Sociology and Anthropology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

SOCI 310: Sociology of Deviance

SOCI 310-001: Sociology of Deviance
(Spring 2017)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T

Robinson A111

Section Information for Spring 2017

What is deviance? Who is deviant? How do definitions of deviance and characterizations of deviants change over time? How does being labeled a deviant change an individual’s perception of self? What examples can we find of groups who have successfully challenged their status as deviant and gain acceptance by conventional society? The course will examine, how tattoos became fashion statements and art; changing definitions of disability; elite deviance; theories of deviance from interpersonal to functionalist approaches.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Analyzes macro- and microlevel deviance-producing processes, meaning and control of deviance, and major theoretical approaches to deviance. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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