Module One Question 1
Do you have any healthy habits? What role have culture and environment played in the healthy or unhealthy habits that you have formed?
Module One Question 2
Choose a society from the map. Within that society, characterize one of the social science principles we identified in this learning block. As a reminder, the social science principles we focus on in this course are: social roles, social institutions, social norms, and beliefs and values.
For example, what is a social role that exists in Okinawa? Who occupies this role?
Module One Question 4
Think about factors affecting your lifestyle in comparison to the areas of increased longevity. Characterize two social science principles in your day-to-day life. Use the two principles that you did not describe in response to the earlier question. For example, you could describe some social norms in your day-to-day life.
Module One Question 5
From a social science perspective, what are three factors that shape your day-to-day life? For example, you could describe some factors that influence your social interactions, your access to certain foods, your day-to-day activities, the pace of life in your area, etc.
Module One Question 6
Identify two social science issues related to war.
Module One Question 7
Identify two social science issues related to education.
Module One Question 8
Recall: what are the five social institutions that we are examining in this course?
government, economy, family, education, and religion.
Module One Question 9
Identify the social institutions discussed in this reading about India.
In the reading about India are religion, government, education, family, and economy. so all five social institutions are discussed in the reading.
Module One Question 10
Choose one of the five social institutions. Describe some of the factors that have influenced this social institution in India.
Module One Question 11
Use the reading about social institutions in India to identify two social science issues that could be researched further.
Module One Question 12
Describe two social norms in Dubai noted in the reading and explain how these social norms may differ from those of the culture that you grew up in.
Module One Question 13
What factors shape the social norms in Dubai? Name at least two, and describe how they shape the social norms.
Module One Question 14
What factors influence your society’s social norms? Name at least two social norms that exist in your culture, and describe the factors that influence them.
Module One Question 15
Based on the reading about Dubai, identify two social science issues that could be researched further.
Module One Question 16
Now choose a social science issue listed above, or pick one of your own. Adopt the social science perspective to ask a question about this issue from the point of view of a psychologist. What is a question that a psychologist might have about this social science issue?
1. Does the use of social media affect the morals one has?
2. Does how one dress affect the level of respect they receive?
Module One Question 17
Now choose a social science issue listed above, or pick one of your own. Adopt the social science perspective to ask a question about this issue from the point of view of a sociologist. What is a question that a sociologist might have about this issue?
1. What influence can the quarantine have on the community’s wellness?
2. How has social media affected smaller communities?
Module One Question 18
Now choose a social science issue listed above, or pick one of your own. Adopt the social science perspective to ask a question about this issue from the point of view of an anthropologist. What is a question that an anthropologist might have about this issue?
1. Is social media affecting the cultural values being passed on from generation to generation? How?
2. How has the quarantine helped positively influence cultural values?
Module One Question 19
Who occupies the social role of spiritual leader in most Papua New Guinean kinship groups?
According to the reading, the tribes were lead by “a person who was able to establish relationships, trade ties, and support within the tribe and among other tribes.” These are usually led by a “big man” because not everyone is spiritual.
Module One Question 20
What are the societal expectations for a woman’s social role in Papua New Guinea? What influences these expectations?
MA few societal expectations for a woman’s social role in Papua New Guinea are to cook, garden crops, and tend to the livestock. At 14-years-old, the girl is considered a woman, and her parents arrange a marriage for her. The men are more valuable to the culture and receive a better education than women.
Module One Question 21
Within your own society, what social roles do you occupy? What other social roles could you occupy, if you chose to? How much choice does your society give you to occupy different social roles? How much flexibility do you have to fill that social role differently than society expects?