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Department of Political Science

 

Introduction

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The Political Science department is teaching post graduate courses since 1964. The 4 Year (Hons) Degree Programme was introduced in 2005 to prepare the candidates to comprehend the emerging needs and challenges of global politics, economy and international relations. To further upgrade the academic qualifications, the two year MPhil Programme was introduced in September 1999. Since 2009, we are offering PhD Programme as well. In 2012, one year programme under the title of “Diploma in Pakistan Affairs (DPA)” has been introduced. The objective of DPA is to enable the students to comprehend history, economy and new challenges confronted by the state and society in Pakistan alongside emerging trends in politics of Pakistan. The DPA will orientate the students to join professional fields like media and human services based organizations like NGOs and IGOs.

 

Aims and Objectives

 

The aims of the department are to attain higher degree of academic excellence by means of employing modern techniques of research and with the sublime objective of making the students' future prospects more lucrative and prestigious. The main focus is on: Political Development and Social Change; Politics of Interstate Relations; Political Economy; Nuclear Power and Foreign Policy; International Humanitarian Law; Human Rights; Good Governance and Human Resource Development.

 

During the long history of the Department, the following eminent teachers have served as Chairpersons: Dr. Abdul Hamid, Prof. Ch. Muhammad Rafi Anwar, Prof. Saeed Osman Malick, Prof. Ahmad Hussain, Dr. Sardar Muhammad, Dr. Muhammad Aslam Qureshi, Dr. Muhammad Sarwar, Prof. Rai Hamid Ali Khan, Dr. Khalid Javed Makhdoom, Prof. Farooq Sultan, Dr. Javed Ahmad Sheikh and Mr. Azhar Chaudhry.

 

Career Prospects

 

Political Science opens new intellectual horizons to the students. Beside its academic focus, the Department also cultivates liberal democratic values and positive attitudes in the students. The degree holders of Political Science, therefore, perform exceptionally well in the competitive examinations to join Provincial and Federal Civil Services. They can be the members of Judicial Bar and the Bench. Many of them also join the armed forces and the governmental and nongovernmental organizations of international repute. Teaching is also an attractive choice for many of them.

 

Facilities

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Career Opportunities

 

Political Science opens new intellectual horizons to the students. Beside its academic focus, the Department also cultivates liberal democratic values and positive attitudes in the students. The degree holders of Political Science, therefore, perform exceptionally well in the competitive examinations to join Provincial and Federal Civil Services. They can be the members of Judicial Bar and the Bench. Many of them also join the armed forces and the governmental and nongovernmental organizations of National and International repute. Teaching is also an attractive choice for many of them.

 

Future Plans

 

The Department has its plan to launch the following Programmes

  • Diploma in China Studies

  • Masters in Political Science 2 Years (Evening Programme)

Academic Programme

 

The Department offers the following Programmes:

  • Diploma in Pakistan Affairs (DPA), Evening Programme

  • BA (Hons.)

  • MA (Evening Programme)

  • M.Phil

  • Ph.D

Research Strengths

 

To attain level of excellence and expertise, the main emphasis is on research oriented education. The courses are revised and updated each year to accelerate research activities. To achieve these objectives, following research groups have been formed.

  • Advance Research

  • Human Right

  • Regional Studies

In addition, the Department is publishing “the Journal of Political Science” since 1970. It contains the research of eminent scholars of national and international repute. Such academic endeavours provide incentive to the staff and the students alike to further strengthen the research culture.

 

Courses

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BA (Hons.) Political Science

 

Year – 1

Semester – I

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

PS – 1101

Introduction to Political Science

3

Semester – II

PS – 1201

Study of Politics 

3

 

Year – 2

Semester – III

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

PS – 2101

Constitutions of UK and USA

3

Semester – IV

PS – 2102

Constitutions of Pakistan and India

3

PS – 2202

Concepts of International Relations

3

 

Year – 3

Semester – V

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

PS – 3101

Western Political Thought I

3

PS – 3102

Political System Analysis Theory and Practice: (Developed: UK & USA Developing: Pakistan, India)

3

PS – 3103

Politics of International Relations 1900 – 1945

3

PS – 3104

Democracy and Governance

3

PS – 3105

International and Regional Organisations

3

PS – 3106

Political System of China

3

Semester – VI

PS – 3201

Public Administration: Theory and Practice

3

PS – 3202

Local Self Government: A Comparative Study of UK, USA and Pakistan

3

PS – 3203

Ethnicity and Conflict in Pakistan

3

PS – 3204

Statecraft and Politics in Pakistan

3

PS – 3205

Politics of Globalization

3

PS – 3206

Methods of Research

3

 

