RegisterSign In

Social Studies

My Distance Learning College


Have you ever attended a wedding and watched the faces of the near relatives, and wondered what sort of a marriage the couple would have - what influence the in-laws would have, how the housework would be distributed, where the household would be set up, etc?

Have you ever noticed the number of things you do without thinking - like wearing the right clothes, eating with the right implements, or talking in a particular way, and wondered why you feel it essential to behave in this way?

Have you ever thought about society as such and wondered why some should be poor and others rich, why some should be considered more important than others?

Have you ever joined in a demonstration against the authorities and felt the need to participate actively in the governing process? If you have answered "yes" to one or more of these questions, you are going to enjoy learning about the various institutions that make up society, how they function and how they influence your life. You will find it interesting to see how different "classical" thinkers have held different views about society and how there are different ways in which society can be studied.

This course covers topics such:

  • What are Social Studies? (1)
  • The Family
  • Education
  • Stratification
  • The UK's Welfare State
  • Politics
  • Work
  • Unemployment
  • Population
  • Urbanization
  • Social Control
  • Deviance


Social Studies Diploma

Social Studies Diploma issued by My Distance Learning College, entitling you to use the letters SAC Dip after your name.


After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

course quick facts
course code DED930
cost $448.00
estimated time to
complete course
200 Hours
course materials
365 Days