Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jul 22, 2024  
Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

SOA 260 - Deviance and Social Control (4 Cr.)

(formerly SOC 260) (GCR Social and Behavioral Sciences area)
This course introduces the concept of deviance as a social process, constructed by social actors with differing degrees of power in defining deviance and responding to it through various measures of social control. Topics explored include: how individuals become deviant, who defines the boundaries of deviance, stigma and other consequences of deviant labels, the temporal boundaries of deviant identities, and ethical considerations of researchers studying deviance. Spring semester. Offered 2023-2024 and alternate years. Mullaney.