Bachelor of Science in International Relations

Bachelor of Science in International Relations


International Relations are characterized by high degree of interaction and interdependence in the contemporary world. A nation-state cannot stay in isolation all alone and thus require to foster fraternal relations with other states of the world. The modern world introduced the concept of global village which has integrated all nation-states of the world through a nexus of communication, trade, cultural exchange and bilateral relations. After the WWII and Cold War, the world has witnessed the miseries inflicted by terrorism, extremism, civil war, arms race, economic meltdown, regional conflicts, territorial conflicts, neo-colonialism, bipolarity, chemical warfare, drug cartel, cross-border attacks, space militarization, human trafficking, famine, draught, climate change etc. The B.S in International relations degree programme has been designed with the intention to explore hardcore issues prevalent in the arena of international politics in the twenty first (21st) century and put forward feasible solutions to address these conundrums. It further explores the evolution, meaning, approaches, theories and major concepts of international relations. This degree programme has been framed to diversify the understanding of its graduates in all major aspects of international relations including the prominent areas of concentrations.

Educational Objectives of BS 4 Year Integrated Programme:

Main purpose of the programme of BS 4-Year in International Relations is to prepare graduates having a deep knowledge of the subject as well as ability to analyze any given situation and draw out conclusions. The syllable of the subject is designed by keeping in view the following objectives.

  • The graduates passed under this program would possess a sound knowledge of the subject.
  • Besides having the knowledge of the subject, the students would have also acquired a broader understanding of other disciplines of social as well as physical sciences. It will enable the students to interact with other branches of knowledge and strengthen their understanding of the society.
  • The graduates shall be equipped with the essential tools and techniques of research. It will enable them to analyze any given situation/issue and suggest its possible solutions.
  • Upon completion of this programme, the graduates will be empowered to establish and develop a viable and forceful link between theory/concepts and practice in the field for its proper implementation and utilization by the students, scholars, policy-makers and planners.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • F.A/F.Sc/DBA/D.Com or equivalent 12 year of education
  • 60% marks in F.A/F.Sc/DBA/D.Com or equivalent qualification

Ineligibility:

  • Rusticated/expelled from a University for misconduct
  • Involved in offence of moral turpitude
  • Currently enrolled in an academic programme in other College/University

SEMESTER PLAN

Year 1 Semester 1

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
English-I 3 None
Islamic Studies 2 None
Mathematics-I 3
Introduction to International Relations (F-I) 3
General-I (Introduction to Geography) 3
Introduction to Political Science (F-II) 3

Year 1 Semester 2

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
English-II 3
Islamic Studies/Ethics 3
Statistics 3
General-II (Introduction to Philosophy) 3
General-III (Introduction to Economics) 3
Approaches and Theories of International Relations (F-III) 3

Year 2 Semester 3

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
English-III 3
Introduction to Computer Skills 3
General-IV 3
General-V 3
Globalization and International Relations (F-IV) 3

Year 2 Semester 4

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
English-IV/Universal Optional 3
General-VI 3
General-VII 3
International Relations:1648-1945 (F-V) 3
Geo-Political Structure of the World (F-VI) 3

Year 3 Semester 5

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
International Relations:1945-2000 (F-VIII) 3
Public International Law-I (F-VIII) 3
Regional and International Organizations (F-IX) 3
Foreign Policy Analysis (M-I) 3
International Political Economy (M-II) 3

Year 3 Semester 6

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
Research Methodology-I (F-X) 3
Public International Law-II (F-XI) 3
Foreign Policy of Pakistan (M-III) 3
Defence and Strategic Studies (M-IV) 3
Diplomacy (M-V) 3
Conflict management and resolution (M-VI) 3

Year 4 Semester 7

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
Comparative and Developmental Politics (M-VII) 3
Comparative foreign policy of major powers: US, Russia and China (M-VIII) 3
International Relations in the new Millennium (M-IX) 3
Elective-I (Comparative Political Systems of UK, US, Russia and China-[Any two]) 3
Research Thesis (M-XIV)/Politics of Pakistan (M-XIII) 3
Elective-II 3

Year 4 Semester 8

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
Research Thesis (M-XIV)/International Politics of Environment 3
Arms Control and Disarmament (M-XI) 3
Elective-III 3
Elective-IV 3
Elective-V 3

LIST OF ELECTIVES

Students are required to take courses from this list.

Code Title CrHrs
Research Report (Not permissible for those who will opt for Thesis)
Major Issues in International Relations
Comparative Political Systems of UK, US, Russia, and China (Any two)
Foreign and Security Policies of European Union
Emerging Regional and World Orders
Research Methodology-II
Modernization and Democratization in the Muslim World
Nuclear Non-proliferation
Pakistan Defence and Security Policy
Nuclearization of South Asia
Kinetic and Non-Kinetic Warfare
Politics of Indian Ocean
Use of Force in International Law
Foreign Policy of India
Contemporary Political Ideologies
International Migration and Politics
Terrorism and Counter-terrorism
International Relations in Islam
Non-state Actors in International Relations
Media and International Relations
Gender and International Relations
International Humanitarian Law
United Nations: Reforms and Restructuring
OIC: Reforms and Restructuring
Enlightened Moderation and the Muslim World
Cyber Wars
MNCs and NGOs in International Relations
National Liberation Movements and Decolonization
Ethnic Conflicts in Global Perspective
Religion, Ideology and International Relations
Science, Technology and International Relations
Ethics and Morality in International Relations
Power Politics and Beyond
International Economic Groups

List of elective courses may be revised as per requirement.