SOCI212 - Social Problems
Course Code: SOCI212 Course ID: 4328 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course examines a diverse sample of social problems facing the United States today and identifies how these problems affect, and are affected by, our institutions and culture. The sociological perspective and key theories will be used to understand the beginnings of the civil society, how problems develop and are defined, and the role of social change (particularly contemporary technological innovation). Key social problems covered will include social stratification/inequality, crime, drug abuse, prostitution, aging, infectious disease, family violence, health care, racial/ethnic conflict, terrorism, etc. Sociological research on social problems will be explored, and social policies to remedy the negative consequences of these issues on society will be discussed
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|04/26/21 - 10/01/21||10/04/21 - 11/28/21||Fall 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|05/21/21 - 10/29/21||11/01/21 - 12/26/21||Fall 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|06/28/21 - 12/03/21||12/06/21 - 01/30/22||Fall 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|07/27/21 - 12/31/21||01/03/22 - 02/27/22||Winter 2022 Session B||8 Week session|
|08/31/21 - 02/04/22||02/07/22 - 04/03/22||Winter 2022 Session I||8 Week session|
|09/28/21 - 03/04/22||03/07/22 - 05/01/22||Winter 2022 Session D||8 Week session|
Students completing this course will:
CO1: Identify specific social problems and their cause-effect patterns.
CO2: Identify current research methods that are utilized for the investigation of social problems.
CO3: Compare and contrast current and suggested policies, programs, and/or treatments in terms of their effectiveness for alleviating the negative consequences of social problems.
CO4: Apply class concepts to support opinions about social problems.
CO5: Illustrate how the sociological process enables us to identify various social concerns.
CO6: Explain the role of culture in identifying social issues as problems.
CO7: Apply sociological theories to explain the occurrence and scope of these problems.
Participation in classroom dialogue on threaded Discussions is required some weeks of class. Initial Discussion posts are due Thursdays, peer responses are due Sundays. Instructions and specific grading rubrics are found under the Discussions tab in our classroom
This course includes Assignments. Instructions and specific grading rubrics are found under the Assignments tab in our classroom.
All course materials are free and provided in our Library. Link to our eReserve page in the Library and select this course to access your materials.
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.|
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Not current for future courses.