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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How We Learn Short Course How We Learn
  • Any time
  • National $ 214 per module
  • International $ 214 per module
  • Not specified

Learning is a lifelong adventure. It starts in your mother's womb, accelerates to high speed in infancy and childhood, and continues through every age, whether you're actively engaged in mastering a new skill, intuitively discovering an unfamiliar place, or just sleeping, which is fundamental to helping you consolidate and hold on to what you've learned. You are truly born to learn around the clock.

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Introduction Into Quantitative Biology Certificate Introduction Into Quantitative Biology
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 150 per module
  • International € 150 per module
  • 5 days

Discoveries in the biological sciences increasingly require combining sophisticated technologies, quantitative measurements, and theoretical approaches such as bioinformatics, mathematical modelling and computer simulations. Hence, modern Life Sciences research faces the challenge to integrate different scientific disciplines and foster collaborative projects between biologists, chemists, physicists, computer scientists and mathematicians to make biology a quantitative natural science discipline. This Introduction Into Quantitative Biology course gives you a one week introduction into the approaches and research questions in this modern field of “quantitative biology” from Utrecht Summer School. We aim at students having completed a bachelor program in any of the sciences with a genuine interest in interdisciplinary work.

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Science in the 20th Century: A Social-Intellectual Survey Short Course Science in the 20th Century: A Social-Intellectual Survey
  • Any time
  • National $ 199 per year
  • International $ 199 per year
  • Not specified

As the 19th century drew to a close, the age-old quest to understand the physical world appeared to be complete except for a few minor details. "It seems probable that most of the grand underlying principles have been firmly established," said Albert Michelson, the first American scientist to win a Nobel Prize.

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Options in Anthropology and Archaeology Short Course Options in Anthropology and Archaeology
  • Jun 2016
  • 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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Public Relations & Society Short Course Public Relations & Society
  • Jun 2016
  • 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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How Ideas Spread Short Course How Ideas Spread
  • Any time
  • National $ 39 per module
  • International $ 39 per module
  • Not specified

What makes one novel a bestseller, while a similar work languishes unnoticed? Why are the same few baby names suddenly everywhere? Why is everyone at work talking about that same viral video?

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Introduction to Sociology Short Course Introduction to Sociology
  • Jun 2016
  • EEA £ 1,480 per module
  • International £ 1,480 per module
  • 1 months

This module is designed to introduce international students to sociology. Sociology focuses on the systematic study of human societies, particularly modern industrial societies, by exploring social interaction, social structures and social change. Sociology as an academic discipline has its roots in attempts to understand the profound social, economic and political changes associated with industrialisation, initially in Europe and later in North America and other parts of the world.

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Options in Sociology Short Course Options in Sociology
  • Jun 2016
  • Jul 2016
  • 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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Historical Demography: Reconstructing Life Course Dynamics Certificate Historical Demography: Reconstructing Life Course Dynamics
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 600 per module
  • International € 600 per module
  • 10 days

The programme Historical Demography: Reconstructing Life Course Dynamics at the Radboud University Nijmegen - Summer School is intended for MA and PhD students who are motivated to make use of life course data in their own research. Lecturers will be drawn from both KU Leuven, Belgium, and from the Radboud University Nijmegen; both universities are strong international leaders in the field of historical demography and have a long experience in working with longitudinal demographic databases.

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Gender: a Core Concept in Society and Science Certificate Gender: a Core Concept in Society and Science
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 525 per module
  • International € 525 per module
  • 5 days

The Department of Sociology and the Institute for Gender Studies at Radboud University host leading research on gender inequality and dynamics. The course Gender: a Core Concept in Society and Science is based on Radboud University’s state-of-the-art research and provides an advanced introduction to gender in social science in a intensive one-week programme. The course will be team-taught by nine faculty members from a range of disciplinary perspectives.

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Social Development Across the Lifespan Short Course Social Development Across the Lifespan
  • Jun 2016
  • 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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Syriac Chrisitanity in Context Short Course Syriac Chrisitanity in Context
  • Jul 2016
  • 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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