Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog 
    Oct 26, 2020  
Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog
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SOCY 105 - Social Problems and Issues


An analysis of social problems such as social inequality, urbanization, crime, demographic change, terrorism, and environmental issues. Sociological theory and research are used to examine the impact of globalization, culture, institutions, ideology, social policy, and social movements on various societal issues. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly SO 105.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of intervention in its broad sense both historically and currently and evaluate the nature and implications of intervention resources and techniques in current U.S. society.
  • Identify the nature, causes, and implications of social problems.
  • Apply scientific principles and methods in investigating social problems.
  • Critically analyze statistical information, research methods, and research findings pertaining to social problems.
  • Examine the role that globalization plays in relation to social problems.
  • Evaluate the role of the government, groups, and organizations in identifying and solving a variety of social problems.

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