SSC 101 SSC101 Week 1 DQ 2 Fields and Concepts in Social Science
SSC 101 Week 1 Discussion 2 Fields and Concepts in Social Science
Fields and Concepts in the Social Sciences. 1st Post Due by Day 3. Chapter 1 of your textbook provides an overview of the major subfields and concepts within the Social Sciences: anthropology, political science, economics, psychology, sociology, and history. Your post will be two paragraphs in length. In the first paragraph, select two of these subfields and identify two similarities between them. In thinking about similarities between disciplines, consider two of the following dimensions: scope, subject, methodology, goals, the definition of power, and the relationship between power and authority. Additionally, explain how and why your chosen subfields are similar along these dimensions.
In the second paragraph, using the same two subfields, identify two differences along the same dimensions: scope, subject, methodology, goals, the definition of power, and the relationship between power and authority. Again, explain how and why your chosen subfields are different along these dimensions. Be sure to provide concrete examples from the text.
Your initial post must be at least 250 words, excluding the question prompt and the references. Please cite your sources in APA format both in-text and in full reference citations at the end of the post.
Guided Response: Respond to at least two classmates’ initial posts by Day 7. In your responses, discuss how your similarities and differences compare to those of your peers. You should also ask questions to engage your peers in discussions on Social Science topics raised in the reading. Posts must be at least 75 words in length and demonstrate critical thinking, engagement with course material, and represent a meaningful attempt to engage in discourse.