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Sociology

Discuss how power, prestige, privilege, wealth, and other desirables affect individual life-chances.

Required Submissions
Three 250 to 500-word word blog entries in one Word document.
Step 1
Review the requirements for the blog entries.
You will prepare blog entries that will inform your audience about issues associated with social stratification, social inequality, and discrimination.. As you work to complete the blogs, you should conduct general internet searches, using terms associated with the blog topics as search criteria. Write a 250 to 500 word blog post on each of the following three topics:
A 250- to 500-word discussion of issues associated with social stratification
Your blog post should include:
A definition for stratification
Identify and discuss the three major systems of social stratification: slavery, caste, and class. Be sure to discuss how these systems are formed.
Discuss how power, prestige, privilege, wealth, and other desirables affect individual life-chances.
Identify and discuss the four components of the Davis and Moore Argument. Be sure to include a discussion on the critiques of this argument.
A 250- to 500-word discussion of issues associated with social inequality and discrimination
Your blog post should include:
A definition of gender discrimination
A discussion of structural and cultural factors and traditions that contribute to the inequality and that maintain the status quo (for example, male superiority)
A discussion of the wage gap (difference in wages earned), and whether gendered jobs exist
A discussion of race and racial discrimination
An explanation of the difference between race and ethnicity
A discussion of cultural diversity and ethnocentrism
Explanations of prejudice, discrimination, and racism
Definitions of segregation, assimilation, pluralism, and genocide
A discussion of the different forms of discrimination (individual versus institutional)
A 250- to 500-word discussion of issues associated with social class in America
Your blog post should include:
A discussion of social class in America and its consequences on society as a whole
An analysis of changes in social class across generations
An examination of poverty and its effects on society
An analysis of the importance of income, power, and prestige on life chances
Step 2
Format the document.
Create three blog entries (250 to 500-words each). Format your blog in the following way:
All blog entries should be contained in a single document
Label each blog with an appropriate title based on the topics listed in Step 1.
At the end of each blog, cite the sources you used to complete it in APA style (explore the Purdue OWL
(Links to an external site.)
website for examples).
Follow these guidelines to further engage the blog audience:
Use clear, concise sentences.
Use relevant, real-life examples to help explain concepts.
Include images if appropriate.
Relate the material back to your personal experience when possible.
Read the blog out loud to yourself before finalizing it.