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SOC 2177 : Sociology of the Sex Industry
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Sociology (SOC)
Deviance and Control
Deviance and Control
Fall 2015
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SOC 1001 or SOC 1002


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SOC 2178W - Deviance and Control
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Examination of deviant behavior and its control. Topics include theoretical perspectives, changing societal conceptions of deviance, deviant behavior and identity, and the dynamics of control agencies.
(1) demonstrate the wide variety of acts that fall under the rubric of “deviant behavior” and how they are socially structured, (2) evaluate alternative theories, (3) investigate how deviance is portrayed in popular culture, particularly the mass media, (4) examine public policies and changing norms in the U.S. and elsewhere (e.g., criminalization of currently legal practices, legalization of currently illegal practices). No single course could address these goals thoroughly, but each will be met to some extent in our course.
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CCAS - GCR:Social & Behavioral
SEAS - Soc. Science Electives

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