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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Next - Generation Sequencing Short Course Next - Generation Sequencing
  • Jun 2017
  • EEA € 140 per module
  • International € 1,303 per module
  • 5 days

The Next - Generation Sequencing course from Aarhus University will start with an overview of current NGS technologies and directions in which these are currently progressing. Methods for assembling genomes from NGS data using either a reference genome or de novo assembly will be presented together with some emphasis on assessing NGS data quality (Quality control, accuracy of base calling).

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Developing Social Housing Projects Short Course Developing Social Housing Projects
  • Any time
  • EEA € 2,750 per module
  • International € 2,750 per module
  • 21 days

One of the characteristics of developing countries is fast growing cities and the lack of affordable and adequate housing. This Developing Social Housing Projects course is offered by the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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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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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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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 2017
  • Sep 2017
  • 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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VU Amsterdam

Short Course Syriac Chrisitanity in Context
  • Jul 2017
  • EEA € 500 per module
  • International € 500 per module
  • 5 days

Syriac Christianity is one of the best-kept secrets of the Christian tradition, one more often than not ignored in curricula and textbooks. Recently, however, given the political developments in Syria, this particular branch of Christianity has become highly relevant. In short, the Syriac Chrisitanity in Context course at VU University Amsterdam gives you a rare opportunity to study the complex interrelationship between tradition, identity formation and interpretation, past and present, within a fascinating faith community.

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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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National University of Singapore (NUS)

Short Course NUSRI Summer Program
  • Jun 2017
  • International € 4,000 per semester
  • 1 months

NUSRI offers 4-6 week summer programmes in Suzhou for undergraduate and postgraduate students from Singapore and overseas in June and December every year. Participating students will have the opportunity to attend courses delivered by NUS faculties. Through classroom lectures, discussions and outside-classroom reading/ research, students will pursue knowledge with their chosen academic foci. A range of cultural activities and industry visits will be at students’ choice to deepen their comprehensive understanding of the economy and culture in Asia, in particular the rising China.

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