Introduction to Sociology 2e follows the trajectory of a standard, introductory sociology course. In a typical one-semester intro course, students learn core concepts, fundamental theories, and emerging ideas. This textbook outlines all three. Therefore, it is a great tool for professors and students alike. It presents the most important information about sociologists who set the foundation for this discipline, as well as new ways of thinking about sociology. At the same time, Introduction to Sociology 2e engages students and does not simply regurgitate information. For example, it includes meaningful discussion questions and other features that help readers gain a deeper understanding of sociology and apply it to the real world.
Plus, Introduction to Sociology 2e is an updated edition of its predecessor. It reflects the most up-to-date research and relevant examples. The textbook explains these changes in the preface. Professors should utilize the latest edition because students will relate closely with more current events. While the basics of sociology remain standard year after year, their implications are always changing. Readers get a better understanding of this when the case studies they read reflect the world in which they live.
Authors of Introduction to Sociology 2e
Heather Griffiths, Fayetteville State University | Nathan Keirns, Zane State College | Eric Strayer, Hartnell College | Tommy Sadler, Union University | Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Georgia Perimeter College | Gail Scaramuzzo, Lackawanna College | Sally Vyain, Ivy Tech Community College | Jeff Bry, Minnesota State Community and Technical College at Moorhead | Faye Jones, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Chapters of Introduction to Sociology 2e
1 – An Introduction to Sociology | 2 – Sociological Research | 3 – Culture | 4 – Society and Social Interaction | 5 -Socialization | 6 – Groups and Organization | 7 – Deviance, Crime, and Social Control | 8 – Media and Technology | 9 – Social Stratification in the United States | 10 – Global Inequality | 11 – Race and Ethnicity | 12 – Gender, Sex, and Sexuality | 13 – Aging and the Elderly | 14 – Marriage and Family | 15 – Religion | 16 – Education | 17 – Government and Politics | 18 – Work and the Economy | 19 – Health and Medicine | 20 – Population, Urbanization, and the Environment | 21 – Social Movements and Social Change