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Salem, Oregon 97301

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SOC 144 (US) Social Problems and Social Justice (1)

This course seeks to introduce students to the sociological analysis and understanding of contemporary social problems. The topics covered include a variety of social issues such as racial prejudice, gender discrimination, poverty, economic exploitation, and globalization, among others. Students will be introduced to the major sociological paradigms that focus on the critical examination of the root causes of social problems and their possible solutions. Data and analyses will be utilized to create strategic solutions to social problems and to develop an understanding of the challenges associated with social justice activity.

Prerequisite:  First and second-year students only, or consent of instructor

Mode of Inquiry: Understanding Society

  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Vysotsky