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Human and Cultural Characteristics
Culture
is acquired behavior, the way of life held in
common by a group of people

Elements of Culture
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

...
Language
• Is the means by which ideas and concepts are
transmitted between individuals or groups
• There are 9 families o...
6 Official Languages in the United Nations
1. English
2. French
3. Spanish
4. Russian
5. Chinese
6. Arabic
• These are the...
FOOD
• Religion plays an important role in the prohibition
of food
– Moslems don’t eat pork
– Jews don’t eat meat and milk...
Society norms or traditions play a vital role in defining
what is acceptable to eat or not
– Thais drink snake blood
– Chi...
•

Variations in food and its preparation
provide further uniqueness of place
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

India – spices
Italy – pasta...
Ceviche – Peru - The dish is typically made from fresh
raw fish marinated in citrus juices, such as lemon or
lime, and spi...
Sate – Indonesia - is a dish of seasoned,
skewered and grilled meat, served with a sauce
Dim sum- Hongkong - refers to a style of Cantonese food
prepared as small bite-sized or individual portions of food
tradit...
Raw meat (usually but not necessarily seafood) sliced and served
by itself is sashimi. Many non-Japanese use the terms sas...
Couscous (/ˈkʊskʊs/ or /ˈkuːskuːs/) is a traditional dish of
semolina (granules of durum wheat) which is cooked by
steamin...
Kebab (also called kebap, kabab and kabob) is a traditional dish
of sliced meat originating in the Middle East and later a...
Borscht is a soup of Ukrainian origin that is popular in many
Eastern and Central European countries. In most of these
cou...
Clothing
• Clothing differences by way of national
costume suggests a uniqueness for each
country
The grand boubou/bubu is one of
the names for a flowing wide
sleeved robe worn by men in much
of West Africa like Nigeria
...
A Quadrille dress is a dress worn
by women in Caribbean
countries like Jamaica

The cheongsam is a bodyhugging one-piece C...
Hanbok (South Korea) or Chosŏn-ot (North Korea) is the
traditional Korean dress. It is often characterized by vibrant
colo...
India
Kurta for males

Sari for females
Japan - Kimono

Vietnam – Ao Dai
Germany - Dirndl

Scotland - kilt
Spain – Andalucian Dress

Czech Republic - Kroje
Saudi Arabia - Thawb

Middle East - Keffiyeh
Religion also plays a role in the way certain people
clothe themselves
Burqa – Islamic (Afghanistan)

Chador – Islamic (Ir...
Political System and Religion
Are two forces that institutionalize
the way of life of a group
Political System
Some of the five more common political systems around the
world include:
• Democracy
– Republic
– Federalism

• Monarchy
–...
1. Democracy
• Rule by a government chosen by election
where most of the populace are enfranchised
(the main qualification...
A. Republic
• is a form of government in which the country is
considered a "public matter" (Latin: res publica), not
the p...
B. Federalism
• a system based upon democratic rules and
institutions in which the power to govern is
shared between natio...
2. Monarchy
• Absolute Monarchy - a system of governance
in which a monarch exercises ultimate
governing authority as head...
3. Authoritarianism
• In a Communist country, the working class,
through cooperatives, owns all businesses and
farms and s...
RELIGION
Buddhism
• encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and
practices largely based on teachings attributed to
Siddhartha ...
Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya, India, where
Gautama Buddha attained Nirvana under the Bodhi
Tree
Ginkaku-ji – A Zen temple in Kyoto,
Japan
Buddhist Monks in Thailand
Christianity
• religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus
Christ as presented in the New Testament.
• Worldwide, th...
St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican
Cathedral of St. Sava in Belgrade, Serbia – the
largest Orthodox Church in the world
Orthodox priests in Bulgaria
4 Basic Forms of Protestantism
1. Lutheran Church - Germany, Lithuania, Poland,
Austria, Denmark, Greenland, Iceland, Norw...
The Arctic Cathedral in Tromsoe,
Norway (Lutheran)
The High Kirk of Edinburgh a.k.a St. Giles Church
(Presbyterian)
Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, Kent,
England
Hinduism
• has no single founder
• is often called the "oldest religion" or "oldest
living religion" in the world
• is the...
The Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple in Delhi,
according the Guinness World Records is the World’s
Largest Comprehensive Hin...
Islam
• Youngest of the world’ religions
• The majority of Muslims live in Asia and Africa
- Indonesia, Pakistan, Banglade...
The Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia is
the center of Islam
Judaism
• Religion of the Jewish people
• holds that God revealed his laws and
commandments to Moses on Mount Sinai
• Syna...
The Ari Ashkenazi Synagogue, located
in Safed, Israel
It may be the oldest synagogue in
Israel that is still in use.
Roman - The arch and the dome
The Collosseum – Rome, Italy
Egyptian - sun-baked mud brick and stone
Pyramids of Giza
Asian Architecture
East Asian - Roofs with a sweeping curvature that rises
at the corners of the roof.
Forbidden City – Beijing, China
Hwaseong Fortress, Gyeonggi
Province, South Korea
Matsumoto Castle in Matsumoto, Nagano,
Completed in 1600
SE Asian – Stupa, is a mound-like or semi-hemispherical
structure containing Buddhist relics
Phra Pathommachedi is the tal...
Dravidian (South Indian)-are dependent on intricate carved
stone in order to create a step design consisting of many statu...
Islamic
• The horseshoe arch, ogees and the onion
dome became a popular feature in Islamic
structures
• Minarets or slende...
The Taj Mahal
The Shah Mosque in Isfahan, Iran
European Architecture
Byzantine – dome over a square area
Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
Romanesque - semi-circular arches, massive
quality, thick walls, round arches, large towers
Lisbon Cathedral, Lisbon, Port...
Gothic - the pointed arch, spires, steeples
Salisbury Cathedral, England
Oudenaarde Town Hall , Belgium
Notre Dame, Paris, France
West Side

