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HND Social Sciences Course code HD-SOCSCI-F day(s) Monday - Friday mode of attendance Full TimePart Time duration 2 Years subject statement The Social Sciences involve the scientific study of human behaviour. Social Scientists and Social Science research influences practically all aspects of our lives, such as child-rearing, road safety and the operation of large organisations. course aims This course aims to develop skills of analysis and research in the social sciences. course content This course gives students a broad knowledge and understanding of social science subjects. It includes:Psychology Schools of Psychology, Methodology of Psychological Research, Emotion, Cognitive and Moral Development, Personality, Pro- and Anti-Social BehaviourSociology Sociological Theory, Crime, Deviance, Family, Education, Mass Media, Health and Illness, Religion and Social PolicyHistory The Industrial Revolution, Fascism, Nazism, the Gaels and Scottish Society in the 17th, 18th and 19th CenturiesCriminology The Nature and Extent of Crime, Socio-cultural theories, Geographical and Environmental Approaches, Psychological Factors, Politico-economic Theories and Scottish Penal SystemPolitics Political Theory and the UK Political SystemPhilosophy The Concepts of Innate Knowledge, Knowledge Gained from Experience, Notions of Free Will and Determinism Research Issues and Methodology Scientific Methods of Investigation, Experimentation, Observation and Surveys, the Relationship between Social Theory and Social Science, Positivism, Empiricism, Realism and IdealismLiterature Prose and Poetry of Different Historical PeriodsCommunication An Integrated, Social Sciences-based Approach to Report Writing, Group Work and Reading SkillsInterpersonal and Group Skills Perceptual processes, judgment, communication problems and interpersonal interaction teaching & assessment methods Various teaching methods are used including lectures, group work, research and experimentation, tutorials and workshops. Assessment includes assignments, case studies, projects and external assessment. further info Students who complete Year 1 only may have sufficient credits to achieve HNC Social Sciences. progression route The Colleges articulation agreement with RGU provides students with a place on year 2 or 3 of a degree programme. Successful students may also gain advanced entry to certain University of Aberdeen degree programmes career opportunities Excellent preparation for a career in public service and management careers in business and the social services.

HND Social Sciences Course code HD-SOCSCI-F day(s) Monday - Friday mode of attendance Full TimePart Time duration 2 Years subject statement The Social Sciences involve the scientific study of human behaviour. Social Scientists and Social Science research influences practically all aspects of our lives, such as child-rearing, road safety and the operation of large organisations. course aims This...

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