DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL STUDIES

Welcome to the BS Cultural Studies Programme, the first of its kind in Pakistan!

Cultural Studies researchers theorize the creative forces that shape the lived reality of people in the 21st century. Drawing on a range of practices, Cultural Studies researchers investigate values, beliefs and belongings, cultural processes and cultural objects, economic and social relations, institutions and identities. Cultural Studies is an emphatically interdisciplinary area of inquiry that intersects the humanities, science studies, the social sciences and the arts. Necessarily selfreflexive, Cultural Studies department draws on a range of methods and critical theories and offers opportunities to break down conventional divisions between academia and activism, and, between theoretical critique and cultural production. What distinguishes Cultural Studies from other approaches to the study of culture and art is its recognition that no single disciplinary approach can get at the complexity of cultural forms and its emphasis on power, social justice and social change.

The programme is aimed primarily at preparing theoretically sound professionals, and academians with a focus on South Asian visual and material culture issues and perspectives. The programme is designed to develop conceptual rigor, criticaltheoretical and analytical skills, along with an ability to imbibe contemporary theoretical debates with the local context of art and cultural development of Pakistan. The programme is theory-focused, albeit with practical relevance.

With this set of knowledge and skills, graduating students will make valuable societal contributions. They will be able to (a) seek admission in any leading, relevant doctorate programme in the world, including the NCA MPhil/PhD programme and/or (b) compete in the careers of arts (resident, commissioned or freelance musicians, artists, designers, architects, and urban planners); humanities (literature, publishing, criticism, research); print/ electronic media (print and electronic journalism, audio-visual production, media analysis and management); social/ cultural/ environmental development (international and national agencies); and public policy (public sector or independent research houses).

PROGRAMME
STRUCTURE
1st Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
COMP-1101 English Language and Literature I Compulsory Theory 2
FNDN-1106 History of Art I Foundation Theory 2
FNDN-1107 Introduction to the Arts I Foundation Theory 1
COMP-1102 Pakistan Studies Compulsory Theory 1
CULTS-1101 Introduction to Cultural Studies I Core Theory 3
CULTS-1102 Art since 1945 Core Theory 3
CULTS-1103 Introduction to Heritage and Museum Theory Core Theory 3
CULTS-1104 Introduction to Field Research I Core Theory 1
Total 16

2nd Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
COMP-1201 English Language and Literature II Compulsory Theory 2
FNDN-1206 History of Art II Foundation Theory 2
FNDN-1207 Introduction to the Arts II Foundation Theory 1
COMP-1202 Islamiyat Compulsory Theory 1
CULTS-1201 Introduction to Cultural Studies II Core Theory 3
CULTS-1202 Theory of Art and Culture[s] Core Theory 3
CULTS-1203 Introduction to Cultural Heritage Core Theory 3
CULTS-1204 Introduction to Field Research II Core Theory 1
Total 16

3rd Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
CULTS-2101 Cultural Studies-Popular Culture and Everydayness Core Theory 2
CULTS-2102 Basic English Writing, Listening and Speaking Skills Elective Theory 3
CULTS-2103 History of Ideas Elective Theory 3
CULTS-2104 Propaganda and Activism in Art Core Theory 3
CULTS-2105 Introduction to Literature Elective Theory 2
CULTS-2106 Introcution to Museums and Materiality Core Theory 3
CULTS-2107 History of Design I Elective Theory 2
Total 18

4th Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
CULTS-2201 Cultural Studies-Media and Everydayness Core Theory 2
CULTS-2202 Academic Writing I Elective Theory 3
CULTS-2203 Unraveling Modernity and Examining Post Modernity Elective Theory 3
CULTS-2204 Architecture and Space of Power Core Theory 3
CULTS-2205 Local Literatures of Resistance Elective Theory 2
CULTS-2206 Introduction to Museums and Materiality Core Theory 3
CULTS-2207 History of Design II Elective Theory 2
Total 18

5th Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
CULTS-3101 Research Methodology Elective Theory 3
CULTS-3102 Academic Wirting II Elective Theory 3
CULTS-3103 Museum Matters Core Theory 3
CULTS-3104 Media, Technologies and The Self Core Theory 3
CULTS-3105 Moving Images: Past to Present Elective Theory 2
CULTS-3106 A History of Pain Core Theory 2
Total 16

