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UNDERSTANDING CULTURE, SOCIETY AND POLITICSThis course uses insights from Anthropology, Political Science, and Sociology to developawareness on cultural, social and political dynamics, to be sensitive to cultural diversity;Module 1SociologyJOSEPH FICHTER pointed out thatsociology is the scientific study ofpatterned, shared, humanbehavior.–analyze human interaction which isessential in understanding man’sculturalmake-up.Anthropologybranch of knowledge which deals withthe scientific study of man, hisworks, hisbody, his behavior and values in time andspace(Palispis,2007).IMPORTANCE:
Helps by providing insights into “strangeaspects” of past or even presentsocieties.Strange aspects: conflict and violence,superstition and witchcraft, fashion,courtship and marriage,etc.Political science:a systematic study of a state and itsgovernment(Palispis).emphasizes the use of power, interest, influence,anddiplomacy which is important in creating awell-orderedsociety.
Social science:It focuses on studying the following:1.Changes in human relationship brought about by events;2.Interactions between humans and their social and physical environment;3.Effects and implications of past events to the present time4.Social systems, processes, and institutions- and how humans relate to these.Seligman“Social Science deal with theactivities of the individual as a member of thegroup.”Mitchell“Social Science is any studyconcerning man and society.Fairchild“Social Science as a general term for all the sciences which are concerned withthe humanaffairs.”Peter Lewis“Social Sciences are concerned with the laws that govern society and the social departmentof man.”MODULE 2
CULTURECultureis one of the important concepts in sociology. No human society can exist and develop withoutits culture. The main difference between the animal and human societies is of cultureonly. Animalsocieties have no culture because they do not have systems of learning and transmitting socialexperiences. Sociologists are keenly interested in the study of culture because the study of humansociety is incomplete without it.Taylor:“Culture is the complex whole whichincludes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, customs andhabits and any capabilities acquiredby man as a member ofsociety”.Linton:“Culture is social heredity, which is transmitted from one generation to another with theaccumulation of individualexperiences”.John Beattee:Cultureis the way of life which is transmitted from generation togeneration”.Types of culture:1. Material CultureFrom material culture we understand material and physical objects.2.Non-material cultureIn non-material culture we include non-material objects.For example, religion, art, ideas, customs, values system,attitudes, language, knowledge etc.

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