Why is it important to study geography?
There are many factors that contribute to the every changing boundaries of each country. The study of world geography is more about the causes of these changes, namely war, famine, environmental and societal pressures upon people. It is important to study geography to recognize the fluctuations that create new and different countries each day.
What is Sociology?
Sociology is the study of human interaction. The origins of law, collective action and the creation of societal structure.
Napoleon is credited with the phrase: "What is history but a fable agreed upon?" Why is it important to remember this when studying history?
History is often said to be written by the victors. When studying history, it is important to look at every event from the angle of each involved. The only way to truly understand in depth the social, economic and future implications of any point in history is to examine not just the written word, but also the human condition that lead to that point. The "fable" Napoleon describes is just one account of history, narrow and very often biased.