Goals of the Curriculum Mapping Toolkit for Sociology (CMTS) project are to provide sociology departments with resources to help them understand their undergraduate program’s strengths and areas for growth, as well as document prevailing approaches to teaching sociological concepts and skills to students. Users of the CMTS are guided to understand the elements of a robust curriculum, as well as ways to collaboratively work with colleagues to design programs best suited to their students and institution.
The CMTS is designed by Stephen Sweet, Ph.D. and Susan Ferguson, Ph.D.. Development and dissemination is funded by the American Sociological Association and the National Science Foundation. The CMTS is informed by the Learning Systems Paradigm (Jankowski and Marshall 2017), the recommendations of the American Sociological Association (Pike et al. 2017), the Sociological Literacy Framework (Ferguson and Carbonaro 2016), and the investigators’ many years of experience serving as program reviewers and their research on curriculum design and development (Sweet, McElrath and Kain 2014, Sweet 2016).