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BS in Liberal Arts & Social Sciences with Specialization in History

 

Program Overview

Areas: Historiography, World History, Cultural Heritage, Archaeology, Political Movements, Economic History, Social Dynamics, Colonialism, Gender Studies, Oral History

Duration: 4 years, 8 semesters

Credits: 131

Career Paths: Museums, Archiving, Research, Curatorship, Journalism, Heritage Management, Public Relations, Historian, Publishing, Nonprofit, Consulting, Teaching

  • Program Description

    Welcome to a transformative academic journey within the Department of Liberal Arts at BNU. Aspiring minds, seekers of knowledge, we present our innovative BA (Hons) program in Social Sciences, featuring a captivating Major in Liberal Studies and a profound Specialization in History. Rooted in liberal arts principles, this multidisciplinary curriculum equips you with historical insights, critical thinking, and a comprehensive understanding of the world's intricate tapestry.

    Our program is a testament to our commitment to nurturing intellectual curiosity and fostering independent thought. Through rigorous exploration of historical contexts and narratives, you'll acquire the tools to decipher the present, question assumptions, and contribute to shaping our future. Discover how societies have evolved, empires have risen and fallen, and cultures have interwoven to create the diverse fabric of human experience.

    Engage in a distinctive academic odyssey where history comes alive. Expert historians will guide you through epochs, revolutions, and turning points, enriching your understanding of past and present dynamics. By blending liberal studies and historical specialization, you'll gain a panoramic perspective that transcends boundaries and enriches your intellectual pursuits.

    Expand your horizons through a selection of core history courses, thoughtfully designed to cultivate analytical finesse and global awareness. Electives across disciplines such as sociology and economics offer diverse angles for exploration. This program serves as an ideal stepping stone for those destined for advanced studies, archival research, heritage management, and careers in academia, museums, and more.

    Join us in embracing the power of history to illuminate our world. Challenge conventions, craft narratives, and become a steward of knowledge as you embark on this transformative journey of discovery, reflection, and self-realization. Welcome to a future shaped by an understanding of the past – welcome to BA (Hons) in Social Sciences with Major in Liberal Studies and Specialization in History at BNU.

  • Admission Requirement

    • To be eligible for admission to undergraduate program in Liberal Studies, a candidate must satisfy any one of the following requirements
      • FA / F.Sc with at least 2nd division (i.e. 495 marks)
      • O-levels (in at least 8 subjects) and 3 A-levels. Advanced Subsidiary (AS) will not be taken into account
      • High School Diploma and International Baccalaureate (IB) result with at least 2.5 CGPA and equivalence certificate from IBCC
    • Admission Test
    • Interview

     

    Students awaiting their FA/ F.Sc/A-Level results may apply for admission at BNU. Selected candidates will be granted provisional admission only, which may be regularized after they have been declared successful and meet the admission requirements of the university.

  • Courses

    This re-defined degree program trains students in critical and humanist disciplines like sociology, politics, history, economics, basic sciences and literature thereby equipping them to be much better positioned to play productive and constructive roles in the marketplace.

    • Semester I

      Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
      Academic Writing DLA-110 3
      Introduction to World History DLA-247 3
      Introduction to Social Anthropology   DLA-143 3
      Introduction to Social Thought   3
      Pakistan Studies SLA- 102 1.5
      Islamic Studies  SLA-103 1.5
        Total 15
    • Semester 2

      Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
      Communication Skills
      3
      Introduction to Political Thought DLA-109 3
      Introduction to Philosophy 
      3
      Introduction to World Literature  DLA-170 3
      Transnational Media and Popular Culture
      DLA-249 3
      Computer Literacy  CSE-100 2
        Total 17
    • Semester 3

      Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
      Historiography/Philosophy Of History 

      3
      History of Ideas
      3
      Anthropology of Religion

      3
      Non-DLA Elective 
      3
      The British Empire in India 1857-1947
      DLA-362 3
        Total 15
    • Semester 4

      Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
      Intellectual History

      3
      History & Fiction: Comparative Study

      3
      Imperialism and Neo Imperialism

      3
      Issues Regarding History writing in Pakistan 

      3
      Non-DLA Elective  
        Total 15
    • Semester 5

      Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
      History & Politics of Pakistan

      3
      Age of Extremes in the 20th Century

      3
      Medieval Indian History

      3
      South Asian Cities   3
      Non-DLA Elective 
      3
        Total 15
    • Semester 6

      Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
      Introduction to Middle East Studies

      3
      People`s History of the World  

      3
      History of the Modern World

      3

      Ancient Civilization/Muslim Intellectual History

      3
      Case Studies of Freedom Movement

      3
      Non-DLA Elective
      3
        Total 18
    • Semester 7

      Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
      Research Methodology 
      3
      Non-DLA Elective
      3
      International Security in a Globalized World
      3
      Pakistan Relations with its Neighbors 

      3
      History of Islam 
      3
      Researching Urbanization: The Case of Lahore
       
        Total 18
    • Semester 8

      Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
      Thesis DLA-490 6
      Non-DLA Elective 
      3
      History of Modern Europe

      3
      Historical Methods and Archives
      DLA-334 3
      Concepts and Theories of Foreign Policy Analysis and Diplomatic Practice
        3
        Total 18

     

    The department reserves the right to replace, cancel, and/or change the sequence of courses depending on enrolment and faculty availability.

    Courses are offered upon minimum course enrollment of 15 students

     

  • Degree Requirement

    Degree requirements for this program include successful completion of 131 credit hours of course work including research methods and/or thesis.

 

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