Social Problems Entire Course

 Social Problems Entire Course

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 SOC 220 Week 1 Discussion 1

In studying sociology there are two different schools of thought. The first is that the sociologist should study the facts only, without the interference of personal interests or values. The other thought is that the sociologist has a responsibility to not only learn, but to help improve the lives of others. To which school of thought do you subscribe? Explain why.

SOC 220 Week 1 Discussion 2

How do you think the media affects your perception of the social problems faced by America?

SOC 220 Week 2 Discussion 1

The United States has always been a nation of immigrants. Approximately 1 million people enter the United States each year illegally by crossing the border at Mexico. Is this flow helpful or harmful to the United States? Why?

SOC 220 Week 2 Discussion 2

Is affirmative action a good idea or not? Why?

SOC 220 Week 3 Discussion 1

Is media such as music, movies, and video games causing children to be more violent? Explain your answer. Which type of media do you think has the most impact on children? Why? Provide evidence.

SOC 220 Week 3 Discussion 2

How do the structural-functionalist and social conflict approaches to drug and alcohol abuse differ? Do you think that either approach characterizes the problem? Why?

GCU SOC 220 Week 4 Discussion 1

Even though prostitution is illegal, it is common in many areas. Do you think it should be legalized? How would society change if prostitution were legalized?

 SOC 220 Week 4 Discussion 2

Do you consider pornography a form of free speech or do you think it should be prohibited? Explain your answer.

 SOC 220 Week 5 Discussion 1

Does a socialized health care system have benefits over a capitalistic health care system, or vice versa? Which system do you think is most likely to help solve a social problem? Justify your answer.

SOC 220 Week 5 Discussion 2

How can diseases and epidemics in other parts of the world affect people in the United States?

SOC 220 Week 6 Discussion 1

Are political decisions driven by economic considerations in the United States and in other countries? What are the sociological ramifications of this?

 SOC 220 Week 6 Discussion 2

What is meant by “workplace isolation”? Do you think this affects the mental health of workers? Why or why not?

SOC 220 Week 7 Discussion 1

What are some of the drawbacks of postponing pregnancy? What are some of the benefits? Identify at least three of each and explain.

SOC 220 Week 7 Discussion 2

What are some of the challenges facing a blended family?

 SOC 220 Week 1 Pressing Social Problems


Write an essay (750-1,000 words) in which you define and describe what you think are the top three social problems in the United States at the present time. Explain why these issues are important. Also, explain what conditions led to the emergence and coalescence of these social issues, and what you expect the formalization to become.

Utilize the GCU Library to locate three to six peer-reviewed sources in support of your content.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.