This course is a survey of social problems in American society. It will examine their causes and evaluate proposed solutions. A special emphasis will be placed on local issues.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
SLO1: Demonstrate an ability to analyze contemporary social problems which exists in society.
- Objectives 1a: Identify objective and subjective criterion for defining social problem.
- Objective 1b: Articulate how sociological concepts can be used to explain social problems.
- Objective 1c: Understand charts, diagrams and statistics of a given problem.
SLO2: Recognize how social problems are analyzed at a macro and micro-level
- Objective 2a: Master the three sociological paradigms used in the analysis of social problems.
- Objective 2b: Describe how various theories address the social problem.
- Objective 2c: Evaluate the validity of conclusions of the social problems by the three paradigms.
- Front Matter
- 1: Introduction
- 2: Social Class and Poverty
- 3: Race and Ethnicity
- 4: Gender
- 5: Sexual Orientation
- 6: Age and Aging
- 7: Families
- 8: Education
- 9: Work and the Economy
- 10: Health and Medicine
- 11: Media
- 12: Alcohol and Drug Abuse
- 13: Crime
- 14: Cities and Suburbs
- 15: The Environment
- 16: War and Terrorism
- 17: Social Problems and Social Action
- Back Matter