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.
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 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.
European Studies - This is a multi-disciplinary programme that will encourage you to relate and integrate the different strands of the degree to gain an overview of the nature of Europe.
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.
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.
Als psycholoog probeer je antwoorden te vinden op vragen over de menselijke geest en het menselijk gedrag. Niet zomaar door je gezond verstand te gebruiken, maar met behulp van strikt wetenschappelijke methodes. Je maakt kennis met boeiende theorieën over het gedrag en de mentale processen.
The Political Science major offers a thorough grounding in the main theoretical concepts used in the field. You will also be introduced to the political institutions and cultures of many different countries.
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:
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
Psychology covers a wide range of topics and captures the public imagination. We are all part of groups, organisations, relationships, and consequently an insight into the workings of human behaviour and motivation is of relevance and interest to us all. The Psychology BSc at SPCP offers a pathway to gaining an understanding of such processes.
The Higher School of Economics is announcing the first admissions session for foreign applicants to the preparatory programme at the Department of Pre-university Studies. The aim of this programme is to prepare applicants for entrance exams in the following educational tracks: Social and economic sciences; Social sciences and humanities; Technical.
The Journalism and Mass Communication faculty is committed to an academic and professional program that encompasses the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in 21st century media. The program will emphasize critical thinking, research, writing and visual communication skills within an ethical framework across all media and professional disciplines.