Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0
Analysis of the construction of social problems such as crime, drug use, welfare reform, raves, identity theft, pedophilia, homelessness and sex work. Examination of the framing of problems through multiple media sources and activities (e.g. political debate, social movements, victims' families). The course reflects on the gap between what objective evidence suggests we should worry about and what actually attracts our worries.
Note: Students are strongly encocuraged but not required to take 100A and 100B before registering in this course.
Prerequisites: 100A, 100B, or second-year standing with a GPA in the last session attended of at least 5.0.
Undergraduate course in Sociology offered by the Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Social Sciences.