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MindTap® Sociology powered by Knewton, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Ferrante's Sociology: A Global Perspective, 9th Edition

  • Joan Ferrante Northern Kentucky University
  • ISBN-10: 1305493087  |  ISBN-13: 9781305493087
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $76.00
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Overview

MindTap™ Sociology powered by Knewton for Ferrante's Sociology: A Global Perspective, 9th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. Powered by Knewton, MindTap Sociology’s adaptive learning capability recommends chapter sections, assessment questions, and other study materials on concepts on which individual students needs the most improvement. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage.

Features and Benefits

  • Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • Create a unique learning path of relevant readings, multimedia and activities that move students up the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension to analysis, application and critical thinking.
  • Integrate your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, Google Docs and more.
  • Use powerful analytics and reports that provide a snapshot of class progress, time in course, engagement and completion.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times—both individually and compared to the highest performers in class.
  • Help students stay organized and efficient with a single destination that reflects exactly what’s important to you, the instructor.
  • Automatically grade assignments and quizzes.
  • Powered by Knewton, MindTap Sociology’s adaptive learning capability helps each individual student focus on areas needing the most improvement.

Content and Assets

The MindTap Learning Path guides students through readings, multimedia, and activities designed to follow the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension up to analysis and application. By hiding, rearranging, or adding your own content, you control what students see and when they see it and match the Learning Path to your course syllabus exactly.


The Sociological Imagination.
Sociological Perspectives and Methods of Research.
Culture.
Socialization.
Social Structure and Social Interaction.
Formal Organizations.
Deviance, Conformity, and Social Control.
Social Inequality.
Race.
Gender and Sexualities.
Economics and Politics.
Family.
Education.
Religion.
Population and Health Care.
Social Change.

Alternate Formats

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  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1305493079  | ISBN-13: 9781305493070

    List Price = $76.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $57.00

  • MindTap 1 Term (6 Months) + Loose-leaf

    ISBN-10:  1305786165 | ISBN-13:  9781305786165

    List Price = $95.95  | CengageBrain Price = $95.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $72.00

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Text + MindTap® Sociology, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1305361652  | ISBN-13: 9781305361652

List Price = $226.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $170.75

This Bundle Includes:

  • Sociology: A Global Perspective
    List Price = $213.95  | CengageBrain Price = $213.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $160.75
  • MindTap® Sociology, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $76.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $57.00


ePack: Sociology: A Global Perspective, Loose-leaf Version, 9th + MindTap® Sociology powered by Knewton, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1305786165 | ISBN-13:  9781305786165

List Price = $95.95  | CengageBrain Price = $95.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $72.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • Sociology: A Global Perspective, Loose-leaf Version
    List Price = $136.95  | CengageBrain Price = $136.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $102.75
  • MindTap® Sociology powered by Knewton, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Ferrante's Sociology: A Global Perspective
    List Price = $76.00  | CengageBrain Price = $76.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $76.00


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Joan Ferrante

Joan Ferrante is a professor of sociology at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) as well as project director of the Campus Connect Student Philanthropy Project, which awards grants primarily to Kentucky and Ohio colleges and universities to support the integration of student philanthropy projects with academic coursework. In addition, Dr. Ferrante sponsors a Study Abroad Scholarship at NKU called “Beyond the Classroom.” Open to any student who has used her introductory text (new or used), the scholarship annually awards funds to five students to support their studies outside the United States. Respected among instructors and students alike, Dr. Ferrante also is the author of Sociology: A Global Perspective, 9th Edition and co-editor of The Social Construction of Race and Ethnicity in the United States. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati.

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