Contemporary Social Problems

Contemporary Social Problems (English)

This course provides the opportunity for students-as readers, viewers, writers and speakers-to engage with social and ethical issues they care deeply about. Over the course of the semester, we will explore different perspectives on a range of social issues such as free speech, poverty and homelessness, mental illness, capital punishment and racial and gender inequality. This course aims to help students grow significantly as lively, engaged citizens and public intellectuals – in their ability to grapple with arguments.


The following course in Contemporary Social Problems is provided in its entirety by Atlantic International University’s “Open Access Initiative” which strives to make knowledge and education readily available to those seeking advancement regardless of their socio-economic situation, location or other previously limiting factors. The University’s Open Courses are free and do not require any purchase or registration, they are open to the public.

The Administrative Staff may be part of a degree program paying up to three college credits. The lessons of the course can be taken on line Through distance learning. The content and access are open to the public according to the “Open Access” and ” Open Access ” Atlantic International University initiative. Participants who wish to receive credit and / or term certificate , must register as students.


Lesson 1: Contemporary Social Problems

Lesson 2: Examining Different Ethical Systems

Lesson 3: Poverty: a Historical Context

Lesson 4: Poverty: A historical context, continued

Lesson 5: Homelessness

Lesson 6: Mental Health

Lesson 7: Gender Inequality

Lesson 8: U.S. incarceration, The War on Drugs

Lesson 9: Quality

Lesson 10: Global Warming, Advocacy

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