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.
The first half of the course will focus on theoretical and conceptual understandings of these issues; the second half will use specific examples of cities in Europe and North America to illustrate how different challenges are met in different contexts. These sessions will be led by professors and lecturers from the Department of Human Geography and Planning. We will also conduct excursions to Rotterdam and Amsterdam to examine urban policies and problems in a Dutch context.
Many research questions in the social and behavioural sciences are investigated using statistical models. We offer a crash course in applied multivariate analysis in which we focus on: simple and factorial ANOVA, interaction effects, repeated measures ANOVA, ANCOVA, MANOVA, MANCOVA, multiple linear regression analysis (including the use of dummy variables), logistic regression analysis, and exploratory factor analysis.
This course offers an overview and covers the basic concepts and principles of the methods and techniques used in neuroscientific research, which include electroencephalography, structural and functional neuroimaging, non-invasive brain stimulation, hormone administrations, eye scanning and measurements from the autonomic nervous system. Students will be introduced to these techniques and will get hands on experience.
More and more researchers in the social and behavioral sciences use, or want to use, Mplus to analyze their structural equation models or multilevel models. If you already know how to analyze your data in Mplus and want to learn more about the black-box of Mplus or if you want to know more about complex analyses, this course is for you.
Social research often involves problems that investigate the relationship between individual and society. The general concept is that individuals interact with the social contexts to which they belong, meaning that individual persons are influenced by the social groups or contexts to which they belong, and that the properties of those groups are in turn influenced by the individuals who make up that group.
This summer, Utrecht University for Applied Sciences offers you a challenging introduction to conflict resolution and mediation skills. Both of which are crucial for a better understanding of third party intervention in conflicts.
This course introduces students to sociological and other social scientific theories and empirical research on international migration, reactions of the host society, and the integration of immigrants and their children.
In this summer school course we will address to holistic and evidence based modalities to prevent adverse incidents, foster harm reduction and increase the quality of life of life of patients and family having problems with mood disorders and /or self-destructive behaviour.
This course is a four day course on structural equation modeling (SEM) using Mplus. The course starts with an introduction of structural equation modeling with some emphasis on the specific way Mplus is used to specify and estimate models and how to deal with error messages. The second day introduces multigroup models, confirmatory factor analysis and how Mplus deals with data that is not distributed normally.
The first decade of the 21st century witnessed an explosion of interest in documentary cinema, enthused and transformed by digital technologies. With increasingly affordable cameras and digital editing, as well as evolving online viewing and sharing platforms, filmmaking and film viewing entered a qualitatively new stage, challenging the established approaches to reality, document, and evidence as well as formatting new ways of grasping and affecting societal changes. Questions generated by the digital nature of the imagery, shifting concepts of “author” and “consumer” of images, as well as a changing infrastructure of production, circulation, and preservation of audio-visual imagery requires revisiting the very foundations of the concepts of document and documentary. The summer school creates an innovative interdisciplinary forum by bringing together film and media scholars and filmmakers to bridge the space between academic and non-academic settings and to examine the state-of-the art debates and new pra
Around 5,000 people take their own lives in England every year and a person dies by suicide every two hours or so. Suicide is a major public health issue and this module considers the nature of suicidal behaviour and the factors that may predispose to it, both from the perspective of the client and the family.
This year’s eikones Summer School of the NCCR Iconic Criticism will dedicate three transdisciplinary courses to the construction of images. Images are not only generated and constructed in many different ways but, in turn, contribute towards a construction of fields of activity and scopes of knowledge. It takes place from August 26th to 31st