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SYG2010: Social Problems (Moleon-Mathews)

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    This course examines the causes, consequences, and proposed solutions to contemporary social problems. A special emphasis will be put on the following: poverty, race and ethnicity, gender inequality, education, work and the economy, family, alcohol and drug abuse, crime, health and medicine.

    Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students should be able to:

    • CO1: Describe the three major sociological perspectives: structural functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism.
    • CO2: Explain the importance of doing a sociological analysis of society's problems.
    • CO3: Use sociological theories and research methods to analyze contemporary social problems.
    • CO4: Use the sociological imagination to identify key social factors that contribute to both personal problems.
    • CO5: Express sensitivity to other people’s views or values, including their culture, religion, heritage, and history.
    • CO6: Compare and contrast the sociological theories used to explain deviance, conformity, and social control.
    • CO7: Examine the connection between crime and social factors such as age, race, gender, and class.
    • CO8: Make use of sociological concepts and theories in everyday conversation.
    • CO9: Describe contemporary social issues associated with race, ethnicity, gender, and social status.
    • CO10: Discuss the importance of social institutions as well as their contribution to society's problems.
    • CO11: Identify key assumptions in the interpretation of social problems and evaluate the impact of these assumptions on problem-solving strategies.

    SYG2010: Social Problems (Moleon-Mathews) is shared under a not declared license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Monique Moleon-Mathews.