6th Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
CULTS-3201 Research Methodology Elective Theory 2
CULTS-3202 Academic Writing III Elective Theory 2
CULTS-3203 Culture of Display Core Theory 3
CULTS-3204 Into the Future: Science Fiction and Second Life Core Theory 3
CULTS-3205 Film in South Asia Elective Theory 2
CULTS-3206 Art in Adversity Core Theory 2
CULTS-3207 Art Community and the Public Sphere Elective Theory 2
Total 16

7th Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
CULTS-4101 Thesis Writing Colloquium Core Theory 4
CULTS-4102 Seminar: Towards New Approches in Art and Cultural Histories Core Theory 4
CULTS-4103 Advanced Field Research Core Studio 4
CULTS-4104 Directed Research Core Theory 4
Total 16

8th Semester

Thesis 18 credits


Elective Courses

From 3rd semester onwards, a student will be able to choose elective courses from within his/her department and from other departments with the help of assigned advisor. Each Elective Crouse will be of 2 credit hours.


Code Courses Type
CULTS-1101 Introduction to Cultural Studies I Theory
CULTS-1102 Art since 1945 Theory
CULTS-1103 Introduction to Heritage and Museum Theory Theory
CULTS-1104 Introduction to Field Research I Theory
CULTS-1201 Introduction to Cultural Studies II Elective
CULTS-1202 Theories of art and Culture[s] Theory
CULTS-1203 Introduction to Cultural Heritage Theory
CULTS-1204 Introduction to Field Research II Theory
CULTS-2101 Cultural Studies-Popular Culture & Everydayness Elective
CULTS-2102 Basic English writing , Listening and Speaking Skills Theory
CULTS-2103 History of Ideas Theory
CULTS-2104 Propaganda and activism in Art Theory
CULTS-2105 Introduction to Literature Theory
CULTS-2106 Introduction to Museums and Materiality Theory
CULTS-2107 History of Design Theory
CULTS-2201 Cultural Studies-Media & Everydayness Theory
CULTS-2202 Academic Writing I Theory
CULTS-2203 Unraveling Modernity and examining Post modernity Theory
CULTS-2204 Architecture and space of power Theory
CULTS-2205 Local Literatures of Resistance Theory
CULTS-2206 Introduction to Museums and Materiality Theory
CULTS-2207 History of Design Theory
CULTS-3101 Research Methodology Theory
CULTS-3102 Academic Writing II Theory
CULTS-3103 Museum Matters Theory
CULTS-3104 Media, Technologies and the self Theory
CULTS-3105 Moving images: Past to present Theory
CULTS-3106 A History of Pain Theory
CULTS-3201 Research Methodology Theory
CULTS-3202 Academic Writing III Theory
CULTS-3203 Culture of Display Theory
CULTS-3204 Into the Future: Science Fiction and second Life Theory
CULTS-3205 Film in South Asia Theory
CULTS-3206 Art in Adversity Theory
CULTS-3207 Art Community and the Public Sphere Theory
FACULTY
Prof. Dr.Farida Batool

Head of Department
BFA. NCA
Master (Research) in Art History and Theory, University of New South Wales, Australia
PhD (Media and Film Studies) School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK

Dr. Shaila Bhatti

Associate Professor
BSc (Hons.) (Anthropology) University College, London
Masters in Museum Anthropology, University College London, UK
PhD (Anthropology) University College, London

Saher Sohail

Assistant Professor
BFA. NCA
MA History & Theory of Contemporary Art, San Francisco Art Institute, USA

Amina Ejaz

Assistant Professor
BSc (Hons.) (Political Science) LUMS, Lahore
Masters History of Art (Theory and Display) University of Edinburgh, UK

Zohreen Murtaza

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

Sehr Jalil

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

Ammara Khalid

Lecturer
B.A. LCWU, Lahore
Master (Mass Communication) LCWU, Lahore
MPhil Communication Studies, Punjab University, Lahore

Gul Mehreen Rehman

Lecturer
BSc. (Hons) Anthropology / Sociology, LUMS, Lahore
MA (Anthropology of Media) SOAS, University of London, UK

Naeem Dilpul

Lecturer
BA University of Baluchistan, Quetta
MSc (Linguistics) Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad
MPhil Applied Linguistics, UMT, Lahore

Ghazala Raees

Lecturer

VISITING FACULTY

Shahnaz Malhi
Dr. Ayesha Pamela Rogers
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
Awais Mehmood


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