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MindTap Sociology, Enhanced for Marriages, Families, and Relationships: Making Choices in a Diverse Society 13th Edition

Mary Ann Lamanna, Agnes Riedmann, Susan D. Stewart

  • Available January 2018
Starting At 76.00 See pricing and ISBN options


MindTap Sociology, enhanced for Lamanna/Riedmann/Stewart's Marriages, Families, and Relationships: Making Choices in a Diverse Society, 13th Edition is the digital learning solution that powers students from memorization to mastery. It gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. Empower students to accelerate their progress with MindTap. MindTap: Powered by You. MindTap combines all of a student’s learning tools, readings, and multimedia activities organized into one "Learning Path." Designed with the input of over 1,500 instructors and students, four new experiential activities cultivate students’ higher-order thinking with exploration, analysis, and creation to develop their sociological imagination through personal, local, and global lenses. MindTap gives you complete ownership of your content and learning experience. Customize the interactive syllabi, emphasize the most important topics, and add your own material or notes in the eBook. Our MindTap for Sociology: Course Management Navigator will help you integrate the new MindTap learning path into your course.

Mary Ann Lamanna, Emeritus, University of Nebraska, Omaha

Mary Ann Lamanna is Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She received her bachelor's degree Phi Beta Kappa from Washington University (St. Louis) in political science, her master's degree in sociology (minor in psychology) from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and her doctorate in sociology from the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of EMILE DURKHEIM ON THE FAMILY (Sage, 2002) and co-author of a book on Vietnamese refugees. She has published numerous articles in law, sociology, and medical humanities journals. Research and teaching interests include family, reproduction, and gender and law. Other research has concerned the sociology of literature, specifically "novels of terrorism," and a sociological analysis of Marcel Proust's novel IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME.

Agnes Riedmann, California State University, Stanislaus

Agnes Riedmann is Professor of Sociology at California State University, Stanislaus. She attended Clarke College, Dubuque. She received her bachelor's degree from Creighton University and her doctorate from the University of Nebraska. Her professional areas of interest are theory, family, and the sociology of body image. She is author of SCIENCE THAT COLONIZES: A CRITIQUE OF FERTILITY STUDIES IN AFRICA (Temple University Press, 1993). Dr. Riedmann spent academic year 2008-09 as a Fulbright Professor at the Graduate School for Social Research, affiliated with the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, where she taught courses in family, as well as in social policy and in globalization.

