Syllabus for Social Problems Summer 2007

Syllabus for Social Problems Summer 2007 - Course Syllabus:...

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Course Syllabus: Sociology 211 Social Problems Instructor : Charles S. Levy Term : Summer 2007 Email : levycs@earthlink.net Time : Summer (June 18 – Aug 11) IM : chasimlev Homepage : http://home.earthlink.net/~clevy/courses.html Texts 1. Henslin, James, 2007. Social Problems . 8 th ed. Prentice Hall: New Jersey. Course Objectives This course introduces students to the sociological analysis of social problems and is intended to provide students with a better understanding of a number of important social issues. The course begins by developing a sociological foundation from which social issues may be considered. We begin by looking at the way social problems are defined; we then focus on some sample social problems. We will explore such fundamental sociological concepts as social systems and their components, social stratification, the world system of societies, and the relationship between human societies and the global ecosystem. The remainder of the semester will be devoted to the application of these fundamental concepts to a variety of social issues including urbanization, poverty, race and ethnic relations, gender inequality, the family, crime, drugs, and war and terrorism. The course is designed to give students an overview of the ways sociologists address social problems, and to introduce them to research and public debate on some of the key social problems of the new millennium and beyond. The goal of this course is to expose the student to a systematic-critical view of American
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