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SOCI-259 - Deviance and Social Control - 3.00 Credits

SOCI-259 - Deviance and Social Control - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is an historical overview and examination of major theories dealing with deviant behaviour.
Part of the:
  • Prerequisites : SOCI 111,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course the student should be able to:
  • Understand ways in which society defines deviance and the deviant;

  • Understand how ideas of the nature of deviance and social control are related to the social circumstances in which they develop;

  • Converse in sociological explanations of deviance;

  • Demonstrate the scope and range of the application of theory to specific forms of deviance (drugs, prostitution, and so on);

  • Comprehend what is real and what is constructed about deviance;

  • Develop greater communication skills; both oral and written;

  • Undertake directed research using a variety of sources; and

  • Demonstrate appropriate documentation methods.
  • Text and Materials: Kelly, D. H.., E. Clarke. (2002 Deviant Behavior, A text-Reader in the Sociology of Deviance). New York: Worth Publishers.
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