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SOAN0288A-S14

Deviance and Social Control

Deviance and Social Control
This course will introduce students to sociological perspectives on the nature, causes and control of deviant behavior and populations. We will consider, historically and theoretically, the construction of deviance, the social purpose it serves, and the societal response deviance engenders. We will pay special attention to the ways in which the deviant body is constructed and managed through a variety of frameworks – including medical, punitive and therapeutic - and reflect critically on the social and political ramifications of the categorizations “deviant” and “normal”. 3 hrs. lect./disc. (Sociology)
Course Reference Number (CRN):
22529

Course

SOAN0288

All Sections in Spring 2014

Spring 2014

SOAN0288A-S14 Lecture (Yorukoglu)