Courses

02 Credit Hours ICC - Institute Compulsory Course Quiz – 5% Assignments, Presentations – 25% Mid-Semester Exam – 20% Final Exam – 50%
Languages
Punjabi 1&2
Languages
English 1&2
DMKC
Development of Mind, Knowledge & Civilization
Pakistan Studies
Islamic Studies

Mushtaq Soofi

Professor

Post Graduation English

Literature, G.C. Lahore

 

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Hassan Sahnawaz Zaidi

Professor

BFA, PU 1967

MFA, PU 1968

 

Naveed Alam

Professor

MFA

(Creative Writing, Poetry)

University of Oregon, US

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Saba Samee

Associate Professor

MA, Buildings Archeology,

University of York UK,

B.Arch, NCA, Lahore

Iqbal Qaiser

Associate Professor

Punjabi Language

 

 

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Qaisar Abbas

Assistant Professor

PhD (Candidate) Drama,

University of Exeter, UK

MA, Goldsmiths, University of London

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Atia Shirazi

Assistant Professor

MA, English Literature

Kinnaird College, Lahore

Diploma in ELT, UOP

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Ghiassudin Pir

Assistant Professor

MA, Anthropology &

Behavioral Studies,

University of Aberdeen

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Zeeshan Yousaf

Lecturer

M.Sc. Comparative 

policies, L.S.E.

BA Hons. 2013

Anum Nawaz

Lecturer

MA, Social Cognitive 

Development Psychology

USA, 2017

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Dr. Khalid Zaheer

Professor

Phd, University of Wales

A Critique on Islamic

 

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Ustad Gohar Rasheed

Qalam

Professor, Calligraphist,

Traditional Practitioner,

Prince of Performance Aw

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Nain Sukh

Professor

LLB, Professor of 

Punjabi Language

 

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Amir I. Yazdani

Associate Professor

M.Sc Irrigation Eng.

Uni of Southhampton, UK

B.Sc Civil UET 1988

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Services

- Cultural Heritage Management
- Community Mobilization & Empowerment Strategies
- Conservation Management Plan
Tourism Management Plan
Cultural Heritage Capacity Building Plan

- List of Project Proposals IAC has been involved in developing
- List of EOIs which have been developed by IAC
- Terms & Conditions for collaborating with IAC
- link to the brief description
Project Pages

Services

- Cultural Heritage Management
- Community Mobilization & Empowerment Strategies
- Conservation Management Plan
Tourism Management Plan
Cultural Heritage Capacity Building Plan

- List of Project Proposals IAC has been involved in developing
- List of EOIs which have been developed by IAC
- Terms & Conditions for collaborating with IAC
- link to the brief description
Project Pages

Aims & Objectives

The School of Culture and Language at the Institute for Art and Culture aims to create sociohistorical consciousness needed to promote cultural sensitivity and culturally driven practices. The school offers degree programs based on people and place specific approach. Being an ancient society, we have a living legacy of cultural and linguistic diversity which is a collective asset that needs to be understood and promoted, making it compatible with the demands of modern times. The school recognizes the fundamental right of each culture to exist in the process of human evolution and believes that co-existence of diverse cultures can lead towards a tolerant, harmonious, and progressive society. With interdisciplinary approaches, SCL aims to promote creative expression through exposure to diverse cultural practices in which language, art, music, theater, and storytelling constitute an important component.

The objectives of the Degree Programs offered by SCL are to develop the student’s capabilities to:

  • Appreciate the value and significance of culture and its diversity through interaction with communities, exploring their behaviors, beliefs and practices.
  • Enhance their cultural sensitivity in developing innovative policies, strategies and projects that are socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable.
  • Promote creative expression through exposure to arts, music, theater, art appreciation, cultural theories and critical thinking.
  • Effectively understand and communicate in Pakistani and international languages for a better understanding of people’s values, cultural norms, practices, and rituals.
  • Appreciate the evolution of culture through the people’s history, mythology and folklore, allowing them to develop a deeper understanding of their past.

Degree Requirements

The students are required to obtain a minimum of 134 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.0 for degree eligibility. These credit hours are distributed over 8 semesters during a period of 4 years.

DEGREE OFFERED BACHELOR OF CULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT

The degree program explores the dialectics of culture and development and enables students to search and recognize creativity inherent in culture and employ it towards development. Supported by an exploration of cultural assets, expressions, and practices through interaction with people and their environment, the degree program focuses on holistic human development, inclusive of the economic and the social. The goal is empowering people to live in dignity and freedom, fulfilling their creative potential and enable students to design innovative and culturally sensitive development projects.

Employment Opportunities

Placements are a vital component of the school through which students will undergo internships and fieldwork. This will provide them with the following opportunities to directly work with diverse communities.

  • Development sector
  • Cultural departments
  • Non-Profit organizations
  • Journalism
  • Project development
  • Teaching
  • Government sector
  • Policy making

Punjabi Language 1&2

Shahnawaz Zaidi

Professor

Saba Samee

 Associate professor –  Coordinator for the School of Culture and Language. 

Saba Samee has a Masters in the Archaeology of Buildings from the University of York, UK. Her undergraduate degree is in B. Architecture from the National College of Arts, Lahore. As part of THAAP, she has worked extensively on projects awarded by UNESCO, UKAID, MEDA-USAID, Norway and Dutch funding agencies, gaining experience in conservation and mapping built heritage, including the World Heritage Sites of Lahore Fort and Makli, as part of the Heritage Foundation of Pakistan team. Internationally, she has acquired conservation experience in Spain as part of the DIADRASIS team. Ms. Samee has presented research papers in diverse national and international conferences and is a published author of a number of research papers, book chapters, and articles. Her research interest focuses on the relationship and values of People associated with their Places.

Zeeshan Yousaf

Zeeshan is a lecturer at the School of Culture and Language, IAC. He holds an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA Honours in political science. He has previously taught political science at FC College, and worked as a researcher for the National Centre for Social Research in the UK. He co-founded and runs Bol Media Collective. The collective works in video reportage, documentaries and fictional films to shed light on issues which are ignored by the mainstream media. Among other productions, he has worked on a documentary on the victims of Mirani Dam. He is an Op-Ed writer and has also co-written a paper, ‘On the Working Class Poets of Pakistan’, for World Literature Today which is published by the Oklahoma University. His current research focuses on national self-determination conflicts and subaltern resistance.

CENTER FOR CREATIVE PARTNERSHIPS

The Center for Creative Partnerships (CCP), established under the School of Culture and Language, is the hub of conceiving, designing and implementing projects in the fields of art, culture and development.  It is established with an aim to generate practical and hands-on knowledge of students in the proposed fields and to enrich and inform the practice with theoretical perspectives and academic inputs.  By bridging the gap between traditional knowledge and contemporary trends, CCP removes out the distinction between traditional and modern, folk and classical practices, and provides the opportunity to bring both closer to enrich each other, through exchange, innovation and contemporizing.