Introduction

The curriculum for the Bachelor of International Relations Program at Muslim Youth University has been designed in close conformity with the recommendations of Higher Education Commission (HEC). This curriculum is dynamic in nature and shall be reviewed every year. Review process shall be completed by the start of new academic year so that the recommendations, amendments or modifications may be incorporated with the new class intake.
Methods of Instructions and Learning Environment: 
 
The following techniques shall be used /applied during the study of the subject of International Relations at the BS level:
  1. Before commencement of a course the teacher concerned shall give a detailed teaching scheme to the students. It shall comprise of the topics to be taught on weekly basis with the relevant sources of the reading materials.
  2. Within four weeks after commencement of a semester, the teacher concerned shall assign the topic of the term papers / assignments to the students either individually or in groups. These term papers and assignments must be completed and submitted by the students at least four weeks before final exam. In this regard the students shall be properly guided by the concerned teacher.
  3. Presentations should be made essential for all the students in the class for each course.
  4. National and international simulations should be organized by the Departments concerned according to the available facilities and resources.
  5. Students should also be provided the opportunities to visit various organizations and institutions involved in foreign policy making process / international relations such as Foreign Office, Parliament, UN missions, and various research organizations. This will help establish a link between theory and practice of International Relations by the interaction of students with the practitioners.
  6. Regular seminars, workshops and conferences should be held in the department. 
 

Assessment

 
  • Classroom attendance, question-answer session at the end of the lecture, occasional but regular class assignments, class tests, homework assignments, quizzes etc., should be considered for the award of sessional marks.
  • The classroom evaluation is to be on the basis of attendance of the students as well as class participation since it would reflect the keenness of the students in pursuance of his studies.
  • The academic pursuit and achievements of a student in a semester/academic year are to be evaluated by holding tests and examinations.
 

 

Course Contents

  • Course contents of each course are provided as guidelines to meet the requirement of uniformity. However the teacher is at liberty to formulate his respective course plan.

Evaluation

  • There shall be a perpetual evaluation system of the students' performance system. In addition, home assignments, term papers, quizzes, and class presentations. The following examinations in each course during the semester are held; 
  • Mid semester examination 1 1/2 -2 hours duration, weightage 30% 
  • Semester Terminal Examinations 3-4 hours duration, weightage 50% 
  • 20% marks are reserved for class participation, class attendance, presentations and home assignments.
  • There shall be 100 marks assigned to each course.
  • The mid semester examination shall be held at the end of the 8th week of commencement of classes by each course. The terminal examination of the semester shall be held at the end of the semester. 

Couse evaluation 

  • Towards the end of the semester, each course will be evaluated by the students with the help of a structured questionnaire. 
  • The questionnaire will be handed over to students, who, after completing, will return to the head of department through their class representative in a sealed envelope.
  • Student-Teacher relationship
  • The department promotes a friendly relationship between teacher and students, which is necessary and supportive in developing inappropriate learning environment. 
  • Teacher should encourage student to ask questions and offer their comments on the topic under discussion during or after the lecture. 
 
 
 

Duration of the Degree Program: 

 
  • Total duration: Four (4) calendar years and Eight (8) semesters.
  • Duration of a semester is 16 weeks including 2 week for examination.
  • The total number of Cr Hr: 132
 
 

Definition of Credit Hour:

 
The term "Credit Hour (Cr Hr)" refers to a unit of academic credit during a semester. Each credit hour is defined as "one contact hour per week" for the theory class.
 

SCHEME OF STUDY BS IR

 

Semester/Year

Name of Subject

Credit Hours

First

English-I

 

3

 

Pakistan Studies

 

2

 

Mathematics

 

3

 

Introduction to International Relations (F-1)

 

3

 

General- I (Introduction to Geography)

 

3

 

Introduction to Political Science-F-II

3

 

 

17

Second

 English-II

 

3

 

 Islamic Studies

 

2

 

 Statistics

 

3

 

  General-II (Introduction to Philosophy)

3

Third

  General-III (Introduction to Economics)

 

3

 

   Approaches and Theories of International Relations (F-III)

 

3

 

 

 

17

 

    English-III

3

 

      Introduction to Computer Skills

 

3

 

      General-IV 

 

3

 

      General-V 

 

3

 

      Globalization And International Relations (F-IV)

 

3

 

 

15

Fourth

      English-IV

 

3

 

      General-VI 

 

3

 

      General-VII 

 

3

 

      International Relations: 1648-1945 (F-V)

 

3

 

      Geo-Political Structure of the World (F-VI)

 

3

 

 

15

Fifth

      International Relations: 1945 To 2000 (F-VII)

 

3

 

      Public International Law-II (F-VIII)

 

3

 

      Regional And International Organizations (F-IX)

 

3

 

      Foreign Policy Analysis (M-I)

 

3

 

 

      International Political Economy (M-II)

3

 

 

 

15

Sixth

     

      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-VI)

 

3

 

      Diplomacy (M-V)

 

3

 

      Conflict Management and Resolution (M-VI)

 

3

 

 

 

15

Seventh

      Comparative and Development Policies(M-VII

 

3

 

      Comparative Foreign Policy of Major Powers: US, Russia,

      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-XVI)

       OR

      Politics of Pakistan (M-XIII)

 

3

 

 

 

18

Eight

      Research Thesis (M-XIV)

      OR

      International Politics of Environment (M-IX)

 

3

 

      Arms Control and Disarmament (M-XI)

 

3

 

      Elective – III

 

3

 

      Elective – IV

 

3

 

      Elective – V

3

 

 

15

 

 

GRAND TOTAL

130

 

 

 


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