Academic Programs

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Description of Courses

List of Compulsory Courses

  1. Natural Science I
  2. Natural Science II
  3. Social Science I
  4. Social Science II
  5. Arts and Humanities I
  6. Arts and Humanities II
  7. Quantitative Reasoning I
  8. Quantitative Reasoning II
  9. Expository Writing I
  10. Expository Writing II
  11. Expository Writing III
  12. Islamic Studies
  13. Pakistan Studies
  14. English Immersion
  15. 21st Century Skills

List of Distribution Courses (of which students have to elect six):

  1. Introduction to English Literature (Poetry & Drama)
  2. Historical Studies and Methods
  3. Introduction to World History
  4. Metaphysics
  5. Introduction to English Literature (Novel, Short Story and Non-Fiction)
  6. Introduction to Philosophy
  7. Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  8. Ancient Philosophy
  9. Modern Political Philosophy
  10. Literary Criticism

Note: All students must take at least two courses each on history, philosophy, and literature as part of their six courses. They should consult their batch advisers and coordinators in making their choices.

List of Major Courses (Philosophy, Literature, and/or Religion)

  1. Foreign/Regional Language I (Part I)*
  2. Logic and Critical Reasoning
  3. Urdu Literature I
  4. History of World Art I
  5. Foreign/Regional Language I (Part II)*
  6. South Asian History I
  7. Epistemology
  8. History of World Art II
  9. Foreign Language II (French I)
  10. South Asian History II
  11. Postcolonial Literature
  12. Foreign Language II (French II)
  13. Urdu Literature II
  14. European and American History
  15. Comparative Religion
  16. Pakistani Literature in English
  17. The World Canon
  18. Islamic Philosophy and Theology
  19. Modern Philosophy
  20. Comparative Literature
  21. Digital Humanities

*Foreign/Regional Language I (Part I and Part II): Students will be taught either a foreign language (Arabic or Farsi) over two semesters, and they may have a choice of one of these. If resources are available, students will also be able to opt for a regional language from Pakistan. These two courses will be taught over the course of a year. A student who opts for one language in Semester 3 will need to opt for the second course in that same language in Semester 4, i.e. Arabic I and II, Farsi I and II, and so on.

List of Elective Courses (of which students have to opt for four courses):

  1. Ethics
  2. Social Media Dynamics
  3. Climate and Society
  4. Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
  5. A Comparative Study of Approaches to Islam
  6. Law and Society
  7. Muslim History in South Asia
  8. Introduction to Sufism
  9. Heritage and Culture of South Asia
  10. Gender Identities
  11. Media, Women, and the Politics of Gender

The list of elective courses can change, and the department can offer other courses as well, aligned with the themes of the program.

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