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SOC 305

Sociology of Deviance

This course examines various explanations of deviance. Definitions of what constitutes "normal" and "abnormal" are discussed from a cross-cultural and historical perspective. Specific attention is given to the labelling process and societal reaction to labelling people "deviant". Areas to be examined include sexuality, mental illness, substance use, and crime. These areas are examined from a critical sociological perspective, emphasizing social class as a key variable.
Weekly Contact: Lecture:3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1
Liberal Studies: LL

Prerequisites

None

Antirequisites

SYC 191

Co-Requisites

None

Custom Requisites

None

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Sociology