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What Are "Social Sciences?"

 

Have you ever wondered what the "Social Sciences" really are?  What does it even mean?  Most of the time students will take US History, World History, Economics, and American Government.  But there is a whole world of other social sciences you can explore!

My brother in law is a teacher at a public high school.  He taught "The History of Baseball" as a social studies class.  (He also taught "Sport Communications" as an English course.)  When I was in public high school, I took a social science class called "Polynesian History."  My teacher loved going to Hawaii, so he developed a course about Hawaii and Polynesia.  

Some of the social sciences that I have seen include all the different kinds of history:

  • World History

  • US History

  • Russian History

  • (Any other country or people History)


All kinds of government courses:

  • Comparative Government

  • US Government

  • Civics


All the different kinds of Economics courses:

  • Economics (the regular stuff) 

  • Microeconomics

  • Macroeconomics

  • Marketing

  • Business Economics


Geography:

  • Political Geography

  • Physical Geography


Human behavior courses including:

  • Psychology

  • Sociology

  • Women's Studies

  • Comparative Cultures

  • Anthropology


With social sciences that are a bit "off the beaten track" you can also put them in the electives category.  You don't have to list specialized classes in their major topic, you can call them electives instead.  That makes it easier if you don't know exactly what category a course should be under.

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Guest - J W on Thursday, 21 May 2009 18:06

Horses and Popular Culture is definitely social science, right? :-) Lately my darling daughter has been studying everything from horsey folktales from around the world to Roy Rogers and Trigger. One book about horses used in films and TV has two chapters devoted to the animal welfare movement - definitely social science there too!

Horses and Popular Culture is definitely social science, right? :-) Lately my darling daughter has been studying everything from horsey folktales from around the world to Roy Rogers and Trigger. One book about horses used in films and TV has two chapters devoted to the animal welfare movement - definitely social science there too!
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