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Sociology in Action- Vantage Learning Platform

Sociology in Action- Vantage Learning Platform

Third Edition
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January 2023 | SAGE Publications, Inc

About Sociology in Action - Vantage Learning Platform, Third Edition

An intuitive learning platform you (and your students) will actually love.

Sociology in Action, Third Edition is offered in Sage Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality Sage textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support.

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Search Reference: Vantage Digital Option and Course tools done right

Kathleen Odell Korgen
Chapter 1. Training Your Sociological Eye
Kathleen S. Lowney
Chapter 2. Understanding Theory
Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur and Amanda M. Jungels
Chapter 3. Using Research Methods
David E. Rohall
Chapter 4. Recognizing Culture
Amy Sodaro
Chapter 5. Understanding Socialization and Interaction
Rena C. Zito
Chapter 6. Identifying Deviant
Sandra Enos
Chapter 7. Confronting Economic Inequality
Maxine P. Atkinson
Chapter 8. Constructing Gender, Sex, and Sexuality
Kathleen Odell Korgen
Chapter 9. Recognizing the Importance of Race
Richard A. Zdan
Chapter 10. Understanding Institutions: Politics and the Economy
Carissa Froyum
Chapter 11. Understanding Institutions: Family
Melissa S. Fry
Chapter 12. Understanding Institutions: Education
Amy Irby-Shasanmi
Chapter 13. Experiencing Health, Illness, and Medical Care
Andrea N. Hunt
Chapter 14. Understanding Institutions: Religion
John Chung-En Liu
Chapter 15. Saving the Environment
Wendy M. Christensen
Chapter 16. Changing Society through Social Movements

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Enables Easy, 3-Step Course Creation. Our simple interface enables you to create your course in minutes so you can focus on content. Just enter your course information, select your assignments and grading preferences, and review your settings.

Drives Student Engagement. An evidence-based learning design integrates text content with frequent multimedia activities and learning assessments to facilitate better student preparation, engagement, and learning retention.
  • A student dashboard offers easy access to text content and visually tracks progress on assignments and assessments.
  • Study tools, including flashcards and note-taking, highlighting, and definition look-up capabilities, give students all they need for class preparation and course success.
  • Assignable Knowledge Checks (with helpful hints) provide formative assessments after each major section of text content to reinforce retention of key concepts.
  • Critical Thinking Checks and Chapter Quizzes provide summative assessments at the end of each chapter to measure progress and long-term retention.
  • Assignable multimedia activities with assessment—including video, data, reading, and self-assessment activities—build critical thinking and data literacy while consistently engaging students in an interactive application of text content. Focused feedback on correct and incorrect answers eliminates any guesswork in the learning journey.
Ensures Student Accountability. Auto-graded assignments feed your gradebook while instructor reports complement your ability to track student activity, assignment completion, and learning objective mastery. These real-time analytics provide quick insights into individual and class performance for tailoring course instruction to help you address the needs of struggling students.

Delivers First-day-of-class Access and Flexibility. With our 2-week grace period access, all students can use Vantage on the very first day of class. The flexibility to use Vantage on mobile, desktop, or tablet devices means your dynamic Vantage content will consistently be available to learners any time they need it.

Offers Best-in-class Technical Support and Training. Our personalized support for instructors, students, and LMS administrators facilitates an easy transition to Vantage and the quality service you’ve come to expect from SAGE.
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New to this Edition:
  • Includes only perspectives and midrange theories that relate directly to the subject matter in each chapter.
  • New Doing Sociology, Discussion Questions, and Sociologists in Action features (each including a discussion question). All Doing Sociology learning activities in the text are now assignable activities in Vantage.
  • Some Doing Sociology activities prompt students to analyze and interpret data from charts, tables, and maps in the text. The Third Edition contains more of these activities that can be completed in less than 15 minutes.
  • Without adding to their length, all chapters have been thoroughly updated, including, but not limited to, new or updated coverage of:
    • The January 6 insurrection, political polarization, and instability
    • The Covid-19 pandemic and its repercussions on individuals and society
    • The latest issues facing the LGBTQ community, people of color, immigrants, and refugees
    • Student loan debt
    • Climate change
    • The connections among social position, place and health, and life expectancy
    • The relationship between sociological knowledge and democracy
Key Features:
  • Each chapter is contributed by an expert in that subject who also uses active learning techniques in his or her classroom.
  • Several Doing Sociology learning activities in each chapter provide instructors with an abundance of ready-to-use activities for a wide range of instructional settings.
  • Choose from a variety of activity types including personal reflection, content and data analysis, collaboration and group activities, observations, and short guided-research projects.
  • Consider This discussion questions encourage students to think more deeply about concepts for in-class discussions or assignments.
  • Sociologists in Action boxes spotlight the work of a student or a professional sociologist to illustrate how students can use sociological tools to make a positive impact on society.
  • Chapter Summaries emphasize key chapter content as a quick study reference, helping reinforce material.
  • Check Your Understanding questions help students stop and self-assess whether they comprehend the key points of every section.
  • Key terms and a glossary reinforce and define concepts to encourage on-the-spot comprehension.

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