Describe the three components of culture and give examples from your culture for each?

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There are four components to culture, communication. cognition, materialism, and behavior.  When you are describing communication from your culture you want to discuss the language you use to communicate, this can include language and dialect. You also want to include the symbols you which can include alphabets or symbols that are important within your culture (e.g. for Christians this would be a crucifix.)  When you describe cognition you are looking at the ideas and knowledge shared within a culture as well as how information is organized. When you are looking at the material of a culture you are looking at objects created within the culture for artistic and expressive reasons.  Finally when you are looking at behavior you are looking at what actions that the people within the culture value and find acceptable.