Introduction to the Student Study Site

This site is intended to enhance your use of Our Social World: Condensed Version, Third Edition by Jeanne H. Ballantine & Keith A. Roberts.Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material.

The following materials are available on this site:

Chapter Resources

Mobile-Friendly Quizzes
Flexible self-quizzes allow you to practice the concepts from each chapter.

Mobile-Friendly Flashcards
These study tools reinforce your understanding of key terms and concepts that have been outlined in the chapters.

Discussion Questions
Chapter-specific questions are provided in PDF format to help launch discussion by prompting students to engage with the material and by reinforcing important content.

Internet Activities
Explore sociology using these suggested websites and challenging exercises.

Reference Articles
Each chapter includes links to relevant articles in SAGE Sociology Handbooks and Encyclopedias.

SAGE Journal Articles
A "Learning From SAGE Journal Articles" feature 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. This feature also provides discussion questions to focus and guide student interpretation.

Audio Links
Each chapter includes links to podcasts, which cover important topics and are designed to supplement key points within the text.

Video Links
Carefully selected, web-based video resources feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics.


We gratefully acknowledge Jeanne H. Ballantine and Keith A. Roberts for writing an excellent text and for their involvement in reviewing and editing the assets on this site. Special thanks are also due to Dr. Deborah J. Barr from Valencia College, Amy Donley from University of Central Florida, and Chivon Fitch from Kent State University for their involvement in creating the ancillaries on this site.

Authors: Jeanne H. Ballantine and Keith A. Roberts

Pub Date: January 2014

Pages: 544

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