Performance Assessment: Social Stratification and Inequality

Describe various measures of social stratification in the US and globally, with an emphasis on social class and poverty

Write a 500- to 600-words (minimum) paper thoroughly discussing each of the following:

  • Discuss social stratification, social class, and social mobility in the United States
  • Contrast theoretical perspectives on social stratification
  • Explain global stratification, inequality, and classification systems
  • Discuss poverty throughout the world and explain its consequences
  • Describe theoretical perspectives on global stratification

Basic Requirements (assignment criteria):

  • Assignment has been proofread and does not contain any major spelling or grammatical errors.
  • A minimum of 500- to 600-words in length, double spaced, 1 inch margins.
  • Resources are cited in APA format in a reference list and using parenthetical citations (if you need help with this, review course resources).
  • Relevant terms and concepts are used and defined.
Social Stratification and Inequality—Perfomance Assessment
Criteria Ratings Pts
Discuss social stratification, social class, and social mobility in the United States
Definition and descriptions are accurate and well explained with specific examples

20.0 pts

Definition and descriptions are accurate, but could use greater elaboration

18.0 pts

Definition and descriptions are lacking key elements

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Contrast theoretical perspectives on social stratification
Theoretical perspectives are identified, as well as their significance and are thoroughly explained

20.0 pts

Theoretical perspectives are identified, but could use greater elaboration

18.0 pts

Theoretical perspectives are identified, but are lacking key elements

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Explain global stratification, inequality, and classification systems
Global stratification, inequality, and classification systems are accurately identified and explained

20.0 pts

Global stratification, inequality, and classification systems are identified but could use greater elaboration

18.0 pts

Global stratification, inequality, and classification systems are identified but are lacking key elements

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Discuss poverty throughout the world and explain its consequences
Global poverty is thoroughly discussed and its consequences are fully explained

20.0 pts

Global poverty and its consequences are discussed but could use greater elaboration

18.0 pts

Global poverty and its consequences are discussed but are lacking key elements

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Describe theoretical perspectives on global stratification
Theoretical perspectives on global stratification are fully identified and discussed

20.0 pts

Theoretical perspectives on global stratification are identified but discussion could use greater elaboration

18.0 pts

Theoretical perspectives on global stratification are identified but discussion lacks key elements

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Total Points: 100.0