SOCI212 I002 SPR 17
American Public University
Dr. Marnie E. Carroll
May 12, 2017
In the presentation I will be able to explore why some
social problems are regarded as more significant than
The main focus will be based on defining sociological
I will also choose one social problem that I think is of
The sociological approach toward s social problem is
somehow different from other approaches.
The first different is that the approach focuses on selfconsciousness and building awareness that influences an
individual interaction with society.
This perspective is based on the fact that when a given
society places more significance on some problems than
others, the problems becomes real after they have been
subjectively defined or perceived to be problematic.
Additionally, it is has also been noted that according to the
authors, some conditions may exist that may hurt individuals
but the conditions are not social problems not until they
have been categorized to be problematic (Doerner &
Sociological imagination and societal
One social problem that exists within the society is teen
Many of teen girls within the society do not plan when
they get married.
The pregnancies have different risks to both the mother
and the baby.
The sociological imagination helps us to connect a
personal trouble with the societal problem.
For example, we are able to personalize one story of teen
pregnancy and employ it as an example hence help us in
addressing the issue in the society.
Strategy that could help to reduce
or eliminate teen pregnancy
The problem has continued to increase within the
Creation of Teen Campaigns have been enhanced to
reduce the incidence of teen pregnancy.
Concepts relate to teen
One concepts related to the chosen problem is social
The society has come together and understood how
teen pregnancy has affected the society in a negative
They have undertaken actions on how to address the
Another concept is social innovation, which means
that society has defined new ways that are meant to
address the problem.
related to teen pregnancy
The different sociological theories or perspectives that
relate to teen pregnancy are:
functionalist theory and
Functionalist theory suggests that social problem like
this one weakens the stability of a given society.
Conflict theory suggests that social problem may arise
due to fundamental faults in terms of the structure of
Throughout the course we have been analyzing social
problems within the society from a sociological
It is very important to know how sociology looks at the
nature of social problems in society today.
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