1 Understanding Sociology2 Sociological Research3 Culture4 Socialization and the Life Course5 Social Interaction, Groups, and Social Structure6 The Mass Media7 Deviance, Crime,and Social Control8 Stratification and Social Mobility in the United States9 Global Inequality10 Racial and Ethnic Inequality11 Stratification by Gender and Sexuality12 The Family and Household Diversity13 Education and Religion14 Government and the Economy15 Health, Population, and the Environment16 Social Change in the Global Community
Richard T. Schaefer received a B.A. in sociology from Northwestern University, and an M.A. 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 named to the Vincent DePaul professorship in recognition of his undergraduate teaching and scholarship. He has taught introductory sociology for more than 35 years to students in colleges, adult education programs, nursing programs, and a maximum-security prison. Dr. Schaefer is the author of numerous 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.