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


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

1st Term

Major
Research Methodologies in Humanities
Writing Colloquium I
Critical Theory: Aesthetics & Art History I
Critical Theory: Media & Cultural Studies I
Critical Theory: Heritage and Museum Studies I


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 Museum Studies II

1st Term

Major
Thesis Writing Colloquium
Thesis 1 + Field Research


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
PhD Media and Film Studies, School
of Oriental and African Studies,UK

  • 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 Art History
San Francisco Art Institution, USA

  • Amina Ejaz
    Amina Ejaz

Amina Ejaz
Assistant Professor
MA. History of Arts and Display
University of Edinburgh, UK

         Visiting Faculty

    Shahnaz Malhi
    Awais Mehmood
    Saad Rasool
    Zohreen Murtaza
    Sehr Jalil
    Ammara Khalid
    Samra Habib
    Yasir Azeem Khan
    Qurat ul Ain Shams
    Adnan Miraj
    Bilal Ali
    Arshia Suhail
    Naira Mushtaq
    Mariam Tahir
    Naeem Dilp
    Naveen Zehra
    Maheen Zia
    Syeda Fatimah Farooq



        Adjunct Faculty
  • Dr. Ayesha Pamela Rogers
  • Rifqua Ejaz


        Faculty Foundation Course

  • Mr.Fakhar Ullah Tahir(Coordinator)
    (Assistant Professor VCD)
  • Shehnaz Malhi
  • M.H. Jaffri
  • Mohsin Iqbal
  • Tariq Gill
  • Rifqa Ejaz
  • Khalid Chishti
  • Saad Rasool
  • Faran Faisal
  • Isma Hussain
  • Kiran Saleem
  • Hina Afzal
  • Kareem Ahmad