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BSc (HONS) Social Sciences

Introduction

Social sciences is about how a society works, how society affects our lives on different levels, and to make us better understand our social order. The study of social sciences equips individuals with tools to improve understanding of the issues related to people and society and to explore solutions to our problems. It helps in the evolution and approaches toward problem solving. Knowledge of social sciences broadens one's horizons and enables us to analyze key social concepts.

For young Pakistani students, it is believed that the study of social sciences is to a great extent important. The changing nature of the Pakistani state, society, politics, and other socio-economic transitions make it vital for students to have a thorough knowledge of the discipline.

Program Brief:

The program provides a wide range of courses. In the first three years fundamental courses of social sciences are offered; subsequently, students are offered a choice of the following pathways, i.e. Management Studies and Development Studies. The most significant feature of the program is the opportunity to pursue areas that are relevant to a student's interest and career goals. By offering different pathways to students, a variety of fields can be pursed as a career i.e. business, academia, media, journalism, corporate sector, social sector, g o v e r nme n t a n d n o n - g o v e r nme n t a l organizations .

Degree Requirements

A student of BS Social Sciences is required to complete 124-136 (as per HEC policy) credit hours of study. In the last semester, the students will be required to complete a major research project with 6 credit hours. The normal duration for the completion of the program will be 8 semesters, over a period of 4 years. A maximum period for obtaining the degree will not exceed 12 semesters.

Eligibility for Admission:

Students with FA/FSc or equivalent qualification nd 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.

Semester Wise Breakup of Courses

 

Semester 1

 
Code
Course
Credits
1.
ECO 300
Microeconomics 1
3
2
HUM 310
Introduction to History
3
3
POL 300
Introduction to Political Science
3
4
HUM 330
Islamic Studies
3
5
ENG 300
English 1
3

Semester 2

 
Code
Course
Credits
1.
ENG 301
Language proficiency (English 2)
3
2.
MTS 300
Mathematics
3
3.
SSC 300
Introduction to Sociology
3
4.
MIS 300
Computer Applications
3
5.
ECO 301
Macroeconomics 1
3

Semester 3

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

Semester 4

 
Code
Course
Credits
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 Introduction to Quran & Hadith 3
6. LAW 400 State, Society, and Politics of Middle East 3

Semester 5

 
Code
Course
Credits
1.
ECO 501
Political Economy of Development
3
2.
LIT 501
Creative Writing (English 3)
3
3.
MGT 501
Human Resource Management
3
4.
SSC 511
Poverty and Development
3
5.
ECO 503
Issues in Pakistan Economy (elective)
3
6. HUM 500 Logic and Critical Thinking 3

Semester 6

 
Code
Course
Credits
1. SSC 512 Environment and Sustainable Development 3
2. ECO 502 Development Economics 3
3. MGT 601 Strategic Management 3
    Elective (from DS) 3
    Elective (from Mgt) 3

Development Studies Pathway

Semester 7

 
Code
Course
Credits
1.
SSC 611
Understanding Conflict and Violence
3
2.
SSC 510
Gender and Development
3
3.
SSC 500 Research Methodology (1)
3
4.
 
Elective
3
5.
 
Elective
3

Semester 8

 
Code
Course
Credits
1.
SSC 600
Research Methodology 2 (computer applications)
3
2.
POL 612
Good Governance
3
3.
 
Elective
3
4.
 
Elective
3
5.   Dissertation 6

Management Studies Pathway

Semester 7

 
Code
Course
Credits
1. MGT 600 Conflict Management 3
2. MGT 620 Fundamentals of Marketing 3
3. SSC 500 Research Methodology (1) 3
    Elective 3
    Elective 3

Semester 8

 
Code
Course
Credits
1. SSC 600 Research Methodology 2 (Computer Applications) 3
2. MGT 601 Strategic Management 3
3. MGT 602 Elective 3
    Elective 3
    Dissertation 3
       

Development Studies Electives:

