SOC 372 - Sociology of Deviance

  • 3 credits

Description, comparison, and analysis of theories and research of deviance.

In this course we examine the way that society defines deviance and the social reaction and outcomes of these definitions. We also examine attitudes, behaviors, and conditions that generate criticism, stigma, social isolation, and impaired social relations. This course covers sociological theory on deviance, exploring topics such as crime, sexuality, drug use, suicide, and different abilities.


SOC 100 (General Sociology) or SOC 105 (Social Problems).

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Fringe Florida (2013)
    Waddell, Lynn
    ISBN: 978-0813044934
  • Sociology of Deviant Behavior, 14th Ed. (2010)
    Clinard, Marshall B. and Meier, Robert F.
    ISBN: 978-0495811671


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