General Studies: What you need to know

A basic outline of what you need to know for General Studies. Colour-coded, green=scientific, yellow=social, pink=cultural, red=making connections (the other sections will help for the making connections exam).

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  • General Studies: What You Need To Know
    • Why is science important to humanity?
      • The Earth and the Universe
      • Is medicine science?
      • What is the world made of?
    • How does science help us progress?
      • Science and change
      • Energy and civilisation
      • Climate Change
    • Understanding of scientific methods, principles, criteria and their application
      • What is scientific method?
      • Why are we superstitious?
      • Why is genetics impotant to us all?
    • Moral responsibility: the social, ethical and environmental implications of scientific discoveries and technological development
      • Weapons of mass destruction
      • Playing at God
      • Cosmetic surgery
    • Mathematical reasoning and its application
      • Sudden infant deaths
      • Measles, mumps and rubella
      • Population growth
    • Relationship between technology, science, culture and ideology
      • Computers and culture
      • Technology and globalisation
      • Science, technology and transport
    • Studying Society
      • Culture and socialisation
      • Ideologies, equality and discrimination
      • Social and natural sciences
    • Citizenship, community and democracy
      • Rights and responsibilities
      • Political parties
      • Voting and elections
    • Public policy in the UK
      • Government at work in the UK
      • The UK and Europe in a global environment
      • The case for the welfare state
    • Law, culture and ethics
      • Rights, deviance and morality
      • Courts, judges, justice and the rule of law
      • Crime and punishment
    • Changing society
      • Society on the move
      • Social change - problems and pressures
      • The end of the 'traditional' family?
      • Production and consumption in the UK
      • Work and leisure in the UK
      • Interdependence and the global economy
    • The nature and importance of culture
      • Culture as art
      • Judging cultures
    • Beliefs, values and moral reasoning
      • Beliefs and moral values
      • Contemporary moral issues
      • The basis of moral reasoning
    • Making Connections
      • Human agression
      • Tensions in UK society
      • Space exploration
      • Causes and consequences of climate change
      • Migration flows - why are so many people on the move?
      • Urban and rural - a Britain more divided than ever?
      • Multiculturalism
      • The energy debate
      • Equal opportunities for all?
      • Art as empowerment
      • The impact of advertising
      • Free trade, fair trade and internationalism
      • How does history represent events and reputations?
      • Aren't developments in science and technology more important them spending money on historic buildings, ballet and the opera?
    • Religious Beliefs
      • The major world religions
      • The importance of religious belief
      • Religion and conflict
    • Media and communication
      • The nature of the media
      • The power and influence of the media
      • Ownership and control of the media
    • Creativity and innovation
      • The nature of creativity and innovation
      • Creativity and the role of artists
      • The development of artistic style
    • Aesthetic evaluation
      • Aesthetic criteria
      • Subjective approaches to the arts

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