NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog 
    
    Nov 29, 2021  
NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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SOC 1100 - Social Problems


This course introduces students to the key theoretical perspectives of functionalism, symbolic interactionism, conflict theory, and feminism as it relates to American society, social policy, contemporary social problems and intervening national or global diversity influences. This course will examine the role of diversity in society, compare the cultural universals with regard to social problems and evaluate the social-cultural structures, processes and within and outside of the United States.

Credits: 3

Instructional Method Lecture

General Education Requirement: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Comments: This course does not meet UW’s Human Culture requirement unless transferred as part of an Associate degree.

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of SOC 1100 Social Problems, the student will:

  1. Describe the four key theoretical social perspectives of functionalism, symbolic interactionism, conflict theory and feminism.
  2. Evaluate the changing demographics of American society from historical and contemporary perspectives.
  3. Identify the major social institutions and their influence on the social forces, which contribute to social problems. 
  4. Analyze the major contemporary social problems in American society.
  5. Describe the influence of economic inequality as it relates to social problems.
  6. Compare and contrast the contemporary social issues taking into consideration the unique, and universal, characteristics of cultural beliefs, experiences, traditions or social systems. 
  7. Examine the intricacies of social interaction, from diverse perspectives, and describe and how they contribute to social strain and disorganization.
  8. Explain the importance of social policy decision making and the applications for addressing social problems from diverse perspectives.
  9. Define and describe the use of social research in the analysis of social
  10. Issues and the importance of demographic evaluation and understanding, as an approach to addressing social problems.


Program Outcomes
Upon completion of SOC 1100 Social Problems, the student will:

PO#1 Apply basic research methods in anthropology or sociology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.

PO#3 Examine the applicability of theory and empirical findings to social, policy and global issues.



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