To become the leading center in the study of industrial sociology following the development, changes, and globalization movements.
- To forge the students’ academic skills and aptitudes in any areas of sociology, especially Industrial Sociology, in parallel with the needs of general society as well as social and higher education institutions determined to focus on the development of sociology.
- To shape the students’ full potential as they grow into future graduates with strong sociology skills, clear conscience, resourceful creativity and productivity, and a solid ability to implement and develop their knowledge responsibly as well as to contribute more to the study of sociology for the greater benefit of the republic of Indonesia and its people.
- To develop a credible teaching-learning process on the basis of research in an effort to keep up with the rapidly dynamic growth of Sociology discipline and the empirical facts that revolve around it.
- To intensify the activities of researches and studies in sociology, particularly in the studies of industrial sociology and development.
- To conduct activities focused on public services that consist of seminars and trainings in cooperation with the government, business society, non-government organizations or general public.
- To launch the careers of as many graduates of Sociology Department as possible with clear conscience, creativity, productivity, reliable academic skills, and capabilities in implementing as well as developing a variety of sociological concepts and theories for the benefit of Indonesian people.
- To develop and broaden the scope of sociological study in an effort to glorify the national pride and honor.
- To improve the quality of lecturers and researchers on duty and lead them to greater professionalism and more productivity, making them highly competitive in the globalization era through an open access to higher education and secure welfare improvement.
Sociology discipline basically arose out of social unrest or disorder resulting from individual revolutions changing the courses of history in many countries and out of the development of capitalistic economy. Widening social and economic disparities played as important a role in the rise of sociology as moral degradation did, raising deep concerns of sociology experts in regard to the situation. As a result, the entire scope of study of Sociology had turned into their manifestation to reconstruct the society system in the name of justice and communal welfare, as people then used to dream of a socially conscious world revolving around respect for humanity values. It is these exact values that have grown to serve as the basis of well-intentioned relationships between multiple individuals, groups, or countries. The differences of races, religions, and any other personal attributes are an inevitable social reality but having no part in the construction of disparities between social classes. So rampant have those gaps become that the Sociology Department of UNAS has decided to focus on the study of People Empowerment. This concentration seeks to build an assumption based on the powerful synergy of unified potentials throughout society, comprising the elements of physical, social, cultural, and human capitals, greatly assisted by either government or any other institutions. This way, social justice and welfare, as vividly visualized in our constitution, can find the way to ultimately materialize.
The Lecture System
The lecture system implemented by Unas’ Sociology program has decided to dispose of conventional methods prevalently applied by any other universities. During the earlier semesters the students find themselves involved in field trips or hands-on lectures, which can also be defined as grounded research. Trained to be future researchers, every student will have to polish their capability to respond to a good range of social phenomena and problems that almost definitely intertwine with any other aspects, such as economy, ecology, and politics. Such a demanding role for all graduates has prompted the Sociology program to limit the schedules of classroom lectures in favor of field trips/hands-on lectures by the 60:40 ratio. This method has proved to work remarkably well in support of UNAS’s vision of becoming a well-established research university.
In an attempt to elevate the academic atmosphere and culture at UNAS, the Sociology program along with its affiliated Student’s Community have intensely spearheaded a series of educative activities, namely book seminars, theoretical discussions (a community called Sutan Takdir Alisyahbana Club/STA Club), Stadium Generale (public lectures with a number of hot issues in the academic world and society life), Training on Research and Science Journal Writing, and many more. That way, it is almost a guarantee that an army of future sociologists with exceptional credibility as well as strong senses of morality and nationalism are underway.