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Social Problems SOC 222-650 Professor John Tenuto Phone 847-543-2537; [email protected] "People who like to avoid shocking discoveries, who prefer to believe that society is just what they were taught in Sunday School, who like the safety of the rules, the maxims of what Alfred Schutz has called the "world-taken-for-granted," should stay away from sociology" - Peter Berger, author of "Invitation to Sociology." “We change. We have to. Or we spend the rest of our lives fighting the same battles.” - Captain James T. Kirk, Star Trek Beyond Goals To stress the comprehension of social reality through empirical study To analyze competing causal theories of social problems To explore the relationship of social change to social problems To emphasize the social nature of society's problems To gain a concern and awareness of various proposed solutions to problems Texts Introduction to Sociology 2e Second Edition by OpenStax College of Rice University. This is a free etext which is available...