Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences.

You are Welcome to Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, University of Karachi.


Chairperson: Prof. 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 and Assessment:

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.