Deviance vs Social Justice: From the French Revolution to English Common Law


This program will explore the historical and cultural contexts framing the rise of social theory. The experiential nature of this program gives students a chance to evaluate information from a variety of sources and perspectives, making it possible to examine and critique issues of international law and justice from a global dimension.



Participants must:

-Be 18 years of age or older.

-Be a high school graduate or above.

-Read, speak, and understand English.

-Provide documentation of sufficiently good enough health to travel and participate in a two-week study program.



Great Wall of ChinaDESTINATION:

UK, France, Germany, and Netherlands


May 7, 2018 -  May 15, 2018


Dr. R.C. Morris

Dr. R.C. Morris joined WSU faculty in 2017. He teaches the Criminology emphasis in the Sociology program covering topics like Life-Course Criminology, Research Methods, Ethics, as well as Intro to Sociology and Social Problems. He earned his doctorate in Social Psychological Criminology from the Sociology Department at Purdue University in 2014.  Dr. Morris  loves teaching and to travel!  When he is not teaching, doing research, or in a meeting on campus, Dr. Morris spends time with his spouse and four children, likely hiking or mountain biking. And, on occasion, you may find him on a golf course.

I am excited to provide this faculty led course. During this study abroad program we will cover lots of ground, including: the foundations for government representing people, origins of social theory, international justice, and more.  Please feel free to contact me personally at

$2,999.00 (Airfare NOT Included)

  • Suggested Payment Schedule:
  • Deposit: $500
  • Jan. 8, 2018: $600
  • Feb. 5, 2018: $600
  • March 5, 2018: $600
  • April 2, 2018: $600
  • April 27, 2018: $99
  • Must be paid in full by May 6, 2018

Deposit: $500 dollars will need to be paid when you hand in your application.

All payments must be made through the Hurst Center, NOT at the main cashier's office.  Payment can be made in person, or over the phone at (801) 626-6600.  The Hurst Center is located on the south side of campus next to the Alumni Center.

Includes: room and board, domestic transportation, and some meals.
Not included: your airfare, passport, incidentals, excess baggage costs, any unscheduled travel, and all meals.


Ancient GardenITINERARY: Please attend the pre-departure meetings!!

May 7:  Departure 

May 8-14:  UK, France, Germany, and Netherlands 

May 15:  Return


Walking tour of Inns Court/Royal Courts, Paris, Louvre, Amsterdam, Heidelberg

Guided tours of Windsor Castle, Place de la Bastille, The Tuileries Palace, La Conciergerie, Place de la Concorde, Anne Frank's House

Visit to The Hague, Peace Palace, International Criminal Court and Court of Justice, Humanity House, Max Weber's grave, Chateau of Versailles, Comte Museum, Comte's tomb, Durkheim's tomb



Q: If a fellow student said to you, “I am thinking of going on study abroad with Dr. Morris, but I’m not sure it’s worth it or the money,” how would you respond now that you have had this experience?

A: “It is a great experience and you will have fun. You will learn a lot and it will help you view the world differently. There are a lot of opportunities to do your own thing and try new things.”


A: “The trip was definitely worth it. There’s a lot to be gained by going to the places you are studying.”


A: “I would tell them they need to do it! It was the experience of a lifetime.”


Students who participate in this study abroad program will be able to register for up to three (3) semester credits through Weber State University in SOC 2920; SOC 4920; POLS 4920; HNRS 2120B.  Click here to view an example of the syllabus.


If program is cancelled all participants will be refunded 100% of fees paid (WSU cannot reimburse personal funds spent outside beyond the program fee).  Withdrawal from the program may result in penalty fees, to be determined by the Study Abroad Director according to the refund policy described in the application.  All costs are non-refundable in their entirety 30 days prior to departure, without exception. Dates and prices may change. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of any such changes by staying in contact with the program director.

Any questions feel free to contact the Study Abroad Office at (801) 626-8155  or by calling the Continuing Education Office at (801) 626-6600.