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SCHEME OF STUDIES

BS (4-Year) in International Relations

Semester 1st

 Code #  Name of Subject  Credit Hrs
 Eng-100  ENGLISH-I  3
 Pak-201  PAKISTAN STUDIES  2
 Math-301  MATHEMATICS  3
 IR-101  INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL  RELATIONS (F-I)  3
 IR-102  GENERAL-I (INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY)  3
 IR-103  INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE  (F-II)  3

Total

 17

Semester 2nd

 Code #  Name of Subject  Credit Hrs
 Eng-200  ENGLISH-II  3
 ISL-101  ISLAMIC STUDIES / ETHICS  2
 STAT-103  STATISTICS  3
 IR-104  GENERAL-II (INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY)  3
 IR-105  GENERAL-III (INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS)  3
 IR-106  APPROACHES AND THEORIES OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (F-III)  3

Total

 17

Semester 3rd

 Code #  Name of Subject  Credit Hrs
 Eng-300  ENGLISH-III  3
 CS-102  INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SKILLS  3
   GENERAL-IV  3
   GENERAL-V  3
 IR-107  GLOBALIZATION AND INTERNATIONAL  RELATIONS (F-IV)  3

Total

 15

Semester 4th

 Code #  Name of Subject  Credit Hrs
 Eng-400  ENGLISH-IV / UNIV. OPTIONAL  3
   GENERAL-VI  3
   GENERAL-VII  3
 IR-108  INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: 1648-1945 (F-V)  3
 IR-109  GEO-POLITICAL STRUCTURE OF THE WORLD (F-VI)  3

Total

 15

Semester 5th

 Code #  Name of Subject  Credit Hrs
 IR-201  INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: 1945-2000 (F- VII)  3
 IR-202  PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW-I (F-VIII)  3
 IR-203  REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS (F-IX)  
 IR-204  FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS (M-I)  3
 IR-205  INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY (M-II)  3
 Total  15

Semester 6th

 Code #  Name of Subject  Credit Hrs
 IR-206  RESEARCH METHODOLOGY-I (F-X)  3
 IR-207  PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW-II (F-XI)  3
 IR-208  FOREIGN POLICY OF PAKISTAN (M-III)  3
 IR-209  DEFENCE AND STRATEGIC STUDIES (M-IV)  
 IR-210  DIPLOMACY (M-V)  3
 IR-211  CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND RESOLUTION (M-VI)  3

Total

 18

Semester 7th

 Code #  Name of Subject  Credit Hrs
 IR-212  COMPARATIVE AND DEVELOPMENTAL POLITICS (M-VII)  3
 IR-213  COMPARATIVE FOREIGN POLICY OF MAJOR POWERS: US, RUSSIA, CHINA (M-VIII)  3
 IR-214  INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM (M-IX)  3
 IR-215  ELECTIVE-I (COMPARATIVE POLITICAL  SYSTEMS OF UK, US, RUSSIA, AND CHINA  (ANY TWO)  3
   ELECTIVE-II  3
 IR-216  RESEARCH THESIS (M-XIV)  3
 OR
 IR-217  POLITICS OF PAKISTAN (M-XIII)  

Total

 18

Semester 8th

 Code #  Name of Subject  Credit Hrs
 IR-218  RESEARCH THESIS (M-XIV)  
 OR
  IR-219  INTERNATIONAL POLITICS OF ENVIRONMENT (M-IX)  3
 IR-220  ARMS CONTROL AND DISARMAMENT (M-XI)  3
   ELECTIVE-III  3
   ELECTIVE-IV  3
   ELECTIVE-V  3

Total

 15

 GRAND TOTAL

 130

List of Elective Courses:

Following is the list of elective/optional courses to be offered by the concerned department/institutions. The contents of the course (s) as well as the core and the suggested books will be pointed out by the faculty at the time, a course is offered.

A. Issues

 Course Code  Name of the Subject  Credit Hrs
IR-221  Research Report (Not permissible for those who will opt for Thesis)  3
IR-222  Major Issues in International Relations  3
IR-223  Comparative Political Systems of UK, US, Russia, and China (Any two)  3
IR-224  Foreign and Security Policies of European Union  3
IR-225  Emerging Regional and World Orders  3
IR-226  Research Methodology-II  3
IR-227  Modernization and Democratization in the Muslim World  3
IR-228  Nuclear Non-proliferation  3
IR-229  Pakistan Defence and Security Policy  3
IR-230  Nuclearization of South Asia  3
IR-231  Kinetic and Non-Kinetic Warfare  3
IR-232  Politics of Indian Ocean  3
IR-233  Use of Force in International Law  3
IR-234  Foreign Policy of India  3
IR-235  Contemporary Political Ideologies  3
IR-236  International Migration and Politics  3
IR-237  Terrorism and Counter-terrorism  3
IR-238  International Relations in Islam  3
IR-239  Non-state Actors in International Relations  3
IR-240  Media and International Relations  3
IR-241  Gender and International Relations  3
IR-242  International Humanitarian Law  3
IR-243  United Nations: Reforms and Restructuring  3
IR-244  OIC: Reforms and Restructuring  3
IR-245  Enlightened Moderation and the Muslim World  3
IR-246  Cyber Wars  3
IR-247  MNCs and NGOs in International Relations  3
IR-248  National Liberation Movements and Decolonization  3
IR-249  Ethnic Conflicts in Global Perspective  3
IR-250  Religion, Ideology and International Relations  3
IR-251  Science, Technology and International Relations  3
IR-252  Ethics and Morality in International Relations  3
IR-253  Power Politics and Beyond  3
IR-254  International Economic Groups  3

