Worksheet: Social Inequity
Every society has social classes – general groupings in a society that share common cultural, economic, or political status. The notion of social classes extends beyond a societal level and exists in other social situations. For example, consider the social classes within a high school setting. The obvious grouping is by grade level; other “social classes,” in a high school setting, may depend on income, GPA, and popularity as an example. As you discovered from your lesson this week, sociologists use objective factors of income, education, and occupation to define social class.
How does social class affect achievement of goals? For this assignment, you will examine what is social class and apply the concepts to your own situation.
Perform the following tasks:
• Complete the reading assignment and the interactive lesson before attempting this assignment.
• Readthe Written Assignment Rubricfor a review of writing expectations.
• To complete this assignment:
o Use the worksheet on page 2 to respond to the questions:
o Use Safe Assign to check your written draft against unintended plagiarism.
o Ensure that your responses are free of spelling and grammatical errors.
• Use the proper naming convention when saving your assignment:
• Submit your assignment for grading.
Gradable items in assignment Points Possible Points Earned
Describe social class from birth and how it affected life chances. 10
Describe if born into a certain social class made it harder or easier to achieve goals. 10
Describe factors, other than money, that determine what determines a person’s social class. 10
Responses adhere to writing conventions. 10
Total Points 40
• Respond to both questions, using at least 350 words (total for both responses).
• Ensure that your responses adhere to writing conventions.
1. What social class were you born into and how do you think it affected your life chances? Describe if it made it harder or easier to achieve your goals.
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2. Other than money, what are some other factors that determine what social class we are “classified”?