Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6Social Studies Subjects Studying social studies helps us understand who we are. Social studies courses look at how people have lived and interacted in the past, and how we live and interact today. A wide variety of subjects fall under the heading of Social Studies. Below is a partial listing of Social Studies subjects, along with a brief description of each subject’s focus. Anthropology – the origin and behavior of man Archaeology – artifacts from past cultures Comparative Religion – world religions Criminal Justice – crime and law enforcement Economics – commerce, wealth, and money Geography – the earth’s surface History – past events Philosophy – beliefs about ourselves and our universe Political Science – government Psychology – the human mind and behavior Sociology – society and social behaviors Urban Planning – community development