PART I: THE SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE. Module 1. What is Sociology? Module 2. The Sociological Imagination. Module 3. The Early Sociologists. Module 4. Sociological Perspectives. Module 5. Research Methods. Module 6. Ethnomethodology. PART II: SELF, SOCIETY AND CULTURE. Module 7. Culture. Module 8. Cultural Diversity. Module 9. Encountering Cultures. Module 10. Socialization. Module 11. Nature and Nurture. Module 12. The Social Self. Module 13. Agents of Socialization. Module 14. Defining Social Structure. Module 15. Dramaturgical Model. Module 16. Constructing Identities. PART III: DEVIANCE, CONFORMITY AND SOCIAL CONTROL. Module 17. Defining Deviance. Module 18. Mechanisms of Social Control. Module 19. Labeling Theory. Module 20. Differential Association. Module 21. Structural Strain Theory. Module 22. Crime. PART IV: RACE, CLASS, GENDER, INEQUALITIES. Module 23. Conceptualizing Social Stratification. Module 24. Social Class. Module 25. Global Inequality. Module 26. Inequality. Module 27. Poverty and Its Functions. Module 28. Race. Module 29. Ethnic Groups. Module 30. Classifying Race and Ethnicity. Module 31. Minority Groups. Module 32. Racism. Module 33. Prejudice and Discrimination. Module 34. Sex and Gender. Module 35. Gender Stratification. Module 36. Gender Socialization. Module 37. Sexuality and Sexual Orientation. Module 38. Ageism and the Anti-Aging Industry. PART V: SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS, INSTITUTIONS AND CHANGE. Module 39. Defining Family. Module 40. Household Structures in the United States. Module 41. Schooling and Education. Module 42. Religion. Module 43. Medical Sociology. Module 44. Economic Systems. Module 45. Formal Organizations. Module 46. Rationalization and McDonaldization. Module 47. Multinational and Global Corporations. Module 48. Power and Authority. Module 49. Social Change. Module 50. Social Movements.
Joan Ferrante is a professor of sociology at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) as well as project director of the Campus Connect Student Philanthropy Project, which awards grants primarily to Kentucky and Ohio colleges and universities to support the integration of student philanthropy projects with academic coursework. In addition, Dr. Ferrante sponsors a Study Abroad Scholarship at NKU called "Beyond the Classroom." Open to any student who has used her introductory text (new or used), the scholarship annually awards funds to five students to support their studies outside the United States. Respected among instructors and students alike, Dr. Ferrante also is the author of SOCIOLOGY: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE, 9th Edition and co-editor of THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF RACE AND ETHNICITY IN THE UNITED STATES. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati.