This collection contains the Affordable Learning Solution for the Southern University System (AL$4SUS) list of peer-reviewed textbooks for Introduction to Sociology (common course-id SOCI 110), a top 50 college course identified for inclusion in the Southern University Online Library for Education (SUOLforEd).
An introductory study of the basic concepts, theoretical approaches, and methods of sociology. Topics typically include the analysis and explanation of social structure, group dynamics, socialization and the self, social stratification, culture and diversity, social change, and global dynamics. Course objectives include the ability to apply sociological ideas to everyday life.
The OpenStax College Introduction to Sociology textbook is intended for a one-semester...
The OpenStax College Introduction to Sociology textbook is intended for a one-semester introductory sociology course. Conceived of and developed by active sociology instructors, this up-to-date title is fully editable and customizable and includes sociology theory and research; real-world applications; simplify and debate features; and learning objectives for each chapter.
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Sociology is the study of human social life. Human social life is complex and encompasses...
Sociology is the study of human social life. Human social life is complex and encompasses many facets of the human experience. Because of its complexity, the discipline of sociology has been subdivided over time into specialty areas. The first section of this book covers the foundations of sociology, including an introduction to the discipline, the methods of study, and some of the dominant theoretical perspectives. The remaining chapters focus on the different areas of study in sociology.
At the end of each chapter references and external links are provided for further investigation.
This open textbook originally written by Ron Hammand and Paul Cheney of Utah Valley...
This open textbook originally written by Ron Hammand and Paul Cheney of Utah Valley University was adopted by the Sociology chair and other faculty at the College of the Canyons in California. They revised the book significantly both editing for grammar and didactic tone and generalized case studies to be more culturally inclusive and additional revisions are made biannually to update case studies and reflect changes in sociological theory. The text contains 21 chapters each featuring learning outcomes, activities, and case studies that cover the scope and sequence of most introductory sociology courses taught at colleges. There are footnotes with links at the end of each chapter.
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This is an update to the Hammond and Cheney textbook published in 2010. Governments,...
This is an update to the Hammond and Cheney textbook published in 2010. Governments, corporations, religions, families, educators, and individuals have come to depend upon the same expertise you will discover in this textbook. You'll also find the narrative to be personal, the topics to be interesting, and you will feel very satisfied when you finally understand why society and people do the things they do. You swill learn what sociology is, what sociology studies (and studies in a way better than all other disciplines), and how sociology as a science can help you in your personal life experiences. Finally, this textbook is an excellent case study of the sociological analysis of the United States. How we used the US statistics, trends, and historical facts used herein can be a useful example for you to do a similar analysis of your own country, state, province, county, or even city.