Faculty of Social
Due to the increasing awareness of the importance
of social problems, sociology and the relevant subjects have come to be
regarded as the most stimulating and exciting areas of study and research
in the universities. It is not surprising to find a strong demand from
employers for graduates in the field of social sciences.
The faculty is noted for its strength in the
study of contemporary social problems, the latest developments in
sociology and different social issues and movements. It aims to achieve
excellence in teaching and research in various areas of sociological
concern. In particular the faculty aims to produce graduates capable of
independent and rigorous thought who can apply their knowledge and
abilities in a wide range of professions including social work, planning
and research, journalism, community welfare and cultural affairs.
The Faculty of social sciences consists of six
departments and has a teaching staff of 45, who are actively involved in
teaching and research. The research interests of the members of the
departments cover a wide range of topics in social science related areas
such as social needs analysis, social inequality, culture and society,
sociology of health, public relations, society and education, sociology of
race and racism, social policy analysis, social planning and development,
housing and urban policy, comparative sociology, etc.
The faculty introduces the students to the study
of Iranian society, the history of its development and its principal
characteristics. They will examine the principles and issues underlying
disciplines such as communication sciences, public relations, journalism
and sociology as a means of better understanding the world in which we
Students will be exposed to a broad range of
ideas and view points concerning the ways in which the various welfare
needs of individuals, groups and communities can be met or at least
affected. They come to combine the knowledge, skills and values of social
work in a level of practice which demonstrates their competence for
employment as social workers. Within the content of university education
they will be trained in social community work, social planning and
research, operational procedures of the radio and television journalism,
editing and news management, etc. some of these courses are compulsory
depending on the degree for which they are registered.
Our graduates enter a range of professions in
social services, news agencies, research institutes, printing companies,
mass media, and other associated fields.