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Number:SY318
Name:Contemporary Social Issues
Description:The course examines the causes and consequences of two types of social problems: those involving deviant behavior, such as alcohol and drug abuse, delinquency and crime, mental disorders, and prostitution; and those generated more directly by the social structure itself, such as ethnic prejudice and discrimination, aging, sex roles, and urban and rural poverty.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s): SY113

Course Objectives

Be able to identify and discuss a variety of social issues.
Be able to use sociology terminology as presented in the course.
Have conducted appropriate research in the topic areas designated.
Have expressed an interest in topic areas as illustrated by inclusion of related readings to class discussion.
Have demonstrated new knowledge of topic as shown by class participation.
Be able to read related material and make appropriate participatory comments.
Demonstrate an ability to work independently as a learner
Be able to carry this knowledge over into decision-making processes.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher Instructor New Used Rental eBook
F 2016 (none) Tibbetts $0 $0 $0
S 2015 No Text Required Tibbetts $0 $0 $0
F 2014 SOCIAL PROBLEMS 9780761929475 DOLGON 11 Simone $0 $66 $0
F 2014 NOT FOR SALE 9780061998836 BATSTONE 10 Simone $18 $0 $0
F 2014 A COMPLAINT FREE WORLD: HOW TO STOP COMPLAINING 9780770436391 BOWEN Simone $13 $0 $0
S 2014 TAKING SIDES:...SOCIAL ISSUES:EXPANDED 9780078139475 FINSTERBUSCH 17TH 14 Tibbetts $0 $0 $0
S 2012 Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Social Issues Exp 139780078050183 Finsterbusch 16 McGraw-Hill Tibbetts $0 $0
S 2011 Clashing Views on Social Issues 0078050014 Finsterbusch 16 McGraw-Hill Tibbetts $0 $0
S 2011 TAKING SIDES: SOCIAL ISSU 0-07-805001-4 FINSTERBUSCH 16 MCGRAW-HILL Tibbetts $39 $29
S 2010 CONTEMPORARY READINGS IN 1-4129-6530-6 LEON-GUERRERO SAGE Tibbetts $37 $28
U 2010 TAKING SIDES: SOCIAL ISSU 0-07-351523-X FINSTERBUSCH 15 MCGRAW-HILL PUBLISHING Simone $0 $0
S 2009 TAKING SIDES: SOCIAL ISSU 0-07-351523-X FINSTERBUSCH 15 MCGRAW-HILL PUBLISHING Tibbetts $33 $25
V 2009 TAKING SIDES: SOCIAL ISSU 0-07-351523-X FINSTERBUSCH 15 MCGRAW-HILL PUBLISHING Simone $35 $27
S 2008 TAKING SIDES: SOCIAL ISSU FINSTERBUS 1 MCG Tibbetts $32 $24
S 2007 SOCIAL PROBLEMS 0-13-227616-X KORNBLUM 12 PEARSON EDUCATION Tibbetts $91 $68
S 2006 Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Soc 007319090-X Finsterbusch 13th Dushkin Tibbetts $0 $0
S 2006 Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Social Issues 0073514969 Finsterbusch 14 McGraw-Hill/Dushkin Tibbetts $0 $0
S 2006 TAKING SIDES:...SOCIAL ISSUES FINSTERBUSCH 14TH 06 Tibbetts $0 $0
S 1999 Society:Windows for Society Tibbetts $0 $19
S 1999 Coursepack Tibbetts $0 $0