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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOCIOL 261 - Deviance and Social Control

Formerly Social Deviance and Control
3 Credit(s) | Lecture | Graded or pass/fail
Course can be counted for credit once

In this course we look at deviance as a socially constructed phenomenon: how people and activities come to be defined as deviant, why, and to what effect that has on them and the broader society. We use the interactionist perspective to explore various types of deviance, how time, place, and person impact the application of the deviant label, and how these definitions impact our lives. The course may address topics such as researching deviance, moral panics, and policies and politics related to defining and responding to deviance.

Enrollment Requirements:
Prerequisite: SOCIOL 101