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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Suggested Short Courses Programmes

Dealing With Cultural Diversity: Theory and Practice Dealing With Cultural Diversity: Theory and Practice
  • Jul 2015
  • EEA € 900 per year
  • International € 900 per year
  • 1 months

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?

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Public Relations & Society Public Relations & Society
  • Jun 2015
  • 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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Basque Coast Summer School Basque Coast Summer School
  • Jul 2015
  • National € 650 per module
  • International € 650 per module
  • 5 days

The University of Pau and Adour Regions (South West of France) is holding a one-week English-language summer school on its Atlantic Coast campus just outside Biarritz (13-17 July 2015). The school is open to students of all ages interested in a unique "Anglo-Saxon" academic experience in an exceptional setting: sandy beaches and stunning coastal cities are 10 mn away from campus.

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Nationalism and Regionalism in Europe Nationalism and Regionalism in Europe
  • Jul 2015
  • EEA € 300 per year
  • International € 300 per year
  • 12 days

The war in Ukraine and the referendums in Scotland and Catalonia have drawn the world’s attention to two phenomena that were regarded as being asleep: nationalism and regionalism in Europe. The central issue in this course is how European nations and regions in the past and today have been coping with the urge to maintain and develop their national and regional identities vis-à-vis economic, political, and cultural globalization.

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Introduction Into Sexuality Studies Introduction Into Sexuality Studies
  • Jun 2015
  • EEA € 1,500 per module
  • Non-EEA € 1,500 per module
  • Not specified

Introduction into Sexuality Studies is an intensive three-week summer course and provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the important debates around sexuality and gender in the social sciences.

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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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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
  • 120 days

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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Culture, Social Change and Development Culture, Social Change and Development
  • Jun 2015
    Not specified
  • 1 months

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.

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