Tompkins Cortland Community College

SOCI205 - Contemporary Social Problems

A variety of sociological perspectives and theories are used to understand and analyze contemporary local and global social problems. The course focuses on social problems and inequities related to housing, immigration, race, health care, socioeconomic class, gender, poverty, criminal justice, education, employment, governance, the environment, etc. Major objectives of the course are to research and comprehend the origins and histories of various social problems, to understand how and why social problems affect particular social groups, and to analyze and construct resolutions to contemporary social problems. SOCI 205 fulfills the SUNY General Education Social Science requirement. Prerequisites: SOCI 101; MATH 090 and RDNG 116 if required by placement testing; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.) Fall semester.