The first week reflects learning outcomes 1 and 2
1st. Week Acquire all relevant and required material for course.
READING: Chapters 1 and 2 in Lauer and Lauer’s Social Problems and the Quality of Life. (4.5 hours)
ASSIGNMENT Prepare a presentation of “Four Sociological Perspectives” include examples and relate it to your work experience. Read Steps in Social Problem Analysis. Focus Question for initial class discussion: (5 hours)
DISCUSSION What is meant by a Social Issue? Does Social Issues influence my work situation? LO1&2(4.5 hours)
The second week reflects learning outcomes 2,3,4.
Reading: Preventing Workplace Violence by United University Professions, School of Social Welfare @Stony Brook (4.5 hours)
ASSIGNMENT: Select a Social Issue as Identified in the Lauer and Lauer text.. Along with your task force colleagues prepare for group presentation of Steps 1 to 3 of Social Problem Analysis. Complete Violence in Workplace Quiz. (handout) (4.5 hours)
DISCUSSION: Does your department manager receive any training on Social Issues in the Workplace ? If so it is it effective? Does your organizational mission statement contain words on Social Issues? Should it? L.O. 2,3,4 (5 hours)