Courses

Semester 1 Semester 2
  • English Grammar and Composition
  • Calculus I with Plane Geometry
  • History of Ideas I
  • Fundamentals of Sociology
  • Introduction to Historical Methods
  • Intermediate English Grammar and Composition
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • History of Ideas II
  • South Asian History
  • Introduction to Psychology
Semester 3 Semester 4
  • Speech Communication
  • Foreign Language I
  • Statistical Inference
  • Pakistan History
  • Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • Socioeconomic Philosophy of Islam or Philosophy, Logic and Ethics
  • Foreign Language II
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Culture, Media, Society
  • Introduction to Urban Studies
Summer
  • 8-Week Responsible Citizen Initiative
Semester 5 Semester 6
  • Computational Research Methods
  • Major Core I
  • Major Core II
  • Humanities Elective I
  • Natural Science Elective
  • Major Core III
  • Major Core IV- Research Methods
  • Major Elective I
  • Non-Specialization Elective I
  • Visual Studies Elective I
Summer
  • 10-Week Research Internship
Semester 7 Semester 8
  • Major Elective II
  • Major Elective III
  • Major Elective IV
  • Non-Specialization Elective II
  • Culminating Experience I
  • Major Elective V
  • Major Elective VI
  • Humanities Elective II
  • Culminating Experience II (6 credits)
University Core (4) Supporting Core (5)
  • Intermediate English Grammar and Composition
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • History of Ideas II
  • South Asian History
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • SSC239 - History of Ideas I
  • SSC238 - History of Ideas II
  • SSC221 - South Asian History
  • MTS202 - Statistical Inference
  • SSC302 - Computational Research Methods
Social Sciences Core (7) Non-Specialization Core (5)
  • SSC231 - Fundamentals of Sociology
  • SSC232 - Introductions to Historical Methods
  • SSC233 - Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • SSC234 - Introduction to Urban Studies
  • SSC216 - Culture Media and Society
  • SSC217 - Introduction to Political Science
  • SSC218 - Introduction to Psychology
  • MTS101 - Calculus-I and Plane Geometry
  • MTS102 - Introduction to Statistics
  • SSC106 - Intermediate Grammar and Composition
  • SSC201/205/209/330 - Foreign Language I (Arabic/French/Mandarin/German)
  • SSC202/206/210/331 - Foreign Language II (Arabic/French/Mandarin/German)
Final Year Project
  • SSC491 - Culminating Experience-I
  • SSC492 - Culminating Experience-II
Psychology
4 Core Courses 6 Electives from the following list
  • PSY301 - Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSY302 - Human Development
  • PSY351 - Introduction to Social Psychology
  • PSY304 - History and Systems of Psychology
  • PSY352 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • PSY353 - Media Psychology
  • PSY359 - Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY362 - Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY366 - Cyber Psychology
  • PSY367 - Personality Psychology
  • PSY372 - Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • PSY364 - Gender Psychology
  • PSY365 - Counselling Psychology
  • PSY368 - Educational Psychology
  • PSY370 - Clinical Psychology
  • PSY371 - Physiological Psychology
  • PSY369 - Positive Psychology
  • PSY373 - Environmental Psychology
  • PSY350 - Consumer Psychology
Political Science
4 Core Courses 6 Electives from the following list
  • POL301 - Research Methods in Political Science
  • POL302 - History of Political Thought
  • POL303 - Comparative Politics
  • POL402 - Political Systems and Political Regimes
  • POL351 - Political Psychology
  • POL370 - Politics in Colonial and Post-Colonial Punjab
  • POL352 - Foreign Policy in China
  • POL353 - State and Society
  • POL354 - War: Conceptual Underpinnings
  • POL355 - Human Rights and Law
