Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2022-23

The subject should be considered as a complement as well as a continuation of General Sociology subject, devoted to understand social process of social deviance.

The word deviance means odd or unacceptable behavior, but in the sociological sense of the word, deviance is simply any violation of society’s norms. Deviance can range from something minor, such as a traffic violation, to something major, such as murder.Each society defines what is deviant and what is not, and definitions of deviance differ widely between societies. The role played by this subject is to see the other face of the reality by analyzing and finding out the causes of crime.



Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

Specific Disciplinary Training Competences (Theoretical)

  • CES1 : Analysis of the main concepts and generalisations on human society and its processes.
  • CES2 : Analysis of the main features of the modern historical system (structure) and the transformations and evolution of contemporary societies.


Specific Disciplinary Training Competences (Practical)

  • CEH3 : Capacity to plan, design and execute social intervention projects and public policies designed to deal with social problems.


Transversal Competences

  • CT1 : Capacity for analysis and synthesis.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2022-23

The main goal of the subject is providing to the students the conceptual and methodological tools they need to make a sociological analysis of the processes of deviance and social control.
The particular goals are:
• To know concepts as social groups, structure and social change, as well as knowing the main theories and deviance models, deviance behavior and causes of crime.
• Knowledge and implementation of the sociological methodology in researching crime.
• To distinguish, from the classical authors to the most modern theories, the different theories in Deviance Sociology.
• To analyze the influence of social factors in crime phenomenon.
• To understand the role played by social control institutions in modern societies.





Code: 23041
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,00
Practical credits: 1,40
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

    Theoretical credits: 1
    Practical credits: 1,4
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught