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.
NEW “Our Wired World” boxes describe the Internet's effect on social activities such as lying, love, and politicking and help students to develop a sociological understanding of the digital world we live in.
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.
Extremely flexible program for both instructors and students – Chapters come in 2-4 small modules so instructors can assign the content they want, in the order that they want to better suit their teaching styles. Students can use an adaptive diagnostic tool to help them identify what they know and don’t know and then guide them through more manageable chunks of information. The shorter intervals also help students study and retain course material.
Social Policy sections at the end of each chapter apply sociological concepts and theories to important social issues currently being debated by policymakers and the general public.
Taking Sociology With You prompts: Taking Sociology with You prompts appear at the end of each chapter. These suggestions for things to think about, people to talk to, and resources to consult encourage students to apply the material that they have just read to their daily lives.
Use Your Sociological Imagination Questions: These questions, appearing after each main section in the chapter, prompt students to both review and reflect on the content. By interspersing these questions throughout the chapter, students are encouraged to review material in small chunks, a method that has proven to raise retention rates and understanding.
Research Today boxes present new sociological findings on topics such as sports, social networks, and transracial adoption.
Sociology in the Global Community provide a global perspective on topics such as stratification, marriage, and the women's movement.
Sociology on Campus sections apply a sociological perspective to issues of immediate interest to students.
"Taking Sociology to Work" Boxes: These boxes appearing through-out the text spotlight the noteworthy careers of various Sociology majors, demonstrating the multitude ways in which students are able to “take sociology with them” in college and beyond.
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.