Introduction to Sociology adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical introductory sociology course. In addition to comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories, we have incorporated section reviews with engaging questions, discussions that help students apply the sociological imagination, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. Although this text can be modified and reorganized to suit your needs, the standard version is organized so that topics are introduced conceptually, with relevant, everyday experiences.
For the student, this book is based on the teaching and research experience of numerous sociologists. In today’s global socially networked world, the topic of Sociology is more relevant than ever before. We hope that through this book, students will learn how simple, everyday human actions and interactions can change the world. In this book, you will find applications of Sociology concepts that are relevant, current, and balanced.
For instructors, this text is intended for a one-semester introductory course and includes these features:
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Changes to this book, as a whole, were made to achieve the following goals.
Key Terms, Section Summary, Quiz, Further Research, and References in each chapter have been updated to reflect new chapter content.
For a detailed list of the changes and additions made to this book, see “2nd Canadian Edition Changes”.
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