Ascribed or Achieved?
1. Discuss the statuses for social location discussed in class. Debate whether each status is achieved or ascribed and record results for all. (2 points)
2. Do you believe social status in US society is primarily achieved (based on personal merit) or ascribed (beyond an individuals control or determined with birth)? (2 points)
3. Defend your position by selecting at least 4 of these statuses and apply them personally. Provide specific examples. (6 points). Pick one or the other and defend that position – DO NOT ARGUE BOTH!