B. Area Studies

 Course Code  Name of the Subject  Credit Hrs
IR-255  South Asia  3
IR-256  South East Asia  3
IR-257  Asia-Pacific  3
IR-258  East Asia  3
IR-259  Central Asia and Caucasus  3
IR-260  Western Europe  3
IR-261  Eastern Europe  3
IR-262  North Europe: Scandinavian-Nordic Countries  3
IR-263  Latin-Central America  3
IR-264  South America  3
IR-265  North America  3
IR-266  Russian Federation and Eurasia  3
IR-267  Middle East and North Africa (MENA)  3
IR-268  Southern Africa  3
IR-269  Central Africa  3

List of Non-IR Optional/ General Courses (3 Cr. Hrs)

Following is the list of elective/optional courses to be offered by the concerned department/institutions. The contents of the course(s) as well as the core and the suggested books will be pointed out by the faculty at the time, a course is offered.

 Course Code  Name of the Subject  Credit Hrs
IR-270  Introduction to History  3
IR-271  Introduction to Philosophy  3
IR-272  Political Thought  3
IR-273  Introduction to Law  3
IR-274  Introduction to Geography  3
IR-275  Introduction to Economics  3
IR-276  Introduction to Sociology  3
IR-277  Introduction to Education  3
IR-278  Introduction to Social Work  3
IR-279  Introduction to Psychology  3
IR-280  Introduction to Public Administration  3
IR-281  Introduction to Economy of Pakistan  3
IR-282  Introduction to Anthropology  3
IR-283  Introduction to Mass Communication  3
IR-284  Political History of Pakistan: 1947 to present  3
IR-285  Constitutional Development in Pakistan  3
IR-286  Introduction to Gender Studies  3
IR-287  History of Islam (Holy Prophet to Pious Caliphates)  3
IR-288  Logic and Reasoning  3
IR-289  Introduction to Everyday Science  3
IR-290  Introduction to Nuclear Physics  3

 

MSc in International Relations

1st Semester

 Code  Name of the Subject  Credit Hrs
 IR-201  INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: 1945-2000  3
 IR-202  PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW-I  3
 IR-203  REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS (F-IX)  3
 IR-204  FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS (M-I)  3
 IR-205  INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY  3

 Total

 15

2nd Semester

 Code  Name of the Subject  Credit Hrs
 IR-206  RESEARCH METHODOLOGY-I (F-X)  3
 IR-207  PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW-II (F-XI)  3
 IR-208  FOREIGN POLICY OF PAKISTAN (M-III)  3
 IR-209  DEFENCE AND STRATEGIC STUDIES (M-IV)  3
 IR-210  DIPLOMACY (M-V)  3
 IR-211  CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND RESOLUTION (M-VI)  3

 Total

 18

3rd Semester

 Code  Name of the Subject  Credit Hrs
 IR-212  COMPARATIVE AND DEVELOPMENTAL POLITICS (M-VII)  3
 IR-213  COMPARATIVE FOREIGN POLICY OF MAJOR POWERS: US, RUSSIA, CHINA (M-VIII)  3
 IR-214  INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM (M-IX)  3
 IR-215  ELECTIVE-I (COMPARATIVE POLITICAL SYSTEMS OF UK, US, RUSSIA, AND CHINA (ANY TWO)  3
   ELECTIVE-II  3
 IR-216

 

 IR-217

 RESEARCH THESIS (M-XIV)

 OR

 POLITICS OF PAKISTAN (M-XIII)

 

 3

 

 Total

 18

4th Semester

 Code  Name of the Subject  Credit Hrs
 IR-218

 

 IR-219

 RESEARCH THESIS (M-XIV)

 OR

 INTERNATIONAL POLITICS OF  ENVIRONMENT (M-IX)

 

 3

 

 IR-220  ARMS CONTROL AND DISARMAMENT (M-XI)  3
   ELECTIVE-III  3
   ELECTIVE-IV  3
   ELECTIVE-V  3
 Total  15

Grand Total

 66

Total Number of Courses: 22
Total Credit Hrs. 4 Semester: 66


MS/ MPhil 2-Year Programme (30 Credit Hours)

Following is the scheme of studies for 2 - Year MS/ MPhil in International Relations of 30 credit hours including 6 credit hours of thesis, which is compulsory.

List of Core Courses:

It is suggested that the core courses should be of 4 credit hours and all the optional courses of 3 credit hours. However, the academic bodies of the universities are autonomous to determine the weightage of each course.

  1. International Relations: Advanced Theory and Practice (4 Credit Hours)
  2. Advanced Research Methodology (4 Credit Hours)
  3. Seminar on Contemporary Regional and Global Issues (4 Credit Hours)

Total 12

Semester 1st

 Code  Name of the Subject  Credit Hrs
 IR-301  International Relations: Advanced Theory and Practice  4
 IR-302  Advanced Research Methodology  4
 IR-303  Seminar on Contemporary Regional and Global Issues  4

 Total

 12

Semester 2nd

 Code  Name of the Subject  Credit Hrs
   OPTIONAL-I  3
   OPTIONAL-I  3
   OPTIONAL-I  3
   OPTIONAL-I  3

 Total

 12

 

 Semester  Name of the Subject  Credit Hrs
 3rd and 4th  Thesis  6

Total No. Of Courses: 07
Total Credit hrs of 4 Semester: 30