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This collection contains the California Open Educational Resources Council (CA OER) list of peer-reviewed textbooks for Social Problems (common course-id SOCI 115), one of the top 50 college courses identified for inclusion in the California Open Online Library for Education (COOLforEd).

CID Number: SOCI 115

General Course Description: SOCI 115

An identification and analysis of contemporary social problems including (1) the role of power and ideology in the definition of social problems, (2) their causes and consequences, (3) evaluations of proposed solutions, and (4) methods of intervention.  Topics will vary.

Minimum Units: 3.0

Date Added to MERLOT: July 31, 2016
Created by: Magnolia Cooper
License: Creative Commons License
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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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These stories provide an interesting starting point for the chapter’s discussion and show... More
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