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BRANCHES OF SOCIAL

SCIENCES

Economics

Most advanced of all social science


Studies the production, distribution and
consumption of goods and services.
Wealth constitutes the central problem of
economics
Studies man as a person who accumulate and
dispose wealth.
Derived from the Greek word oikos- family,
household or estate and nomos custom or
law and hence means management of the
house or state.

Political Science

Science of state and government


theory and practice of politics
analysis of political systems and political
behavior.
relationships underlying political events and
conditions

Psychology

Psychology is the science[1] of mind and


behavior
For many practitioners, one goal of applied
psychology is to benefit society.
In this field, a professional practitioner or
researcher is called a psychologist
Psychologists explore such concepts as
perception, cognition, attention, emotion,
phenomenology, motivation, brain functioning,
personality, behavior, and interpersonal
relationships.

History

History (from Greek - historia,


meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by
investigation") is the study of the human past.
History can also mean the period of time after
writing was invented.
Scholars who write about history are called
historians.
It is a field of research which uses a narrative
to examine and analyse the sequence of
events,

Philosophy

Philosophy is the study of general and


fundamental problems, such as those
connected with existence, knowledge, values,
reason, mind, and language.
It is distinguished from other ways of
addressing such problems by its critical,
generally systematic approach and its reliance
on rational argument.
The word "philosophy" comes from the Greek
(philosophia), which literally means
"love of wisdom

Ethics or moral philosophy", is concerned


primarily with the question of the best way to
live, and secondarily, concerning the question
of whether this question can be answered. The
main branches of ethics are meta-ethics,
normative ethics, and applied ethics.

Sociology

Derived from the Greek word socios and


logos
Socios means companion and logos means
knowledge
Sociology is the study of individuals, their
social action, social relation and social
interaction.
Studies different age groups like children,
adolescents, teenage, women, elderly, people
of various profession

Anthropology

Scientific study of the orgin , behaviour and the


physical, social and cultural development of
humans
Study of man
Uses participant observation.

Archeology

Archeology is the scientific study of past


human culture and behavior, from the origins
of humans to the present.
Archaeology studies past human behavior
through the examination of material remains
of previous human societies.
These remains include the fossils (preserved
bones) of humans, food remains, the ruins of
buildings, and human artifactsitems such as
tools, pottery, and jewelry.
From their studies, archaeologists attempt to
reconstruct past ways of life.

Law

Law is a system of rules and guidelines,


usually enforced through a set of institutions.
It shapes politics, economics and society in
numerous ways and serves as a social
mediator of relations between people.

Criminology

Criminology (from Latin crimen, "accusation";


and Greek -logia) is the scientific study of the
nature, extent, causes, and control of criminal
behavior in both the individual and in society.

Education

Art of pedagogy- art of teaching and learning


it involves mastering the art of disseminating
knowledge, balanced judgment and creating
responsible citizens through the process of allround education.

Linguistics

Linguistics is a branch of social sciences that


deals with cognitive and social aspects of
human languages.
Conventionally, linguistics is divided into four
major areas, which are syntax, semantics,
phonetics and phonology