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Woods College of Advancing Studies

Sociology

SPRING 2018

ADSO 113001  Deviant Behavior and Social Control
A look at patterns of deviant behavior such as crime, drug abuse, unconventional sexual behavior, suicide and mental illness. Course examines how people define and respond to deviant behavior, issues of punishment and victim compensation; theories of social control and power; implications for social policy and change.
Wed 6:15–9:15, Jan 17–May 9, Lara Birk

ADSO 136501  Law and Society
Radical changes in the basic social fabric that dictate how people live, interact, communicate and work with one another create new demands for a legal system obligated to interpret and establish law. The course examines emerging challenges to freedom of expression, public and private communication: cyberspace, bullying, the disparity of access to resources, family protection, national security and individual rights, and different ways of representing justice. It also explores how the balance of emotion and reason in our idea of justice “shifts” over time, corporate responsibi-lity/irresponsibility, new definition of guilt and innocence, what is just/unjust social behavior, can citizens depend on the legal system, what holds society together.
Tues 6:15–9:15, Jan 16–May 8, James Menno

ADSO 201001  Drugs and Society
TBA (Course description will be posted to the BC Course Information and Schedule site as soon as it is available. Please consult  www.bc.edu/courses  , click on “Course Information and Schedule”, and navigate to the Woods College listings.)
Tues 6:15–9:15, Jan 16–May 8, The Department


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