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2018 - 2019 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2018 - 2019 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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SO 301 - Social Problems

This  course examines the major social problems and issues in a modern industrial and post-industrial society. It explores both sides of each issue and critically evaluates proposed solutions. Students develop skills in the analysis of social problems and in making informed judgments about their causes and solutions. Special emphasis is given to problems of current interest.

Assignment Overview
  • Assignments: 5 Units/10 Lessons
  • Interactivity: Discussion Board
  • Final Assessment: Final Paper

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following: 

  • Examine and apply sociological concepts and sociological theories to the study of social problems.
  • Analyze the ways social inequality shapes the social problems faced by groups within society.
  • Understand and examine a number of specific social problems within society.
  • Examine and assess the role of social problems facing various social institutions in society.

Credits: 3

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