Individuals and Societies

Group 3: Individuals and Societies

The following subjects are available:

All of these subjects may be studied at Higher Level (HL) or Standard Level (SL); *(ESS only at SL).


Studying any one of these subjects provides for the development of a critical appreciation of:

  • Human experience and behaviour
  • The varieties of physical, economic and social environments that people inhabit
  • The history of social and cultural institutions.


In addition, each subject is designed to foster in students the capacity to identify, to analyse critically and to evaluate theories, concepts and arguments relating to the nature and activities of individuals and societies.