Understanding Culture, Society, and Politics Quarter 1 – Module 6: How Society is Organized

This module was designed to alternatively help the learners understand how society is organized by analyzing different aspects of social organization. Different terminologies will be introduced such as the distinction between primary and secondary groups, in-groups and out-groups, reference groups and networks. Social group is composed of two or more people who interact or socialize with one another, share similar interests, beliefs, and values.

Further, this topic will serve as an introduction to the discussion of cultural, social, and political institutions in the context of social norms and patterns of behaviour that relate to major social interests.

The module is about:

  • How Society is Organized

After going through this module, you are expected to:

Analyze the forms and functions of social organizations

1. Define what a social group is.

2. Differentiate primary from secondary group.

3. Compare in-groups and out—groups.

4. Identify the two types of reference groups: and

5. Appreciate the importance of social networks.


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