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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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128 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
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 2020
Full-time
Campus
Bayswater College

Explore London is a standard general English course combined with teacher-led activities in London after class. Each week we explore a theme, and we have developed a task ... [+]

Explore London is a standard general English course combined with teacher-led activities in London after class.

Each week we explore a theme, and we have developed a task-based curriculum that will allow you to interact with Londoners and get to know the city, along with your teacher.

The Course Will Help You:

Practice the English you have learned in the classroom while exploring London themed topics with your classmates.

Key Facts: 30 lessons per week 20 lessons of morning Standard English 10 lessons of activities in London with your teacher

Expect to be out of class every day!

Themes: Art & Culture Visit museums and galleries Royal Opera House, concerts, etc Famous film locations London’s Villages: Notting Hill, Hampstead, Maida Vale, Brixton etc. Food Student Story ... [-]
United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
1 - 11 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
Chinese
Part-time
1 - 1 semester
Campus
Academy of York

Do you like the idea of making a difference in the world? Do you like the idea of helping people? Do you like the idea of working for yourself, in your own time and at yo ... [+]

Overview

‘Make a difference in people’s lives and help them reach their goals

Do you like the idea of making a difference in the world? Do you like the idea of helping people? Do you like the idea of working for yourself, in your own time and at your own pace? Being a Life Coach provides you with an opportunity to get out of the 9 – 5 grind, out of the traffic, out of the boss’s hair, out of your shell, and into your own time, your own pace, your own and your difference!

Life Coach partners with their client to assess the client’s goals, where they are at, where they want to go, and then assist to bridge that gap. Therefore, Life Coaches have very distinctive character traits. They are empathic, patient and compassionate, they also exhibit strong leadership, organizational and communication skills.... [-]

South Africa Randburg
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
Online
Tecnológico de Monterrey (Educación Continua Presencial)

Support practically 80% to the participants learn different ways to deal with win-win negotiations, using different techniques, depending on the contexts, problems and ta ... [+]

objective

Support practically 80% to the participants learn different ways to deal with win-win negotiations, using different techniques, depending on the contexts, problems and taking from point of reference the mission and vision of their specific companies to reach to the achievement of its objectives by negotiating assertively and intelligently. In addition to seeking to know their personality type to understand the personality of the other negotiator or negotiators.

Benefits of the programThe participant will obtain the knowledge and skills for the development of an effective negotiation in any context.Clear knowledge of your adversaryConstant practice for the development or streng... [-]
Mexico Monterrey Buenavista Mexico City Santa Fe  + 1 More
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Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
24 hours
Campus
Accademia del Lusso

Course objectives: to prepare students in the Italian language, teach them about Italian culture & lifestyle, and provide knowledge of some basic principles of fashio ... [+]

Preparatory courses are available to those who have already enrolled onto a Master’s, 1-Year Intensive, or 3-Year Course at Accademia del Lusso. They take place during the months before each academic year starts, usually between July and October.

Preparatory Courses are directed at students who would like to improve their language skills before beginning their subsequent Fashion or Design course at Accademia del Lusso. They also serve to help students take the first step towards a successful integration into their new social and professional environment in Milan.

Course objectives

To prepare students in the Italian language, teach them about Italian culture & lifestyle, and provide knowledge of some basic principles of fashion and design.... [-]

Italy Milan
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Full-time
3 months
Campus
Scuola Leonardo Da Vinci

Our “La Dolce Vita” 50+ Course is offered on different dates in all of our locations (Florence, Milan, Rome, and Siena), 4 fascinating cities that will enchant you with t ... [+]

“La Dolce Vita” 50+ Course

Offered by our schools in Florence, Milan, Rome, and Siena.

Our “La Dolce Vita” 50+ Course is offered on different dates in all of our locations (Florence, Milan, Rome, and Siena), 4 fascinating cities that will enchant you with their history and their wide cultural offerings. It can be taken for either one or two weeks in pre-established dates.

The course is organized into 2 parts: the first one is dedicated to studying the language with 4 lessons a day of Intensive Italian Language Course, which takes place in the mornings, while the second is dedicated to culture and recreation, with a rich program of afternoon and evening activities.

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Italy Florence Milan Rome Siena  + 1 More
March 2020
Italian
Full-time
1 - 2 weeks
Campus
Global School for Entrepreneurship

Each destination has a topic and a stay of two months. In Amsterdam, you will discover your entrepreneurial DNA in the company of delicious Dutch pancakes and wooden shoe ... [+]

GAP Year Program

Travel throughout Europe and discover four of its greatest cities.

Each destination has a topic and a stay of two months. In Amsterdam, you will discover your entrepreneurial DNA in the company of delicious Dutch pancakes and wooden shoes. In Paris, you will unleash your creativity with the inspiration of cheese and wine. In Berlin, you will get immersed in the Digital World and the urban décor of bratwurst and beer. Finally, in Italy, you will find yourself and celebrate this discovery with some great pizza & pasta!

