We answer the question on The Homeschool Highschool Podcast Episode 27: What Are Social Sciences? This post is running concurrently on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.
What Are Social Sciences
What are the Social Sciences and how do your teens need them on their homeschool transcripts?
Many colleges are looking for Social Sciences on the transcript. So that makes them important for homeschooling high schoolers. What are they?
Simply put: Social Sciences are the intersection of Social Studies and Sciences. Social Sciences include courses about people: human behavior, human development, societal behaviors, human interactions. But in order to be a Social Science, these course must present information that has been scientifically researched and verified.
Thus: Social and Science…together.
What are some popular Social Science courses?
- Psychology (many colleges are looking specifically for Psychology to be on the homeschool transcript)
- Human Development
- Economics (while this is often considered a Social Science, it is also a core course, so colleges that want .5 credit of Social Science will often want something above and beyond this already-required course)
- (while this is often considered a Social Science, it is also a core course, so colleges that want .5 credit of Social Science will often want something above and beyond this already-required course)
Join Kym, Sabrina and Vicki for some fun explanations on this week’s Homeschool Highschool Podcast Podcast Episode 27: What are Social Sciences?