Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC3035: Deviance: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.
The central aims of the module are to enable you to develop an understanding of and critically explore the cultural dimensions and significance of deviance; to use theoretical concepts and modes of reasoning from a range of different disciplinary perspectives to do so; to reflect critically on and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different disciplinary perspectives. The module seeks to go beyond orthodox social science accounts of deviance which cast deviance as reducible to ‘hard’ social-structural variables on the one hand, and individual-centred ‘psychological’ factors on the other.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. Demonstrate detailed knowledge and critical understanding of the current state of cultural criminological, cultural sociological and social and cultural anthropological debates related to deviance|
2. Show a comprehensive and critical understanding of specific issues related to the understanding of deviance such as performativity, punishment, subcultures, embodiment based on criminological, sociological and anthropological literature.
|Discipline-Specific Skills||3. link theoretical concepts with empirical examples and case studies;|
4. Show competence in critically assessing claims about deviance using sociological and cultural theory
|Personal and Key Skills||5. Critically engage with and communicate theoretical ideas clearly both orally and in writing;|
6. work independently and in groups, within a limited time frame, to complete self-directed and group-based tasks