Witt: SOC 2018, 5th edition

Make Sociology new with McGraw-Hill’s Connect® Sociology and SOC 2018. Integral to Connect is Investigate Sociology, a 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 and Applying the Perspectives that teach sociology’s three theoretical frameworks. New to this edition are Concept Clips, short two to four minute assignable videos that review topics essential to an introductory course. Also new is Newsflash, an assignment that will keep your course full of current material by using articles and links all to keep your students involved and invested in the course because they can see what matters to them. 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, SOC 2018 uses extensive research to meet students where they are, by providing an appealing, affordable and current program. This, coupled with powerful digital learning tools, makes SOC 2018 an ideal choice for your introductory course.
Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective.

ISBNS: 1259702723 / 9781259702723
Publication Date: 10/17/17


Chapter 1
New vignette is based on Pulitzer Prize-winning sociologist Matthew Desmond’s research on evictions and homelessness in Milwaukee.

Chapter 3
New vignette focuses on Improv Everywhere, the “prank collective.”

Chapter 6
Opener for Chapter 6 has been updated to include the Orlando mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub as well as more recent shootings and data.

Chapter 7 New vignette in Chapter 7 covers online dating apps and sites with a focus on Jessica Carbino, Tinder’s in-house sociologist.

Table of Contents

1. The Sociological Imagination 2. Sociological Research
3. Culture
4. Socialization
5. Social Structure and Interaction
6. Deviance
7. Families
8. Education and Religion
9. Government and Economy
10. Social Class

11. Global Inequality
12. Gender and Sexuality
13. Race and Ethnicity
14. Population, Health, and Environment
15. Social Change

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