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The Week 4 Forum meets the following course objectives:

  • Apply a sociological perspective to the social world
  • Analyze contemporary social issues using the sociological imagination and use sociological theories and concepts to analyze everyday life.
  • Discuss global stratification and explain social class and the impact of stratification in the United States.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, locate, and retrieve information related to the topics in the course.
  • Develop written communication skills and critical thinking skills.
  • Apply American Psychological Association formatting and citation style when completing course assignments.

Initial forum postings should be a minimum of 200 words. Each student must also respond to a minimum of 2 fellow students’ postings; each response must be at least 100 words in length.

The initial post should 1) draw on key concepts from the book, 2) respond to each component of the question (most questions have multiple prompts), 3) demonstrate critical thinking and evaluation of the topic, and 4) incorporate an outside resource that relates to the question/response.

See Appendix B in the syllabus for the grading scale.

Your initial discussion is due Wednesday by 11:55p ET and your responses to other students is due Sunday by 11:55p ET.

Choose ONE of the following questions:

(Remember to incorporate a related concept(s) from the text and a supplemental resource in your response)

2. What is meant by the term “global elite?” Who are the members of the global elite, and how do they differ from the upper-class elites described in Chapter 7? Why are the global elite “not limited by borders?” In your response provide examples of members of the global elite as well as evidence to support your response.

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