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HS101 ISLAMIC STUDIES (2 + 0)

Fundamentals of Islam: Articles of Iman (Faith). Study of Iman, Islam and Ehsaan in the light of Hadith-e-Jibrael, Iman in brief (Mujammil) Iman in detail (Mufassil) Seven Articles of Iman.

The landmarks in the life of the Holy Prophet (saw), Pre Hijra and Post Hijra. Prophet Muhammad (saw):  Salient Characteristics which distinguishes him (saw) from other Prophets.

Islam as defined and distinguished from Iman. The Five Articles of Islam (Arkan-e-Islam). Shahadatain (Tawheed and Risalat), Salat (Prayer), Saum (Fasting), Zakat (Obligatory charity), Hajj (Pilgrimage to Mecca).       

Basic Sources of Shariah

The Holy Quran
Hadith
Ijma'a (Consensus)
Qiyas (Analogy) its need, importance criteria and justification.

Ethical and moral foundations of Islam: The Concept of good and evil. Akhlaq-e-Hasana with special reference to Surah-Al-Hujurat and Surah Bani Israel i.e..

Islamic Political Principles: Relationship of politics and religion. Salient features of Islamic State and its historical background. Medina charter. Viability of the concept of Islamic state in modern times.

Principles of Islamic Iqtisaad (economics): Islamic economic teaching as vehicle of socio-economic development in modern times.

Importance, meaning and Tafsir of Surah Fatiha, Surah Kauser, Surah Al Asr, Surah Ikhlas.

Islam, Science and Technology: Famous Muslim inventions and scientific breakthrough. Muslim achievements in the field of science.

Five selected Hadith Four Selected verses from Quran.
HS-102 ENGLISH (3+0)

Introduction: Difference between English and Technical English, Review of Basic English: The Sentence, Clause, Phrase, Phrasal Verbs. Parts of Speech: Exercises based on the identification of the Parts of Speech, to change one part of speech into another and their use in a sentence, Conditional sentences, Gerunds and Infinitives. Homophones, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms and their use, Writing Skills: Development of a paragraph, Components of a paragraph, Kinds of paragraph, Précis Writing. Comprehension, Exercises in Comprehension, Pictorial Comprehension. Business letters: Neutral Business letters, various applications for day to- day working, Letter to the Editor, Standard and Optional Parts of business letters, Letter Layout, Request Letters, Cover Letters, solicited, unsolicited job letter, Notice. Essay Writing: the body, (text) discussion, conclusion. Strategies for oral communication, Successful Speaking and Listening, Steps for preparing Effective Presentation, Classroom discussions, Presentation by students on daily basis..

HS103 PAKISTAN STUDIES AND ALIGARH MOVEMENT (3+0)

History : A brief historical survey of Muslim communities in the sub-continent. War of Independence in 1857 and its aftermath. Role of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. Aligarh Movement and its impact on Muslims of Sub-Continent. Two Nation Theory. Formation of Muslim League. Lucknow pact. Khilafat Movement. Non-Cooperation Movement. Various Political Events from 1924 to 1937. Pakistan Resolution. Struggle for Pakistan from 1940 to 1947. Emergence of Pakistan.

Land of Pakistan : Geophysical conditions. Territorial situation and its importance. Natural resources: Mineral and water.

Constitutional Process : Early efforts to make a Constitution - Problems and issues. 1956 Constitution and its abrogation. The Constitution of 1962 and its annulment. Constitutional and political crisis of 1971. The Constitution of 1973. Recent constitutional development.

Foreign Policy : Relations with Neighbours, Muslim countries, and other countries.

Post Independence Developments : Education Planning and development in the field of education. Development of Science and Technology with special reference to engineering. Brief survey of Pakistan’s Economy. Industrial and Agricultural Development. Internal and External Trade. Economy Planning and future prospects.

HS104 ETHICAL BEHAVIOUR (2 + 0)

Scope and methods of Ethics : Ethics and religion; Ethical teachings of world religions; Basic moral concepts, right and wrong, good and evil; Outline of ethical systems in philosophy; Hedonism, utilitarianism, rationalism, self realization theories, Intuitionism; Islamic moral theory: Ethics of Quran and its philosophical basis, ethical percepts of Quran and Hadith and promotion of moral values in society.

HS-105 PSYCHOLOGY (2+0)

Definition , subject matter and different Schools of Psychology. Observational  experimental research methods. The nervous system , the neuron structure and functions, synaptic transmission of neural impulse, neurotransmitters, endocrine gland, the peripheral , somatic, automatic and the central nervous system, the spinal cord, the brain stem, medulla and pons, cerebellum, reticular formation, the limbic system,  amygdala, septum, and hippocampus, the hypothalamus, thalamus, the higher centers, lobes and areas, corpus callosum,  the two hemispheres, sensations, the basic and common concepts, sense receptors and transducers of input from the environment, psychophysics and sensory thresholds, signal detection, sensory adaptations, vision, hearing, taste and smell, cutaneous senses, position senses,  pain.  Perceptions,  perceptual selectivity and  organization, bottom up and top down processing, stimulus factors and personal factors. Perception of depth and distance, ocular cues, physical and cultural factors, constancies of visual perception, geometrical illusions. Definition of learning,  classical conditioning, operant conditioning, reinforcement, types of reinforcement, schedules of reinforcement, punishment. cognitive approaches, latent learning. Definition of memory, encoding , storage, retrieval, types of memory,  levels of processing,  sensory memory: nature and duration ,Short term  and  long term memory, duration, capacity, types of long term memory,  impring memory, forgetting, factors affecting retrieval,  retrieval measure, recall, recognition, relearning, encoding information, power of context, the usefulness of meaningfulness, the value of mnemonic devices, the role of schemas, scheduling practice, over-learning, distributed practice,  overcoming interference, retroactive and proactive interference, motivation,  characterization of  motivation, instincts, needs and drives, incentives, arousal, cognitive dissonance, emotions, definition and classification of emotion, psychological aspects of emotions, outward expression of emotions. Personality,   traits, personality assessment.  Behavioral observation, interview; paper and pencil tests , projective techniques..

HS-106 SOCIOLOGY

Introduction to Sociology; What is sociology? Nature, Scope, and Importance of Sociology; Social Interactions; Social Groups; Social Institutions. Culture and Related Concepts; Definition of Culture; Types of Culture; Elements of Culture; Role of Culture in Organization;

Socialization and Personality. Interpersonal Relations; Interpersonal Behaviour; Formation of Personal Attitudes; Language and Communication; Motivations and Emotions; Public Opinion.

Social Stratification; Factors of Social Stratification; Caste and class; Power, Prestige, and Authority; Social Mobility; Migration.

Human Ecology; Ecological Processes; Ecosystem and energy; Ecosystem and Physical Environment; Solid Waste Disposal; Pollution.

Population Dynamics; World Population Growth and Distribution; Population Dynamics in Pakistan; Causes and Consequences of Urbanization; Population Policy in Pakistan; Population and Development.

Community Development; Meaning, Scope, and Subject Matter of Community Development; Processes of Community Development;

Community Development Programs in Pakistan; Community Organization and Related Services; Cooperation and Conflict in Community Development.

Deviance and Crime; Crime as a Social and Cultural Phenomenon; Crime and Social Organization; Organized Crime; Culture Based Crime; Economics of Crime.

Sociology of Change and Development; What is Social Change and Development? Dynamics of Social Change; Role of NGOs in Development; World System and Development; Gender and Development

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HS-107 MANAGEMENT INFORMATIONSYSTEMS (3+0)

Introduction to Management Information System: The emergence of management information systems, MIS and its subsystems, data versus information, information resource management, operational efficiency, goals of information systems, components of computer based systems, programmers, users, and system analysis, key issues in MIS. People, Organization and its Behaviour: Physical and psychological factors, worker skills and abilities, MIS personnel, organizational characteristics, MIS management, information system personnel, DBAs, power and corporate culture, inter group conflict, intragroup dynamics. Systems and Models: Components of a system, general versus specific models, levels of models, types of model, a general model of the organization and its external environment, strategic planning models. Building Management Information System: Analysis Requirements: The traditional SDLC approach, the current SSDC approach, structured system analysis and design methodologies. Information system Tools: Traditional tools (system flowchart, flow process chart, data flow diagram), structured system analysis and design tools (HIPO, DFD, WARNIER-ORR diagram) and programming tools. Initiation of MIS Project: Guidelines for MIS project (introductory investigation organization of MIS scope and schedule of MIS using Gantt's chart, Pert/Time network chart. Systems Design of New Management Information Systems: Overview of system design characteristics of well-designed MIS, ways of systems design, other design consideration, design of MIS output, common types of MIS outputs design principles output, design of MIS data files, introduction to MIS data files, common methods of MIS data file organizations, types of data file storage, incorporate MIS design principles for data files, design of MIS inputs common methods of MIS inputs, MIS design principles. Design of MIS Controls: Introduction to design of MIS controls, internal controls, incorporate MIS design principles-controls, MIS questionnaire for evaluating systems controls. Equipment Selection and System Implementation: Equipment selection and specification, key factors in evaluating equipment vendors, MIS implementation, representative MIS implementation problems, operational review of MIS. .

