Welcome, I am pleased you have chosen this class. Many students have taken this course and have been successful, and I have every reason to believe you will be successful too. This is a limited enrollment course that enables it to be small and intimate. This is necessary because we work in groups as we explore the many dimensions of various social problems.
People everywhere want to maximize the quality of their lives. A high quality of life can only be obtained if people deal with the social problems that detract from that quality. The purpose of this course is to better understand the nature of a social problem, how it affects people from different walks of life, what precipitates and maintains it, and what can potentially be done. Group selected contemporary social problems are examined by utilizing basic research methods used by sociologists. A survey research design will be employed by each group of students in approaching a thorough inquiry into the nature of their topic. All group-selected topics must emphasize the relationship between a particular area of inquiry and its ability to further enhance an understanding of our culturally diverse social world.
Upon completing Social Problems in a Diverse World, students will be able to:
Academic dishonesty defrauds all those who depend upon the integrity of the College, its courses, and its degrees and certificates, and therefore there is zero tolerance. Any questions regarding this matter, please refer to the Academic Dishonesty Policy on the Ohlone website. (Copies are available in the office of the Vice President, Educational Services/Deputy Superintendent)
The student has the right and shares the responsibility to exercise the freedom to learn.
The student is expected to engage in conduct in accordance with standards of the College that are designed to perpetuate its educational purposes. These procedures, along with applicable penalties for violation, are found in the Standards of Student Conduct and Discipline and Due Process Procedures. (Copies are available in the offices of the Vice President, Educational Services/Deputy Superintendent or Division Deans)
The student has the responsibility to be informed of all dates & policies pertaining to: