Instructor: Dr. Laurie L Gordy
Office Hours: TU 10:15-11:15; W 2:15-3:15; or by appointment
Office Location: HH205
Telephone Number: 617-730- 7258
Class Day/Time: MW 12:45-2:10
Class Location: HH 101
The term "social problems" is often used to describe a wide variety of social phenomena perceived as problematic by some segment of society. This course will examine identified social problems within the context of sociological theory. The process of social definition of certain situations as problematic and the social selection of specific solutions as perceived remedies will be analyzed. Furthermore, students will be challenged to develop their personal outlooks on social responsibility.
Course Objectives. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to