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Overview

Through ongoing research into students’ workflows and preferences, SOC from 4LTR Press combines an easy-reference, paperback textbook with Chapter Review Cards, and an innovative online experience – all at an affordable price. New for this edition, students explore SOC anywhere, anytime, and on most devices with SOC Online! With the intuitive StudyBits™ functionality, students study more effectively and can visually monitor their own progress. Coupled with straightforward course management, assessment, and analytics for instructors, SOC with SOC Online engages students of all generations and learning styles, and integrates seamlessly into your intro to sociology course. SOC features clear and provocative examples that help students grasp abstract ideas, understand conceptual relationships, and spark their sociological imaginations. Each addition includes updates to all figures, tables, and related texts.

Learn about 4LTR Press!

Nijole V. Benokraitis, University of Baltimore

Nijole V. Benokraitis, professor of sociology at the University of Baltimore, received a B.A. in sociology and English from Emmanuel College, an M.A. in sociology from the University of Illinois at Urbana, and a doctorate in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin. She has served as both chair and graduate program director of the University of Baltimore's Department of Sociology and has chaired numerous university committees. She has authored, coauthored, edited, or coedited eight books, including CONTEMPORARY ETHNIC FAMILIES IN THE UNITED STATES: CHARACTERISTICS, VARIATIONS, AND DYNAMICS; FEUDS ABOUT FAMILIES: CONSERVATIVE, CENTRIST, LIBERAL, AND FEMINIST PERSPECTIVES; MODERN SEXISM: BLATANT, SUBTLE, AND COVERT DISCRIMINATION; and SEEING OURSELVES: CLASSIC, CONTEMPORARY, AND CROSS-CULTURAL READINGS IN SOCIOLOGY. In addition, she has published numerous articles and book chapters on such topics as institutional racism and discrimination against women in government and higher education.
  • NEW 4LTR PRESS ONLINE: Created through a deep investigation of students' challenges and workflows both broadly and in intro to sociology , SOC Online enables students to study how and when they want−including on their devices! With the unique StudyBits™ functionality, students easily collect notes and create StudyBits™ from interactive content to collect what’s important. With intuitive tagging and filtering options, they maximize their study efforts as they make and review flashcards, take practice quizzes, view related content and track their progress all in one place! Coupled with straightforward course management, assessment, and analytics for instructors, SOC with SOC Online engages students of all generations and learning styles, and integrates seamlessly into your intro to sociology course and sets the stage for thinking critically about sociology.
  • NEW Improved Tables and Figures: To make course concepts clearer, at least one table, figure or exhibit in each chapter has been redesigned for improved clarity.
  • Every 4LTR Press solution comes complete with an engaging print textbook, tear-out review cards, an interactive digital solution, which offers study tools and the full text narrative, all delivered and influenced by a deep understanding of student’s workflow and learning styles. Available as print with online, print only, or online only, students have their choice of format all at the same affordable price.
  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format that increases the number of students who read the chapter without minimizing coverage for your course.
  • Tear-Out Review Cards at the back of the Student Editions provide students a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class and test preparation.
1. Thinking Like a Sociologist.
2. Examining Our Social World.
3. Culture.
4. Socialization.
5. Social Interaction and Social Structure.
6. Social Groups, Organizations, and Social Institutions.
7. Deviance, Crime, and the Criminal Justice System.
8. Social Stratification: United States and Global.
9. Gender and Sexuality.
10. Race and Ethnicity.
11. The Economy and Politics.
12. Families and Aging.
13. Education and Religion.
14. Health and Medicine
15. Population, Urbanization, and the Environment.
16. Social Change: Collective Behavior, Social Movements, and Technology.
4LTR Online
4LTR Press Online offers an affordable online textbook with flashcards, quizzes, and other study tools accessible from phones, tablets, and laptops.

This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

Standalone Digital Access — Ultimate Value

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  • ISBN-10: 1305660633
  • ISBN-13: 9781305660632
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $75.00
  • RETAIL $75.00

Better Grades with 4LTR Press Online

See what Michelle, a student using 4LTR Press, has to say about her learning experience.

“I used all aspects of the 4LTR Press solutions. I found them very helpful study tools.”

"The online help was great. The games made it so it wasn't boring and I retained more of the information."

"I like the online quizzes. They are very helpful. So are the chapter review cards. I use them before each exam."

"An accessible text that covers a breadth of topics for a sociology class while presenting a variety of sociological perspectives on each topic."

"The book has good visual appeal, nice graphics, and up-to-date, timely examples. I really like it."

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Instructor's Website

ISBN: 9781305961203
This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via www.cengage.com/login. Access and download PowerPoint presentations, images, instructor’s manual, and more.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305868045
Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to: import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want. Every question has undergone a series of accuracy checks and anti-piracy reviews, as well as a multi-point inspection to remove weak question options (e.g. all answers are correct), sharpen ambiguous questions, and ensure balanced coverage of major course concpets, difficulty levels, and Bloom’s Taxonomy. The test bank questions form the basis for the assessments in the SOC Online product, and are different from the Practice Quizzes available for students.