Revel for Sociology, Tenth Canadian Edition, 10th edition

  • John J. Macionis
  • Linda M. Gerber
  • Sandra Colavecchia

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Sociology, Tenth Canadian Edition, places a thorough revision of the discipline’s leading textbook at the centre of an interactive learning program. Our outstanding learning program has been designed for both high-quality content and easy operation. Each major section of every chapter has a purpose, which is stated simply in the form of learning objectives. All the learning objectives are listed at the beginning of each chapter; they guide students through their reading of the chapter, and they appear again as the organizing structure of the Making the Grade summary at the chapter’s end.

Dynamic content designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn brings concepts to life 

To keep students engaged as they read, Revel integrates videos and interactives directly into the author-created narrative. By embedding interactive content, Revel has been designed to help students retain what they’ve read. 

  • Cognitive Skills. Some sections of the text focus on more basic cognitive skills—such as remembering the definitions of key concepts and understanding ideas to the point of being able to explain them in one’s own words—while others ask students to compare and contrast theories and apply them to specific topics.
  • Current Events Bulletin is a new feature showcasing author-written articles, updated or replaced during the year, that put breaking news and current events in the context of sociology. Each chapter begins with a short account of a recent event that will be familiar to students and that is closely tied to the chapter at hand.
  • Video Program. Videos are placed within the narrative where they are most relevant, ensuring that students encounter the videos at the most appropriate moment in their reading.
    • In “The Big Picture” videos, sociologist Jodie Lawston provides an introductory overview of the text chapter.
    • “The Basics” videos present a review of the most important concepts for each core topic in the course, using an animated whiteboard format.
    • “Sociology on the Job” videos, created by Professor Tracy Xavia Karner, connect the content of each chapter to the world of work and careers.
    •  “Sociology in Focus” videos feature a sociological perspective on today’s popular culture.
    •  “Social Inequalities” videos, featuring Lester Andrist, introduce notable sociologists who highlight their own research, emphasizing the importance of inequality based on race, class, and gender.
    • “Sociology Explainer” videos creatively convey sociological concepts by narrators that will appeal toa university-age audience.

Ensure students stay on track and encourage practice and review: 

Embedded assessments afford students opportunities to check their understanding at regular intervals before moving on. Assessments in Revel let instructors gauge student comprehension frequently, provide timely feedback, and address learning gaps along the way.

  • The Revel mobile app lets students read, practice, and study — anywhere, anytime, on any device. Content is available both online and offline, and the app syncs work across all registered devices automatically, giving students great flexibility to toggle between phone, tablet, and laptop as they move through their day. The app also lets students set assignment notifications to stay on top of all due dates.
  • Review Quizzes. Research shows that students learn material better when they are tested frequently; thus, these section quizzes, as well as the test questions at the end of every chapter, should be helpful learning aids.

Foster critical thinking through writing: 

The writing prompts in Revel, enables educators to integrate writing activities without significantly impacting their grading burden and ask students to think critically. These writing features include:

  • Students will consistently encounter Journal Prompts throughout each chapter, where they’re encouraged to write a response to a short-answer question applying what they’ve just learned.
  • A Shared Writing question at the end of each chapter asks students to respond to a question and see responses from their peers on the same question. These discussions offer students an opportunity to interact with each other in the context of their reading.

Superior assignability and tracking tools help educators make sure students are completing their reading and understanding core concepts

  • The assignment calendar allows educators to indicate precisely which readings must be completed on which dates. This clear, detailed schedule helps students stay on task by eliminating any ambiguity as to which material will be covered during each class. When they understand exactly what is expected of them, students are better motivated to keep up.
  • The performance dashboard empowers educators to monitor class assignment completion as well as individual student achievement. Actionable information, such as points earned on quizzes and tests and time on task, helps educators intersect with their students in meaningful ways. For example, the trending column reveals whether students' grades are improving or declining, helping educators to identify students who might need help to stay on track.
  • LMS integration provides institutions, instructors, and students easy access to their Revel courses via Blackboard Learn™ and Canvas™. With single sign-on, students can be ready to access an interactive blend of authors' narrative, media, and assessment on their first day. Flexible, on-demand grade synchronization capabilities allow educators to control exactly which grades should be transferred to the Blackboard or Canvas Gradebook.

Table of contents

1 The Sociological Perspective
2 Sociological Investigation
3 Culture
4 Society
5 Socialization
6 Social Interaction in Everyday Life
7 Mass Media and Social Media
8 Groups and Organizations
9 Sexuality and Society
10 Deviance
11 Social Stratification
12 Social Class in Canada
13 Global Stratification
14 Gender Stratification
15 Race and Ethnicity
16 Aging and the Elderly
17 The Economy and Work
18 Politics and Government
19 Families
20 Religion
21 Education
22 Health and Medicine
23 Population, Urbanization, and Environment
24 Collective Behaviour and Social Movements
25 Social Change: Traditional, Modern, andPostmodern Societies

Published by Pearson Canada (August 5th 2020) - Copyright © 2021