Short Courses in Social Sciences

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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Harvard University Cambridge, United States 1 1
Stanford University Stanford, United States 2 5
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, United States 3 13
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, United States 4 2
Columbia University New York City, United States 5 12
University of Wisconsin Madison Madison, United States 6 6
New York University New York City, United States 7 15
Pennsylvania State University University Park, United States 8 101
Princeton University Princeton, United States 9 10
University of California, Irvine (UCI) Irvine, United States 10 -
Cornell University Ithaca, United States 11 20
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, United States 12 23
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Los Angeles, United States 13 11
The Ohio State University Columbus, United States 14 101
University of Oxford Oxford, United Kingdom 15 3
Indiana University Bloomington Bloomington, United States 16 51
University of Texas at Austin Austin, United States 17 43
University of Washington Seattle, United States 18 51
University of Chicago Chicago, United States 19 7
Duke University Durham, United States 20 34
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, United States 21 51
Yale University New Haven, United States 22 8
University of Minnesota Twin Cities Minneapolis, United States 23 -
Northwestern University Evanston, United States 24 51
University of Toronto Toronto, Canada 25 17
University of Southern California Los Angeles, United States 26 151
University of Maryland College Park, United States 27 51
University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst Center, United States 28 151
Arizona State University Tempe Junction, United States 29 101
University of Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands 30 14
London School of Economics and Political Science London, United Kingdom 31 4
Michigan State University East Lansing, United States 32 101
Utrecht University Utrecht, Netherlands 33 51
University of Notre Dame South Bend, United States 34 51
University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, United States 35 101
Purdue University West Lafayette, United States 36 251
The University of Iowa Iowa City, United States 36 251
The University of Manchester Manchester, United Kingdom 38 21
McGill University Montréal, Canada 39 35
Stockholm University Stockholm, Sweden 39 49
Brown University Providence, United States 41 40
University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada 42 40
University of Cambridge Cambridge, United Kingdom 43 8
Washington State University Pullman, United States 44 251
University of Connecticut Storrs, United States 45 -
Emory University Atlanta, United States 46 201
University at Albany Albany, United States 47 151
University of Utah Salt Lake City, United States 48 -
The University of Edinburgh Edinburgh, United Kingdom 49 19
University of Groningen Groningen, Netherlands 50 51
Aarhus University Aarhus, Denmark 51 -
Boston University Boston, United States 51 51
Cardiff University Cardiff, United Kingdom 51 101
Dartmouth College Hanover, United States 51 -
Florida State University Tallahassee, United States 51 151
National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) Moscow, Russia 51 51
Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 51 151
University of Georgia Athens, United States 51 -
University of Queensland Brisbane, Australia 51 37
University College London (UCL) London, United Kingdom 51 -
University of Arizona Tucson, United States 51 -
University of Bristol Bristol, United Kingdom 51 51
University of California, Davis Davis, United States 51 151
University of Colorado at Boulder Boulder, United States 51 151
University of Copenhagen Copenhagen, Denmark 51 42
University of Helsinki Helsinki, Finland 51 51
University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, United States 51 -
University of Kentucky Lexington, United States 51 -
University of Oregon Eugene, United States 51 251
University of Oslo Oslo, Norway 51 51
University of Southampton Southampton, United Kingdom 51 201
University of Virginia Charlottesville, United States 51 201
University of Warwick Coventry, United Kingdom 51 44
University of York York, United Kingdom 51 101
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands 51 101
Bar Ilan University Ramat Gan, Israel 76 -
Bielefeld University Bielefeld, Germany 76 51
Brigham Young University Provo, United States 76 -
City, University of London London, United Kingdom 76 251
Durham University Durham, United Kingdom 76 51
Erasmus University Rotterdam Rotterdam, Netherlands 76 151
King's College London London, United Kingdom 76 -
KU Leuven Leuven, Belgium 76 51
Monash University Melbourne, Australia 76 30
National University of Singapore Singapore, Singapore 76 15
Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 76 151
Rice University Houston, United States 76 -
Temple University Philadelphia, United States 76 -
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 76 33
Melbourne Business School Melbourne, Australia 76 28
University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia 76 51
University of Sheffield Sheffield, United Kingdom 76 101
University of California, Riverside Riverside, United States 76 -
University of Haifa Haifa, Israel 76 -
University of Leeds Leeds, United Kingdom 76 51
University of Mannheim Mannheim, Germany 76 51
University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia, United States 76 -
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, United States 76 -
