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The purpose of these recap discussion boards is to create dialogue and analytical discourse about the material covered in the chapter. In answering the recap discussion questions, you should engage in meaningful discussion with your fellow classmates. Please make sure to pay close attention to the specific due dates for each discussion board. You can contact me directly if you have any questions or post your question on the ‘General Questions/Concerns’ discussion form on the course site.
**Initial post due 04/22
Please respond to the following questions with at least 5-7 sentence paragraph responses per question.
**Secondary posts due 04/24
You should respond to at least two of your classmates post by the above due date. Your responses should be substantial, meaning they should be about 5-7 sentences in length and relate to your classmates post in some way. Please review the discussion board rubric on the course site for an elaboration on the grading criteria.
1.What is the social class of most of the people with whom you hang out? Why do you think you tend to associate with people from this social class? How has the social class of your parents and your upbringing influenced your success in school and your professional aspirations? Which of the theories discussed in this chapter make most since in describing your experiences?
Chapter Learning Objectives:
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9.1 What Is Social Stratification?
Differentiate between open and closed stratification systems
Distinguish between caste and class systems
Understand meritocracy as an ideal system of stratification
9.2 Social Stratification and Mobility in the United States
Understand the U.S. class structure
Describe several types of social mobility
Recognize characteristics that define and identify class
9.3 Global Stratification and Inequality
Define global stratification
Describe different sociological models for understanding global stratification
Understand how studies of global stratification identify worldwide inequalities
9.4 Theoretical Perspectives on Social Stratification
Understand and apply functionalist, conflict theory, and interactionist perspectives on social stratification
For this week, you should review each section in the chapter reading and complete your chapter recap assignment and/or discussion board. You should also review all supplemental readings and/or videos that are provided for you in the module. Please remember that your responses for the chapter recap assignment should be approximately 5 to 7 sentences in length per question set (not individual questions). You should only upload word or pdf files (please DO NOT upload .pages files). Additionally, your discussion board responses are due on Friday (initial response to the discussion prompt) and Sunday (respond to at least TWO of your classmates posts). Your posts should also be approximately 5 to 7 sentences in length per question set (not individual questions). Please let me know if you have any questions concerns about the assignments.
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