SOC 102 : Social Problems
This course is designed as an introduction to major social problems,and sociological concepts and theories used to understand them. Attention is paid to problems such as inequalities related to social class,race/ethnicity,gender, employment and environmental issues. Focus is also put on social change. Sociologists contend the existence of social problems cannot be understood simply by looking at individual-level behavior. Rather,in order fully to understand society problems and how to solve them, larger structural,cultural,and historical forces are examined. Solutions at the individual,social movement,and policy-making level are considered.