Branches of Social Sciences. Anthropology: The holistic “science of man” Archeology: Study of “prehistory” cultures/societies through artifacts, remains, etc. Physical Anthropology: also called biological anthro . Studies human development ie . Study of primates, early hominids, etc.
Anthropology: The holistic “science of man”
Archeology: Study of “prehistory” cultures/societies through artifacts, remains, etc.
Physical Anthropology: also called biological anthro. Studies human development ie. Study of primates, early hominids, etc.
Cultural Anthropology: The study of culture and cultural change.
“Prehistory” Eras or Ages
Physical Geography: examines the natural environment and how the climate, vegetation & life, soil, water, and landforms are produced and interact. http://encarta.msn.com/map_701511747/china.html
Human Geography: focuses largely on the built environment and how space is created, viewed and managed by humans as well as the influence humans have on the space they occupy.
the study of behavior and mental processes.
Economics: A social science that seeks to analyze and describe the production, distribution, and consumption of wealth.
History: History is the continuous, systematic narrative and research of past events as relating to the human species; as well as the study of all events in time, in relation to humanity.
Sociology: the study of society and human social action. It generally concerns itself with the social rules and processes that bind and separate people not only as individuals, but as members of associations, groups, communities and institutions, and includes the examination of the organization and development of human social life.
Religious studies:The academic field of multi-disciplinary, SECULAR study of religious beliefs, behaviors, and institutions. It describes, compares, interprets, and explains religion, emphasizing systematic, historically-based, and cross-cultural perspectives.
While theology attempts to understand the intentions of a supernatural force (such as deities), religious studies tries to study human religious behavior and belief from outside any particular religious viewpoint. Religious studies draws upon multiple disciplines and their methodologies including anthropology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and history of religion.
Scientific method refers to a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge. To be termed scientific, a method of inquiry must be based on gathering observable, empirical and measurableevidence subject to specific principles of reasoning. A scientific method consists of the collection of data through observation and experimentation, and the formulation and testing of hypotheses.
(plural form of datum) A collection of pieces of information, generally taking the form of numbers, text, bits, or facts.
A fact (derived from the Latin Factum) is something that has really occurred or is actually the case. The usual test for a statement of fact is verifiability that is whether it can be shown to correspond to experience. Standard reference works are often used to check facts. Scientific facts are verified by repeatable experiments.
Is the act or process of deriving logical conclusions from premises known or assumed to be true.
From the Greek word hypothesis meaning assumption or the basis of an argument, a hypothesis is a proposal intended to explain certain observations or phenomenon. In science, hypotheses represent the basis of scientific research, which is pursued to objectively determine whether or not a hypothesis is correct.
How would you describe this culture? Is it a “just” society? Is this an “evil” practice?
What are your thoughts on this country?
Scenario 3: Rhino PoachingThe Rhino International Foundation puts the East's one-horned rhino species at about 2,800, the Sumatran rhino at 200, and the Javan species at a tragic 40 to 50.
If these were your children, would you Poach a Rhino for it’s horns?“…Zambian slum dwellers and subsistence farmers, who make less than 25 kwacha (about $1.50) a day, can make as much as 8000 kwacha (approximately $500) for each horn brought back to the middlemen who bankroll the operation.” (http://www1.american.edu/TED/rhinoblk.htm)