The readings provide opportunities to engage in analysis and academic discourse, and become comfortable with sociological language and college-level reading and research. The material poses questions, gives examples of how to think and respond clearly, and provides guidance on writing about research.
The unique organization of the text approaches the first-year college experience as a journey. Each chapter advises students on what to pack and what to leave at home. Topics include the excess baggage of previous academic experience, the cosmetic, surface projection of oneself, what to carry on in terms of personal moral codes, and the usefulness of repacking with wise choices and new tools. This new edition features even more knowledge and perspective from the authors on topics such as defining one's identity, projecting oneself to others, and expanding personal views.
Baggage Claims can be used in communication and sociology classes. It is also a useful supplemental reader for any course designed to encourage critical thinking.
Publisher: Cognella, Inc
Number of pages: 250
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition