The Nine Social Science Disciplines
By Jensen DG. Mañebog (© 2013)
1. Anthropology refers to the study of humans. As a social science disipilne, it examines all aspects of human life and culture. It seeks to understand human origins and adaptation, and the diversity of cultures and worldviews.
2. Economics studies the production, distribution, exchange, and consumption of goods and services. The term may also refer to the financial aspects of something, as in “the economics of managing a business.
It deals with the optimum allocation of scarce resources among its alternatives to satisfy the unlimited human wants and needs of the people. Economists study the ways individuals and groups (such as governments, firms and nations)allocate resources (including money, buildings, land, time, tools and know-how) to satisfy needs and wants.
3. Geography is the science of place. It is the social science that studies the distribution and arrangement of all elements of the earth’s surface.