Discussion for this week will focus on social problems, and three
different perspectives used to view social problems. Please respond to
the following questions/statements:
Which of the three sociological perspectives
(Functionalism, Conflict Theory, or Symbolic Interactionism) best
explains the social problems that exist in society? Why do you think the
perspective that you chose best explains social problems?
Using a reputable website or your local paper, find
and describe something you would consider to be a social problem. After
you have identified a social problem, discuss the impact that the
problem has on individuals as well as society.