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social studies

noun plural

: a course of study that deals with human relationships and the way society works

Full Definition of SOCIAL STUDIES

:  a part of a school or college curriculum concerned with the study of social relationships and the functioning of society and usually made up of courses in history, government, economics, civics, sociology, geography, and anthropology

First Known Use of SOCIAL STUDIES

1926

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis
SOCIAL STUDIES Defined for Kids

social studies

noun plural

Definition of SOCIAL STUDIES for Kids

:  the studies (as civics, history, and geography) that deal with human relationships and the way society works

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