What is social science?

  • (noun): The branch of science that studies society and the relationships of individual within a society.

Social Science

Social science refers to the academic disciplines concerned with society and human behavior. "Social science" is commonly used as an umbrella term to refer to anthropology, archaeology, criminology, economics, education, history, linguistics, communication studies, political science, international relations, sociology, human geography, and psychology, and includes elements of other fields as well, such as law, cultural studies, environmental studies, and social work.

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Social Science - Education and Degrees
... Most universities offer degrees in social science fields ... The Bachelor of Social Science is a degree targeted at the social sciences in particular ... It is often more flexible and in-depth than other degrees which include social science subjects ...
Stein Rokkan Prize For Comparative Social Science Research
... The Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research is an academic honour awarded by the International Social Science Council (ISSC), the University of Bergen ... "very substantial and original contributions in comparative social science research" ...
List Of Punahou School Alumni - Other Leading Educators and Researchers - Social Science
... honorary LLD from Mills College, Toward a Science of Mankind and Secret of Culture, spouse of Indian Affairs Commissioner John Collier (reformer) (scholar.google best ~ 116) '31*(?) Paul Linebarger, a.k.a ... Cordwainer Smith — Instructor in Government at Harvard, Professor of Political Science at Duke and Johns Hopkins, fifteen books of science fiction, five nonfiction works including ... best ~ 23) '63 Christine Hamilton Rossell (UCLA) — Endowed Professor of Political Science, Boston University, five books including School ...

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