Centre of Excellence in Gender Studies

Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad

Admissions and Examinations criteria for Bachelors in Gender Studies

Duration: 

BS in Gender Studies is a four-year degree program comprising of eight  regular semesters.

Eligibility Criterion: 

Minimum 50% aggregate marks each in HSSC or equivalent exams (as per IBCC equivalence). In principle, university criteria will be followed.

Academic requirements for degree:  

Course and credit hours requirements are to be    followed as per HEC rules. To qualify for a degree a student needs minimum 130 credit          hours.

Number of courses to be offered =    44-45

Total number credit hours      =          130-136

Course load per semester      =          15-18 Cr hr

No. of courses per semester =          4-6

Duration                                  =          4 years

Total number of Semesters    =          8

Semester duration                  =          16-18 weeks


The graduating students of B.S. (4 years) can opt to submit a duly supervised research project/report based on Feminist research methods in their fourth/final year. Research carries six credits in two courses spread over the two semesters of the fourth/final year of B. S. The purpose of making the students go through the exercise of conducting a gender-orientated research and submitting a research report on a topic of his/her choice. The research project/report is optional and subject to approval by the departmental research committee.

 

HEC STANDARDISED FORMAT/SCHEME OF STUDIES

STRUCTURE

Sr.

Names and Codes

Details

No. of courses
Min-Max

Credit hours
Min-Max

1

C=Compulsory courses

No choice Must be taken and passed

9 – 9

25 – 25

2

G=General courses

To be chosen from other social science depts.

8 – 8  

24 – 24

3

F=Foundational courses

Discipline specific

10 – 10

30 – 33

4

M=Major courses

Optional including research project/Internship

13 – 14

39 – 42

5

E=Elective courses

Chosen from the list of approved electives

4 – 4

12 – 12

Total

44 – 45 

130 – 136 

Proposed Courses for B.S. 4 Years Program

S.No

Semester 

Course Title

Credit Hrs.

1.

First Semester

English-I

3

2.

Pakistan Studies

2

3.

Mathematics- I/Statistics-I

3

4.

General-I:

3

5.

General-II:

3

6.

Foundational:  Foundational Course in Gender Studies

3

1.

Second Semester

English-II

3

2.

Islamic Studies/Ethics

2

3.

Violence Against Women**

3

4.

General-III:

3

5.

General-IV:

3

6.

Foundation II: Social Construction of Gender

3

1.

Third Semester

English-III

3

2.

Introduction to Computer

3

3.

General-V:

3

4.

General-VI:

3

5.

Foundation-III:  Women and Feminist Movements: A Global Perspective

3

6.

Foundation-IV: Introduction to Feminist Theories

3

1.

Fourth Semester

English-IV

3

2.

General-VII:

3

3.

General-VIII:

3

4.

Foundation-V:   Women’s History in South Asia

3

5.

Foundation-VI:  Gender and Religion

3

1.

Fifth Semester

Major-V:

3

2.

Major VI:

3

3.

Major VII:

3

4.

Foundation-VII: Gender and Islam

3

5.

Foundation-VIII: Research Methodology

3

1.

Sixth Semester

Foundation-VIII:  Gender & Human Rights

3

2.

Foundation-IX: Gender & Health

3

3.

Major-IV:

3

4.

Major-V:

3

5

Major-VI:

3

6

Major-VII: Internship ***

3

1.

Seventh Semester

Major-VIII: 

3

2.

Major-IX:

3

3.

Major-X: Research Project ****

3

4.

Elective-I:

3

5.

Elective-II:

3

1.

Eighth Semester

Major-XI:  Research Project

3

2.

Major-XII:

3

3.

Major-XIII:

3

4.

Elective-III

3

5.

Elective-IV

3

* Drawn from HEC 2017 revised curriculum for Gender Studies (https://hec.gov.pk/english/services/universities/RevisedCurricula/Documents/2016-2017/GENDER-STUDIES.pdf#search=Gender%20Studies%20BS)

** As per HEC rules department can offer another course in lieu of Stat-II

*** The internship will be registered in the sixth semester and conducted in the following  summer

**** Subject to departmental approval