Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS)
Message of the Acting Dean

The field of social sciences deciphers how individuals interact and make sense of the social world. This field involves understanding the influential role of citizens, policies, governments, politics, languages, cultures, morals, laws and practices in the world. It is my great privilege and honour to introduce the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS), at Air University. The faculty is divided into two diverse departments: English and Humanities, Education & Psychology (HEP). Each of these departments have their own aura, skills, pedagogy, knowledge and methodologies to instil beneficiary skills among the students. Each of them involve interdisciplinary conception, intellectual stimulation, critical thinking, and empirical reflection for the purpose of developing a better, harmonious and civilized society.

At Department of English, Air University, we offer the courses in linguistics and literature at BS, MS and PhD levels. The department also caters to the linguistic competence needs of students of other faculties through offering a wide array of ESP courses. Department of English is determined to provide the best experience of learning and research. The students are not only encouraged to acquire knowledge, information and skills of their field, but also invigorated to be responsible citizens and informed human beings. Moreover, our advisory committees provide them with counselling in their academic and personal matters that they bring to them.

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Dr. Wasima Shahzad

At Department of Humanities, Education and Psychology (HEP), we offer the programs of BS Psychology, MS Psychology, and MS Education. The department also offers allied courses of Pakistan Studies, Islamic Studies, Ethics, and International Relations to other departments of the university. The courses aim to develop intellectual abilities, ethical understanding and philosophical comprehension of knowledge, ideologies, and doctrines from various angles.

The role of research for the betterment of a country and its people cannot be gainsaid these days. This field needs to be much focused especially in the developing countries like Pakistan. In this regard, we create opportunities for our students and scholars to polish and hone their research skills. We publish two bi-annual journals: Erevna: Journal of Linguistics and Literature and Corporum: Journal of Corpus Linguistics. We also have a research centre, Corpus Research Centre which has launched the first Pakistani National Corpus of English language. Our students and scholars also arrange research seminars and annual international conferences to contribute in the field of research. To teach our students diversity of Pakistani cultures and languages, interfaith harmony, tolerance and acceptance, we arrange “Unity in Diversity” annually and Guest Speaker Seminar Series sessions twice a semester.