Short Courses in Sociology

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.

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Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior
  • Any time
  • National $ 214 per module
  • International $ 214 per module
  • Not specified

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.

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Arts Arts
  • Any time
  • National $ 166 per module
  • International $ 329 per module
  • Not specified

The University Diploma in Arts is designed for students who wish to obtain an intermediate credential that provides a grounding in the intellectual skills required of university studies. It is also a foundation for further studies in Humanities and Social Science

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Stress and Your Body Stress and Your Body
  • Any time
  • National £ 59 per module
  • International £ 59 per module
  • Not specified

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.

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How We Learn How We Learn
  • Any time
  • National $ 214 per module
  • International $ 214 per module
  • Not specified

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.

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Children at Risk Children at Risk
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • Non-EEA € 3,500 per year
  • 4 months

The Children at Risk programme is based on dialogue and on a participatory approach to learning. All students are expected to take an active part in the study activities and to contribute to the learning process through discussions, presentations and the exchange of professional experiences and reflections.

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NCFE L3 Award Teaching Assistant NCFE L3 Award Teaching Assistant
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 384 per module
  • Non-EEA £ 384 per module
  • Not specified

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.

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Public Relations & Society Public Relations & Society
  • Jun 2016
  • EEA € 3,248 per module
  • Non-EEA € 3,248 per module
  • Not specified

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.

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Social Anthropology: an Introduction (Online) Social Anthropology: an Introduction (Online)
  • Jan 2016
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA £ 245 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 295 per year
  • 3 months

This course provides an exciting and dynamic introduction to the world of social anthropology. In brief, social anthropology is the study of how man gives meaning to the world through different social norms, values, practices and means of organisation. As such, the role of the social anthropologist is to explore and understand other cultures and societies, and in so doing, to better understand his or her own worldview as well.

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Labour Studies Labour Studies
  • Any time
  • National $ 166 per module
  • International $ 329 per module
  • 12 months

Labour Studies is an interdisciplinary program which draws on history, sociology, political economy, women's studies, industrial relations, and other fields in assessing the place of labour and working people in society. Our program is designed for students who want to know more about the position of labour and working people in society. It will be of particular interest to trade unionists at the leadership, activist, and general membership levels.

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A Level Sociology A Level Sociology
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 330 per module
  • Non-EEA £ 330 per module
  • Not specified

The Sociology A Level course looks at the way society works and develops. The study of sociology is absorbing and highly practical, with applications in a wide range of professional and personal situations, from families and education to the media and crime. Sociology study is important because we all operate within society. Our customs, laws, morals and working systems shape our lives and determine the future direction of society, and the A Level Sociology course takes you into that vital field of knowledge, whether for a career in sociology or elsewhere.

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Making Social Worlds Making Social Worlds
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA £ 2,140 per module
  • Non-EEA £ 2,140 per module
  • 9 months

In order to survive, human beings live in social worlds which create security, foster stable attachment between individuals and things, and regulate behaviour. This accessible, vocationally relevant course demonstrates how sociological approaches can be applied to make sense of these processes – investigating how they work and how they sometimes fail.

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Child Day Care Child Day Care
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 343 per module
  • Non-EEA £ 343 per module
  • Not specified

Child Day Care is a career with huge responsibilities. But being responsible for the care and development of children is also hugely rewarding. Our Child Day Care course will give you the child care knowledge that will make your working life easier and more fulfilling, and could open up opportunities in the Child Day Care sector. Whether you are already working in child day care, or are looking for a work opportunity in this area, our Child Day Care course is a great way to enhance your skills, knowledge and employability prospects.

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