For this paper, you will observe people moving and behaving in a space that you associate with a socioeconomic class different from your own.
If you consider yourself a member of the lower-middle class, for example, you might observe the lifestyles of the people in a wealthier part of your town. Likewise, if you consider yourself part of the upper-middle class, you might observe people in a lower-income neighborhood or a space occupied by people living in poverty. Your choice will depend upon your own socioeconomic status and whether you decide to observe people from a higher or lower class.
The following suggestions or obtain your instructor’s approval for an alternative:
· An expensive restaurant or store.
· A resort, country club, playhouse, or concert hall.
·An unemployment office.
· A soup kitchen or free clinic.
Consider the following questions in 750-word paper:
What did you observe?
Why was this situation out of your comfort zone?
What did you learn?
What perceptions changed or remained the same about the people observed?
What types of things did you notice about the people? Did you witness any socially conscious individuals? What traits did you see?
What type of social inequality did you observe or experience?
Did your comfort level change from the time the observation began until it ended and if so how?
How has this experience helped you to be more of a socially conscious individual?
What traits will you need to exhibit?
What areas need to be improved and what steps will you take to ensure there is growth in this area?
Develop a personal action plan while considering the above questions.