Sociology is a study field which deals with human social behavior. It can be also defined as the study of the origins, organization, institutions, and development of human society. Sociology is a part of social science and aims to acquire knowledge about human social factors by performing empirical and critical analysis through qualitative and quantitative techniques, interpretative, hermeneutic and philosophic approaches. The study field looks into the factors such as deviance, social stratification, social class, culture, social mobility, law and religion and develops scientific knowledge. Sociologists try to understand the issues that change the society. Graduates usually follow one of these paths: criminal justice, human services, education, research, policy or business. Students will develop their communication, analytical and research skills as well as understanding of various human aspects.
Dealing With Cultural Diversity is open to students from all fields. This course is about globalization, migration, and internationalization. What does psychology have to say about societies that become more multicultural, international students, and diverse teams in organizations and at the workplace? How can psychology contribute to make organizations and societies more inclusive?
This module examines how development practices are embedded in cultural contexts. You explore the theoretical debates and how these inform orientations and interactions ‘on the ground’ and the relationship between development and religious and ethnic identities.
Our NCFE Level 3 Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools course will prepare you for a career working with children in the classroom, giving invaluable educational support to teachers. Demand is high for trained and enthusiastic teaching assistants all over the country, and this Teaching Assistant course, building on what you will have learned from the NCFE Level 2 Support Work in Schools course, will equip you with the skills and the qualifications you need to get into this rewarding career, working with children and helping them to learn and develop.
Why do some people commit crimes, use the wrong fork, or speak out of turn? How does a society determine when a crime has been committed, which fork to use, and who should speak when? How have we tried to explain deviance and create categories of deviants? What has been the role of race and class in these definitions? How do deviants reconcile their behavior with society's norms? What have been the contributions of Freud, Durkheim, Lombroso, and modern literary criticism to our understanding of deviance and conformity? How is the practice of science itself an example of deviance and conformity?
This course provides a broad conceptual framework for understanding and analyzing the main challenges to security in Africa, and for assessing policy responses. It offers a critical introduction to research on the various aspects of the current merging of security and development in Africa and puts this in the context of wider debates about governance, politics and the postcolonial state in Africa.
Learning is a lifelong adventure. It starts in your mother's womb, accelerates to high speed in infancy and childhood, and continues through every age, whether you're actively engaged in mastering a new skill, intuitively discovering an unfamiliar place, or just sleeping, which is fundamental to helping you consolidate and hold on to what you've learned. You are truly born to learn around the clock.
With Stress and Your Body, you'll be learning about this integral—for better or worse—aspect of daily life from an engaging and insightful teacher. Professor Sapolsky knows just how important it is to understand the workings of stress, but he also flavors his lectures with humor and practical tips for stress management that you can incorporate into your lifestyle.
The course outlines different types, practices, and principles of public relations. It looks at some key frameworks and developments in PR theory and practice, offering a straightforward combination of theory and case studies. In an increasingly global context, it is also imperative to take into account the international and intercultural perspectives of PR.
Join award-winning Professor Mark Leary of Duke University, a preeminent force in social psychology and neuroscience education, on a fascinating journey into the complex heart of who you are with Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior.
What makes one novel a bestseller, while a similar work languishes unnoticed? Why are the same few baby names suddenly everywhere? Why is everyone at work talking about that same viral video?
This module examines if, how, why and to what consequence social and cultural media texts, networks, institutions and practices represent identities such gender, sexuality, ethnicity, age and disability.
Hidden Genocides: Overshadowed by the Holocaust is a three-week summer course that investigates the causes and consequences of genocide, paying attention to both the cultural and legal aspects.