Culture

Sociology overlaps with other social sciences (like anthropology) considerably. Students who take the culture of area will be expected to understand the relationships between social and other approaches (e.g., anthropological) to understanding culture. Culture refers to a broad set of social institutions (for example, TV and other media, sports, and religion) that shape patterns of behavior in everyday life. Students who take this area must demonstrate an understanding of these areas as well as the most useful methods for examining cultural phenomenon.