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SOC& 201
Social Problems


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Social Sciences]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
This course examines a variety of global social problems (conditions or phenomena that adversely affect significant segments of the population) using sociological approaches to understand their complex dynamics. Interprets the effects of rapid globalization, with particular emphasis on impact on the United States. From a global perspective, this course examines war, over population, environmental degradation, poverty and wealth, unequal health care, race and gender inequality, and crime. In addition to examining problems, students explore possible solutions. Formerly SOC 201, Intro to Social Problems. Recommended: READ 088 or higher. [SS]

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Examine, in depth, the major social problems of our time from the perspective of the various interest groups in our society.
  • Diagnose the root causes of those social problems.
  • Propose social solutions to complex social problems, such as poverty and wealth, overpopulation, and environmental degradation.

  • Course Topics
  • Problems of social inequality
  • Problems of deviance and conformity, and well-being
  • Problems of social institutions
  • Global problems

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    SOC& 201
    Winter 2016
    6874
    DEVON GUSTAFSON
    SOC& 201
    Fall 2015
    9676
    Kadence Maier
    SOC& 201
    Winter 2013
    9676
    Lisa Young
    SOC& 201
    Spring 2012
    5718
    chris ruggiero
    SOC& 201
    Summer 2010
    9540
    Daniel Ferguson, MS


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
     
     
    X
    X
    X
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.