Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- SLO1: Develop the ability to analyze everyday experience from a sociological perspective.
- Objective 1a: Understand how social forces influence people.
- Objective 1b: Apply sociological imagination to recognize inequality of race, gender and class.
- Objective 1c: Evaluate how institutions and organizations impact individuals.
- SLO 2: Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific nature of social research.
- Objective 1a: Understand the components of research.
- Objective 1b: Develop an ability to interpret facts through critical thinking and the use of the inquiry method.
- Objective 1c: Recognize the various methods of research.
- Objective 1d: Compare and contrast the three sociological theories.
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.
- Front Matter
- 1: Identify objective and subjective criteria for defining social problems.
- 2: Articulate how sociological concepts can be used to explain social problems.
- 3: Master the three sociological paradigms used in the analysis of social problems
- 4: Describe how various theories address the social problem.
- 5: Evaluate the validity of conclusions of the social problems by the three paradigms.
- Back Matter
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