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Unformatted text preview: Monday and Wednesday 8:10-9:30 PM Livingston Classroom Building 110 Please be on time for class and remember to turn off your cell phone. Instructor: Hsinyi Yeh Email: hyeh@sociology.rutgers.edu (Please include Soc Problems and your name in the subject line in order to make sure I read your email.) Office Hours: Monday 7:00-8:00 (Kilmer Library 1 st floor) and by appointment This course is organized to facilitate students understanding of social problems sociologically . Through the lens of sociological perspectives, several central issues are considered: What makes a problem a social problem? How do we decide what are social problems? Why do some social problems persist? Who are the victims of social problems? Where in the system can we intervene to make social change? Whereas this course will not cover all social problems, themes such as crime and social control, poverty and economic inequality, work and employment, problems in education, gender inequality, environmental destruction, science and technology, and conflict, war and terrorism will be discussed from three main sociological perspectives. We will be working with the SAKAI course website. You can access our course website at http://sakai.rutgers.edu and log in by using your EDEN username and password. (If you are registered for this course, you already have access to this site.) The course website contains readings, slides, grades and further reminders/announcements. Plan to check the website on a regular base in order to obtain the latest course information. Reading materials will be posted on the website throughout the semester. Textbook Mooney, Linda A. , David Knox and Caroline Schacht. Understanding Social Problems (5 th or 6 th or 7 th edition). You can purchase this book online. You do not have to buy the newest edition of this book. Several editions cover similar topics....
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course 920 103 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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