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Social sciences span many fields, including psychology, sociology, political science, and anthropology. The social sciences use scientific approaches to study social phenomenon. Whether you choose to pursue a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, doctoral degree, or simply take a class for personal enrichment, there are many course options available.

What is a course in social sciences? Regardless of the specific field of study, students who take a course in social sciences can expect to focus on the scientific method and theory. Most courses in the social sciences are research based, building knowledge from established theories and pushing the boundaries of what is already known through additional research. Courses in social science vary widely depending on the field. Students interested in psychology can expect to take courses in developmental, clinical, social, and cognitive psychology. Sociology courses focus on social groups and interactions. Those studying anthropology explore the holistic human experience, including the cultural, economic, and historical components of a society.

Students who take a course in one of the social sciences gain a deeper understanding of the social and cultural constructs that make up human experience. Because studying social sciences teaches the scientific method, it also offers a foundation for conducting future research.

Social sciences courses vary widely in cost, depending on the specific field of study, the university, and the country. To learn more about the costs of courses, explore programs and fields that you are most interested in.

The job prospects for those studying social sciences are as wide-ranging as the fields themselves. From social worker to anthropologist, there are opportunities for a variety of occupations. Some students choose to pursue a PhD and then either teach, conduct research, or enter into private practice. Others earn a bachelor’s degree and then enter careers in mental health, education, or politics. With coursework in social sciences, students are prepared to work in a variety of people-centered occupations.

Whatever your area of interest, there are courses in social sciences available. Whether you are a busy professional hoping to take a single course or someone considering a full-time program, you’ll find courses tailored to fit any schedule. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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Law with Business Psychology

The University of Law
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom London

Our Law with Business Psychology* is a three year qualifying law degree. The course focuses on key legal topics and related skills in Business Psychology. [+]

Best Course Studies in Social Sciences 2017. Law with Business Psychology Our Law with Business Psychology* is a three year qualifying law degree. The course focuses on key legal topics and related skills in Business Psychology. The law modules are predominantly delivered by professionally qualified lawyers with a high level of face-to-face tuition. The course has a practical focus, with real-world application of the law and business psychology. Employability is integrated into the course to give you the academic knowledge and key transferable skills which are in demand by today’s employers. This course is ideal for students looking to pursue a career in the legal sector and understand how psychological theory can impact key business functions and help you better understand the behaviours of individuals and groups. *Subject to approval Course Requirements Maths and English Language GCSE grade A-C, or Grade 4 equivalent Plus BBB at GCE A level or equivalent, excluding General Studies, or equivalent qualification. International Students must have one of the following: * IELTS (academic): Overall band score of 6.5 with no one component below 6.0 * ISE III (Trinity College London): Pass in all four components * Pearsons (academic): Score of 58 with no one component below 50 * Cambridge English: First Certificate, Advanced and Proficiency (tests taken from January 2015): Overall 176 with no one component below 169 * Cambridge English First Certificate (test taken before January 2015): Pass at Grade A and Exceptional in all four components * Cambridge English Advanced (test taken before... [-]

CULTURAL CLASS

Beijing International Chinese College
Campus Full time September 2017 China Beijing

Chinese Culture is wide and rich. We have many different kinds of chinese cultural class, all given by very professional teacher.These classes can be taught in group or One-on-One: Calligraphy/Chinese Knots [+]

Chinese Culture is wide and rich. We have many different kinds of chinese cultural class, all given by very professional teacher.These classes can be taught in group or One-on-One: Calligraphy/Chinese Knots /Chinese Paper-cutting/Chinese painting/Chinese folk music/Taiji Class and so on." 5 lessons 1200rmb 10 lessons 2000rmb [-]

Course: The Jamaican Cultural Immersion Programme

University of the Commonwealth Caribbean
Campus Full time 2 weeks May 2018 Jamaica Kingston

This programme is a two (2) week long, three (3) credit offering which explores the Jamaican culture through an intensive (on-campus) study and field experience. [+]

Best Course Studies in Social Sciences 2017. Course: The Jamaican Cultural Immersion Programme This programme is a two (2) week long, three (3) credit offering which explores the Jamaican culture through an intensive (on-campus) study and field experience. Topics include overviews of the linguistic, historical, geographical, socio-political, economic, and artistic expressions of the country. [-]

