College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Background about College of Social Sciences
College of Social Sciences and Humanities is one of the academic colleges found in Mettu University. It became operational in 2005 E.C., opening four departments; Department of Sociology, Department of English Language and Literature, Department of Afan Oromo and Literature and Department of Geography and Environmental studies.
The college started teaching by registering 216 students – 98 females and 118 males with 31 male and one female instructor. Among these instructors, 26 of them had an MA/MSc, and 6 had BA/BSc degrees.
In 2007 E.C., the college has opened two academic programs: Civics and Ethical Studies and Oromo Folklore and Literature. Thus, the college has six departments. These are: Department of Sociology, Department of English Language and Literature, Department of Afan Oromo and Literature, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Civics and Ethical Studies and Oromo Folklore and Literature.
College of Social Sciences and Humanities aspires to become one of the high rated academic faculties in teaching-learning, research, and community service.
Academic focus Areas
The college focuses on academic programs in social sciences like Geography, Environmental Studies, Sociology, Civics, and Ethics.
Research Focus Areas
The College of Social Sciences and Humanities identified thematic research areas like language, culture, social problems like land use management, environment conservation, gender violation and gender equity, youth-related issues historical heritage preservation, endogenous knowledge, etc.
Facility and Services
The college has limited facilities as an academic college found in an eight years old university. However, we have a very energetic and youth staff working in all the programs in our faculty.
We have engagement programs in community services to provide training in many essential social issues like quality of education, preservation of local culture and heritage, environment preservation, and the like. We established a GIS (Geographic Information System) laboratory for the analysis of geospatial data.
The college has learned a lot from the previous eight academic years. Therefore,
- We will try to improve our service provision to our customs.
- we will provide relevant academic programs that are important to the life or career of the trainees (students) and are appropriate to the country’s development.
- We will strengthen our effort to conduct research relevant to the community, solve societal problems, and contribute to the country’s policy development.
- . We will provide variously services reaching a wider community.