The social sciences comprise academic disciplines concerned with the study of the social life of human groups and individuals including anthropology, criminology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, social studies, and sociology.

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  • Reviews the philosophical foundations of empirical social science. The course emphasizes such topics as: the nature and uses of language with special reference to concepts of meaning, understanding, definition, and verification; theory building and casual inferences; systems theory, structural-functional theory and other empirical theories; the problem of discovery, verification, and experimental confirmation; the role of values in research and research design.