Introduction To Philosophy, Sociology and Psychology

Ref: C2420618

Have you ever wanted to gain a deeper insight into how the human world actually works? This is what the subjects of Philosophy, Sociology and Psychology set out to do. This course sets out to explore the ideas, thoughts and evidence that researchers and writers use to try to describe our human world from their differing points of view. They all ask questions about the meaning and purpose of life. They all ask questions about how we build our societies and political systems. They all explore "Who am I"? They want to know why people do what they do as individuals and then in groups and nations. The purpose of this course is to join in the exploration for the joy of it and the knowledge it will provide as a basis for future study.

Additional information about this course

This course is free to those adults that receive a benefit. For more information, or to book a place on this course please contact the course tutor Dave Brown on 07484 247828, or Dawn Daniels at Keys Meadow School on 020 8350 8200.

Course aim

To provide an introduction to the social sciences and arts through the subjects of Philosophy, Sociology and Psychology.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Gain a thoughtful and introductory understanding of the subject material of philosophy, sociology and psychology
  • Practice working with ideas they may find uncomfortable and/or a challenge
  • Apply, the knowledge gained to their understanding of both themselves and the world
  • Discover and see the links between these subjects and the natural sciences

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Students are asked to provide a folder with paper for note-taking.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Introduction To Philosophy, Sociology and Psychology


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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