Applied Sociology (under accreditation)

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The Applied Sociology program presents a pioneering and unconventional model in its design and implementation by focusing on four main tracks: Employing the critical sociological imagination to understand contemporary social phenomena and problems, developing students’ practical cognitive abilities in conducting research and evaluating policies effectively in various social and organizational environments, Practical employment in the field of understanding social problems, especially crime, violence, and social deprivation. Applied sociology is distinguished from general sociology, by moving from the traditional theoretical tendency to understand social dynamics and analyze the social structure to employing the professional practice of sociology by contributing to providing innovative and concrete applied and expert solutions to understanding human problems in general.

  1. Enabling students to understand different social phenomena through the realization of the sociological imagination at the theoretical and applied research levels centered around the Palestinian Arab society.  
  2. Providing an opportunity for the local community to solve psychological and social problems by making use of the practical applications produced by the specialization.
  3. Enhancing students' ability to employ the concepts of applied sociology in understanding the structure of civil and governmental organizations and providing solutions in an innovative way to the problems facing these institutions.
  4. Applying techniques and approaches of applied sociology in the field of social work and provide social consultations that contribute to the development of the structure of social work.
  5. Providing decision makers with the scientific applied studies necessary for the process of social planning, designing social policies, designing projects and services and evaluating them in various fields.
  6. Work on preparing and qualifying leaders with an innovative orientation in social work and the management of social changes.
  7. Contribute to sustainable development in society through planned social programming.
  8. Spreading critical societal awareness about issues of high interest in society such as crime and violence, tolerance, common sense, social justice and criticism of the policies of marginalization, exclusion, dependency, domination, and criticism of the structure of colonialism, etc..
  9. 9. The applied sociology program contributes to deepening the understanding of the issues of advancement of women, children, youth, the elderly, and the family in general, by adopting strategies based on their needs and interests.
  1. The ability to understand the basic concepts of applied sociology and apply them in different fields.
  2. Employing scientific research methods in understanding the different social dynamics in Palestinian society.
  3. Designing research in the fields of applied sociology and interpreting its results in accordance with the ethical standards of scientific research.
  4. Critical employment of societal problem-solving methods in understanding social changes and in environments with dangerous social mobility.
  5. The ability to plan, implement and evaluate social and development programs in a scientific way.
  6. Active participation in the development of local communities.
  7. The ability to recognize the value of cultural and societal diversity and the values of tolerance, citizenship, and common sense.
  8. Creating modern community initiatives to advance the reality of groups and individuals in Palestinian society.
  9. The ability to link private and societal experiences in understanding social reality.
  10. The ability to bring about positive societal and institutional change in Palestinian society.
  11. Leadership in social work and the development of the community innovation system.
  1. Social researchers in social and development institutions, research centers, civil society institutions, and regional and international development institutions.
  2. Social workers in schools affiliated with the Ministry of Education and private schools, where the applied sociologist provides social guidance to students, and provides a deeper understanding of the problems related to society and its relationship to the educational community
  3. Working in the field of defense and social advocacy in human rights, women, and youth institutions.
  4. Working in the field of planning and evaluating psychological and community programs by providing consultations to local and foreign institutions.
  5. Working in the field of planning social, educational and economic policies.
  6. Working in social and family development centers, family planning, and community organization.
  7. Working in the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, as researchers and developers of population and demographic policies.
  8. Working in community education and rehabilitation centers, such as specialized centers for people with special needs and the elderly.    
  9. Working with ministries and government institutions such as the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs and others within the relevant departments and sections, as a professional supervisor and developer of human capabilities at the skill and leadership level.
  10. Working in training, capacity building and human development through the employment of applied social skills, especially associated with the knowledge of managing social changes in changing the quality of people's lives.
  11. Working with private sector companies in the departments and fields of human resources, especially in the departments of professional development and excellence.   
  12. Working with law enforcement and judicial institutions such as the police, security and courts, by providing advice related to crime, mechanisms for dealing with victims of crime, and mediation in solving problems related to family relations in the courts.
  13. Working in the field of entrepreneurship by developing special creative projects.
  14. Working as a researcher in the field of applied research with a psychological, social and development oriented.
  15. Completing postgraduate studies in this field.