Week 4 Reflection: Society and Social Interaction


1] Ch. 4: Society and Social Interaction

2] **Samovar et al (2016) Ch. 6. Cultural Values: roadmaps for behavior.

3] OpenStax, Ch. 5



1] Society and Social Interaction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utfety84K8I

2] Culture and Society – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3RHypQYdfM

3]Symbols, Values and Norms:(41) Symbols, Values & Norms: Crash Course Sociology #10 – YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGrVhM_Gi8k&t=1s


Reflection on Societal Norms, Beliefs, Values, Mores

1] What are norms and values and how are they similar or the same across cultures?

2] Why are norms and values important as parts of culture?

3] What are some norms present in the society that you find it very hard to get accustomed to or one which you are expected to play a role in but wish could change? Why or why not? 



1] West and East, Cultural Differences [p.1] – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoDtoB9Abck&t=350s

2] West and East, Cultural Differences [p.2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLh4QZDyNUA&t=1922s

3] Unbelievable Shocking Cultural Norms Around the World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlsWtHx1L9s&t=232s

4] 10 ways to work with other cultures: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifu1adsLi_0


Reflection: Cultural Taboos, Cultural Expressions and Gestures

1] In your response discuss your experiences with societal or cultural taboos that may exist in one culture and frowned up in another. Share your personal experiences of cultural taboos that you personally experienced or witnessed [you will share a one minute summary in class about your cultural taboo experiences / observations]. 


2] Describe some cultural expression or gestures in your culture or from your cross cultural experiences and what they mean? Describe any  similar gestures or expression in your cross cultural experiences, travels, interactions that are similar to your cultures.


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