Language Development and Socialization

Description: (Same as Psychology M149.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Exploration of processes through which children learn structures and practices of language and become competent participants in linguistic and social worlds around them. Examination of language use and socialization over childhood, across communities of practice, and across different ethnic and socioeconomic groups. Bridges work from anthropology, psychology, linguistics, and cognitive science. Topics include cross-cultural perspectives on child development and wide range of methodological approaches. Examination of ways in which language development and socialization interface with culture, modality, inequality, education, and cognition. P/NP or letter grading.

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Winter 2021 - The lectures and lecture slides were straight to the point. Everything you need to know for assignments/quizzes is in the lecture or readings. There are no surprises! We had 3 quizzes and 3 assignments. In final's week, we had an optional make-up quiz that would replace your lowest quiz score and it was entirely questions from previous quizzes. The quizzes have about 10 questions of true/false or multiple choice. Sometimes they are worded tricky but if you put some thought into it you'll realize it wasn't very tricky at all. The assignments were mini essay questions. Each had a different amount of questions on relevant topics at the time. Usually, it was 2-3 questions of multiple parts. Students have the opportunity to go to office hours with a draft and ask "is this ok? what should I do?" so it isn't difficult to do well on the assignments. Attendance was not required in lecture but it was in discussion. We did have 2 free sections that we could miss without penalty, but we also could submit a reading response to our TA as alternate credit instead of showing up. Sections were really helpful tho, so I'd say if you can go, go. She offered extra credit for course evals. If 60% of the class completed them, we'd get an extra .5 points; 70% is an extra 1 point; and 90% was an extra 1.5 points. We got about 74% completion so we all got an extra point. It doesn't seem like much but there aren't much places to get points, so it is worth. She is extremely caring and understanding of the current situation. She made discussion optional during inauguration week, that type of understanding. They offered extensions for those who had good reason. I personally got 2 extensions and my TA and prof were very understanding about my situations.
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