Learning Objectives

  1. List the major characteristics of culture.
  2. Describe the role of learned behavior in culture.
  3. Explain the ways in which people use symbols and classification to create meaning in the world.
  4. Identify the ways in which culture can be considered a system and the ways in which it is not like a system.
  5. Tell some of the ways in which culture is and is not shared, and describe the roles of norms and values in the cultural process.
  6. Compare and contrast cultural and biological adaptation.
  7. Give examples of the ways in which culture changes, and describe the role of conflict and consensus in culture change.