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Course Text & Topics

 

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Course Schedule & Exams

 

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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

 

 

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10:50 - 1:35, Monday & Wednesday

                                          

12:15 - 1:30, Tuesday & Thursday

 

or by appointment for other times

 

 

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Course Text & Topics

 

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

 

 

 

COURSE TOPICS


 

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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Description

 

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.