Not an ordinary school Global School for Entrepreneurship shouldn’t feel like a school. Students shouldn’t behave like students. Let’s make it better, together! We are looking to develop Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs. Will you join our movement in Entrepreneurial Education?... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam France Paris Germany Berlin Italy Florence  + 4 More
September 2019
Full-time
8 months
Campus
IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam

This Urban Management and Development Theories course offers the latest theory on urban development and management. It guides participants through economic, social and en ... [+]

Urban Management and Development Theories

Urban Management and Development Theories (UMDT) is designed for individuals who are contributing or would like to contribute to the holistic and equitablesustainable development of cities. It guides participants through economic, social and environmental urban theories and links these to the latest management theories, including theories on policies, plans, finances and governance structures. It offers the knowledge to analyse urban development and to manage the cities of the future.

What will I learn?

The course provides a set of carefully selected urban management and development theories that you will see reflected through practice in major cities during academic excursions in the Netherlands. You will witness how gentrification, urban heritage, green cities, and other important theories can be applied to help manage cities.... [-]

Netherlands Rotterdam
September 2019
Part-time
3 months
Campus
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

At USQ, we understand the importance of keeping your knowledge and skills up-to-date, especially if you are looking to upskill or re-skill. That’s why we offer a ra ... [+]

At USQ, we understand the importance of keeping your knowledge and skills up-to-date, especially if you are looking to upskill or re-skill. That’s why we offer a range of professional development ‘single courses’ that provide you with access to our educational resources, lecturers, and facilities, without the commitment of a full degree.

Throughout the year, there are over 700 courses to choose from. Check out our courses in: Business & Commerce Creative Arts & Media Education Engineering & Built Environment Health & Community Humanities & Communication Information Technology Law & Justice Sciences - Computational Sciences - Lab-Based. Each course is a ‘bite-sized’ experience, with most courses taking just 1 Semester (6 months). Our single courses are perfect if you are looking to upskill in a particular area, need to satisfy professional development requirements, want to refresh your current skills, would like to explore a passion or are looking for a taste of uni life. It is your opportunity to continue into a USQ degree provided you meet the program’s entry requirements. How much will it cost? ... [-]
Australia Australia Online
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
6 semesters
Online
CESCOMPOL - Centro de Estudios Superiores de Comunicación y Marketing Político

This program is aimed both recently graduates or graduates in the areas of Political Science, Marketing, Journalism, Law or International Relations; as to professionals w ... [+]

OBJECTIVES:

Students who successfully pass this program:

They will understand the environment of the policy and official institutionsThey can participate or direct an election campaignThey will know how to handle the latest marketing tools.They will know all the polling techniques and will be able to interpret them.They will learn public speaking techniques.They will know the context of politics abroad, as well as the most common practices in other environments.They will be able to effectively design a personal branding strategy.ADDRESSED TO:

This program is aimed both recently graduates or graduates in the areas of Political Science, Marketing, Journalism, Law or International Relations; as to professionals with university degrees and experience in the world of politics who wish to improve their personal skills.... [-]

Spain Madrid
September 2019
Spanish
Full-time
6 months
Online
Manhattan College

This program integrates classroom discussions with government officials, and experts practicing law in New York City. Visits to renowned locations, like New York State Su ... [+]

Government, International Relations and Law

This program integrates classroom discussions with government officials, and experts practicing law in New York City. Visits to renowned locations, like New York State Supreme Court, provide once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to learn where the law is practiced.

During the program, participants will network and meet former and current elected officials, as well as visit firms practicing international law and arbitration. Participants will be taking sessions at the NYC criminal court building taught by a court clerk and will attend real trials. Students will have the opportunity to meet officials from higher education institutions to learn about their opportunities to study an LLM and JD for national and international students in NYC.... [-]

USA The Bronx
August 2019
Full-time
1 week
Campus
Sustainability Institute

During this course participants will be provided with an understanding of South Africa’s political economy, looking at four dimensions that influence how it is shaped. At ... [+]

During this course participants will be provided with an understanding of South Africa’s political economy, looking at four dimensions that influence how it is shaped.

This, presented by Prof. Mark Swilling, will entail an understanding of four dimensions of this endeavour: (a) the way South African economic history has been understood from a political economy perspective; (b) the dynamics of post-1994 economic policy making and why the challenge of radical economic restructuring has not been adequately addressed; (c) the challenge of state capture from the perspective of the literature on neo-patrimonialism; and (d) potential alternatives, including industrial policy, radical green economy developments, ‘radical economic transformation’ and Fanonist perspectives on resistance and change.... [-]

South Africa Stellenbosch
July 2019
Full-time
6 days
Campus