Dr. Rana Saba Sultan
The department of Sociology was
established in I960. Sociology is the scientific study of society
and human behavior. This is the core discipline of social sciences.
The study if sociology aims at analyzing the patterns, trends and
attitudes of human behavior deriving their causes and predicting
the future of the behavioral patterns in society. The areas covered
by sociology includes community development, social organization,
human management, health and medical aspects, industrial, agricultural,
rural and urban development, demography, human rights, social psychology,
social structure, economic development and interaction among different
people around the world.
This field tries to examine the organizational
structure of society and the influence it has on the social, political
and religious ideas of the members of society. It encompasses the
study of the organization and business. It attempts to analyze the
reaction and management of social groups as well as the factors which
lead to their break down.
Sociological research reveals, the multi
faceted nature ofSocial reality, its multiple causes and multiple
effects provide us well sets of methods suitable for unraveling the
complexities of social life. The study of sociology helps us to determine
which steps are most likely to lead towards given goals.
To meet the academic demands of society,
Programs in Criminology and Population Sciences were initiated under
the umbrella of the department of Sociology. Graduates from the department
have adopted a wide range of careers. Most have excelled in their
profession and have joined public and private institutions. The study
in the department is well organized. The teaching faculty includes
experienced Professors, including those with degrees from foreign
universities. Research work is a hallmark of the department. Seminar
and workshops are important characteristics of the department which
are organized frequently.
Teaching methods involves assimilation
of lectures and group discussion, class presentations, individual and
group projects, case studies, workshops extended lecture and field research
with the use of audio visual assistant. Students’ assessment involves
evaluation, oral presentation, individual and group projects, written
assignments’, test results and performance in semester final examination
and one of the assessment methods of this program is the compulsory
attendance of students in the departmental library.