Sociology: A Brief Introduction invites students to take sociology with them into their daily lives. This successful student program includes strong coverage of race, ethnicity and globalization. Accessible material encourages students to develop their sociological imagination and start thinking like a sociologist. Paired with McGraw Hill Connect®, a personal and adaptable learning experience, students learn to apply the three theoretical frameworks of sociology to the world around them.
Richard T. Schaefer received a BA in sociology from Northwestern University and a master's and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago. Dr. Schaefer became a professor of sociology and now teaches at DePaul University in Chicago. In 2004, he was appointed to the Vincent DePaul Chair in recognition of his undergraduate teaching and scholarship. He has taught introductory sociology for more than 35 years to college students, adult education programs, nursing programs, and a maximum security prison. Dr. Schaefer is the author of several sociology textbooks; his articles and book reviews have appeared in many journals, including the American Journal of Sociology, Phylon: A Review of Race and Culture, Contemporary Sociology, Sociology and Social Research, Sociological Quarterly, and Teaching Sociology.