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SOCI212 - Social Problems

Course Details

Course Code: SOCI212 Course ID: 4328 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course examines a diverse sample of social problems facing the United States today and identifies how these problems affect, and are affected by, our institutions and culture. The sociological perspective and key theories will be used to understand the beginnings of the civil society, how problems develop and are defined, and the role of social change (particularly contemporary technological innovation). Key social problems covered will include social stratification/inequality, crime, drug abuse, prostitution, aging, infectious disease, family violence, health care, racial/ethnic conflict, terrorism, etc. Sociological research on social problems will be explored, and social policies to remedy the negative consequences of these issues on society will be discussed





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Students completing this course will:


CO1: Identify specific social problems and their cause-effect patterns.

CO2: Identify current research methods that are utilized for the investigation of social problems.

CO3: Compare and contrast current and suggested policies, programs, and/or treatments in terms of their effectiveness for alleviating the negative consequences of social problems.

CO4: Apply class concepts to support opinions about social problems.

CO5: Illustrate how the sociological process enables us to identify various social concerns.

CO6: Explain the role of culture in identifying social issues as problems.

CO7: Apply sociological theories to explain the occurrence and scope of these problems.

Forums:

Participation in classroom dialogue on threaded Forums is required. Forums are scheduled weekly and found in the Forums tab in the classroom. Initial Forum posts are due Thursdays, peer responses are due Sundays. Specific instructions and the grading rubric are located on each Forum.

Assignments:
This course includes Assignments. Instructions and specific grading rubrics are found under the Assignments tab in our classroom.

NameGrade %
Forums 40.00 %
Week 1 Intro 2.35 %
Week 1 Forum 4.71 %
Week 2 Forum 4.71 %
Week 3 Forum 4.71 %
Week 4 Forum 4.71 %
Week 5 Forum 4.71 %
Week 6 Forum 4.71 %
Week 7 Forum 4.71 %
Week 8 Forum 4.71 %
Assignments 60.00 %
Assignment 1: Presentation - Identifying Organizations (Due Week 4) 30.00 %
Assignment 2: Final Paper - Scope of a Social Problem (Due Week 6) 30.00 %
Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author:
Publication Info:
ISBN: N/A

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.