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Understanding

Culture,
Society and
Politics

Social Science Department

Head Starter …
Social Sciences
Anthropology Political Science
Sociology

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Focus Issue

Goal: to answer different questions and find solutions to problems of the society to improve human condition despite cultural. social and political differences. . Social science • Studies the society and the manner in which people behave and influence the world around us.

a science of the totality of human existence. • Divided into two broad fields: Physical Anthropology Cultural Anthropology . Anthropology • The holistic “science of man”.

Anthropology Physical Anthropology: concerns about how humans emerged and evolved trough time. Cultural Anthropology: concerns about the differences of cultures from time to time. .

Sociology • Study of relationships among people. . • A study that deals with analyzing social problems and explain trends and various phenomena present in society.

• Micro-sociology: more emphasis on the role of the individuals in society. social organizations and social groups. Sociology • Two major approaches: • Macro-sociology: examines the social structure. . the social institutions.

It deals extensively with the theory and practice of politics which is commonly thought of as the determining of distribution of power and resources. . olitical science • Deals with systems of government and the analysis of political activity and political behavior.

No source. no assignment. (1/2 crosswise) . Assignment: Research for the subfields of political science. Don’t Forget to indicate your source.

K. society and politics. Understanding culture. The power of identity in politics. Source: • Aricinas. et al (1997). M. • Hoover. . (2016). Inc. M. Quezon City: Phoenix Publishing House.

Manifestation of Human Variations • Cultural Diversity • Social Differences • Political Identities .

• Deadline: _________ . • In a 1/8 illustration board. and politics.Reminder!!! • Your Culminating activity will be in a form of a gallery walk presenting world’s different culture. society. create an artwork which represents the human variations in culture. society and politics.

Tylor. (E. values. laws.B. attitudes. knowledge and everything that a person learns and shares as a member of society. artifacts. symbols. practices. 1920) . Culture • [Culture] refers to that complex whole which encompasses beliefs. norms.

preferences. traditions. • Differences in culture that exist between people in society due to diversity in language.Cultural Diversity • A state wherein individuals with varied backgrounds and culture are present in an institution. dress. .

wherein its members share similar lifestyles. . culture and beliefs. Society • A group of people.

a term used to refer the large divide between the lower and upper classes in the hierarchical structure present in society. Social Differences • Also known as “Social Stratification”. .

occupation and the like. geographical region or other social unit. . gender. educational attainment. • This describes the relative social position of persons in a given social group. category. Social Differences • Social differences are based on unique social characteristics or qualities like social class. age.

. Government • The institution that has the authority to oversee a country or state.

the characteristics of a political group. • In short. . Political Identities • Each country has its own political system to run its government. • The process by which people affiliates themselves – political identities.

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