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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): Martha R Dolly
On Purpose focuses on audience, purpose, genre, and other elements of rhetorical situation. Its goal is to prepare social science majors for future research-based academic and professional writing, including non-academic genres. The author, Martha Rowe Dolly, has taught social science advanced composition and English linguistics for more than 25 years; two student consultants, Karissa (social work) and Valerie (nursing), contribute their own insights and experience.
Author(s): Alla Kourova
The present book is about understanding and studying Russian Culture. Picturing Russia: A Research Guide to Russian Culture can be used as a basic for further research of Russian culture by scholars of various disciplines and by students who are interested in cultural analysis. The primary target audience is for any American university level classroom; however, it may also be used at the high school level. In the classroom, the book may be used in different courses such as Russian language, history, art, literature, music, political science, and even business.
Author(s): Frank Scalambrino
Introduction to Ethics: A Primer for the Western Tradition is designed for Introduction to Ethics courses which survey the history of ideas in the Western philosophical tradition. Introducing students to essential normative and meta-ethical distinctions both in regard to perennial primary sources and in abstract form, this book has been deliberately constructed in a style geared toward learning and remembering core material, while facilitating the comparison of ideas across the history of the Western tradition.