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SOC 202 Contemporary Social Problems
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#:  None
AGEC: Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
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Description: A systematic study of contemporary American and global social problems from a sociological viewpoint.

Prerequisites: RDG 094

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Knowledge Level) Define a social problem.
2. (Evaluation Level) Explain how biases influence how social problems and global issues are identified and the approach used to resolve them.
3. (Analysis Level) Using various sociological theories, terms, and concepts, analyze the continued existence of social problems both in the U.S. and around the world.
4. (Evaluation Level) Compare the relationship of U.S. and global social problems.
5. (Synthesis level) Design experiments utilizing the research methods social scientists use to gather social facts.
6. (Comprehension Level) Explain why social problems exist by using various sociological theories, terms and concepts.
7. (Comprehension Level) Discuss the societal benefits and consequences of social problems to the individual and the various groups within society.
8. (Analysis Level) Analyze how specific social policies address contemporary social problems in the U.S. and globally.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
None