Social Problems

Prerequisite: SOC1110 Invitation to Sociology
This course examines contemporary social problems and issues in diverse empirical contexts. It introduces different sociological perspectives and theoretical approaches to analyze social problems such as: poverty, distant suffering and humanitarian crises, isolation and anomie, racism, and precarious labor. In addition to analyzing specific case studies of social problems, it presents a critique of neoliberalism and its role in solving?€“and amplifying?€“social problems. It also identifies the media's role in constructing?€“and constituting?€“social problems in an age of globalization and digitization.