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SOC 2205 Social Problems

An introduction to social problems facing large, complex societies using sociological theories and methodology to examine causes, treatments and solutions. Among the topics discussed are: mental illness, health care, alcohol and drug abuse, violence, crime, delinquency, inequality, poverty, immigration, family, global and environmental issues.

Prerequisites: SOC 1101

Course Outcomes
  • Examine the impact of social structure and culture on social policy in resolving or exacerbating social problems.
  • Demonstrate how the major theoretical perspectives and the scientific method are used to evaluate and analyze social problems. Develop proposals for addressing social problems. Compare and contrast specific social problems in cross-cultural context.
  • Analyze the process through which social problems are identified, legitimized, and addressed.
  • Examine the impact of social structure, such as structures of inequality, the economy and the political system in generating social problems.
  • Examine the role of social movements in constructing and / or resolving social problems.
Credit Hours: 3
  • Classroom: 3 hours
  • Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
  • Department: Sociology
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: Yes
Available Sections
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Rowell
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 12
Section: 500
Open Seats: 12
Section: 500
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Location to be announced
Faculty: Gregory
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled day(s) and time(s).
Restrictions: Correctional Facility Institutions
Note: Blended Modality
Open Seats: 26
Section: 601
Open Seats: 26
Section: 601
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Location to be announced
Faculty: Gregory
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled day(s) and time(s).
Restrictions: Correctional Facility Institutions
Note: Blended Modality
Open Seats: 29
Section: 605
Open Seats: 29
Section: 605
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Location to be announced
Faculty: Gregory
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled day(s) and time(s).
Restrictions: Correctional Facility Institutions
Note: Blended Modality
Open Seats: 27
Section: 608
Open Seats: 27
Section: 608
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Location to be announced
Faculty: Gregory
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled day(s) and time(s).
Restrictions: Correctional Facility Institutions
Note: Blended Modality
Open Seats: 25
Section: 609
Open Seats: 25
Section: 609