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SOCY 1030 Deviance and Social Control (Fall/Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course explores the social construction of boundaries between the "normal" and the so-called "deviant." It examines the struggle between powerful forms of social control and what these exclude, silence, or marginalize. Of particular concern is the relationship between dominant forms of religious, legal, and medical social control and gendered, racialized and global economic structures of power. The course provides an in-depth historical analysis of theoretical perspectives used to explain, study and control deviance, as well as ethical-political inquiry into such matters as religious excess, crime, madness, corporate and governmental wrong-doing, and sexual subcultures that resist dominant social norms.

Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Stephen J. Pfohl

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Fulfills a requirement in the Women's Studies Program and the Pre-Law Program.

Last Updated: 31-Oct-17