Unformatted text preview: iology (biology determines behavior) – Courtship behavior
– Sexual & reproductive behavior
– Sexual strategies for men and women
– What about violence and homosexuality? • Social Darwinism (the evolution of social systems through natural selection and survival of the fittest) Language is the mechanism that allows us Language
to transmit culture!
• Cultural universals include:
• prohibitions against incest
• institution of marriage
• the family
• religion • Cultures and Societies are not static…they change and even disappear throughout history • What do you think drives the changes in culture and society? • What do you suppose the cultures of ancient times were like? • Consider Globalization and Modernization Things to consider…
Things to consider…
• What is modernization?
• How about the global village?
• The internet?
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- Spring '09
- Edward O. Wilson, 2 million years, Cultures and Societies, interSociety