SOCI 352: Social Problems and Solutions

SOCI 352-001: Social Problems and Solutions
(Spring 2018)

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM MW

Robinson B208

Section Information for Spring 2018

Sociology offers a variety of tools to address a wide range of social problems, from ways to analyze their origins and consequences, to best practices for mobilizing for change. As an example of how public sociology can contribute to solutions, this course focuses on the effort to replace the current failed economic paradigm based on GDP growth and resulting in injustice and climate change, with a new one based on happiness and wellbeing that promotes justice and sustainability. It explores grassroots transnational mobilization of people power to envision and implement a new economic paradigm, on the one hand, with the involvement of high-level United Nations-related institutions, on the other. 

Satisfies the general education requirement in social and behavioral Science.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Examines contemporary social problems and their solutions using sociological perspectives. Topics may include housing and homelessness, student debt, mass incarceration, hunger and food insecurity, environment and sustainability, human rights, wealth and global poverty, war and peace. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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