Introduction to Sociology


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Introduction to Sociology
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OpenStax College
Rice University
OpenStax College
Rice University
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Houston, TX


About This Book Welcome to Introduction to Sociology, an OpenStax College resource created with several goals in mind: accessibility, affordability, customization, and student engagement—all while encouraging learners toward high levels of learning. Instructors and students alike will find that this textbook offers a strong foundation in sociology. It is available for free online and in low-cost print and e-book editions. To broaden access and encourage community curation, Introduction to Sociology is “open source” licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license. Everyone is invited to submit examples, emerging research, and other feedback to enhance and strengthen the material and keep it current and relevant for today’s students. You can make suggestions by contacting us at You can find the status of the project, as well as alternate versions, corrections, etc., on the StaxDash at ( . To the Student This book is written for you and 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, you 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. To the Instructor This text is intended for a one-semester introductory course. Since current events influence our social perspectives and the field of Sociology in general, OpenStax College encourages instructors to keep this book fresh by sending in your up-to-date examples to so that students and instructors around the country can relate and engage in fruitful discussions. General Approach 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.

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University Press of Florida
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University of Florida
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isbn-10 - 1938168011
isbn-13 - 978-1-938168-01-7
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Sociology Details Publish Date June 2012 ISBN 10 1938168011 ISBN 13 978 1 938168 01 7 License Introduction to Sociology by OpenStax College is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 U nported License For Faculty Development standards Request a comp copy (faculty verifi cation required) Create my own version Learning Resources Sociology Test Bank (faculty only) The test bank provided with OpenStax College Introduction to Sociology includes questions that can be used for examination purposes. The test questions are mapped to relevant chapters of Introduction to Sociology. This is a restricted item requiring faculty registration. PowerPoint Slides (faculty only) These PowerPoint slides are based on the extensive illustrations from OpenStax College Introduction to Sociology. Perfect for use in your lectures, you are free edit these slides and share this resource with anyone in your community. However, this is a restricted item requiring faculty registration.