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Sociology Resources: Free Textbook: "Social Problems: Continuity and Change"

Social Problems: Continuity and Change

Social Problems: Continuity and Change

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Social Problems: Continuity and Change is a realistic but motivating look at the many issues that are facing our society today. As this book’s subtitle, Continuity and Change, implies, social problems are persistent, but they have also improved in the past and can be improved in the present and future, provided that our nation has the wisdom and will to address them.<-- end .book-info -->

Title: Social Problems: Continuity and Change
Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Pub Date: 2016
Author: No attribution
English Internet Resource Internet Resource
ISBN: 9781453347201 1453347208 
https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/BookDetail.aspx?bookId=141

Course Content:

  • The social construction and consequences of social problems
  • The role of power and ideology in the definition of social problems.
  • The causes of social problems
  • Evaluation and consideration of proposed solutions to social problems.
  • Consideration of methods of research and analysis
  • Additional topics may vary
Outcomes:

At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • demonstrate understanding of major social problems concerning the U.S.;
  • place local, regional, and national social problems in global context;
  • identify, and distinguish between, causes and consequences of social problems;
  • analyze social problems using sociological approaches and concepts;
  • analyze and interpret qualitative and quantitative information about social problems;
  • identify and evaluate policies that address social problems and assess the policies’ impact on society.

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