Dr. John Lamberton, Clinical Sociologist




Proprietary Lecture Notes


Journaling has several important cognitive functions that I would like you to experience writing your Journals.  Please read, re-read and fully understand the following instructions for the form of all of your Journal articles  

If you have not already done so, read and comprehend this Journaling link which can also be found at the top of GAME PLAN.    

Type a title page and staple it to the top left corner of your Journal article. Use one-inch margins and a Times New Roman 16 font on the title page. Double space the following four lines of text on the title page: 

(1) Your name

(2) Introduction to Sociology

(3) Journal #2 Culture

(4) The date that the assignment is due. 

Write and re-write a Journal that is a minimum of two pages in length.  If you desire, your Journal can be longer if your creative introspective thoughts require more space.  Type and double-space your Journal article with a Times New Roman 12-point font.  Use one-inch margins. Your Journal must be a minimum of three pages which includes the title page.

Write an introspective Journal.  Write your Journal articles as many times as you must to fully communicate and clarify your thoughts and feelings so that you may gain valuable self-knowledge through writing the Journal assignments throughout the semester.  Discuss culture within the social culture of your own family and in the confines of your own mind by answering the following  questions:

(1) What is your definition of culture?

(2) How do you perceive the culture of your family and extended family (if you have an extended family)?

(3) How does your family define success?

(4) How important is education in your family?

(5) Do you eat foods that are indigenous to your culture?  Why or why not?

(6) Do you have any habits or rituals that are specific to the culture of your family?

You may also include any thoughts you consider beyond the confines of these questions in your Journal. 

Your Journal should be introspective.  Carefully consider the Journal questions before you begin writing.  Consider the truthfulness of your thoughts and share them in your writing.

You will be assessed on the form of the Journal according to my instructions and will not be assessed over your introspective thoughts.  Bring a completely finished Journal assignment with you at the beginning of class on the due date.  If your Journal assignment is not completely ready under these terms, it will be considered late and will be subject to the late submission terms of the Syllabus detailed in Section (9) LATE ASSIGNMENTS AND MAKE-UP WORK under GRADING POLICY and ASSIGNMENT LIST.  Access your Syllabus link on Blackboard to re-read this Section.

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