SOCY 1100 - Modern Social Problems
Credit Hours: 3.00
A sociological analysis of some of the major social problems confronting American society. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between social problems and value conflicts, social deviation, and social change.
Billable Contact Hours: 3
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize three major theoretical perspectives in socioloy and its own Notion of the causes, consequences, and solutions of social problems.
A. Examine the functionalist perspective in terms of causes, consequences, and solutions of social problems.
B. Examine the conflict perspective in terms of causes, consequences, and solutions of social problems.
C. Examine the symbolic interactionist perspecetive in terms of causes, consequences, and solutions of social problems.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize how the social context influences attitudes and behavior.
A. Explain how social location and social history influences attitudes and behavior.
B .Explain how structural forces in society and group and individual interaction influences attitudes and behavior.
C. Evaluate data and source credibility.
D. Explain the difference between facts and opinion.
E. Explain objectivity and subjectivity.
F. List the steps of the basic research model.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the influences of globalization in shaping reality.
A. Explain the macro level of stratification by race in different societies and in different eras and how it contributes to social problems.
B. Explain the macro level of stratification by social class in different societies and how it contributes to social problems.
C. Explain the macro level of stratification by gender, sexual orientation and gender identity and how it contributes to social problems.
D. Explain the macro level of stratification by dominant groups and how it affects those marginalized groups in society and contributes to social problems.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
- Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
- Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
- Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
- Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
- Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
- Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- Sociological Perspectives
- Research Methodology
- Mental Illness
- Drugs and Alcohol
- Crime and Deviance
- Poverty and Affluence
- Urban Population
- Terrorism and War
Primary Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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