Sociology 2e

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Sociology 2e Course Outline

What questions does sociological research answer?

How is the relationship between culture and sociology defined?

How does social interaction influence our everyday lives?

Why is socialization important?

What roles do groups and organization play in society?

How are deviance, crime handled with social controls?

What impact does media and technology have on society?

How is the United States Impacted by social stratification?

Why does global inequality exist?

How doe race and ethnicity affect society?

What are the differences between gender, sex, and sexuality?

What impact do the aging and elderly have on society?

In what ways are marriage and family defined?

Why do sociologists study religion?

What is the value of education?

How do governments and politics shape society?

What roles do work and the economy play in society?

How is health addressed on a societal level?

How can an increasing global population balance environmental concerns?

What factors typically inspire social movements and social change?

About the book

Sociology 2e 

Introduction to Sociology 2e adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical, one-semester introductory sociology course. It offers comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories. The textbook presents section reviews with rich questions, discussions that help students apply their knowledge, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. The second edition has been updated significantly to reflect the latest research and current, relevant examples.ts.

About the authors:

Contributing Authors

Heather Griffiths, Fayetteville State University
Nathan Keirns,
Zane State College
Eric Strayer,
Hartnell College
Susan Cody-Rydzewski,
Georgia Perimeter College
Gail Scaramuzzo,
Lackawanna College
Tommy Sadler,
Union University
Sally Vyain,
Ivy Tech Community College
Jeff Bry,
Minnesota State Community and Technical College at Moorhead
Faye Jones,
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

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