Since the launch of the school in 2017, SOE has built its undergraduate portfolio by regularly offering courses targeting the undergraduate student body. This has culminated into the launch of SOE’s first undergraduate programme: the Minor in Education.

 

The interdisciplinary minor is intended for all undergraduate students at LUMS; students that are keen to diversify their undergraduate learning have the opportunity to engage with education discourse and broaden their understanding of issues such as education and social justice, teaching and learning, education policy and practice, education technology, the role of education in conflict settings, etc. Situated at the nexus of research, policy and practice, the innovative curriculum provides a substantial introduction to education through coursework that integrates academic and field-based learning. From a disciplinary perspective, the course content draws upon various economic, political, social, cultural, and philosophical contexts to understand foundational issues of education such as equity, reform, diversity, accountability, policy and advocacy.

From Fall 2021, SOE is introducing an undergraduate minor stream in Education with a focus on Policy, Politics and Governance. The rationale for the stream is to provide students with an understanding of education policy, political processes and power dynamics through which different actors mediate outputs and outcomes of policy and the construction and role of governance structures in affecting policy implementation. In future, SOE also plans to add more streams with different focus areas such as Teaching and Learning, and Inclusion. The aim is to introduce the undergraduate student body to education concepts that are essential to the learning process and to help them grow intellectually as students and individuals.
 

Programme Structure

The core requirements of the minor include courses on the philosophy of education and an introduction to critical debates in the field such as those surrounding issues of access and equity in education. Among the goals of the minor is to allow undergraduates to develop an understanding of the core issues facing educators and policymakers in national and international contexts, and to enable them to analyze and propose solutions to the intricate challenges of education policy and practice, especially by making connections with their major programme of study.

 

General Rules

  • All EDU courses begin at the 200 level; therefore, all EDU courses are closed for First year students.
  • Students enrolling with the cross-listed course code from the list of courses above will qualify for minor declaration after review by the Department for completion of minor requirements. Some selected courses from other schools will also qualify as minor – approved elective courses.  A steering committee comprising of SOE faculty will convene at the start of every semester to approve courses.

 

Students have the option of enrolling in directed course work with the EDU code. Students may enroll in either an independent study or a directed research project of one or two credits under supervision of an SOE faculty member. This is graded Pass/Fail and does not count towards minor requirements.

Undergraduate Minor in Education

Course and Credit Hours Distribution:

To satisfy degree requirements, students must accumulate a minimum of 18 credit hours in the area of education and secure a cumulative GPA of 2.75 in the selected courses. 

Students should successfully complete a minimum of six regular courses (two core courses and four electives) in the area of education. Of the four electives, at least three should be at the 300 level or above.  

In addition, all general rules and regulations announced at the university level in this Undergraduate Student Handbook must be adhered by students who are interested in obtaining a minor in Education.
 

1.    The following two courses are core requirements for the minor (6 credits):

CODE

TITLE

CREDITS

EDU 210

Critical Debates in Education

3

EDU 213

Philosophy of Education 

3

 

2.    The remaining 12 credits (or more) for the minor may be completed by taking a combination of the following elective courses, in accordance with the rules stated above:

CODE

TITLE

CREDITS

EDU 212

Sociology of Education

4

EDU 214

Introduction to the Arts in Education in South Asia

3

EDU 220

Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

3

EDU 222

The Learning Gap: Critical Issues in Educational Psychology

4

EDU 250

Education in the Pakistani Context

3

EDU 252

Contemporary Social Policy Issues in Pakistan

3

EDU 262

Creating Elites and Delinquents

3

EDU 272

Educations, Schools and Violence

3

EDU 273

Education, Media and Culture

3

EDU 274

Gender Media and Education

3

EDU 312

Politics of Education

3

EDU 313

Education for Social Justice

3

EDU 314

Education and Development

3

EDU 315

Education in the Globalized World

3

EDU 316

Introduction to the Arts in Education

3

EDU 322

Computers, Problem Solving and Cooperative Learning

3

EDU 323

Demonstrative Teaching of Science and Math

3

EDU 324

Effective Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

3

EDU 325

The (Instructional) Core and How to Work it

3

EDU 326

Foundations of Education Technology

3

EDU 327

Technology and Culture

3

EDU 328

Educational Technology and the Learning Sciences

3

EDU 329

Technology in Educational Environments

3

EDU 3212

Transforming Teaching and Learning through Student-Faculty Partnership

3

EDU 3213

Education for All

3

EDU 342

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Education

3

EDU 343

Leading Schools: Introduction to Educational Leadership

3

EDU 352

Education Policy Analysis

3

EDU 353

Education and Conflict

3

EDU 354

Comparative & International Education

4

EDU 355

Education and Sustainable Development

3

EDU 356

Education Policy and Practice for Development

3

EDU 357

Planning for Education Development

3

EDU 362

Monitoring and Evaluation in Public Policy

3

EDU 363

Could Education be Bad for Society?

3

EDU 372

Mobile Lives: Im/migration and Education

3

EDU 412

Economics of Education

3

EDU 453

Politics of Education Reform

3

 

Undergraduate Minor in Education with Policy, Politics and Governance

Course and Credit Hours Distribution:

To satisfy degree requirements, students must accumulate a minimum of 18 credit hours in this specific stream and secure a cumulative GPA of 2.75 in the selected courses. 

Students should successfully complete a minimum of six regular courses (two core courses and four electives) in that area. Of the four electives, at least three should be at the 300 level or above.  

In addition, all general rules and regulations announced at the university level in this Undergraduate Student Handbook must be adhered by students who are interested in obtaining a minor in Education in this specific stream.

1.    The following two courses are core requirements for the minor (6 credits):

CODE

TITLE

CREDITS

EDU 210

Critical Debates in Education

3

EDU 213

Philosophy of Education 

3

2. The remaining 12 credits (or more) for the minor in Education with Policy, Politics and Governance may be completed by taking a combination of the following elective courses, in accordance with the rules stated above:

CODE

TITLE

CREDITS

EDU 262

Creating Elites and Delinquents

3

EDU 272

Educations, Schools and Violence

3

EDU 274

Gender Media and Education

3

EDU 314

Education and Development

3

EDU 315

Education in the Globalized World

3

EDU 352

Education Policy Analysis

3

EDU 353

Education and Conflict

3

EDU 356

Education Policy and Practice for Development

3

EDU 362

Monitoring and Evaluation in Public Policy

3

EDU 372

Mobile Lives: Immigration and Education

3

EDU 453

Politics of Education Reform

3