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Social Science Basics - Chapter Summary
Learn how history, anthropology, sociology, psychology and archaeology are all related by exploring the detailed lessons in this chapter. All the information featured in this chapter is presented in a way that is easy to understand and to the point. This format will help keep you interested in the subject while also retaining the concepts covered. Among the topics discussed in these lessons are:
- Growth and early trends of the social sciences
- Combining theories to interpret the past
- Interdisciplinary relationships between social sciences
- Encountering diverse perspectives when analyzing historical issues
After carefully considering the concepts presented in each lesson, gauge your retention and understanding by utilizing the brief multiple-choice quizzes. These quizzes and the more thorough chapter exam help you review key points from the lessons while also identifying areas you may need to further review. If you need additional clarification on any of the topics or come across any questions, instructors are available via email.
1. Social Science is Born: History, Anthropology, Sociology and Archaeology
In this lesson, we will explore the birth, growth, and early trends of some of the social sciences, including history, archaeology, anthropology, and sociology, during the 19th century.
2. How Are the Social Sciences Related?
What does archaeology have to do with economics? How about psychology with linguistics? Let's have a look at what the social sciences have in common and how they relate to one another.
3. How Historical Theories Affect Interpretations of the Past
Unlike scientists looking for a theory of everything, historians know that there are many different theories to explain the past. This lesson shows how different theories work together to help provide historians with the best view possible.
4. Evaluating Major Historical Issues & Events From Diverse Perspectives
Ever watched a football game with someone who was cheering for the other team and disagreed on the validity of a call? Then you've encountered the same problem historians find with diverse perspectives.
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- Social Science Inquiry & Research
- Historical Text & Information Analysis
- Early Civilizations & Cultures
- Contributions & History of Ancient Greece
- Rise of the Roman Republic
- Development of Religions
- Islamic Culture
- Fall of the Roman Empire
- Ancient China
- Early Civilizations in the Americas
- Feudalism in Europe & the Early Middle Ages
- Renaissance & Reformation
- European Expansion (1450-1750)
- Scientific & Political Revolutions Since 1700
- European Imperialism
- Settling North America & the Colonies
- Events & Leaders of the American Revolution
- Early Evolution of American Government
- 19th Century American Expansion & Reform
- The American Civil War
- After the Civil War: Reconstruction
- American Industrialization of the Late 19th Century
- American Imperialism
- A World at War - WWI
- 1920s America
- America and the Great Depression
- Significant Events of World War II
- Post-WWII World Cultures & Politics (1946-1959)
- Developments & Movements Since 1945
- Events & Presidents During the Cold War (1950-1973)
- Michigan History
- Basic Geography Concepts
- Effects of Humans on the Environment
- Human Systems & Culture
- Geography of the Eastern Hemisphere
- Geography of the Western Hemisphere
- Impact of Politics on Geography
- Inter-Continental Organizations
- International Treaties, Agreements & Organizations
- Government & Political Systems
- Important Speeches & Documents in US History
- US Government, Political Process & Citizenship
- History of Political Parties in the U.S.
- US Policy Making
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