SOCIAL SCIENCE: GENERAL PROFILEDEC 300.GE
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Our Social Science DEC program prepares students for university studies in over 100 different disciplines. The social science general profile is intended to enable students to pursue university studies in the broad areas of the social sciences, law, education, and administration through the acquisition of scientific learning based on the integration of knowledge and methods acquired in various social science disciplines.
Both a general as well as a commerce profile are offered at TAV College. Depending on the profile chosen, you will have the opportunity to analyze the human experience through the perspective of various disciplines such as psychology, geography, economics, political science, sociology, and administration. The Social Science program aims to introduce you to these realities, explore important theories and authors, and also, to help you understand the world through various approaches in social sciences.
In both of our Social Science programs, students will be exposed to various disciplines that address the many aspects of human life:
- Psychological processes
- Foundations of life in society
- Challenges of globalization
- The functioning of our organizations
WHAT IS SOCIAL SCIENCE?
Social: Society and human beings
Science: Facts and systematic study of a thing, the pursuit of its true nature.In social science, we seek to understand the nature of people and society. Social Science covers the full span of human behavior, including economics, education, sociology, linguistics, anthropology, phycology, and even business and management studies. In social science, you look at how society works and how people react and adapt to change.
“Social science can tackle everyday policy questions – how many children will need a school place in ten years’ time? – or pose more fundamental problems – what drives inequality? What stops societies from falling apart? What does ‘freedom’ mean?”
Professor of Sociology, the University of Edinburgh School of Social and Political Science
At the end of the program, students will be able to:
- Distinguish the main facts, notions, and concepts related to the object of study, i.e., the human phenomena, from a disciplinary and transdisciplinary perspective
- Explain theories, laws, models, and schools of thought in relation to their authors and concrete situations
- Situate various issues related to citizenship in a worldwide context
- Demonstrate the qualities associated with scientific intellect and critical thinking as well as the skills required to apply the qualitative and quantitative methods used in the field of Social Science
- Use the necessary research methods in order to pursue their studies
- Use appropriate information technologies
- Convey their ideas clearly and correctly in the language of instruction
- Read and understand basic Social Science documents conveyed in their second language
- Integrate the learning acquired throughout the program
WHY STUDY SOCIAL SCIENCE?
A 2015 expert panel concluded that future innovation and productivity growth will require a workforce with a balance of both STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and non-STEM skills, such as those acquired and used in the humanities, arts and social sciences. Leadership, creativity, adaptability and entrepreneurial ability can help maximize STEM skills and allow Canadians to effectively compete within the ever-changing global marketplace.
Having a balanced workforce leads to a prosperous economy. Individuals who are skilled in social science and liberal arts provide for a well-rounded workforce with the skills required to navigate the ever-changing labor market.
A degree in social science provides graduates with foundational skills that serve as the basis for many specialized fields. Social scientists are influential because the work they do helps determine government policy and can change how we interact with the institutions and environments that influence our behavior, such as the legal system, social services, neighborhoods, schools, and universities
Here are some career options that might interest you:
- Actuarial Mathematics*
- Applied Economy*
- Business and Finance*
- Civil Service
- Communications & Media
- Computer Science*
- Corporate Law
- Design (environment, industrial, interior, fashion)
- Educational Information and Guidance
- Human Resources*
- Industrial Relations
- International Relations
- International Studies
- Investment Brokerage*
- Journalism and Broadcasting
- Library Science
- Management Information Systems*
- Political Science
- Psychology and Counselling
- Public Policy
- Secondary Education in Mathematics*
- Social Work
- Tourism and Hotel Management
- Urban Planning
The career paths that contain an asterisk symbol (*) signifies that this career would require the completion of the Social Science math competences, which are: Calculus I, Calcuslus II and Linear Algebra.