Social Class and Stratification

Social Class and Stratification

Assignment Overview

For this assignment, you will create a document in which you address specific issues associated with discrimination, stratification and social inequality.

Case Assignment

Assignment: Discrimination, Stratification, and Inequality

•Analyze the different social stratifications
•Explain sexual and racial discrimination
•Critique inequalities in gender and age and their impacts on society
•Analyze poverty and its effects on society

Step 1 Read the assignment guidelines below.

Assignment Guidelines

In this assignment you will provide an in-depth analysis of issues associated with social stratification, social inequality, and discrimination. Use a word document that highlights the concepts you learned in this module. Your completed assignment should include the concepts of social stratification, social inequality, and social class in America. This paper does not need to be in an essay form, but should include a reference list. Be sure to address each section separately.

The assignment requirements are as follows:



Cover Page

Your name

One to two page discussion of issues associated with social stratification

Your discussion should include:

·        A definition for stratification

·        The formation of social ranking (development of social classes, caste, and slavery systems)

·        How have power, prestige, privilege, wealth, and other desirables effect individual life-chances?

·        Davis and Moore argument regarding the function of stratification.

·        Discuss the difference between the functionalist perspective and conflict theorists of why the elite are in power.

One to two page discussion of issues associated with social inequality and discrimination

Your discussion should include:

·        A definition for gender discrimination.

·        A discussion of both structural and cultural factors and tradition that contribute to the inequality and designed to maintain the status quo (i.e. male superiority).

·        A discussion of the wage gap, where women’s average earnings are about $.73 for every dollar a man earns; and whether gendered jobs exist.

·        What prejudice, discrimination, and racism is.

o  Define segregation, assimilation, pluralism, and genocide.

o  Discuss the different forms of discrimination (individual v. Institutional).

One to two page discussion of issues associated with social class in America

Your discussion should include:

·        Discuss social class in America and its consequence on society as a whole.

·        Examine poverty and its effects on society.

One page with citations

Cite your sources in a reference section.

•All three topics should be contained within one document.
•Label each section with the title provided in the requirements
•At the end of the document, cite the sources you used to complete it.

Assignment Expectations

Create five sections of content for your assignment as noted in the above table (including cover page and reference list) using the following guidelines to further engage the blog audience:
•Use clear, concise sentences.
•Use relevant, real life examples to help explain concepts.
•Relate the material back to your personal experience when possible.

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