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The sociological study of the origins, causes, control and definitions of deviance and deviant behavior. Includes criminality, mental disorders, drug use, and sexuality.
Textbook information is available at You will need to know the BHC course number, e.g., BL 201, and the section number.
Upon completion of this course, the student shall be able to: A. Define deviance and describe the different types, and impact of deviance in American society. B. Understand various sociological paradigms/theories of deviance such as conflict, labeling, Differential Association, etc. C. Distinguish among deviants, deviant groups, and deviant institutions. D. Understand that while deviant is a feature of all societies, definitions are variable and culturally defined. E. Compare various methods of measuring deviance, including findings and limitations. F. Outline various institutional attempts to control deviant behavior and the degrees of success.
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