Study Year Abroad

Chichester College
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Pulborough Chichester + 1 more

More than just a language course, the Study Year Abroad allows you to study academic subjects alongside UK students. Duration: 1, 2, or 3 terms.This course is the perfect opportunity to have a gap year experience in the UK. [+]

More than just a language course, the Study Year Abroad allows you to study academic subjects alongside UK students. Duration: 1, 2, or 3 terms. This course is the perfect opportunity to have a gap year experience in the UK. You can study A-Level or vocational subjects with UK students and improve your language skills with international students in General English classes. Academic Study Year Choose from 10 different subject pairs B2 English is required for entry Study two subjects with UK A-Level students and study English with other international students The programme is designed to develop your academic subject knowledge and improve your English. It also allows a full UK study abroad experience Choose the pair of subjects that best suit your interests and we will prepare your study timetable - spaces are limited, so please apply early Vocational Study Year Choose from 11 different subject areas B1 English is required for entry Study a skills-based vocational course with UK students and study English with other international students Choose your favourite course from the vocational subject areas above and we will prepare your study timetable [-]

Integrated Social Science Inquiry: Pilgrim and Puritans and the founding of America

American College of Norway
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Norway Moss

In this course we focus on Pilgrims and Puritans, the principal protagonists of Colonial America. [+]

Best Course Studies in Social Sciences 2017. Please be aware, you must enroll as a full time student at The American College of Norway and that means that you must study 5 of our courses (Totaling 15 credit). We will communicate with you to discuss which of our other courses you would like to include. In this course we focus on Pilgrims and Puritans, the principal protagonists of Colonial America. We trace their beginnings in England, follow them as they settle in the Netherlands, and further on to their move to New England and the establishment of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. We will examine the ethos of Puritanism and discuss their influence in the creation of the United States of America. An optional compliment of this course will be a visit to Amsterdam and Leiden in the Netherlands where the Pilgrim Fathers settled before moving to the New World. [-]

Semester in Iceland

Bifröst University
Campus Full time July 2017 Iceland Borgarnes

A semester in Iceland is an option for free mover students who are not from one of the partner universities of Bifröst University and would like to stay in Iceland for study and adventure. [+]

Welcome to the Adventurous Bifröst University in Iceland Get surrounded by glaciers, volcanoes, midnight sun, lakes, waterfalls and a nature that is irresistible for hiking. A Semester in Iceland is an option for free mover students who are not from one of the partner universities of Bifröst University and would like to stay in Iceland for study and adventure. The program offers an opportunity to study at an ambitious and dynamic university, located in a truly unique environment. Bifröst University is located in the valley ´Norðurárdalur´ in Borgarfjörður, approx. 100 Km from Reykjavik. It nests in the magnificent and strikingly beautiful lava, offering endless opportunities to experience unspoiled nature at its best. On campus, students will find a minimarket, cafe/bar, gym, soccer field, basketball hoops, laundrette, ATM and a kindergarten. Courses Students can choose to participate in 1-5 courses. The tuition fee is as follows: 1 course 95.000 ISK (700 €) 2 courses 190.000 ISK (1.400 €) 3 courses 236.000 ISK (1.750 €) 4 courses or more 315.000 ISK (2.300 €) Examples of Courses in English Intercultural Communication Negotiation and Sales Management European Company Law Conflict and Peace Studies Classical Political Thought Economic Growth and Development Icelandic Language and Culture Leadership Institutional Economics Environmental and Resource Economics Innovation and Entrepreneurship International Business Business Ethics Philosophy of Science Arctic Politics International Politics Housing On-campus housing will be arranged for all international students. A single room in student apartments is allotted to students (with private bath and shared kitchen). The monthly accommodation... [-]

International Community - Based Research

FSD - Foundation for Sustainable Development
Campus Full time 9 - 52 weeks September 2017 Bolivia Cochabamba Uganda Kampala Kenya Nairobi Argentina Buenos Aires India Udaipur Nicaragua Managua + 10 more

FSD Research Internships allow participants to engage with FSD community partners in researching local issues and developing potential solutions. With community-based participatory research, the research question is defined and findings are analyzed together with the community. [+]

