Sociology | Social Problems and Policies
S101 | 25269 | Sprague-Brunk
Topic: Social Problems & American Values
ABOVE CLASS OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATES ONLY
For many of us, the word “society” almost always pops up in relation
to what someone thinks is wrong with it – whether it be crime, drug
abuse, poverty, frivolous lawsuits, or even general moral decay. But
how do we assess what causes such problems, and how can we fix them?
Moreover, what makes something a “problem” at all? This class will
consider these issues while focusing on a few key contemporary social
problems, devoting special attention to how race, class, and gender,
among other characteristics, organize us into specific relationships
with larger social forces.