PBM006 Social deviation

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Petr Hlaďo, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Dana Knotová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Petr Hlaďo, Ph.D.
Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Ivana Klusáková
Supplier department: Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Tue 10:00–11:40 C43
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 25 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 15/25, only registered: 0/25, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/25
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the study course Social deviation is to broaden and deepen the knowledge in the field of social deviations. Students will be acquainted with various concepts of social deviations, theoretical approaches and etiology of social deviations. They will also obtain an overview of current forms of socially deviant behavior that will be interpreted in the context of contemporary society.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able: to define deviant behavior, to characterize selected biological, psychological and sociological theories of deviant behavior; identify and describe deviant behavior; state intervening organizations.
  • Specification of social deviations, approaches to the interpretation of social deviations (normative and reactive concepts)
  • Biological, psychological and social theories of social deviation
  • Anomie theory; theory of social disorganization, social control, strain theory
  • Theory of cultures and subcultures
  • Interactionist theories
  • Theory of social learning
  • Etiology of social deviations, endogenous and exogenous causes
  • Current approaches of society to social deviations
  • Selected social groups with deviant behavior; intervening state and non-governmental organizations
  • Research of social deviations, statistical indicators and current statistics
    required literature
  • MUNKOVÁ, Gabriela. Sociální deviace : přehled sociologických teorií. Plzeň: Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, 2013. 168 stran. ISBN 9788073803988. info
  • URBAN, Lukáš, Josef DUBSKÝ and Jan BAJURA. Sociální deviace. 2. rozš. vyd. Plzeň: Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, 2012. 231 s. ISBN 9788073803971. info
    recommended literature
  • KRAUS, Blahoslav and Jolana HRONCOVÁ. Sociální patologie. Vyd. 2. Hradec Králové: Gaudeamus, 2010. 325 s. ISBN 9788074350801. info
  • ONDREJKOVIČ, Peter. Sociálna patológia. 3. dopl. a preprac. vyd. Bratislava: VEDA, vydavateľstvo SAV, 2009. 577 s. ISBN 9788022410748. info
  • Sociální deviace, sociologie nemoci a medicíny. 2. vyd. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 1997. 116 s. ISBN 80-85850-03-6. info
  • MÜHLPACHR, Pavel. Sociopatologie. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2008. 194 s. ISBN 9788021045507. info
  • Encyclopedia of social deviance. Edited by Craig J. Forsyth - Heith Copes. Thousand Oaks: Sage Reference, 2014. x, s. ISBN 9781452240336. info
  • FISCHER, Slavomil and Jiří ŠKODA. Sociální patologie : závažné sociálně patologické jevy, příčiny, prevence, možnosti řešení. 2., rozšířené a aktualiz. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2014. 231 stran. ISBN 9788024750460. info
  • Social deviance : readings in theory and research. Edited by Henry N. Pontell. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2002. xi, 485. ISBN 0130407747. info
Teaching methods
Lecture and seminar - intrpretation, discussion based on study of literature, work with audiovisual documents etc.
Assessment methods
The completion of the course requires (1) active participation in the seminar; (2) preparation of a seminar paper (essay) aimed at examining the ability to apply a chosen theory of social deviance to a particular social group or category of individuals with risk behavior; (3) successful passing a written examination aimed at verifying the knowledge arising from the syllabus of the subject. For the successful completion of the written test, 60% of the correct answers are needed.
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.

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