Delta State University
SOC 101: Principles of Sociology
Fall Semester 2004

Writing Assignment No. 2

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Assignment:  Prepare a two-page essay (typed, double-spaced, 10 or 12 point font, 1 inch margins) on the following topic.  Follow the guidelines on the course website.

Topic:  An important function of social groups is to establish and enforce social control.  Describe how both small, informal groups, and large, formal organizations create and reproduce systems of social control.  What role does labeling play in these processes?


Due:  Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the beginning of class.