1. Describe the different aspects, features, and functions of culture.

 

2. Differentiate between the biological and cultural aspects of human beings, explaining how individual self-interest shapes culture.

 

3. Compare and contrast inside and outside views of culture and explain how each relates to the problem of observer bias. Explain why ethnocentrism is a problem.

 

4. Distinguish among the three functionally interconnected aspects of all cultural systems: ideology, social structure, and material infrastructure, in relation to the mental, behavioral, and material aspects of culture. Explain why these distinctions are useful.

 

5. Distinguish among the three cultural worlds: tribal, imperial, and commercial, identifying the most important cultural processes at work in each.

 

6. Discuss the relationship between scale of society and organization of social power.

 

7. Explain how the concept of the “good life” can be used to evaluate cultures.