DEPARTMENTS IN COLLEGE OF ARTS – UNIVERSITY OF THI-QAR
Building an efficient developmental educational system that seeks to develop capable and diverse national capacities capable of competition, possessing the keys to progress in all cultural and knowledge fields, achieving the goals of higher education in the humanities, and at the same time, working on updating its curricula and programs to keep pace with local and international manifested variables. It aims to contribute to providing plans and programs for policy-makers and decision-makers to achieve the goals of social policies in Iraq, as a methodological tool for bringing about structural and functional changes in state institutions and a scientific reference for civil society organizations.
Enabling students to comprehend scientific material with its contemporary content that responds to the important transformations witnessed by Iraqi society. This is because the message of sociological curricula should be an infrastructure for developmental plans and programs, monitoring their implementation and evaluating their results in light of global developments.
First: Studying sociology (sociology, anthropology, and social work) with a critical developmental perspective and making necessary improvements and modifications.
Second: Defining the vision, mission, objectives, and outcomes of the scientific departments of sociology, and identifying the entities and institutions that benefit from these outcomes by linking the process of preparing graduates and their specializations with the developments needed by society, the job market, the actual cognitive development requirements, and keeping pace with scientific progress.
Third: Developing curricula in a comprehensive manner and according to specializations, in order to achieve:
Enhancing the quality of general higher education in accordance with the goals and objectives of the Higher Education Strategic Plan 2012-2022, keeping pace with global developments in the field of knowledge, in addition to enhancing educational and instructional aspects.
Achieving harmony and consistency in the orientations, paths, and visions of developmental curricula in sociology, providing an important standard for evaluating their outcomes in light of their proximity or deviation from the developmental paths that are in line with future visions.
Building national cognitive and skill capacities to ensure the enhancement of their active participation in the developmental interaction system.
Enhancing the alignment between the outputs of the educational process and the requirements of the job market.
Striving to develop sociology in a way that makes it a popular culture and a methodological tool for the development and empowerment of state institutions and civil society.
Department Overview: The English Language Department was established in 2014 with the aim of preparing competent researchers and teachers in the English language who possess the essential skills for teaching in the Ministry of Education schools. Additionally, the department focuses on providing pedagogical training and scientific research through research projects, familiarizing students with linguistic theories, and developing students’ abilities in various skills such as speaking, linguistic communication, expression, correct pronunciation, reading, and writing. The department has approximately 190 male and female students enrolled in both the morning and evening study programs across all stages.
Scientific Department Vision: The English Language Department at the Faculty of Arts aspires to be a leader in teaching and research in the English language and its literature locally and regionally. It aims to provide comprehensive education in the English language and its literature.
Scientific Department Mission: The mission of the English Language Department is to enhance the intellectual, cultural, and educational level of students by developing their linguistic, intellectual, and research skills to meet the requirements of the job market. The department aims to produce distinguished graduates who can serve the community, contribute to the region’s advancement, and prepare researchers capable of keeping up with scientific progress through scientific research and community service. Furthermore, the department encourages dialogue, understanding, and communication between cultures internally and externally, and keeps pace with the changes of the era.
Scientific Department Objectives:
Developing students’ linguistic and communication skills through the use of the latest technological means.
Providing students with comprehensive knowledge of the English language, its literature, linguistics, and translation.
Conducting theoretical, experimental, and comparative research in the field of English language, its literature, and translation.
Enhancing critical and creative thinking skills among students.
Studying the applications of modern technology in the English language, linguistics, and translation.
Building partnerships with the public and private sectors through conducting studies and providing consultations in the field of specialization.
Encouraging critical understanding of the thought and cultures of the English-speaking world and fostering dialogue with English-speaking nations.
The aim is to keep up with the scientific progress in the field of addressing the natural and human problems facing humanity globally and locally.
Preparing qualified teaching staff to teach geography from a contemporary perspective and linking it to the ecological reality of the province and Iraq as a whole.
Achieving rigorous scientific research, organizing seminars, conferences, and workshops to educate about these technologies through which spatial databases are built to contribute to planning, human development, utilization of natural resources, and finding optimal solutions to address the environmental reality.
Establishing the role of scientific technologies in our universities and local government institutions by preparing researchers and trained professors capable of addressing these problems using modern technologies and quantitative and applied approaches to work in our government departments, promoting them to transition and adopt the applied approach without relying solely on the descriptive approach.
Conducting scientific studies that assist in political, planning, and developmental decision-making and achieve social justice.
Geography Department Vision:
Raising the applied scientific level in applied scientific research through studying phenomena from the part to the whole, relying on senses or using intuition and verifying the validity of these predictions using modern technology, devices, laboratory equipment in the field and laboratory to achieve the best scientific results for global competition in accomplishing research projects for researchers and postgraduate students interested in addressing these issues.
Openness to competent and specialized personnel to ensure excellent professional performance and collaboration with other state institutions in a manner that qualifies them to fulfill their role in the most comprehensive way.
Organizing monthly seminars that address economic, planning, and developmental affairs in the province, particularly, and Iraq in general.
The geography department serves as a consultancy office for preparing numerous applied studies when intending to establish various local projects. It serves as a nucleus for a scientific center in the field of development planning at both the urban and regional levels and activating studies related to the natural and urban environment.
Geography Department Objectives:
Conducting applied studies that can be used to plan and evaluate social service sectors and infrastructure services to serve the population and assess their needs according to correct plans and their future prospects, as well as identifying their spatial distribution pattern, by utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for their accuracy, ease of implementation, and their connection to population distribution and urban expansion.
