SOC 233 - Social Problems
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

When Donald Trump boasts that he will “Make America Great Again!” he implies that the country faces a multitude of problems in need of a solution. How do we decide which of these rises to the level of a “social problem”? This course is a critical exploration of four of the most pressing social problems in contemporary American society: Mass Incarceration, Immigration, Inequality, and Political Marginalization. Through a sociological lens, we will examine how some issues, but not others, morph into social problems; the antecedents to and consequences of persistent social problems; and evaluate potential solutions. Throughout the course, we will consider whether providing solutions moves us toward a more just society, one in which everyone has an equal shot at achieving the American Dream.

SOC 233 - Social Problems
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
30905
Open
100
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
30906
Open
12
 
-
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
30907
Open
12
 
-
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
30908
Open
12
 
-
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
31602
Open
12
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 0553447459
Evicted, Author: Matthew Desmond, Publisher: Broadway Books 2017
Required
ISBN: 087154461X
A Pound of Flesh, Author: Alexes Harris, Publisher: Russell Sage 2016
Required
ISBN: 080507774X
What's the matter with Kansas? : how conservatives won the heart of America, Author: Thomas Frank, Publisher: Holt 1st Holt p 2005
Required
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