SOC-S 320 DEVIANCE, CONFORMITY, AND SOCIAL CONTROL (3 CR.)
Analysis of deviance in relation to formal and informal social processes. Emphasis on deviance and conformity as functions of social reactions, rules, and power and conflict.
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|LEC||3||4302||Open||4:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m.||MW||SE 010||Moses Sharps A
Regular Academic Session / In Person
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- COLL (CASE) S&H Breadth of Inq
- Above class open to undergraduates only
- COLL (CASE) S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit
What is deviance? How do we as a society seek to control it? This course seeks to answer these questions by interrogating the very structures and assumptions foundational to American society. Using legal, historical, and sociological analyses we will examine why and how and when certain behaviors and activities are criminalized while others are not. We will engage with human issues such as police brutality, drug use and distribution, mental health, incarceration, and more, focusing on the work of scholars who have been marginalized in academic spaces, specifically people of color. By allowing those who have been subject to definition by dominant groups to speak for themselves, we will learn to critically examine taken for granted knowledge about who is deviant and the methods society allows to control them.