CIA140 - Social Problems in a Diverse Society

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Subject Title
Social Problems in a Diverse Society

Subject Description
This course provides students with an opportunity to examine approaches to crime prevention including those designed to prevent conditions that foster deviance, those directed toward persons or conditions with a high potential to deviance, and those for persons who have already committed crime. Research and information on every aspect related to the social problems of crime and crime prevention is also examined including the physical environment and crime, neighbourhood crime prevention, the mass media and crime prevention, crime displacement and diffusion, prediction, community policing, drugs, schools, and electronic monitoring and home confinement.

Credit Status
This is a required course in the Bachelors (Honours) of Crime and Intelligence Analysis

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Differentiate a private trouble and a public issue by using the sociological imagination.
  2. Explain how social class, poverty, and economic inequality contributes to inequity in Canada.
  3. Identify how social systems and institutions leads to the perpetuation of inequalities.
  4. Compare the sociological perspectives on cities, rural areas, neighbourhood dynamics, and population growth to describe the urban and rural divide.
  5. Discuss the social relevance of education on work and career opportunities.
  6. Apply the sociological perspectives in the analysis of social problems.

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Discrimination/Harassment
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.