English-II (Communication Skills)

Course Contents:

What are Communication and Process

Types of Communication

CV and job application

Study skills: Skimming and scanning, intensive and extensive, and prĂ©cis writing and comprehension

Academic skills: Letter/memo writing, minutes of meetings

Presentation skills: Personality development (emphasis on content, style, and pronunciation)


The course will provide familiarity about history of social thought, stages of social development and change. The course will emphasize contributions of Western, Eastern and Muslim Thinkers towards social thought and social development.


Course Outline


1.    Introduction

a.    Historical Development of Social Philosophy

2.    Early Social Thought

a.    Folk Thinking

b.    Greek

c.     Egyptian

d.    Babylonian

e.    Chinese

f.      Indian Social Thought

3.    Contribution of Muslim Thinkers in Social thought

a.    Abuzar Ghafari

                                                    i.          Wealth Theory

b.    Imam Ghazali

                                                    i.                         Causes of group life

                                                  ii.                         Social justice

                                                iii.                         Educational reforms

c.     Ibn-E-Khuldun

                                                    i.                         Philosophy of history

                                                  ii.                         Science of culture

                                                iii.                         Ethnocentrism

                                                iv.                         Rise & fall of nations

                                                  v.                         Causes of social life


d.    Shah Waliullah

                                                    i.                         Evolution of society

                                                  ii.                         Causes of social life

                                                iii.                         Societal disease

                                                iv.                         Concept of perfect society

e.    Moulana Ubedullah Sindhi

                                                    i.                         Basic Human Ethics

f.      Allama Iqbal

                                                    i.                         Concept of self

                                                  ii.                         Theory of religion


Recommended Books

1.         Bogardus, Emory S. 1960. The Development of Social thought. 4th ed. New York: Longmans, Green & Co.

2.         Coser, Lewis A. 1971. Masters of Sociological Thought: Ideas in Historical and Social Context. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publishers

3.         Coser, Lowis A. 1977. Masters of Sociological Thought. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanarich Publisher

4.         Kinlock, Graham C. 1987. Sociological Theory:Its Development and Major Paradigms. New York: McGraw Hill Inc.

5.         Keat, Russel and John Urry. 1982. Social Theory as Science. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul Ltd.

6.         Ritzer, George. 2000. Sociological Theory. 5th ed. York: McGraw Hill Book Co.

7.         Turner J.H. 2003. The Structure of Sociological Theory. 7th ed. Australia: Thomson Wadsworth

8.         Zeitlin, Irving M. 1981. Ideology and the Development of Sociological Theory.  New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc.

9.         Turner, J H. 1987. The Structure of Sociological Theory Homewood Illinois: Dorsey Press.

10.     Ritzer, George. 1988. Sociological Theory. Singapore: McGraw Hill.

11.     Coser, L A. 1971. Master of Sociological Though: Ideas in Historical Social Context. New York, Harcourt Brace.

12.     Dubin Robert. 1978. Theory Building. New York: Maxwell, Macmillan.