SOC445 Contemporary Social Problems
Lead Faculty: Dr. Lorna L. Zukas
Uses the functionalist, conflict and interactionist perspectives, this course explains how human conditions come to be perceived as social problems, and how to evaluate their proposed solutions.
- Discuss the concept of what is a social problem and its various dimensions.
- Discuss social problems in concept and specific terms from the dominant theoretical perspectives.
- Make connections between the micro and macro aspects of social problems, their causes and effects.
- Apply an understanding of social problems to individual, familial, occupational and institutional realms in which the student functions.