March 28th, 2019: Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has announced the launch of a new Bachelor of Arts in Applied Sociology for students looking to train for the profession in the Arabic language. It will provide a unique opportunity for UAE and GCC national as well as other Arabic speakers to make a significant contribution to society through a career in social care.
The program comes in response to a growing demand for highly-education Arabic-speaking practitioners in the field, both in the UAE and across the wider region. Accredited by the Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, the degree will prepare students for professional practice as social workers and other social care-related roles through both scientific and societal perspectives.
The curriculum focuses on promoting specific competencies that will prepare students to take on some of the fundamental challenges in modern society. It will help them to identify, analyse and develop solutions in response to concerns surrounding social security, health, crime, addiction, aging and gender issues.
Graduates will be well-equipped to take on rewarding roles in one of the growing number of social care organizations in the region, as well as Government and private entities.
Speaking about the new program, Professor David Santandreu Calonge, Chief Advancement Officer & Dean, Faculty of Communication, Arts and Sciences said, “The introduction of the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Sociology aligns with the University’s mission to promote the advancement of higher education into disciplines that make a meaningful contribution to the development of human thought and community service across UAE society.
“This program is about developing future talent to take on the challenges of our ever-evolving social context. It is an opportunity for local students and Arabic-speakers from around the region to take on key roles in achieving social cohesion and promoting tolerance and happiness, in line with the national agenda.”