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Deviance-Soc 307
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Barrett, Deborah. 2010. “Deviance-Soc 307”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, June. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


This course focuses on the various types and causes of deviance, and the interaction (both actions and responses) between those who make society's rules and those who violate them. We begin by defining deviance and examining various traditional and modern theoretical perspectives, as well as how these theories rely on and imply certain methods for...

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Subject Area(s):
Visual Sociology
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College 300
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Learning Goals and Assessments

Learning Goal(s):

  1. 1. Learning about the various types and causes of deviance2. Understanding theories of deviance, and be able to explain deviance using the theories and concepts learned in class
  2. 3. Understand how social contexts (SES, race, class, gender, etc.) frame and give meaning to deviance.
  3. 4. Learning about the social organization of deviance-how deviants organize their social relationships, careers, and activites relative to others.

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