  • SSC 610 Politics of Development
  • SSC 513 Globalization and Development.
  • SSC 514 Inequality and Development
  • SSC 515 Decentralization, Participation and Development
  • SSC 610 ICTs and Socio-economic Development
  • POL 501 Foreign Policy Analysis
  • SSC 516 Rural & Urban Development
  • MGT 501 Human Resource Management
  • SSC 612 Development Finance (Microfinance)
  • MGT 602 Project Planning and Management
  • SSC 613 Community Development: Issues and Strategies
  • MGT 603 Monitoring and Evaluation
  • SSC 614 Rural Development

Management Electives:

  • SSC 506 Leadership
  • MGT 620 Total Quality Management
  • MGT 641 SME and Entrepreneurship
  • MGT 503 Organizational Development
  • MGT 603 Disaster Management
  • MGT 640 Small Enterprise Development
  • MGT 504 Human Resource Management  

Management Studies Pathway

Sociology Electives:

  • SSC 505 Sociology and Social Policy
    SSC 604 Identity, Race and Gender
    SSC 503 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
    SSC 504 Sociology of Rural Life
    SSC 605 Culture and Inequality
    SSC 502 Principles of Social Policy
    HUM 620 Social Problems of Pakistan
    SSC 607 Media, Culture & Society
    SSC 608 Civil Society and Social Movements

Political Science/IR Electives:

  • POL 505 Religion, Politics and Development
    POL 504 Strategic Studies
    POL 502 Politics of Development
    POL 506 Foreign Policy Analysis
    ECO 503 Pakistan Economics
    POL 603 Globalization
    POL 510 Introduction to International Relations
    POL 601 Comparative Political Systems of Developed Countries
    POL 602 Comparative Political Systems of Developing Countries
    POL 500 History of Political Theory
    POL 510 Pakistan's Foreign Relations
    POL 604 Diplomacy

Public Administration Electives:

  • POL 520 Political Systems and Institutions
  • POL 621 Administrative Strategies of Local Government
    MGT 502 Human Resource Development
    POL 522 Good Governance
    POL 622 Bureaucracy and Governance
    MGT 501 Human Resource Management
    POL 623 Administrative Law &Ethics in Public Sector
    POL 523 Public Administration in Pakistan
    MGT 503 Organizational Development

GENERAL ELECTIVES:

  • SSC 501 Introduction to Anthropology

Literature:

  • HUM 540 Introduction to Pashto
    HUM 541 Introduction to Persian
    HUM 542 Introduction to Urdu Literature
    HUM 543 Introduction to English Literature

Law Electives:

  • POL 507 Constitutional History of Pakistan
  • LAW 501 Islamic Jurisprudence
  • LAW 510 International Human Rights' Law

Management Studies Pathway

  • LAW 601 Legal System in Pakistan
    LAW 610 Hudood Laws
    LAW 502 Law of Equity & Specific Relief
    LAW 503 Company Law
    LAW 600 Muslim Personal Law

Philosophy:


  • HUM 501 Western Political Thought (Classical).
    HUM 600 Western Political Thought (Medieval to Present).
    HUM 544 Contemporary Poets
    HUM 502 Philosophy of Education
    HUM 601 Analytical Philosophy
    HUM 503 Politics and Philosophy
    HUM 504 Islamic Political Philosophy (Classical)
    HUM 602 Islamic Political Philosophy (Medieval to Present)

Areas Studies:

  • HUM 520 South Asia: State, Society& Religion.
    HUM 521 Middle East: State, Society &Religion
    HUM 522 European Studies
    HUM 523 American Studies
    HUM 524 South American History
    HUM 525 North American History

History:

  • HUM 510 World Civilizations
    HUM 511 Classical Civilisations: Greece and Rome
    HUM 512 History of Colonial Expansion
    HUM 513 European History
    HUM 514 South Asian History (Precolonial)
    HUM 515 Muslim History
    HUM 610 History of Decolonisation
    HUM 611 South Asian History (from 1857 till present)
    HUM 612 American History

Religion:

  • HUM 530 Introduction to Quran & Hadith
    HUM 531 Comparative Religions
    HUM 532 Contemporary Issues in Islam
    H UM 533 Islam and the West
    HUM 634 Judaism, Christianity & Islam