SO 225 - (UC) Social Problems
(3 cr.) What is a social problem? How does something become defined and recognized as a social problem? In this course, students debate what is meant by the terms social and society--the relationships, benefits and duties that shape our lives, both locally and globally. What are the major problems facing society today? Why do we think these things are problematic? What are their consequences? How can we effectively address social problems? Students explore these questions through reading about and researching topics such as race, class, family, violence, immigration and the environment. In discussing these and other issues, students develop their sociological imaginations, learning how to see their individual lives as connected to patterns in the larger social world. Prerequisite: SO 101; Every Year, All

Fall 2016   |   Spring 2017