Specific areas of study - synonyms or related words
the study of the nature of beauty, especially in arts such as painting and architecture
the study of crops and the types of soil they grow in
ancient history noun
the study of the people and way of life that existed a very long time ago, especially in Greece or Rome
the study of human societies, customs, and beliefs. Someone who studies anthropology is called an anthropologist.
applied linguistics noun
the study of language for its practical uses, for example in teaching or speech therapy
the study of ancient societies, done by looking at tools, bones, buildings, and other things from that time that have been found
painting, drawing, and sculpture as subjects you study
the study of the way that goods and services are produced and sold and the way money is managed
the study of ancient Egypt and its culture, history, and language, as shown by the buildings and objects that still exist. A student of Egyptology is called an Egyptologist.
the study of the way that furniture, equipment etc can be designed so that it is easy and comfortable to use and produces the most benefits and the best working or living conditions for the user
an area of theology relating to what will happen at the end of the world
the study of the future, including how people will live, work, and communicate. Someone who studies the future in this way is called a futurologist.
the study of how the economies of the world’s nations affect each other
music the study of the structure of musical chords and of the relationships between them
the study of the events of the past
formal the study of law
the area of knowledge or study dealing with systems of rules and the way that they work
the study of the form and meaning of words
media studies noun
the study of newspapers, television, advertising etc and their influence on society as an educational subject: can be followed by a singular or plural verb
the part of philosophy that involves the study of ideas about life, existence, and other things that are not part of the physical world
the study of minerals. Someone who studies minerals is called a mineralogist.
biology the study of the form and structure of living things
linguistics the study of how words are formed in a language
the study of the history of the Earth using fossils (=ancient plants, bones, shells etc preserved in rocks)
the study of the shape of someone’s head, believed in the past to be a way of finding out about their character
political geography noun
the study of the way the world is divided up into countries rather than the way it is marked by natural things such as rivers, mountains etc
the study of how people gain and use political power
the period of time before written history, or the study of this period
the study of the way in which people communicate through signs and symbols. Someone who studies this is called a semiotician.
the study of language and how it is influenced by such things as class and regional differences and whether it is being used by a man or a woman
the scientific study of society, the way that it is organized, and the way that people behave in relation to each other