Learning Objectives

  1. Analyze one’s own emotional and cognitive reactions to a case study.
  2. Give examples of how social structure and social institutions give order and stability to social life.
  3. Recognize national and global trends in eight major social institutions (government and politi-cal, economic, education, health care, social welfare, religious, mass media, and family and kinship).
  4. Analyze different theories of social inequality, including both classical and contemporary.
  5. Apply knowledge of social structure and social institutions to recommend guidelines for social work engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation.