Short Courses in Sociology

Sociology is a study field which deals with human social behaviour. It can be also defined as the study of the origins, organization, institutions, and development of human society. Sociology is a part of social science and aims to acquire knowledge about human social factors by performing empirical and critical analysis through qualitative and quantitative techniques, interpretative, hermeneutic and philosophic approaches. The study field looks into the factors such as deviance, social stratification, social class, culture, social mobility, law and religion and develops scientific knowledge. Sociologists try to understand the issues that influence society. Sociology students discover answers to critical questions for our society like: how is culture created? Is social equality possible?

Students enrolled in a Bachelor or Master in Sociology will develop their communication, analytical and research skills as well as their understanding of various human aspects and behaviours.

Graduates of sociology degrees usually follow one of these paths: criminal justice, human services, education, research, policy or business. Find work in diverse and versatile fields as a public relations representative, rehabilitation counsellor, journalist, advocacy expert, state agent, and many more.

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Suggested Short Courses Programmes

Food and Society Short Course Food and Society
  • Any time
  • EEA  1,135
  • International  1,135
  • 4 months

The Specialisation in Food and Society from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) proposes an interdisciplinary exploration of the role that food plays in society and the role society and culture play in shaping food choices. The way we produce and eat food has shifted rapidly over the last century, spurred on by new technologies, industrialisation, urbanization and globalisation.

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Options in Sociology Short Course Options in Sociology
  • Jun 2017
  • Jul 2017
  • National $ 2,950
  • International $ 2,950
  • Not specified

Harvard Summer School offers several open-enrollment courses, specialized in Sociology, such as ''Introduction to Sociology: Society and Culture'', ''Sociology of Art'' and ''Globalization and Global Justice''.

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Public Relations & Society Short Course Public Relations & Society
  • Jun 2017
  • EEA  3,324 per module
  • International  3,324 per module
  • Not specified

The course outlines different types, practices, and principles of public relations. It looks at some key frameworks and developments in PR theory and practice, offering a straightforward combination of theory and case studies. In an increasingly global context, it is also imperative to take into account the international and intercultural perspectives of PR.

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Options in Anthropology and Archaeology Short Course Options in Anthropology and Archaeology
  • Jun 2017
  • National $ 2,950
  • International $ 2,950
  • Not specified

Harvard Summer School offers several open-enrollment courses, specialized in Anthropology and Archaeology, such as "The Politics of Language and Identity in the Americas", "Icons: A Material History of Harvard" and "Introduction to Social Anthropology".

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SMU Visiting Student Programme Short Course SMU Visiting Student Programme
  • Any time
  • International $ 7,610 per module
  • 4 months

Expect a revolutionary time at Singapore Management University - one that stretches your intellectual abilities and offers extraordinary possibilities. Fast forward your dream and live the Singapore Management University experience! Here you can study the SMU Visiting Student Programme.

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The Great Courses

Short Course God and Mankind: Comparative Religions
  • Any time
  • National $ 15 per module
  • International $ 151 per module
  • Not specified

How do the major religions answer unanswerable questions? What can we gain from their answers? Why are we here? What is my purpose? Where do we go when we die? Will I be forgiven? Will we ever discover the source of the mystery? Each of these questions raises countless more. God and Mankind: Comparative Religions by Professor Robert Oden is an ideal starting point for gaining some progress in considering these questions. And if you've been thinking about them for a while, as so many do, you will likely discover he has many fresh insights to offer you. Professor Oden, who holds degrees in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and Theology, has taught at Harvard University and Dartmouth College over a long and exceptionally distinguished career as both teacher and college president. His lectures approach religious belief and ritual as possible answers to these most difficult and enduring questions, which have occupied humanity from the beginning.

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Diploma in Social Studies and Counselling Skills - One Year Programme (for Social Work/ Behavioural Science/ Social Science) Short Course Diploma in Social Studies and Counselling Skills - One Year Programme (for Social Work/ Behavioural Science/ Social Science)
  • Jan 2017
  • Feb 2017
  • Mar 2017
  • Apr 2017
  • May 2017
  • Aug 2016
  • Sep 2016
  • Oct 2016
  • Nov 2016
  • EEA  540 per year
  • International  540 per year
  • 12 months

The Diploma programme in Social Studies and Counselling Skills (not a master degree) is a study of human behaviour. It introduces the students to a fascinating range of subjects. The course aims to develop your interest and enthusiasm and will give your a sound basis for further studies in the Social Sciences. You will reflect on life, behaviour, culture and many more subjects (ask for our brochure) to enable you to make a positive difference in your personal and professional sphere. You will learn about counselling skills and develop interpersonal communication which is the core to all relationships.

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Short Course Development of European Civilization
  • Any time
  • National $ 109 per module
  • International $ 109 per module
  • Not specified

For anyone living in the Western world, Europe is so much more than just a varied mix of travel destinations, an inspiring example of different cultures living side by side, and a set of historical events that forever altered the history of Western civilization. Europe is, in fact, as much an idea as it is a place.

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Short Course Memory and the Human Lifespan
  • Any time
  • National $ 59 per module
  • International $ 59 per module
  • Not specified

In Memory and the Human Lifespan, Professor Steve Joordens of the University of Toronto Scarborough, who has been repeatedly honored as both teacher and researcher, leads you on a startling voyage into the human mind, explaining not only how the various aspects of your memory operate, but the impact memory has on your daily experience of life.

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University of Sussex

Short Course Social Development Across the Lifespan
  • Jun 2017
  • EEA  1,480 per module
  • International  1,480 per module
  • 1 months

This module considers the development of social skills across the lifespan, from childhood to old age. The module offers an eclectic approach to understanding social development and challenges students to integrate psychological, sociological and neurological research in developing an informed and considered opinion about why they are the way they are today.

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