Year – 4

Semester – VII

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

PS – 4101

Human Rights & International Humanitarian Law

3

PS – 4102

Western Political Thought II

3

PS – 4103

Politics of International Relations 1945-9/11 and New Trends

3

PS – 4104

Pakistan and its Periphery: A Geo-Political and Geo-strategic Study

3

PS – 4105

Pakistan’s Political Economy

3

PS – 4106

Elitist Politics and Political Development in Pakistan

3

PS – 4299

Research Project/ Internship

3

Semester – VIII

PS – 4201

Strategy in Policy Making: Political, Economics and Military

3

PS – 4202

Central Asian Studies

3

PS – 4203

Pakistan and the Major Powers: Foreign Policy Analysis

3

PS – 4204

Muslim Political Thought

3

PS – 4299

Research Project/ Internship

3

 

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Elective Courses

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

PS – 4205

Role of Civil Military Bureaucracy in Pakistan's Politics

 

PS – 4206

Pakistan Security Policy and Regional Balance of Power

 

PS – 4207

Constitutionalism in Pakistan

 

PS – 4208

Sectarianism in Pakistan

 

PS – 4209

Federalism and National Integration in Pakistan

 

PS – 4210

Public International Law

 

PS – 4211

Political Geography of

 

PS – 4212

Pakistan Challenges to Muslim World in 21st Century

 

PS – 4213

Elitist Politics and political Development in Pakistan

 

PS – 4214

Water Resource Management in Pakistan

 

PS – 4215

Terrorism in South Asia

 

PS – 4216

Area Studies of Middle East

 

PS – 4217

Area Studies of European Union

 

 

Allied Courses

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Year – 1

Semester – I

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

PS – 1101

Introduction to Political Science

3

Semester – II

PS – 1201

Study of Politics 

3

 

Year – 2

Semester – III

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

PS – 2101

Constitutions of UK and USA

3

Semester – IV

PS – 2101

Constitutions of Pakistan and India

3

 

M.Phil

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Semester – I (Students will Study Four Courses)

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

PS – 7101

Research Methodology in Social Sciences

3

PS – 7102

Political Development and Social Change: A contemporary Approach

3

PS – 7103

Politics of International Economics Relations

3

PS – 7104

Governance and Democracy in Pakistan

3

PS – 7105

Changing World Order: Impact on South Asia

3

PS – 7106

Rationalism and Fanaticism in Indian politics

3

Semester – II (Students will study Four Courses)

PS – 7201

Policy making Issues, Processes & Priorities: A Case Study of Pakistan

3

PS – 7202

Ethnicity and Conflict in Pakistan

3

PS – 7203

Community Development: South Asian Experience

3

PS – 7204

World Politics: Developmental Issues

3

PS – 7205

Regional Block in Contemporary Scenario

3

PS – 7206

Conflict Resolution: South Asian Model

3

PS – 7207

Human Resource Development & Politics in South Asia

3

PS – 7208

International Terrorism: Global Perspective

3

PS – 7209

Federalism in Pakistan

3

PS – 7210

Power Politics, Participation and Policy Making in South Asia

3

PS – 7211

Issue of Hegemony and Self-Survival: India-Pakistan Scenario

3

PS – 7212

Democracy and Elite Politics in Pakistan

3

PS – 7213

Nuclear Power and Inter State Politics

3

PS – 7214

Human Rights: Theory and Practice in Pakistan

3

PS – 7215

Federalism and Ethnicity in Pakistan

3

PS – 7499

Thesis

12

 

Ph.D

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Semester – I

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

PS – 8101

Advanced Research Methodology in Social Science

3

PS – 8102

International Relations: Strategies and Compulsions in the Modern Age of Technology

3

PS – 8103

Dynamics of Pakistan’s Security: Regional and World Environment

3

PS – 8104

Pakistan: Ethnic Politics and National Integration

3

PS – 8105

Water Resources Management in South Asia

3

PS – 8106

Pakistan’s Fiscal Policy

3

PS – 8108

Political Psychology: Theory and Application

3

Semester – II (Students will study Three Courses)

PS – 8201

Political Development and Social Change in Pakistan

3

PS – 8202

Regionalism and New World Order

3

PS – 8203

International Terrorism and Pakistan’s Quest for Peace

3

PS – 8204

Community Development in Pakistan

3

PS – 8205

Pakistan and the Challenges of the New World Order

3

PS – 8206

SAARC: A Corporate Organisation for Regional Cooperation

3

PS – 8207

Political System of India

3

PS – 8208

Conflicts of South Asia

3

Diploma in Pakistan Affairs (DPA)

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The study plan will comprise of 3 core courses in semester I and 3 optional courses in semester II. Each semester consists of 9 cr. Hrs and 6cr. Hrs for research report.

