Introduction to Social Science
Full time, one year
If you want to explore what’s happening around you in your home, in your street, in society and in the world, then this is the course for you.
Have you always wanted to find the answers to the bigger, burning issues in society? Do you want to find out what makes people tick and what makes the world go round? Then you’re a natural social scientist! This course will help to you analyse and evaluate not just the answers, but the questions too. Hot topics you’ll look at include why people commit crimes, can we ever be truly equal, does the media indulge or challenge stereotypes, plus loads more. You’ll find it contemporary, fascinating and full of lively debate and discussion!
For entry to this course you’ll need:
A real interest in social sciences
Four National 4s or equivalent OR
a pass in a relevant NC course at SCQF Level 4
An interview with us
If you don’t have formal qualifications, but have life experience, then we’ll also consider you for a place, so please call us for a chat. Contact Elaine Zenati on 0300 303 0303 ext 7466.
This course gives you a good introduction to the foundation and fascinating world of social sciences and builds on your existing knowledge of contemporary issues.
Here is just some of what you'll be doing:
Finally, you’ll have the chance to achieve a Personal Development Award, building your confidence, self-esteem, self-reliance and interpersonal skills by contributing to a social project
When you successfully complete this course, you'll have the choice of:
Exploring your future career options in a wide range of disciplines and sectors.With additional qualifications in social sciences, possible careers options include education, campaigning, research, the media, social work, the Police Service, voluntary sector, health and social care.
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