East Side
Renaissance - Orderly arrangements of columns, the use
of semicircular arches, hemispherical domes, ceilings are
frequentl...
A section of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, Vatican
City
Baroque - an external façade often characterized by a
dramatic central projection, large-scale ceiling frescoes, opulent
u...
The Queen’s Chamber , Versailles
Hall of Mirrors, Versailles
Rococo -

ornate and made strong usage of creamy, pastellike colours, curves and gold, had more playful and often witty
ar...
American Architecture
Georgian - Chimneys on both sides of the home, Small
6-paned sash windows and/or dormer windows in the upper
floors, Large...
Antebellum - Greek revival style plantation houses
and mansions in Southern USA
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  1. 1. Human and Cultural Characteristics
  2. 2. Culture is acquired behavior, the way of life held in common by a group of people Elements of Culture 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Language Food Clothing Political System Religion Architecture
  3. 3. Language • Is the means by which ideas and concepts are transmitted between individuals or groups • There are 9 families of languages and thousands of dialects under each. • Accents also add to the attraction of a language. English in the US sounds different from that of the UK and Australia
  4. 4. 6 Official Languages in the United Nations 1. English 2. French 3. Spanish 4. Russian 5. Chinese 6. Arabic • These are the languages used during UN Meetings and UN documents
  5. 5. FOOD • Religion plays an important role in the prohibition of food – Moslems don’t eat pork – Jews don’t eat meat and milk together – Hinduism has no specific proscriptions against eating meat (however, they cannot eat cows, as they are considered to be sacred beings in their religion) – Iglesia ni Cristo and Jehovah's Witnesses prohibit eating or drinking any blood.
  6. 6. Society norms or traditions play a vital role in defining what is acceptable to eat or not – Thais drink snake blood – Chinese eat the meat of monkeys, frogs – French eat snails – Filipinos eat balut, tuyo, bagoong, crickets – Dog meat is eaten in Korea, Vietnam, and China, although it is nowhere a common dish – horse meat is rarely eaten in the Anglosphere, although it is part of the national cuisine of countries as widespread as Kazakhstan, Japan, and France.
  7. 7. • Variations in food and its preparation provide further uniqueness of place 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. India – spices Italy – pasta and tomato dishes China – noodles and stir fry cooking Japan – sashimi, sushi Korea – kimchi
  8. 8. Ceviche – Peru - The dish is typically made from fresh raw fish marinated in citrus juices, such as lemon or lime, and spiced with ají or chili peppers.
  9. 9. Sate – Indonesia - is a dish of seasoned, skewered and grilled meat, served with a sauce
  10. 10. Dim sum- Hongkong - refers to a style of Cantonese food prepared as small bite-sized or individual portions of food traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates.
  11. 11. Raw meat (usually but not necessarily seafood) sliced and served by itself is sashimi. Many non-Japanese use the terms sashimi and sushi interchangeably, but they are not synonymous. Sushi refers to any dish made with vinegared rice.
  12. 12. Couscous (/ˈkʊskʊs/ or /ˈkuːskuːs/) is a traditional dish of semolina (granules of durum wheat) which is cooked by steaming. It is traditionally served with a meat or vegetable stew spooned over it. Couscous is a staple food throughout the North African cuisines of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Mauritania and Libya.
  13. 13. Kebab (also called kebap, kabab and kabob) is a traditional dish of sliced meat originating in the Middle East and later adopted in Central Asia, refers to meat that is cooked over or next to flames. The traditional meat for kebab is lamb
  14. 14. Borscht is a soup of Ukrainian origin that is popular in many Eastern and Central European countries. In most of these countries, it is made with beetroot as the main ingredient, giving it a deep reddish-purple color.
  15. 15. Clothing • Clothing differences by way of national costume suggests a uniqueness for each country
  16. 16. The grand boubou/bubu is one of the names for a flowing wide sleeved robe worn by men in much of West Africa like Nigeria The wrapper or pagne is a colorful women's garment widely worn in West Africa.
