Course in Social Sciences

Top Courses in Social Sciences

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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University Preparatory Program

Columbia International College
Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Hamilton

Columbia’s pre-university (Grade 12) program prepares students for admission to universities in Canada, the United States, New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. [+]

Columbia’s pre-university (Grade 12) program prepares students for admission to universities in Canada, the United States, New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Students now studying in Form 5, Sec. 4, or ‘O’ Level are eligible to apply to the 6-month program (January or Mid-May intake) and will complete the six courses required to enter university. Senior Middle 2 students are eligible to apply for a minimum 10-month program (August intake). This allows students to complete eight credits and graduate with an Ontario secondary school diploma (OSSD).

To Study Compulsory Courses Additional Courses ARCHITECTURE 1. English 2. Advanced Functions 3. Calculus & Vectors 4. Physics + 2 other courses (Portfolio or Graphic Work may also be required) ARTS OR HUMANITIES 1. English + 5 other courses BUSINESS/COMMERCE 1. English 2. Advanced Functions 3. Calculus Vectors + 3 other courses COMPUTER SCIENCE 1. English 2. Advanced Functions 3. Calculus Vectors + 3 other courses (1 of these must be a Science course) ENGINEERING 1. English 2. Advanced Functions 3. Calculus Vectors   4. Physics 5. Chemistry + 1 other course HOTEL AND FOOD MANAGEMENT 1. English 2. Advanced Functions or Calculus + 4 other courses SCIENCE 1. English 2. Advanced Functions 3. Calculus and Vectors + 3 other courses (1 of these must be a Science course) SOCIAL STUDIES 1. English + 5 other courses (Some programs require 1 or 2 Pre-U Math Courses) GRAPHIC DESIGN 1. English + 5 other courses (Portfolio or Graphic Work may also be required.) Maximizing... [-]

Chicago in Action International

Tribeca Flashpoint College
Campus Full time 3 weeks September 2018 USA Chicago

Tribeca Flashpoint College offers Chicago in Action International, a three-week discovery program, at our campus in Downtown Chicago. [+]

Tribeca Flashpoint College offers Chicago in Action International, a three-week discovery program, at our campus in Downtown Chicago.

Students will have language classes and a variety of introductory digital media classes. They'll also get to explore the city and participate in group activities like architecture tours, shopping excursions, museum visits and more.

Program includes 20 lessons per week Group excursions and activities Dorm and/or homestay accommodations All texts and materials Two meals per day (weekdays) Ground transportation to and from the airport [-]

Study Year Abroad

Chichester College
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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 ... [-]

Accelerating Women's Careers

Arden courses at GISMA
Campus Full time 2 days November 2018 United Kingdom London

This program aims to help participants enhance skills needed to transform their career path and build awareness of ways to better support gender balance in the workplace. [+]

Accelerating Women's Careers

This program aims to help participants enhance skills needed to transform their career path and build awareness of ways to better support gender balance in the workplace. The main purpose of the program is to build skills to gain leadership presence and develop strategies to build corporate visibility through dynamic, application.

Course Requirements Bachelor degree or professional equivalent, At least 3 years’ related Language level: Proof of fluency in English Awarding body / Certified by

GISMA Business School London

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Intensive English Learning and American Culture Immersion Program (IELP)

Campbellsville University
Campus Full time 4 weeks September 2018 USA Campbellsville

The IELP program is a four-week residential program of study in the Center for International Education, which focuses on the development of conversational skills in English, exposure to American university academic experience, and exposure to American culture and arts experience. [+]

Intensive English Learning and American Culture Immersion Program. The IELP program is a four-week residential program of study in the Center for International Education, which focuses on the development of conversational skills in English, exposure to American university academic experience, and exposure to American culture and arts experience.

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Summer School on EU Policy Making - Brexit focus

Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2019 Belgium Brussels

Two weeks of intensive study (in Brussels & Vienna) on the EU decision-making process, for students with a background in (international) politics and/or (European) law. Focus in 2018 is on BREXIT! [+]

In brief: Intensive 2-week Summer School (1 week in Brussels and 1 in Vienna). It's a crash course in EU Policy Making, with focus in 2018 on BREXIT! Participants will study the implications of Brexit from a selected angle, to be presented to their peers at the end of the programme.

Visits: European Commission, European Parliament, OSCE, United Nations, EU Delegation in Vienna.

Dedicated website:www.eu-summerschool.eu

Dedicated Facebook page:www.facebook.com/summerschooleu/

Apply by 1 May 2018!