HS-201 COMMUNICATION SKILLS (3+0)

Introduction: Comprehensive definition of Communication, Nature and importance of Communication, Process of Communication in Organization: Internal & External Communication, Verbal & Non Verbal Communication, Background to intercultural Communication, National/ International Cultural variables, Communication and Global Context, Elements of Communication, Principles of Communication. Writing Skills: Five Steps of writing effective Business messages, Basic Organizational plans: Direct Approach plan and Indirect Approach plan, Business letters: Announcement, Transmittal, Enquiry, Order, Claim/ Complaint, Adjustment, Acknowledgement and Job letters, CV and Resume, Good News/ Bad News/ Neutral News, Goodwill Messages, Appreciation, Congratulation and Condolence letter, Business Meeting :Memorandum, Notice, Agenda and Minutes of meeting, Reading & Listening Skills: Reading of Editorials/ Articles of newspapers, Report writing: Parts and Planning. Interview Skills. Speaking Skills: Group Discussion, Presentation Skills Visual Communication: Use of Audio Visual aids in Presentation, Effective Audio Visual Presentation, and Speeches by students on daily basis..

HS301 ENGINEERING ECONOMICS & MANAGEMENT (2+0)

Economics & Engineering Economics : Definition & Differentiation, Economic-Labour & its Problems including Efficiency of Labour, Wages and their Allied Problems, Capital & Interest.

Costs : Fixed & Variable Cost, Element of Time & Cost, Dumping Sunk Cost, Production & Distribution Cost, Income & Profit.

Private & Public Enterprise : Objectives—Input—Choice Between Alternatives.

Planning Production: Planless Economy, Planning & Production for a Market, Mass Production.

Economy of Incentive : Capital & Incentives for Saving, Growth of Capital, Personal Qualities & Economy—Labour Saving Devices, Labour Saving Orgainzations.

Banking & Insurance : Commercial & Central Banking, Credit Instrument, International Monetary & Banking Institutions (IMF, IBRD), Insurance, Progress of Insurance in Pakistan.

Accountancy : Systems of Book Keeping; Single Ledger; Double Ledger.

HS-303 ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT (3+0)

Introduction to Engineering Management: Definition of project, Difference between engineering project and business process, Engineering Project Lifecycle, Need of managing engineering projects, Scope Triangle, Processes of Engineering Project Management Essential Skills to Manage Engineering Projects: Scope Management, Time, Resource and Cost Management, Quality Management, Risk Management, Integration Management. Engineering Projects Planning, Monitoring and Controlling: Work Breakdown Structure, Assumptions and Calendars, Activity Duration Estimating and Activity Dependencies, Critical Path Method and PERT Analysis, Engineering Project Constraints, Resource Identification, Allocation and Leveling, Cost Estimates and Budget Constraints, Performance Reporting, Schedule Change Control, Variance Analysis, Engineering Project Control Decisions..

HS-401 TECHNICAL REPORT WRITING & PRESENTATION SKILLS (2+0)

Communication in the global context, Presentation Skills, Essay writing (Descriptive, narrative, expository, reflective). Formal/Informal reports, Bar charts/Graphs, Short reports/Long reports, Informational reports, Letter reports, Analytical reports, Oral reporting, Interviewing skills, Dictation skills, Telephone courtesy, Academic writing (Term paper). Communication in the ethical context, Negotiation Skills, Assertiveness skills, Conducting Meetings, Leadership qualities..

HS-403 ECONOMICS & HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT (3+0)

Introduction: Basic concepts of economics, accounting, cost benefit ratios, interpretation of financial statements, supply and demands. Types of markets,

Forecasting. Health care Systems: Hospital Organizational Structure, Healthcare Economics, Hospital Information Flow and Handling, HMIS, HIMS. Safety Programs. Equipment Management System: Acquisition, Control program, Predictive and Preventive maintenance, repair Facilities.

Management and Supervision: Concept, principles and functions of Hospital management. Legal, Professional and Ethical Aspects, Resources, Duties & functions of administrative (medical & paramedical) staff. Planning, Knowledge of various Hospital services.
HS-404 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES (3+0)

As approved by HEC.

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