Have you ever considered which social class you belong to? In an ideal world, which social class would you like to belong to? Have you ever wanted to move up the social ladder? Social classes are groups of people who share certain aspects of their lives. These often include wealth, resources, occupations, and income. As we move from social groups to social classes, you will consider the role social classes play in a practical society versus an ideal one. Throughout this essay consider the function of social classes and how they apply within an ideal society.
What Makes an Ideal Society?You should spend approximately 8.75 hours on this assignment.
See the Course Schedule, Course Rubrics, and Grading and Evaluation sections in the Syllabus module for due dates and grading information.
For your class project, you will consider this question: What makes an ideal society? Click people, theory, and key components to consider important concepts.
Norms Beliefs Socialization Ethnocentrism Cultural Relativism
In-groups Out-groups Primary Groups Secondary Groups Reference Groups Conformity
Capitalist Class Upper Middle Class Lower Middle Class Working Class Working Poor Underclass Discrimination Prejudice Minorities
Aging Gender Sex Roles
Comte Spencer Marx
Cooley Meads Functionalism Conflict Symbolic Interaction
Wright Gilbert Kahl
Aging Activity Continuing Disengagement
Culture Socialization Norms Beliefs
Deviance Groups Social Control
Social Classes Social Stratification
Social Mobility Biology Sex Roles Sexism Ageism Gender Identity