The Social Sciences and Humanities Department (SHD) is a servicing unit consisting of five disciplines, namely: Political Science, Philosophy, Sociology-Anthropology, Economics and History. It also has four program offerings, namely: AB Community Development, AB International Development, AB Philosophy and AB Political Science.
The department is directly under the College of Liberal Arts and Communication in terms of organizational structure. Its strength primarily lies on the vigorous, creative, and dynamic faculty members who excel in their own fields of specialization as they actively engage in research, instruction, and community service.
Our vision is to become an instrument in developing the political, economic, and social consciousness of the whole academe as well as the community it serves. We hope to cultivate among our students good citizenship as we promote justice, peace, equity and respect for human rights. The faculty of the Social Sciences and Humanities Department (SHD), united by the different disciplines of Political Science, Philosophy, Development Studies, Community Development, History, Economics and Sociology-Anthropology, are seekers of God’s will, zealous in giving service to other and in constant communion with humanity: participating in liberating minds and creating a life of solidarity for social change and transformation by establishing a learner-centered instruction, a socially-focused research, a community-based extension and re-oriented linkages.
SSD believes that research is one of the pillars of academic institution. It is a source of new ideas, theories and explanations for the development of society. We take part in research, in line with the University’s Research Agenda and the College Research Thrusts, towards the role of an academic institution in fostering development, introduction of technology, scientific innovations and trailblazing studies in the development of several key points of great concern to the provincial development goals. We are targeting a mutual cooperation between DLSU-D and the provincial government wherein areas such as economic planning, development studies, eco-tourism, information technology, histourism, etc. will be explored by the department according to the respective specializations and technical expertise of the faculty members.