Assignment 1: Socialization Assignment 1 meets the following course objectives: Apply a sociological perspective to the social world. Analyze contemporary social issues using the sociological imagination and use sociological theories and concepts to analyze everyday life. Demonstrate the ability to identify, locate, and retrieve information related to the topics in the course. Describe culture and socialization Purpose The primary goal of this exercise is to apply your developing sociological knowledge and skills to the analysis of the process of socialization. Writing Expectations This should be 4-6 pages long, double-spaced, 12pt font (arial or times new roman), with 1" margins. Instructions: Describe and analyze the process of socialization. Begin with responding to the question “Who Am I?” In your description, make sure to incorporate the concepts we have addressed in the course, such as roles, statuses, group membership, etc. Your response to this question should be at least 1+ page in length. Next, analyze at least 4 agents of socialization that have affected your development as an individual, focusing on childhood socialization into adulthood. Consider, for example, the ways in which the family, religion, media, peers, and education have influenced your development, opportunities, and life choices. Your analysis of the process of socialization should be 3+ pages in length and incorporate at least 4 sociological concepts or theories covered in this course (hint: sociological concepts should be clearly identified and then applied; any paraphrasing or direct quotes used from another source should include APA formatted in-text citations and a full citation at the end of the essay. Examples of related concepts and theories include the self, moral development, nature and nurture, and resocialization).
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