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Sociology Online - Bachelor's, Master's, Doctor Ph.D. Degree.


Faculty of Arts & Humanities via distance learning


Faculty of Arts & Humanities



Sociology via distance learning


Sociology is the systematic study of human society. This program places a particular emphasis on the understanding of the core concepts of sociology and the key societal structures such as family, religion, education, science and technology, and economic and political institutions. The notion of culture, personality and personality development, role and status, as well as social order, control, class, and mobility are presented and analyzed. The program also discusses the theories and processes of socio-cultural change.


Academic Supervisor : Djaber Nacer Eddine
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Sociology Online via distance learning

Specialist, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctor - Sociology.


This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is the enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. For example: Community & Social Development , Criminology , Human Rights , Political Science , Public Affairs , Social Psychology , Social Work .


Specialist - Expert Diploma - Sociology Online
Tuition Fee: 1.050 Euros (1.350 US$) ... 1.470 Euros (1.890 US$).
Specialist - Expert Diploma Online: 15 ... 21 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Sociology via distance learning = 45 Academic credits - Select 5 courses for the online diploma of Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of courses from the specialization module.


Bachelor's Degree - Sociology Online
Tuition Fee: Min. 3.510 Euros (4.420 US$) ... Max. 6.800 Euros (8.700 US$).
Bachelor's Degree Online: 130 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Sociology via distance learning = 45 Academic credits + 60 credits in General Education (may be transferred from previous education and professional experience) + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example: Social Psychology.


Master's Degree - Sociology Online
Tuition Fee: Min. 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) ... Max. 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online: 36 ... 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Sociology via distance learning = 45 Academic credits + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example: Social Psychology. + 13 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis. More info...).


Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Sociology Online
Tuition Fee: Min. 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online: 45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Sociology via distance learning = 45 Academic credits + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example: Social Psychology. + 18 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis. More info...).



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Sociology Online

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):

1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).
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Analysis of Social Problems
This course examines social problems from three perspectives. Systemic problems: racial and sexual discrimination, inequality and poverty, militarization and war, ecological problems, overpopulation, urban and rural problems, and life cycle problems. Problems of specific institutions: government, economy, family, education, religion, and social services. Personal pathologies: mental illness, suicide, alcoholism, and drug addiction.
Academic Supervisor: Djaber Nacer Eddine

Social Problems & Deviance
This course examines the social problems and behavior that depart from group’s and/or society’s norms. It considers delinquency and crime; sexual, religious, and lifestyle deviance; deviant sub-cultures; and the society’s reaction to deviance. It explains the causes of deviance and traces its effects on individuals and society.
Academic Supervisor: Djaber Nacer Eddine

Social Activities & Relations
This course reviews empirical studies of friendships, dating, and long-term relationships including marriage. Main Topics include the types and functions of the social relationships as well as the processes of relationship formation, maintenance, dissolution, and conflict. It addresses the concept of relationships in various human societies.
Academic Supervisor: Elena Lorente Rodríguez

Social Welfare
This course analyses the nature and impact of economic/political/social ideologies in addition to the forces that shaped the evolution of western and other civilizations' responses to the poor, unemployed, sick and disabled, displaced, children-and-families-at-risk, widows and orphans, and racial/ethnic minorities.
Academic Supervisor: Djaber Nacer Eddine

Marriage & Family Relations
This course examines the impact of modern society upon the family as it relates to courtship, size of family, member relationships, economic problems, and marital stability. It compares alternative life styles, marriage, and family relations throughout the life span. It examines family development across generations.
Academic Supervisor: Catherine Wanjiru Gachutha

Political Sociology
This course deals with power and domination in social relationships and the relationship between states and societies. It examines the states, political institutions, and processes and their role in different societies. It also explains how and why societies organize themselves in different forms of political institutions and how they function.
Academic Supervisor: Mª Teresa Martinho Almagro

Personality & Social Development
This course explores the processes of social and personality development. It focuses on four key areas of research: cognition, attachment theory, language development, and moral development. It also addresses the issues and debates about the role of genes, gender, socialization, and neurological development as interacting forces that affect how infants and children acquire self/other awareness, identity, and social competence.
Academic Supervisor: Shelley-Ann Meihuizen

Cross Cultural Social Perspectives
This course studies the similarities and differences of cultures. It teaches students the skills of communication, negotiation, and managing cultural differences. It provides a cross cultural social perspective to deal effectively with individuals from varied cultures in different situations.
Academic Supervisor: Lucia Poggio Lagares

