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    Jul 19, 2024  
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SOC 2203 - Social Problems*

3 Credits
This course is designed to introduce students to global social problems. Various social problems will be defined, explained, and described in reference to the situation. Some social problems will be Macro (unemployment, poverty, crime, etc.) and other problems will be Micro (drug abuse, sexual behavior, wellbeing). Topics studied are based on empirical research.

Course Level Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Explain the difference between subjective and objective social problems. (GEO 1, 3)
2. Describe the conflict, functional and symbolic interactionist theories of social problems. (GEO 1, 3)
3. Explain the elements of culture and social structure. (GEO 1, 3)
4. Apply the sociological theories to global health issues of morbidity, life expectancy, and mortality. (GEO 2, 3)
5. Explain the social and personal costs of drug abuse in accordance with nationally-recognized health organizations. (GEO 1, 3, 4)
6. Apply the sociological theories to the social problem of poverty. (GEO 2, 3)

ACTS Equivalent Course Number: SOCI 2013



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