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COURSE NUMBER: SOCI 324
COURSE TITLE: Sociology of Deviance
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: David Long
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The sociology of deviance addresses the questions "What is social deviance?" and "What does the process of someone or some group becoming deviant imply?". Every day each person is involved in the making, breaking and enforcing of rules. This course therefore examines what each student thinks about the various aspects of anyone, including oneself, becoming an outsider.

Prerequisites: Three credits in sociology at the introductory level
REQUIRED TEXTS: Bereska, Tami M. (2014) Deviance, Conformity and Social Control in Canada. 4th ed. Pearson: Toronto. 
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Assignment15%
Mid-term Examination25%
Research paper30%
Final exam30%
100%
COURSE OUTLINE:
  • Determining Deviance, The "Deviance Dance"
  • The Politics of Demonology
  • Theorizing Deviance, Hagan's Pyramid
  • The Structure and "Functions" of Deviance
  • Learning and Social Control
  • Sutherland, Merton and Milgram
  • Interpreting Deviance
  • Engaging Deviance Critically
  • Deviance and the Media
  • Sexuality I - Heronormativity
  • Sexuality II - Sex Work
  • Youth at Risk and Youth Crime
  • Physical Appearance
  • Mental Disorders
  • Religion and Science - The Meaning of Identity
  • The Deviance Dance Continues


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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