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SOCY 1049 Social Problems (Fall/Spring/Summer: 3 )

Course Description

This course is an exploration of different sociological approaches to the study of social problems and social trends in contemporary society. It examines the linkages between social structures/institutions, culture and human experience. The course emphasizes theoretical research issues, especially how, and to what degree, the understanding of social problems are a direct result of the processes used to define social problems as well as the research methods and procedures used to investigate them. Students will learn to critique popular discourses from a critical sociological perspective and will be encouraged to form their own opinions and critiques.

Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17