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Integrated Social Sciences Program: Thematic Areas

Guide for the online Integrated Social Sciences program

Themes of Study in ISS

The ISS curriculum is organized around seven thematic areas of study. The thematic courses were designed by faculty across the social sciences and expose students to a range of social issues and theories. These are meant to be integrative and relevant to current issues of justice in varying societies and contexts. To find starting points for research in each of these themes, navigate using the tab on the left, or use the links below.

Information and Technology (IT)

Population and Movements (PM)

Conflict and Cooperation (CC)

Diversity and Global Justice (GJ)

Inequalities and Power Relations (IP)

Health and Risk (HR)

Societies and Environments (SE)



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Databases to Start With

Article databases allow you to efficiently search for published information such as magazine, journal, newspaper and scholarly journal articles. Databases can be general or discipline-specific and are purchased by the libraries so that you have unlimited access. Customize your search using search terms and filtering by publication date, source type and subject. 

For subject-specific tips on databases and journals, take a look at the list of Subject Research Guides

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