2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog
East Stroudsburg Normal School opened it doors on September 4, 1893. Today, ESU is a comprehensive university in northeastern Pennsylvania offering 58 undergraduate and 22 graduate degrees and is one of the 14 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog > Academic Programs and Courses > Sociology > SOC - Sociology Courses > 300 > SOC 344
This course will explore how and why certain acts come to be defined as deviant. Students will examine how deviance is defined, how the "actors" are maintained and how violators of the definitions are processed and treated. A historical analysis of political processes that inform the evolution modification and enforcement of "deviant" categories will be discussed through the lens of various sociological perspectives.
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