Humanities & Social Sciences
Welcome to the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of Science and General Studies. The Department is primarily concerned with instilling, promoting, and refining the university students' 'Faith,' 'Knowledge,' and 'Performance'; the crucial underpinnings determined by the late King Faisal (MGBHS) for the advancement of the nation.
As the foundation of all learning, the Humanities and Social Sciences, booster creed; critical thinking; effective communication skills, creativity; appreciation; and understanding of the self and the other provide a wide spectrum of knowledge and skills and enhance sound and moral behaviour.
To create critical-minded, free-thinking students with the support of modern pedagogy and technology who will positively contribute to the workforce and a knowledge-based economy.
The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences is dedicated to providing high-quality instruction in the humanities, the social and behavioural sciences; conducting research related to a variety of academic interests; and serving the needs of the colleges within the university as well as the local community.
The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences is the backbone of the different university colleges in offering both General Educational Requirements, including Arabic and Islamic studies, and a wide range of free elective courses in the domains of anthropology, philosophy, sociology, psychology, history, literature and a number of foreign languages, including French, German and Chinese. The Department contributes to research in humanities and social sciences and supports the university's mission of serving the community.