The Discussion for this week will focus on social problems, and three different perspectives used to view social problems. Please respond to the following questions/statements:
- Which of the three sociological perspectives (Functionalism, Conflict Theory, or Symbolic Interactionism) best explains the social problems that exist in society? Why do you think the perspective that you chose best explains social problems?
- Using a reputable website or your local paper, find and describe something you would consider to be a social problem. After you have identified a social problem, discuss the impact that the problem has on individuals as well as society.