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SOC 212 - Social Problems

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: SOC 101  

A study of problems of inequality, problems of the global setting, problems of the life cycle, problems caused by violating social norms and other related issues. Discussed are underlying processes, the interpretation of statistics and social policies that address these social problems.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. State the theories regarding the origins of the social problems that confront society today.
  2. Describe the social problems confronting modern American society.
  3. Engage in analytical thinking regarding contemporary social problems.
  4. Analyze alternative hypotheses for the causes and etiology of various social ills.


 Listed Topics

  1. Social theories regarding social problems
  2. Problems of social inequality
  3. Problems of the global setting
  4. Problems of the life cycle
  5. Problems created by normative deviance
  6. Contemporary social policies
Reference Materials
A common textbook which investigates the major social problem areas that society faces today; a text or a series of monographs or an anthology or handouts/articles that investigate particular social problems; films that depict global and domestic social problems that confront modern societies; guest speakers, if and when appropriate, who can bring additional expertise and another point of view to the class.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 5/18/2009
Last Reviewed: 1/26/2023

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