A Down-to-Earth Approach
James Henslin shares the excitement of sociology in Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, 11/e. With his acclaimed "down-to-earth" approach and personal writing style, the author highlights the sociology of everyday life and its relevance to students' lives. With wit, personal reflection, and illuminating examples, Henslin stimulates students’ sociological imagination so they can better perceive how the pieces of society fit together. In addition to this trademark down-to-earth approach, other distinctive features include: comparative perspectives, the globalization of capitalism, and visual presentations of sociology.
MySocLab is an integral part of the Henslin learning program. Engaging activities and assessments provide a teaching a learning system that helps students see the world through a sociological lens. With MySocLab, students can develop critical thinking skills through writing, explore real-world data through the new Social Explorer, and watch the latest entries in the Core Concept Video Series.
This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. It:
Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach,
Personalizes Learning with MySocLab: MySocLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program. It helps students prepare for class and instructor gauge individual and class performance.
Explores a A Down-to-Earth Approach: This title highlights the sociology of everyday life and its relevance to students' lives.
Improves Critical Thinking: Features throughout help build critical thinking skills.
Understands Social Change: An important theme of the text, social change over time, examines what society was previously like, how it has changed, and what the implications are for the present and future.
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Part I: The Sociological Perspective
Chapter 1: The Sociological Perspective
Chapter 2: Culture
Chapter 3: Socialization
Chapter 4: Social Structure and Social Interaction
Chapter 5: Social Groups and Formal Organizations
Part II: Social Groups and Social Control
Chapter 6: Deviance and Social Control
Part III: Social Inequality
Chapter 7: Global Stratification
Chapter 8: Social Class in the United States
Chapter 9: Race and Ethnicity
Chapter 10: Gender and Age
Part IV: Social Institutions
Chapter 11: Politics and the Economy
Chapter 12: Marriage and Family
Chapter 13: Education and Religion
Part V: Social Change
Chapter 14: Population and Urbanization
Chapter 15: Social Change and the Environment