Skip to main content
Social Sci LibreTexts

SOC 301: Social Problems (Lugo)

  • Page ID
  • \( \newcommand{\vecs}[1]{\overset { \scriptstyle \rightharpoonup} {\mathbf{#1}} } \) \( \newcommand{\vecd}[1]{\overset{-\!-\!\rightharpoonup}{\vphantom{a}\smash {#1}}} \)\(\newcommand{\id}{\mathrm{id}}\) \( \newcommand{\Span}{\mathrm{span}}\) \( \newcommand{\kernel}{\mathrm{null}\,}\) \( \newcommand{\range}{\mathrm{range}\,}\) \( \newcommand{\RealPart}{\mathrm{Re}}\) \( \newcommand{\ImaginaryPart}{\mathrm{Im}}\) \( \newcommand{\Argument}{\mathrm{Arg}}\) \( \newcommand{\norm}[1]{\| #1 \|}\) \( \newcommand{\inner}[2]{\langle #1, #2 \rangle}\) \( \newcommand{\Span}{\mathrm{span}}\) \(\newcommand{\id}{\mathrm{id}}\) \( \newcommand{\Span}{\mathrm{span}}\) \( \newcommand{\kernel}{\mathrm{null}\,}\) \( \newcommand{\range}{\mathrm{range}\,}\) \( \newcommand{\RealPart}{\mathrm{Re}}\) \( \newcommand{\ImaginaryPart}{\mathrm{Im}}\) \( \newcommand{\Argument}{\mathrm{Arg}}\) \( \newcommand{\norm}[1]{\| #1 \|}\) \( \newcommand{\inner}[2]{\langle #1, #2 \rangle}\) \( \newcommand{\Span}{\mathrm{span}}\)\(\newcommand{\AA}{\unicode[.8,0]{x212B}}\)

    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.

    Learning Objectives

    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.

    SOC 301: Social Problems (Lugo) is shared under a not declared license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by LibreTexts.

    • Was this article helpful?