AbstractThe concept of anomie plays a large role in the understanding of social behavior and, thus, emerges as a recurring theme in the study of society. However, students in introductory sociology courses often do not have clear understandings of anomie and the way that it can affect social behavior. Exposing students to anomie, however, makes them aware of how...
- Subject Area(s):
- Deviant Behavior/Social Disorganization
- Resource Type(s):
- Class Activity
- Class Level(s):
- College 100
- Class Size(s):
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Students should experience anomie and become familiar with the feelings associated with it.
- Students should understand the relationship between levels of anomie and probability of deviant behavior
- Discussion during and after the class activity require students to identify and explain their reactions.
- A quiz or test question asks students to describe the relationship between levels of anomie and the probability of deviant behavior.