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Discover Sociology: Core Concepts - Vantage Digital Option

Second Edition


January 2020 | SAGE Publications, Inc

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Discover Sociology: Core Concepts – Vantage Digital Option, Second Edition delivers trusted SAGE textbook content on SAGE Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools, all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. Built with you and your students in mind, it offers easy course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class. With evidence-based instructional design at the core, SAGE Vantage creates more time for engaged learning and empowered teaching, keeping the classroom where it belongs—in your hands. 

Easy to access across mobile, desktop, and tablet devices, SAGE Vantage enables students to engage with the material you choose, learn by applying knowledge, and soar with confidence by performing better in your course. 

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
  • Pedagogical Scaffolding
    Builds on core concepts, moving students from basic understanding to mastery.

  • Confidence Builder
    Offers frequent knowledge checks, applied-learning multimedia tools, and chapter tests with focused feedback to assure students know key concepts.

  • eReading Experience
    Makes it easy for students to study wherever they are—students can take notes, highlight content, look up definitions, and more!

  • Time-saving Flexibility
    Feeds auto-graded assignments to your gradebook, with real-time insight into student and class performance.

  • Quality Content
    Written by expert authors and teachers, content is not sacrificed for technical features. 

  • Honest Value
    Affordable access to easy-to-use, quality learning tools students will appreciate.
About Discover Sociology: Core Concepts, Second Edition
Show students the relevance of sociology to their lives. Adapted from Discover Sociology, Fourth Edition, Discover Sociology: Core Concepts explores sociology as a discipline of curious minds, with the theoretical, conceptual, and empirical tools needed to understand, analyze, and even change the world—all in a more streamlined format. The Second Edition of Core Concepts is ideal for shorter courses (quarter schools, summer and intersession courses), or semester-long courses where instructors want to spend more time on "core" topics and/or assign other course materials.

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Key features
DIGITAL PRODUCT FEATURES:
  • 3-step course setup is so fast you can complete it in minutes!
  • Control over assignments, content selection, due dates, and grading empowers you to teach your way.
  • Quality content authored by the experts you trust.
  • eReading experience makes it easy to learn and study by presenting content in easy-to-digest segments featuring note-taking, highlighting, definition look-up, and more.
  • LMS integration provides single sign-on with streamlined grading capabilities and course management tools.
  • Auto-graded assignments include:
    • formative knowledge checks for each major section of the text that quickly reinforce what students have read and ensure they stay on track; 
    • dynamic, hands-on multimedia activities that tie real world examples and motivate students to read, prepare for class;
    • summative chapter tests that reinforce important themes; and
    • helpful hints and feedback (provided with all assignments) that offer context and explain why an answer is correct or incorrect, allowing students to study more effectively.
  • Compelling polling questions bring concepts to life and drive meaningful comprehension and classroom discussion.
  • Short-answer questions provide application and reflection opportunities connected to key concepts.
  • Instructor reports track student activity and provide analytics so you can adapt instruction as needed.
  • A student dashboard offers easy access to grades, so students know exactly where they stand in your course and where they might improve.
  • Honest value gives students access to quality content and learning tools at a price they will appreciate. 

Key Features of Discover Sociology: Core Concepts, Second Edition
  • Assignable SAGE Premium Video (available on the SAGE Vantage platform, linked through SAGE Coursepacks) is curated and produced exclusively for this text to bring concepts to life and appeal to diverse learners, featuring animated concept videos, as well as licensed AP news clips.

  • SAGE Sociology News Clips connect core sociological concepts to brief, 2-4 minute news clips of current events, such as   
    • New Federal Health Guidelines for Americans
    • Encouraging Women in Tech
    • Child Sex Trafficking
    • Child Hunger in War-Ravaged Yemen
    • Beer and Faith
    • Retail Workers See Shift Amid Changing Landscape
    • Opioid Crisis Strains Families and the Foster System
    • State Elections See Infusion of Women Candidates
    • U.S. March for Our Lives

  • New data analysis activities (available on the SAGE Vantage platform, linked through SAGE Coursepacks) in each chapter, using interactive data visualization tools from SAGE Stats, help students build essential data literacy skills.

  • A new Discover Intersections boxed feature illustrates a key sociological insight: how race, class, gender, and other statuses often combine to shape our life chances and the organization of power in society.

  • New openers drawn from contemporary issues and events speak to the real-life experiences or concerns of today’s students.

  • Every chapter in the book integrates the latest empirical research from sociology, highlighting the point that sociology is about the scientific understanding of the social world—rigorous research can illuminate the sociological roots of diverse phenomena and institutions, ranging from poverty and deviance to capitalism and the nuclear family.

  • Expanded coverage of issues such as intersectionality, popular culture, and changes in the contemporary population of college students in the U.S. give students a deeper understanding of key sociological concepts. 
    The What can I do with a sociology degree? feature has been revised to reflect greater gender, geographic, age, and career diversity.
  • The What can I do with a sociology degree? feature has been revised to reflect greater gender, geographic, age, and career diversity.

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