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Undergraduate Course Details
Number SOC 340
Title Social Problems in the U.s.
Credits 3.0
Distribution DIII


This course examines the social conditions that contribute to social problems from a critical and global perspective focusing on how social problems are constructed and defined, and an identification of both structural solutions and individual actions needed to resolve them. Students will develop an understanding of how social problems are constructed, their core causes and how they could be mitigated from both a structural and an individual perspective. Sociological theories and paradigms will be applied in a critical and in-depth analysis of a broad series of global social problems, which may include: globalization, poverty, hunger, discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, age or sexual orientation, crime, substance abuse, environmental problems, and war and terrorism. Three lecture hours per week.