Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

3.1 Discuss the basic characteristics and components of culture as understood by anthropologists.

3.2 Discuss how humans acquire their culture.

3.3 Discuss how anthropologists understand the sharing of culture.

3.4 Discuss the components of nonmaterial culture studied by anthropologists.

3.5 Describe how culture results in differences among people in various societies.

3.6 Describe how culture leads to universal similarities among people in widely separated societies.