Professional Certificate in Social Problem and Social Welfare

Arium School of Arts & Sciences

Course introduction

This course provides students with an introduction to social welfare problems and policies. It is essential that sociology/social work students understand the nature of social problems and the external influences which are fundamental to the creation and establishment of social welfare policies in the United States. Students should understand the development of social policies through which various social systems and society as a whole attempt to manage, control, minimize, and eliminate social problems and their effects.

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Physical and mental health
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Crime and social control
  • Family problems
  • Poverty
  • Work and unemployment
  • Education
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Sexual orientation
  • Population
  • Environmental problems
  • Science and technology
  • War and terrorism


Available Course Sessions

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Trainer Profile

Our Lecturers

All our lecturers are selected based on their subject expertise, experience and dedication. They are required to possess at least a Masters in their subject expertise. With their years of work experience, they will also be able to illustrate topics in class with real world examples. We are committed to provide a high standard of service by promoting an environment conductive to student learning through a low student-teacher ratio of 30:1. Currently, we have 50 adjunct lecturers.

Details of our lecturers can be found on our website.