Department of Sociology

 Intoduction:

The Bachelor of Sociology and Social work program was presented to the CAA at the Ministry of Education in 2011 and it obtained Initial Accreditation in 2011. At the end of 2016, the department applied for an accreditation renewal. The CAA Standards and its international External Review Team’s requirements and observations have persistently contributed in the continuous development and quality enhancement of the program and the global update of the program. These improvements helped in obtaining the Full Accreditation renewal in March 2019.

Mission:

  • To train responsible and highly qualified graduates to participate in the nation building process.
  • To promote research in the relevant fields of specializations.
  • To provide community services through various activities and specialized consultancies.

 Vision:

To be the AU's most inspiring academic entity with distinctive characteristics in terms of work ethics, quality and impact of education offered.

 

Objectives: 

  1. Defining the theoretical foundations of sociology and social work in order to be able to understand the fundamentals and principles of this science as well as its methods.
  2. Identifying models of sociology, social work areas and the role of the researcher and social worker in those areas and the nature of work.
  3. Preparing and qualifying leaders in social work to work in various social institutions, social welfare and work in the field of designing and implementing the policies of social welfare and social research.
  4. Training students to diagnose and solve social problems through critical thinking.
  5. Developing the spirit of scientific research and proficiency in writing research papers in the field of sociology and social service in which the methodology of scientific research is clear.

Program Learning Outcomes

Knowledge

1: Ability to identify the various branches and fields of sociology and social work.

2: Ability to interpret the interactive relationship between social and behavioral sciences and sociology and social work.  

3: Ability to list the theoretical and methodological principles of sociology and social work.   

Skill

4: Ability to analyze and interpret social phenomena and suggest solutions to such phenomena.

5: Ability to design and implement social care policies.  

6: Ability to employ critical and creative thinking in terms of suggesting solutions to problems.   

Aspects of Competence

Autonomy and Responsibility

7: Ability to assume teamwork in terms of performing social work.  

8: Ability to prepare and design field and social research.

9: Ability to assume work and leadership responsibilities in social institutions and organizations.

Role in Context

10: Ability to contribute to addressing social problems.  

11: Ability to apply self-criticism in terms of the work conducted by the social researcher and the social specialist.  

Self-Development

12: Ability to apply ethical principles pertaining to the field of sociology and social work.  

 

Objectives:

  1. Defining the theoretical foundations of sociology and social work in order to be able to understand the fundamentals and principles of this science as well as its methods.
  2. Identifying models of sociology, social work areas and the role of the researcher and social worker in those areas and the nature of work.
  3. Preparing and qualifying leaders in social work to work in various social institutions, social welfare and work in the field of designing and implementing the policies of social welfare and social research.
  4. Training students to diagnose and solve social problems through critical thinking.
  5. Developing the spirit of scientific research and proficiency in writing research papers in the field of sociology and social service in which the methodology of scientific research is clear.

 

Admission Requirements:

The student must have a high school diploma from the UAE (scientific or literary) or an equivalent of at least 60% in the first year of admission, and goes up to 65% for the following batches. In case the number of applicants is high, the applicants with higher aggregate will be chosen.

Graduation Requirements:

To obtain a bachelor's degree in the specialization of sociology and social work, the student’s GPA should not be less than 2, i.e. 60%. The minimum duration of the study is three and a half years, the maximum duration is eight years, and they should pass 126 credit hours.

 

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