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Best Online Courses in Social Sciences 2019

A program of instruction about a particular subject usually offered to high school graduates by a college or university is called a course. Students decide which courses they should take based on variables such as what they are interested in and where their talent lies.

What is an online course in social sciences? The broad field of social science is devoted to studying human society, interaction and decision-making. There are several individual and more specialized areas of study that make up the field of social sciences, including anthropology, economics and psychology. Some courses are specific to one field while others are more comprehensive and can provide helpful knowledge about multiple areas of study.

Almost all courses in social science require you to do research studies involving data analysis. This not only helps you gain knowledge, but improves your critical-thinking skills. Most employers today covet employees with that specific skill set because they tend to make better decisions.

Social science courses can range widely in cost. Some of the things that determine the tuition for a course may include factors like the school offering the course, the type of social science being studied and the length of the course.

The field of social sciences is so vast that if offers a wide variety of career opportunities. Those who specialize in economics can work in roles such as management consultant, investment advisor and analytics manager. Other social science professionals work as criminal investigators, geospatial analysts and employee relations specialists. Taking a course in social sciences may help you realize you would enjoy a career in academia or politics.

Online courses are a wonderful way to explore the world of social science without necessarily leaving your house. They can introduce you to many exciting professional opportunities and help to broaden your horizons. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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30 Results in Social Sciences

Academy of York

Do you like the idea of making a difference in the world? Do you like the idea of helping people? Do you like the idea of working for yourself, in your own time and at yo ... [+]

Overview

‘Make a difference in people’s lives and help them reach their goals

Do you like the idea of making a difference in the world? Do you like the idea of helping people? Do you like the idea of working for yourself, in your own time and at your own pace? Being a Life Coach provides you with an opportunity to get out of the 9 – 5 grind, out of the traffic, out of the boss’s hair, out of your shell, and into your own time, your own pace, your own and your difference!

Life Coach partners with their client to assess the client’s goals, where they are at, where they want to go, and then assist to bridge that gap. Therefore, Life Coaches have very distinctive character traits. They are empathic, patient and compassionate, they also exhibit strong leadership, organizational and communication skills.... [-]

South Africa Randburg
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
Online
CESCOMPOL - Centro de Estudios Superiores de Comunicación y Marketing Político

This program is aimed both recently graduates or graduates in the areas of Political Science, Marketing, Journalism, Law or International Relations; as to professionals w ... [+]

OBJECTIVES:

Students who successfully pass this program:

They will understand the environment of the policy and official institutionsThey can participate or direct an election campaignThey will know how to handle the latest marketing tools.They will know all the polling techniques and will be able to interpret them.They will learn public speaking techniques.They will know the context of politics abroad, as well as the most common practices in other environments.They will be able to effectively design a personal branding strategy.ADDRESSED TO:

This program is aimed both recently graduates or graduates in the areas of Political Science, Marketing, Journalism, Law or International Relations; as to professionals with university degrees and experience in the world of politics who wish to improve their personal skills.... [-]

Spain Madrid
September 2019
Spanish
Full-time
6 months
Online
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

At USQ, we understand the importance of keeping your knowledge and skills up-to-date, especially if you are looking to upskill or re-skill. That’s why we offer a ra ... [+]

At USQ, we understand the importance of keeping your knowledge and skills up-to-date, especially if you are looking to upskill or re-skill. That’s why we offer a range of professional development ‘single courses’ that provide you with access to our educational resources, lecturers, and facilities, without the commitment of a full degree.

Throughout the year, there are over 700 courses to choose from. Check out our courses in: Business & Commerce Creative Arts & Media Education Engineering & Built Environment Health & Community Humanities & Communication Information Technology Law & Justice Sciences - Computational Sciences - Lab-Based. Each course is a ‘bite-sized’ experience, with most courses taking just 1 Semester (6 months). Our single courses are perfect if you are looking to upskill in a particular area, need to satisfy professional development requirements, want to refresh your current skills, would like to explore a passion or are looking for a taste of uni life. It is your opportunity to continue into a USQ degree provided you meet the program’s entry requirements. How much will it cost? ... [-]
Australia Australia Online
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
6 semesters
Online
Instituto Séneca - Centro Internacional de Postgrado

This Expert Course on Protocol and Organization of Events presented by the Seneca Institute, responds to the need for companies and institutions to have trained professio ... [+]

This Expert Course on Protocol and Organization of Events presented by the Seneca Institute , responds to the need for companies and institutions to have trained professionals in both areas, in order to manage different types of acts, in accordance with the Protocol.

Since the organization of each event pursues certain objectives, its planning is key to achieving them, so it is necessary to pay attention to the structure protocol, the management protocol and the effectiveness protocol, in order to meet the objectives set, preserving the corporate or institutional image, and duly attending to the different audiences that an organization has.

