2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    May 23, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOCI 202 - Social Problems

3 CR
This course examines the causes and consequences of social problems that face masses of people in the US and around the world, such as poverty, inequality, crime, war, lack of access to health care, deficiencies in the educational system, discrimination, political persecution, etc. It explores these questions through the lens of sociological theories, builds social awareness, and helps students evaluate and think critically about strategies aimed at addressing social problems.

Requisites: Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 244, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55 .
General Education Requirement: Personal and Cultural Engagement - Applied Core
Michigan Transfer Agreement Requirement: Social Sciences
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Apply the sociological imagination to understand everyday social problems from an objective perspective.
  2. Demonstrate a data-driven approach to critically consume research on social problems and potential solutions by distinguishing between scientific and non-scientific sources.
  3. Explain the role(s) of social structure, including social institutions, in influencing which groups of people are most likely to experience social problems.
  4. List and describe contemporary social problems, particularly focusing on inequalities related to race, class, and gender.
  5. Describe and critique solutions that have been tried or suggested to address pervasive or persistent social problems.