  • POL359 - The Modern Middle East
  • POL365 - Introduction to Foreign Policy Analysis
  • POL362 - Pakistan's Foreign Policy
  • POL364 - Political Philosophy
  • POL372 - Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • POL366 - Culture and Power in Human Societies
  • POL371 - Modern Political Ideologies: Liberalism, Socialism, Anarchism
  • POL367 - Global Urbanisms
  • HUM380 - Advanced Readings in Pakistan's History
  • HUM376 - A History of the Cold War
  • MCS372 - Political Communication
  • POL376 - Perspectives in Pakistan's Political Economy
  • POL374 - Community Planning and Development
  • POL373 - History, Theory and Practice of Diplomacy
  • POL375 - History of Decolonization
  • POL378 - China's Contemporary Security Environment
  • POL377 - Politics of Resistance in the Middle East
  • POL379 - Women's Issues and Activism in Pakistan
  • MCS366 - Digital Activism and Democracy
  • POL350 - Political Violence, Civil War, and Terrorism
Media and Communication Studies
4 Core Courses 6 Electives from the following list
  • MCS301 - Research Methods in Media and Communications
  • MCS302 - Gutenberg to Google: A Social History of Media
  • MCS303 - Theories of Media and Communication
  • MCS401 - Communication for Social Change
  • PSY353 -Media Psychology
  • MCS352 - Media, Law, and Ethics
  • MCS353 - Race, Class, and Gender in Film and Television
  • MCS354 - The International Newsroom
  • MCS355 - Analyzing the News
  • MCS358 - Communication in Advertising
  • MCS359 - Watching Films
  • MCS360 - History of Film
  • MCS364 - Theories of Film and Television
  • MCS366 - Digital Activism and Democracy
  • MCS372 - Political Communication
  • MCS368 - Media Anthropology
  • MCS371 - Journalism and Public Discourse
  • HUM383 - Narrative and Identity in Pakistani Literature
  • MCS375 - Literary and Visual Cultures in a New Media Age
  • MCS373 - Ethnicities, Diaspora and the Media
  • MCS374 - Taking it Like a Man: American Masculinities in Visual Culture
  • MCS378 - Karachi in the Media
  • MCS377 - Fundamentals of Design and Communication
  • MCS370 - The Western Travel Documentary in a Global Context
  • MCS376 - Parallel Cinema, Gender and Realism
  • MCS350 - Lights, Camera, History: Representations of Medieval South Asia in Bollywood
History
4 Core Courses 6 Electives from the following list
  • From Empires to Nation-States: A History of the Pre-20th Century World
  • Topics in Historiography
  • Twentieth Century International History
  • Research Methods in History: Primary Source Genres
  • HUM380 - Advanced Readings in Pakistan's History
  • HUM381 - Sufis, Steppe Nomads and Silk Roads: A History of Islamic Central Asia
  • HUM368 - Intellectual and Cultural History of Muslim Spain
  • HUM384 - The Persian Literary Culture of Lahore in the Ghaznavid Period (977-1186)
  • HUM376 - A History of the Cold War
  • HUM369 - The Making of the Mughal Empire: An Intellectual and Cultural History
  • HUM371 - 1947/1971: Interrogating Partitions, Narrative Selves
  • HUM378 - A History of the Fable in its Greek, Arabic and Indic Traditions
  • HUM379 - Don Quixote and its Andalusian Milieu
  • SSC121 - Major Themes in World History
  • MCS302 - Gutenberg to Google: A Social History of Media
  • NSC351 - History of Science
  • POL302 - History of Political Thought
  • POL370 - Politics in Colonial and Post-Colonial Punjab
  • A History of the Indian Ocean World
  • Historiography of Early Islam
  • Ecological History
Natural Science Electives (1 from the following list) Visual Studies Electives (1 from the following list)
  • NCS351 - History of Science
  • NCS354 - Introduction to Environmental Sciences
  • NCS358 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • HUM382 - An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics
  • HUM377 - Are We Becoming Post-human? Technology, Society and Ethics.
