Studies in Human Society
Studies in Human Society is the study of the past and present behaviour of humans and their interaction, social organisation and geographical distribution.
The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of collective behaviour, social and cultural processes and systems, the techniques and procedures of research design and analysis, and history and its relation to the current condition of society.
Courses in Studies in Human Society develop skills in:
- analysing the impact of historical events on past and contemporary society
- authenticating, evaluating and interpreting anthropological data
- compiling historical data from primary and secondary sources, and interviews
- evaluating and interpreting cultural, demographic and sociological data
- identifying, authenticating, analysing and evaluating material artefacts
- researching aspects of societies using a variety of social research methods
This field comprises the following detailed fields:
- Human Geography
- Indigenous Studies
- Gender Specific Studies
- Studies in Human Society, n.e.c.
- Psychology. This is included in Behavioural Science.
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