australia, in its fifth, and on its way to its 6th edition.
But it doesn’t matter that much which textbook you’re using, or if you’re using any textbook at all,
if you’re a sociology student, these video lectures should still be interesting and useful.
I’ve tried to make them about conceptual issues that all sociology students grapple with, and they’ll complement your reading in sociology.
If you’re a teacher, you can direct your students to these video lectures, cut back on your own lecturing time, and use the ‘live’ lecture time to talk
about current events, or to make the lecture more interactive.
The focus is often on Australia, but even that shouldn’t be too much of a problem, and you can
make the comparison with your own country what you talk about in your lectures or tutorials.
They’re not very fancy – I make them at home myself, the set-up looks like this:
I’m especially proud of my home-made teleprompter arrangement, email me if you’d like to know more about it.
With the green screen, I can place myself wherever I want – at the University of Sydney, at
home, in Berlin, in front of the Eiffel Tower, or the University of Amsterdam.
So, I hope you enjoy them, and please don’t hesitate to like, share and subscribe to the channel.