Through the Global Lens: An Introduction To Social Sciences by Michael J StradaThrough the Global Lens: An Introduction To Social Sciences by Michael J Strada

Through the Global Lens: An Introduction To Social Sciences

byMichael J Strada

Paperback | July 7, 2008

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Through the Global Lens uses a global perspective to analyze human affairs. This text looks at each of the six social sciences (sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, psychology, and geography), and uses case studies, feature film analyses, maps, and photos to highlight important historical events and concepts throughout.
Michael Strada has taught international studies courses at West Liberty State College since 1969 and at West Virginia University where he was a visiting professor from 1985¿2001. In 1990 he taught for the Semester at Sea program and he has traveled to more than 40 countries, including ten trips to Russia. Strada¿s academic degrees cons...
Title:Through the Global Lens: An Introduction To Social SciencesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:470 pages, 10.7 × 8.4 × 1 inPublished:July 7, 2008Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0136030408

ISBN - 13:9780136030409

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Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents:  UNIT I The Human Drama: Through the Global Lens and the Social Sciences  Chapter 1: Globalization  Chapter 2: Social Science Philosophy and Methods  UNIT II Physical Setting Underlying the Human Drama  Chapter 3: Geography and Spatial Analysis  Chapter 4: Global Ecological Problems  Chapter 5: Solving Ecological Problems  UNIT III Subjective Influences on the Human Drama  Chapter 6: Identity amid Human Diversity  Chapter 7: Psychology and Human Motivation  Chapter 8: Global Ethics and Human Rights  UNIT IV SocioCultural Influences on the Human Drama  Chapter 9: Anthropology and Humans as Bio-cultural Beings  Chapter 10: Sociology and Human Social Activity  Chapter 11: Comparative Cultures  UNIT V Directing the Human Drama: Politics and Government  Chapter 12: Political Science: Who Gets What, When, and How  Chapter 13: The State Challenged by New Actors  UNIT VI Producing the Human Drama:  Human and NonHuman Resources  Chapter 14: Macroeconomics and U.S. Economic Hegemony  Chapter 15: International Economics

Editorial Reviews

Readability¿The information is straightforward and the case studies provide real-world examples.¿James J. SheehanMiami University ¿The author makes good use of concrete examples with case studies.¿James J. SheehanMiami University ¿Clearly this is a student-friendly book.¿Dr. William M. DownsGeorgia State University ¿Professor Strada has written an eminently readable text characterized by many excellent features.  Each chapter begins with a core objective and a set of thematic questions.  These help focus the reader, anticipating the content in the chapter.¿John H. ScottWheaton College  Writing Style¿The writing style used by the author is very effective.  The placement of terms in bold letters and also placing the term and its definition in the margin is helpful for the student.¿Audrey Eileen GageCentral Florida Community College Content¿The text is very well written with good research and useful information.¿Audrey Eileen GageCentral Florida Community College ¿The text is sprinkled with interesting situations and cases such as fire-walking in Taiwan, ethnic cleansing in Bosnia, and Desert Storm.  Each of these raises challenging questions that should engage the student¿s mind and cause a reexamination of assumptions.¿John H. ScottWheaton College