SOC 211 : Social Deviance

Transcript title

Social Deviance



Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total


Lecture hours


Recommended preparation

WR 121 or SOC 201.


Examines the definition of deviant behavior. Focuses on deviant behavior of societies as well as individuals including issues such as drugs, organized crime, government deviance and crimes against women.

Learning outcomes

1. Apply a sociological perspective to examine deviant behavior and social control.
2. Analyze and articulate the social processes that influence deviance and social control.
3. Challenge assumptions and opinions regarding deviance and social control.

Content outline

1. Sociological perspective
2. Sociology of deviance
3. Positivism and deviance
4. Constructionism and deviance
5. Moral panics
6. Crime and the criminal justice system
7. Interactionism and deviance
8. Social control
9. Stigma

Required materials

All readings are available online.

Grading methods

Grades will be determined by homework assignments, exams, and discussion and participation.

General education/Related instruction lists

  • Social Science

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