2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog
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SOC& 201 - Social Problems: CD

5.0 Credits
Origins of, and solutions to, problems in society. Topics may include work, family, healthcare, crime, environment, media, social inequality, and social change. Focus on cultural diversity and U.S. society in global context.
Prerequisite Placement in ENGL& 101 or instructor permission.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply major sociological perspectives, theories, and concepts to the analysis of social problems.
  2. Identify and assess empirical research findings to critically analyze social problems.
  3. Analyze and assess the ways in which people influence social structures and processes and examine the role collective behaviors play in changing social issues.
  4. Analyze and assess the impact of social forces and structures on people’s lives.
  5. Explain and analyze the roles of nationality, race and ethnicity, social class, gender, and other social positions and identities in both influencing and producing social problems.
  6. Explain and evaluate the ways in which individuals’ social positions and identities shape their attitudes and views regarding social problems.
  7. In individual and group projects, communicate an understanding of sociological principles and their application to social problems both orally and in writing.
  8. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity.

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