Studies in Transgressions

New School for Social Research: Sociology

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Studies in Transgressions
Spring 2024
Taught By: Terry Williams
Section: A

CRN: 15060

Credits: 3

This Studies in Transgression course examines scholarly works that are an alternative to the mainstream positivistic approaches to social issues in the city. The course will aim at making visible both social inequalities and the social groups affected by them. By focusing the course on transgressions and subcultures in New York City, we employ rigor and sensitivity from an inter-sectional contemporary perspective and focus on those hard-to-reach groups not usually considered in statistical and macro-sociological analysis. The course explores white collar crimes, sexual behavior, toxicomania, con art trickery, and Hip-Hop culture by providing imaginal descriptions and representations in the creation of new knowledge designed to offer the widest facilities for significant conversation. The key questions are how do we study these transgressions? How do we define social norms? What behaviors are considered socially acceptable? More specifically, how do we gain insights into those social worlds from a social, economic, legalistic (law) and public policy point of view.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Sociology (SOC)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Tutorial (J)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:50am EST 2/28/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 705
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/7/2024