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Monday 24 September 2018
Social Sciences Department



An outlook Social Sciences Department

The Social Sciences Department was established in 1976 and the field of Economics joined the faculty later. The 10- year activity of this department caused that the faculty was renamed to the faculty of “Social Sciences and Economics”. This major currently, has a 40- year history and is one of the most crowded majors from the perspectives of admitting students as well as the number of students in the faculty and the university. Nowadays, there are 10 full time faculty teachingstaff in this unit.

Identify of Social Sciences

The major of Sociology was launched as a large part of humanity sciences through the last two centuries in different countries , and in Iran since 1940. This major was at first, launched in the first half of 19 century in France as the” study of social physics “and with the help of two sociologists namely, Emile Durkheim and Auguste Conte.

Study of the "society" as an independent phenomenon, comprises of  broad prospects and the areas of Sociology and social Research are more well- known among the others. Currently, these two orientations have a remarkable position in B.A. level in the department of Social Sciences at Alzahra University.Similarly, the field of Social issues of Iran at Ph.D level, which is one of the most necessary areas for the society of Iran,   is launched in this department.

Levels of education

The major of Sociology was launched by admitting students in B.A. level in 1976 at Alzahra University. This major was conducted just in B.A. level from 1976 to 1995, and the number of students reached 300 since 1991. Regarding the promotion of training and research position of the professors in this field ,once the number of them reached 14, the department was expanded by running the Master of Sociology program with the approval of the Ministry of science. Gradually, due to attention paid to favorable results of the activities of department, the Master of Social Research was launched too and the field of Sociology at Alzahra University kept on its activities in to orientations of Sociology and Social Research.

With regard to the promotion of professors to assistant and associate professors as well as promotion of one of them to a full professor, the field of Social Issues of Iran was launched with the approval of the ministry of science in 2012 for which students have been admitted in four Ph.D. courses so far. Nowadays, the department possesses 132 students in B.A. level and it has two fields of M.A. levels including Sociology with 43 students and Social Research with 62 students. Also, there are 19 students studying at Ph.D level at the moment.

The scientific potentials of the professors in Social Sciences Department

Improving the scientific rank of the University at national and global ranking as well as converting the faculty to a sample and the best single- sex faculty in Iran is considered in the framework of strategic plan of the Social Sciences faculty, which is designed in 2014 and it has the four- year outlook in the first period. The position of the professors from the perspectives of “ providing advanced and practical training for women” as well as “ performing fundamental and practical researches for solving the problems of organizations and society” is a sublime position. The department of Social Sciences was established to do the mission and realization of philosophy of Alzahra University and faculty of Social Sciences and Economics with the slogan of “ improving the value of women for their comprehensive participation in any type of social and economic activities for the growth and development of the Islamic Republic of Iran” . Also, the training staff of this department has four- decade scientific and research experience and eminent activities has been recorded by them including training, research, publishing articles and scientific books in international and domestic journals.

Training and Research Potentials

The professional and scientific studies and experiences of the professors of the department which is available in the site of faculty and Social Sciences department in the part of curriculum vitae of professors with the address of http://economics.alzahra.ac.ir/tabid/81/Default.aspx .

Some of them are as follows:

1.      Social communication as well as information and communication technology( social, cultural,…aspects)

2.      Development and social change, social welfare policy

3.      Urban planning and urban damages

4.      Demographics and economics-  social demographics

5.      Political sociology and sociology of revolution

6.      Sociology of culture, social values and attitudes, social psychology

7.      Sociology of social classes and social stratification, sociology of social inequality

8.      Sociology of women, junior sociology and sociology of children

9.      Sociology of family and sociology of gender

10.   Sociology of science and technology, sociology of knowledge

11.    Qualitative and quantitative methods

12.    Social damages and social issues of Iran (deviations, crime, urban pathology,…)

13.   Sociology of social networks, network analysis

14.   Urban sociology

15.   Sociology of Qulity OF life.

16.   Sociology of Youth.

17.   Sociology of Again

18.   Sociology of the Third World

19.   Analysis and Application of Demography

20.   Industrial Sociology

21.    Sociology of Women and Family

22.    Sociology of Citizenship and social Pathology

23.    Sociology of Social Problems and Social Work

24.    Demography :Problems and Indicators

 

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