British Columbians face a housing crisis, an epidemic of drug and alcohol addiction, and increasing university tuition. Some low-income people find a means of survival in the sex trade, while Indigenous British Columbians face disproportionate levels of poverty and discrimination. Extreme wealth and poverty sit side-by-side. Despite a reputation as a "green" city, Vancouver is home to many environmentally destructive industries. This course will make sense of the sociological causes of these problems.
SOC 201 is an approved Self and Society course for Cap Core requirements.