SOCIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF MY NAME
Complete a 2-3 page sociological analysis of your name, looking at how your naming may have been impacted by culture, gender, and time period.
Write an essay in which you complete all of the following:
Part 1 – Discuss your name.
What is your name?
Describe where your name comes from.
Discuss the origins of your name (if it is known).
Research the popularity of your name. Discuss other information you find regarding your name.
Part 2 – Examine your name from a sociological perspective.
Describe how your name has been impacted by time period, culture, gender, et cetera.
Identify other aspects of the social world that may be related to naming.
Part 3 – Reflect on your name.
Based on your research and sociological analysis of you name, share your thoughts or perspective on your
name or names in general.
Written communication: Develop text using organization, structure, and transitions that demonstrate
understanding of cohesion between main and subtopics. Written communication needs to be free of errors
that detract from the overall message.
Sources: Cite at least two scholarly sources.
Length: 2–3 pages, not including title and reference pages.
Format: Include a title page and reference page. Use in-text citations to cite your sources. [Example: Writing
becomes better as the child matures (Britton, Thomas, & Miller, 1996).]
Font and size: Times New Roman, 12-point.