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2023 - 2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
    
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog
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SOC 3223 - Social Deviance


3 Credit Hour(s)

The structure, dynamics, and etiology of those behavior systems that are integrated around systemic violations of cultural norms. This course will study the perspectives on non-normative behavior, including the study of mental illness; abuse such as alcohol, drug, physical, and sexual; and alternative sexual lifestyles. Presents and evaluates competing theories of deviance and the social processes by which behaviors are defined as deviant and how those definitions affect the individual.



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