SOC 120: Sociology of Deviance

Study of social deviance, including sociological perspectives on the definition, nature, and control of deviance in society, with a focus on selected problems associated with social deviance. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Elective)


SOC& 101 or instructor permission

  1. Define societal deviance and interpret its relation to social norms and values.
  2. Identify historical ideas and trends regarding the nature, causes, and treatment of deviance.
  3. Apply basic sociological perspectives to the causes and occurrence of societal deviance.
  4. Identify and interpret the relationship between deviance, power and social control in contemporary society.
  5. Critically analyze contemporary issues associated with deviance and social control.
  6. Identify and interpret social controls on deviance, including their history and application.
Quarter Offered
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Academic Elective