International Social Problems (SOC-203)
This is an intermediate course designed to follow the introductory course in Sociology and to enable the student to view from a theoretical and practical perspective social phenomena which international communities view as deviant or problematic. This course will examine a number of socially relevant topics including, approaches to criminal justice, the educational system, social welfare, and social policy on drugs, alcohol, and health care. Students will examine these and other social problems as they are manifested in international societies compared to how these problems are addressed in the United States. A short fieldwork/travel experience to a country outside of the United States is required for completion of this course.