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Sociology Brief

Connect for Schaefer, Sociology: A Brief Introduction, 10e

Rick Schaefer

The tenth edition of Richard T. Schaefer’s Sociology: A Brief Introductionencourages students to take sociology with them in their everyday lives.Through this comprehensive, up-to-date presentation of sociology, students learn to think critically about society and their own lives from a wide range of classical and contemporary perspectives. Combining balanced coverage of theory with current research findings, examples that students can relate to, and abundant learning aids and exercises, the new edition continues to encourage the development of sociological imagination.


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    Active Learning Environment: Investigative Sociology

    These engaging, interactive, story-based online activities challenge students to delve deeply into the issues of race, class, gender, and culture. Each activity places students in realistic situations that deal with provocative sociological concepts and help expand students sociological imagination in the process.

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