SSW136 - Social Justice Approaches to Social Problems

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Subject Title
Social Justice Approaches to Social Problems

Subject Description
This subject is intended to provide an introduction to some of the major social problems in Canadian society as well as examining some global issues. Theoretical concepts will be used in understanding and analyzing these problems. It is designed to teach students to question the way in which the world around them operates.

Credit Status
One credit

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

1. Identify and analyze some of the basic social issues facing Canadian society as we enter the new millennium.
2. Demonstrate the ability to break down social issues into their component parts, identifying each of the relevant parties playing a role in the issue.
3. Demonstrate in class tests, knowledge of social problems and issues, acquired by reading the assigned text, attending classes regularly and engaging actively in classroom discussions.
4. Explain and apply in a class presentation, concepts of social analysis in reference to a selected issue.

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