BS Media Studies with Minor in Political Science

Programme Mission:
This programme comprises courses dealing with diverse aspects of media as social, political and technical force. Knowledge of techniques of communication media will be supplemented with understanding of current and historical political developments, theories and their analysis. The combination of Media Studies and Political Science courses aims to train students who can pursue a range of career options primarily, albeit not exclusively, in the public and non-profit sectors, in political analysis and in print and electronic journalism.

First Year Second Year Third Year Fourth Year
Winter Term: Sept. – Dec Winter Term: Sept. – Dec Winter Term: Sept. – Dec Winter Term: Sept. – Dec
  1. Intro to Micro Econ(3)
  2. Mathematics I (3)
  3. Statistics I (3)
  4. Applications of Information Communication Technologies (ICT- Computing I ) (3)
  5. Communication Skills (3)
  6. Islamic Studies*(2)
  7. Ideology and Constitution of Pakistan/ Studio Arts *(2)
  1. Cultural Studies I
  2. Environmental Science: Intro (3)
  3. Mass Communication
  4. Peace & Conflict Studies
  5. Entrepreneurship *(2)
  1. Editing for Screen Media
  2. New Media Practices
  3. News Reporting and Writing
  4. Survey of Asian Art
  1. Broadcast Journalism
  2. Film Practice
  3. Comparative Political Systems (Developing)
  4. Research Methods
Spring Term: Jan. – May Spring Term: Jan. – May Spring Term: Jan. – May Spring Term: Jan. – May
  1. Intro to Macro Econ (3)
  2. Mathematics II / Intro to English Literature (3)
  3. Statistics II/ Intro to Political Science (3)
  4. Computing for Business & Economics II (3)
  5. Academic Writing (3)
  6. Financial Accounting I
  7. Studio Arts/ Ideology and Constitution of Pakistan *(2)
  1. Film Studies
  2. Cultural Studies II
  3. International Relations Practice
  4. Sociology/Psychology *(2)
  5. Civics and Community Engagement* (2)
  1. Screenwriting
  2. Cinematography
  3. Graphic Design
  4. Comparative Political Systems (Developed)
  1. Modern and Contemporary Art from South Asia
  2. Lahore-City and Representation
  3. Studies in Documentary Film & TV
  4. Pakistan Economy *(2)
  5. Research Project (3)
    Summer Term: June – Aug  


 Applied Media Studies Field Assignment and Report (Internship) (3)


Length of BS Media Studies programme and Graduation Requirements: The BS Media Studies with Minor in Political Science Programme is a 4 year degree programme requiring completion of a minimum of 141 credit hours. A CGPA of 2.0 is required to graduate from the programme.
Credit Hours: All courses are 4 credit hours each except courses indicated as (3 credit hours) and (2 credit hours.)
Academic Year: The academic year consists of 2 Semesters (Winter, Spring) and an optional Summer Term for deficiency/ failure/repetition courses. The Winter Semester from September - December and Spring Semester from January – May consist of 16-18 weeks each including one week for Mid Semester Exams and one week for Final Semester Exams. The optional Summer Term for deficiency/failure/repetition courses will be from June – August for 9-11 weeks.
Course Load: Students can take a maximum of 21 credit hours during the regular winter and spring semesters and a maximum of 8 credit hours in the optional Summer Term for deficiency/failure/repetition courses. The maximum number of total credit hours excluding deficiency/failure/repetition courses may not exceed 42 credit hours in an academic year. The Research Method Course and Research Project in the fourth year cannot be advanced to an earlier semester.
Internship: In order to graduate students will be required to complete an Applied Media Studies Field Assignment and Report (Internship) ( 3 credit hours) at least 6-8 weeks in duration which is to be taken in any Summer Term.
Entrance Requirements: Admission into the Lahore School’s Bachelors Programmes is regulated through i) SAT I (1200 with minimum 600 mathematics) or Lahore School Entrance Examination and ii) interview process. Entrance requirements for the Bachelors Programmes are 12-13 years of formal schooling with a maximum of one gap year with the following certifications: (i) Matric and Intermediate with at least 60% marks (ii) American High School Diploma with IBCC equivalence of 60%. (iii) International Baccalaureate with IBCC equivalence of 60%. (iv) GCE ‘O’ Level passes in 8 subjects and A level in three principal subjects with IBCC equivalence of 60%. No credit in A Level will be given for any Advanced Subsidiary or General Paper or any other half credit course. Candidates awaiting final result can also apply subject to the condition that they submit their A Level / FA / FSc and High School result soon after their declaration in August. An equivalence certificate will be required for O-Level / American High School Diploma / International Baccalaureate and A-Level from IBCC.

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