Introduction To Sociology

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9780070116023: Introduction To Sociology

If you want concise, clear, convenient access to the most important facts, ideas, and historical figures in sociology—all the central information that is taught in Intro to Sociology and core sociology courses—you can’t choose a handier, more economical book than this popular entry in the best-selling McGraw-Hill College Core Books series. It lets you brush up for tests, find answers fast, and review course fundamentals without getting bogged down with unnecessary details. Timesaving features such as chapter overviews and section summaries help keep you focused, and highlighted definitions (plus a comprehensive glossary) explain all the important terms your teacher expects you to know.

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Handy, concise, and economical, this book surveys sociology without overwhelming you with unnecessary details. You get a complete overview of Intro to Sociology or core sociology course fundamentals—with none of the distracting minutiae that fill many texts—in a convenient, easy-to-use resource that's compatible with virtually every standard textbook on the subject. Focusing on the essentials, including concepts and theories of sociology, social organization, the role of the individual in society, and famous sociologists and their research that every teacher expects you to know, this compact-sized book puts it all into easy-to-read, uncluttered classroom-style notes. It’s perfect for stowing in your backpack or back pocket for quick reference and review. Used alone or as a supplement to your classroom text, it reminds you of all the important facts you need to remember. Timesaving features include: Brief overviews at the beginning of each chapter. Concise section-opening summaries. Highlighted definitions of important terms. Clear subheads that point up important topics. A large glossary of important sociological terms. A complete index for finding what you need fast. If you don't have a lot of time but want to excel in class, this book helps you: Brush up before tests; Locate answers fast; Focus on important facts; Get the big picture without spending hours poring over lengthy texts.

About the Author:

Bruce J. Cohen, Ph.D., has chaired both the department of sociology and the department of criminal justice at C.W. Post Center of Long Island University. A former faculty member and administrator at Michigan State, he received his doctoral degree from that institution. Terri L. Orbuch, Ph. D., is a post-doctoral fellow and visiting professor in the department of psychology at the University of Iowa. She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on relationship loss, human sexuality, and aging/life course development. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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