Department of Sociology

WELCOME:
The sociology offers explanation of social experiences in the society. It enables people understand interplay of different social forces and consequent outcome. It gives people an option of second opinion. Currently, the department offers minor and major courses in the discipline of Sociology. These courses cover a range of subjects designed to enrich the understanding of students about social world around them. For this purpose they are empowered through sociological knowledge, skills and commitment to work for sustainable social institutions and Social justice with emphasize to create an environment where conflicts are resolved through dialogue and discussion. The Department of Sociology is also imparting sociological knowledge to graduates and postgraduate students of other faculties of IIU to improve their understanding about society and sociological phenomena they confront in day to day life. .
Vision:        Promoting tolerance and respect through Sociological knowledge.
 
Mission:     Creating and transferring sociological knowledge for sustainable and just social institutions
 
Objectives:
  1. Preparing professionals at graduate and postgraduate levels in the disciplines of sociology and population studies for realizing the national goals of progressive and sustainable society;
  2. Integrating academic, research and development activities in the larger national interest; and
  3. Share information and knowledge with various segments of society on different professional forums as a tool of life long learning and improvement in human capital.
 
CURRENT FOCUS:
The Department of Sociology, IIU trains students at Graduate and Postgraduate levels for variety of careers in public and private organizations, operating in the areas of social welfare, community mobilization, social advocacy, rural development, socioeconomic research, academics institution, and agencies working for social marketing, philanthropic services and many other fields.
Currently, the department offers minor and major courses in the discipline of Sociology. These courses cover a range of subjects designed to enrich the understanding of students about social world around them. For this purpose they are empowered through sociological knowledge, skills and commitment to work for sustainable social institutions and Social justice with emphasize to create an environment where conflicts are resolved through dialogue and discussion. The Department of Sociology also imparting sociological knowledge to graduates and postgraduate students of other faculties of IIU to improve their understanding about society and sociological phenomena they confront in day to day life.
 
The department has announced admission in BS and M.Sc for Fall Semester 2010.
  1. Four years B.S. degree in Sociology
  2. M.sc degree in Sociology
  3. MS degree in Sociology
 
FUTURE FOCUS:
The Department also plans to expand the graduate and MS programme up to Doctoral levels. Students would thus benefit from learning a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches in the discipline of Sociology for entering in to higher professional careers.
 
RESEARCH FOCUS:
Besides teaching, the faculty members are engaged in projects in the field of socioeconomic research. These research activities directly and indirectly benefit the professionals, especially the students, by providing them an opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge in the field which in turn gives them an edge over others in job market.
 
 
CONTACT US:
 
Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Room No.A-20, Block-I, Sector H-10, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
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