SOC 108 SOCIAL PROBLEMS
SOC 108 – Social Problems
Course Number & Name: SOC 108 Social Problems
Credit Hours: 3.0 Contact Hours: 3.0 Lecture: 3.0 Lab: N/A Other: N/A
Prerequisites: Grades of “C” or better in ENG 096 and RDG 096 or placement. Note: SOC 101 is an advised but not a required prerequisite.
Co-requisites: None Concurrent Courses: None
Course Description: This course examines the causes of selected social problems. National and Global social problems are examined, as well as those that affect urban areas.
General Education Goals: SOC 108 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Categories: Society and Human Behavior and Global and Cultural Awareness of Diversity. The corresponding General Education Goals are respectively as follows: Students will use social science theories and concepts to analyze human behavior and social and political institutions and to act as responsible citizens; and Students will understand the importance of global perspective and culturally diverse peoples. SOC 108 also addresses the General Education Integrated Course Goals: Ethical Reasoning and Action and Information Literacy, which are respectively as follows: Students will understand ethical issues and situations; and Students will address an information need by locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.
Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:
- identify the basic approaches used in studying social problems sociologically;
- identify the social institutions in which social problems are found;
- compare and contrast the various types of social inequality;
- analyze and evaluate how social inequalities impact social institutions; and
- compare and contrast global social problems to domestic social problems.