Landis' applied approach combines readings, commentary, and core concepts. Adopters are satisfied with the lighter, core format of the text. The readings are diverse and deal with contemporary issues, thus increasing relevancy to students. The text is a smooth read for the 2-year college student, not too condescending, and not too complicated.
Table of Contents1. Introduction: Knowledge, Science, and Sociology. PART 1. SOCIALIZATION AND CULTURE. 2. Socialization and Self. 3. Norms, Roles, Culture, Society. PART 2. SOCIAL ORGANIZATION. 4. Groups. 5. Social Inequality: Social Class. 6. Social Inequality: Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Age. 7. Institutions: Family. 8. Institutions: Religion. 9. Institutions: Economic and Political. 10. Institutions: Education. 11. Population and Ecology. PART 3. SOCIAL CHANGE AND SOCIAL DEVIANCE.12. Social Change and Social Disorganization. 13. Collective Behavior. 14. Deviance and Social Control. 15. Sociology: Another Perspective. GLOSSARY. REFERENCES FOR AUTHOR BIOGRAPHIES. INDEX.