Make Sociology new with McGraw-Hill's Connect Sociology and the 10th edition ofSociology: A Brief Introduction. New to Connect is Investigate Sociology, a brand-new tool that develops students' sociological imaginations by placing them in provocative scenarios where they must analyze various sources and determine a solution. Connect also comes with LearnSmart, an adaptive questioning tool proven to increase content comprehension and student results, as well as fun interactivities like In their Shoes andApplying the Perspectives that teach sociology's three theoretical frameworks. Finally, make sure students come prepared to class by assigning our many e-book activities. With McGraw-Hill's digital tools, focus on what you do best'teaching.
Unique to this program, Sociology: A Brief Introduction encourages students to take sociology with them in their everyday lives, just as Rick keeps a small notebook of daily sociological events. In Sociology brief, instructors get the most trusted content in manageable form. This, coupled with powerful digital learning tools, makes Sociology brief an ideal choice for your introductory course.
Investigate Sociology: Available directly within Connect, Investigate Sociology places students in realistic situations around provocative topics in order to work through developing the sociological imagination in applying Sociology.
Connect Sociology: The 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.
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.
New to This Edition
New "Taking Sociology to Work" Boxes: These boxes appearing through-out the text spotlight the noteworthy careers of various Sociology majors, demonstrating the multitude ways in which students are able to “take sociology with them” in college and beyond.
Table of Contents 1 Understanding Sociology 2 Sociological Research 3 Culture 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