Achieving rigorous applied scientific research, studies, research projects, and studies related to planning and developing natural, human, economic, and environmental resources, and preparing digital spatial databases.
Preparing objective maps of population and planning problems based on satellite imagery and the ability to locate each service using Global Positioning System (GPS) devices.
Improving the scientific level and conducting training courses to train and prepare scientific cadres capable of managing planning and development projects, as well as raising the scientific level of the geography department and transforming it from the theoretical aspect to the applied aspect, allowing the utilization of the experiences of its graduates when appointed to government departments concerned with this specialization.
Graduating specialists in urban planning, environmental planning, sustainable development, climate, studying landforms, population, area and maps, transportation and tourism, geographic information systems, and remote sensing, and contributing in general to planning and implementing development programs and planning in Iraq.
Building updatable geographic databases using environmental and urban geographic information systems that are automatically linked to visible features on the map and analyzing statistical data to provide detailed information to decision-makers in the planning field.
Attempting to identify the satisfaction level of the population regarding the nature of the performance and efficiency of these services through their opinions and their importance in the process of planning service centers in the city, whether through available data and information or through field surveys in areas such as housing, industry, agriculture, environment, water, pollution, transportation, etc.
Publishing a series of specialized scientific research and studies, including those related to water resources in the province and others specialized in the environment and development indicators in Iraq
The Department of History was established in 1999, and one of its priorities is to invest in the intellectual heritage by utilizing the historical legacy and cultural heritage of Iraq. Its aim is to highlight the positive aspects of civilizations in Mesopotamia throughout history, connect the past with the present, and project into the future by studying past experiences, learning from their benefits, and avoiding their pitfalls. Understanding the past in the context of the present is essential because the study of history is a dynamic and interconnected process that starts from the present to comprehend the past. Furthermore, it is important to understand the history of other peoples in different eras to discover the civilizational connections between them and our own historical heritage.
The vision of the Department of History is to achieve leadership and excellence in the fields of education and learning, particularly in the contributions of the department and its disciplines. It also aims to support academic institutions in enhancing the quality of educational services and scientific competitiveness to contribute to human development in society.
The mission of the department is to provide distinguished educational and research services to prepare competent specialists. It aspires to achieve the goals of higher education in disseminating scientific knowledge and education, and keeping pace with scientific and technological advancements by preparing highly specialized scientific competencies in the field of history and its various precise branches.
Prepare qualified personnel for research in the field of history and social sciences.
Provide students with specialized knowledge and understanding of ancient, Islamic, modern, and contemporary history.
Develop the leadership and professional skills of graduates as scientific researchers in history.
Equip students with the necessary general skills for effective communication, collaboration, and cooperation with the local community in both physical and digital realms, and graduate scientific competencies that meet its needs.
Avoid ideology in teaching history and present it with a scientific spirit based on modern theories and contemporary studies.
Approach other humanities and social sciences and benefit from their theories in teaching history, especially sociology, philosophy, and geography, rather than confining to outdated curricula that treated history as an untouchable sacred text.
Familiarize with the cultural and historical heritage of Dhi Qar Governorate and emphasize its civilizational legacy.
Department Overview: The Arabic Language Department was one of the first departments established at the College of Arts, Thi Qar University, in 1999, after the college was affiliated with the University of Basra. Thanks to the scientific efforts of the faculty members and the responsible officials, the department has witnessed significant progress, qualifying it to become independent alongside other departments as part of the College of Arts, Thi Qar University.
Scientific Vision of the Department: To achieve advanced ranks in global quality rankings through rigorous research, quality education, and producing high-quality graduates in the field of Arabic language sciences.
Scientific Mission of the Department: To strive for the highest levels of scientific and practical benefit for our students through academic and applied curricula that prepare them to enter the job market with strength and expertise in the field of Arabic language. Additionally, to provide the academic community with the best scientific research through specialized research teams dedicated to contributing to the growth and development of this evolving specialization.
Objectives of the Department: To move away from the conventional strategies in scientific and administrative work concerning both teaching staff and students, including:
Changing the students’ mindset in dealing with the curriculum or the professor by reviewing our traditional teaching methods and emphasizing the need to seek the best approaches in dealing with students, as well as restoring confidence in the individual (student) by allowing them to freely express themselves during classes.
Activating scientific research by addressing real issues and contemporary intellectual developments.
Enhancing the moral status of esteemed professors and making them aware of their pioneering role in the educational process.
Activating scientific research within research units and emphasizing their role in enriching the scientific movement by forming mature and shared visions among the teaching staff.
Hosting influential figures in various knowledge areas, according to the department council’s assessment of the needs addressed in each academic semester.
Seeking to exchange experiences or engage in scientific collaboration with other universities, following the example of other scientific departments.
Graduating competent students capable of meeting the needs of the local market in the field of Arabic language and approaching the full alignment between market demands and academic curriculum requirements.
Developing the capabilities of faculty members through participation in conferences, seminars, specialized courses, and striving to achieve a 100% ratio between the number of teachers and the number of published rigorous research papers.
Providing a suitable and comfortable research and teaching environment for faculty members to achieve high-quality outcomes and implementing e-learning correctly to produce the best results for our dear students.
Opening the door for academic, research, and scientific cooperation with universities and international organizations, and working to provide necessary services and consultations to the Iraqi society, as well as developing scientific and knowledge-based relationships with Arab and international universities.
Enriching the community with specialized competencies in linguistic, cultural, and discourse analysis fields, and keeping pace with scientific research that addresses contemporary challenges in raising the cognitive level of reading and analyzing discourse, away from extremism and misinterpretation.