SocialProblemsSYG2010Fall09 - Social Problems SYG2010,...

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Social Problems SYG2010, Section 8198 University of Florida Department of Sociology Spring 2009 MWF 2 (8:30-9:20) Little Hall 109 Instructor: Professor Brian Mayer Office Hours: Mondays 10:30-12:00 and Wednesdays 2-4 Office Location: 3338 Turlington Hall Phone: (352) 392-0265 x228 Email: Course Description and Purpose This course examines social problems in the United States using various sociological perspectives. We will use sociological theories and tools to ask questions about what constitutes a social problem, when a condition becomes a social problem, and how certain strategies for social change are articulated. We will focus on a limited range of the most contentious social problems facing the nation such as education, inequality, environment, health care, and crime. Learning Objectives By the end of the course students will be expected to have achieved the following learning objectives: 1) Understand the sociological imagination and be able to apply it to various social problems. 2) Understand what constitutes a social problem and how these are defined. 3) Understand the dynamics of various social problems in the United States. 4) Be able to apply core sociological theories to the understanding of social problems. 5) Identify possible solutions to key social problems. Requirements
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Weekly Assessments: Each week, except Week 1, has an Assessment on E-Learning. These Assessments are multiple-choice questions on the assigned Chapter
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2010 for the course SS SOC1223 taught by Professor Myers during the Spring '10 term at Abant İzzet Baysal University.

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