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Ch 37: Culture, Technology & Society

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This chapter presents information on culture, technology and society. Get to know how humans are grouped by race, ethnicity and gender. Examine the influences of technology on society and look at the many rapid advancements in science and technology since WWII.

Culture, Technology & Society - Chapter Summary

This chapter consists of a series of lessons on the interrelationships between culture, technology and society. Take a look at the examples of hip hop, viral videos, and yoga as a way to examine how culture is expanded and diffused.

Look at the 'Space Age' and 'Atomic Age' of the 1950s. See technological innovations that are expected to change our world throughout the current century. Learn such lesson information as:

  • Cultural, racial, ethnic and gender identity and human grouping
  • Definition, expansion and popular cultures as part of cultural diffusion
  • Developments and impact of the advancement of science and technology since 1945
  • U.S. science and technology in the 1950s
  • How technology and science have changed society since WWII, from Sputnik to the Internet
  • Advantages and disadvantages of revolutions in technology
  • How societies are shaped by science, technology and economic activity

These video lessons are hosted by our professional instructors. Videos are 5-10 minutes in length and each comes with a transcript and a timeline tool for quickly locating any specific section you want to replay.

7 Lessons in Chapter 37: Culture, Technology & Society
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Identity and Human Grouping: Cultural, Ethnic, Racial & Gender

1. Identity and Human Grouping: Cultural, Ethnic, Racial & Gender

This lesson will seek to explain the different human groupings of culture, race, ethnicity, and gender. In doing so, it will discuss how these terms are and are not tied to biological and physical traits.

Cultural Diffusion: Definition, Expansion & Popular Cultures

2. Cultural Diffusion: Definition, Expansion & Popular Cultures

In this lesson, we'll use the examples of viral videos, hip hop, and yoga to explore how culture is diffused and expanded. We'll also look at how the Internet impacts our understanding of popular culture.

The Advance of Science & Technology Since 1945: Developments & Impact

3. The Advance of Science & Technology Since 1945: Developments & Impact

In this lesson, we explore just a few of the numerous advances and innovations made in the worlds of sciences and technology, from automobiles and televisions to computers and phones that can fit in the palm of your hand.

Science & Technology in the U.S. in the 1950s

4. Science & Technology in the U.S. in the 1950s

The 'Space Age' and the 'Atomic Age' are some of the words we use to categorize the 1950s. This lesson takes a look at some of the scientific achievements of that period, ranging from nuclear energy and rockets to DNA and vacuum cleaners.

Sputnik to the Internet: How Technology and Science Have Changed Society since WWII

5. Sputnik to the Internet: How Technology and Science Have Changed Society since WWII

In this lesson, we will highlight critical scientific and technological advances since the end of World War II. We will explore the profound effects these advances had upon society.

Technological Revolutions: Advantages & Disadvantages

6. Technological Revolutions: Advantages & Disadvantages

In this lesson, we explore a few of the technological innovations that have helped create the 21st-century world and will likely change our world throughout the century.

How Science, Technology & Economic Activity Shape Societies

7. How Science, Technology & Economic Activity Shape Societies

After watching this video, you will be able to explain how science, technology and economic activity have shaped human societies, from the agricultural revolution to the Industrial Revolution to the digital age. A short quiz will follow.

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