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Chapter 1: Understanding Sociology
I read this book on iBook and it was easy to read and navigate. The biggest issue for me, and it is problematic, is that certain key sections within chapters, learning from other societies and sociology making a difference in particular, were shaded just slightly darker than the text so if you're studying late, have poor vision or aren't as engaged as you should be while ready then you might miss their relevance. Several other key sections were shaded in striking colors to help them stand out, this should be done consistently. Key words are also not colored in or printed in bold to show their significance. Links to external sites aren't as easily identifiable as they could be. I did like the inclusion of chats and photos to break up the sections of text, this worked really well.
Understanding Sociology: A Beginner’s Guide – Sociology …
C. Causes and Consequences of Social Change
Students will examine causes as well as consequences of social change, and the macrolevel patterns of change that sociologists have analyzed as significant over time, such as the movement to an increasingly rationalized, bureaucratized form of society.
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Understanding the cause of crime: Sociology and criminology
In this innovative spirit, Steve Barkan’s Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World makes sociology relevant for today’s students by balancing traditional coverage with a fresh approach that ironically takes them back to sociology’s American roots in the use of sociological knowledge for social reform.
Understanding Sociology And Core Sociological Concepts.
Like many introductory textbooks, this book covers all of the core topics of sociology in short, relatively straightforward ways. It is extremely similar to most other textbooks in this respect, and does not necessarily provide any novel or new insights that would make these chapters stand apart from competing texts. It does, though, present most of the topics that faculty teach introductory sociology through to provide a basis for students to move on to other upper-level sociology courses (with a basic understanding of core concepts, theories, methods, and social issues). To be fair, as a free and open textbook, this is reasonable supplemental reading for faculty to selectively use, though I am not sure how much more students will get from it once these key ideas are discussed/presented in class. The comprehensiveness of these texts, historically, was problematic because rarely can faculty teach all of these topics (and probably shouldn't), at the cost of depth and nuance.