Middlebury

SOCI 0288

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”. (formerly SOAN 0288) 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
Sociology
Department:
Sociology
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
AMR NOR SOC
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Fall 2019

SOCI0288A-F19 Lecture (Tiger)