Introduction to the Student Study Site
This student study site is intended to enhance students' understanding of Sociology, Brief Edition by David M. Newman. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing the potential for students to learn and enhance class discussion.
The Web-Based Student Study Site contains a variety of student resources including E-flashcards, Web quizzing for students, recommended Web sites for further research, and research articles related from the SAGE full-text collection.
Learning from SAGE Journal Articles
Full text research articles are presented by section so that students can identify the key topics covered. Moreover, the articles are accompanied by questions to help students evaluate each piece, as well as links to the journals in which the articles were originally published.
Used together, all of these web resources should create a comprehensive study package for students to supplement their learning of Sociology, Brief Edition.
PBS Frontline Program Links
Chapter specific links to relevant PBS Frontline video programs, with discussion questions to help students to frame the programs in a sociological way.
NPR “This American Life” Program Links
Chapter specific links to relevant NPR “This American Life” audio programs, with discussion questions to help students to frame the programs in a sociological way.
Summary Outlines are provided for students to easily print out and reference as they study the materials in the textbook.
The web quiz for students provides multiple choice and true/false questions to enhance students' understanding of the material. Answers are provided for each of the questions.
The E-Flashcards are a tool for students to enhance their understanding of key terms outlined in the sections. E-Flashcards may also be used as a study tool for exams and quizzes.
Contact the Publisher
We invite your reactions to both Sociology, Brief Edition and this site.
Acknowledgments and Thanks
Thanks to David M. Newman, who wrote an excellent textbook. Thanks also to Norman Conti, PhD, Duquesne University, who created these student resource materials.