Division: Social and Behavioral Science
Department: Social Sciences
Course: SOC 1020
Title: Modern Social Problems
Description: This course is a contemporary study of social problems in society. Origins, challenges and solutions connected to controversial issues such as drug abuse, crime, violence, prejudice, and poverty will be examined critically using sociological perspectives, concepts, and theories. Special emphasis will be placed on understanding and linking causes and effects of wider social forces and problems to personal life experiences. General education credit and variable credit may be earned. To fulfill Social Science general education requirements, the class must be taken for 3 credits; however 1-2 variable elective credits are offered for exigent circumstances.