Social Sciences Programme

Orientations: Behavioural Science and Social Science

In the Social Science Programme you will examine how individuals and societies - at local and global levels - develop through interaction. How are we to understand the fabric of events that form our interaction? In the programme, you will learn about social relationships in Sweden and the world, how the individual interacts with society and how people’s conditions of life vary over time and spatially.

The Social Science Programme is a programme leading to eligibility for higher education studies. You will study how people function as individuals, members of groups and citizens of the world. Democracy, communication, ethics, gender and environment are topics covered in the course. You will also read subjects that are studied in all lines of Gymnasium (upper secondary school); English, history, sport & health, natural science, social studies and Swedish.

At Haganässkolan, you will acquire the knowledge you need to make the choices you want after completing Gymnasium studies. The Social Science Programme offers two different orientations for individual in-depth study.

Behavioural Science Orientation
Are you interested in people? In this course, you will learn how people act as individuals and as members of groups. Organisations and societies are studied from several angles. Important subjects are psychology, sociology and  pedagogical theory.

Social Science Orientation
Are you interested in what is happening around you - political elections, international conflicts and environmental issues? If you are, the Social Science Orientation is for you. In the course, you will learn about different social structures, to gain a wider and deeper understanding of society. Important subjects are social science and  history, along with subjects including geography and languages.

Gymnasium project
In Year 3, you have independently to carry out a Gymnasium project to prepare for higher education studies.  For this, you will have to formulate an issue and plan, execute and evaluate a major project based on the central areas of knowledge in the programme.

What career options will you have?
On completion of your studies, you will obtain a qualification giving eligibility for higher education studies. You will have acquired the basic eligibility for higher education studies, and will be able for example to continue studying to become a lawyer, teacher, counsellor, psychologist, journalist, librarian, information/communication officer, behaviourist  or police officer. 

Course plans
SA15, 16, 17, 18PDF (pdf, 468 kB)