Sociology 1200 –
1. What is Culture?
o Culture is a complex collection of values, beliefs, behaviors, and
material objects shared by a group passed on from one generation to
Behavior always ends in “ing” – action word
Five defining features:
- Culture is learned
- Culture is shared
- Culture is transmitted
- Culture is cumulative
- Culture is human
2. What is Material Culture?
o The tangible artifacts and physical objects found in a given
culture What is non-material culture?
o The intangible and abstract co