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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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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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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Explaining Social Deviance Explaining Social Deviance
  • Any time
  • National $ 15 per module
  • International $ 15 per module
  • Not specified

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?

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Science in the 20th Century: A Social-Intellectual Survey Science in the 20th Century: A Social-Intellectual Survey
  • Any time
  • National $ 199 per year
  • International $ 199 per year
  • Not specified

As the 19th century drew to a close, the age-old quest to understand the physical world appeared to be complete except for a few minor details. "It seems probable that most of the grand underlying principles have been firmly established," said Albert Michelson, the first American scientist to win a Nobel Prize.

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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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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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Counselling Women Counselling Women
  • Any time
  • National $ 166 per module
  • International $ 329 per module
  • 12 months

The Women's and Gender Studies program at Athabasca is designed to develop or expand your knowledge of the established field of women's studies and the emerging field of gender studies. You will have the opportunity to engage with a range of feminist theories, concepts, history, methodologies, research, and activism and discover how they inform the diverse lives and experiences of women across cultures.

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Developing Social Housing Projects Developing Social Housing Projects
  • May 2016
  • EEA € 2,750 per module
  • Non-EEA € 2,750 per module
  • 21 days

This course is primarily designed to build the capacity of social housing developers, both private and public agents. It targets housing and planning officials in national and local governments, housing actors operating in housing-related institutions, the private sector, NGO sector and councillors involved in housing delivery.

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Diploma in Social Studies and Counselling Skills - One Year Programme (for Social Work/ Behavioural Science/ Social Science) Diploma in Social Studies and Counselling Skills - One Year Programme (for Social Work/ Behavioural Science/ Social Science)
  • Jan 2016
  • Feb 2016
  • Mar 2016
  • Apr 2016
  • May 2016
  • Aug 2016
  • Sep 2016
  • Oct 2015
  • Nov 2015
  • EEA € 540 per year
  • Non-EEA € 540 per year
  • International € 540 per year
  • 12 months

The Diploma programme in Social Studies and Counselling Skills (not a master degree) is a study of human behaviour. It introduces the students to a fascinating range of subjects. The course aims to develop your interest and enthusiasm and will give your a sound basis for further studies in the Social Sciences. You will reflect on life, behaviour, culture and many more subjects (ask for our brochure) to enable you to make a positive difference in your personal and professional sphere. You will learn about counselling skills and develop interpersonal communication which is the core to all relationships.

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