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SOCIAL ISSUES IN THE UNITED STATES
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - International Christian University - 'International Christian Univ.', 'International Christian Univ. with Internship'
UC Course SubjectAmerican Studies
Sociology
Number & Suffix: 103
Full UC Title: SOCIAL ISSUES IN THE UNITED STATES 
Transcript Title: SOCIAL ISSUES USA 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course covers contemporary social problems in the United States. These problems include racial/ethnic inequality, problems in education, crime, poverty, problems in politics/democracy, terrorism, and inequality based on sexuality and gender. Studying social problems is one way to study a society at a deep level. But, many people tend to focus only on uplifting aspects of a society because such positive aspects make them feel happy and proud. In fact, talking about social problems, which represent the negative aspects of a society, can be outright depressing because they adversely affect real people. Yet, in order to better understand how a society actually operates, one needs to know the negatives as well as the positive aspects of that society. Furthermore, studying social problems helps students learn to identify social structures of a society that underlie the problems. Social problems do not negatively affect all people equally. Some people are more affected than others because the existing social structures influence who are impacted by the social problems. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: ISSUES IN AMERICAN SOCIETY 
Partner University Department: American Studies 
Partner University Course Number: AMS201E