The Program of this Expert Course in Protocol and Organization of Events is structured in four Parts, each one comprising the contents, techniques and management tools that will facilitate the work of those in charge of organizing any type of event, from breakfast of company, until International Conferences, past meals, buffets, banquets, congresses and online events.... [-]

Spain Madrid
October 2019
Spanish (Spain)
6 months
Online
SOAS University of London

The Global Diplomacy course is a unique offering to the MOOC environment. Bringing together cutting-edge research in the broad fields of Diplomatic and International Stud ... [+]

The Global Diplomacy course is a unique offering to the MOOC environment. Bringing together cutting-edge research in the broad fields of Diplomatic and International Studies, award-winning distance learning delivery and the instructors previous experience of delivering a successful MOOC. Please see the volume Global Diplomacy: Theories, Types, and Models authored with Dr. Alison Holmes, (Westview, 2016), and the Understanding Research Methods MOOC from Coursera.

The Global Diplomacy MOOC has a direct heritage in the University of London International Academy/SOAS Global Diplomacy MA Programme launched in April 2013 which have attracted hundreds of students from around the world. The Global Diplomacy MA Programme is provided by the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy which has been teaching postgraduate courses in Diplomacy for over twenty-five years.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
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Part-time
5 weeks
Online
International Open Academy

Help students overcome diversity in their special educational needs through your knowledge of how to teach them to grow as students and individuals. ... [+]

Help students overcome diversity in their special educational needs through your knowledge of how to teach them to grow as students and individuals

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of students who need your help?

As we continue to improve in our ability to identify students with learning disabilities and diverse needs, the importance of individuals who are trained to help these students increases.

Students with special educational needs require special services to perform in the classroom and grow as students and individuals. Schools are always looking for talented individuals who can provide their students with the appropriate interventions to help them succeed.... [-]

United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
60 days
Online
University Of The Free State Business School Online

The aim of Ethics & Governance is to provide participants with an understanding of ethics and how it influences life choices. ... [+]

Ethics & Governance

The aim of Ethics & Governance is to provide participants with an understanding of ethics and how it influences life choices.

Schedule

The Ethics & Governance program starts during the first week of each month. Applications close on the 15th of the previous month.

Assessment

The assessment of the SLP’s consist of quizzes, discussions, a final assignment, and an online test.

Mode of delivery

Online

Duration

1 week. This excludes the additional time that is given to complete the final assessment.

Accreditation

After the successful completion of the Ethics & Governance program, the student will receive a certificate issued and endorsed by the UFS. Recognition to the Higher Certificate in Management Development is available through RPL.... [-]

South Africa Bloemfontein
Open Enrollment
Full-time
1 week
Online
International Career Institute

ICI’s counselling and psychology course allow you to achieve a very rewarding career in a rapidly growing profession. You can find many opportunities to work in establish ... [+]

ICI’s counselling and psychology course allow you to achieve a very rewarding career in a rapidly growing profession. You can find many opportunities to work in established institutions and companies as well as help people cope with personal and professional difficulties. We offer you a course developed and conducted by qualified professionals who are highly experienced and successful in the field.

Course Outline Module 1: Introducing Counselling Skills Module 2: Personal Development Module 3: Taking Care of Yourself Module 4: Maintaining Good Practice Module 5: Being a Listening Helper Module 6: Qualities, Skills, and Knowledge for Listening Module 7: Recognising Your Own Barriers to Listening Module 8: Establishing a Helping Relationship Module 9: Counselling Practice 1: Beginning the Discussion Module 10: Counselling Practice 2: Deepening Understanding Module 11: Counselling Practise 3: Working with Action and Endings Module 12: Being Prepared for Common Personal Problems Module 13: Understanding People from a Social Perspective Module 14: Understanding Individuals from a Psychological Perspective Module 15: Coping with Different Types of Helping Conversations Module 16: Dealing with Difficulties Module 17: Key Counselling Skills Career Prospects ... [-]
United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
Churchill Square Training And Development

This is a masterclass in Anger Management designed to provide you with some great strategies for dealing with anger. ... [+]

Course Summary

Anger is a universal experience. Dogs get angry, bees get angry, and so do humans. You don’t have to be a psychologist to know that managing anger productively is something few individuals, organizations, and societies do well. Yet research tells us that those who do manage their anger at work are much more successful than those who don’t.

The co-worker who can productively confront his teammate about his negative attitude increases his team’s chance of success as well as minimizes destructive conflicts. The customer service agent who can defuse the angry customer not only keeps her customers loyal but makes her own day less troublesome. This one-day workshop is designed to help give you and your organization that edge.... [-]

United Kingdom Portsmouth
Open Enrollment
Full-time
1 day
Online
EAN University

Upon entering the Specialization in Innovation and Quality Process Management, students will integrate concepts and practice to complement their professional life in two ... [+]

Virtual Specialization in Government and Public Management

Upon entering the Specialization in Innovation and Quality Process Management, students will integrate concepts and practice to complement their professional life in two different ways. The first one is related to processes and quality with the purpose of understanding the performance and applicability of these approaches within their workplace and to other elements such as total quality and re-engineering. The second way is related to innovation and its importance to the competitiveness of our country; students acquire skills to understand that innovation has an excellent trend in both the world-class sector and the global market.... [-]

Colombia Bogotá
January 2020
Online
E-Careers

Gain an understanding of the essential concepts behind Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) with this introductory course into this method of influencing the brain’s behavi ... [+]

What are the objectives of this course?

