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.
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 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.
This course will explore the question of Dutch identity by placing the Dutch society in a wider European and transatlantic perspective. You will analyze internationally debated issues in Dutch society such as euthanasia and drugs policy, as well as the heated disputes over immigration and integration after the political murders of Pim Fortuyn and Theo van Gogh.
The course is based on a total survey error perspective and discusses the major sources of survey error. Participants will be presented with tools for detection and adjustment of such errors. Analysis methods are introduced using both SPSS and R. Topics include complex sampling, nonresponse adjustment, measurement error and analysis of incomplete data. Special attention will be given to the analysis of complex surveys that include weighting, stratification and design effects.
This special track will explore the question of Dutch identity by placing the history of the Netherlands and Dutch art in a wider European and transatlantic perspective. Students will be introduced to the rich cultural traditions that the Netherlands developed from the Dutch Golden Age to the present day in such artistic fields as painting, literature, poetry and filmmaking. Students will also analyse internationally debated issues in Dutch society in the past and present.
This course offers students an introduction to Europe, a continent of great diversity. Each of its countries and peoples carry their own cultures, religions, traditions and languages, yet the majority of them are now engaged in a joint project aimed at political and economic integration in the European Union. This course aims to introduce you to the main challenges and opportunities facing this project.
In the course you will get familiar with theories concerning communication, conflict and conflict styles. During the training you practice skills and acquire insight in your own conflict behavior as well as in the mediation process and the skills of the mediator. After this course you will be able to resolve your own conflict and to act as a mediator in a conflict between others.
This course explores the main intellectual, cultural and political traditions of Europe. Lecturers in the fields of history, philosophy, religion, art and other fields in the humanities will introduce students to key issues in European civilization from the emergence of European nationalism to the end of the Second World War. Among the topics to be discussed are nation states, citizenship, the role of nationalism during the First and Second World War and the role played by powerful historical figures like Napoleon and Adolf Hitler.
This course will examine how the Holocaust and other genocides affected European society. Which political, economic and social circumstances led to these crimes against humanity in modern Europe? How can we explain the recurrence of war-related violence in a globalized society? How did European societies deal with the genocidal practices of the twentieth century? Students will explore the many questions around the holocaust, genocide, and their long-term effects on society.
This course will teach you the theoretical basics of multilevel modeling and some important mehodological and statistical issues. You will also learn how to analyze multilevel data sets with the HLM programme, to interpret the output and to report the results. The benefits of multilevel analysis are discussed both in theory as with empirical examples.
It is hard to understand Chinese media and Chinese press system. There is no single narration that can fully describe Chinese press. This course aims to provide a better understanding to Chinese media. First, it will discuss what the term “public media” means and try to use it in Chinese context. Then the course will introduce press systems in China - the eco environment of Chinese media, using media in big cities like Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taiwan as cases.
The main objective of this course is to learn how to analyze several models with Mplus (e.g., path models, multiple group models, cross-lagged models, CFA, EFA, growth models, introduction to Bayesian models). No previous knowledge of Mplus is assumed, but prior knowledge of SEM, however not mandatory, will make this course more useful.