CU sociology professor Patti Adler, who teaches deviant behavior class, is retiring

BOULDER, Colo. - A University of Colorado professor who was briefly barred from teaching a course called "Deviance in U.S. Society" says she is retiring.

The Boulder Daily Camera reported Tuesday sociology professor Patti Adler plans to teach the course this semester and again in May and then retire.

University officials ordered Adler to stop teaching the class in December, saying a role-playing skit on prostitution might have created a hostile environment for students who didn't want to participate. The university relented after an executive committee in the sociology department reviewed and cleared the class.

Adler started a new semester of the class on Tuesday. She says she will also teach it in May in what the university calls "Maymester," which allows students to take one intensive course over three weeks in May.

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