Social sciences are scholarly disciplines studying human society and individual relationships in and to society. The field includes study areas such as sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics, political science and history. Social science research is often eclectic; therefore practitioners use various methodologies combining quantitative and qualitative research techniques. Even though they are closely linked to humanities, social sciences differ from the latter with their use of scientific research methodologies in the inquiries about human society.
Studies in social sciences equip students with cross-cultural awareness, social research skills, critical thinking and communication skills. Many academic programmes in the field provide knowledge and skills on how to identify and analyze social concerns, and develop positions and proposals on social issues. Students examine historical and contemporary problems and gets involved in intellectual debates to flourish. They are encouraged to question and challenge assumptions to comprehend the world we live in more deeply. Specialized degrees in economics, psychology, humanities, geography and other social sciences stimulate students’ intellectual curiosity and allow them to broaden their perspective.
Balancing the best values of the US system of liberal arts education with the student-centered approach of the British educational system, the Sociology program offers a solid curriculum with a diversity of courses in the following areas:
The Department of Communication comprises faculty members with a wide range of professional and academic experience and students with a wide range of backgrounds and a variety of media-related career interests. The department provides the best of an American liberal arts education in a context that challenges students from different backgrounds to assess and assimilate different cultural approaches to communication.
As is true with many degrees in the Liberal Arts, history provides an education and not specialized job training. History majors learn how to analyze problems and develop skills in research and writing as well as in the organization and critical assessment of data
The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science has as its focus the theoretical and methodological aspects of the study of Politics and, more broadly, the Social Sciences. An understanding of the historical and behavioral aspects of political life is the foundation on which the curriculum for this degree is based.
The Art History program provides students with broad knowledge and critical understanding of art history as a discipline. It offers a solid foundation primarily in the history of western art through a broad course selection, ranging from antiquity to the present, while including topics in non-western art.
The English Program at DEREE offers students a choice of studying literature (English and American Literature pathway) or an interdisciplinary combination of literature with linguistics (English Literature with Linguistics pathway). The program focuses on how language and literary texts are structured, and how readers and listeners alike develop and use a range of interpretive strategies to make sense of particular works and/or discourses.
At Erasmus University College (EUC) we offer you a choice between four majors. One of them is a major in Humanities. Humanities focus on the alpha sciences, which in case of EUC vary from philosophy and history to media and communication.
The objective of this three-year bachelor degree course is to create eclectic economists ready to deal with the social and economic challenges that characterise the 21st century. It combines the three areas of economics, politics and philosophy so as to provide students with an interdisciplinary education with its main focus on economics. Students will learn to understand how the business world, public institutions and international markets connect and merge.
The Liberal Studies major permits students to develop their own undergraduate program and take a sequence of courses consistent with their educational goals and interests. As a result, it provides students the opportunity to plan and pursue broader interdisciplinary programs than the usual major affords.
Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and underlying mental phenomena. The field encompasses research, through which students learn fundamental features about human and animal behavior, and practice, in which that knowledge is applied to help solve human problems.
The Bachelors of Arts in Communications is a rigorous, multi-disciplinary program designed to give students the analytical, critical, and creative skills that are fundamental to any career in the information age. Students with a BA in Communications can go on to careers in such fields as Film and Video Production, Journalism, Corporate Communications, Politics, Law, Community Organizing and Service, Education, Management, and Non-profit Administration.
A small-scale, intensive and residential approach to Liberal Arts & Sciences. Erasmus University College (EUC) empowers students to face the challenges arising from an increasingly globalizing and interconnecting world, technological advances and environmental change. For this we offer a Liberal Arts & Sciences programme, including multidisciplinary courses which are problem-based throughout. At the centre of this approach is our hallmark: tutored groups of 10 students.