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Social Problems


SOCI - 1160 - 02, CRN: 80469


Fall 2012


13 August - 12 December 2012



This is an online class that will meet only once every about three weeks for in-class unit exams



Dates: Class meets four times for taking unit Exams


(See the Course Schedule)



Day: Tuesday


Time: 9:25-10:40 am


Room: LIA 114



Online Course





Office Hours:


10:50 - 1:35, Monday & Wednesday


12:15 - 1:30, Tuesday & Thursday


or by appointment for other times



Online Course




Course Text & Topics


TEXT: Macionis, John J. Social Problems. 2010, 4th Edition, Publisher: Pearson.






SOCI 1160. Social Problems 3-0-3

Prerequisite: SOCI 1101.


Introduces the study of the social and cultural origins of significant problems in society, such as racism, sexism, poverty, and crime, as well as other urban and environmental problems. An emphasis is placed on American problems, but problems in other societies are also considered. Some of the solutions to social problems that have been tried or proposed are discussed. (F,S)


Social Problems, Census Update, 4/E

John J. MacionisKenyon College

ISBN-10: 0205164919

ISBN-13:  9780205164912


Publisher:  Pearson

Copyright:  2012

Format:  Paper; 552 pp

Published:  07/05/2011

Status: Instock

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Macionis's Social Problems is the only social problems text that explains how society frames social problems and solutions through politics. The text analyzes social issues and policies, using the concepts of sociological theory and the everyday language of politics.


This text helps students understand the attitudes and values that define the political spectrum in the United States. Once students know how social problems are defined by our society through politics, and how the policies to solve these problems are developed, students are able to  become involved in solving social problems through activism and political involvement.