Introduction to SoHSS

UIU has set up the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SoHSS) in Fall 2019. The SoHSS welcomes the prospective students from Bangladesh and beyond as the United International University has a unique pedagogical platform in addressing the 21st century’s social issues and concerns in Bangladesh in integration and coordination with theoretical understanding in South Asia and beyond. After the WWII, South Asia has been is in great social transformation with enormous economic growth and related development in infrastructure, globalization, and connectivity. This transformation is causing changes in family values, social mobility, job opportunity replacement, and consumption pattern in Bangladesh which need to deal with the contemporary disciplines like sociology. Sociological perspectives on social change can be helpful in addressing the diverse issues. One major aspect of this change is to explore the consequences of value changes in family, community, and society in Bangladesh. Social mobility is important component in sociology but it needs to have equal opportunity for the different groups of people like day labor or coastal fishermen. Our sociological vision is to understand this equality vision of social mobility. Moreover, old job opportunity is replacing with new one; sociological perspective would like to ask a question: are the marginalized people successful in securing their occupational status in new job market. Are the consumption behavior of people improving as the economic growth is in better position ever in Bangladesh. If the negative elements of such changes like deviance, downward social mobility, unemployment, and unsafe food consumption increase, sociological perspective would like to focus on the issues with the questions: are the individuals responsible for the cause by themselves?Or are such elements happening because of society or social products?  In addition to deeper theoretical landscape, social research methodology in terms of qualitative and quantitative approach will be the foundation in exploring social, cultural, political, and economic aspect of issues and concerns, and their connection with global dynamics of power structure. Based on the stronger blend between theory, methodology, and contemporary issues, the graduates of SoHSS will have job opportunities at government organizations, Non-Government Organization, bank, Multinational Corporation, international agencies, colleges and universities, and industrial park.   

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