Department of Socio-Political Disciplines
The department was organized together with the opening of the institute in 1957 and was called "Foundations of Marxism-Leninism" department. Its first head was V.Tolkachev, then the candidate of historical sciences, associate professor K.Zh. Jamanbaev. At the department such disciplines were taught: History of the CPSU, philosophy, political economy, scientific communism, scientific atheism.
In 1964, in connection with the increase in the number of students, the department was divided into two departments: History of CPSU and political economy; Philosophy and scientific communism. In 1964 -1974, Department of Philosophy and Scientific Communism was headed by Candidate of Philosophy, Associate Professor B.K. Kozhamuratov, in 1974 - 1978 - Candidate of Philosophy, Associate Professor K.U. Biekenov.
In 1979 -1987, Candidate of Philosophy, Associate Professor A.A. Asarov, headed the department. During this period, the department intensively developed the methodology of problematic lecture reading, the principles of specialized teaching philosophy. А.А. Asarov`s article on the methodology of specialized teaching philosophy was published in the central journal Philosophical Sciences. This was a period of unusually intensive execution of the department of scientific work. All teachers had a scientific degree at the department.
In 1991, Department of History and Political Economy, Philosophy and Scientific Communism were united, resulting in the establishment of Department of Social Sciences. The head of it was Doctor of Philosophy, Professor N.I. Gubanov (until December 1998). The process of unification coincided with the time of Kazakhstan's declaration of its sovereignty. New disciplines were introduced: History of Kazakhstan, sociology, political science, cultural studies, and economic theory.
In 1998-2000, A.A. Asarov headed the department. During this period, he defended his doctoral dissertation and published a monograph on "The Theory of Needs."
At the Department of History of CPSU and Political Economy, Philosophy and Scientific Communism, the following teachers worked in different years: N.T.Temirov , B.K.Kozhamuratov, S.B.Kosherbaev, T.Zh. Zholbaskanov, K.Zh. Zholdasov, K. Biekenov, A.A. Asarov, A.T. Taizhanov, M.T. Ospanov, N.I.Gubanov, V.S. Shcherbakov, N.A.Mykh, O.M.Tikhomirova, B.S. Suleimenov, N.E. Rudakova, N.M. Nazarova, U.E.Mambetov, S.A. Vinogradov, B. Kundikerov, M.E. Tolibaev, A.A. Zhaytapova, A.K.Ischanova, S.B. Kurmanova, G.M.Tlenshina, A.B.Nasuhin.
Since December 2002, Doctor of Philosophy, professor, academician of ASN RK A.T. Taizhanov, heads the department.
Teachers of the department participate in various international, republican, regional, and intra-university scientific and practical conferences. Over the years, the department has published more than 1000 scientific works, more than 100 methodological and educational works. For the last 5 years (2008-2014), the teachers of our department published more than 200 articles.
At present, the department is headed by Academician of ASN RK, professor, Doctor of Philosophy, Altai Taizhanovich Taizhanov - Doctor of Philosophy (1995), Professor (1996), Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences of RK (1997). He graduated from Philosophical Faculty of Kazakh State University (1975). In 1975-1977, he was a teacher of Rudny Industrial Institute. In 1977-1997, he was teacher, senior lecturer, associate professor of Department of Philosophyof of Aktobe Medical Institute, head of Department of Ethnopedagogy, History and Theory of culture of Aktobe Pedagogical Institute. In 1997-2000 - Vice-rector for scientific work - director of the research and innovation and methodical center, head of the department, professor of K. Zhubanov University. In 2000-2003 - Head of Department of Philosophy, vice-rector for scientific work at Aktobe S. Baishev University. Since 2004, he is head of Department of Social and Political Disciplines of West Kazakhstan Marat Ospanov State Medical University. In 1997-2005, Member of Doctoral Council for the thesis on philosophy at Institute of Philosophy and Political Science of National Academy of Sciences. Since 2005, member of Dissertation Council at Eurasian National University. He takes an active part in the training of scientific personnel. He published more than 500 scientific, popular science, educational-methodical articles, 13 monographs. Part of this scientific research and works are devoted to the work of Mukhtar Auezov, as well as the history of social and philosophical thought, ethno-cultural aspects of education and upbringing. Altai Taizhanovich actively takes part in social, public, cultural and spiritual events of the city.
Teaching staff of Department of Socio-Political Disciplines:
Bauyrzhan Isayevich Shamshi - deputy principal of the department, senior lecturer, Master of Arts, has been working since 2002.
Zhanat Ergalievna Aitzhanova - senior teacher, Master of Arts, has been working since 2000.
Samat Samidullaevich Kumyspaev - senior Lecturer, Master of Arts, has been working since 2004.
Bekzat Akkonysovich Moldin - teacher, Master of Political Science, has been working since 2004.
Ainur Rashidovna Baltymova - teacher, Master of Philosophy, has been working since 2005.
Nurlan Amangeldievich Kumarov - teacher, Master of Arts, has been working since 2008.
Gulzhanat Talgatovna Uteshova - teacher, has been working since 2006.
Beken Sarsengalievich Balakashev - teacher, Master of Arts, has been working since 2009.
Mirlan Esengalievich Ergaliev - senior teacher, has been working since 2009.
Natalia Abdigalievna Sagymbaeva - teacher, has been working since 2009.