Karl Spitzweg, "The Bookworm,"

Social Problems
Professor Larry Stern
Reading Assignments, Videos & Web Sites

Unit 4: The Sociological Analysis of Social Problems

Class Lecture Notes: What is Sociology?

Class Lecture Notes: Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology: Micro-Approaches

Class Lecture Notes: Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology: Macro-Approaches

Power Point: Sociology of Social Problems

Lisa Wade, The Social Construction of Social Problems, Sociological Images," September 30, 2009

Karen Sternheimer, "When is a Social Problem no Longer a Social Problem?,"Everyday Sociology Blog, April 12, 2012

Karen Sternheimer, "Can Social Problems Be Solved,"Everyday Sociology Blog, May 31, 2010

Robert H. Lauer and Jeannette C. Lauer, "Critical Thinking: Recognizing Fallacies," pages 15 – 23 in Social Problems and the Quality of Life, 12th edition, McGraw-Hill; Chapter 1: “Understanding Social Problems”