MariaLeonChavezSCS200AppliedSocialSciences 2

Module One Question 1 Do you have any healthy habits? What role have culture and environment played in the healthy or unhealthy habits that you have formed? I believe I have fairly healthy eating habits. I am Hispanic, and a lot of the food we eat tend to be high in fat and high in carbohydrates. I avoid eating tortillas if I eat rice, or vice versa, and I also like to cook with little oil. I also like to incorporate a variety of fruits and vegetables into our foods, either in traditional dishes, or making up my own. Even though I love my cultures food, I enjoy trying new things that are not traditional to me. Module One Question 2 Choose a society from the map. Within that society, characterize one of the social science principles we identified in this learning block. As a reminder, the social science principles we focus on in this course are: social roles, social institutions, social norms, and beliefs and values. For example, what is a social role that exists in Okinawa? Who occupies this role? In Okinawa, the women are held to a higher standard. They are considered the respected spiritual leaders of the family and they often organize events and gatherings. Most families live close to each other, providing a tight knit community. Module One Question 3 Provide an example of the environment influencing the population in an area of increased longevity. Then provide an example of the population in that area influencing its environment. In the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica, the water is filtered through limestone, providing lots of minerals to the water itself and to the fruits and vegetables. This food is rich in vitamins and provides all the nutrition to the people that reside here. By providing the necessary nutrition, people don't overindulge in food, and are leaner and healthier. Module One Question 4 Think about factors affecting your lifestyle in comparison to the areas of increased longevity. Characterize two social science principles in your day-to-day life. Use the two principles that you did not describe in response to the earlier question. For example, you could describe some social norms in your day-to-day life.
Some factors that affect my lifestyle is the constant driving from one place to another. In San Diego, I live on the north side of the county and I work on the south side. I constantly drive 40 minutes to over I hr, each way from home to work and back. In other countries, Ike Sardinia, they walk so much, for work and leisure. Here at home, just going to the grocery store is a 15 minute drive. I wish the community I lived in was more accessible by foot, this way it would be easier to be physically active Module One Question 5 From a social science perspective, what are three factors that shape your day-to-day life? For example, you could describe some factors that influence your social interactions, your access to certain foods, your day-to-day activities, the pace of life in your area, etc. The constant driving in my community affect my ability to be more physically active. I spend at least 2 hours a day driving. Our access to healthier food can be limited sometimes. You have to travel to weekly farmers markets for organic veggies and fruits at decent prices compared to the things you buy in stores. And overall the fast paced life we have, its constant work, school, and the struggle to survive in such an expensive city. It's a great place to live and raise your family, but the cost-of living is absurd, which just adds a lot of stress to a person. Module One Question 6 Identify two social science issues related to war. Forced migration is a social science subject connected to conflict since many people escape during wars. Another social science concern associated with war is an elevated mortality rate as a result of the number of persons who die in battle. Module One Question 7 Identify two social science issues related to education. Bullying is a social science problem related to education since many students are bullied at some point in their life. Another social science subject related to education is stress. Many students and teachers experience anxiety and overwhelm when striving to keep up with their workload and meet deadlines
Module One Question 8 Recall: what are the five social institutions that we are examining in this course? 1. Family 2. Religion 3. Government 4. Economy 5. Education Module One Question 9 Identify the social institutions discussed in this reading about India. The social institutions currently going through a cultural change in India are government, education, religion, and family. Module One Question 10 Choose one of the five social institutions. Describe some of the factors that have influenced this social institution in India. Religion has influenced greatly in India. The established people that were living there had their own beliefs, but when the Europeans came to colonize, there were different beliefs brought with them. The clash of these two created and imbalance amongst the people of India and thus the caste system was placed. Each person should know where they come from and where they will be, where they will live, what they can consume. Module One Question 11 Use the reading about social institutions in India to identify two social science issues that could be researched further.
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