This Revel Combo Access pack includes a Revel access code plus a loose-leaf print reference (delivered by mail) to complement your Revel experience.
DIGITAL UPDATE available now
For courses in Introductory Sociology
Help students see how their world shapes them and how they in turn can shape the world
Revel® Sociology: Structure and Change focuses on the relationship between social structure and agency, teaching students how the structure of society influences individual lives and how individuals can exert agency to influence the social world. Throughout this fresh, contemporary approach to Introductory Sociology, author Jodie Lawston provides real-world examples of what others have done to engage in social change and then asks students to outline what they can do to become agents of change themselves. By focusing on the related themes of social structure and agency, Sociology: Structure and Change arms students with the sense that they can and will have a positive influence on the world. The Digital Update offers the latest data and narrative updates that reinforce the relevance of key concepts to students lives.
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Highlights of the DIGITAL UPDATE (available now)
- UPDATED - Data-rich interactive maps, figures, and tables with Social Explorer technology let students interact with real data to explore the concepts theyve just read about. For the Digital Update, all interactive data visualizations have been updated with the latest available data.
- UPDATED - Trending Now Current Event Bulletins bring currency into your classroom with author-written articles that connect key concepts with real-life current events. Our authors regularly add new or revised articles to ensure that your students have relevant examples to help them engage with the course. Topics include:
- NEW - Black Lives Matter
- Securing Rights for Nonhuman Animals
- McDonalds Employees Declare Times Up
- NEW - Voice-activated technology gives students the power to listen on Amazon Alexa-enabled or Google Assistant-enabled devices using simple voice commands.
- UPDATED - Narrative updates throughout the text ensure that real-world social, political, and cultural examples are as current as possible. Highlights of new and updated content include:
- an expanded discussion of dominant culture in Chapter 3
- coverage in Chapter 5 of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, who made headlines in 2019 when a yearbook photo of him dressed in blackface with a friend posed in a Ku Klux Klan robe
- an expanded discussion of formal and informal social control in Chapter 7
- an expanded and updated discussion of the Trump administrations ban on transgender individuals in the military in Chapter 11
- new research on gender differences in standardized testing performance in Chapter 13
- a new introduction to Chapter 16 focusing on the historic number of women who ran in the 2018 midterms and the many firsts resulting from these elections
- a revised and updated discussion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Chapter 17
- a revised and updated discussion of natural resource depletion worldwide in Chapter 18
- revised and updated coverage of the Times Up and #MeToo movements in Chapter 19
Enlightening interactive features emphasize key themes
- Structure Matters interactives enable students to relate social structure issues to their own experiences, which helps them to understand the true force of social structure on individuals. When combined with author Jodie Lawstons relatable, example-based approach to social structure, this content helps students understand the interconnectedness of social phenomena and the influence of social forces on individuals.
- Structure Matters adaptive scenario activities allow students to choose among various explanations for a social phenomenon, walking them through the process of determining if an explanation is structural or not.
- Structure Matters simulations illustrate examples (via images and captions) of why social structure matters.
- Agents of Change interactives make students aware of their own agency to bring about social change, giving them hope that they can help shape the world.
- Agents of Change: What Have Others Done? sections highlight real-world examples of how people have engaged in social change via small, local actions or broader attempts to combat larger issues. These features let students see how social structure affects their lives as well as the lives of others.
- Agents of Change: What Can You Do? sections at the conclusion of each chapter show the role of human agency in changing social structure. Revealing how sociological concepts can be used in informed dialogues outside the classroom, they help students take tangible steps toward truly getting involved in their social world.
Dynamic content designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn brings concepts to life
- The Pearson Originals docuseries is a series of high-quality social impact videos that exemplify and humanize key sociological concepts. These videos illustrate a variety of social issues and current events, creating opportunities for students to further develop their understanding of sociology. They help students connect with stories on a personal level, view people with greater empathy, and contextualize core concepts.
- Sociology Explained Pearson Originals videos illustrate complex sociological concepts in a simplified and entertaining 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.
- The Revel audio playlist lets students listen and learn as they go.
- Assessments tied to primary chapter sections, as well as full chapter exams, test student understanding of the concepts presented in the chapter and provide immediate feedback. These assessments allow students to test their understanding of the material as they read as well as enable instructors to track progress.
- The writing functionality in Revel enables educators to integrate writing among the best ways to foster and assess critical thinking into the course without significantly impacting their grading burden.
- Self-paced Journaling Prompts throughout the narrative encourage students to express their thoughts without breaking stride in their reading.
- Your Turn Shared Writing Activities following the What Can You Do? conclusion sections allow students to share ideas on social change and foster classroom community.
- Essays integrated directly within Revel allow instructors to assign the precise writing tasks they need for the course.
- Highlighting, note taking, and a glossary let students read and study however they like. Educators can add notes for students, too, including reminders or study tips.
Superior assignability, tracking, and pedagogical 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, Canvas, Brightspace by D2L, and Moodle. 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 their LMS Gradebook.
- Revel gives students everything they need in an integrated digital learning environment. But if students need a loose-leaf print reference to complement their Revel experience, they can purchase one from within their Revel course at any time.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Sociology
2. Sociological Research
5. Social Structure and Interaction
6. Groups and Organizations
7. Deviance, Crime, and Social Control
8. Social Class Stratification in the United States
9. Global Stratification
10. Race and Ethnicity
11. Gender and Sexuality
12. Family and Intimate Relationships
15. The Economy and Work
16. Politics and Government
17. Health, Medicine, and Aging
18. Population, Urbanization, and the Environment
19. Collective Behavior and Social Movements
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