DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

BS (4-years) Program in Political Science

Background

This program in Political Science deals with the development of individual and institutions in a society. As a master science, it has multiple aims and objectives in developed and developing societies. Within this framework the department of Political Science is determined to achieve continuous progress in imparting education and training to young students and to induct them with capabilities to carry future responsibilities in a manner that satisfies the expectations of the nation. To achieve the objective, the department has been revising and updating its syllabi by incorporating courses in the discipline reflecting modern trends in the studies of political science as per HEC requirements which may produce a core Think Tank of young generation to cope with the educational needs of a fast moving Pakistan and planning, policy and decision making institutions of the state to tackle challenges of 21st century

Salient Features:

Semesters: 8
No. of Courses: 44
Research Projects: 1
Credit Hours: 130
Minimum CGPA: 2.5

Scheme of Study

1st Year

 Semester 1
S. No. Cours Code Course Title   Credit Hours
1

ENG-111

English-I

Compulsory

03

2

ISL-112

Islamic Studies

Compulsory

02

3

POLS-113

Introduction to Political Science-1

Core

03

4

PST-114

Pakistan Studies

Compulsory

02

5

POLS-115

Introduction to International Relations

Major

03

6

ECO-116

Introduction to Economics

General

03

Total Cr. Hrs

 

16

  Semester 2
S. No. Course Code Course Title   Credit Hours
7

ENG-121

English-II

Compulsory

03

8

POLS-122

Introduction to Political Science II

Compulsory

03

9

POLS-123

History of IR-I

Major

04

10

CS-124

Introduction to Basics in Computer Science

Compulsory

03

11

LAW-125

Introduction to Law

General

03

Total Cr. Hrs

16

2nd Year

 Semester 3
S. No. Course Code Course Title   Credit Hours
13

ENG-231

English III

Compulsory

03

14

POLS-232

Introduction to Political Science III

Core

03

15

POLS-233

Political Systems (Developed)

Core

04

16

POLS-234

Pakistan Movement

Core

04

17

POLS-235

Introduction to Philosophy

General

03

Total Cr. Hrs

17

Semester 4

S. No. Course Code Course Title   Credit Hours
18

MATH-241

Maths-I

Compulsory

03

19

POLS-242

Political Systems (Developing)

Core

04

20

POLS-243

Western Political Philosophy-I

Core

04

21

POLS-244

Historical and Contemporary Psychology

General

03

22

POLS-245

Everyday Science

General

03

Total Cr. Hrs

17

3rd Year

 Semester 5

S. No. Course Code Course Title   Credit Hours

24

POLS-351

Western Political Philosophy -II

Core

04

25

POLS-352

Muslims Political Philosophy--I

Core

03

26

POLS-353

Public Administration

Elective

04

27

POLS-354

Comparative Politics and Development-1

Major

04

28

POLS-355

Introduction to Gender studies

General

03

Total Cr. Hrs

18

Semester 6

S. No. Course Code Course Title   Credit Hours

29

POLS-361

Comparative Politics and Development -II

Major

03

30

POLS-362

Constitutional and Political Development in Pakistan

Elective

03

31

POLS-363

Foreign Policy Analysis

Major

03

33

POLS-364

Muslim Political Philosophy- II

Core

03

34

POLS-365

Introduction to Journalism

General

03

Total Cr. Hrs

15

4th Year

 Semester 7

S. No. Course Code Course Title   Credit Hours

35

POLS-371

Foreign Policy of Pakistan

Major

03

36

POLS-372

Conflict and Conflict Resolution

Elective

03

37

POLS-373

Ideology and dynamics of Pakistan Politics

Major

03

38

POLS-374

Diplomacy

Major

03

39

POLS-375

Research Methodology

Major

04

 

 

 

 

 

Total Cr. Hrs

16

 Semester 8

S. No. Course Code Course Title   Credit Hours

40

POLS-381

Political Economy of Pakistan

Major

03

41

POLS-382

Foreign Policy of UK, USA and Russia

Elective

03

42

POLS-383

Introduction to Local Government

Major

03

43

POLS-384

International Organizations

Major

03

44

PROJ-385

Research Project

Compulsory

03

Total Cr. Hrs

15

Grand Total (Cr. Hrs.)

130

Number of Compulsory Courses = 9
Number of General Courses = 7
Number of Disciplines Specific Foundation Courses (Core) = 9
Number of Major Courses Including Research Project= 12
Number of Elective Courses= 4


 

OPTIONAL COURSES

  • Politics of South Asia
  • Government & Politics in the Middle East
  • Politics in Central Asia
  • International Political Economy
  • World Politics: A study of 21st Century
  • Sustainable Development
  • Comparative Politics: Concepts & Methods
  • Security Strategies of Major World Powers
  • Religion, Politics and Violence in Asia
  • Politics of Development
  • NGOs in World Politics
  • Issues in Global Governance
  • Politics of Human Rights
  • Mass, Media and Communication
  • Gender in Politics
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Political Islam
  • International Politics of Environment
  • Politics of South East Asia
  • Politics of Identity and Ethnicity
  • Muslim Political Thought
  • Social and Political Institutions in Pakistan
  • Diplomacy
  • Socio-Political Culture of Pakistan’s Federating Units(Baluchistan& Sindh)
  • Socio-Political Culture of Pakistan’s Federating Units(KPK & Punjab)
  • Political Developments in KP.
  • Theories of IR.
  • Political Parties and Interest Groups.
  • Political Geography.