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SOC 301: Social Problems (Ninh)

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    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.