Aug 17, 2022
SOC 2610 - Deviant Behavior
Examines theory and research concerning the social processes through which behaviors and statuses come to be defined as deviant, individuals become identified as deviants, and social control practices are directed toward perceived deviants. Also investigates how individuals and groups manage deviant labels, embrace deviant identities, and use deviant behavior to challenge social norms and produce social change. Case studies of specific forms of deviant behavior, including criminality, substance abuse, and mental illness, will be explored.
Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Arch: Connected World
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMSBS Social & Behavioral Sciences
College Credit Plus: Level 1
- Students will be able to explain the central concepts and theories of the sociology of deviance.
- Students will be able to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different methods for studying deviance.
- Students will be able to identify ethical issues and challenges of researching individuals and groups labeled as deviant.
- Students will be able to describe how individuals and groups manage stigmatizing processes and deviant labels.
- Students will be able to apply theories and methods to specific case studies of deviance.
- Students will be able to make thoughtful arguments that scrutinize assumptions, account for contexts, recognize complexities, and state conclusions in a logical order.
- Students will be able to explain how social constructivist inquiry on issues relating to deviance contributes to becoming an informed citizen.
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