UCirvine Social Class in America Essay

This week we talked about Social Class in America. This is a touchy subject. The very mention of social class can provoke people. Some people might feel anxious when forced to think or talk about social class. Other people might be fairly un-bothered by the subject.

In class on Wednesday, we watched Tammy’s Story:
Tammy’s Story – People Like Us episode #4 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.


As you watch this segment, I want you to think carefully about the following two questions:

What characteristics mark people as belonging to one class or another?

How does growing up in a particular social class affect one’s self image and expectations in life?

For this week’s essay, please write up your responses to those two questions while using evidence and examples from the video “Tammy’s Story”.


Your response must be between 500-600 words. Submit your finished responses to Canvas before 9am, Friday, May 17th.