College Of Arts And Sciences | Disorganization & Organization: Perspectives on Social Problems
E104 | 0187 | Maynard, D


The overall aim of this course is to supplant our tendency to think
in "social disorganizational" terms about social problems with the
ability to understand such problems from the standpoint of "social
organization." To do this, we will study language and social
interaction in social-problem
environments. These environments include street life, mental
institutions, criminal subcultures, but also "mainstream" home and
institutional environments as well. Students will read research-based
monographs (not textbooks) and debate one another in discussion
sections.