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January 2020 | SAGE Publications, Inc

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Essentials of Sociology – Vantage Digital Option, Fourth Edition delivers trusted SAGE textbook content on SAGE vantage, an intuitive digital platform that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools, all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. Built with you and your students in mind, it offers easy course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class. With evidence-based instructional design at the core, SAGE vantage creates more time for engaged learning and empowered teaching, keeping the classroom where it belongs—in your hands. 

Easy to access across mobile, desktop, and tablet devices, SAGE vantage enables students to engage with the material you choose, learn by applying knowledge, and soar with confidence by performing better in your course. 

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About Essentials of Sociology, Fourth Edition
Show students the relevance of sociology to their lives. Adapted from Ritzer’s Introduction to Sociology, this text provides students with a rock-solid foundation in a shorter and more streamlined format.

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  • Our content delivered directly into your LMS;
  • Intuitive, simple format that makes it easy to integrate the material into your course with minimal effort;
  • Assessment tools that foster review, practice, and critical thinking, and offer a more complete way to measure student engagement including:
    • Diagnostic chapter quizzes that identify opportunities for improvement, track student progress, and ensure mastery of key learning objectives
    • Test banks built on Bloom's Taxonomy that provide a diverse range of test items with ExamView test generation
    • Activity and quiz options that allow you to choose only the assignments and tests you want 
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  • Chapter-specific discussion questions to help launch engaging classroom interaction while reinforcing important content
  • Assignable SAGE Premium Video (available on the SAGE vantage platform, linked through SAGE coursepacks) that is tied to learning objectives, and curated exclusively for this text to bring concepts to life and appeal to different learning styles, featuring: 
    • Corresponding multimedia assessment options that automatically feed to your gradebook
    • Comprehensive, downloadable, easy-to-use Media Guide in the Coursepack for every video resource, listing the chapter to which the video content is tied, matching learning objective(s), a helpful description of the video content, and assessment questions 
    • Animated videos bring key sociological concepts to life
    • New clips illustrate how sociological theories can be applied in today’s society
  • Assignable data exercises in each chapter help students build essential data literacy skills using interactive data visualization tools from SAGE Stats. Featuring data from private and public sources, these exercises offer students a dynamic way to analyze real-world data and think critically about the numbers.
  • Links to exceptional teaching resources from A.S.A.’s TRAILS (Teaching Resources and Innovation Library for Sociology) chosen specifically for this text
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  • Lecture notes that summarize key concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis to help you with preparation for lectures and class discussions
  • All tables and figures from the textbook 
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  • 3-step course setup is so fast you can complete it in minutes!
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  • eReading experience makes it easy to learn and study by presenting content in easy-to-digest segments featuring note-taking, highlighting, definition look-up, and more.
  • LMS integration provides single sign-on with streamlined grading capabilities and course management tools.
  • Auto-graded assignments include:
    • formative knowledge checks for each major section of the text that quickly reinforce what students have read and ensure they stay on track; 
    • dynamic, hands-on multimedia activities that tie real world examples and motivate students to read, prepare for class;
    • summative chapter tests that reinforce important themes; and
    • helpful hints and feedback (provided with all assignments) that offer context and explain why an answer is correct or incorrect, allowing students to study more effectively.
  • Compelling polling questions bring concepts to life and drive meaningful comprehension and classroom discussion.
  • Short-answer questions provide application and reflection opportunities connected to key concepts.
  • Instructor reports track student activity and provide analytics so you can adapt instruction as needed.
  • A student dashboard offers easy access to grades, so students know exactly where they stand in your course and where they might improve.
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Key Features of Essentials of Sociology, Second Edition
  • Assignable SAGE Premium Video (available on the SAGE vantage platform, linked through SAGE coursepacks) is curated and produced exclusively for this text to bring concepts to life and appeal to diverse learners, featuring animated concept videos, as well as licensed AP news clips.

  • The text focuses on several themes that help define social life today: 
    • Globalization—the flow of people, goods, institutions, and ideas across national borders. 
    • Consumer Culture—the meaning attached to getting and using material goods. 
    • Digital Living—social life mediated by digital technologies. 
  • Updated examples in the text and "Digital Living" boxes keep pace with changes in digital technology and online practices, including genealogy websites, Uber, Bitcoin, Tinder, the #MeToo movement, digital privacy, WikiLeaks, and cyberbullying.
  • New topics in the “Trending” boxes demonstrate the diversity of sociology's practitioners, methods, and subject matter. Featured authors include:
    • Robert Wuthnow (The Left Behind: Decline and Rage in Rural America)
    • Adam Reich and Peter Bearman (Working for Respect: Community and Conflict at Walmart)
    • Bruce Western (Homeward: Life in the Year after Prison)
    • Arlene Stein (Unbound: Transgender Men and Remaking of Identity)
    • Tressie McMillan Cottom (Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy)
    • Zevnep Tufekci (Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest)
    • Arlie Hochschild (Strangers in Their Own Land)
    • Lori Peek and Alice Fothergill (Children of Katrina)
    • Caitlyn Collins (Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving)
    • Jonathan Metzl (Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland)
  • New or updated subjects apply sociological thinking to the latest issues including:
    the 2016 U.S. election
    • Brexit
    • the global growth of ISIS
    • climate change
    • further segmentation of wealthy Americans as the "super rich"
    • transgender people in the U.S. armed forces 
    • charter schools
    • the legalization of marijuana
    • the Flint water crisis
    • fourth-wave feminism

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