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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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139 Results in Social Sciences

University of California, Berkeley

The Berkeley International Study Program (BISP) provides a unique opportunity for visiting international students to take high-quality courses alongside UC Berkeley degre ... [+]

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. ... [-]

USA Berkeley
August 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
Campbellsville University

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 Engli ... [+]

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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USA Campbellsville
September 2019
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
Chichester College

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 perfec ... [+]

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 ... [-]
United Kingdom Pulborough Chichester
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
International College of Liberal Arts - Yamanashi Gakuin University

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.... [-]

Japan Kofu
April 2019
Full-time
Campus
International School of Advanced Learning

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 b ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Boston
September 2019
Full-time
1 - 4 weeks
Campus
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

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 an ... [+]

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 teache... [-]
China Suzhou
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 1 semester
Campus
LoveOne...LoveAll Study and Travel Abroad Program

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.... [-]

USA Santa Fe
January 2020
Full-time
1 semester
Campus
IAS College

Through AQUAS students from abroad have the possibility to receive the final exam certification „Fachhochschulreife“, which allows to pursue further Bachelor studies at G ... [+]

About AQUAS

AQUAS – Academic qualification for University of Applied Sciences in Germany by IAS College and Designschule Schwerin:

Through AQUAS students from abroad have the possibility to receive the final exam certification „Fachhochschulreife“, which allows to pursue further Bachelor studies at German Universities of Applied Sciences afterwards.

Students can go on studying any subject of choice offered by the University of Applied Sciences.

Admission Requirements

Who can apply for AQUAS?

- 11th class or 12th class finished and extra certificate of in the broadest sense technical skills ( internship, any job experience or certificate courses,

e.g. gaming, programming, drawing, Photoshop or in any technicl field)... [-]

Germany Lübeck
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Idaho

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 nec ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Moscow
October 2019
Full-time
8 weeks
Campus
Noble Manhattan Global

Life and Executive Coaching Foundations is the most extensive introduction to coaching on the market. It is the 100% online training providing you with the knowledge, ski ... [+]

The Life and Executive Coaching Foundations (LECF) created by Noble Manhattan Coaching Americas is designed to give the blueprint, guidance, and training needed to apply to coach in life and business and drive results. Because NMCA knows that coaching is an important commitment, this course was created as a stepping stone toward a full certification program. However, it deploys the proficiency, knowledge, and practice of any fully accredited program.

It’s a promise that this isn’t just an introduction to coaching. It is the program that will make you fall in love with coaching and never wanting to stop.

At NMCA, we understand that developing the coaching skill set and practice muscle isn’t often easy. That’s why professional coaching from credentialed coaches with access to techniques, research, and the tools is so important. By facilitating personal and professional growth that leads to improved performance, the acquisition of new skills and knowledge as well as the overall development of the coachee, our professional coaches empower others to do the same.... [-]

USA Richmond United Kingdom Weymouth
Open Enrollment
3 - 6 months
Online
European School of Political and Social Sciences

In the Program in European Politics, all courses are taught in English and focused on the European Integration and Policy. In addition, students do a beginner, intermedia ... [+]

Best Courses in Social Sciences 2019.

ESPOL offers a Program in European Politics for international students.

This is an advanced program focused on the regulation of contemporary societies in a globalized world. It addresses major political problems and explores the strategies implemented to resolve them. The instruction focuses on the regulation of international politics at the European and global levels, equipping students with the knowledge and skills required to understand and influence the world of tomorrow.

In the Program in European Politics, all courses are taught in English and focused on the European Integration and Policy. In addition, students do a beginner, intermediate or advanced course in French at the Alliance Française.... [-]

France Lille
September 2019
1 year
Campus
Universidad Francisco De Vitoria

The Expert Course in Mediation at the Universidad Francisco De Vitoria provides the theoretical and practical training necessary for the proper professional practice as a ... [+]

The Expert Course in Mediation at the Universidad Francisco De Vitoria provides the theoretical and practical training necessary for the proper professional practice as a mediator: in the family, civil-commercial or any other field of application, complying at all times with the regulations valid.

Introduction

The State, guarantor of the effective protection of the rights of citizens, has found in mediation an alternative method to the resolution of conflicts ; a form capable of achieving quality justice and solving the various problems that arise in society.

The Expert Course in Mediation of the Universidad Francisco De Vitoria provides theoretical and practical training necessary for the proper professional practice as mediator in any type of mediation process, pursuant to Law 5/2012, of July 6 and Royal Decree 980 / 2013, of December 13, in civil and mercantile mediations.... [-]

Spain Madrid
October 2019
Part-time
8 months
Campus
ALICANTE – ELE USAL

This superintensive course offers students the possibility of combining a Spanish Language and Culture intensive course (15 hours per week) with a 5-hour per week Convers ... [+]

Description

Our Spanish Language and Culture courses are intended for those students who want to learn Spanish in Alicante. They are offered at all levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (A1-A2-B1-B2-C1-C2).

The main goal of this intensive course is to improve the students’ linguistic competence within an immersion cultural environment and through a communicative methodology in the classroom.

Our courses offer meaningful practice in grammar, vocabulary, oral and written expression, all of it by using real situations and texts.

Schedule

Monday to Friday from 9:00am a 12:30pm (with a 30-minute break) and from 13:00 to 14:00.

You will be asked to complete the oral part of the online placement test on the first day of classes so that we can determine your level of Spanish more precisely.... [-]

Spain Alicante
Open Enrollment
Full-time
1 week
Campus
BAU International Academy of Rome

Italian for Foreigners [50H from JULY 15 to AUGUST 10] ... [+]

Italian for Foreigners [50H from JULY 15 to AUGUST 10]

For Students from BAU, this Module is equivalent to GEP0410

Contents

This course is for beginners and pre-intermediate speakers to gain the ability to engage in basic to meaningful conversations about Art and Culture.

This module requires 50 contact hours of frontal classes, on the road conversations and discussions of real issues of daily life from July 15 to August 10.

Assessment

Oral and grammar skills gained through the course will be assessed at the end of the program with a written examination and Q&A session

Admission requirements:

After filling the online form please send us an email to: info@baurome.Com with the following documents:... [-]

Italy Rome
July 2019
Full-time
50 hours
Campus
Loxdale English Centre

The English ‘Plus’ Course combines our highly popular General English course with an exciting range of cultural and educational subjects such as art, gardening, fashion, ... [+]

Best Courses in Social Sciences 2019.

The English ‘Plus’ Course combines our highly popular General English course with an exciting range of cultural and educational subjects such as art, gardening, fashion, drama, screen-printing, photography, environmental studies, media, British culture and creative English.

On Monday afternoons you have a weekly talk and then on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, you will study the English Plus subject that you have chosen.

Getting you involved, this unique programme will give you an even broader understanding of the English language at a deeper, cultural level. You can choose to study as many subjects as you like, and you will receive friendly support and encouragement from our qualified teachers every step of the way.... [-]

United Kingdom Brighton
April 2019
Full-time
1 - 30 weeks
Campus