SOC 231 The Sociology of Deviant Behavior: SS3

3 Credit Hours • 45 Contact Hours (Lecture)

Prerequisite: CCR 092

Critically examines various deviant categories and societal reactions to deviance affecting diverse populations. Examines how sociologists study deviance and the theories they use to explain it. Explains the ways social institutions define deviance and attempt to control, change, or treat those deviant behaviors, attitudes, and conditions.