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Vision

The Department of Social Sciences shall become a leading department in the region, exemplifying the highest intellectual standards offered in leading universities throughout the world.

Mission

The mission of the program is to train students in the foundational methods and theories integral to sociology and closely related social sciences, and to combine that training with practical experience and research skills to produce graduates capable of significant contributions in a wide variety of practical and research-oriented pursuits. Coursework in the sociology program is configured to simultaneously build a strong social and cultural understanding of the local region, while also producing global citizens with an awareness and respect for cultural diversity and other ways of living.

Objectives

The major in Sociology strives to:

  • Equip students with methods for gathering and analyzing systematically derived field-based data.
  • Develop students’ understanding of basic social science concepts.
  • Provide students with the ethical foundation for conducting research on social and cultural issues to explain societal patterns or problems.
  • Furnish students with an understanding of both the uniformity and diversity observable in socio-cultural orders.

Learning Outcomes

Upon Completion of the major, students will be able to:

  • Define Social and Cultural Concepts.
  • Explain and Give example of social and cultural issues.
  • Analyze Quantitative and qualitative data related to social issues.
  • Design appropriate data collection strategies to conduct sociological research.
  • Apply international sociological code of ethics.
  • Support social and culture diversity.

Opportunities Graduates in Sociology find employment in government agencies, non-governmental organizations, international aid and development agencies, and in the private sector in management positions, community service, social service, and research organizations. Quantitative and qualitative research skills also allows for graduates to be employed by marketing, research and consulting agencies.