B.Ed. in Social Science is a 2-year full-time undergraduate course. The course has been designed to offer eligible candidates a strong liberal arts education and equip them with adequate writing, analytical, and critical thinking skills for pursuance of this professional line.
This course’s curriculum includes disciplines of study such as sociology, anthropology, psychology, geography, political science, cultural studies, and criminology.
The program comprises a research core, the major subject of study, and elective courses. Students enrolled to the course are needed to undertake a supervised research project that is linked with an industry partner, for experience in the real world of social science research. Students are also offered the option of pursuing individual interests through a range of study plans. The social sciences find extensive application across the legal system, civil services, and business operations.
The program essentially aims to equip enrolled candidates with the requisite skills to develop strategies to help find solutions to a range of social issues at both local and international levels. They are prepared in key skills valuable to employers, such as problem solving, information processing, effective written, cross-cultural awareness, creative and critical thinking, oral communication, social research skills, and computer literacy.
As part of the curriculum, the program involves advanced learning in:
- Skills related to social issues, training for how to identify and analyze social concerns and problems.
- Academic tools to develop positions on social issues and propose possible interventions.
- Social science research design and implementation.
- Concepts of public policy design and evaluation; social impact assessment; social planning and the analysis of socio-economic issues in a wide range of contexts.
- A combination of allied subjects including geography, sociology, criminology, psychology, politics, and economics.
Drawing ideas about the major issues that affect individuals and society, through initiatives of public, private, and voluntary sector organizations.