AbstractThis course project seeks to increase students awareness of the management of deviance in their home town through the observation of local AA meetings. Students demonstrate an ability to apply theories and concepts learned in a course on deviance in a final paper. Students are required to attend an open AA meeting on at least 3 different dates, as well...
- Subject Area(s):
- Deviant Behavior/Social Disorganization
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- Class Level(s):
- Any Level
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Learning Goals and Assessments
- Increase awareness of the management of deviance in the students’ community.
- Apply course concepts, specifically a positivist and constructionist approach to deviance, to the management of a specific area of deviance in his or her community
- Consider how course concepts such stigma, labeling, framing, and medicalization highlight challenges surrounding the management of deviance in one organization that seeks to address alcohol abuse and dependency.
- Students will attend an AA-meeting on at least 3 different dates and write a reflection following each visit.
- The student will write a paper in which he or she describes a positivist and constructionist approach to alcohol abuse and dependency.
- Students will identify, in their course paper, challenges of AA by examining their observations in relation to course concepts