Welcome to Contemporary Social Problems!
This course is designed to help you apply your “sociological imagination” to the study of social problems. One of the major requirements for this course is being able to analyze society using critical thinking skills.
Course Description: Students examine and analyze complex contemporary social problems. The major topics include the application of sociological theory to local, national, and international social problems including the environment, poverty, crime, violence, drug abuse, and inequality. Students prepare and present an original research project that includes research design, data analysis and interpretation.
There are many advantages to taking online courses. You can be anywhere while you take this course, work at any time during the day or night, and you can work and learn at your own pace.
With this being said, your online journey requires self-motivation and self-discipline. You are required to read, review and study the materials at your own pace. Since we do not meet face-to-face, it is important that you communicate with me via email or telephone if have any questions or problems relating to accessing or understanding the course materials, the assignments, and tests.
I look forward to working with you all this semester.
Best, Max Probst
There will be orientation information posted on our Canvas site to familiarize you with the objectives and requirements of the course. This will be under the "Start Here!" module.
You will need to have access to a personal computer to participate in the on-line discussion questions and to submit assignments.
Contact With the Professor:
Although the majority of the course work is completed individually, regular and frequent contact with me is encouraged and expected. You should feel free to contact me at any time with questions you may have. The best way to reach me is through email on Canvas or by sending an email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be utilizing several features of Canvas, but most frequently the "Discussion" tool and the "Quizzes" link as well as the Assignments and the weekly modules located in the course home page. Please review Canvas Basics, which can be found at https://bucks.instructure.com/courses/36545, before the start of the term. There is no login required.