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S OCIAL P ROBLEMS - SOC 03 (GE A REA D) F ALL 2018 F ACULTY : Dr. Debra L. Welkley E MAI l : Within CANVAS only O FFICE H OURS : Tuesday/Thursday 12 – 1:15 PM ---- AMD 454A C ATALOG C OURSE D ESCRIPTION : Introduction to major social problems in the U.S., with an emphasis on systemic problems, such as economic, racism and sexism. Problems in major social institutions such as the family, social services, criminal justice and the environment are also addressed. P URPOSE OF THE C OURSE The purpose of this course is to provide an overall framework for understanding and examining pertinent social problems. The course will expand the student’s knowledge, skills, and understanding of social problems that impact individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations. Particular attention will be given to the analysis and evaluation of programs and policies created to address social issues and what we as members of society can do to further impact these problems. Social problems/issues to be explored include but are not limited to those associated with the changing nature of the family, poverty, inequality, education, health and illness, gender, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, etc. C OURSE O BJECTIVES /O UTCOMES 1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of issues involved and arguments made in a number of contemporary social problems confronting U.S. society (i.e., health issues , class , crime, discrimination , education , environment, gender , poverty , and race ). 2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the diversity that exists in human societies. 3. Students will be familiar with definitions and theories that are used to understand, analyze, and evaluate social problems through readings and class discussion. 4. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the contributions to human society of the following groups: women, different ethnicities, socio-economic, LGBTQI, and persons with disabilities. 5. Students will demonstrate an ability to apply an analytic approach to major social issues as evidenced through written assignments and discussion having explored the methods used for analyzing social problems as given through readings, assignments, and class discussion as well as through service learning activities. 6. Students will understand how individual problems and issues both affect and are affected by policy and legislation through experiential learning and class experiences. Additionally, sociology program learning outcomes are achieved in this course (for those with a sociology major). 1. The sociology major at CSU Sacramento will be expected to analyze a social experience or solve a social problem through a sociological lens. 2. The sociology major at CSU Sacramento will be expected to think critically. 3. The sociology major at CSU Sacramento will be aware of the barriers to challenging Section Day/Time Location 80 T/R 3 – 4:15 PM ARC 3009
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