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SOC 351. Social Problems Social Solutions. 3 Credit Hours.

An exploration of major contemporary social problems, examining the key explanations for them. These explanations are used to assess the likely success of current and proposed social solutions. Key problems studied include inequalities linked to race, ethnicity, gender, immigration status, education, age, and criminal justice—as well as overpopulation and environmental degradation. U.S. problems and their possible solutions are illuminated with crossnational comparisons. This course is available with a service learning option (SOC 351SL).
Prerequisites: SOC 250SL or SOC 251 or SOC 253
Session Cycle: Fall
Yearly Cycle: Alternate Years.