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 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.
In this special track students will analyse how national cultures are affected by and react to the European integration process. Subsequently they will focus on the national identity of the various countries to help understand the complicated structure of Europe and the motives for integration as well as the obstacles on the way to European unity.
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.
Are you interested in exploring the application of marketing concepts beyond commercial marketing and considering the issues of ethics and responsible practice in marketing? In this course you’ll explore the role and responsibility of marketing in relation to society.
The Summer Institute on Global Poverty & Inclusive Development is an intensive one-week course.
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 focuses on leadership and change practice in a retail context. Its strong work-based and reflective enquiry component will help you explore how to initiate and carry through improvements and projects in your current work from an early stage. You will also develop skills to enable you to manage your learning in new work contexts. For successful completion of this course it’s very important to be involved in some ongoing project in a retail context where you can influence others and initiate change.
Financial crises, natural disasters, man-made conflicts, logistical problems and fraudulent behaviour pose great risks to companies and not-for-profit organisations. How can organisations survive in such turbulent environments? How can organisations fulfil their tasks if its members are bounded rational? How can an organisation compensate for setbacks? And how is it that some organisations even seem to benefit from problems? This course attempts to answer these questions.
This key introductory Level 1 course is an ideal introduction to the social sciences – psychology, social policy and criminology, geography and environment, politics and international studies, economics and sociology – through study of contemporary UK society.
The summer school aims at providing participants with an overview of policies and legislative frameworks relevant to these themes, as well as with detailed case studies on their applications. It also proposes to be a forum for the elaboration and exchange of ideas on human capital-focused strategies to foster growth and tackle the problems connected to migration.
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 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.