Mankind came up with the idea which became National Health Service, shaping the growth of welfare state along with providing a safety net for those needing helping hand. The social sciences are all about understanding the way humans behave and interact with each other, helping to make the society a better place to live. Social science is a major category of academic discipline, concerned with society and the relationships among individual within a society. It, in turn, has many new branches, each of which is considered a “social science”.
The main social science includes psychology, economics, law political science human geography, demography, and sociology. In the wider sense, social science also includes some fields in the humanities such as anthropology, archaeology, jurisprudence, history, and linguistics. The term is also sometimes used to refer specifically to the field of sociology, which is termed to be the original science of the society, established in the 19th century. The research of social scientists covers the full span of human behavior, from economics to education, sociology, geography, linguistics, social anthropology, psychology, social work, business, and management strategy. They perceived how society work, what is the human behaviors to change and how easily can we adapt. They studied why something tastes success and why some don’t. To understand the concept social scientists take a different approach. At times they prove and disprove something in particular other times they come up with a new idea and unexpected findings when doing basic research. It is mostly worked as an undertaking of the government of the nation.
Positivist social scientists use methods resembling those of the natural sciences as the tools for understanding society, and so define science in its stricter modern sense. Interpretive social scientist, by contrast, may use social critique or symbolic interpretation rather than constructing empirically falsifiable theories and thus treat science in its broader sense. In modern academic practice, research is often eclectic, using multiple methodologies (for instance by combining the quantitative and the qualitative techniques). The term social research has also acquired a degree of autonomy as practitioners from various disciplines shares in its aims and methods.
Social science in India has huge prospect as one of the highest grossing developing country, India needs more and more social scientist in the years to come to help solve different issues of the country right now. The teaching of social science in India starts at a very tender age. In social science, we learn about
Indian HistoryIndian history is vastly distributed in segments. Starting from class 6 till class 12 we uncover many facts and events which led us to present situation. Pre-Independence, Post-Independence, the first civilization that flourished in India, Era of Mughal Emperors, Alexander’s and other nomads western leader’s invasions. History of India also includes knowledge of the Emperors of India from “Before Christ” and “After Death” eras. The great civilization that flourished on the fertile lands of rivers, and the mighty providences under the rule of powerful kings such as Maratha king Chatra Pati Shivaji, Maurya King Ashoka, Deccan King and many more. Indian history is rich with inventions, outstanding civilized society, war, leaders, revolutionaries, visionaries, philosophers and much more. Stating from Indus valley civilization to Indo-Aryan and Vedic civilization the history of India enlighten us about the rise of different culture and religion namely Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. Powerful dynasties and emperors ruling the land, known to be the golden bird for more than 3000 years throughout the entire continent.
Indian history also has the stint of how the Muslim dominion and the growth and control during the medieval period fusing spark with Hindu powers. After the significance of trade route and India becoming the trading nation of South East Asia. After the intrusion of French and then followed by British, the colonial history of India is vast and intriguing. Along with the emperors of India fighting for independence, Indian history is full of iconic characters of the colonized society. National leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and Jawahar Lal Nehru, Bal Gangadhar Tilak etc drive the nation to its independence. Revolutionaries like Subash Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh, Chandra Shekhar Azad and much more have played a major part in the Independence too with keeping the outsiders on their tippy toes. At the end, history is full of events, national movements, leaders and their choices of people that changed the course of the time.
Indian CivicsIn simple words, civics is the study of political, theoretical and the concept of citizenship. It teaches about the right of the citizen as well as the duties and the responsibilities. Duties of the citizen include maintaining the code of conduct to each other as a political body and also to the constitution (government). Civics comprises of both the civil code and civil law. It talks about both the external and the internal affairs and current social trends. Voting, assembly, the constitution, politics and socio-economic condition of the country, Civics talks about all the topics that made the human civilized creature. It is the correct way to educate the society. The definition of civics talks about how the government and the society collaborate to form of fully functional society. Civic answer the question and what are different type’s kind of governments and how it works. Civics can be a bit boring with charts and mugging laws and constitutional rights but if taught with the motive of informing the students can have a wonderful time learning new things every day.
Civics talks about people’s participation and association with the government and the people of the society. Public relation, information on the political and non-political organization, social service and social awareness all come under social science. Social science also talks about the current day to day opinion and regulation of the government for the betterment of the standard of the people. Civics makes the students morally sound and makes them much more aware of the surrounding. Due to civics, one can know their jurisdiction and competency they possess in the eyes of law. With civics, the government can empower the rights of its citizen by encouraging practicing the rules and regulation correctly along with enlightening them about the different know-how of the current world. With this citizen of a democratic country will be sound in their judgment. National symbols and its significance are also an important topic that is educated to the student on this subject.
Geography as the name suggests talks all about the demographics of the nation. The name geography means knowledge of the earth. So the subject teaches all the components of the earth such as the atmosphere, the inhabitants, the wildlife, the agriculture, and horticulture. Along with this all about the demographics such as the number of rivers, which area is more prone to disasters, how to prepare for it and how to avoid it, where natural resources are found, where the national parks, forests, reserves etc. are. Geography also talks about what is cultivated in a given area and how to increase the productivity. GIS (geographic information system) which is the lifeline of the society tries to keep almost all the department on working condition. Geography as a subject was incorporated in the mid-1800 which was classified into four segments Earth science, Social science, Human geography, Demography and physical geography. Geography is necessary to carry out almost all the day to day struggle and is highly anticipated by several industries for the full functioning of their work. In the early stage geography as a subject is accountable for topics like cartography, subsistence, landscapes, urbanization, population, social planning, business, natural and transport and historic environment.
With promotion to the higher class, methods and theories are taught which are highly important for understanding the subject.
Social science as a whole has a huge prospect for students looking to specialize in this field; one can become a social scientist and drive the nation toward the ultimate satisfaction it deserves. The student can also be a historian, archeologist, Take part in politics, and become a member of the government for international development or International relation. One can opt for psychology, criminology, sociology; become a teacher or a professor. The opportunities are endless, unlike science and commerce students.