SOC 212 The Sociology of Social Problems

This course focuses on the structure and dimensions of social problems confronting populations both in the United States and across the globe. Emphasis is placed on the problems of global poverty, work and unemployment, gender and racial inequities, environmental degradation, crime and drug addictions, disease and health care delivery, civil conflicts, and terrorism. The course attempts to understand the social structural causes of these problems and explores potential solutions.  Prerequisite: A passing score on the College's English placement test or C or better or concurrent enrollment in ENG 090, ENG 091 or ENG 092.  A passing score on the College's Reading placement test or C or better or concurrent enrollment in ENG 091 or RDG 090 and a grade of C or better in RDG 080.   Three lecture hours per week.  Competency met: Global Awareness (5.2), Social Phenomenon (5.4), Ethical Dimensions (7.0) 3 credits Fall, Spring, Summer

3 credits
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