Explore sociology's key concepts, theories, methods, and original voices--all in one innovative text.
Imagining Society: An Introduction to Sociology is an versatile and economical resource for your introductory course. With this single text, you can:
- Teach the discipline’s history, key concepts, subfields, and contributions to social science.
- Expose students to the central building blocks of sociology—short excerpts from the original works of classical and contemporary sociologists.
- Explain sociology’s key theoretical insights by connecting them to specific issues.
- Describe and illustrate the methods used by sociologists—not just in the opening chapter, but throughout the entire text.
- Engage students in thoughtful, self-directed projects and activities.
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- Links to exceptional teaching resources from A.S.A.’s TRAILS (Teaching Resources and Innovation Library for Sociology) chosen specifically for this text
- Editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides that offer flexibility when creating multimedia lectures so you don’t have to start from scratch but you can customize to your exact needs
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- An MCAT Guide for students that maps chapter content to sociology standards on the MCAT test and connects students with free online MCAT study-and-review websites
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