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Brown, as well as the legalization of marijuana aretwo examples ofsuch additions.Features of OpenStax Introduction to Sociology 2eWe have retained and updated the special features of the original text for this updated version.Modularity
This textbook is organized on Connexions (() ) as a collection of modules that can berearranged and modified to suit the needs of a particular professor or class. That being said, modules often containreferences to content in other modules, as most topics in sociology cannot be discussed in isolation.Learning ObjectivesEvery module begins with a set of clear and concise learning objectives. These objectives are designed to help theinstructor decide what content to include or assign, and to guide the student with respect to what he or she can expect tolearn. After completing the module and end-of-module exercises, students should be able to demonstrate mastery of thelearning objectives.Key FeaturesThe following features show students the dynamic nature of sociology:• Sociological Research: Highlights specific
current and relevant research studies. Examples include “Is Music aCultural Universal?” and “Deceptive Divorce Rates.”• Sociology in the Real World: Ties chapter content to student life and discusses sociology in terms of the everyday.Topics include “Secrets of the McJob” and “Grade Inflation: When Is an A Really a C?”• Big Picture: Features present sociological concepts at a national or international level, including “Education inAfghanistan” and “American Indian Tribes and Environmental Racism.”• Case Study: Describes real-life people whose experiences relate to chapter content, such as “Catherine Middleton:The Commoner Who Would Be Queen.”• Social Policy and Debate: Discusses political issues that relate to chapter content, such as “TheLegalese of Sex andGender” and “Is the U.S. Bilingual?”
• Careers in Sociology: Explores the lives and work of those in careers in sociology, including the real-world issuesand debates these professionals encounter on a daily basis.Section SummariesSection summaries distill the information in each section for both students and instructors down to key, concise pointsaddressed in the section.2 PrefaceThis OpenStax book is available for free at Key TermsKey terms are bold and are followed by a definition in context. Definitions of key terms are also listed in the Glossary, which appears at the end of the module online and at the end of the chapter in print.Section Quizzes
Section quizzes provide opportunities to apply andtest the information students learn throughout each section. Both multiple-choice and short-response questions feature a variety of question types and range of difficulty.Further ResearchThis feature helps students further explore the section topic and offers related research topics that could be explored.

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