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SOC2210 – Social Deviance pdf

Credits: 3 (3/0/0)
Description: 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
Prerequisites: SOC1111
Corequisites: None
  1. Gather factual evidence regarding trends in and degrees of social deviance.
  2. Examine alternative or competing explanations regarding the nature and frequency of social deviance.
  3. Investigate the logical connections among the facts, goals, and implicit assumptions relevant to the issue of social deviance.
  4. Recognize various policy decisions and their effects on the issue of social deviance.
  5. Measure the correlates of deviant behavior.
  6. Employ the methods and data that sociologists use to understand social deviance.
  7. Apply knowledge of the effects of social institutions from a historical context on the issue of social deviance.
  8. Discuss alternative explanations or solutions in contemporary social deviance.
  9. 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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