LESSON 1. Introduction
Origin of the study of social problems
Social problem definition
The connection of social problems with the needs and human rights.
LESSON 2. Study and diagnosis of social problems
Phases of analysis of social problems
Technical indicators for the analysis of inequality and social problems.
LESSON 3. Inequality as a starting point of social problems: concepts and types of inequality
Inequality of what?
Inequality in the current welfare state
Justification of inequality by different theoretical paradigms
Types of inequality: economic, political, social and labor
LESSON 4. Social Exclusion
Concept and dimensions
Exclusógenos factors and inclusógenos
Sectors and territorial dimension of social exclusion
The measurement of social exclusion
LESSON 5. The economic manifestation of social exclusion: poverty
Definitions and explanations of poverty
Policies and intervention programs against poverty
The United Nations Millennium Goals
LESSON 6. Other social problems in contemporary societies
Disability and dependency. Gender violence. Child abuse. Crime, social conflict and deviance.
LESSON 7. Policies and social action to fight social problems
The importance of stakeholders for the identification and resolution of the problems.
Concepts and proposals on the promotion of citizenship, diversity management, social integration.