Social Science

Description:

Social science is the study of society and the manner in which people behave and impact on the world around us. Like the other sciences, the social sciences evolve through the interplay of the ideas and theories of academics, and the evidence that supports or refutes them. 

Students will study aspects of human life in the past, present, and future as a means to understand the complexities of life. Current issues and problems can be examined from the perspective of many different disciplines. As the outcome, students are able to use basic components of Social Science Methodology and apply knowledge learned in everyday life. Also, students will be better equipped with analytic, critical and practical skills.

As students had broad-based knowledge of the world and society, together with valuable interpretive and communication skills, students can perform well in many different career areas and have the flexibility to manage a number of career changes during the course of lives.

 
Personality Suited:
  • All-rounded

  • Analytical

  • Good communication skills

  • Inquisitive

  • Intuitive

  • Open minded

  • Organized

  • Passionate

  • Persistent

  • Self-motivated

  • Strong research skills

  • Think critically

  • Well read

  • Well travelled

Job Responsibilities:

Counselor

Help people choose and take the best course of action in a bad situation, by dealing with their emotions, usually specialise in an area such as relationships, drug addiction or family problems.

 

Main Tasks

  • Listening to and questioning clients to assess their situation. This includes encouraging clients to talk about themselves, what is happening, and what they would like happen

  • Referring clients to medical specialists where necessary.

  • Responding to clients immediately and/or after some research.

  • discussing changes that could be made, how they could be made, and the consequences of those changes.

  • Researching areas of interest.

  • Supporting clients in making decisions and taking the necessary steps to actualise these decisions.

 

 

Curator

Responsible for the content and presentation of a museum or art gallery’s collection.

 

Main Tasks

  • Carrying out research to decide on items for the collection.

  • Consulting with specialists and other staff on the exact display of items.

  • Deciding which items to add to or discard from the collection.

  • Developing the museum collection’s direction together with museum trustees.

  • Giving talks for promotional/education purposes.

  • Preparing booklets and information about displays, galleries and museums.

 

 

Historian

Study past events and people to help interpret the present.

 

Main Tasks

  • Advising curators on museum displays.

  • Deciding on or being set a topic for research.

  • Gathering data from secondary sources such as books or fieldwork.

  • Organising, analysing and interpreting data gathered.

  • Participating in archaelogical or conservation projects.

  • Presenting findings in reports, articles, programmes or at conferences.

  • Setting out the aims or objectives of the research.

  • Setting out the sources one may get research data from.

  • Teaching at a school or university.

  • Working out how one’s findings relate to traditional interpretations of the subject.

 

Political Analyst

Study governments - what they do, how they do it, what influences decisions, and others. They will also study other actors in the political arena such as prominent companies, political parties, and non-governmental groups.
 

Main Tasks

  • Acting as a critic or commentator on current political affairs.

  • Advising the media on political issues.

  • Campaigning for certain political causes such as the anti-ISA movement.

  • Determining a field of study.

  • Gathering data from secondary sources such as books or conducting fieldwork.

  • Organising, analyzing, and interpreting data gathered.

  • Publishing academic reports and articles on one’s findings.

  • Setting out the aims or objectives of the study.

  • Setting out the sources one may get research data from.

  • Writing policy papers for government departments, ministries, or Cabinet.

  • Working with NGOs and grassroots organizations.

 

 

Sociologist

Study and report on social behavior in human societies such as ethnic relations and social inequalities.

 

Main Tasks

  • Acting as a commentator on social issues such as poverty or advising the media on their findings.

  • Campaigning for certain social causes such as the plight of poor estate workers.

  • Deciding on an area of research.

  • Gathering data from secondary sources such as books or conducting fieldwork.

  • Organising, analyzing, and interpreting data gathered.

  • Publish academic reports and articles on one’s findings.

  • Setting out the aims or objectives of the study.

  • Setting out the source one may get research data from.

  • Writing policies paper for government departments, ministries, or cabinet.

  • Working with NGOs and grassroots organizations.

Working Environment:
  • Do a lot of research and get the right information before putting it in the media.
  • Stressful working environment.
  • Work is usually done in office.
  • Will be required to travel if necessary.
Employment Opportunities:
  • Counselor

  • Criminologist

  • Curator

  • Economic Analyst

  • Educator

  • Historian

  • Hospital Administrator

  • Human Relations Manager

  • Journalist

  • Political Analyst

  • Social Worker

  • Sociologist

  • Urban and Regional Planner

Sample of Subjects:
  • Anthropology

  • Biology

  • Business/Commerce

  • Economics

  • Geography

  • History

  • Mathematics

  • Philosophy

  • Political Science

  • Psychology

  • Religious Studies

  • Sociology

Description:

Social science is the study of society and the manner in which people behave and impact on the world around us. Like the other sciences, the social sciences evolve through the interplay of the ideas and theories of academics, and the evidence that supports or refutes them. 

