Chapter 1 The
Study of Social problems
What is sociology?
How is social
What are social
American values and norms
Chapter 1 The
Study of Social Problems
Do we want to solve them?
Social Problems of Marriage and Family
What is a family?
Who is a family?
What should the government do for
Should paid parental leave be mandated
Essay 1 due
Chapter 11 Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Why is there a war on drugs?
Should marijuana be decriminalized or
Web page for Peer-reviewed journal
Physical and Mental Health Care
How much responsibility should the
government take for our healthy diets? How much should our choices be limited
by law? Or should we be solely responsible for what we eat and the health
Essay 2 due
Continuation of Mental Health Care
Why is suicide projected to be the
number one cause of death in 2020?
Aging and Ageism
Why do old people get so much free
Chapter 3 Race and Immigration
What does “immigration reform” mean?
Should affirmative action be continued?
Everyone’s a symbolic interactionist
when it comes to talking about illegal immigration. What should we be doing?
Essay 3 due
Chapter 4 Gender
Why are women so angry?
Chapter 02 Inequality, Poverty and
Why don’t the poor just get jobs?
Do we want equality?
Do we need a middle class?
Essay 4 due
Why do Americans
have so much stuff?
Chapter 07 Work
and the Economy
or the private sector be responsible for solving social problems?
Essay 5 due
Chapter 08 Politics
NO CLASS ON JULY 4
Chapter 13 and 14 Crime and Criminal
Michel Foucault, “Discipline and
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Should prison be warehousing,
punishment, or rehabilitation?
Death penalty: Yes or No?
Essay 6 due
Chapter 12 Sex and Sexuality, Sexual
Should Prostitution be legalized?
Should Caitlin use the Ladies’ room?
Peer-Reviewed Questions due
Chapter 09 Problems in education
Should the federal government take over
education for the country? How can we judge our schools?
Essay 7 due
Chapter 19 Environment
Chapter 16 Urbanization : Social
problems from the Growth of Cities
Essay 8 due
Media and Technology
Should we let the media determine
Facebook, cell phones and real life
Science as God
Technology and privacy: Paranoia?
FINAL ESSAY (#9) DUE AT BEGINNING OF CLASS
THIS ESSAY IS AN ASSIGNED QUESTION ON
War and Terrorism
Surviving the zombie apocalypse
How scared should we be?
Can the government do anything?
Free-for-all screaming debate and
No answers, just more questions