204: Sociology of Deviance. (3-3-0)
This course introduces students to the vocabulary and logical paradigms, criminologists, and other scholars used to evaluate the social world, with a particular focus on behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs that fall outside of the mainstream in American society. Topics include sociological theories of crime and criminalization , essentialism and constructionism in defining deviance, formal and informal social control, poverty and stigma, white collar crime, drug use, sexuality, paranormal beliefs, mental disorders, disability and Islamaphobia, and anti-Semitism.
207: Race, Class and Ethnicity. (3-3-0)
The study of subcultural differences between males and females and between various racial and ethnic groups, of the transmission of cultural differences from generation to generation, and of the perpetuation of class, gender, and racial differences.