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Introductory Courses

Welcome to our Introductory Sociology publishing program.
Take a look inside at teaching and learning tools that:

  • Reflect our high scholarly standards
  • Speak effectively to today's college students
  • Represent the most current pedagogical trends

 

Featured Titles

Ten Lessons in Introductory Sociology
 
Thirty Readings in Introductory Sociology
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Studying Human Societies: A Primer and Guide

Twelfth Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$34.95

Patrick Nolan

9780199375547
Paperback
November 2014

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Human Societies: An Introduction to Macrosociology

Twelfth Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$92.95

Patrick Nolan and Gerhard Lenski

9780199382453
Paperback
October 2014

This classic introduction to sociology text takes a macro, comparative, and historical approach

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Ten Lessons in Introductory Sociology

Retail Price to Students:

$39.95

Kenneth A. Gould and Tammy L. Lewis

9780199746910
Paperback
April 2013

Written by experienced teachers and experts in the field, Ten Lessons in Introductory Sociology communicates the "big lessons" of the discipline

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The Sociology of American Drug Use

Third Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$89.95

Charles E. Faupel, Greg S. Weaver, and Jay Corzine

9780199935901
Paperback
February 2013

A true sociological approach to the study of American drug use

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Thirty Readings in Introductory Sociology

Retail Price to Students:

$39.95

Kenneth A. Gould and Tammy L. Lewis

9780199934928
Paperback
September 2012

Engages students in raising sociological questions, applying a sociological lens, illustrating how data are used, and presenting core sociological topics in an accessible way

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Social Problems: An Introduction to Critical Constructionism

Fourth Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$49.95

Robert Heiner

9780199859078
Paperback
July 2012

Synthesizes conflict theory and social constructionism to help students think critically about social problems

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Sociology

Fourth Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$62.95

James Fulcher and John Scott

9780199563753
Paperback
May 2011

An authoritative and theoretically grounded approach to sociology

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The Study of Social Problems: Seven Perspectives

Seventh Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$74.95

Earl Rubington and Martin Weinberg

9780199731879
Paperback
February 2010

The most theoretical social problems anthology available

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Conflicting Interests: Readings in Social Problems and Inequality

Retail Price to Students:

$49.95

Robert Heiner

9780195375077
Paperback
November 2009

A concise, affordable, cutting-edge collection of articles that takes a critical constructionist approach to social problems

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Studying Human Societies: A Primer and Guide

Retail Price to Students:

$34.95

Patrick Nolan and Gerhard Lenski

9780199946037
Paperback
August 2008

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One Nation, Uninsured: Why the U.S. Has No National Health Insurance

Retail Price to Students:

$15.95

Jill Quadagno

9780195312034
Paperback
October 2006

A probing look at the forces that keep America the only industrialized nation without universal health care

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Sociology: Windows on Society: An Anthology

Seventh Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$64.95

Robert H. Lauer and Jeanette C. Lauer

9780195330526
Paperback
February 2005

Draws on both contemporary sources and classical sociological literature to explore the nature of social life, with an emphasis on issues of gender, race/ethnicity, and inequality

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Flat Broke with Children: Women in the Age of Welfare Reform

Retail Price to Students:

$19.95

Sharon Hays

9780195176018
Paperback
October 2004

In the spirit of Nickel and Dimed in America, the first book to explore the impact of recent welfare reform on women

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One Nation, Underprivileged: Why American Poverty Affects Us All

Retail Price to Students:

$44.95

Mark Robert Rank

9780195101683
Hardcover
April 2004

Rank provides us with a new paradigm for understanding poverty and outlines an innovative set of strategies that will reduce American poverty.

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Social Blueprints: Conceptual Foundations of Sociology

Retail Price to Students:

$55.95

David K. Brown

9780195162264
Paperback
February 2004

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Debating the Death Penalty: Should America Have Capital Punishment? The Experts on Both Sides Make Their Best Case

Retail Price to Students:

$74.00

Hugo Adam Bedau and Paul G. Cassell

9780195169836
Hardcover
February 2004

An illuminating, even-handed look at one of the most troubling issues confronting our society

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Drugs: A Very Short Introduction

Retail Price to Students:

$11.95

Leslie Iversen

9780192854315
Paperback
December 2001

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The Essential Sociologist: An Introduction

Retail Price to Students:

$72.95

Beth B. Hess, Peter J. Stein, and Susan A. Farrell

9780195329995
Paperback
March 2001

"A rich picture of a complex field with a history, competing schools of thought, and interdisciplinary roots."--From the Foreword by Judith Lorber

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Sociology: A Very Short Introduction

Retail Price to Students:

$11.95

Steve Bruce

9780192853806
Paperback
June 2000

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Social Problems: Causes, Consequences, Interventions

Second Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$95.95

Jack Levin, Kim Mac Innis, Walter F. Carroll...

9780195329759
Paperback
August 1999

An introductory text that covers a wide range of social problems.

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