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2017-18 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC& 201 - Social Problems


5 CR

Do you know a social problem when you see one? Are you a part of the solution or part of the problem? Investigate contemporary social issues such as homelessness, violence and war, racism, education in America, and/or the criminal justice system and learn how individuals and groups can combat major problems facing us today.

Course Outcomes
  • Explain how social problems are defined and how they differ from personal issues;
  • Critically analyze social problems within historical and social contexts;
  • Describe the ways in which social problems are created and perpetuated by social institutions (such as the economy, government, the media, and the family);
  • Illustrate how social problems are represented within popular culture;
  • Discuss how social problems affect all of us, regardless of our social positions; and
  • Offer and analyze solutions to contemporary social problems.


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