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, United States 76 201
University of Sydney Sydney, Australia 76 23
Australian National University Canberra, Australia - 18
The University of Tokyo Tokyo, Japan - 22
Freie Universität Berlin Berlin Steglitz, Germany - 25
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge, United States - 25
Peking University Beijing, China - 27
Humboldt University Berlin Berlin, Germany - 28
The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) - 31
Seoul National University Seoul, South Korea - 32
National Autonomous University of Mexico Mexico City, Mexico - 36
Goldsmiths, University of London London, United Kingdom - 37
University of Essex Colchester, United Kingdom - 37
Sciences Po Paris, France - 44
Lancaster University Lancaster, United Kingdom - 46
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile Santiago, Chile - 47
University of Buenos Aires Buenos Aires, Argentina - 47
University of Auckland Auckland, New Zealand - 50
City University of Hong Kong Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR) - 101
Deakin University  Burwood, Australia - 101
Fudan University Shanghai, China - 101
University of Göttingen Göttingen, Germany - 101
Georgetown University Washington, D. C., United States - 101
Ghent University Gent, Belgium - 101
Institute for European Studies - Universite Libre de Bruxelles Brussels, Belgium - 101
McMaster University Hamilton, Canada - 101
Nanyang Technological University Singapore, Singapore - 101
The Open University UK Undergraduate Programmes Milton Keynes, United Kingdom - 101
Osaka University Osaka-shi, Japan - 101
Queen's University Kingston, Canada - 101
Queensland University of Technology Brisbane, Australia - 101
Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands - 101
Sapienza University of Rome Roma, Italy - 101
Sungkyunkwan University Seoul, South Korea - 101
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Jerusalem, Israel - 101
The University of Western Australia Perth, Australia - 101
Tohoku University Sendai-shi, Japan - 101
Universidad Complutense de Madrid Madrid, Spain - 101
UCLouvain Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium - 101
University College Dublin Dublin, Ireland - 101
University of Adelaide Adelaide, Australia - 101
University of Alberta Edmonton, Canada - 101
University of Barcelona Barcelona, Spain - 101
University of Bath Bath, United Kingdom - 101
University of Bremen Bremen, Germany - 101
University of Canterbury Christchurch, New Zealand - 101
University of Cape Town Cape Town, South Africa - 101
University of Cologne Köln, Germany - 101
University of Florence Florence, Italy - 101
University of Glasgow Glasgow, United Kingdom - 101
Heidelberg University Heidelberg, Germany - 101
University of Kent Canterbury, United Kingdom - 101
University of Konstanz Konstanz, Germany - 101
University of Lausanne Lausanne, Switzerland - 101
University of Minnesota Minneapolis, United States - 101
University of Trento Trento, Italy - 101
Victoria University of Wellington Wellington, New Zealand - 101
York University Toronto, Canada - 101
Aalborg University Aalborg, Denmark - 151
Birkbeck, University of London London, United Kingdom - 151
Carleton University Ottawa, Canada - 151
Copenhagen Business School (CBS) Copenhagen, Denmark - 151
Ecole normale supérieure (ENS) Paris, France - 151
Federal University of Minas Gerais Belo Oriente, Brazil - 151
Flinders University Adelaide, Australia - 151
Griffith University Southport, Australia - 151
Hanyang University Seoul, South Korea - 151
Keio University International Center Tokyo, Japan - 151
Linköping University Linköping, Sweden - 151
Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) Moscow, Russia - 151
Macquarie University Sydney, Australia - 151
Rutgers University New Brunswick, United States - 151
Saint-Petersburg State University Saint Petersburg, Russia - 151
SOAS University of London London, United Kingdom - 151
The New School New York City, United States - 151
University of Waikato Hamilton, New Zealand - 151
University Sains Malaysia George Town, Malaysia - 151
University of Brasil Brasília, Brazil - 151
University of California, San Francisco San Francisco, United States - 151
University of Geneva Genève, Switzerland - 151
University of Hamburg Hamburg, Germany - 151
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Urbana, United States - 151
University of Leicester Leicester, United Kingdom - 151
University of Malaya Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 151
University of Nottingham Nottingham, United Kingdom - 151
University of Otago Dunedin, New Zealand - 151
University of Ottawa Ottawa, Canada - 151
University of Santiago de Chile Santiago, Chile - 151
University of South Australia Adelaide, Australia - 151
University of Surrey Guildford, United Kingdom - 151
University of the Andes Bogotá, Colombia - 151
University of Warsaw Warsaw, Poland - 151
University of Waterloo Waterloo, Canada - 151
University of Western Ontario London, Canada - 151
University of Zurich Zürich (Kreis 1), Switzerland - 151
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) Brussels, Belgium - 151
Autonomous University of Madrid Alcobendas, Spain - 201
Beijing Normal University Beijing, China - 201
Boston College Newton, United States - 201
Chung-Ang University Seoul, South Korea - 201
Dalhousie University Halifax, Canada - 201
Diego Portales University Santiago, Chile - 201
École Normale Supérieure de Lyon Lyon, France - 201
Ewha Womans University Seoul, South Korea - 201
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Porto Alegre, Brazil - 201
Friedrich Schiller University Jena Jena, Germany - 201
George Washington University Washington, D. C., United States - 201
Keele University Keele, United Kingdom - 201
