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Spring 2024
Jul 23,2024
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SOC 211 - Social Deviance
Associated Term: Spring 2024
Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Apply analytical skills to social phenomena in order to understand human behavior. Understand the origins and evolution of the concept “deviant” and “criminal” and how they operate in the United States
2. Apply knowledge and experience to foster personal growth and better appreciate the diverse social world in which we live. Explore how the development of deviant identities and behaviors intersects with individual and collective experience
3. Understand the role of individuals and institutions within the context of society. The course emphasizes the relationship between the individuals and social institutions. Applying the sociological imagination, students will explore how categories of social deviance are constructed and maintained
4. Assess different theories and concepts, and understand the distinctions between empirical and other methods of inquiry. The course provides an overview of the history and development of sociological thought. Emphasis is placed on sociological theory and methods
5. Utilize appropriate information literacy skills in written and oral communication. Students will assess, synthesize, and comment on quantitative and qualitative research. Students will be asked to identify and explain foundational concepts and theories to evaluate the contribution the work makes to the field of study
6. Understand the diversity of human experience and thought, individually and collectively. Sociology is inherently a comparative discipline that examines the human condition from individual and structural levels. Students will assess and apply theories of human behavior and conformity to deepen awareness regarding social deviance
7. Apply knowledge and skills to contemporary problems and issues. Expand the ability to think critically about contemporary debates and controversies involving deviance, crime, human rights, justice, punishment, and social control
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