The Summer School corresponds to 5 ECTS credits.

Organised by: Inter-University programme: Institute for European Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, in collaboration with the University of Vienna.... [-]


Love One...Love All Program

LoveOne...LoveAll Study and Travel Abroad Program
Campus Full time 1 semester January 2019 USA Santa Fe

Your son or daughter will have the opportunity to enjoy their youth-vibrant, energetic, and curiosity to explore the many diverse cultures on four continents. [+]

Our Program

Nothing will prepare you for when you come upon a pride of lions resting under a tree in Atosha National Park, Namibia. The same is true when all of a sudden the catwalk you have been walking on ends and you are facing “ the devils throat” and a display of Nature’s incredible power at Iguazú Falls, Argentina/Brazil. The great Himalayas will mesmerize you in Darjeeling, India, Pokhara and Jomsom, Nepal.

A more subtle demonstration of the world’s grandeur is experiencing and living among people in their unique regions. Communities such as Varanasi, India, the Medina’s ( enclosed old cities within ancient walls) in Fez, Meknes, and Marrakesh, Morocco highlights how people have lived continuously for hundreds of years. To become a part of that community is most memorable and an appreciation as to how it’s citizens continue to live successfully.... [-]


ESL Cultural Exposure Course

International School of Advanced Learning
Campus Full time 1 - 4 weeks September 2018 USA Boston

Explore Boston and discover the culture – all while immersing yourself in the English language and assimilating to local life. Step out of the classroom and learn by exploration, sightseeing and having fun. Watch yourself transform from a tourist to a local in just a few short weeks, and make lifelong friends and memories with other students along the way.

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EXPLORE BOSTON’S VIBRANT CULTURE WHILE IMPROVING YOUR LANGUAGE SKILLS THROUGH COMPLETE ENGLISH IMMERSION.

Explore Boston and discover the culture – all while immersing yourself in the English language and assimilating to local life.

Step out of the classroom and learn by exploration, sightseeing and having fun.

Watch yourself transform from a tourist to a local in just a few short weeks, and make lifelong friends and memories with other students along the way.

You will visit nationally-recognized museums and art galleries, explore historic parks and monuments, see local theater and music performances, and watch Boston’s beloved sports teams play ball.

Let us take you on a tour of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Common, or Fenway Park.... [-]


Course in Japan Studies (non-major)

International College of Liberal Arts - Yamanashi Gakuin University
Campus Full time April 2019 Japan Kofu

The JSP (Japan Studies Program) consists of the Japan Area Studies Program (JAS) and the Japanese Language Program (JLP). [+]

Course in Japan Studies

The JSP (Japan Studies Program) consists of the Japan Area Studies Program (JAS) and the Japanese Language Program (JLP). JAS courses are embedded within the liberal arts curriculum to ensure both that they have a strong academic base and that students are able to see Japan from a number of disciplinary perspectives. JAS is proud to host a large number of experiential workshops on Japanese culture taught by masters in Noh, Koto, Shakuhachi, Zen, Shinto, Shodo, Sado, Kado, and the martial arts: Aikido, Judo, Karate and Shugendo.

The JLP includes not only Japanese language courses ranging from beginning to advanced levels but also courses in professional Japanese writing, reading Japanese newspapers, and public speaking in Japanese. Our Language Acquisition Center (LAC) includes a Japanese Writing Desk to help Japanese and international students polish their composition skills.... [-]


American Language and Culture Program (ALCP)

University of Idaho
Campus Full time 8 weeks October 2018 USA Moscow

The mission of the American Language and Culture Program (ALCP) is to provide non-native speakers of English with the linguistic, academic, social and cultural skills necessary to successfully navigate university environments in the United States. [+]

The University of Idaho American Language and Culture Program (ALCP) is an intensive English language program designed to help students develop the skills necessary to succeed in academic programs in the United States or to further their professional careers. Since its beginning in 1992, the ALCP has helped hundreds of students improve their English language abilities.

The ALCP offers 21 hours per week of instruction. Students may begin an eight-week course of study in January, March, August or October or a six-week program in June. The ALCP also provides short-term programs for groups of students or professionals.

