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1) read: chapter 1 from global problems global solutions ON chegg.com
2) The Guardian: War and violence drive 80% of people fleeing to Europe by sea, not economics. (Links to an external site.)
2) watch: PBS: Lost Boys of Sudan (Links to an external site.).
1. How do your recognize social problems? How can you distinguish them from private troubles? In your response refer to the specific characteristics of social problems (as presented in the textbook) and illustrate them with relevant examples. (Your response should be 300-350 words long).
2. What makes some people more or less vulnerable to social problems? Specifically, what are the factors that make some people more vulnerable than others? Are you personally vulnerable to social problems (e.g., unemployment, poor health and/or poverty)? Please explain why or why not? In your response refer to the concept of social location and explain how does social location influence peoples’ vulnerability to social problems. (Your answer should be 200-250 words long).
Second, after reading the Guardian article and watching the PBS film, please answer the following questions:
3. Based on the assigned article and film describe the key social forces that push people to emigrate and leave their native country. If you were subjected to these forces, would you leave the US? Why or why not? How did the film “Lost Boys” inform your understanding of these forces? What insights have you gained from this film about social forces that cause human migration? Support your answer with at least two examples from the film. (Your answer should be 300-350 words long).
4. What are the key challenges or problems that many immigrants, like the boys portrayed in the film, face while starting a new life in a foreign country? Describe at least three such problems/challenges and support them with examples from the film. Were you aware of these challenges? Why should these challenges be seen as social problems/public issues rather than private troubles? Please explain. Your explanation should clearly refer to the key characteristics of social problems (addressed in Question 1). (Your answer should be 300-350 words long).
typed single-spaced with normal font size (11-12 points). Your answers to the posed questions should be numbered (1, 2, 3 & 4), structured in into paragraphs, and based on the required Module 1 readings and films only. No other sources should be used and/or quoted. Essays that reference irrelevant sources will be rejected.