Sociologists study culture as a social force. Social forces, such as culture, are part of a larger class of external or environmental factors that influence human behavior.
Culture is a term to describe the social factors, which influence behavior, that are learned. Since there is a wide array of thing that people can learn, culture needs to be broken down into lots of components.
In this segment, we begin our discussion of culture. What is it and how can we break it down into components for analysis.