  17. 17. A Quadrille dress is a dress worn by women in Caribbean countries like Jamaica The cheongsam is a bodyhugging one-piece Chinese dress for women
  18. 18. Hanbok (South Korea) or Chosŏn-ot (North Korea) is the traditional Korean dress. It is often characterized by vibrant colors and simple lines without pockets. Male aristocrat men wore a dopo overcoat and gat on their head
  19. 19. India Kurta for males Sari for females
  20. 20. Japan - Kimono Vietnam – Ao Dai
  21. 21. Germany - Dirndl Scotland - kilt
  22. 22. Spain – Andalucian Dress Czech Republic - Kroje
  23. 23. Saudi Arabia - Thawb Middle East - Keffiyeh
  24. 24. Religion also plays a role in the way certain people clothe themselves Burqa – Islamic (Afghanistan) Chador – Islamic (Iran)
  25. 25. Political System and Religion Are two forces that institutionalize the way of life of a group
  26. 26. Political System
  27. 27. Some of the five more common political systems around the world include: • Democracy – Republic – Federalism • Monarchy – Absolute Monarchy – Constitutional Monarchy • Authoritarianism – Communism – Socialism
  28. 28. 1. Democracy • Rule by a government chosen by election where most of the populace are enfranchised (the main qualification for enfranchisement is usually having reached a certain age).
  29. 29. A. Republic • is a form of government in which the country is considered a "public matter" (Latin: res publica), not the private concern or property of the rulers, and • where offices of states are subsequently directly or indirectly elected or appointed rather than inherited. • Islamic Republic – a republic governed in accordance with Islamic law - Iran, Pakistan • Constitutional Republic is a government created and controlled by the law of a constitution – USA, Philippines
  30. 30. B. Federalism • a system based upon democratic rules and institutions in which the power to govern is shared between national and provincial/state governments – Germany, USA, Argentina, India, Switzerland
  31. 31. 2. Monarchy • Absolute Monarchy - a system of governance in which a monarch exercises ultimate governing authority as head of state and head of government. Brunei, Oman, Saudi Arabia • Constitutional Monarchy - a system of governance that has a monarch, but one whose powers are limited by law or by a formal constitution, such as that in the United Kingdom, Spain, Denmark
  32. 32. 3. Authoritarianism • In a Communist country, the working class, through cooperatives, owns all businesses and farms and shares the healthcare, education and welfare. Examples include Cuba, China, and Vietnam. • Socialist governments own many of the larger industries and provide education, health and welfare services while allowing citizens some economic choices – North Korea
  33. 33. RELIGION
  34. 34. Buddhism • encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and practices largely based on teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, who is commonly known as the Buddha, meaning "the awakened one". 1. Theravada ("The School of the Elders") has a widespread following in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar etc.). 2. Mahayana ("The Great Vehicle") is found throughout East Asia (China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, Taiwan etc.) • Temples – place of worship • Monks - teachers
  35. 35. Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya, India, where Gautama Buddha attained Nirvana under the Bodhi Tree
  36. 36. Ginkaku-ji – A Zen temple in Kyoto, Japan
  37. 37. Buddhist Monks in Thailand
  38. 38. Christianity • religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented in the New Testament. • Worldwide, the three largest groups of Christianity are 1. the Roman Catholic Church – Italy, France, Spain 2. the Eastern Orthodox Church - Belarus, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Georgia, Greece, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine 3. the various denominations of Protestantism.
  39. 39. St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican
  40. 40. Cathedral of St. Sava in Belgrade, Serbia – the largest Orthodox Church in the world
  41. 41. Orthodox priests in Bulgaria
