BS (4 Years) International Relations

Compulsory Requirements
Common for Political Science Major and IR Major

10 courses – 30 Credit hours

Sr. NoCodeTitle of CourseCredits
1SPIR - 001 English I - Grammar and Composition3 Credits
2SPIR - 002 English II - Comprehension, Reading, and Prose3 Credits
3SPIR - 003 English III - Novel, Poetry, and Drama3 Credits
4SPIR - 004 English IV - Communication and Writing Skills3 Credits
5SPIR - 005 Pakistan Studies3 Credits
6SPIR - 006 Islamic Studies 3 Credits
7SPIR - 007 Ethics3 Credits
8SPIR - 008 Basic Mathematics 3 Credits
9SPIR - 009 Introduction to Statistics 3 Credits
10SPIR - 010 Political History of the World3 Credits
11SPIR - 011 Computer Skills for Social Sciences3 Credits

Note: SPIR-007 Ethics can be opted by Non-Muslim Students in the place of SPIR-006 Islamic Studies


Interdisciplinary General Courses

To be chosen from allied disciplines/departments

Common for Political Science Major and IR Major

7 Courses – 21 Credit hours  

*Students can opt any 7 courses offered by the School depending upon the expertise and availability of the faculty

Sr. NoCodeTitle of CourseCredits
1SPIR - 101 Introduction to History3 Credits
2    SPIR - 102 Introduction to Philosophy 3 Credits
3SPIR - 103 Political Ideologies: Structures and Functions3 Credits
4SPIR - 104 Introduction to Law 3 Credits
5SPIR - 105 Introduction to Geography 3 Credits
6SPIR - 106 Introduction to Economics 3 Credits
7SPIR - 107 Introduction to Sociology 3 Credits
8SPIR - 108 Introduction to Education 3 Credits
9SPIR - 109 Introduction to Social Work 3 Credits
10SPIR - 110 Introduction to Psychology 3 Credits
11SPIR - 111 Introduction to Public Administration 3 Credits
12SPIR - 112 Introduction to Economy of Pakistan 3 Credits
13SPIR - 113 Introduction to Anthropology 3 Credits
14SPIR - 114 Introduction to Mass Communication 3 Credits
15SPIR - 115 Political History of Pakistan: 1947 to present 3 Credits
16SPIR - 116 Constitutional Development in Pakistan 3 Credits
17SPIR - 117 Introduction to Gender Studies 3 Credits
18SPIR - 118 Comparative Religions 3 Credits
19SPIR - 119 Logic and Reasoning 3 Credits
20SPIR - 120 Introduction to Everyday Science 3 Credits
21SPIR - 121 Introduction to Development Studies3 Credits
22SPIR - 122 Introduction to Environmental Studies3 Credits
23SPIR - 123 Introduction to Public Policy3 Credits
24SPIR - 124 Introduction to Theory and Method3 Credits
25SPIR - 125 Cross Cultural Communication3 Credits
26SPIR - 126 Foreign Language ( Arabic, Persian, French, Chinese, German, Japanese, Spanish, Russian or any other language deemed important by the SPIR)3 Credits


Discipline Specific Foundation Courses

International Relations

13 courses – 39 Credit hours (All Courses are Compulsory)

1SPIR - 201 Introduction to International Relations3 Credits
2SPIR - 202 Introduction to Political Science3 Credits
3SPIR - 203 Research Methodology 3 Credits
4SPIR - 204 Politics of International Economic Relations3 Credits
5SPIR - 205 Government and Politics of Pakistan3 Credits
6SPIR - 206 Foreign Policy of Pakistan3 Credits
7SPIR - 207 Dimensions of Modern Strategy3 Credits
8IR - 301 Approaches and Theories of International Relations3 Credits
9IR - 302 International Relations since 19453 Credits
10IR - 303 Foreign Policy Analysis3 Credits
11IR - 304 Geopolitical Structure of the World3 Credits
12IR - 305 Introduction to International Law3 Credits
13IR - 306 Introduction to Regional and International Organizations3 Credits


