Broad Field

09 Society and Culture

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Broad Field 09 Society and Culture

Society and Culture is the study of the physical, social and cultural organisation of human society and their influence on the individual and groups.

The theoretical content of Broad Field 09 Society and Culture includes:

  • belief and value systems
  • cultural expression
  • human development and behaviour
  • human populations and their environments
  • politics of power
  • social organisation and structure
  • social research methodology

The main purpose of this broad field of education is to develop an understanding of human behaviour and interaction, beliefs and values, cultural expression, and social structure and organisation.

This broad field comprises the following narrow fields:

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