SOCL 2021 Sociology of Deviance

(B) Bachelors
(SS) Coll of Arts, Hum & Social Sci
(SCRS) CAHS-Conflict Resolution
3 credits

Students will examine ways in which sociologists have tried to explain deviant behavior, what makes someone or something deviant, and how society responds to deviant behavior. Students will be exposed to a range of theories and data about deviance as well as various forms of deviance such as family violence, suicide, murder, prostitution, alcoholism, corporate crime and robbery. Prerequisite SOCL 1020. Frequency: Odd Year Fall. (Description Last Updated: Fall 2016 (201720))

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the sociological theories and methodologies relevant to the understanding of deviance in society and be able to compare and contrast these theories.
  2. Examine deviant behaviors, their context, and the characteristics of persons engaging in various forms of deviance.
  3. Describe what makes an act deviant and critically analyze issues related to non-normative behavior.
  4. Develop critical thinking skills through analysis and evaluation of theoretical perspectives on deviance.
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