Sociology | Deviant Behavior & Social Control
S320 | 5525 | Scull


THIS COURSE MAY NOT BE TAKEN FOR GRADUATE CREDIT

In this class, we will use a sociological lens to explore the concept
of deviance.  Specifically, we will draw upon various theoretical
perspectives to understand why deviance exists in society and why
people deviate.  We will also examine the concept of social power and
examine how different groups fight to gain control over social
definitions.   We will then address the consequences these definitions
have in the form of norms, laws, and unofficial social sanctions.  We
will then turn our attention to the ways in which these definitions
impact the individual, namely how people construct and manage their
identities.