Week 4 discussion: social mobility

Week 4 Discussion: Social Mobility

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 7, 8
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 outside scholarly source (in addition to the textbook/lesson)

Initial Post Instructions
Think of a person you know (either yourself, someone you know, or even a famous person with, perhaps a “rags to riches” story) who has experienced significant upward or downward mobility over the past three or four generations.

  • Option 1: Briefly describe the person (and be sure to respect the confidentiality of others and, as always, remember to be respectful of potentially sensitive information, and remember there is no guarantee of privacy). Describe the person’s significant upward or downward mobility over the past three or four generations. How do you think the person’s values and behavior might differ had the person experienced the opposite pattern of mobility?
  • Option 2: Briefly describe the person (and be sure to respect the confidentiality of others and, as always, remember to be respectful of potentially sensitive information, and remember there is no guarantee of privacy). Describe the person’s significant upward or downward mobility over the past three or four generations. How might experiences have been different had the person’s family been of a different ethnic or racial origin?

Writing Requirements

  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references
  • Include citations from at least the assigned textbook/lesson reading and one additional outside scholarly source to support your response
  • Demonstrate understanding of concepts
  • Integrate scholarly resources.

Notes

*Credited means stating where the information came from (specific article, text, or lesson). Examples: our text discusses…., The information from our lesson states…, Smith (2010) claimed that…, Mary Manners (personal communication, November 2017)…

**Assigned readings are those listed on the syllabus or assignments page as required reading. This may include text readings, required articles, or required websites.

***Scholarly source – per APA Guidelines, only scholarly sources should be used in assignments. These include peer-reviewed publications, government reports, or sources written by a professional or scholar in the field. Wikipedia, Wikis, .com websites, or blogs should not be used as anyone can add information to these sites. For the discussions, reputable internet sources such as websites by government agencies (.gov) and respected organizations (.org) can be counted as scholarly sources. Outside sources do not include assigned required readings.

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