Social Inquiry (SI) courses focus on probing question that are of social nature; for example pertaining to social arrangements, human behavior, and forms of social, political, and economic organization.
Human beings are social animals. To understand human behavior and exercise responsible citizenship, you'll need tools that allow you to explore and study the behaviors and propensities at the root of society as well as the ways in which those behaviors and propensities vary accross space, time, and individual circumstance.
You might gain knowledge in the SI by taking courses in history, or in the systematic sciences of human behavior and cognition (e.g., psychology, linguistics). Or you might take courses in political science, sociology, economics, and anthropology.
You’ll find many courses that will allow you to explore Social Inquiry, but here are some:
- Aids, Literacy, and Land
- CAPITALS: How Cities Shape Cultures, States, and People
- Introduction to Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
- Media, Culture, and Society
- Technology and National Security
- The American West
- Understanding the Welfare System
- World History of Science