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Discipline of Political Science

The course of Political Science in the Department of Social Sciences offers a diverse and flexible curriculum designed to help students prepare for meaningful careers in government, public service, law, journalism, teaching and other related areas. Students work closely with Senior Lecturers to plan their study and are encouraged to sample widely from a variety of course offerings. Students also participate in research activities appropriate to their career goals and interests.

Objectives

  • To acquire knowledge in the human and social sciences based on the premise of various disciplines,
  • To gain knowledge in the field of political science and its various branches,
  • To develop ability to produce, individually or as part of a team, an analysis of contemporary political issues,
  • To gain ability to communicate with the results of the analysis in a clear, coherent, structured and attractive manner, both orally and in written for

Intended Learning Outcomes

After completion of the course in Political Science, students will be able to :

  • underline political issues and phenomena using political science concepts, theories, and methods,
  • describe the complex interrelationships between political, economic, social, cultural, and historical forces,
  • apply political thoughts in a broader social, economic, cultural, and historical context,
  • demonstrate the connection between political concepts, theories, and methods and political experience,
  • formulate competency in the usage of basic tools underlying modern social science research including competency in statistics and qualitative analysis,
  • evaluate the ability to form an argument, detect myths, and martial evidence, on key issues of public policy and politics and deliver thoughtful and well-articulated presentations of research findings,

Discipline of Philosophy

The course of Philosophy in the Department of Social Sciences enables students to acquire degree of knowledge in the field of humanities. Students are educated in the scholarly interpretation of the phenomenon of philosophy and the world’s major philosophical traditions. Students will be able to exposure in critical thinking, effective communication and research skills in the study of philosophy and contemporary philosophical issues in the world.

Objectives

  • To advance an understanding of and appreciation for the importance and value of well-founded knowledge and rigorous intellectual inquiry.
  • To develop and promote argumentative and analytic skills needed for effective reasoning, efficient communication, and the preservation of high standards for knowledge claims.
  • To examine and critically assess normative standards governing social relations, practices, and institutions, including a wide range of human activities dependent upon value judgments.
  • To deepen and encourage students’ understanding and life-long pursuit of the uniquely reflective activity of philosophical inquiry.

Intended Learning Outcomes

After completion of the course in Philosophy, students will be able to:

  • understand the salient philosophical concepts by reading original texts 
  • construct sound arguments and valide demonstrate reasoning to support assertions make careful selection and presentation of evidence and argument to support assertions, and (when applicable) includes carefully constructed refutations of the opposing view
  • demonstrate good structure, succinct expression of ideas and superb writing skills understanding of specific periods of historical philosophy, specific major currents of twentieth century philosophical investigation, and some specific methodologies employed by philosophers
  • expose to issues of culture, ethics, politics, gender, and enviornment
  • cultivate a global perspective and examine and critically assess normative standards governing social relations, practices, and institutions, including a wide range of human activities dependent upon value judgments

 

Discipline of Sociology & Anthropology

The Course of Sociology and Anthropology in the Department of Social Sciences share common philosophical roots and concern for the social and cultural conditions of human life although the two fields have developed independently over the last century. Historically, Sociology exists more on the modernized social structure, while Anthropology focuses on primitive culture. Such distinctions of subject matter no longer prevail, and the line between Sociology and Socio-cultural Anthropology today is neither firm nor fixed. The Special Degree in Sociology and Anthropology builds on the overlapping concerns and distinctive strengths of Sociology and Anthropology. Instead of maintaining separate curricula in the two fields, the department has developed a single curriculum dedicated to providing solid preparation in social theories and qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

Objectives

  • To introduce a variety of methodological perspectives including ethnographic fieldwork and interviewing,
  • To learn survey research techniques,
  • To develop texts, discourse, and the practices of representation,
  • To stress the relationship between cultural formations and social structures set in historical context,
  • To emphasis in the study of inequality and difference by race, gender, class, and region,
  • To providing classroom study, the department provides majors and non-majors opportunities to carry out to field research within the country,

Intended Learning Outcomes

After completion of the course in Sociology and Anthropology, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate the knowledge of the core concepts of Sociology (social structure,
  • culture, social stratification and inequality, race, ethnicity, and gender, and globalization)
  • understand the knowledge gained out of the methods of Sociological research
  • develop knowledge of diversity within or between societies
  • apply Sociological concepts or principles to individual experiences or the social world
  • demonstrate the knowledge of cultural variability within one geographical region of the world
  • practice the major theoretical perspectives of Anthropology in the fie
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