Social Science

The social sciences are the fields of scholarship that study society. "Social science" is commonly used as an umbrella term to refer to a plurality of fields outside of the natural sciences. These include: anthropology, archaeology, business administration, criminology, economics, education, geography, linguistics, political science, sociology, international relations, communication, and, in some contexts, history, law, and psychology.
The term may be used, however, in the specific context of referring to the original science of society established in 19th century sociology. Émile Durkheim, Kar
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