Social Sciences, Sociology & Anthropology

Open Courseware and Resources (Social Sciences (general), Sociology, Anthropology)

- Social Sciences: group of academic disciplines that study human aspects of the world (Wikipedia).
- Sociology: scientific study of society, including patterns of social relationships, social interaction, and culture (Wikipedia).
- Anthropology: study of humanity, has origins in the natural sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences (Wikipedia).

Kinship and Social Organization (Interactive Tutorial)

kin fundamentals, systems of descent, terminology, marriage systems, residence rules, ethnographic examples, figures, glossary, FAQ

Understanding Dyslexia

how our image of normality affects the way we as a society define such conditions, how important it is to integrate the different psychological accounts of dyslexia to provide a full explanation of potential causes and strategies for remediation

Substance Abuse and the Family

focuses on families with members who are substance abusers, and the ways in which these families function, explores the methods and resources available for helping such families

Social Psychology

interpersonal and group dynamics, considers how the thoughts, feelings, and actions of individuals are influenced by (and influence) the beliefs, values, and practices of large and small groups

Gender, Sexuality, and Society

seeks to examine how people experience gender, sexuality in a variety of historical and cultural contexts, how gender and sexuality relate to other categories of social identity and difference, assess media and other popular representations of gender roles and stereotypes, sense of the diversity of human social practices and beliefs in the United States and around the world

Communication, Technology and Policy

Technological change, explores the social and policy implications of the digitisation of Australian (and international) telecommunications and broadcasting, Specific policy and technology themes and debates illustrate the choices facing the information society, examines media discourses of communication technology

The Anthropology of Computing

examines computers anthropologically as meaningful tools revealing social & cultural orders that produce them, classic texts in computer science, works analyzing links between machines & culture, early computation theory & capitalist manufacturing: cybernetics and WWII operations research, readings

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