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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: SOC                                     Course Number: 240                                    
Course Title: Social Deviance
Subject: Sociology
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


Analysis of the manner in which societies come to define certain behaviors as deviant. Particular attention will be paid to the social and cultural processes attendant in modern America upon such problems as social disorganization and conflict, civil disorder and violence, crime, mental illness, suicide, addiction, and sexual deviance. Selected theories of deviance will be critically examined.

Prerequisite: ENG 101 and SOC 101.
Start Date:    08/31/2001                         End Date: