I Can Statements Name: __________________________ Unit 6: SOCIAL STRATIFICATION o I understand the definition of the following terms/people, their significance in Sociology, related terms/people/theories and can connect each to real-life situations or examples: o Social Stratification o Structural Social o White-collar o Caste System Mobility occupations o Class System o Blue-collar o Conspicuous o Meritocracy occupations Consumption 1. I can identify the point of the opening story about the Titanic. 2. I can list the four basic principles of social stratification. 3. I can name three differences in social stratification. (Refer to #3 & #4 on page 255). 4. I can define horizontal social mobility. 5. I can identify three ways that the caste system determines people’s direction of life. 6. I can identify the result of the historical replacement of caste systems with class systems. 7. I can identify in what type of system the degree of status consistency is greater. 8. I can give an example of low status consistency. 9. I can identify what the “first estate” refers to. 10. I can identify what category most people fell into in English history. 11. I can identify what type of system Japan operated on for 2,000 years. 12. I can identify one underlying topic in modern Japan when sizing up someone’s social standing. 13. I can explain the Davis-Moore thesis, in terms of jobs and associated rewards. 14. I can explain how unequal rewards increases productivity, according to Davis and Moore. 15. I can name who coined the concept “survival of the fittest”. 16. I can identify what term Marx used for the capitalist class. 17. I can identify what Marx said the differences in wealth and power between the capitalists and proletarians would lead to. 18. I can identify what dimension of social inequality Weber claimed agrarian societies emphasized. 19. I can describe Weber’s feelings on socialism. 20. I can identify a common micro-level pattern involving social interaction. 21. I can connect the following statements with their connected approaches: Chapter 10 Pages: 252-277 Social inequality benefits society. & Social inequality is harmful and divides society. 22. I can identify what type of society is closest to being egalitarian. 23. I can identify what type of society has the greatest social stratification. 24. I can identify what happens to economic inequality as the US develops a postindustrial economy. 25. I can identify the key to high social standing today, according to the “bell curve” thesis.