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 course we consider the socio, cultural and political implications of geographic indication. Geographic indication (GI) protects local products and provides interesting marketing strategies, but they also run the risk of restricting and limiting change
The NCFE Support Work in Schools course is a knowledge-based qualification suitable for all support staff roles in schools. This includes all staff who work in a school environment as well as those who work directly with children and young people. It seeks to develop the knowledge and understanding that all those working in a school setting will need and covers areas such as safeguarding, communication and understanding the school context.
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.
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.
This module focuses on leadership and change practice, and has considerable potential to support employability.
If you already know how to analyze your data in Mplus, but want to learn more about what you are actually doing, or if you want to know more about complex analyses, this course is for you. The course consists of in-depth lectures, lectures discussing complex models, and one day on Bayesian analyses.
Social entrepreneurs are continuously striving to align their business model with their mission to achieve social impact on the local and/or global scale. In this course within the track "Entrepreneurial Side of Business", we will elaborate on innovative approaches from the side of, for example, legislators, policy makers and financiers.
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.
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 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.
Changes in technology and society strongly influence modern survey research. This course covers the essentials of survey methodology and analysis. Topics include state of the art survey design, questionnaire construction and testing, modes of data collection, including online surveys and mixed mode design, data processing and survey analysis techniques, such as nonresponse analysis and scale and index construction.
This course offers hands-on experience using SPSS for the most frequently encountered multivariate statistical techniques in the social and behavioural sciences. The emphasis is on applying multivariate techniques using the computer programme SPSS, and on how to interpret SPSS output in substantive terms. We do not discuss the mathematical details of these techniques.