Holiday Notice – Eid-ul-Adha

Classes will not be held from Monday, 12th August until Thursday 15th August (inclusive), for the observance of Eid-ul-Adha.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           School Calendar Jan-Aug 2019

Posted: January 24, 2019

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The Semiotics of Culture & Architecture

This course will be an introduction to the students on understanding culture and identity. It will use heritage Architecture, Pakistan’s pre-1947 history, to discuss the relevance of geography, trade and our relationship to the Orient as its gatekeepers. It will provide the students with a language and skill set to analyze traditional etiquettes, costumery, and Architecture as a language that is the complex spine of their deeper identity. For a sustainable understanding and better-earthed connection to themselves, the mandatory field trip pop-up classrooms will drive home all the theory discussed in class.

Students will be expected to write short critical thinking & analysis based essays, in words and visual PowerPoint presentations. Discussion and dialogue will be encouraged in class. This is a seminar-style course, not lecture based entirely. Photography and on-site charcoal drawings will be done. For those students who have not taken Art as a subject, a simple drawing workshop will be done for them. Fifty percent of this course will be in class and fifty percent in the field at heritage sites

Critical, Social, and Political Thought (CSPT)

The Critical, Social, and Political Thought (CSPT) module aims to encourage students to critically think about, analyze, and deconstruct society through a socio-political lens. While deconstructing the concepts of power and hegemony; class, gender, ethnicity, race, and sexuality are focused on with a link between their history and the present. Progressive political engagement with regards to long term social change is a constant theme. This enables students to begin considering alternative ways of thinking and being in society and politics. The course incorporates aspects of Political Science, Social Justice, Law, Sociology, and Psychology, helping students make connections between the various fields and topics, and helping to connect them with wider society.

Peace Studies

This course is oriented towards developing a better understanding of the issues of war, conflict, and peace. It aims at introducing students to the background and characteristics of Peace Studies, and encouraging them to enhance their knowledge about peace ideas, peace heroes and peace movements; and appreciate the relevance and power of peace in transforming international, national, and local societies. The course begins with an introduction to peace studies, focusing on why this is a useful area of inquiry and how peace can be studied scientifically. Next, it analyzes why people, groups, and states fight, focusing on individual-group and state –level violence. The course concludes by analyzing approaches to peaceful conflict resolution and peacebuilding. The module would focus on topics like pacifist discourse in political thought, peace and nonviolence in religious teachings and practice, war, militarism and peace, art, literature and Journalism for peace, democracy, human rights and peace, and movements to abolish war as an institution and abolish nuclear weapons, inequality reduction and blossoming of equal opportunities for all.

Filmmaking

In this course, students will brainstorm film ideas. They will create, edit and produce their own short films. Students will peer review each other’s work. To help students understand the importance of having a plan, they then make different projects; this will give them practice in visual storytelling. Students will work collaboratively to develop a treatment and present it to the class.

Assessment will be based on the clarity of each idea produced. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the content and structure of filmmaking. They will demonstrate collaboration, problem solving, creative thinking, and project management. They will associate the purpose of filmmaking with a process that supports it. A culture of feedback will be created to help monitor progress and add value to their work.

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