social studies
noun plural Date: 1926 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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • social studies — social .studies n [plural] the study of people in society = ↑social science …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • social studies — noun uncount a school or college subject that includes the study of history, government, and world cultures …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • social studies — ► PLURAL NOUN (treated as sing. ) ▪ the study of human society …   English terms dictionary

  • social studies — ☆ social studies n. a course of study, esp. in elementary and secondary schools, including history, civics, geography, etc …   English World dictionary

  • social studies — noun plural : the part of a school or college curriculum concerned with the study of social relationships and the functioning of society and usually including courses in history, government, economics, civics, sociology, geography, and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • social studies — 1) N UNCOUNT In Britain, social studies is a subject that is taught in schools and colleges, and includes sociology, politics, and economics. 2) N UNCOUNT In the United States, social studies is a subject that is taught in schools, and that… …   English dictionary

  • social studies — noun The study of history, geography, civics, sociology, economics, and other social science subjects, especially in primary and secondary school …   Wiktionary

  • social studies — noun (plural) the study of people in society; social science …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • social studies — /soʊʃəl ˈstʌdiz/ (say sohshuhl studeez) plural noun social sciences, as taught in schools …   Australian English dictionary

  • social studies — a course of instruction in an elementary or secondary school comprising such subjects as history, geography, civics, etc. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

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