Global Problems, Global Solutions
Prospects for a Better World
- JoAnn Chirico - The Pennsylvania State University, University College
Introductory Sociology | Social Problems | Social Problems | Sociology of Globalization |
Global Problems, Global Solutions: Prospects for a Better World approaches social problems from a global perspective with an emphasis on using one’s sociological imagination. Perfect for instructors who involve students in research, this text connects problems borne by individuals to regional, global and historical forces, and stresses the importance of evidence in forming opinions and policies addressing social issues. The book introduces readers to the complexities of the major problems that confront us today such as violent conflict, poverty, climate change, human trafficking and other issues that we encounter in our lives. It book concludes with a chapter on politics and government, underscoring the need for good governance at all levels–and cooperation among many layers of government–to build a better world.
Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:
- A Microsoft® Word test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
- Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course. Highlight essential content, features, and artwork from the book.
- Lecture notes that summarize key concepts by chapter to help in lecture preparation and class discussions.
The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:
· Mobile-friendly web quizzes allow for independent assessment of progress made in learning course material.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Private Troubles and Social Problems
Chapter 2: Socioeconomic Fault Lines