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Integrated Social Sciences Program: Keywords in Social Science

Guide for the online Integrated Social Sciences program

Keyword Development

Social science keywords are authoritative terminology that provide integrated analysis across disciplines, expertise and learning. Keywords can simply be terms found throughout a scholarly discourse, they may also be specific ideas, concepts and topics. For a historical and social introduction to a specific keyword, try searching a scholarly encyclopedia. As part of your ISS construction of keywords, you will want to move beyond historical understandings and contextualize the importance and significance of the keyword.

Introductory Reading on Keywords


Scholarly encyclopedias offer a thorough and basic understanding of a topic with key terminology. Encyclopedia articles can be used to understand keywords, topics and ideas through time. 

Keyword Examples