SOC 2001 Social Problems

This course will acquaint the student with society and its social problems. While some aspects of the course emphasize social problems within the United States, the course overall develops a long term global perspective on the roots of social problems experienced by all human beings. Though various theoretical approaches to understanding social problems are explored, critical theory is presented as the most philosophically comprehensive perspective. This class will also work to develop within the student the kind of critical thinking skills needed to begin to devise ways to reduce or ameliorate the problems facing society. Some of the topics discussed may include but are not limited to; domination and exploitation, violence, poverty, racism, environmental degradation, and sex/gender inequality. IAI: S7 901




SOC 1000 -Must be completed prior to taking this course.