Department of Sociology

 The Department of Sociology in 2013 sent the proposal to upgrade the Department to the Faculty of Social Sciences on 28/7/1392 to the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Literature and the Humanities and thereafter to the Scientific Council of Herat University to be sent to the Ministry of Higher Education. Fortunately, it was accepted by the Ministry of Higher Education. In 2013, the Ministry of Higher Education established two new faculties (Sociology with two Departments of Sociology and Archeology and Social Science with four Departments of Geography, History, Religious Education and Physical Education) Herat had meant. Under the sole discretion of the Dean of Herat University and the affirmation of the Ministry of Higher Education, and Written No. 356/461 dated 2013/5/6, Department of Coordination of Academic Affairs of the Ministry of Higher Education, Department of Sociology of the Faculty of Modern Languages ​​and Humanities. History and geography formed under the umbrella of the new Faculty of Social Sciences at Herat University.


 The Department of Sociology has a web site called "Open Society" for publishing articles and research by students and professors, as well as introducing the Department of Sociology to cyberspace enthusiasts. In addition to publishing research by professors and students of sociology, the Open Society Web site has numerous articles and articles in various fields of sociology that students and enthusiasts of the field can use. The website of the Department of Sociology of the Department of Sociology is as follows to be developed in the near future.

Educational goals

The Department of Sociology of Herat University puts the following goals at the forefront of its ongoing activities:

• Training of skilled human resources in the field of sociology.

• Help understand Afghan social issues and understand its causes.

• Expert training on social issues and social and development planning.

• Expert training for social planning studies.

• Expert training in social research in various fields of sociology.

• Training social researchers for public and private organizations (thereby contributing to the process. Afghanistan's economic, social and cultural development).

• Training social science teacher to meet Afghan education needs.

• Promoting further the field of sociology in Afghanistan.

Educational Content

Over the course of a four-year sociology bachelor's degree, 144 credits have been set to pass the minimum criteria, including over 50% (53.77) of specialized subjects, approximately 20% (20.13). The basic themes, and the remaining 30 percent, include general, optional, and dissertation themes based on the nature and requirements of sociology, the realities and needs of Afghan society and the modern world, the system bill. The Ministry of Higher Education credit and other academic principles and laws and regulations of the country's higher education are regulated. According to the Ministry of Higher Education's bill on the credit system of higher education institutions, it has set minimum bachelor degree credits of 136 credits and has also divided the bachelor's degree contents into four sections, with the following percentages:

1. Specialized Topics: (Major and Essential Topics) At least 50% of Bachelor's Degree Credits

2. Essential Themes (which form the basis of specialized topics and are essential for reading the subject) and up to 30% of undergraduate credits.

3. General Subjects and Universities Included: Taught in all disciplines and institutions of higher education in the country, with optional subjects accounting for about 12% of undergraduate credits. These topics include Islamic Thought, Contemporary History of Afghanistan, Foreign Language, Environmental Protection and Computer.

4. Optional Subjects include themes that students choose from among several options that are relevant to their discipline. These topics together constitute 12 percent of university credits, including undergraduate credits.

5. Dissertation or Internship and Field Projects: Approximately 8% of the credits in this period are accounted for.

The sociology curriculum is set out below, taking into account the criteria listed in the Credit System Bill.

Specialty Subjects: In the field of sociology more than fifty percent (56.54%) of the credits are dedicated to specialized subjects. The specialized themes of this field are divided into two parts. Twenty-five subjects (71 credits or 48.96%) are compulsory specialized subjects that students in the field within four or eight semesters must select all of these subjects and achieve a successful score to obtain a sociology bachelor's degree. 5 topics (11 credits or 7.58%) are optional specialized topics that students can choose from among the 10 topics (21 credits) offered in this section.

1. Specialized mandatory Subjects comprise two types of subjects that are based on two major areas of sociology graduates. The first area of ​​study is social studies, in addition to the main specialized topics of the field, such as sociological theories, the specialized topics of different fields of sociology, such as urban, rural, gender, social aberrations, religion, family, industry, labor, Political, stratification, social movements, etc., which has about 50 credits.

The second part of the specialized themes, based on the field of sociology graduates, is devoted to research methods which include topics such as basic research methods 1, research method 2 (quantitative), research method (qualitative) 3 and research method 4 (advanced) as well. The use of statistics in social research and the use of computers in SPSS is taught in social research. After completing these topics, students are expected to be able to identify, design, launch and manage social research projects and be able to collect and analyze social research data using scientific methods. Prepare a research report.

2. Basic Subjects: The core topics in the Sociology Department curriculum include topics that are required to pass the discipline (e.g. Sociology Basics 1 and 2) or students of the field with a related science or close to sociology. He knows. The most basic themes include the foundations of the social and human sciences such as the foundations of sociology, general psychology, demography, anthropology, politics, economics, philosophy, and so on. Students in the field of sociology are essential.

Other themes are more servant themes that serve the field of sociology, such as general mathematics and general statistics, which are necessary for the introduction of the statistical subject in the social sciences and later for computer research and application in statistical analysis. The basic themes of the field of sociology are 12 themes (27 credits or 18.62%).

3. General Subjects or Universities Included: These topics are specified in the credit system bill and are set out in the sociology department curriculum as well. Common themes or universities (Islamic Thought, Contemporary History of Afghanistan, Foreign Languages, Environmental Protection and Computers) comprise 24 credits accounting for 16.55% of the Kurds.

Monographs or Internships and Field Projects: The monograph or undergraduate degree in Sociology should necessarily be based on field and social research that is complemented by theoretical and documentary studies. The dissertation on Sociology according to Article III of the Credit Law (5.6%) has 8 credits of this period. Since monograph or dissertation research in the field of sociology is essential and based on what students have learned from the various themes of research methods in social sciences and statistics and spas, special attention has been paid since the beginning of the semester. The seventh begins and continues until the end of the eighth semester.

Activities and Working Areas of Social Sciences in General

Graduates of the Postgraduate Sociology Department can study social studies, social discussions, community studies, information analysis, social work, social issues, social work, crisis management, writing, social planning and social program planning. To work.