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It is my pleasure to welcome you to the GSS Department website, with the hope that it will give you the information that you are looking for. Otherwise, please do not hesitate to contact my office for any further info.

The Department of Global & Social Studies was first founded in 2007 as the Department of General Studies and was re-emerged (and re-named) in December 2018 as the Department of Global & Social Studies.

The GSS Department is an interdisciplinary department composed of experts from the fields of Cultural Anthropology, History, Political Sciences, Psychology, and Sociology. Our diverse faculty are dedicated to provide a variety of enriching courses (instructed in English) to all KFUPM students.  Course offerings include International Relations, Work and Society, Principles of Human Behaviors, Social Psychology, Cultural Anthropology, World Civilization, Principles of Sociology, Mass Media & Society, Social Networks, Globalization, etc.

At present, we have more than seventeen faculty from different countries. More faculty members are expected to join and enrich our program.


Dr. Shafi Aldamer, Chairman of the Department

Personal Website:  Aldamer