  42. 42. 4 Basic Forms of Protestantism 1. Lutheran Church - Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Austria, Denmark, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Namibia, 2. Presbyterian Church – Scotland, Northern Ireland, Canada, South Korea 3. Anglican Church – UK, Ireland 4. Baptist Church – Nigeria, Congo, Myanmar • Priests and Pastors – clerics • Churches and Cathedrals and Basilicas – places of worship
  43. 43. The Arctic Cathedral in Tromsoe, Norway (Lutheran)
  44. 44. The High Kirk of Edinburgh a.k.a St. Giles Church (Presbyterian)
  45. 45. Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, Kent, England
  46. 46. Hinduism • has no single founder • is often called the "oldest religion" or "oldest living religion" in the world • is the dominant religion of the Indian subcontinent, particularly of India and Nepal • Temple – place of worship • Guru - teacher
  47. 47. The Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple in Delhi, according the Guinness World Records is the World’s Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple[
  48. 48. Islam • Youngest of the world’ religions • The majority of Muslims live in Asia and Africa - Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Turkey and Iran in the non-arab Middle East, in Africa, Egypt and Nigeria • Mosque – place of worship • Caliph or Imam - teachers
  49. 49. The Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia is the center of Islam
  50. 50. Judaism • Religion of the Jewish people • holds that God revealed his laws and commandments to Moses on Mount Sinai • Synagogue – place of Worship • Rabbi- spiritual leader • Majority are in Israel and USA
  51. 51. The Ari Ashkenazi Synagogue, located in Safed, Israel
  52. 52. It may be the oldest synagogue in Israel that is still in use.
  53. 53. Roman - The arch and the dome The Collosseum – Rome, Italy
  54. 54. Egyptian - sun-baked mud brick and stone Pyramids of Giza
  55. 55. Asian Architecture
  56. 56. East Asian - Roofs with a sweeping curvature that rises at the corners of the roof. Forbidden City – Beijing, China
  57. 57. Hwaseong Fortress, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
  58. 58. Matsumoto Castle in Matsumoto, Nagano, Completed in 1600
  59. 59. SE Asian – Stupa, is a mound-like or semi-hemispherical structure containing Buddhist relics Phra Pathommachedi is the tallest stupa in the world in Nakhom Pathom, Thailand
  60. 60. Dravidian (South Indian)-are dependent on intricate carved stone in order to create a step design consisting of many statues of deities, warriors, kings, and dancers.
  61. 61. Islamic • The horseshoe arch, ogees and the onion dome became a popular feature in Islamic structures • Minarets or slender towers • Colonnaded or arcaded porticos
  62. 62. The Taj Mahal
  63. 63. The Shah Mosque in Isfahan, Iran
  64. 64. European Architecture
  65. 65. Byzantine – dome over a square area Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  66. 66. Romanesque - semi-circular arches, massive quality, thick walls, round arches, large towers Lisbon Cathedral, Lisbon, Portugal Maria Laach Abbey, Germany
  67. 67. Gothic - the pointed arch, spires, steeples Salisbury Cathedral, England
  68. 68. Oudenaarde Town Hall , Belgium
  69. 69. Notre Dame, Paris, France West Side East Side
  70. 70. Renaissance - Orderly arrangements of columns, the use of semicircular arches, hemispherical domes, ceilings are frequently painted or decorated. St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City Michaelangelo Buonarotti’s masterpiece The greatest creation of the Renaissance
  71. 71. A section of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, Vatican City
  72. 72. Baroque - an external façade often characterized by a dramatic central projection, large-scale ceiling frescoes, opulent use of colour and ornaments Palace of Versailles, France
  73. 73. The Queen’s Chamber , Versailles
  74. 74. Hall of Mirrors, Versailles
  75. 75. Rococo - ornate and made strong usage of creamy, pastellike colours, curves and gold, had more playful and often witty artistic themes Ottobueren Abbey, Bavaria, Germany
  76. 76. American Architecture
  77. 77. Georgian - Chimneys on both sides of the home, Small 6-paned sash windows and/or dormer windows in the upper floors, Larger windows with 9 or 12 panes on the main floors Westover Plantation, Virginia, USA
  78. 78. Antebellum - Greek revival style plantation houses and mansions in Southern USA
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