Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017
SOC 245 Contemporary Social Issues
(Also SLS 245)
4 hours; 4 credits
A study of selected contemporary social problems such as poverty, criminal justice, ethnicity, or race relations from the perspectives of political science, economics, and sociology. The emphasis will be on urban problems. The course will explore the types of questions that might be raised about the topics by persons trained in the social sciences and will explore the methods used to answer such questions. Relationships between modes of inquiry, types of questions asked, and the answers obtained. An emphasis on developing ability to read, understand, and think critically about writings in the social sciences. (social science) NOTE: This course satisfies the College Option.
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