Culture Complex Assignment
Reference your notes on cultural traits, complexes, and patterns. Think of a cultural complex present in our society that is not only unique to our culture but also is of interest to you.
When thinking about a cultural complex consider how society has shaped that particular complex through the different tools and beliefs related to that situation or need. If Teenage Image was chosen as a complex consider how teens use clothing as a tool for different situations. How does the belief of being "cool" help to define your image?
Gather creative commons pictures from places like Flickr.com and Google Images to help aid you in creating a multimedia presentation that highlights your Cultural Complex.
PowerPoint is not an option for this assignment. Listed to the right are various interactive tools to explore to create this project.
Cultural Universals | Norms |
Cultural norms are all around us and very rarely do we stop what we are doing to consider how they affect our daily lives. The video below shows a group of young men from Sudan who are experiencing our culture for the first time. They experience confusion, culture shock, and an eagerness to explore our society. They travel in groups to ensure safety because they feel so foreign in our country. Think about how your life would change if you were to transfer from our country to a third world county and vice versa.