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Sociology of Deviance

Course Code SOC-301
Lecture hours per week
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open

Sociology of deviance studies behaviours that violate social norms, formal or informal rules, or defy other’s expectations. As based in sociological study, the course will explore the context of how and why certain behaviours and actions are deemed ‘deviant’. Included in this will be an examination of perceptions, reactions and power. This course will cover various theories of deviance and topics including mental disorders, troubled youth, scientific belief systems, physical appearance, and ‘extremism’. This course will also provide the student with the understanding to determine what is considered deviant in light of the many controversies surrounding deviance and deviant behaviour.