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Social Problems
SOCIAL PROBLEM
CLASS CODE: SOC 112 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Social Science requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to acquaint the student with current social problems and suggests possible means of prevention and/or solution.
TAUGHT: Winter, Summer, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: This course is designed to acquaint the student with current social problems and suggests possible means of prevention and/or solution.
Examples of possible study areas are population, poverty, crime, family breakup, suicide, war, extremism, racial problems, mental illness, etc.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Be introduced to social problem theory.
Define sociology and explain the three major theoretical paradigms: structual-functionalist, conflict, and symbolic-interactionist.
Examine current social issues and problems.
Define social problems by social theories.
Gain the ability to perceive social problems.
Identify relevant issues to specific social problems.
Understand the multifaceted reasons for such problems.
Analyze social problems and provide possible solutions.
Contribute to solving problems.
REQUIREMENTS: Group presentations, a creative essay on the social problem of your choice, participation in debates and discussions.
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