Author: Anna Leon-Guerrero

Pub Date: September 2010

Pages: 552

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Student Study Site

This student study site is intended to enhance students' understanding of Social Problems: Community, Policy, and Social Action, Third Edition by Anna Leon-Guerrero. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing the potential for students to learn and enhance class discussion.

The following materials are available on this site:

General Resources

Author Video Cast
Watch a brief, author created video welcoming you to your class and your book

How To Read a Research Article
This excerpt was taken from Criminological Theory: A Text/Reader by Stephen G. Tibbetts and Craig Hemmens, which helps students to understand the elements of a research article.

Web Links to Organizations and Sociological Resources
A complete listing of web links to organizations and other important social problems and sociological resources.

Learning Guides

Three learning guides on community, policy and service learning accompany your text.  These guides are intended for practical use by undergraduate students enrolled in Social Problems, Contemporary Issues, or Community Sociology courses. Each guide includes a set of exercises which can be assigned as individual or group work by your instructor.  The exercises include a range of activities – web based to community based research. Links to relevant community and informational resources are included in your Community Guide. The guides appear on both the Student and Instructor websites.

Chapter Resources

Book Resources

The following resources correspond directly to the icons in your text.

Handbook Articles
Full-text articles from 21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook expand on key chapter topics.

What Does It Mean To Me?
Data from the CQ Press State Rankings series, videos, and web links associated with selected “What Does It Mean To Me” boxed features are provided here.  

Video Links
These videos reinforce chapter content through real life examples.

Audio Links
The audio links enhance the book’s coverage.

Journal Article Links
Provides access to recent, relevant full-text articles from SAGE’s leading research journals. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. They correspond directly with the icons in your text.

Author Podcasts
Author podcasts have been created for each chapter.  They cover important topics and are designed to supplement what has been learned in the text.

Internet and Community Exercises
The internet and community exercises that appear at the end of each chapter are featured here with direct links to the websites mentioned so that you can complete the exercises.

Learning Tools

The E-Flashcards are a tool for students to enhance their understanding of key terms outlined in the chapters. E-Flashcards may also be used as a study tool for exams and quizzes.

Self Quizzes
The web quiz provides multiple choice and true/false questions to enhance students’ understanding of the material. Answers are provided for each question after the quiz has been completed.

Web Resources
Web resources are included for each chapter, which are designed to provide students with additional resources for further research into important chapter topics.  A brief annotation describing the resources available on each web site is provided.

Updated Links & Current Events

New, relevant resources and current events will be added here periodically to keep you up-to-date.

Creating Visual Essays

A photographic essay assignment is included on the study site to enable students to experience visual sociology. The photographic essay is an exciting and effective pedagogical technique that is ideally suited for Social Problems courses.

Acknowledgments and Thanks

We would like to thank our author, Anna Leon-Guerrero, of Pacific Lutheran University, for all of her hard work on Social Problems: Community, Policy, and Social Action, Third Edition.

We would also like to thank Mark Guillette of Valencia Community College, Kathryn Hovey of New Mexico State University, and Candace Mary MacGillivery of Schoolcraft College for creating and updating many of the resources provided on this site and in the interactive e-book. Their dedication and perseverance has made these materials into detailed, thorough, and learning-friendly products.

One additional word of thanks to Elise Caffee, Editorial Consultant at Ginger Editorial Services, for her help in selecting the state rankings data, audio, and video links found throughout the chapters.