Sociology | DEVIANT BEH & SOCIAL CONTROL (3CR)
S320 | 7729 | Meanwell
5:30PM-8:45PM TR BH 330
This course uses a sociological lens to explore the way society
defines, constructs, and produces deviance. We will begin with
sociological theories of deviance, social order, and social power.
Then, we will explore a variety of deviant behaviors, paying attention
to how different groups gain control over social definitions of
deviance, and the consequences that these definitions have in the form
of norms, laws, and informal social sanctions. We will also consider
the ways these definitions impact the individual—namely, how people
construct and manage deviant identities.