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Senior High School Specialized Subject: Disciplines and Ideas in the Applied Social Sciences

Disciplines and Ideas in the Applied Social Sciences is one of the specialized subjects under the Academic career track and the HUMSS learning strand. Some examples of the things that you will learn from taking this subject include:


  • Course Introduction (Applied Social Sciences)
    • Definition of social sciences
    • Definition of applied social sciences
  • Counseling
  • The Discipline of Counseling, Social Work, Communication, and Journalism
    • Definitions
    • Goals
    • Scope
    • Core values
    • Principles
  • Professionals in Counseling, Social Work, Communication, and Journalism
    • Roles, functions, and competencies
    • Areas of specialization and career opportunities of counselors
    • Rights, responsibilities, accountabilities, and Code of Ethics
  • Clientele and Audiences
    • Characteristics and needs of various types of clientele and audiences
    • Individuals
    • Groups and organizations
    • Communities
  • Settings, Processes, Methods, and Tools
    • Settings
    • Government
    • Private sector
    • Civil society
    • Schools
    • Community
  • Communication media channels
    • Mass media
    • New media and social media
    • Telecommunications
  • Importance of Social Sciences
  • Functions of Applied Social Sciences
    • Self-development
    • Persuasion
    • Art and entertainment
    • News and information
    • Organizing advocacy and mobilization
    • Education
    • Socialization
  • Effects of Applied Social Sciences processes
    • Awareness and knowledge
    • Attitude and value change
    • Behavioral change
    • Structural change

While studying, you will also be asked to demonstrate what you have learned by participating in class activities that may include the following:

  • Identifying specific work areas in which counselors work
  • Identifying career opportunities for counselors
  • Identifying career opportunities for communicators and journalists
  • Identifying career opportunities for social workers
  • Demonstrating comprehension of the principles of counseling
  • Distinguishing between ethical and unethical behaviors among counselors
  • Illustrating the different processes and methods involved in undertaking counseling
  • Showing an understanding of the roles and functions of social workers
  • Demonstrating comprehension of the principles of communication
  • Describing the elements and levels of the communication processes
  • Distinguishing the appropriate communication media channel(s) to use in different settings and situations
  • Analyzing the effects of applied social sciences processes on individuals, groups, and society
  • Evaluating the effects of certain programs on knowledge, attitude, and behavior of individuals, groups, and society
  • Synthesizing the learning from the course and its applications to the learner

These examples only cover the scope of the specialized subjects under the Academic track and HUMSS learning strand. For the scope of the core and contextualized subjects under the senior high school curriculum, please refer to their respective lists.

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