Loughborough University Loughborough, United Kingdom - 201
Massey University Palmerston North, New Zealand - 201
Nagoya University Nagoya, Japan - 201
National University of Ireland, Galway Galway, Ireland - 201
University of Paris Paris, France - 201
Pompeu Fabra University Barcelona, Spain - 201
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 201
Renmin University of China Beijing, China - 201
Simon Fraser University Burnaby, Canada - 201
Tallinn University Tallinn, Estonia - 201
Texas A&M University College Station, United States - 201
The University of Exeter Exeter, United Kingdom - 201
Tilburg University Tilburg, Netherlands - 201
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Mexico City, Mexico - 201
Universidad Nacional de Colombia Bogotá, Colombia - 201
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Kampung Baru Subang, Malaysia - 201
University of Antwerp Antwerpen, Belgium - 201
University of Bergen Bergen, Norway - 201
University of Bern Bern, Switzerland - 201
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, United States - 201
University of East Anglia Norwich, United Kingdom - 201
University of Lisbon Lisbon, Portugal - 201
University of Milano - Bicocca Milano, Italy - 201
University of Padua Padua, Italy - 201
University of Quebec Québec, Canada - 201
University of Tasmania Hobart, Australia - 201
University of the Philippines Diliman Bagong Pagasa, Philippines - 201
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg Johannesburg, South Africa - 201
University of Turin Turin, Italy - 201
University of Tsukuba Tsukuba, Japan - 201
University of Twente (UT) Enschede, Netherlands - 201
University of Wollongong Wollongong, Australia - 201
University Paris Nanterre Nanterre, France - 201
Vanderbilt University Nashville, United States - 201
American University Washington DC Washington, D. C., United States - 251
Carlos III University of Madrid Madrid, Spain - 251
Charles University Prague, Czech Republic - 251
Fundação Getulio Vargas Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 251
Iowa State University Ames, United States - 251
Jagiellonian University Kraków, Poland - 251
Karl-Franzens University of Graz Graz, Austria - 251
Karolinska Institute Stockholm, Sweden - 251
Kingston University London Borough of Sutton, United Kingdom - 251
Kobe University Kobe, Japan - 251
Kyung Hee University Seoul, South Korea - 251
Laval University Ottawa, Canada - 251
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine London, United Kingdom - 251
Mahidol University Bang Yai, Thailand - 251
Murdoch University Applecross, Australia - 251
National Chengchi University Taipei, Taiwan - 251
National University of Córdoba Córdoba, Argentina - 251
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Trondheim, Norway - 251
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Jamundí, Colombia - 251
Sogang University Seoul, South Korea - 251
Technical University of Munich München, Germany - 251
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) - 251
The University of New Mexico Albuquerque, United States - 251
Tor Vergata University of Rome Roma, Italy - 251
Trinity College Dublin Dublin, Ireland - 251
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milano, Italy - 251
University College Cork Cork, Ireland - 251
University of Aberdeen Aberdeen, United Kingdom - 251
University of Basel Basel, Switzerland - 251
University of Calgary Calgary, Canada - 251
University of California, Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, United States - 251
University of Florida Gainesville, United States - 251
University of Freiburg Freiburg, Germany - 251
University of Jyväskylä Jyväskylä, Finland - 251
University of Limerick Limerick, Ireland - 251
University of Liverpool Liverpool, United Kingdom - 251
University of Porto Porto, Portugal - 251
University of Pretoria Pretoria, South Africa - 251
University of Tampere Tampere, Finland - 251
University of Tübingen Tübingen, Germany - 251
University of Turku Turku, Finland - 251
University Putra Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 251
Autonomous University of Barcelona Barcelona, Spain - 51
Bologna Business School Bologna, Italy - 51
Central European University (CEU) Vienna, Austria - 51
European University Institute Florence, Italy - 51
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, United States - 51
Korea University Seoul, South Korea - 51
Kyoto University Kyoto, Japan - 51
La Trobe University Melbourne, Australia - 51
Leiden University Leiden, Netherlands - 51
Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich München, Germany - 51
Lund University Lund, Sweden - 51
National Taiwan University Taipei, Taiwan - 51
The City University of New York New York City, United States - 51
Tsinghua University Beijing, China - 51
UNICAMP - University of Campinas Campinas, Brazil - 51
Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) Paris, France - 51
Frankfurt University of Applied Science Frankfurt am Main, Germany - 51
University of Birmingham Birmingham, United Kingdom - 51
University of California, Irvine Extension Irvine, United States - 51
University of California, San Diego San Diego, United States - 51
University of Chile Santiago, Chile - 51
University of Gothenburg Göteborg, Sweden - 51
University of Montreal Montréal, Canada - 51
University of Newcastle Newcastle, Australia - 51
University of Sao Paulo São Paulo, Brazil - 51
University of Sussex Brighton, United Kingdom - 51
University of Vienna Vienna, Austria - 51
Uppsala University Uppsala, Sweden - 51
Waseda University Tokyo, Japan - 51
Western Sydney University Sydney, Australia - 51
Yonsei University Seoul, South Korea - 51
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