a. Describe how culture is a social construction.
b. Identify the basic elements of culture.
c. Explain the importance of culture as an organizing tool in society.
d. Describe the components of culture to include language, symbols, norms, and values; also include material and non- material culture.
a. Explain cultural change and diversity include ethnocentrism, cultural relevance, folk culture, pop culture, counterculture, subculture, and culture shock.
b. Analyze the impact of globalization on US and other world cultures.
a. Explain the components of social structure; include status, role and social institutions.
b. Describe and compare various types of societies.
c. Categorize groups within a society by comparing primary and secondary groups, in and out groups, reference groups, and social networks.
d. Analyze the components, varieties, and functions of group dynamics; include such factors as group size, leadership and authority, and such processes as bystander effect and groupthink.
e. Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of formal organizations and bureaucracies.