May 30, 2023  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

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SOC 220 Deviancy

3 Credits

The definitions of deviance and theoretical explanations of deviant behavior in our changing society are explored in this course. Readings and discussions emphasize the structural causes and effects of deviance, the history and development of contemporary perspectives, and the consequences of society’s attempts to punish or change those labeled as deviant. Definitions and responses to crime, mental illness, homosexuality, sexual assault, and deviance among respectable and dominant sectors of society are examined.

Prerequisite(s): Social Science Core.

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