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    William Paterson University
  Jan 21, 2018
2017-2018 Undergrad Catalog

SOC 1020 Social Problems

This course presents fundamental sociological concepts and analyzes major problems of contemporary society, including micro and macro social causes of these problems. We will examine the individual and structural components of society that contextualize behavior while exploring topics such as but not limited to: the social construction and dissemination of power; poverty; racism; ethnic conflict; gendered inequalities; the environment; suburban and urban life; drugs and crime; social deviance; health and body-related issues; the family; and, educaitonal inequality. In addition, we will examine “facts”, theories, and methods Sociologists use in the study of social problems. Last, we will also consider how other Nations address problems that are familiar in the United States. Course offered Fall and Spring Semesters.
Credits: 3.0