The mission of the American Language and Culture Program (ALCP) is to provide non-native speakers of English with the linguistic, academic, social and cultural skills necessary to successfully navigate university environments in the United States.... [-]


Berkeley International Study Program (BISP)

University of California, Berkeley
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters January 2019 USA Berkeley

The Berkeley International Study Program (BISP) provides a unique opportunity for visiting international students to take high-quality courses alongside UC Berkeley degree students in a short-term study abroad program for one or two semesters. [+]

The Berkeley International Study Program (BISP) provides a unique opportunity for visiting international students to take high-quality courses alongside UC Berkeley degree students in a short-term study abroad program for one or two semesters. BISP provides sponsorship and the necessary letter of invitation to obtain a student visa for qualified students, who enroll in courses on a fee-paying basis. We also offer a robust program of activities and support to students who get the much sought-after “Berkeley Experience.”

Each semester, BISP sponsors over 350 visiting international students from all over the world, who enjoy the experience of taking classes at the world-famous UC Berkeley. They tend to do quite well here and have a fantastic experience both in and outside the classroom. BISP students often transfer these courses back to their home universities for their degree requirements. ... [-]


Course: The Jamaican Cultural Immersion Programme

University of the Commonwealth Caribbean
Campus Full time 2 weeks September 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. Topics include overviews of the linguistic, historical, geographical, socio-political, economic, and artistic expressions of the country. [+]

Overview

This programme is a two (2) week long, 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. You will have an intensive combination of coursework, workshops and immersion experiences.

Features of the Programme 2 weeks 21 lessons per week tuition and class materials exciting cultural and leisure activities meals international medical insurance residence or homestay airport transfer [-]

Chinese Language Courses

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Part time 1 - 1 semester September 2018 China Suzhou

Are you interested in learning the most commonly spoken language in the world? XJTLU offers non-degree courses in Mandarin Chinese for beginner, intermediate, advanced and business learners with approximately 16 class hours per week. [+]

The delivery of the Chinese course is interactive and “hands-on” with a focus on stimulating activities so that you experience the language as you would in real life situations. The modules emphasize listening, speaking, reading and writing, enabling students to learn Chinese language and culture in an all-round way. Students can study in Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters.

Highlights Interactive and "hands-on" delivery of courses Focus on stimulating activities like real life situations Emphasis on listening, speaking, reading and writing Small class teaching - no more than 20 students Highly-qualified teaching staff - fully certified Mandarin Chinese teachers with substantial experience in China and internationally Tailored to your level Each level takes about 6 weeks - students can finish 2 levels each semester Dedicated Chinese language partner - students are partnered with Chinese students who provide extra support,four hours per week Cultural learning field trips - in Suzhou and 4 days in the North of China Summer schools available for 2, 4 or 6-week courses [-]

Study abroad programme at South Cheshire College and West Cheshire College

South Cheshire College
Campus Full time Part time August 2019 United Kingdom Crewe Chester + 1 more

This is an exciting opportunity for students aged 15-19 years old to have a taster of college education at one of the most innovative colleges in the UK. International education will provide you with an enriching and rewarding experience that will remain with you for the rest of your life. You will learn new skills, experience new cultures and your mind will be opened up to the wide world in which we live. [+]

Study abroad programme at South Cheshire College and West Cheshire College.

This is an exciting opportunity for students aged 15-19 years old to have a taster of college education at one of the most innovative colleges in the UK. International education will provide you with an enriching and rewarding experience that will remain with you for the rest of your life. You will learn new skills, experience new cultures and your mind will be opened up to the wide world in which we live. At South Cheshire College and West Cheshire College, two newly merged top performing Further Education Colleges, bespoke programmes of study are offered to overseas students, tailor-made to suit each individual; from short two week stays to whole year programmes.... [-]


Academic Gap Year

Tel Aviv University
Campus 1 year July 2019 Israel Tel Aviv-Yafo

Academic Gap Year students are integrated with the rest of the year-long study abroad programs for coursework and activities but receive extra support from our experienced program staff. [+]

If you are not yet a bachelor student, but can’t wait to come to Tel Aviv, join us for your first year of college in TAU International!

Academic Gap Year students are integrated with the rest of the year-long study abroad programs for coursework and activities but receive extra support from our experienced program staff.

During your time with us you will be able to experience all of Israel with fellow study abroad students during three exciting trips:

Northern Israel: visit Karmiel, on the northern edge of the beautiful Galilee; Kiryat Shmona, surrounded by beautiful green expanses; and the Kinneret, where you can melt in the hot springs.

Southern Israel spends a few nights in Eilat. Sip sweet tea in historic Bedouin tents, let a camel take you on a tour, give a dolphin a high five, and float away in the Dead Sea.... [-]