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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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130 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
July 2019
Full-time
3 months
Campus
South 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 ed ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Crewe Chester
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
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
October 2019
Part-time
3 months
Campus
European School of Economics

The purpose of this course is to provide you with a basic understanding of foreign affairs and introduce you to the fundamental principles of international relations with ... [+]

The purpose of this course is to provide you with a basic understanding of foreign affairs and introduce you to the fundamental principles of international relations within the political science framework.

These principles will serve as the foundation for more advanced study in the International Relations field and will help you not only develop the critical thinking skills you need in order to analyze conflicts between states but the human relations skills you need to proactively avoid them.

The difference between international relations and global diplomacy is that while traditional international relations is a study from afar, diplomacy will prepare you to actively pursue solutions that will serve to ensure and project a world where unity and security prevail.... [-]

United Kingdom London Italy Rome Milan Florence Spain Madrid  + 4 More
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 months
Campus
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
April 2020
Full-time
Part-time
24 hours
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
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
VERITAS

The key to wellness and happiness is finding the means, practices, and mindset to lead a sustainable lifestyle. Health is more than just a physical condition. Becoming a ... [+]

Overview Duration: 12 weeks Language: English Terms: Fall, Spring, Credit: 14 - 16

The key to wellness and happiness is finding the means, practices, and mindset to lead a sustainable lifestyle. Health is more than just a physical condition. Becoming aware of some of the critical elements to well being, and stress prevention practices are crucial to the better quality of life.

Choose 4 of the following courses for a Certificate in: Wellness and Psychology Costa Rican Health Care and Tropical Medicine Holistic Health Approaches Introduction to Nutrition Physical Therapy and Rehab for Sport Injuries Health Psychology Conflict Resolution and Healthcare Principles of Medical Entomology in the Tropics Introduction to the Physical and chemical basis of everyday life Introduction to genetics: current applications ... [-]
Costa Rica San José
September 2019
Full-time
12 weeks
Campus