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This book gives students a brief introduction to the discipline of Ethnic Studies, its history, theories, methods and application to real world problems. It starts with a brief historical overview of this relatively new academic discipline and explores some basic definitions and concepts, along with particular theoretical approaches that demarcate the discipline in comparison to other neighboring fields in the social sciences.
Author(s): Camille Hernandez-Ramdwar
Introduction to the Caribbean is a stand-alone text that is designed to challenge common misperceptions about the Caribbean and provide a solid grounding for an understanding of the region. It is interactive, with links to audiovisual content and relevant websites, and covers topics such as the Indigenous Caribbean, slavery and indentureship, Haitian and Cuban revolutions, ideologies, gender relations, globalization, and contemporary legacies.
This textbook is meant to introduce statistics to the general audience. It is also meant for the first college course in statistics irrespective of the student’s area of study. The audience is assumed to have no higher mathematics background than college algebra. The authors avoided broad explanations using varieties of examples to keep the length of the textbook short. Only the materials that can be covered in a semester and that are vital in introducing the concepts of statistics are included. Partial questions that have little value in the real world are mostly avoided.
Author(s): RYAN PACE
Understanding the legal environment in which businesses operate is a critical component of success for all business leaders and decision-makers.
The Legal Environment of Business by Ryan H. Pace introduces fundamental legal topics relating to the U.S. Constitution, ethics, dispute resolution, crimes, torts, property, contracts, business entities, securities, agency, employment discrimination, debtor-creditor relationships, negotiable instruments, administrative process, environment, wills and trusts, insurance, and more.
This book is designed to help students make a smooth transition to college and equip them with strategies for success that can be used throughout the college experience and in life beyond college. Its goal is to promote academic excellence and personal development among all students—whether they be students (a) transitioning to college directly from high school or from full-time employment, (b) living on or off campus, or (c) attending college on a full-time or part-time basis.
Author(s): Kevin Lambert
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Watch, Listen, and Learn is a music appreciation text that challenges students to think and engages them with questions to which there are no right or wrong answers, or perhaps no answers at all.
Available as a webtext, Watch, Listen, and Learn features: