Sociology | Social Problems and Policies
S101 | 10883 | Vuckovic Juros


TOPIC: Subcultures and Countercultures

In this course, we will examine concepts of subcultures (groups of
people with behaviors and/or beliefs that are different from a
mainstream culture, but who are nevertheless a part of it) and
countercultures (groups of people with behaviors and/or beliefs that
are different from a mainstream culture, and who are actively trying
to separate or isolate themselves and/or to change mainstream
culture) across various sociological fields. We will start by
examining subcultural and countercultural identities and then we
will discuss the relations of subcultures and countercultures to
ethnicity and race, social deviance, religion, gender and sexuality,
and new social movements. Finally, at the end of the course, we will
examine youth and leisure subcultures.