Best Course Studies in Social Sciences 2017. FSD Research Internships allow participants to engage with FSD community partners in researching local issues and developing potential solutions. With community-based participatory research, the research question is defined and findings are analyzed together with the community. The goal is knowledge creation which serves to inform community action. Research Internships have a strong emphasis on community-based participatory research in order to ensure the researchers work side by side with community members. What is Community-Based Participatory Research? Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is a framework or approach for conducting research that is characterized by the relationships between the communities and researchers. This type of research is collaborative and requires partnership development, cooperation, negotiation, flexibility, and commitment to addressing local issues. CBPR works to accomplish objectives and development through empowerment and ownership. OVERVIEW All FSD Research Internships begin months before an intern's arrival. FSD site teams work with our community partners to help them identify research priorities and develop a community-based research proposal. Research interns can apply to conduct research one of these research proposals alongside one of our community partners who have agreed to host interns. Upon acceptance to the internship program, research interns are encouraged to conduct background research about the issue they will be investigating in-country as well as study participatory research methods that might be useful. When interns arrive in the field, FSD local site teams will lead an in-country orientation, providing each intern with invaluable guidance and insight that will help them... [-]

Semester Abroad Program

Ukrainian Catholic University
Campus Full time 12 weeks September 2017 Ukraine Lviv

Semester Abroad Program is one of the UCU’s study projects offered in English for an international audience. It introduces young intellectuals different cultural backgrounds of Ukrainian heritage within the larger Central-Eastern European context. [+]

Semester Abroad Program is one of the UCU’s study projects offered in English for an international audience. It introduces young intellectuals different cultural backgrounds of Ukrainian heritage within the larger Central-Eastern European context. Our program is designed to help you discover different facets of Ukraine, including its history, culture, theology, identity, political and social life, its contemporary issues and development. The high academic level of our program is ensured by a team of distinguished Ukrainian scholars and researchers from different disciplines communicating their academic achievements and analyses in a number of specially designed courses unparalleled in any other academic program. Their contributions will provide students with an essential overview of the topics offered. Diverse fields of humanities are represented in our program, from cultural studies and art to history, politics, economy and theology. Thematic variety of courses enables students to select from among different disciplinary directions according to their academic interests. As a result, a wide panoramic vision of Ukrainian reality is offered from the viewpoint of various academic disciplines. The Ukrainian environment will facilitate better understanding “from the inside” the theoretical issues discussed and pondered at lectures. Ukrainian language learning offers an additional possibility to more closely approach Ukrainian culture. Living in a modern university campus and having the possibility to communicate with other students, both Ukrainian and international, will help participants to gain first-hand knowledge and personal experience of a surrounding reality. The Semester Abroad program in Ukrainian Catholic University comprises two main academic focuses: Ukrainian language courses... [-]

Ukrainian Spring Program

School of Ukrainian Language and Culture - Ukrainian Catholic University
Campus Full time 2 - 3 weeks May 2018 Ukraine Lviv

The three-week course “UKRAINIAN SPRING” will provide you with an intensive study of the Ukrainian language and diverse cultural program. [+]

Best Course Studies in Social Sciences 2017. Welcome to our intensive Ukrainian Spring Program, spend your time at Ukrainian Catholic University! Program description The three-week course “UKRAINIAN SPRING” will provide you with an intensive study of the Ukrainian language and diverse cultural program. The course includes: 60 hours of lessons in the Ukrainian language with native Ukrainian teachers (in small groups from 3 to 7 people), 15 hours of individual tutoring, 18 hours of interactive classes or guest lessons and 45 hours of cultural programming. In this course you will also have an opportunity to take part in excursion tours throughout the city and Lviv region. During the program we arrange several meetings with famous people (historians, politicians, musicians). These unique meetings provide the opportunity for you to learn more about social and cultural context of Ukraine. You will receive a graded certificate stating the course type, course dates, level of Ukrainian and number of (ECTS) credits earned. The Ukrainian Catholic University is a fully accredited institution by the Ministry of Education of Ukraine. All the (ECTS) credits you will get here can be easily transferred to North American, Australian and European universities using the ECTS system. Attendance is compulsory for credited students. You will be awarded credits if you have an attendance record of more than 75% of the program. In total, if you are a credited student, you will receive 8 ECTS credits for participation in this program. Group Levels: You can be enrolled in the program with... [-]

