A major category of academic disciplines, concerned with society and the relationships among individuals within a society.
The social sciences include, but are not limited to:
The study of the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of Earth.
The study of the past as it is described in written documents.
The study of systems of governance, and the analysis of political activities, political thoughts, and political behaviour.
The study of behavior and mind, including conscious and unconscious phenomena, as well as thought.
The study of society, including patterns of social relationships, social interaction, and culture.
Sustainability is a concept that first emerged out of ecology to address the capacity of biological systems to remain diverse and productive over time.