Natural and Applied Sciences
1. How does job loss provide a social commentary through the natural and applied sciences?
2. In what ways can science help resolve or enhance job loss?
(i.e. evidence of physical health issues caused by unemployment)
Natural and applied sciences lens
– The natural sciences include fields such as biology, chemistry, and physics, while the applied sciences include STEM
-related fields such as mathematics and technology. Together these fields explore the questions and curiosities humans have been pondering for ages, and scientists often develop questions and use a scientific process—the scientific method—to describe, predict, and observe the natural world.
1. How does job loss interact with the social sciences lens and impact social issues?
2. In what ways does the social science lens help articulate a deeper understanding of the social issue(s) that inform job loss?
(i.e. what psychologists have found and sociologists have studied that would find gender/racial groups impacted differently by job loss)
Social Science lens- Subjects included in this lens are psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, and geography. Studying society, culture, and human relationships will lead us to an understanding of how people live and how to improve our lives. Social scientists use a variety of methods to arrive at conclusions within this lens, such as interviews, participant-observation, and primary and secondary sources. This lens can intersect with the other lenses.