Dublin - Irish Studies

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters September 2017 Ireland Dublin

In this program, you learn about Irish culture through courses in the humanities and social sciences that focus on themes of tradition, change, and identity in modern Ireland. Writing and literature courses tap into the rich artistic history of Ireland, and you may also choose to participate in an internship or service learning placement to complement your classroom learning. [+]

Overview Rich in culture and pride, modern Dublin is a vibrant city with more than half of its population under the age of 25. This colorful, cosmopolitan city is home to a world-class art scene and is known for its literature and famous writers, such as George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, and Samuel Beckett. In this program, you learn about Irish culture through courses in the humanities and social sciences that focus on themes of tradition, change, and identity in modern Ireland. Writing and literature courses tap into the rich artistic history of Ireland, and you may also choose to participate in an internship or service learning placement to complement your classroom learning. Dublin will also be your classroom. Explore the city’s well-known landmarks such as the River Liffey, St. Stephen’s Green, the Dublin Castle, and the Garden of Remembrance. Everything you do is part of your learning experience that helps you complete the picture of what Ireland has been through–and where it’s going. We want you to feel at home in Dublin, so we do everything we can to help you integrate into life in the city, from internships to cultural activities. Our orientation introduces you to this beautiful capital and helps you get to know your classmates and our staff. After you’ve created a home base, field trips introduce you to other regions of the country to help you make the most out of your study abroad experience. Quick Facts Center: IES Abroad Dublin City: Dublin Country: Ireland... [-]

GAP YEAR & SEMESTER COURSES

Outward Bound Costa Rica
Campus Full time 65 - 85 days February 2018 Costa Rica San José

Our gap year and semester offerings allow students to learn and master new skills as they venture on challenging expeditions outside of the traditional classroom. [+]

Best Course Studies in Social Sciences 2017. Our gap year and semester courses are ideal for college students and recent high school graduates looking to test their tenacity and cultivate their personal leadership style in the unique tropical wilderness of Costa Rica, Panama, and Nicaragua. Academic credit available for those who apply. We have specifically designed our gap year and semester courses to be different from other outdoor programs, traditional study abroad alternatives, or any travel experience. Join us and see how much you can learn about yourself and the world around you with the tropical rainforests, rivers, and reefs as your classroom. For over 70 years, Outward Bound worldwide has provided high impact, life skills, and leadership development adventures. Tuition includes all room and board, technical gear, course activities, and in-country transportation. START DATE Fall 2017 Outdoor Leader Semester & Coast-to-Coast Semester Spring 2018 Outdoor Leader Semester & Coast-to-Coast Semester [-]

General Education (GED) Courses

Canadian University of Bangladesh
Campus Full time September 2017 Bangladesh Dhaka

The School of Liberal Arts offers General Education (GED) courses that are parts of the undergraduate programs run by different schools. As per University Grants Commission guidelines, GED courses are essential elements in imparting comprehensive life-based and value-based knowledge on students vis-a-vis their regular major concentrations. [+]

The School of Liberal Arts offers General Education (GED) courses that are parts of the undergraduate programs run by different schools. As per University Grants Commission guidelines, GED courses are essential elements in imparting comprehensive life-based and value-based knowledge on students vis-a-vis their regular major concentrations. GED courses GED 101 Introduction to Bangla Literature GED 102 Introduction to Computer & Application (This is regarded as an Allied/Non-Business course in BBA) GED 103 Ethics and Culture GED 104 Bangladesh Studies GED 105 Basics in Sociology GED 106 Theoretical Approaches to Media Studies GED 107 Fundamentals of Psychology GED 108 World Civilizations and Cultures GED 109 Introduction to Environmental Studies GED 110 Media Law and Ethics GED 111 Digital Culture GED 112 Principles of Economics GED 113 Advertising GED 114 Introduction to Gender Studies GED 115 Research Methodology for Arts & Social Science GED 116 Global Media: Issues and Problems GED 117 Government and Politics GED 118 Introduction to Journalism GED 119 Introduction to Social Work GED 120 Elementary Philosophy GED 121 Introduction to Physics GED 122 Concepts of Biology (Theory) GED 123 Introduction to Economic Geography [-]

China Homestay Program

China Homestay
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 12  Open Enrollment China Beijing + 1 more

