The ninth edition of Richard T. Schaefer’s Sociology: A Brief Introduction provides students with a comprehensive, up-to-date presentation of sociology. Students learn to think critically about society and their own lives from a wide range of classical and contemporary perspectives. Combining balanced coverage of theory with current research findings, examples that students can relate to, and abundant learning aids and exercises, the new edition continues to encourage the development of sociological imagination. New to the edition is the inclusion of an adaptive diagnostic tool and interactivities to help students master key concepts.
LIVE ON JANUARY 1st - Connect Sociology: - New web-based assignment and assessment platform gives students the means to better connect with their coursework, with their instructors, and with the sociology that they encounter in their daily lives. An adaptive diagnostic tool helps students to better focus their studying, and a fully loaded e-book allows them to review content anytime and anywhere. A rich database of assignable and assessable activities, each attached to a learning objective, address a wide variety of student and instructor needs.
Significantly revised chapters on stratification in the United States (8), racial and ethnic inequality (10), government and the economy (15), and health and the environment (15) including coverage of topics such as the election of the United States’ first African-American president, the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the growing gap between rich and poor, the globalization of the environmental justice movement, and much more.
Thinking Critically questions: These questions, appearing after each main section in the chapter, prompt students to both review and reflect on the content. By interspersing these questions throughout the chapter, students are encouraged to review material in small chunks, a method that has proven to raise retention rates and understanding.
Taking Sociology With You prompts: Taking Sociology with You prompts appear at the end of each chapter. These suggestions for things to think about, people to talk to, and resources to consult encourage students to apply the material that they have just read to their daily lives.
Trendspotting sections: Trendspotting sections alert students to trends on their campuses and in their communities, viewed through a sociological lens. Topics include “cougars” (older women dating younger men), the growing number of people in the United States who consider themselves non-religious, and the increasing prison population.
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This convenient guide matches the units in Annual Editions: Sociology 11/12 with the corresponding chapters in three of our best-selling McGraw-Hill Sociology textbooks by Schaefer, Witt, and Hughes/Kroehler.
This convenient guide matches the issues in Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Social Issues, 16/e Expanded with the corresponding chapters in three of our best-selling McGraw-Hill Sociology textbooks by Schaefer, Witt, and Hughes/Kroehler.
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Table of Contents
1 Understanding Sociology
2 Sociological Research
4 Socialization and the Life Course
5 Social Interaction, Groups, and Social Structure
6 The Mass Media
7 Deviance and Social Control
8 Stratification and Social Mobility in the United States
9 Global Inequality
10 Racial and Ethnic Inequality
11 Stratification by Gender
12 The Family and Intimate Relationships
13 Religion and Education
14 Government and the Economy
15 Health and the Environment
16 Social Change in the Global Community
Student Study Guide to accompany Sociology: A Brief Introduction ISBN: 0077353641 Author(s): SCHAEFER
Lecture Launcher NBC News Clips DVD No. 1 to accompany Sociology: A Brief Introduction ISBN: 007735365X Author(s): SCHAEFER
Electronic Study Guide Sociology ISBN: 0077353684 Author(s): SCHAEFER