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Sociology with MySocLab (with Peer Scholar) [School & Library Binding]

John J. Macionis , Linda M. Gerber


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Book Description

July 11 2008 0135049547 978-0135049549 6

Appropriate for 1st year courses in Intro Sociology.

 

MACIONIS/GERBER 6th: WAY AHEAD AS USUAL

 

The 6th Canadian edition of MACIONIS/GERBER, the acclaimed gold standard of comprehensive Sociology texts, continues evolving with new features and learning aids to intrigue and inspire today’s students.

 

Written by expert teachers with passion and insight, the 6th is an extensively updated and revitalized edition, with a new look, a new feel and cutting edge technology to enhance teaching and learning options. Aiming to cultivate a global perspective and a multicultural view, Sociology has strong appeal and a lasting impact on Canadian students. More than 200,000 students have taken their first steps in sociology with this book!

 

In 24 chapters, the theories of sociology are explained in a clear and balanced way, and concepts are repeatedly applied to real life events.  Continuing its focus on diversity, ethnicity, and gender issues, it now includes new material that highlights the relevance of sociology to careers of all sorts and examines the impact of popular culture and the mass media. With up-to-date statistics and research references, and examples that are relevant to students' lives and social context, Sociology is the most authoritative and comprehensive introduction to the discipline available in Canada. The 6th Canadian edition will be bundled with a Student Starter Kit for online access to MySocLab for Macionis/Gerber.

 

New! peerScholar - Makes the Impossible Possible! Bring writing assignments back into your course.

Developed within the context of a very large Intro Psychology class by instructors who were frustrated by the lack of alternatives, peerScholar is an exciting web-based tool designed to support writing and thinking assignments efficiently.  peerScholar will be provided within MySocLab for Sociology 6th edition.  Visit www.pearsoned.ca/peerscholar to learn more.


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Overwhelmingly [the students] indicated that they would recommend that this text continue to be used for this course.  This sounds like a resounding endorsement to me.

      - Professor, University of Manitoba

 

Using examples of popular culture will help in emphasizing the connection between this course and [the student’s] own career path (and life in general).  It will make it more relevant to them.

      - Linda McDevitt, Algonquin College

 

…this text is very comprehensive and has been a nice fit for this course.  It places a strong emphasis on theoretical and conceptual analysis which is incredibly important.  As well, while the text has strong Canadian content, it also has presented a nice global perspective. 

      - Professor, Fanshawe College

 

“Of course I will adopt the new edition. It’s the best text available in Canada.”

      - Professor, Kings, UWO

 

“I know we are only halfway through, but I am absolutely astonished by this book. I would suggest to anyone teaching a beginning sociology class to use it. Good book choice professors!”

      - Student, University of Windsor

From the Back Cover

The Sixth Canadian Edition of Sociology by Macionis and Gerber, the acclaimed gold standard of sociology texts in Canada, continues to evolve, with new features and learning aids to intrigue, inspire, and help students to succeed in sociology.

 

“I know we are only halfway through, but I am absolutely astonished by this book.”

–Student, University of Windsor

 

MySocLab is an online learning system for Sociology. This fun and easy-to-navigate site enhances Sociology, Sixth Canadian Edition, with a variety of learning resources.

  • Personalized Study Plan!
  • Ebook!
  • Get a Better Grade!

 

Introducing peerScholar

Extend your learning far beyond the content of the text!

  • Express your thoughts and ideas
  • Think critically about issues in Sociology
  • Discover the keys to writing a good assignment
  • Sharpen your writing skills
  • Learn from your peers

 

Explore all that MySocLab with peerScholar has to offer.

Go to www.mysoclab.com and follow the simple registration instructions on the Student Access Code Card bound inside the text. Your unique access code is hidden there. If you purchased a used book, you can purchase an Access Code Card at your campus bookstore (ISBN 0136065058).


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