This is a volunteer teaching placement designed for deep cultural immersion and exchange. This program is ideal for adults hoping to get their feet wet in teaching, teachers planning to travel during their summer break, or travelers seeking to experience full cultural immersion while teaching English abroad. Both Language Buddy and host family are volunteers. [+]

Best Course Studies in Social Sciences 2017. This is a volunteer teaching placement designed for deep cultural immersion and exchange. This program is ideal for adults hoping to get their feet wet in teaching, teachers planning to travel during their summer break, or travelers seeking to experience full cultural immersion while teaching English abroad. Both Language Buddy and host family are volunteers. They exchange their languages and cultures instead of paying rental fee or tuition fee. This is a perfect chance to know different people and different countries. It is also a valuable opportunity to make life-long friends,have the chance to visit the host's working company or even work there, which means much more than just renting a room. This program offers Volunteer tutoring position with a local host family and teaching experience in China. Placements all around China, participants can stay in different cities and will be provided full board by the host family. Minimum stay is 2 weeks. Host family welcome you to stay as long as 12 months. AU PAIR PROGRAM You will be expected to spend 30 hours per week as an Au Pair: taking care of the children, escorting them to school, playing and teaching them, etc. Make sure you are able to commit to at least 3 months as an au pair. We can accept au pairs in China year round for durations of 3, 6, 9 and 12 months.You can get a stipend of $400 US and 20 hours of language classes per... [-]

American Geopolitics

Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina
Campus Full time 1 semester February 2018 Argentina Buenos Aires

The course will examine the continuity and the changes in U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean from the Monroe Doctrine to ALCA´s failure. Historically, the region has been of special interest to the U.S. because of its proximity and instability. It is the area in which America’s principles and its power have often collided. [+]

AMERICAN GEOPOLITICS PEL79*S-4 Professor: Mag. Rubén Rodríguez (UCA, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella) Teaching Language: ENGLISH / Idioma: INGLÉS Course Description and Objectives The course will examine the continuity and the changes in U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean from the Monroe Doctrine to ALCA´s failure. Historically, the region has been of special interest to the U.S. because of its proximity and instability. It is the area in which America’s principles and its power have often collided. We will analyze the evolution of U.S. objectives in Latin America, the means used to pursue those goals, and the process by which decisions connect means with ends. Students will learn how to interpret US current policies towards contemporary challenges, including Cuba, Hugo Chavez and the rise of the new populists. Syllabus Brief Historical Chronology. The Revolutionary War and the Consolidation of Independence, 1776-1800. George Washington and Isolationism. Expansion and Preservation. 1801-1865. 1823. Monroe Doctrine. Andrew Jackson. West Expansion. Texas and Mexican American War. Manifest Destiny. Global Emergence, 1865-1919. Lincoln and the Civil War. 1860-1900 Cycle. Imperialism. Theodore Roosevelt, Alfred Mahan and the Hispanic-American War 1898. Gunboat diplomacy. Big Stick Diplomacy. Cuba and the Platt Amendment. The Protectorate. Panama Secession 1903 and Roosevelt Corollary. Wilson and The League of Nations 1919. The “Era of the Good Neighbor” Policy. 1928-1950. Hoover and the 1928 Tour. F.D.Roosevelt and the protocole of non- intervention. “Re-discovering” Latin America. Movies and Fashion. The Cold War. 1945-1989. The Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan. 1947. The URSS Menace.... [-]

Summer Program Chinese Language & Culture

Zhejiang Wanli University
Campus Full time 5 weeks September 2017 China Ningbo

This program is designed for students who wish to take advantage of their summer vacation to learn not just the Chinese language, but also various aspects of Chinese culture. This program combines [+]

Summer Program Chinese Language & Culture

 

This program is designed for students who wish to take advantage of their summer vacation to learn not just the Chinese language, but also various aspects of Chinese culture. This program combines three hours of daily Chinese language instruction along with special activities and lectures.The Chinese language course has 2 levels ranging from beginner to intermediate. Cultural activities and field trips offer students hands-on experiences with traditional crafts, music, martial arts and performing arts. In addition, special lectures that explore Chinese history, religion and life help students widen and deepen their knowledge of Chinese culture.Program Period: July 1, 2015 to Aug 4,2015(5 weeks)Program Schedule... [-]