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Ch 30: GACE Behavioral Science: Human Culture

About This Chapter

This chapter will focus your attention on some fundamentals of human culture to refresh your memory. The engaging video lessons go over a number of key terms that may pop up on your GACE Behavioral Science assessment.

GACE Behavioral Science: Human Culture - Chapter Summary

You'll find material on various cultural subsets along with subcultural theories in this refresher chapter's short and fun videos. This chapter also helps ensure your preparedness for answering questions about any of the following on your GACE Behavioral Science assessment:

  • The definitions of culture and subculture
  • What ethnocentrism and cultural relativity refer to
  • The major characteristics of cultures
  • Cultural universalities and generalities

Each of the video lessons across the chapter can be reviewed in just about 5 minutes apiece. Double-check your comfort with the material by taking the practice quizzes that go with each lesson.

GACE Behavioral Science: Human Culture Chapter Objectives

The GACE Behavioral Science assessment evaluates an examinee's expertise in order to establish eligibility for teaching the subject matter across Georgia. The assessment's Anthropology subarea on Test II is the section that produces any questions asking about human culture. When you see an assessment item that corresponds to material in the Human Culture chapter, it'll have a selected-response format.

7 Lessons in Chapter 30: GACE Behavioral Science: Human Culture
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What Is Culture? - Material and Nonmaterial Culture

1. What Is Culture? - Material and Nonmaterial Culture

Culture is a huge topic of study for sociologists. In this lesson, we define culture and distinguish between material and nonmaterial culture. As culture, nation, and society are often used interchangeably, we also distinguish between these three concepts.

What Makes a Culture? - Vocabulary

2. What Makes a Culture? - Vocabulary

When you think of culture, you probably get a mix of images in your head, which might include things like ceremonies, dress, and food. But what really makes a culture? Watch this lesson to find out more about culture traits, complexes, and hearths.

What Is Subculture? - Theories, Definition & Examples

3. What Is Subculture? - Theories, Definition & Examples

Subcultures are those groups that have values and norms that are distinct from those held by the majority. Let's examine a few subcultural theories and test our knowledge with a quiz.

Cultural Subsets: High Culture, Popular Culture, Subculture, Counterculture & Multiculturalism

4. Cultural Subsets: High Culture, Popular Culture, Subculture, Counterculture & Multiculturalism

In this lesson, we identify several categories of cultures that can exist within a large culture. We define and discuss subcultures, high culture versus popular culture, and countercultures. We also discuss the view of multiculturalism in the U.S.

The Five Basic Characteristics of Cultures

5. The Five Basic Characteristics of Cultures

In this lesson, learn about culture. We will review the five characteristics that all cultures have in common with one another and look at some examples.

Cultural Variation: Universalities, Generalities & Particularities

6. Cultural Variation: Universalities, Generalities & Particularities

This lesson will seek to explain cultural traits which are considered universals, generalities, and particularities. In doing so, it will highlight the concept of culture and how it plays out around the globe.

Cultural Relativity, Ethnocentrism & the Rights of Humans

7. Cultural Relativity, Ethnocentrism & the Rights of Humans

This lesson will seek to explain the concepts of ethnocentrism and cultural relativity. In doing so, it will also highlight the role human rights plays in the actual working out of these two concepts amid cultures.

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Practice Final Exam
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