TOPICS FOR IN CLASS ESSAYS
- SOCIOLOGY: Read the text "Socialization and Culture" in your textbook Interdisciplinary English. Then write a well-organized essay on the following topic: According to the text "Socialization and Culture" there are four agents of socialization: the family, the school, the peer group, and the media. Which of these four agents played the major role in the process of your socialization?
- LINGUISTICS: Read the text "Language Acquisition in Humans" in your textbook Interdisciplinary English. Then use what you learned from this text, as well as your Internet research, to write a well-organized essay in which you describe your own theory of first language acquisition. You should base your theory of first language acquisition on your research, your own experience and your observations of others. As you describe your theory, be sure to support it by referring to the work of Noam Chomsky and B. F. Skinner. In addition, be sure to describe specific examples from your own experience or from your observations of children learning a first language.
Posted to the Web on November 20, 2001