John D. Carl THINK Sociology

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THINK Sociology

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With an engaging visual design, 15 page chapters, and readings from popular trade titles, THINK Sociology is the introductory Sociology text your students will read.

 

THINK Sociology is informed with the latest research and the most contemporary examples, allowing you to bring current events directly into your classroom with little additional work.

 

An engaging visual design developed with the benefit of extensive student feedback will engage your students and deliver the core concepts of Sociology in a way that they can actually understand.

 

The groundbreaking instructor supplements package will help you bring the core concepts of Sociology to life, without burdening your students with heavy, too dense and too expensive learning solutions. 

 

Thinkspot, the text’s open access website, provides students with a large resource of tools to help them achieve a better grade.

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About the Author:

John Carl's interest in sociology grew from his interests and job experiences after college, which included working in hospitals, schools, churches and prisons. John reflects, “In these many diverse encounters I continued to notice how often the structures of society often did not support the change so desperately sought after by the individual.  I began to reflect on my sociology courses from my undergraduate work and decided to return to graduate school to study sociology.”

 

Returning to graduate school at the University of Oklahoma, he became passionate about the study of Criminology and Stratification completing his Ph.D. while teaching full time at Rose State College.  John says, “I found that every part of my life to this point, fit perfectly with the study of sociology.  It is a diverse and exciting field that helps a person understand their world.”

 

Today, teaching remains his primary focus. John Carl has excelled in the classroom, winning awards for his teaching and working to build and improve the sociology program at Rose State.  “I teach the introductory class every semester because I believe it is the most important course in any department.  It is where students get the foundation they need for their continued study of sociology.  In these classes, my goal is simple.  To teach students to think sociologically so that they can consider any new event in the light of that thought.” 

 

When asked why he wrote Think Sociology, the answer was simple: “This book is truly a labor of love for me.  I wanted to write a book that is filled with examples used in the classroom and written in a language that students can understand without compromising the core concepts of sociology."

 

John lives in Oklahoma with his family, wife Keven, and daughters Sara and Caroline.  In his free time, John plays golf, gardens, throws pottery, and plays his guitar.  He continues to move from the classroom to community by being active in non-profit leadership in his home community and providing training to non-profit boards so they may better achieve their goals.  John suggests, “It is all part of sociology, not only to understand the world in which we live, but to take that understanding from the classroom and use it to improve the community.”

Review:

OVERALL

"Scholarly and readable."

George Wilson

University of Miami

 

"Clarity of expressions, excellent writing style, and the use of current examples that students and faculty can easily relate to."

Francis Adeola

University of New Orleans

 

VISUAL DESIGN

"Today's students are visual learners. [This text] contains the best visuals I've seen in a sociology textbook."

Maria Jose Tenuto   

College of Lake County

 

"User-friendly"

Hua-Lun Huang

University of Louisiana - Lafayette

 

"Much information is provided in a digestible format."

Maria Jose Tenuto   

College of Lake County

 

CURRENT & POPULAR CULTURE EXAMPLES

"I was impressed with the current popular culture references and examples."

Maria Jose Tenuto   

College of Lake County

 

"A lot of current events....Real live examples helps the student. I think that this text is very well done."

Candace Shivers

Mount Wachusett Community College

 

"I was amazed at how current the events were."

Cindy Epperson

St. Louis Community College

 

"I can visualize my students engaged in interesting conversations and actually reading the book!"

Cindy Epperson

St. Louis Community College 

 

"His use of media examples and international examples woven with theory and/or methods is effective in giving life to the text."

Mike Hirsch

Huston Tillotson University

 

 

CONTENT

"Nicely gets at tension between individual and extra-individual dynamics in shaping attitude and position in society."

George Wilson

University of Miami

 

"I really like the discussion of the sociological imagination, the author does a very good job of bringing the world into the student's classroom."

A.J. Jacobs

East Carolina University

 

"Solid global references"

Rita Sakitt

Suffolk County Community College

 

CONNECTING SOCIOLOGY AND THE WORLD

"This text provides a sense of real world engagement to theoretical concepts."

Anita Gardner

Cleveland Community College

 

"I like the focus on the application of theoretical perspectives."

Danielle Ficco

Westminster College

 

" This book is easy to read and...demonstrates how the classroom is a microcosm of the larger world in which we live, work, and play."

Ronald Penton

Gulf Coast Community College

 

"Good job of coming up with real life examples and brings the world into the book."

Brook Strahn-Koller

Kirkwood Community College

 

SERVICE LEARNING

"I would certainly recommend this textbook to anyone who has or will integrate service-learning as part of their curriculum."

Anita Gardner

Cleveland Community College

 

GLOBALIZATION

"The author brought a globalized approach."

Sheldon Helfing

College of the Canyons

 

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