BSC Social Sciences

Introduction

The discipline of Social Sciences is concerned with society and the relationship and interactions among people within a society. The study of social sciences equips people with tools to improve understanding of the issues related to people and society, and to explore solutions to their problems. It help in the evolution and approaches toward problem solving. Knowledge of social sciences broadens one’s horizons and enables him/her to analyze key social concepts.

Program Brief:

The program offers a range of courses. In the first three years fundamental courses of social sciences are offered, followed by different courses from Management Studies and Development Studies pathways. The most significant feature of the program is to provide students with knowledge and education in areas that are relevant to their interest and career goals. The pathways offered will facilitate the students to pursue their careers in the fields of business, academia, media, journalism, corporate sector, social sector, government and non-governmental organizations, besides others.

Degree Requirements

Students of BS Social Sciences have to complete 130-136 credit hours of study. In the last semester, the student are provided an opportunity to conduct research in their area of interest and prepare a dissertation of the same, carrying a weightage of 6 credit hours. The normal duration for completion of BS Social Sciences degree is 8 semesters, which is just over a 4 years. However, the maximum duration for obtaining BS Social Sciences degree shall not exceed 7 years.

Eligibility for Admission:

Students with FA/FSc or equivalent qualification and having at least 2 division, securing 45% marks in aggregate are eligible to apply.
Qualifying the admission test and interview is compulsory. Candidates scoring less than 40% marks in the test will stand disqualified for admission.

Course Details of BS Social Sciences

Semester 1

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1.
ENG 300
English 1
3
2
HUM 310
Principles of Microeconomics
3
3
POL 300
Introduction to History
3
4
POL300 Introduction to Political Science
3
5
HUM 330 Islamic Studies
3

Semester 2

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1.
ENG 300
English 2- Language Proficiency
3
2.
ECO 301
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
3.
MTS 300 Mathematics
3
4.
SSC 300 Fundamentals of Sociology
3
5.
MTS 300 Computer Applications
3

Semester 3

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1. HUM 420 Pakistan Studies 3
2. SSC 402 Law 3
3. SSC 403 Psychology 3
4. LAW 400 Introduction to Business 3
5. MTS 400 Statistics 3
6. MGT 400 Principles of Management 3

Semester 4

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1. POL 420 Principles of Public Administration 3
2. MGT 430 Principles of Accounting 3
3. SSC 410 Introduction to Development Studies 3
4. HUM 400 Introduction to Philosophy 3
5. HUM 530 Elective I 3
6. LAW 400 Elective II 3

Semester 5

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1.
LIT 501
English 3 Creative Writing
3
2.
ECO 501
Political Economy of Development
3
3.
SSC 500
Research Methods (1)
3
4.
SSC 511
Public Policy Management
3
5.
HUM 500
Logic and Critical Thinking
3
6. Elective III 3

Semester 6

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1. SSC 512 Environment and Sustainable Development 3
2. SCC 600 Research Methods 2 ( Including Computer App) 3
3. Elective IV 3
Elective (from DS) 3
Elective (from Mgt) 3

Development Studies Pathway

Semester 7

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1.
SSC 611
Understanding Conflict and Violence
3
2.
SSC 510
Gender Studies and Development
3
3.
MGT 501 Human Resource Management
3
4.
Elective V
3
5.
Elective VI
3

Semester 8

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1.
MGT 601 Strategic Management
3
2.
POL 612
Governance and Reforms
3
3.
Elective VII
3
4.
Elective VIII
3
5. Dissertation/Two Elective Courses 6

Management Studies Pathway

Semester 7

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1. MGT 600 Conflict Management 3
2. SSC 501 Fundamentals of Marketing 3
3. MGT 501 Human Resource Management 3
Elective V 3
Elective VI 3

Semester 8

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1. SSC 506 Leadership 3
2. Elective VII 3
3. Elective VIII 3
Dissertation / Two Elective Courses 3
6

Development Studies Electives:

