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

Disciplines and Ideas in the 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:

  • Emergence of Social Sciences
  • Defining Social Sciences as the study of society
    • Introducing the disciplines within the Social Sciences
      • Anthropology
      • Economics
      • Geography
      • History
      • Linguistics
      • Political Science
      • Psychology
      • Sociology and Demography
    • Historical context of the emergence of each discipline
  • Dominant Approaches and Ideas
  • Structural – functionalism
  • Marxism
  • Symbolic interactionism
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Rational choice
  • Institutionalism
  • Feminist theory
  • Hermeneutical phenomenology
  • Human – environment systems
  • Indigenizing the Social Sciences
  • Filipino social thinkers
  • Institute of Philippine culture’s study on Philippine values
  • Sikolohiyang Pilipino
  • Pantayong pananaw
  • Professions
  • Applications and intersections of the approaches in addressing social problems

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

  • Comparing and contrasting the various social science disciplines
  • Tracing the historical foundations and social contexts that led to the development of each
  • Analyzing social inequalities in terms of class conflict
  • Appraising the meanings that people attach to everyday forms of interaction
  • Predicting the social consequences of decision making based on scarcity
  • Evaluating the person’s personality using the core values of Sikolohiyang Pilipino
  • Critiquing dominant approaches using Filipino perspectives
  • Generating an analysis of a social phenomenon using at least two approaches from the social sciences

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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