SOCI 352: Social Problems and Solutions

SOCI 352-001: Social Problems and Solutions
(Fall 2023)

01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR

Art & Design Building L008

Section Information for Fall 2023

At a time of great social instability and change, you may be wondering how we collectively got to this point, and how we might find our way into something better. This course analyzes a variety of social problems from a sociological perspective. Utilizing sociological theories and empirical research, we will examine the structural, ideological, economic, political, and social causes of certain social problems, and how a variety of bodies (including activists, reformers, politicians, and others) aim to address or “solve” these problems. Topics may include policing and mass incarceration, homelessness, food insecurity, the climate crisis, student debt, the crisis of democracy, authoritarianism, global poverty and/or other issues. In this class, we will approach these social problems from a perspective that considers what a different kind of world could look like. 


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. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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