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Sociology of social problems

Sociologija družbenih problemov

Course credits:

6.00 ECTS / 60 (30 hours of lectures, 0 hours of exercises, 30 hours of seminars, 0 hours other forms of work)

Course holder:

izr. prof. dr. Maša Filipovič Hrast


  • Asst. Prof. Andreja Živoder






Second semester

Study degree

1. level

    Course execution:

  • Undergraduate Programme of Sociology
  • Undergraduate Programme of Sociology - Human Resources Management

Short content

Social problems are presented in their social context and through sociological approaches to their analysis. Students will learn about different social theories that interpret social problems differently. Different ways of addressing social problems will be presented; structural and individual factors linked to social problems will be analysed; as well as analytical process of recognition and responses to social problem will be addressed along with the role of different actors in this process. The role of various actors in definition and recognition of problems will be discussed, especially role of media, public opinion. Specific social problems will be analysed in more detail. Based on specific examples students will learn about the role of research in social problems, applicative and critical research, selection of research methods.

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Curriculum was last modified on: 13.06.2022