The course is delivered by David Key, who is one of two Master NLP Practitioners in Europe. He will run you through how to influence the brain’s behaviour through the use of language and other types of communication.

Introduction to NLP Presuppositions of NLP (Empowering beliefs which could move you to action and get you unstuck) Conscious and Unconscious Mind (understand why your unconscious mind is where it’s happening and how to tap into your creative genius)

NLP has been proven to help individuals and organisations in the following areas:

Treating phobias, depression and OCD. Stress management Self-belief Assertiveness and confidence Empathy, ethical and moral considerations Effectiveness and productivity Better communication Customer service and sales Interviewing and appraisals Who is it intended for? ... [-]
United Kingdom UK Online Slough
Open Enrollment
Part-time
Online
Of Course Learning

Being yourself is at the heart of a fulfilled life and positive psychology. Authenticity plays a major role in fulfilled relationships, a life of passion and self-confide ... [+]

Being yourself is at the heart of a fulfilled life and positive psychology. Authenticity plays a major role in fulfilled relationships, a life of passion and self-confidence. People who are able to express themselves authentically are among the happiest and most successful people on the planet.

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you” (Joseph Campbell), and this course will help you to appreciate and understand that privilege through distilling research from psychology into lessons that you can learn to live more authentically.

At the beginning, we’ll briefly cover the What? and Why? of authenticity before we learn which factors contribute to an authentic life. Then we’ll set the basis for living authentically: getting in touch with our true selves. Next, we will build on this understanding of our true selves and take all the necessary steps that will lead us to a more authentic life. Throughout the whole course, you’ll get activities, worksheets and more additional material that will lead you through the exact steps.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online USA USA Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
Online
Noble Manhattan Global

Life and Executive Coaching Foundations is the most extensive introduction to coaching on the market. It is the 100% online training providing you with the knowledge, ski ... [+]

The Life and Executive Coaching Foundations (LECF) created by Noble Manhattan Coaching Americas is designed to give the blueprint, guidance, and training needed to apply to coach in life and business and drive results. Because NMCA knows that coaching is an important commitment, this course was created as a stepping stone toward a full certification program. However, it deploys the proficiency, knowledge, and practice of any fully accredited program.

It’s a promise that this isn’t just an introduction to coaching. It is the program that will make you fall in love with coaching and never wanting to stop.

At NMCA, we understand that developing the coaching skill set and practice muscle isn’t often easy. That’s why professional coaching from credentialed coaches with access to techniques, research, and the tools is so important. By facilitating personal and professional growth that leads to improved performance, the acquisition of new skills and knowledge as well as the overall development of the coachee, our professional coaches empower others to do the same.... [-]

USA Richmond United Kingdom Weymouth
Open Enrollment
3 - 6 months
Online
UK Open College

Sociology is the study of people in society. It examines people as social beings on the individual, group and societal level. It can be defined as: ‘the scientific study ... [+]

Sociology is the study of people in society. It examines people as social beings on the individual, group and societal level. It can be defined as: ‘the scientific study of human social life, groups and societies.’ Sociology is thus a social science (like psychology or anthropology), rather than a physical one (such as physics, chemistry or biology). It is the task of the sociologist to unravel how ‘nurture’ or ‘social’ factors (rather than ‘nature’ (or genetic, biological or inherited factors, as in the study of biology) influence people at the level of the individual, group or wider society.

Sociologists consider how social and socially-influenced factors, such as family, education, ethnicity, social class and gender can play a part in shaping individual identities. Sociologists also consider group behaviour. For example, a sociologist may study how an office teamwork, or how people’s behaviour is affected by those of their colleagues or work associates. They may also question how factors such as gender or class influence our behaviours as individuals and in group contexts.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
300 hours
Online
INEAF Business School

The existence of the conflict as inherent in human life element causes it to develop a special way in the workplace, due to the tensions generated by the relationships wi ... [+]

The existence of the conflict as inherent in human life element causes it to develop a special way in the workplace, due to the tensions generated by the relationships within the supply chain, as well as relations generated hierarchy. Approach problems from a proactive, anticipate conflicts and manage them once generated is vital to the healthy life of companies element, projecting a savings of time and money, and fostering cooperation as a means to resolve disagreements .

GOALS To acquire the knowledge necessary to understand the conflict in its entirety Grant the necessary to transform the conflict from tools and methodologies multidisciplinary tools. Ability to provide students with concrete response to the many conflicts taking place in the workplace. Promoting attitudes of leadership and dynamism that to prevent the occurrence of conflicts. Who should attend ... [-]
Spain Spain Online
Open Enrollment
Spanish
Part-time
100 hours
Online