  • POL 501   Foreign Policy Analysis
  •  MGT 501   Human Resource Development
  •  SSC 513   Globalization and Development
  •  SSC 514   Inequality and Development
  •  SSC 515   Decentralization, Participation and Development
  •  SSC 516   Rural & Urban Development
  •  MGT 602   Project Planning and Management
  •  MGT 603   Monitoring and Evaluation
  •  SSC 610   ICTs and Socio-Economic Development
  •  SSC 612   Development Finance (Microfinance)
  • SSC 613   Community Development: Issues and Strategies

Management Electives:

  •  MGT 502   Human Resource Management
  •  MGT 503   Organizational Development
  •  MGT 603   Total Quality Management
  •  MGT 620   Organizational Development
  • MGT 641   SME and Entrepreneurship
  •  MGT 640   Small Enterprise Development

General Electives

 

Political Science/IR Electives/ Public Administration

  1.  POL 500 History of Political Theory
    POL 502 Politics of Development
    POL 504 Strategic Studies
    POL 505 Religion, Politics and Development
    POL 506 Foreign Policy Analysis
    POL 507 Constitutional History of Pakistan
    POL 510 International Relations
    POL 510 Pakistan in World Affairs
    POL 520 Political Systems and Institutions
  2. POL 522 Governance and Reforms
  3. POL 523 Public Administration in Pakistan
  4. POL 601 Comparative Politics
  5. POL 603 Globalization
  6. POL 621 Administrative Strategies of local Government
  7. POL 622 Bureaucracy and Governance
  8. POL 623 Administrative Law and Ethics in Public Sector

Humanities (History, Psychology, Area Studies, Religion)

  1.  HUM 501   Western Political Thought (Classical)
  2.   HUM 502   Philosophy of Education
  3.   HUM 503   Politics and Philosophy
  4.   HUM 504   Islamic Political Philosophy (Classical)
  5.   HUM 510   World Civilizations
  6.   HUM 512   History of Colonial Expansion
  7.   HUM 513   European History
  8.   HUM 514   History of South Asia (Precolonial)
  9.   HUM 515   Muslim History
  10.   HUM 520   South Asia: State, Society & Religion
  11.   HUM 521   Middle East: State, Society & Religion
  12.   HUM 522   European Studies
  13.   HUM 523   American Studies
  14.   HUM 530   Introduction to Quran & Hadith
  15.   HUM 531   Religions of South Asia
  16.   HUM 532   Contemporary Issues in Islam
  17.   HUM 533   Islam and the West
  18.   HUM 540   Introduction to Pashto
  19.   HUM 541   Introduction to Persian
  20.   HUM 542   Introduction to Urdu Literature
  21.   HUM 543   Introduction to English Literature
  22.   HUM 544   Contemporary Poets
  23.   HUM 545   Chinese Language
  24.   HUM 600   Western Political Thought (Medieval to Present)
  25.   HUM 601   Analytical Philosophy
  26.   HUM 602   Islamic Political Philosophy (Medieval to Present)
  27.   HUM 610   History of Decolonization
  28.   HUM 611   History of South Asia
  29.   HUM 612   American History
  30.   HUM 620   Social Problems of Pakistan
  31.   HUM 634   Ijtehad and Mujtahids

Law

  1.  LAW 501 Islamic Jurisprudence
  2.   LAW 502 Law of Equity and Specific Relief
  3.   LAW 503 Company Law
  4.   LAW 510 International Human Rights’ Law
  5.  LAW 600 Muslim Personal Law
  6.  LAW 601 Legal Syetem in Pakistan
  7.   LAW 610 Hudood Laws

Sociology

  1.  SSC 501 Introduction to Anthropology
  2.   SSC 502 Principles of Social Policy
  3.   SSC 503 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
  4.   SSC 504 Sociology of Rural Life
  5.   SSC 604 Identity, Race, and Gender
  6.   SSC 605 Culture & Inequality
  7.   SSC 607 Media, Culture & Society
  8.   SSC 608 Civil Society and Social Movements

Economics

  1. Pakistan Economics