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    Chapter 15. Religion

    Learning Objectives 15.1. The Sociological Approach to Religion Discuss historical view of religion from a sociological perspective Understand how the major sociological paradigms view religion 15.2. Types of Religious Organizations Explain the differences between various types of religious organizations Understand classifications of religion, like animism, polytheism, monotheism, and atheism 15.3. Religion and Social Change Describe Read more »

    1st Canadian Edition Changes

    Significant changes to the text are listed below. However, there may be numerous smaller changes between the original textbook and this 1st Canadian edition that are not significant enough to warrant inclusion on this list, i.e., changing a measurement from imperial to metric. Chapter 1 Figures Figure 1.1 changed Added new figure 1.2 Added figures Read more »


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    Chapter 21. Social Movements and Social Change

    Learning Objectives 21.1. Collective Behaviour Describe different forms of collective behaviour Differentiate between types of crowds Discuss emergent norm, value-added, and assembling perspective analyses of collective behaviour 21.2. Social Movements Demonstrate awareness of social movements on a state, national, and global level Distinguish between different types of social movements Identify stages of social movements Discuss theoretical Read more »

    Chapter 14. Marriage and Family

    Learning Objectives 14.1. What Is Marriage? What Is a Family? Describe society’s current understanding of family Recognize changes in marriage and family patterns Differentiate between lines of decent and residence 14.2. Variations in Family Life Recognize variations in family life Understand the prevalence of single parents, cohabitation, same-sex couples, and unmarried individuals Discuss the social impact Read more »

    Chapter 12. Gender, Sex, and Sexuality

    Learning Objectives 12.1. The Difference between Sex and Gender Define and differentiate between sex and gender Define and discuss what is meant by gender identity Understand and discuss the role of homophobia and heterosexism in society Distinguish the meanings of transgendered, transsexual, and homosexual identities 12.2. Gender Explain the influence of socialization on gender roles Read more »

    Chapter 11. Race and Ethnicity

    Learning Objectives 11.1. Racial, Ethnic, and Minority Groups Understand the difference between race and ethnicity Define a majority group (dominant group) Define a minority group (subordinate group) 11.2. Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination Explain the difference between stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination, and racism Identify different types of discrimination 11.3. Theories of Race and Ethnicity Describe how major Read more »

    Chapter 10. Global Inequality

    Learning Objectives 10.1. Global Stratification and Classification Describe global stratification Understand how different classification systems have developed Use terminology from Wallerstein’s world systems approach Explain the World Bank’s classification of economies 10.2. Global Wealth and Poverty Understand the differences between relative, absolute, and subjective poverty Describe the economic situation of some of the world’s most Read more »

    Chapter 7. Deviance, Crime, and Social Control

    Learning Objectives 7.1. Deviance and Control Define deviance and categorize different types of deviant behaviour Determine why certain behaviours are defined as deviant while others are not Differentiate between methods of social control Describe the characteristics of disciplinary social control and their relationship to normalizing societies 7.2. Theoretical Perspectives on Deviance Describe the functionalist view Read more »

    Chapter 6. Groups and Organizations

    Learning Objectives 6.1. Types of Groups Understand primary and secondary groups as two key sociological groups Recognize in-groups and out-groups as subtypes of primary and secondary groups Define reference groups 6.2. Groups and Networks Determine the distinction between groups, social networks, and formal organizations Analyze the dynamics of dyads, triads, and larger social networks Distinguish Read more »