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Social Sciences: Description and Student Learning Outcomes

Social Sciences

Social Science studies human society and behaviors, cause and effect, and limited resources encountered by consumers within a society.  In Social Science, students will demonstrate an understanding of human behavior, historical events, cultural and societal differences, consumer behavior, and the inter-workings of an economy.  Courses in this category provide students with learning experiences that include analyzing and interpreting data and evaluating society.

Describe human society and behaviors to gain an ecological perspective.

Compare cultural and societal trends to gain an ecological perspective.

Social Sciences

The Rasmussen University Online Library has a lot of different ways for you to find sources for your research. Check out our video series for more information about getting the most out of the online library, including information about:

Beginning a research project can be overwhelming! Consider following these steps to get your research assignment rolling!

Library Databases: Social Sciences

Start your search for articles using the library databases linked below:


eBook Databases: Social Sciences

Access ebooks on your topic by searching the databases linked below:

Selections from our eBook Collection

Video Databases: Social Sciences

Build an APA Tool Kit

  • Watch APA Quick Start for an overview of the APA citation style 
  • Download a copy of the pre-formatted APA paper template to use for all of your APA assignment. 
  • Print out a copy of the APA Sample Paper to use as a model for you APA assignments.
  • Use the APA Paper Checklist as you review your paper before submitting for a grade.
  • Consider making an appointment with an APA tutor for assistance with this citation style.
  • Create an account in NoodleTools and use it to create your References list.
  • Consult the APA Guide to find answers to your APA questions, then bookmark it for easy access.


Use Writing Resources for a Polished Paper

RasMuse Student Anthology



Find previous issues and submission instructions in the RasMuse Student Anthology Guide.