4 Credits, 4 Contacts

A contemporary survey of some of American society’s major social problems. Included in the study are problems involving crime, population, family life, social class, minority groups, urban life, and mass communications. A sociological frame of reference will be used in considering the origins of, the development of, and attempts to control social problems. This is a continuation of SOC 120 Principles of Sociology, but may be taken separately.

Prerequisite: ENG 121 or concurrent enrollment in ENG 121