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