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Course Description

Sociology - SOC 205

Social Problems (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

Consideration of current social problems, such as family stability, racism, sexism, poverty, crime, globalization and ecological problems using sociological theory and empirical studies. Analysis of structural factors underlying these problems and potential solutions will be explored.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.


Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Cultivate a “sociological imagination.”
  • Assess the underlying causes of social problems.
  • Identify the theoretical frameworks used in the analysis of current social problems.
  • Explore social indicators to determine the prevalence of social problems.
  • Describe the seriousness and ramifications of social problems.
  • Explain the role of institutions in the creation and/or resolution of various social problems.
  • Analyze social problems using sociological theory.
  • Investigate inequality associated with social class, race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.
  • Examine potential solutions to social issues.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2018; SOCIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/27/2018

 205142732Social ProblemsOnline3Switaj S$12.003/31/0Open 

Winter; 2019; SOCIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/04/2019

 205112358Social ProblemsOnline3Switaj S$12.0019/31/0Open 

Winter; 2019; SOCIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/14/2019

 205111017Social Problems 3Schaumann K$12.0016/28/0OpenT R  02:30 PM-03:50 PM LA475