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Richard T. Schaefer

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Make Sociology new with McGraw-Hill’s Connect Sociology and the 10th edition of Sociology: A Brief Introduction. New to Connect is Investigate Sociology, a brand-new tool that develops students’ sociological imaginations by placing them in provocative scenarios where they must analyze various sources and determine a solution. Connect also comes with LearnSmart, an adaptive questioning tool proven to increase content comprehension and student results, as well as fun interactivities like In their Shoes and Applying the Perspectives that teach sociology’s three theoretical frameworks. Finally, make sure students come prepared to class by assigning our many e-book activities. With McGraw-Hill’s digital tools, focus on what you do best—teaching.

Unique to this program, Sociology: A Brief Introduction encourages students to take sociology with them in their everyday lives, just as Rick keeps a small notebook of daily sociological events. In Sociology brief, instructors get the most trusted content in manageable form. This, coupled with powerful digital learning tools, makes Sociology brief an ideal choice for your introductory course.

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Growing up in Chicago at a time when neighborhoods were going through transitions in ethnic and racial composition, Richard T. Schaefer found himself increasingly intrigued by what was happening, how people were reacting, and how these changes were affecting neighborhoods and people’s jobs. His interest in social issues caused him to gravitate to sociology courses at Northwestern University, where he received a B.A. in Sociology. "Originally as an undergraduate I thought I would go on to law school and become a lawyer. But after taking a few sociology courses, I found myself wanting to learn more about what sociologists studied and fascinated by the kinds of questions they raised." This fascination led him to obtain his M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago. Dr. Schaefer’s continuing interest in race relations led him to write his masters’ thesis on the membership of the Ku Klux Klan and his doctoral thesis on racial prejudice and race relations in Great Britain. Dr. Schaefer went on to become a professor of sociology. He has taught introductory sociology for 30 years to students in colleges, adult education programs, nursing programs, and even a maximum-security prison. Dr. Schaefer’s love of teaching is apparent in his interaction with his students. "I find myself constantly learning from the students who are in my classes and from reading what they write. Their insights into the material we read or current events that we discuss often become part of future course material and sometimes even find their way into my writing." Dr. Schaefer is author of the third edition of Sociology: A Brief Introduction (McGraw-Hill, 2000). Dr. Schaefer is also the author of Racial and Ethnic Groups now in its eighth edition, and Race and Ethnicity in the United States, second edition. His articles and book reviews have appeared in many journals, including American Journal of Sociology, Phylon: A Review of Race and Culture, Contemporary Sociology, Sociology and Social Research, Sociological Quarterly, and Teaching Sociology. He served as president of the Midwest Sociological Society in 1994-1995. Dr. Schaefer’s advice to students is to "look at the material and make connections to your own life and experiences. Sociology will make you a more attentive observer of how people in groups interact and function. It will also make you more aware of peoples’ different needs and interests — and perhaps more ready to work for the common good, while still recognizing people’s individuality."

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  • Publisher: Humanities & Social Sciences; 10 edition (1 Jan 2013)
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  • Language: English
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Textbook 24 Sep 2013
By shopper - Published on Amazon.com
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Overall very helpful for my Sociology class. The book is well written and easy to follow. It helps to do the chapter reviews.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great text book 22 Jan 2014
By Christen Dunn - Published on Amazon.com
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got this for sociology class, I really liked it. Easy to read and follow. Love the chapter summaries at the end.
2.0 out of 5 stars Sociology: A Brief Introduction 18 Jun 2014
By Julia A. Anderson - Published on Amazon.com
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I found this text book to be EXTREMELY dry! Not at all interesting. There is also very little detail, they try to cover way too much in such a small space. I had a really hard time understand it, it could be because it was an online class, I recommend if you take Sociology take it in a class room setting to benefit from the lectures.
5.0 out of 5 stars If you don't need it for,the class, get it anyway. 28 May 2014
By Werner - Published on Amazon.com
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I thismup as,the required text book for class. I would of gotten it as an adjutant to any other work on sociology out there.
If you have an interest in the subject buy and read this book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Sociology: A Brief Introduction, 10th edition 25 Mar 2014
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Very useful book for any college classes. Learn lot more in the book than the professor teaching us and it better on kindle travel light.
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