 

Semester I

9 cr. hrs

Semester II

9 cr. hrs

Research Report

6 cr. hrs

Total

24 cr. hrs

 

Semester – I

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

DPA – 1101

Freedom Movement of Pakistan (1857-1947)

3

DPA – 1102

History of Pakistan (1947 to date)

3

DPA – 1103

Public Administration in Pakistan

3

DPA – 1299

Research Report

3

Semester – II

DPA - 1299

Research Report

3

(Students will opt Three Courses)

DPA – 1201

Political Economy of Pakistan

3

DPA – 1202

Human Rights in Pakistan

3

DPA – 1203

Major Problems of Pakistan

3

DPA – 1204

Conflicts Resolution: Impediments and Prospects in Pakistan-India Relations

3

DPA – 1205

Democracy and Governance in Pakistan

3

DPA – 1206

Leadership and Civil Military Bureaucracies in Pakistan

3

DPA – 1207

Terrorism

3

DPA – 1208

Dynamics of Foreign Policy of Pakistan

3

DPA – 1209

Pakistan's Relations with USA and China

3

Faculty

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Name

Designation

Area of Interest

Dr. Khalid Manzoor Butt,

PhD. (GCUL)

In-charge & Assistant Professor / Director, Center of Excellence of China Studies

Human Rights Social Development, Constitutions, Foreign Policy of Major Power

Hassan Masood,

MPhil (PU)

Assistant Professor

Strategic Studies/Nuclear Deterrence Interests, Federalism, Russia, Foreign Policy of Major Powers, Pol. Thoughts

Dr. Sadia Mushtaq,

PhD., MPhil (GCUL)

Assistant Professor

Regional Studies/Pakistan External Affairs, Peace and Security Studies, Political Systems, Research Mathodology

Fauzia Ghani,

MPhil (GCUL)

Assistant Professor

Political Development in Pakistan, Leadership, Ethnicity and Conflict

Asma Afzal, (on study leave)

MPhil (GCUL)

Lecturer

Pakistan politics, Freedom movement, Civil society & politico-social enviorment

Naseer Ahmad Taib,

MPhil (GCUL)

Lecturer

International Political economy, Political Economy of Pakistan, Ethnicity in Pakistan, Democracy & governance in Pakistan.

Abdul Aijaz,

MA (QAU)

Lecturer

Politics of Water Resource, Political Theory

Sadia Rafique,

MPhil (PU)

Lecturer

Globalization and world Politics, Constitution of India and Pakistan, Issue of the World Politics, International Relations.

Ahmad Raza Khan,

MPhil (GCUL)

Lecturer

International Relations, Social Change, Pakistan Affairs

M.Usman A. Siddiqi,

M.A. (GCUL)

Lecturer

American Foreign Policy and Comparative political system

Muhammad Manzoor Elahi,

M.A (GCUL)

Lecturer

Comparative Political Systems & Regional and Strategic Studies

Ahmed Hayat Khan

Lecturer

 

Visiting/Adjunct Faculty

Kazi Afaq Hossain

MS Administration Central Michigan

University (USA). M.A Political Science (PU)

Public Administration, Political Thought

Saadat Ullah Khan

M.A (GCL)

Pak-China Relation, Constitutions of Developed Countries, Terrorism

Nasreen Aftab

M.Phil (PU)

Pak Studies, Constitution

Kamran Lashari

 

 

Rizwan Sherwani

 

 

Shakila Noor Sindhu

 

 

Sharoon Wajahat Attary

 

 

Tahira Rasheed

 

 

Kanza Sahrif

 

 

 

 

 

Journals & Publications

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The department regularly publishes two issues of "Journals of Political Science" (a research journal). The conducive academic environment provides incentive to the staff and students to produce good research.

 

 

Contact Us

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Dr. Khalid Manzoor Butt

In-charge & Assistant Professor

Department of Political Science

Postgraduate Block

GC University, Lahore

UAN: +92 (42) 111-000-010 Ext. 304, 306

Email: chairperson.polsc@gcu.edu.pk

khalidmanzoor63@hotmail.com

 

 


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