Social Class & Stratification
This course examines the dynamics and influences of social class and stratification on contemporary society. It investigates topics such as the conceptions and structure of class; class consciousness, inequality, prejudice and discrimination; social mobility; the relations between class and culture; the role of money and power; and class-based social movements and revolutions.
Academic Supervisor: Djaber Nacer Eddine

Organizational Behavior
This course analyzes the impacts of behavioral issues found in the organizational setting. It provides an in-depth focus of past and current theories concerning the cause and effects of work motivation, attitude formation, and perceptions in different organizational settings, including those that are culturally diverse. The course also explores how personality theory can be applied to selection, placement, training, group processes, conflict, organizational behavior modification, and the individual and social bases for decision making.
Academic Supervisor: Marie Y. Philippe

Social Psychology
This course discusses the theoretical aspects as well as the current research in social psychology in order to improve people’s understanding of themselves, others, and their surrounding society. It includes topics such as social influence, attitude change, and persuasion, stereotyping and prejudice, social recognition, social interaction and group processes, liking, loving, interpersonal attraction, altruism and aggression, and daily human judgment.
Academic Supervisor: Lucia Poggio Lagares

This course examines the intellectual origins of the sociological tradition, focusing on changing conceptions of social order and social change, and the trends observed in the development of Western civilization in the modern era. It surveys the major theoretical perspectives currently available in sociology.
Academic Supervisor: Lucia Poggio Lagares

Ethics & Social Responsibility
This course examines the interrelationship between government, business, and society with the view that leaders must constantly adapt to the realities of the economic, political, and social environments. Leaders must consider their social responsibility in resolving issues that include values, ethics, and beliefs underlying its decisions.
Academic Supervisor: Philipose Daniel

Social Control & Intervention
This course describes and analyzes different types of social controls and interventions such as imprisonment, coercion, isolations, and value training. It describes the effects of social controls from the perspectives of both the controller and the person being controlled in addition to the problems of rehabilitation and re-socialization.
Academic Supervisor: Francis Wambua Mulwa

Qualitative Social Research
This course surveys various methodological approaches applicable to investigating the questions that arise in the evaluation of social theories, situations, and practice. It examines qualitative research designs, data acquisition strategies, and several analytic techniques.
Academic Supervisor: Mª Teresa Martinho Almagro



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Sociology Online via distance learning

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Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume en each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides a list of available memberships and professional references from each faculty where some BIU graduates may belong. Contact directly the ones you select. More info...


ABEP - Associação Brasileira de Estudos Populacionais
ABFSA - Association Belge Francophone de Sociologie et d'Anthropologie
ACSALF - Association Canadienne des Sociologues et Anthropologues de Langue Française
AEPS - Asociación de Estudios Psicológicos y Sociales
AFS - Association Française de Sociologie
AICTS - Asociación Internacional de Ciencias Sociales y Trabajo Social
AISLF - Association Internationale des Sociologues de Langue Française
ALAS - Asociación Latinoamericana de Sociología
APS - Associação Portuguesa de Sociologia
APSE - Association des Professionnels en Sociologie de l'Entreprise
ASA - American Sociological Association
ASE - Asociación de Sociología de la Educación
ASR - Association for the Sociology of Religion
BSA - British Sociological Association
CFHSS - Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
CLACSO - Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales
ESA - European Sociological Association
ESOCITE - Associação Brasileira de Estudos Sociais das Ciências e das Tecnologias
FES - Federación Española de Sociología
ICSW - International Council on Social Welfare
ISA - International Sociological Association
SBS - Sociedade Brasileira de Sociologia
SPN - Social Psychology Network
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Admission requirements - Sociology

Specialist - Expert Diploma, Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, Doctor Ph.D. Degree.


For official admission status at Bircham distance education university; you need to send in a filled out, dated, and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from the website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to our address. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in a PDF Format. More info...


Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the amount of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the amount of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission. More info...


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METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education


This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflect your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide. More info...


Students enrolling into this distance education program should be aware that:
1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this program of study.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
3. Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
5. Language: Book reading and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education degree program. More info...


Duration - Sociology Online via distance learning

For a program of 21 credits, the estimated time for completion is 21 weeks. For 45 credits, the estimated time for completion will be 45 weeks, and so on. Calculations are approximate. The length of each distance learning degree program is calculated based on an average of 15 hours of learning per week. It also depends on the number of validated credits from previous knowledge and the level of commitment to the studies. More info...


All information related to the distance learning degree programs is in English, although you may, upon request and approval, submit the required assignments in other languages.


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Sociology Online

Specialist - Expert Diploma, Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, Doctor Ph.D. Degree.