1. Using the textbook, define each of the four components of culture: language, values, norms (behaviors), and symbols. Be sure to paraphrase and cite your sources if applicable.
2. Next, choose a popular or your favorite television show of your choice-(examples may include The Simpsons, The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, Orange is the New Black) or a movie you have enjoyed.
o For your chosen show or movie, provide specific examples for each component of culture (language, values, norms, and symbols) found within your show or movie.
o Each TV show or movie could be said to represent a subculture of mainstream society. From your chosen example: How are each of the four components of culture (language, values, norms, and symbols) identified as a subculture or counter-culture of mainstream American culture?
3. Finally, choose 1 of the following theorists: Emile Durkheim, Karl Marx, or Charles H. Cooley. (Each of these theorists would view culture differently- you may refer to our text:
Chap. 2 and 4 to assist you with this area of the discussion) What does your chosen theorist say about the role of culture in shaping human behavior?
Students should refrain from personal opinions unless it is based upon objective facts. It must be detailed; at least two paragraphs (5-7 sentences each). If there is more than one part to a question, you must answer all parts of the question.
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