SOC 207 Sociology of Deviance (3 credits)
Just as "beauty is in the eye of the beholder," so deviance depends on the viewpoint of the observer. This course is designed to give the student a general perspective on the "other side" of human behavior by providing examples of particular theories about deviant behavior and examples of research on deviance. Its emphasis is on certain patterns of deviant behavior such as juvenile delinquency, crime, homosexuality, prostitution, suicide, alcoholism, drug addiction and "mental illness". Prerequisite: SOC 103 or Permission of Instructor.