logo-inner Open Textbooks

Featured: Introductory Sociology

by Open Doors Group



Introductory Sociology, written and amended by Ron Hammond, Paul Cheney, Anne Marenco, and Kathryn Coleman, is suitable for use as either a primary or supplementary text in an introductory sociology class. This book has already been adopted by educators at 4 colleges. This text explores contemporary issues students hear about in the media, through a sociological lens. It helps students develop sociological thinking when considering current issues. This text also allows great flexibility in the presentation of the material, as the 21 short chapters are self-contained and can be presented in any order.


Click the links to view PDF samples of this book.

View Front Matter.

View First Chapter: History and Introduction.

Click the link to order a B&W or Color bound copy of this book (or to rent an eBook version - good until Dec 31, 2013) Order the Book (Note: going to this site requires registration, but it's free)

Prices: eBook $19.45 B&W Bound $33.41 Color Bound $59.25