Social Science, is a systematic study of society and its institutions, and of how and why people behave as they do, both as an individual and as a group with in society. It incorporates Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Economics and related disciplines.
While Humanities are academic disciplines that study human culture, such as Literature, Philosophy, History, Language, Anthropology and Communication Studies. Thus, College of Social Science and Humanities, hereafter CSSH, hosts these academic discilines.
College of Social Sciences and Humanities is one of the five colleges and the institute in Arba Minch University. The college was established with a view of producing professionals in the area of Social Sciences, Law and Behavioral Sciences who contribute a lot in building the nation and boost the culture of democratic thinking in the country.
The College attained full-fledged status after it changed from ‘Faculty of Teachers’ Education’ to ‘Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities’ in 2009. Thereafter, ‘Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities’ got metamorphosed into College of Social Sciences and Humanities when Arba Minch University implemented Business Process Re-engineering in the year 2010.
Presently, the College is situated at Chamo Campus along with the College of Business and Economics. And it hosts Law School and eight departments, namely Psychology, Sociology and Social Anthropology, Pedagogy, Civics and Ethical Education, Geography and Environmental Study, History and Heritage Management, Ethiopian Language (Amharic) and Literature, and English Language and Literature.
Teshome Yirgu (PhD), Dean of the College
Telephone: +25146881 4973
PO Box: 21