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HSY3050 - Fears and Fantasies: Deviance in History

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Mark Peel


Not offered in 2007


As for HSY2050


Students successfully completing this subject will be able to show familiarity with the key theoretical and conceptual issues in the comparative analysis of deviance, crime and authority, and an awareness of the contested and historical nature of legal, medical and governmental definitions of 'abnormality' and the threats supposed to emanate from human diversity. They will also be able to analyse themes of domination and resistance in a range of texts, including records of interrogation, medical and psychological literature and legal proceedings; demonstrate their skills in collaborative group work, especially the design and presentation of that which illustrate contemporary aspects of deviance; and demonstrate particular skills in analysing a broad range of documentary evidence.


Group project and tutorial presentation (1000 words): 30%
Research essay (3500 words): 70%
Third-year level students will be expected to locate and analyse a wider array of documentary sources in their research essays.

Contact hours

2-3 hours of lectures and tutorials per week


A first-year sequence or permission