||This course is a sociological examination of significant rule-making and rule-breaking that surveys explorations/explanations of non-conformity relevant to juvenile delinquency, crime, health and environmental welfare, mental illness, sexual violence, substance abuse and certain other non-normative lifestyles
- Gather factual evidence regarding trends in and degrees of social deviance.
- Examine alternative or competing explanations regarding the nature and frequency of social deviance.
- Investigate the logical connections among the facts, goals, and implicit assumptions relevant to the issue of social deviance.
- Recognize various policy decisions and their effects on the issue of social deviance.
- Measure the correlates of deviant behavior.
- Employ the methods and data that sociologists use to understand social deviance.
- Apply knowledge of the effects of social institutions from a historical context on the issue of social deviance.
- Discuss alternative explanations or solutions in contemporary social deviance.
- Analyze current and historical concepts in sociological theory pertaining to social deviance.
|MnTC goal areas:
- 5. History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences
- 7. Human Diversity
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