Susan D. Stewart, Iowa State University

Susan D. Stewart is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at Iowa State University. She received her doctorate in sociology from Bowling Green State University. Dr. Stewart's professional areas of interest are gender, family, and demography and specifically how complex living arrangements affect the physical and emotional health of adults and children. Dr. Stewart is the author of BRAVE NEW STEPFAMILIES and just completed a new book, CO-SLEEPING IN FAMILIES. Her research has been supported by grants from the NICHD, USDA, Joint Center for Poverty Research, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. She has published papers on a diverse range of topics, including child and adolescent obesity, eating habits, nutrition, fertility intentions and behavior, child support and visitation, stepchild adoption, and women's financial literacy.
  • MindTap, Enhanced Edition is an outcome-driven application that propels students from memorization to mastery. It’s the only platform that gives you complete ownership of your course. With it, you can challenge every student, build their confidence, and empower them to be unstoppable.
  • A DEDICATED TEAM, WHENEVER YOU NEED THEM. MindTap isn’t just a tool, it’s backed by a personalized team eager to support you. We help you set up your course and tailor it to your specific objectives, so you’ll be ready to make an impact from day one. And we’ll be standing by to help you and your students until the final day of the term.
  • PERSONAL. LOCAL. GLOBAL. Get your students to consider sociological issues from the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. Develop students’ sociological imagination through activities centered around understanding sociological concepts at the personal, local, and global level integrated throughout assignments.
  • EXPLORE THE SOCIOLOGICAL IMAGINATION. Develop empathy and enrich classroom discussion by having students experiencing other people’s perspectives and challenges. The Explore activity in each chapter requires critical decision making and evaluation. The open-ended questions that follow the simulation get students to reflect about their personal decisions made during the simulation as well as larger, more global consequences.
  • ADDRESS PERSONAL BIAS. Delve into students’ preconceived notions about a topic by polling their comparisons of two photos or scenarios. You have the power to make use of the data gathered – and view it by classroom, institution, and system - to catalyze class discussion. Then quiz students’ understanding of larger sociological concepts that feed from the analysis.
  • ENCAPSULATE CONCEPTS WITH CREATIVE PROJECTS. Get students to demonstrate analysis through a creative project, some of which are done individually as well as collaboratively. At the individual level, students demonstrate connections between one’s personal life and larger sociological concepts. Customizable rubrics and simple uploading functionality make these assignments engaging, structured, and accessible.
  • ACCESSIBLE ENHANCED E-READER CONTENT. Access the e-reader for the enhanced edition through MindTap, updated in its research, data, tables, figures, and photos. Features include a running glossary, list of key terms, chapter reviews, highlight, bookmark, and note functionality.
  • YOUR COURSE. YOUR CONTENT. Only MindTap gives you complete control over your course. You have the flexibility to reorder textbook chapters, add your own notes, and embed a variety of content including OER. Personalize course content to your students’ needs. They can even read your notes, add their own, and highlight key text to aid their progress. Our MindTap for Sociology: Course Management Navigator, specifically designed for sociologists’ course needs, helps you navigate the platform and integrate the activities into your unique course style.
  • ACCESS EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN ONE PLACE. Cut down on prep with MindTap’s preloaded, organized course materials. Teach more efficiently with interactive multimedia, assignments, quizzes, and more. And give your students the power to read, listen, and study on their phones, so they can learn on their terms.
  • EMPOWER YOUR STUDENTS TO REACH THEIR POTENTIAL. Twelve distinct metrics give you actionable insights into student engagement. Identify topics troubling your entire class and instantly communicate with struggling students. And students can track their scores to stay motivated toward their goals. Together, you can accelerate progress.
Read: Enhanced, updated e-reader text.

Explore: Develop your sociological imagination by considering the experiences of others. Make critical decisions and evaluate the data that shape each social experience.

Analyze: Critically examine your basic assumptions and compare your views on social phenomena to those of your classmates and other MindTap users. Assess your ability to draw connections between social data and theoretical concepts.

Create: Produce a video demonstrating connections between your own life and larger sociological concepts.
Each MindTap product offers the full, mobile-ready textbook combined with superior and proven learning tools at one affordable price. Students who purchase digital access can add a print option at any time when a print option is available for their course.

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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781337570046
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Instructor Diane Carter from the University of Idaho talks about how MindTap helps her personalize her course.

"[MindTap for Sociology] promotes a sense of understanding for a perspective and position that students may not have considered."

"[This is] a helpful tool for getting students to examine their own biases and how they make assumptions."

"[MindTap for Sociology provides a] way for shy or timid students to engage without speaking in front of the entire class."

“Students’ learning improved dramatically, and their grades improved by a full letter – from a C- to a B- average. I’ve never seen anything like this.”

“With MindTap, it’s so simple to find out which students are struggling in class. You pull up the analytics window and the students who are outliers are clearly identified in the lower left-hand quadrant.”

"There is a clear connection between those who are doing very well in the class and those who are enrolled in MindTap. They are paying better attention to deadlines and planning better for their semester. Those using MindTap regularly are definitely more engaged."

“I was awed because so many of my students earned an ‘A’ or ‘A-’ on the final exam. And students gave the MindTap intro class higher ratings than they gave my traditional intro class. I’m convinced that the higher course ratings and grades were, in large part, a result of students’ engagement.”

“MindTap definitely helped students be more prepared for lectures, because they engaged with the content before they came to class.”

"Once I started using MindTap I loved it. In fact, the students had so much success with it I actually expanded my pilot project, and I now use it in all of my classes."

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.


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