Group A:International Politics

1IR - 311  Democracy and Authoritarianism3 Credits
2IR - 312 Religion in International Politics3 Credits
3IR - 313 Politics of Disputed Borders3 Credits
4IR - 314Politics of Developing Countries 3 Credits
5IR - 315Diplomacy3 Credits
6IR - 316Contemporary Muslim World3 Credits
7IR - 317Foreign Policies of Major Powers (USA, Russia and China)3 Credits
8IR - 318Theories of Comparative Politics3 Credits
9IR - 319Human Rights in International Relations3 Credits
10IR - 320 International Politics of Environment3 Credits
11IR - 321Gender and Development in International Relations3 Credits
12IR - 322Diplomatic History of Europe3 Credits
13IR - 323International Politics of Ethnicity and Minorities3 Credits
14IR - 324Theories of Ethnicity and Nationalism3 Credits
15IR - 325International Politics of Rising Powers 3 Credits
16IR - 326International Politics of Energy and Natural Resources3 Credits
17IR - 327Role of Intelligence Agencies in International Politics3 Credits
18IR - 328State and its Institutions in Pakistan3 Credits
19IR - 329Civilizational coexistence3 Credits
20IR - 330Sovereignty in the 21 st Century3 Credits
21IR - 331International Politics of Aid and Trade3 Credits
22IR - 332Civil Society and Political Change3 Credits
23IR - 333Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies3 Credits
24IR - 334Peace Education3 Credits
25IR - 335Sources and Dynamics of Political Change3 Credits
26IR - 336Mafias, Narcotics and Human Trafficking3 Credits
27IR - 337Theory and Practice of Civil Resistance3 Credits
28IR - 338Media and Social Networks in International Politics3 Credits
29IR - 339Migration and Immigration in International Relations3 Credits
30IR - 340Media and Policy Making3 Credits
31IR - 341Concept and Dimensions of Power3 Credits
32IR - 342Contemporary International Issues3 Credits
33IR - 343Critical Debates in International Relations3 Credits
34IR - 344Seminar on Current Issues in International Politics3 Credits
35IR - 345Seminar on Nuclear Politics3 Credits
36IR - 346Seminar on Selected Contemporary Issues in South Asia3 Credits


Group B: Area Study

1IR - 347Politics of Pakistan3 Credits
2IR - 348Politics of India3 Credits
3IR - 349Foreign Policy of India3 Credits
4IR - 350Politics and Foreign Policy of Afghanistan3 Credits
5IR - 351Politics and Foreign Policy of Iran and Saudi Arabia3 Credits
6IR - 352Politics and Foreign Policy of Turkey3 Credits
7IR - 353Politics and Foreign Policy of Russia3 Credits
8IR - 354Politics and Foreign Policy of Israel3 Credits
9IR - 355International Politics of South Asia3 Credits
10IR - 356International Politics of the Middle East3 Credits
11IR - 357International Politics of the Gulf Region3 Credits
12IR - 358 International Politics of the Asia-Pacific Region3 Credits
13IR - 359International Politics of Africa3 Credits
14IR - 360International Politics of Maghreb (North West Africa) and North Africa 3 Credits
15IR - 361International Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa3 Credits
16IR - 362International Politics of Europe3 Credits
17IR - 363International Politics of South America3 Credits
18IR - 364International Politics of North America3 Credits
19IR - 365Foreign Policy of Central Asian Republics3 Credits
20IR - 366Politics of Central Asian Republics3 Credits
21IR - 367International Politics of South East Asia3 Credits
22IR - 368International Politics of East Asia3 Credits
23IR - 369International Politics of Balkans and South East Europe3 Credits
24IR - 370 Seminar on Issues Relating to Area Study3 Credits
25IR - 371Seminar on Military Alliances: NATO, WARSAW Pact, etc3 Credits
26IR - 372Seminar on Regional Politico-Economic Organisations3 Credits


Group C: International Law and Organizations

1IR - 373History of International Law3 Credits
2IR - 374The Law of Treaties3 Credits
3IR - 375International Law of the Sea and Issues of Maritime Piracy3 Credits
4IR - 376Air and Space Law3 Credits
5IR - 377Armed Conflict and the Use of Force in International Law3 Credits
6IR - 378UN Specialized Agencies3 Credits
7IR - 379International Humanitarian Law3 Credits
8IR - 380Regional Organizations3 Credits
9IR - 381Refugee Law3 Credits
10IR - 382Human Rights Law3 Credits
11IR - 383Environmental Law3 Credits
12IR - 384Non-Governmental Organization in International Law3 Credits
13IR - 385Global Civil Society3 Credits
14IR - 386Conflict and Conflict Resolution3 Credits
15IR - 387Seminar on Issues Relating to International Law/Organizations3 Credits


Group D: Strategic Studies

1IR - 388Strategic Thought3 Credits
2IR - 389Technology, Warfare and Weapon Systems3 Credits
3IR - 390Defense Policies of India and Pakistan3 Credits
4IR - 391Disarmament, Arms control and Nuclear Non-Proliferation3 Credits
5IR - 392Economics of Defence3 Credits
6IR - 393Theories of War3 Credits
7IR - 394Social Conflict Analysis3 Credits
8IR - 395Revolutionary Warfare3 Credits
9IR - 396International Politics of Terrorism3 Credits
10IR - 397Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism3 Credits
11IR - 398Causes, Justifications, and Preventions of War3 Credits
12IR - 399Chemical, Biological, Nuclear and Radiological Terrorism3 Credits
13IR - 400Cyber Crime and Warfare3 Credits
14IR - 401Seminar on Issues Relating to Strategic Issues3 Credits
15IR - 402Seminar on Nuclear Politics3 Credits
16IR - 403Seminar on Security3 Credits


Group E: Graduate Essay/Internship/Research Project

1IR - 404Graduate Essay (Subject to approval of SPIR Research Committee)6 Credits
2IR - 405Internship (Subject to approval of SPIR Research Committee)3 Credits