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The following page is a course page for SOC497 with a header that contains a quicklinks jump menu and the search CSUN function. Page sections are identified with headers. The footer contains update, contact and emergency information.

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Course Syllabus
(PDF) - Abbreviated Schedule

Progress Reports
- Gradebook - Frequently Asked Questions

Moodle Course Site (PDF) - Moodle Intro - Training for Students

About the Instructor

This course will explore variations in deviant behavior, including variations in how it is defined, understood, explained, and managed. Topics will include the development of a deviant identity, the consequences of having been labeled deviant, the social construction of both deviance and its labeling, and variation in reactions to deviance. Particular attention will be given to examples from contemporary American society, though cross-cultural and historical variations will also be considered.