This all started with your students, in your classrooms and hallways. Through conversations, focus groups, surveys and interviews, we asked your students to tell us how they learn and to give us their impression of textbooks in general. When and where they study. And… why? Some of their comments surprised us, while others didn’t: “(the book is) too long” and “too expensive.”Many of them said they didn’t even buy books, new OR used.
And then we turned to you for your input on the solutions that your students liked best: briefer chapters, flash cards, video clips and even online quizzing. Over xxx of your peers joined us online and in face-to-face focus groups to enhance our student offerings.
The result? A brief paperback that includes a suite of learning aids to accommodate the busy and diverse lifestyles of today’s learners, like flash cards and videos. In addition, we even created a few new tools to help you with your course.
Introducing SOC, an innovative concept in teaching and learning solutions for your principles of microeconomics course designed to best reach today’s students. SOC says it all using only four letters—and not only is it how students abbreviate economics in a text message, this is also the way your course is listed in the catalogue. Most importantly, SOC is the new solution that you and your students built together.
Interested in the SOC story? Have a comment to share with us? Click here to contact the SOC team.
Be sure to visit the “Student” side of the website (by clicking on the link above) to view activities that can be used in class, such as “Sociology in the Media,” “Applying Sociology to Your Life,” as well as several assignable activities.
FEATURES OF SOC
SOC offers many features to help you teach and students learn. The following are just a few we think you might be interested in.
Engaging Layout: The hallmark of (4LTR Press Title) is a visually engaging design implemented with pedagogic sensibilities. Photos and graphics help the text come alive for visual learners and enrich the presentation of the material. Headers are easy to follow, allowing students to quickly identify the main concepts in the chapter and how they relate to each other.
Chapter in Review. Eighteen individual, detachable cards each contain all the pertinent review information from the corresponding chapter. Terms, definitions, section summaries, and important diagrams are all on one card for students to use as prompts as they study for the course. The first card shows students how to integrate the card into a well-rounded, layered study program.
Prep Cards for Instructors. Individual, detachable cards each contain a quick overview of the corresponding chapter from a teaching perspective: chapter outline, topics covered, terms covered, PowerPoint® highlights, video teaching notes, additional examples not found in the student or instructor editions, assignments, and more to help you plan and deliver your course efficiently.
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SUPPLEMENTS FOR SOC
PowerLecture with Examview
The PowerLecture holds many resources that were designed to help you teach your class with ease. For SOC, the PowerLecture includes:
• Powerpoint Lectures,
• Image Library,
• & more.
4ltrpress.cengage.com/soc for Students
While using SOC, your students will have access to a rich array of teaching and learning resources that you won’t find anywhere else.
- Printable flashcards
- Interactive flashcards
- Sociology in the Media
- Applying Sociology to Your Everyday Life
- Internet Activities
- Internet Connections
- Chapter Worksheets
- Note-taking Outlines
- Interactive Quizzing
- Video Clips with Discussion Questions
4ltrpress.cengage.com/soc for Instructors
When you adopt SOC, you will have access to a suite of teaching supplements designed to help you get up and running quickly no matter what your class size or teaching experience.
• Instructor Manual, including chapter outlines, chapter summaries, learning objectives, lecture outlines, and key terms.
• Test Bank
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1. Thinking Like a Sociologist.
Chapter 2. Examining Our Social World.
Chapter 3. Culture.
Chapter 4. Socialization
Chapter 5. Social Interaction
Chapter 6. Groups, Organizations, and Institutions.
Chapter 7. Deviance, Crime, and the Criminal Justice System.
Chapter 8. Social Stratification.
Chapter 9. Gender and Sexuality.
Chapter 10. Race and Ethnicity.
Chapter 11. Politics.
Chapter 12. Work and the Economy.
Chapter 13. Families and Aging.
Chapter 14. Education.
Chapter 15. Religion.
Chapter 16. Population, Urbanization, and the Environment.
Chapter 17. Social Change: Collective Behavior, Social Movements, and Technology.
Chapter 18. (THIS CHAPTER AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY) The Military, War, and Terrorism
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