Mission, vision strategic goals and educational objectives

Mission Statement

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become members of a complex and diverse society and responsible global citizens. To this purpose, we offer a vast multidisciplinary array of courses that students complete both as electives and as part of GUST’s General Education requirements.


The Department's primary objectives are to:

  1. Foster critical thinking and appreciation of the rich cultural, social and artistic heritage of humanity, and examine its ethical and aesthetic values.
  2. Support students in the development of interdisciplinary skills, learning strategies and research methodologies necessary for advanced intellectual and professional endeavors.
  3. Contribute with world-class research to advances in the various fields of scholarly inquiry represented in our department.
  4. Put faculty expertise to the service of institutions, scholars and the general public, both locally and internationally.
  5. Contribute to our university’s institutional effectiveness and growth by adopting transparent, collegial and ethical standards of governance.

The department of Humanities and Social Sciences doesn't offer a major but offers courses for students to fulfill their General Education Requirements.