The BS 4 Years degree in Defence and Strategic Studies (DSS) is designed to provide a broad range of courses that reflects the very specialized nature of the subject. The general rules for the BS program in DSS are the same as for all the BS programs offered at the campus of QAU.
BS in DSS is a 4 years degree program comprising of 8 Semesters.
Academic Requirements for Degree
Regular degree BS in DSS (4 years Degree Program) successful completion of 136 credit hours spread over 44 courses and one thesis/seminar in 8 regular semesters. In order to bring our academic requirements at par with other departments of our university it is proposed that the language courses (English and Mandarin) and Introduction to IR would be of 3 credit hours each per week. General courses would be of 2 credit hours each per week. DSS compulsory and optional courses would be of 3 credit hours each per week.
BA (equivalent to 2 Year Degree Program) successful completion of minimum of 65 credit hours spread over 24 courses in 4 regular semesters. A cumulative grade point average of 1 or more will be required to pass the degree.
Each regular semester shall be spread over 18 weeks, 16 weeks for teaching and 2 weeks for preparation and the conduct of examinations. The progress of the student shall be monitored in each semester on the basis of a student‘s academic performance in the semester as measured by the number of courses passed and Grade Point Average (GPA). In addition to Compulsory, Interdisciplinary and Core Courses of DSS. Thesis/ Seminar will be offered in 8th Semester Comprised of 6 Credit Hours.
Enhance language skills and develop critical thinking.
Enable the students to meet their real life communication needs.
ENG-201 ENGLISH – III
ENG-202 ENGLISH – IV
PS-100 PAKISTAN STUDIES
Develop vision of historical perspective, government, politics, contemporary Pakistan, ideological background of Pakistan. Study the process of governance, national development, issues arising in the modern age and posing challenges to Pakistan.
ISL-100 ISLAMIC STUDIES/ETHICS
To provide Basic information about Islamic Studies
To enhance understanding of the students regarding Islamic Civilization
To improve Students skill to perform prayers and other worships
To enhance the skill of the students for understanding of issues related to faith and religious life.
DS-123 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER
This course is an intensive introduction to the basic fundamentals of Mandarin Chinese. It is designed for students who have very limited to no background in the Chinese language, and will cover basic language skills in speaking, reading, writing, and listening.
After completing this course students are expected to understand:
The pinyin Romanization system
Simple Chinese grammar and sentence structures
Basic verbal communication in a variety of settings
The principal rules behind writing Chinese characters
A fundamental understanding of Chinese customs and traditions
Minimum 50% aggregate marks each in HSSC or equivalent exams (as per IBCC equivalence.