The program encourages studying human societies from a scientific perspective, helping the student to understand the importance of identity and society in the culture of Arab and Islamic countries. The theoretical and practical sides of sociology are emphasized through research and field studies, the organization of seminars, and an appreciation of the processes of development alongside social and cultural change. The program results in the increased professional performance of those contributing to social work and research. It gives students a strong sociological background that will enable them to capitalize on career opportunities available in the job market, particularly at various ministries and the institutions related to social development, youth and sports, folklore, and the media.


Detailed Study Plan

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  • Studying human societies from a scientific perspective to help the student affirming his identity, and understanding his society within Arab and Islamic countries’ culture.
  • Preparing graduates to work in the Ministries of Labor and Social Affairs, Housing, Culture and Information, Health, Interior, institutions for social development, youth and sports and social sciences research centers and folklore and the media.
  • Stressing the integration of theoretical and practical side in the study of sociology through research and field studies, the organization of scientific seminars on the course of the processes of development and the outcomes of social and cultural change.
  • Raising the professional performance of those working in the areas of Social Work and Social Research.
  1. An ability to demonstrate command of knowledge in the field of sociology in terms of its evolution, development, various areas ofand related sciences and knowledge.
  2. An ability to display an understanding of the complex relationships between human behavior and the social context and analyzing human behavior within a social context from different perspectives.
  3. Competency in understanding, critically assessing, and using major sociological concepts, and define major sociological concepts involved in understanding social behavior, interaction and organization.
  4. An ability to demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical perspectives in sociology and how they are used in sociological explanations of social behavior.
  5. An ability to express sociological ideas clearly and coherently both in writing and in oral presentation.
  6. An ability to define theory and describe its role in building sociological knowledge, and compare and contrast basic theoretical orientations.
  7. An ability to demonstrate a command of sociological theories to corresponding research area by using theory to analyze research findings, and to critique sociological theory.
  8. Ability to propose a plan of research for a sociological problem or issue, conceptualizing of the problem, reviewing relevant literature, designing a research study, and identification of methods appropriate for exploring the problem or issue.
  9. An ability to show an understanding of how to collect, analyze, and interpret empirical evidence in sociological research.
  10. An ability to compare and contrast the basic methodological approaches for gathering data, identifying the virtues and limitations of each method;
  11. An ability to explain basic concepts of social statistics and compute both descriptive and inferential statistics using SPSS;
  12. An ability to demonstrate an understanding of the connection between theory and methods of investigation
  13. An ability to show how different theoretical approaches would explain current social phenomena.
  14. An ability to demonstrate a command of the logic of social research by writing a literature review and critiquing sociological research reported in popular or scholarly publications.
  15. An ability to show knowledge of how theories reflect the historical context of the times and cultures in which they were developed.
  16. An appreciation and respect for cultural diversity in societies.
  17. An understanding of social groups in various societies in terms of differences in socio-cultural resources and outcomes.
  18. An understanding of the characteristics of contemporary societies and their international contexts and the ability to discuss the differences between Middle Eastern and Western societies, and between the developed and less developed world
  19. An understanding of some of the challenges that globalization poses to contemporary societies and ways of life.
  20. An understanding of the social and ethical implications of sociological research findings and of social policies.

The total number of students enrolled in the Sociology Program in the second semester 2015-2016:

B A Sociology (Major)             642

Minor Sociology                      385

enrolling in this program are:

The student must have been taught in the undergraduate program in sociology, or in the media (tourism).