Using a wide range of sociological theories, students will explore factors that lead to the occurrance and continuation of social problems. The course employs a multi-dimensional analytical framework, emphasizing the socio-cultural, economic, and historical forces that perpetuate poverty, class, ethnic and gender inequality, racism, crime, addiction and the sex trades. There will be specific focus on mainstream Canadian society, and northern First Nation and other indigenous communities. Students will also reflect on policy options for the remediation of social problems.
This course may be used to fulfill the Yukon First Nations Core Competency requirement.