ISC275 Social Problems

ISC275 Social Problems - Social Problems: KU ISC 2011 We...

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KU ISC 2011 “We are threatened with suffering from three directions: from our own body, which is doomed to decay and dissolution and which cannot even do without pain and anxiety as warning signals; from the external world, which may rage against us with overwhelming and merciless forces of destruction; and finally from our relations to other men. The suffering which comes from this last source is perhaps more painful to us than any other.” - Sigmund Freud Location and Time : TBA Instructor: Brown Phone : TBA Office : TBA Office Hours : TBA E-Mail: ben.brown@utb.edu Required Text: Social Problems (4 th Edition) by John J. Macionis. Prentice Hall (ISBN 13: 978-0-205-74900-3 / ISBN 10: 0-205-74900-3) Note: Additional readings (articles/essays) may be required. Note: Students are encouraged to purchase their textbook prior to the start of the class. Korea University will not have textbooks available for students to purchase . Course Description: This course provides an overview of some of the most significant problems in the United States and elsewhere in the world . Throughout the course a number of social problems will be discussed, inclusive of but not limited to: poverty, racial/ethnic inequality, crime, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, and inadequate educational opportunities. During this course the student will become familiar with a number of problematic phenomena and a variety of perspectives of how such problems evolved and proposed reforms for handling the problems. Course Objectives: This course has been designed to help the student achieve the following: 1.) A basic understanding of several social problems such as economic inequality, racial/ethnic inequality, crime, and inadequate education opportunities. The focus of the course will be on problems and policies in the United States, but problems and policies in other nations will be discussed as well. 2.) A basic understanding of different perspectives on the evolution of the social problems discussed. 3.) A basic understanding of different proposals for handling the social problems discussed. 4.) A rudimentary understanding of the manner in which many of the problems (e.g., economic inequality and racial/ethnic inequality) may be related. 5.)
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