What is the purpose of the Social Science 1A course?
To understand how social sciences depict/contribute to the understanding of social problems.
What is the definition of social science?
study of human beings and their social world (living with fellow humans)
What are the various social sciences?
anthropology, psychology, political science, economics, sociology, geography
What are the different ways of obtaining knowledge and answering questions?
- science - common sense - authority - tradition/religion - logic/reasoning
Columbia Accident (NASA)
The representative of NASA used common sense to describe the accident --> ignored that the foam is the cause of the accident. Physical culture (foam) vs. root cause (NASA culture - broken safety culture)
Who is Francis Bacon?
- Father of Modern Science (scientist) - Scientific Method - separated science from church - uses induction logic - anti-theorist