Public Problems on College Campuses
Chapter 1 of Social Problems explains the difference between public problems and private issues. 1) Describe a social problem found on college campuses that you consider a public problem (not a private issue). 2) In your opinion, who is to blame for this problem (e.g. the media, the education system, the university itself, or other institutions)? And 3) identify some potential solutions that administrators, students, and/or residents should consider. Be sure to use key terms and concepts directly from your text when possible and provide citations as needed.
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