This course in contemporary social issues uses the methodology and paradigms of sociology
to examine the nature and types of social problems. Topics include the nature and
definition of social problems, theory and research in social problems, race, social
inequality, gender population growth, urbanization deviance, world economy, and family,
etc. Course contains theoretical and descriptive studies of crime, delinquency, mental
illness, drug abuse, suicide, and other social problems of mass society.
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 838 or ENGL 848 or ESL 400.
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E5b
(CSU GE Area D), UC (IGETC Area 4)