Students will study aspects of human life in the past, present, and future as a means to understand the complexities of life. Current issues and problems can be examined from the perspective of many different disciplines. As the outcome, students are able to use basic components of Social Science Methodology and apply knowledge learned in everyday life. Also, students will be better equipped with analytic, critical and practical skills.

As students had broad-based knowledge of the world and society, together with valuable interpretive and communication skills, students can perform well in many different career areas and have the flexibility to manage a number of career changes during the course of lives.

 
Personality Suited:
  • All-rounded

  • Analytical

  • Good communication skills

  • Inquisitive

  • Intuitive

  • Open minded

  • Organized

  • Passionate

  • Persistent

  • Self-motivated

  • Strong research skills

  • Think critically

  • Well read

  • Well travelled

Job Responsibilities:

Counselor

Help people choose and take the best course of action in a bad situation, by dealing with their emotions, usually specialise in an area such as relationships, drug addiction or family problems.

 

Main Tasks

  • Listening to and questioning clients to assess their situation. This includes encouraging clients to talk about themselves, what is happening, and what they would like happen

  • Referring clients to medical specialists where necessary.

  • Responding to clients immediately and/or after some research.

  • discussing changes that could be made, how they could be made, and the consequences of those changes.

  • Researching areas of interest.

  • Supporting clients in making decisions and taking the necessary steps to actualise these decisions.

 

 

Curator

Responsible for the content and presentation of a museum or art gallery’s collection.

 

Main Tasks

  • Carrying out research to decide on items for the collection.

  • Consulting with specialists and other staff on the exact display of items.

  • Deciding which items to add to or discard from the collection.

  • Developing the museum collection’s direction together with museum trustees.

  • Giving talks for promotional/education purposes.

  • Preparing booklets and information about displays, galleries and museums.

 

 

Historian

Study past events and people to help interpret the present.

 

Main Tasks

  • Advising curators on museum displays.

  • Deciding on or being set a topic for research.

  • Gathering data from secondary sources such as books or fieldwork.

  • Organising, analysing and interpreting data gathered.

  • Participating in archaelogical or conservation projects.

  • Presenting findings in reports, articles, programmes or at conferences.

  • Setting out the aims or objectives of the research.

  • Setting out the sources one may get research data from.

  • Teaching at a school or university.

  • Working out how one’s findings relate to traditional interpretations of the subject.

 

Political Analyst

Study governments - what they do, how they do it, what influences decisions, and others. They will also study other actors in the political arena such as prominent companies, political parties, and non-governmental groups.
 

Main Tasks

  • Acting as a critic or commentator on current political affairs.

  • Advising the media on political issues.

  • Campaigning for certain political causes such as the anti-ISA movement.

  • Determining a field of study.

  • Gathering data from secondary sources such as books or conducting fieldwork.

  • Organising, analyzing, and interpreting data gathered.

  • Publishing academic reports and articles on one’s findings.

  • Setting out the aims or objectives of the study.

  • Setting out the sources one may get research data from.

  • Writing policy papers for government departments, ministries, or Cabinet.

  • Working with NGOs and grassroots organizations.

 

 

Sociologist

Study and report on social behavior in human societies such as ethnic relations and social inequalities.

 

Main Tasks

  • Acting as a commentator on social issues such as poverty or advising the media on their findings.

  • Campaigning for certain social causes such as the plight of poor estate workers.

  • Deciding on an area of research.

  • Gathering data from secondary sources such as books or conducting fieldwork.

  • Organising, analyzing, and interpreting data gathered.

  • Publish academic reports and articles on one’s findings.

  • Setting out the aims or objectives of the study.

  • Setting out the source one may get research data from.

  • Writing policies paper for government departments, ministries, or cabinet.

  • Working with NGOs and grassroots organizations.

Working Environment:
  • Do a lot of research and get the right information before putting it in the media.
  • Stressful working environment.
  • Work is usually done in office.
  • Will be required to travel if necessary.
Employment Opportunities:
  • Counselor

  • Criminologist

  • Curator

  • Economic Analyst

  • Educator

  • Historian

  • Hospital Administrator

  • Human Relations Manager

  • Journalist

  • Political Analyst

  • Social Worker

  • Sociologist

  • Urban and Regional Planner

Sample of Subjects:
  • Anthropology

  • Biology

  • Business/Commerce

  • Economics

  • Geography

  • History

  • Mathematics

  • Philosophy

  • Political Science

  • Psychology

  • Religious Studies

  • Sociology