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Programmes / Under Graduate / Cultural Studies
Department of Communication and Cultural Studies
Department of Cultural Studies

The overarching goal of the program is to provide students with a world-class education, comparable to none in Pakistan, on critical issues of culture, art history and theory, and heritage/critical museology, drawing upon theoretical insights from the disciplines of Art Theory, Film Studies, Media Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Mass Communication, History, Literature, Psychology and Philosophy. The department aims to develop students’ understanding of culture as the field on which societal issues are formulated, identities contested, representations interpreted, and the popular imagination mobilized. In other words, it offers a space to synthesize and critically appraise the representations of the world, as we understand it.

Embedded in the humanities and social sciences, the BS in Cultural Studies will prepare students for diverse careers in a number of areas – including humanities and arts, print/electronic media, social/ cultural/environmental development, and public policy – that they can approach critically, holistically and with theoretical rigor.

Globally, the Cultural Studies and contemporary theories view culture as dynamic, living, and changeable – rather than static and permanent. Notions of culture as something immutable lead to attitudes of intolerance and politics of hate. Cultural Studies promotes a tolerant world-view, where difference is embraced and used as a basis for dialogue and mutual understanding. It provides an interpretation of cultural practices; how it can be preserved, destroyed, or reformed; and how our sense of identity is produced through cultural practices.

The requisite qualifications for admission and the entrance criteria will ensure that only candidates of the highest ability and motivation are inducted into the undergraduate program. The admission process will consider previous records as well as results of a written examination/aptitude test and a thorough interview.

The key themes of study will include topics such as research methodology, several theories of culture, identity, power, the cultural industry and social theory, and research methodology. The program itself will be a four-year long curriculum. Assessments will be based on tests, assignments, participation, and examinations at the end of each semester.

1st Term



Enhancing Communication Skills
Survey of World Art
Introduction to the Arts + Field Trip
Pakistan Studies

Major
Introduction to Cultural Studies I
Art since 1945
Museum Matters

2nd Term



Enhancing Communication Skills
Survey of World Art
Introduction to the Arts + Field Trip
Islamiyat

Major
Introduction to Cultural Studies II
Art, New Media & Society
Storytelling in Museums

1st Term

Major
Cultural Studies- Popular Culture & Everydayness
History of South Asian Design
Unraveling Modernity
History of Ideas I
Introduction to Literature
Political Science and the Arts
Enhancing Communication Skills
2 Theory Electives


2nd Term

Major
Cultural Studies- Media & Everydayness
History of South Asian Design
Examining Post Modernity
History of Ideas II
Local Literatures of Resistance
Theories of Transitioning Global Power
Structures
Enhancing Communication Skills
2 Theory Electives

1st Term

Major
Research Methodologies in Humanities
Writing Colloquium I
Critical Theory: Aesthetics & Art History I
Critical Theory: Media & Cultural Studies I
Critical Theory
Museum Matters
Identity Beyond Borders I
2 Months Internship
1 Theory Elective


2nd Term

Major
Research Methodologies in Visual Culture
Writing Colloquium II
Critical Theory: Aesthetics & Art History II
Critical Theory: Media & Cultural Studies II
Critical Theory: Heritage and Storytelling in Museums
Identity Beyond Borders II
2 Months Internship
2 Theory Electives

1st Term

Major
Thesis Writing Colloquium
Thesis 1 + Field Research
3 Theory Elective


2nd Term

Major
Seminar /Workshop
Thesis

  • Prof. Dr.Farida Batool

Prof. Dr.Farida Batool
Head of Department
Master (Research) in Art History and Theory, University of New South Wales, Australia Read More

  • Dr. Shaila Bhatti
    Dr. Shaila Bhatti

Dr. Shaila Bhatti
Associate Professor
phD in Anthropology
University College London

  • Saher Sohail
    Saher Sohail

Saher Sohail
Associate Professor
Masters in History & Theory of Contemporary Art San Francisco Art Institute, USA

  • Amina Ejaz
    Amina Ejaz

Amina Ejaz
Assistant Professor
Masters in History of Art (Theory and Display) University of Edinburgh, UK

  • Rifqua Ejaz
    Rifqua Ejaz

Rifqua Ejaz
Assistant Professor (Contract)

  • Zohreen Murtaza
    Zohreen Murtaza

Zohreen Murtaza
Lecturer
BFA, National College of Arts
MA Visual Art, National College of Arts

  • Sehr Jalil
    Sehr Jalil

Sehr Jalil
Lecturer
BFA, National College of Arts
MA Visual Art, National College of Arts

  • Ammara Khalid
    Ammara Khalid

Ammara Khalid
Lecturer
BA, LCWU
Master in Mass Communication, LCWU
M.Phil Communication Studies, Punjab University

  • Gul Mehreen Rehman
    Gul Mehreen Rehman

Gul Mehreen Rehman
Lecturer

  • Naeem Dilpul
    Naeem Dilpul

Naeem Dilpul
Lecturer
B Linguistics, Quad-e-Azam University
M.Phil/Master of Applied Linguistics UMT

         Visiting Faculty

  • Shahnaz Malhi
  • Awais Mehmood
  • Saad Rasool
  • Samra Habib
  • Yasir Azeem Khan
  • Qurat ul Ain Shams
  • Adnan Miraj
  • Arshia Suhail
  • Naveen Zehra
  • Maheen Zia
  • Syeda Fatimah Farooq
  • Syrra Ali
  • Anum Akbar
  • Zainab Batool
  • Akif Khan
  • Mughees Khan
  • Sarah Mumtaz



        Adjunct Faculty
  • Dr. Ayesha Pamela Rogers
  • Awais Mehmood


        Faculty Foundation Course

  • Mr.Fakhar Ullah Tahir(Coordinator)
    (Assistant Professor VCD)
  • Shehnaz Malhi
  • M. H. Jaffri
  • Mohsin Iqbal
  • Khalid Ibrahim
  • Sehar Sohail
  • Sadia Amin Raja
  • Tariq Gill
  • Isma Hussain
  • Faran Faisal
  • Hina Afzal
  • Kareem Ahmad
  • Rizwana Irfan
  • Uzma Siddique
  • Neha Tariq
  • Rifqa Ejaz