SO325 Social Deviance

for S2HH 2013

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SO 325 Social Deviance


S2HH 2013 PA


Hall, John B.


Instructor/Adjunct Faculty


M. A. -  Health Care Administration
B. S. - Human Resources Management
A. S. - Management

Office Location

Park Office,  Bldg. 50, Area B, WPAFB, Ohio

Office Hours

Will meet anytime with appointment

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

March18 - May 10, 2013

Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 10:30 PM

Credit Hours



Pfohl, S.(2009); "Images of Deviance Social Control: A Sociological History"; 2nd ed.; Long Grove, IL; Waveland Press. (ISBN-13: 9781577666196)
Barger, S. (2001); "Hell's Angel; New York: Harper Collins. (ISBN: 006093548)

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Course Description:
Social Deviance: Survey of major theories of deviance and social control  Analyzes specific behaviors and identifies commonly regarded as deviant: violence , property crimes, drug use, mental illness, unconventional sexual behaviors, suicide and, self destructive behaviors amoung others. explores both official and informal response deviatized behaviors, criminalization and stigmatization, and their cross-cultural variation. (3:0:3)

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogue, examinations, internet, videos, web sites, and writings.

Class Assessment:

1. Completion of all READING ASSIGNMENTS.

2 .Participation in CLASS DISCUSSIONS.

3. Completion and presentation of FOUR COURSE RELATED ARTICLE REPORTS selected by the student to lead class discussion & SUBMISSION OF A (1-2) PAGE SUMMARY of its contents including the student's opinion and identifying your source & date published. (Must be within last SIX MONTHS)

4. Participation in and and completion & presentation of an approved GROUP PROJECT topic on a social deviance issue and SUBMISSION OF A (6 - 8) PAGE REPORT including identification of all sources..

5. Completion, presentation, and SUBMISSION OF A  TERM PAPER on an approved topic (submitted by 2nd session) 8-10 pages which must include at least 4 resources. 

6.Successful completion of a FINAL EXAM.



The student's final course grade will be based on a 100 POINT SCALE distributed as follows:               

            FOUR ARTICLE REPORTS..............12 pts. (3 pts. ea.)

            GROUP PROJECT...........................20 pts.

             TERM PAPER.................................30 pts

             FINAL EXAM....................................38 pts.



The method of evaluating th e TOTAL POINTS EARNED and GRADES AWARDED will be according to the following scale:

          90 - 100 pts. = A

          80 - 89 pts. = B

          70 - 79 pts. = C

          60 - 69 pts. = D

          59 pts. or less = F


Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments not submitted on the due date will recieve a grade of "0" unless otherwised arranged with the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Faculty members are expected to dismiss from their classrooms students whose behavior is detrimental to the good order in the classroom. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the use of abusive or obscene language, attending class under the influence of drugs or alcohol, etc. Students who are dismissed from class may be given failing grades, suspension, or expulsion from Park University. Students whose behavior, either verbal or written, is detrimental to the good order of Park University may be subject to disciplinary action ranging from suspension to expulsion from Park University. Students who exhibit abusive or obscene language or behavior toward administrative personnel or support staff are also subject to suspension or expulsion from Park University.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:


1ST SESSION (March 21st) -Overview of Course and lecture/ discussion -. (Chapter 1)


2ND SESSION (March 28th) - Lecture/discussion & Article Reports. (Chapters 2 & 3)


3RD SESSION (April 4th) - Lecture/ discussion & Article Reports. (Chapters 4 & 5))


4TH SESSION (April 11th- Lecture/discussion & Article Reports.(Chapter 6) 


5TH SESSION (April 18th) - Lecture/discussion & Term Paper Presentations. (Chapters 7 & 8)


6TH SESSION (April 25th) -Lecture/discussion & Term Paper Presentations. (Chapters 9 & 10))


7TH SESSION (May 2nd) - Lecture/ discussion & Term Paper Presentations. (Chapter 11)


8TH SESSION (May 9th) - Group Presentations & FINAL EXAM.


Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty ( or Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 97

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

Disability Guidelines:
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