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Introduction to social science: general notes and subject outline.

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GENERAL INFORMATION This unit introduces students to the distinctive disciplinary perspectives of social science in theory and practice. It addresses three major themes: thinking socially (examining distinctions between natural and social sciences), the founders and foundations of social science (theory, research design and method); and the impact of social science as a force for global change (policy, planning, management and activism). Core topics and themes in the Bachelor degree are developed, highlighting available majors within the program. The unit emphasises the development of professional graduate capabilities and applied critical skills through a significant component of engaged learning. Thinking socially Founders and foundations Impact of social science for global change

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Conceptual framework (for social scientific inquiry) Methodological tools Various disciplines Understand connections between theory and research Understand the challenges of empirical research and required critical thinking Skills: use and analyse conceptual tools independent research and critical thinking Communicating ideas Professional technical and communication standards Logical and critical thinking

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