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This theoretically balanced; mainstream text is noteworthy for its use of SQ3R, built-in student study guide, and affordable price. Featuring exceptional scholarship and readability, this text provides a solid research-orientation to the basic principles of sociology while maintaining an accessible style.
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Jon Shepard has a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Since 1989, he has been a professor of sociology at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute where he is currently department head of the Department of Management. He has received several teaching awards, including the University Great Teacher Award at the University of Kentucky, where he received his Master's Degree and taught from 1968 to 1989. In addition to introductory sociology, business ethics is another of his current teaching and research interests.Review:
"The SQ3R technique is one of the major reasons for my adopting this textbook. The sectional questions, rather than just topic and subtopic coverage, provide the students with the opportunity to contrast their answers with those provided by the text. The additional tables and/or graphics permits the students to engage in their own personal "debunking" process"
"Sociology In The News and Doing Research sections are impressive features of this book. They tend to focus studentsâ€™ attention on contemporary social issues, make sociological concepts more applicable, and enhance critical thinking."
"I adopted this text because of its critical thinking/questioning approach to social issues, its balanced presentation of major theoretical perspectives, its emphasis on both basic and applied sociology, and its global perspective."
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Book Description West Group, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110314007288
Book Description West Group, 1992. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0314007288