PAK302 : Pakistan Studies

Course Overview

Course Synopsis

The course will deal with the political background of Pakistan in its historical perspectives throwing lights on the country’s national movement process and the formation of the new nation in the Subcontinent. It will also examine the political dynamics and institutions of Pakistan with a developmental approach of its political system.

Course Learning Outcomes

During the course among other things, students will:

  • Learn the process of the foundation of Pakistan
  • Examine the struggle for the freedom movement
  • Understand the ideological, socio-political and economic foundations of the country
  • Develop knowledge of foundations of Pakistan and its political institutional framework and functional performance
  • Learn about the ups and downs Pakistan has passed through in her search of democracy.

Course Calendar

Historical Perspective People and Land1Pakistan: From Community to Nation By Arshad Syed Karim
People and Land: Ethnicity and Socio-Cultural Diversity2Same as above
Economic Issues3Pakistan Economy By Khawaja Amjad Saeed
Historical Perspective Ideological Rationale4Pakistan: From Community to Nation By Arshad Syed Karim
Historical Perspective Factors Leading to Muslim Separatism5Same as above
Historical Movement6Same as above
Ideological Movement7Same as above
Political Movement8Same as above
Assignment No. 1
Historical Perspective Characteristics and Style9Same as above and also Notes from Instructor
Shah Waliullah, Shah Abdul Aziz, Sayyied Ahmad Shaheed10Same as above
Quiz No. 1
Sir Aga Khan, Maulana Muhammad Ali Johar (Khilafat Movement)11Same as above
Sir Syed Ahmad Khan and Aligarh Movement12Same as above
Allama Muhammad Iqbal13Same as above
Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah14Same as above
Lahore Resolution, 1940 and Aftermath15Same as above
Grand Quiz in lieu of Mid-Term Examination
Foundation of a Nation State of Pakistan16Same as above
Government and Politics in Pakistan17Pakistan: The Formative Phase By Khalid Bin Saeed
The First Republic, 195618Pakistan: A Political Study By Keith Callard
Graded Discussion Board
The First Military Regime and the Second Republic and the Basic Democracies System,196219Political System of Pakistan By Khalid Bin Saeed
The Second Military Regime, 1970 and the First General Elections: The Awami League and the Pakistan People’s Party20Pakistan in the Twentieth Century By Lawrence Ziring
Secession of East Pakistan, Formation of Bangladesh21Same as above
Advent of Z.A. Bhutto22Same as above
The Third Republic, 197223Same as above
The Fourth Republic, 197324Same as above
Contemporary Pakistan25Pakistan: Search for Political Participation by Arshad Syed Karim
Quiz No. 2
Same and Government and Politics in Pakistan26Pakistan in the Twentieth Century, By Lawrence Ziring
Islamization in Pakistan27Same as above
Advent of Benazir Bhutto, Nawaz Sharif for two Years each from 1989-9928Same as above
The Fourth Military Regime, 1999 and after: Modernization in Pakistan29Same as above
Foreign Policy and Challenges, Impact of 9-1130Pakistan: Mosque and Military, Hussain Haqqani and other Books
Conclusion and Wind Up31Lecture and Notes by Instructor
Final Term Exams
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