Division of Social Science

Division of Social Science offers 7 courses based on National Chinese Curriculum Standards, C3 (College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards) and Advanced Placement (AP), two of which are AP certified. 


Division of Social Science will be centered on 「making a black or white decision with one's grayscale cognition」. We firmly believe that there are many sides to every event, so we need to perceive it from a grayscale perspective. As decision-makers, we need to have an adequate knowledge foundation. We appeal that rationality trumps impulses.

SOSC3002: Business Project

This course covers the key elements of entrepreneurship, human resource management, finance and accounting, marketing, and operation management. By exploring six basic concepts (change, culture, ethics, globalization, innovation, and strategy), learners will have a comprehensive understanding of today's complex and dynamic business environment. Learners will learn corporate management theories, some relevant tools, and skills through case analysis.

SOSC3003: Social Psychology Project

In this course, we will focus on understanding 「people's feelings, thoughts and behaviors in the social environment」, which is also the main research direction of social psychology. We will use the theories and findings of social psychology to understand daily social scenes. Learners will produce an exploration report that will study and apply persuasive elements to promote social change in the MSA community.

SOSC3004: Psychoanalysis Project

In this course, the teacher will use the basic theoretical framework of psychoanalysis to introduce the topic of "self-analysis" to learners. A human being can measure all things; a person's heart can measure a world. This course is suitable for learners who are interested in psychology and want to apply psychological knowledge to their own lives. In this course, we will also do a research project that aims to better help other learners in the community.

SOSC3005: Journalism Project

Today, the world created by the media is more diverse and complex than at any time in history. This course will train learners to have critical thinking to look at different media, understand how to evaluate a work, understand the deep meaning behind it and the values it represents, and enable learners to understand the skills of information dissemination and support their ability to operate in practice. Finally, learners will comprehensively improve their media literacy and make their own audio story programs.

SOSC3006: Geography Project

Focusing on the theme of "where are the lost items?", this geography course will expose learners to experiencing how to solve the problem of lost items in Moonshot Academy from a geographical perspective with a view to making the community a better place.

ECON5003: AP Economics

This course will contain both micro and macroeconomics. Microeconomics introduces concepts and analysis, supply and demand analysis, theories of the firm and individual behavior, competition and monopoly, and welfare economics. Learners cultivate their understanding of the principles that apply to the functions of individual economic decision-makers by using principles and models to describe economic situations and predict and explain outcomes with graphs, charts, and data as they explore concepts like scarcity and markets, costs, benefits, and marginal analysis, production choices and behavior, and market inefficiency and public policy.

 

Macroeconomics emphasizes economic principles applied to the economy as a whole and includes an analysis of basic economic concepts revolving around scarcity, measurement of economic performance, national income and price determination, the financial sector, inflation, unemployment, and stabilization policies, economic growth and productivity, and international trade and finance.

PSYC5001: AP Psychology

This course prepares learners in taking AP Psychology and/or college-level courses and conducting researches in psychology. 

 

In the fall semester, we will explore concepts in clinical psychology, developmental psychology, neuroscience, learning, memory, and more. You will learn to understand, interpret and predict human behavior by applying theories and concepts in psychology. What is 「abnormal」? Are people inherently good or evil? What happens in our brain when we learn new things? Why do humans hurt each other? By the end of the semester, you will unravel a case of your interest acting as a hyrid warrior of detective, theorist and science communicator, and design a plan to improve the everyday life of yourself or people in your community.

 

In the spring semester, we will dive deeper into more basic processes of human behavior, covering the full range of topics from the history of psychology, cognition, biological bases of behaviors, sensation and perception. Why do we have visual illusions? What happens in our body when we interact with the world? Why do we dream? How to lie with statistics? More importantly, you will learn about how scientists discover truths about human functioning through experiments and research. You will also be guided through designing, implementing, analyzing and interpreting your own study and data on a topic of your choice.