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SOCI 002: Social Problems

Course Description

This social problems course identifies and analyzes contemporary social problems, with emphases on the U.S., cross-cultural comparisons, and globally. The course focuses on the role of power and ideology in the definition of social problems, identifying the causes of various social problems and consequences, and evaluating proposed solutions. The course provides a comprehensive overview in current events, policy debates, and emerging social trends.

Units: 3

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to both UC and CSU

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade, Pass/No Pass
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 48 – 54
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 0

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: None

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to both UC and CSU
  • WVC GE: D. Social Sciences: D1 - Social and Behavioral Sciences
    E. Lifelong Understanding and Development
    F. Cultural Diversity
  • CSU GE: Area D - Social Sciences
  • UC/IGETC GE: Area 4 - Social and Behavioral Science
  • C-ID: SOCI 115 - Social Problems
Last Updated 7/19/23