Historically, FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas) is situated along the northwestern boarder of Pakistan. It is having international frontier “Durand Line” which has been a focus of international politics throughout decades due to its geo-strategic position and economic potential. This region remained out of focus during cold war but the New World Order registered its emergence again. Realizing multi-dimensional importance of the region, the Government of Pakistan has established the FATA University. The curriculum has technically been framed to address the core issues within the framework of four disciplines such as Sociology, Political Science, Mathematics and Management Science. In this academic mechanism, the Department of Political Science has been established with a purpose to enlighten the students of FATA with a modern approach of political studies to reform the existing available academic information regarding the subject. Initially, the department has started the 1st semester of BS (4-years) program in Political Science with Introductions to Political Science, International Relations and Economics. In addition to this, subjects like English and Islamic studies are also being offered as per Higher Education Commission’s (HEC) rules with efficient and devoted faculty members. It is planned that MS and Ph.D programs in Political Science will also be offered very soon in future. The courses in the BS program of the department are designed in such a manner that these will help the students in preparing for the competitive examinations of Federal and Provincial level civil services and will also help in understanding the political strategies. It is hoped that this department will play an important role in the potential skill development of the students.

Historically, FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas) is situated along the northwestern boarder of Pakistan. It is having international frontier “Durand Line” which has been a focus of international politics throughout decades due to its geo-strategic position and economic potential. This region remained out of focus during cold war but the New World Order registered its emergence again. Realizing multi-dimensional importance of the region, the Government of Pakistan has established the FATA University. The curriculum has technically been framed to address the core issues within the framework of four disciplines such as Sociology, Political Science, Mathematics and Management Science.
In this academic mechanism, the Department of Political Science has been established with a purpose to enlighten the students of FATA with a modern approach of political studies to reform the existing available academic information regarding the subject. Initially, the department has started the 1st semester of BS (4-years) program in Political Science with Introductions to Political Science, International Relations and Economics. In addition to this, subjects like English and Islamic studies are also being offered as per Higher Education Commission’s (HEC) rules with efficient and devoted faculty members. It is planned that MS and Ph.D programs in Political Science will also be offered very soon in future.

The courses in the BS program of the department are designed in such a manner that these will help the students in preparing for the competitive examinations of Federal and Provincial level civil services and will also help in understanding the political strategies. It is hoped that this department will play an important role in the potential skill development of the students.

Eligibility Criteria: FA (Civic Prefferd)/FSc or Equivalent with at least 2nd Divison (45% Marks)

1st Year

 Semester 1
S. No. Cours Code Course Title   Credit Hours
1

ENG-111

English-I

Compulsory

03

2

ISL-112

Islamic Studies

Compulsory

02

3

POLS-113

Introduction to Political Science-1

Core

03

4

PST-114

Pakistan Studies

Compulsory

02

5

POLS-115

Introduction to International Relations

Major

03

6

ECO-116

Introduction to Economics

General

03

Total Cr. Hrs

 

16

  Semester 2
S. No. Course Code Course Title   Credit Hours
7

ENG-121

English-II

Compulsory

03

8

POLS-122

Introduction to Political Science II

Compulsory

03

9

POLS-123

History of IR-I

Major

04

10

CS-124

Introduction to Basics in Computer Science

Compulsory

03

11

LAW-125

Introduction to Law

General

03

Total Cr. Hrs

16

2nd Year

 Semester 3
S. No. Course Code Course Title   Credit Hours
13

ENG-231

English III

Compulsory

03

14

POLS-232

Introduction to Political Science III

Core

03

15

POLS-233

Political Systems (Developed)

Core

04

16

POLS-234

Pakistan Movement

Core

04

17

POLS-235

Introduction to Philosophy

General

03

Total Cr. Hrs

17

Semester 4

S. No. Course Code Course Title   Credit Hours
18

MATH-241

Maths-I

Compulsory

03

19

POLS-242

Political Systems (Developing)

Core

04

20

POLS-243

Western Political Philosophy-I

Core

04

21

POLS-244

Historical and Contemporary Psychology

General

03

22

POLS-245

Everyday Science

General

03

Total Cr. Hrs

17

3rd Year

 Semester 5

S. No. Course Code Course Title   Credit Hours

24

POLS-351

Western Political Philosophy -II

Core

04

25

POLS-352

Muslims Political Philosophy--I

Core

03

26

POLS-353

Public Administration

Elective

04

27

POLS-354

Comparative Politics and Development-1

Major

04

28

POLS-355

Introduction to Gender studies

General

03

Total Cr. Hrs

18

Semester 6

S. No. Course Code Course Title   Credit Hours

29

POLS-361

Comparative Politics and Development -II

Major

03

30

POLS-362

Constitutional and Political Development in Pakistan

Elective

03

31

POLS-363

Foreign Policy Analysis

Major

03

33

POLS-364

Muslim Political Philosophy- II

Core

03

34

POLS-365

Introduction to Journalism

General

03

Total Cr. Hrs

15

4th Year

 Semester 7

S. No. Course Code Course Title   Credit Hours

35

POLS-371

Foreign Policy of Pakistan

Major

03

36

POLS-372

Conflict and Conflict Resolution

Elective

03

37

POLS-373

Ideology and dynamics of Pakistan Politics

Major

03

38

POLS-374

Diplomacy

Major

03

39

POLS-375

Research Methodology

Major

04

 

 

 

 

 

Total Cr. Hrs

16

 Semester 8

S. No. Course Code Course Title   Credit Hours

40

POLS-381

Political Economy of Pakistan

Major

03

41

POLS-382

Foreign Policy of UK, USA and Russia

Elective

03

42

POLS-383

Introduction to Local Government

Major

03

43

POLS-384

International Organizations

Major

03

44

PROJ-385

Research Project

Compulsory

03

Total Cr. Hrs

15

Grand Total (Cr. Hrs.)

130

Professor

Dr.GMustafa@fu.edu.pk

PhD


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Lecturer

saeedkhalil@fu.edu.pk

BS


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s.aman@fu.edu.pk

MS


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