Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

SOC 120 - Social Problems

Course Description

This course studies contemporary social problems from theoretical and practical perspectives. Theoretical assessments of the national and international origins and etiology that support and sustain social injustice, inequality, and conflict will be supported through data sources.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Apply the sociological perspective to the national and international social problems.
Describe the origin, development, and society's possible treatment of at least two contemporary and social problems detailing how the rules of society and its social institutions attempt to sustain, perpetuate and/or eradicate inequity and injustice.
Describe the systematic ways that oppression is facilitated by powerful people and society's social institutions.
Describe the various ways in which global interdependence impacts the people in society.

College Academic Learning Goals Designations: Diversity and Social Justice (DJ) and Global Understanding (GU)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3


Course Prerequisites: (ENG 050, REA 050) or REA 075 or test scores or Coreq: ENG099