Connect Sociology is a web-based assignment and assessment platform that includes assignable and assessable quizzes, scenario-based interactive activities, and videos – all of which are tied to learning objectives – that engage students and add real-world perspective to the text.
NEW! Available within McGraw-Hill Connect®, SmartBook® makes study time as productive and efficient as possible. It identifies and closes knowledge gaps through a continually adapting reading experience that provides personalized learning resources at the precise moment of need. This ensures that every minute spent with SmartBook is returned to the student as the most value- added minute possible. The result? More confidence, better grades, and greater success.
NEW! Connect Insight presents assignment, assessment, and topical performance results along with a time metric that is easily visible for aggregate or individual results. Using robust visual data displays that are each framed by an intuitive question, Connect Insight gives both instructors and students the ability to take a just-in-time approach to teaching and learning. By providing actionable recommendations, Connect Insight guides students towards behaviors that could increase performance, and enables instructors to give targeted tuition precisely when and where it is needed.
Over the past two years, data points showing concepts that caused students the most difficulty were anonymously collected from Connect Sociology’s LearnSmart for Experience Sociology. The data from LearnSmart were provided to the authors in the form of a Heat Map, which illustrated troublesome “hot spots” in the text. The authors used this empirically-based heat map data to refine the content and reinforce student comprehension in the 2nd edition.
CNN Videos. Connect Sociology now includes a suite of videos from CNN on various sociological topics, which are directly tied to chapter learning objectives and include supporting pedagogy.
Investigate Sociology: Available directly within Connect, Investigate Sociology places students in realistic situations around provocative topics in order to work through developing the sociological imagination in applying Sociology.
Sociology in Action boxes highlight the contributions of sociological research to public policy and to the efforts of public interest organizations, social movements, and others to effect social change.
Sociology Works boxes profile people who studied sociology in college and are now using sociology’s insights in diverse work settings. These boxes feature people working in fields such as health care, criminal justice, social work, business, mass media, government, and the military.
Through a Sociological Lens boxes demonstrate how sociology can provide distinctive insights into contemporary social issues. Students can see how sociological research reveals information that can both surprise and empower them in their everyday lives.
A Changing World sections conclude each chapter with a look at the influence of changing social conditions on some aspect of the chapter topic. Examples include culture and globalization, increasing inequality in the United States, social structure and privacy, and convergence in gender and sexuality.
Using the lenses of culture, structure, and power, empower students to move beyond an individual perspective to gain a sociological perspective, showing students the significance of sociology in their own lives. CULTURE, STRUCTURE, and POWER help students explore sociological theory in ways that go beyond conventional theoretical boundaries.
Core Concepts Challenge questions encourage students to apply their sociological imagination to what they are learning. Appearing with selected figures, tables, and photographs, these questions prompt students to apply culture, structure, and power in thinking about an issue as well as to think critically about the graphic, table, or image.
Supplement this title with Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Social Issues, 19/e (ISBN: 1259666409, eBook: 9781308751665) This volume debates a variety of controversial issues related to the human condition that are central to the study of sociology.
Supplement this title with Annual Editions: Sociology, 42/e (ISBN: 125917100, eBook: 9781308103372) This volume emphasizes social change, institutional crises, and prospects for the future. In addition, it provides intellectual preparation for taking action for the betterment of humanity in times of critical change.
Fast Forward boxes illuminate the ever-evolving nature of our social world. These brief, engaging features , illustrated with photographs, advertisements, or other images, show students how change has been a constant feature of social life.