Social science is an academic discipline concerned with society and the relationships among individuals within a society. It includes anthropology, economics,
political science, psychology and sociology. In a wider sense, it may often include some fields in the humanities such as archaeology, history, law, and linguistics.
The term may however be used in the specific context of referring to the original science of society, established in the 19th century, sociology. Émile Durkheim,
Karl Marx and Max Weber are typically cited as the principal architects of modern social science by this definition.