SCSI_204 - Introduction to the Social Sciences Social...

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1 Introduction to the Social Sciences Social Science 204 Revolutions
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2 Social Science and its methods I. Social Science is the scientific study of forces which guide people and institutions in their actions A. Social B. Cultural C. Psychological D. Economic E. Political II. Scientific Knowledge is gained through the systematic collection of knowledge and its interpretation A. It is NOT the mere collecting of facts. B. It is not the application of unconsciously acquired knowledge C. It is very different from revealed knowledge or wisdom, or belief.
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3 Social Science and its Methods III.Social scientific knowledge is critical for improving the human condition, but must be gathered in the same way that other scientific information is gathered. A. Because all human societies and cultures are related and inter- dependent. 1. We need to gather knowledge about all of the major aspects. B. To do this we break, social science down into separate fields. C. To understand how the separate fields have developed. We need to study the history of how these fields developed. 1. The text contrasts the development of fields from the sixth century B.C. through the development of universities 2. And contrasts this development with what the future might hold.
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