Feb 28, 2024
SOC& 201 - Social Problems Credits: 5
Introduces the study of social problems within cultures, with a primary focus on American society. Examines issues such as social inequality, crime, drug abuse, family violence, population growth and environmental destruction using sociological theories, reasons and possible remedies.
Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL& 101 or instructor consent.
Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
Course Fee: $1.00
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Analyze contemporary social problems from various lenses and perspectives.
- Demonstrate practical understanding of the complexity and controversy surrounding seemingly straightforward social problems.
- Demonstrate how social responsibility, awareness, and critical ability are needed to assess and tackle interconnected national and global social problems.
- Demonstrate how inequality, privilege, and stratification are connected to course-specific content.
- Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
- Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
- Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.
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