SOS 110 - Public Affairs
Contemporary problems in America - racial strife, urban decay, educational dilemmas, poverty, pollution - examined from a "policy" perspective: what can and should government do about them? Attention to explanations rooted in values (liberty, equality), theory (political, economic, sociological), and practice (politics), and strategies for solving problems.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Explain racial/ethnic struggles based on the history of the U.S.
2. Analyze major urban problems and their consequences.
3. Identify possible solutions to the problem of urban decay.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the major issues found within the U.S. educational system.
5. Identify political, economic, and sociological forces at the root of public affairs issues in the U.S.
6. Evaluate the legal environment within which public institutions operate.
7. Discuss strategies to enhance liberty and equality within a pluralistic society.
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