For the first half of Culture unit, we began by learning about how we react to different cultures with culture shock and ethnocentrism. We also learned that sociologists seek cultural relativity when understanding other cultures. We then learned about the different components of culture: Material culture, and non-material culture: gestures, language, norms (folkways, mores, taboos), and finally values. Finally, we learned that within cultures there are subcultures.
One idea about how to relate these sociology concepts to your own life is to post about if you have ever been to a foreign culture, or, research a culture and post about how different it is. Does it have unique components? What are they? What sources did you use to find them?
- Be sure to explain multiple sociology concepts and relate them to a unique example from your own life.
- Be sure to explain how two sources relate to these sociological concepts. Sources can be readings, videoes, websites. (Some sources we have used include: God Grew Tired of Us, Social Time) Also, remember that you can use your textbook as a source.
- Be sure to write properly, turn it in on time, spell check and proofread.
-Comment on two other posts.