Performance Assessment: Culture and Society

Articulate and analyze the components of culture and society. Write a 500- to 600-word (minimum) paper thoroughly discussing each of the following:

  • Differentiate between culture and society and describe the basic elements of culture.
  • Describe the evolution of societies from hunting and gathering societies through post-industrial societies.
  • Identify and describe how different components of culture shape social interactions, behaviors, and world views, and explain how society shapes reality through social constructs.
  • Discuss the three main theoretical perspectives on culture.
  • Analyze how ethnocentrism and cultural relativism influence the ways in which someone responds or reacts to and interacts within new and different cultures.

Basic Requirements (assignment criteria):

  • Assignment has been proofread and does not contain any major spelling or grammatical errors.
  • A minimum of 500- to 600-words in length, double spaced, 1 inch margins.
  • Resources are cited in APA format in a reference list and using parenthetical citations (if you need help with this, review course resource).
  • Relevant terms and concepts are used and defined.
Culture and Society—Performance Assessment
Criteria Ratings Pts
Differentiate between culture and society and describe the basic elements of culture.
Fully differentiated between culture and society AND described the basic elements of culture.

20.0 pts

Generally differentiated between culture and society AND/OR described the basic elements of culture. Constructed appropriate (i.e., empirical) sociological questions.

18.0 pts

Generally differentiated between culture and society OR described the basic elements of culture. Constructed appropriate (i.e., empirical) sociological questions.

16.0 pts

Failed to differentiate between culture and society OR describe the basic elements of culture.

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Describe the evolution of societies from hunting and gathering societies through post-industrial societies.
Fully described the evolution of societies from hunting and gathering societies through post-industrial societies.

20.0 pts

Generally described the evolution of all but one society from hunting and gathering societies through post-industrial societies.

18.0 pts

Generally described the evolution of all but two societies from hunting and gathering societies through post-industrial societies.

16.0 pts

Failed to fully describe the evolution of societies from hunting and gathering societies through post-industrial societies.

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Identify and describe how different components of culture shape social interactions, behaviors, and world views, and explain how society shapes reality through social constructs.
Fully identified and described how different components of culture shape social interactions, behaviors, and world views, AND explained how society shapes reality through social constructs.

20.0 pts

Generally identified and described how different components of culture shape social interactions, behaviors, and world views, AND/OR explained how society shapes reality through social constructs.

18.0 pts

Generally identified and described how different components of culture shape social interactions, behaviors, and world views, OR explained how society shapes reality through social constructs.

16.0 pts

Failed to identify and describe how different components of culture shape social interactions, behaviors, and world views, OR explain how society shapes reality through social constructs.

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Discuss the three main theoretical perspectives on culture.
Fully discussed the three main theoretical perspectives on culture.

20.0 pts

Generally discussed the three main theoretical perspectives on culture.

18.0 pts

Generally discussed two of the three main theoretical perspectives on culture.

16.0 pts

Failed to discuss the three main theoretical perspectives on culture.

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Analyze how ethnocentrism and cultural relativism influence the ways in which someone responds or reacts to and interacts within new and different cultures.
Fully analyzed how ethnocentrism and cultural relativism influence the ways in which someone responds or reacts to AND interacts within new and different cultures.

20.0 pts

Generally analyzed how ethnocentrism and cultural relativism influence the ways in which someone responds or reacts to AND/OR interacts within new and different cultures.

18.0 pts

Generally analyzed how ethnocentrism and cultural relativism influence the ways in which someone responds or reacts to OR interacts within new and different cultures.

16.0 pts

Failed to analyze how ethnocentrism and cultural relativism influence the ways in which someone responds or reacts to and interacts within new and different cultures.

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Total Points: 100.0