The Department of Sociology was established in 2014 in Government College Women University Sialkot, offering Bachelors in Sociology. BS Sociology is a four-year degree program. Sociologists are interested in understanding the causes and consequences of different processes of society, such as the social construction of groups and identity; the evolution of culture, inter-subjective meanings, intergroup relations, hierarchies, and social norms. Sociological research involves the study of individual behavior and outcomes, such as educational attainment, jobs and careers, religious commitment, and political involvement; of interpersonal process, such as intimate relationships, gender power relations, social interaction in groups, social networks, and behavior of organizations and institutions; causes and consequences of group differences and social inequality; and social change at the societal and global level.
The vision of Sociology Department is elaborated through the following mission statement, details of which are presented in the objectives listed below.
Grooming young women to be able to perform well in each societal role, in order to create a ‘prosperous nation’, by equipping them with relevant knowledge, character qualities and life skills required according to local, regional and global contexts.
The mission of the Department of Sociology at GCWUS is to advance the understanding of society, culture and social institutions. This process will lead to the improvement of quality of life, by underpinning the strategic solutions to the societal problems at large. The objective is to prepare the learners to pursue careers within the areas of human services and organizational settings. The academic program will inculcate in the students the spirit of understanding the basic skills used in scientific research; the knowledge of sociological concepts and applications of Sociology in other diverse fields of life. Currently the department is offering the programs of B.S Hons in Sociology
To facilitate in shaping innovative minds imbued with the knowledge, ethics, skills and competencies that enable them to contribute in a positive manner in the development of society.
This program is designed both to equip students to undertake independent research across the social sciences, and to develop skills that are of relevance to a broad range of careers in the public and private sector. The cross-disciplinary nature of the program enables students to build their own degree according to their own particular interests and preferences within the broad areas of sociology, drawing on the diverse range of relevant modules. The core module of the program, enables students to use the knowledge and conceptual insights gained to outline ways to solve ‘real world’ problems, thus delivering key skills prized by employers.
Program educational objectives are intended to be statements that describe the expected accomplishments of graduates during the first several years following graduation from the program.