  • NSC359 - An Introduction to the Philosophy of Physics
  • NSC360 - Climate Change and Us
  • HUM455 - Environmental Anthropology
  • HUM366 - Art of the Islamic World
  • HUM350 - Empire and Vision: Between Production and Representation of South Asian Cities
  • MCS353 - Race, Class, and Gender in Film and Television
  • MCS359 - Watching Films
  • HUM371 - 1947/1971: Interrogating Partitions, Narrative Selves
  • MCS375 - Literary and Visual Cultures in a New Media Age
  • MCS373 - Ethnicities, Diaspora and the Media
  • MCS374 - Taking it Like a Man: American Masculinities in Visual Culture
  • MCS376 - Parallel Cinema, Gender and Realism
  • HUM368 - Intellectual and Cultural History of Muslim Spain
  • HUM451- Screening the Body: Gender, Race and Nation in Visual Culture
  • HUM450 - Islamic Book Arts 1200-1800
  • MCS377 - Fundamentals of Design and Communication
  • MCS370 - The Western Travel Documentary in a Global Context
  • MCS350 - Lights, Camera, History: Representations of Medieval South Asia in Bollywood
  • MCS366 - Digital Activism and Democracy
Humanities Electives (2 from the following list)
  • HUM352 - Reading Poetry
  • SSC107 - History of Economic Thought
  • HUM355 - Anglo-Indian Narrative and the Postcolonial Subject
  • HUM357 - Philosophy, Logic and Ethics
  • HUM360 - Creative Writing
  • HUM380 - Advanced Readings in Pakistan's History
  • HUM381 - Sufis. Steppe Nomads and Silk Roads: A History of Islamic Central Asia
  • HUM383 - Narrative and Identity in Pakistani Literature
  • HUM370 - From Ghalib to Bollywood
  • HUM372 - History of Anthropological Thought
  • HUM377 - Are We Becoming Post-human? Technology, Society and Ethics.
  • HUM384 - The Persian Literary Culture of Lahore in the Ghaznavid Period (977-1186)
  • HUM376 - A History of the Cold War
  • HUM369 - The Making of the Mughal Empire: An Intellectual and Cultural History
  • HUM368 - Intellectual and Cultural History of Muslim Spain
  • HUM369 - Introduction to Literary Modernism
  • HUM367 - Borders and Boundaries: South Asian and Middle Eastern Feminist Fiction
  • HUM382 - An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics
  • HUM378 - A History of the Fable in its Greek, Arabic and Indic Traditions
  • HUM371 - 1947/1971: Interrogating Partitions, Narrative Selves
  • HUM379 - Don Quixote and its Andalusian Milieu
  • SSC235 - Introduction to Linguistics
  • SSC121 - Major Themes in World History
  • SSC213 - Advanced English Composition
  • POL364 - Political Philosophy
  • POL366 - Culture and Power in Human Societies
  • POL302 - History of Political Thought
  • POL371 - Modern Political Ideologies: Liberalism, Socialism, Anarchism
  • POL373 - History, Theory and Practice of Diplomacy
  • MCS355 - Analyzing the News
  • MCS352 - Media, Law and Ethics
  • HUM388 - An Introduction to the Islamic Scholarly Tradition
  • HUM385 - A Textual Introduction to Rumi
  • HUM386 - Unearthly Things and Sad Destinies: An Introduction to Literary Theory
  • HUM 387 - Sufism: A Social, Political and Economic History
  • HUM452 - Ethnographic Theory and Practice
  • MCS371 - Journalism and Public Discourse
  • POL362 - Pakistan's Foreign Policy
  • POL376 - Perspectives in Pakistan's Political Economy
  • HUM456 - Evolution of Music in South Asia
  • HUM454 - Prophets in the Abrahamic Traditions
  • POL379 - Women's Issues and Activism in Pakistan
  • HUM485 - An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind
  • HUM453 - Spirituality in Islam: Classical Texts and Themes
  • HUM457 - Ethnomusicology: Music and Culture
  • MCS302 - Gutenberg to Google: A Social History of Media
  • HUM455 - Environmental Anthropology