Course Descriptions

SOC 102 - Social Problems- WR

3 Credits

An analysis of major social problems in contemporary society, their nature, development and social causes. The course examines the impact of problems such as poverty, crime, drug addiction and prejudice on the individual and society. Possible solutions for social problems are discussed. Three class hours. (SUNY-SS)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify the origins of social problems in the structure of existing social institutions.
2. Explain the central role of race as a source of division and inequality in society.
3. Explain the central role of class as a source of division and inequality in society.
4. Explain the central role of gender as a source of division and inequality in society.
5. Explain the central role of sexuality as a source of division and inequality in society.
6. Evaluate competing social scientific theories regarding the origins of social problems.
7. Analyze the role of power in the definition and labeling of social problems.
8. Critically evaluate current political discourse regarding social problems' causes and potential remedies.
9. Critically evaluate current social movement activity regarding social problems' causes and potential remedies.
10. Utilize writing to communicate an understanding, application, analysis or evaluation of material covered in this course.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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Intersession 2018
Spring Semester 2018
Summer Session 2018