UFSC Social Sciences program prepares sociologists, anthropologists and political scientists not only to develop academic research and produce knowledge about social relations, but also to conduct surveys and consulting services in public or private companies.
The program’s core subjects are in the fields of Sociology, Anthropology and Political Science, but, since the early stages, the student may choose to focus on one particular social area, by taking specific courses in this area.
Different segments of society are object of research, including the political system, the public policies, the social institutions and the business system, as well as the social movements and the socio-cultural diversity. Research is carried out in specialized places, such as the Image and Sound Research Laboratory, where educational videos are also produced for the teaching and learning of social sciences.
The program offers two types of degree: one with focus on teaching (licenciatura) and the other focused on research and other career possibilities (bacharelado). For the second degree type, the program focuses on research, consulting, advice, or even on public and private policy management. In the final semester, the student develops a final paper in the form of a dissertation. The teaching degree, in its turn, enables students to work in primary and secondary schools. For that, the student teacher takes pedagogical courses throughout the program and completes a teaching practicum in an educational institution.
8 semesters (4 years)
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