Course Title: LITERATURE ON SOCIAL SCIENCES AND [ISLAM]

Course Code: LIS 6220

Instructor: TARIQ RASHEED             Credit Hours: 03

Email:tariqrasheed141@gmail.com

Introduction to Course: 

                                       This course reviews the data practices in the social sciences and Islam. Students examine data sources, management, and analytical tools for the social sciences and Islam. Additionally, students explore newly developing technologies and analytical practices, including data visualization and big data methods for the social sciences, and ethical and policy considerations.

OBJECTIVES

1.      An introduction to the major information sources and services in Social science and Islam (print and electronic) and proficiency in their evaluation and use

2.      Familiarity with the development and structure of scientific and technical literature.

3.      A feeling for the information needs and information-seeking habits of Social scientists for the approaches and methods used in research and development.

4.     Identify and evaluate the role social science data in academia, government, industry, and other organizations.

5.      Summarize emerging data practices in the social sciences and Islam.

6.      Analyze and evaluate best practices for data management in the social sciences and Islam.

7.    Analyze and evaluate tools, technologies, and data analytic practices in the social sciences and Islam.

8.       Create data analysis plans for social science data and Islam.

 

Course Description

                                Nature of Information Sources; Scientific & Technical Communication; Approaching Scientific & Technical Information; Information needs and information-seeking behavior of Social scientists ; the basic forms of scientific and technical literature with an emphasis on bibliography; information centers and services; primary journals; specialized formats such as technical reports; maps, patents, and standards; scientific societies and their role in scientific and technical communication; the variety and importance of scientific and technical publishers; and the sociology and methodology of science as they relate to the communication of scientific information.

Course Outline

Social Science

  1. Definition and Concept
  2. Reference material of Social Science
  3. Organization of Social Science
  4. Prominent personalities:  National / International

 

Sociology

  1. Definition, Concept, Scope
  2. Relation with other subject
  3. Reference material of Social Science
  4. Organization of Social Science
  5. Prominent personalities:  National / International

 

Education

1.         Definition, Concept, Scope

2.         Relation with other subject.

3.         Reference material of Social Science

4.         Organization of Social Science

5.         Prominent personalities:  National / International

 

Political Science

1.         Definition, Concept, Scope

2.         Relation with other subject.

3.         Reference material of Social Science

4.         Organization of Social Science

5.         Prominent personalities:  National / International

 

 

 

 

Economics

1.         Definition, Concept, Scope

2.         Relation with other subject.

3.         Reference material of Social Science

4.         Organization of Social Science

5.         Prominent personalities:  National / International

 

History

1.         Definition, Concept, Scope

2.         Relation with other subject.

3.         Reference material of Social Science

4.         Organization of Social Science

5.         Prominent personalities:  National / International

 

Anthropology

1.         Definition, Concept, Scope

2.         Relation with other subject.

3.         Reference material of Social Science

4.         Organization of Social Science

5.         Prominent personalities:  National / International

 

New Roles of Libraries and Librarians in Supporting Researchers in the Social Sciences and Islam: The Impact of New Technology

 

Islam

 

  1. Definition and Concept, Scope
  2. Relation with other subject
  3. Reference material of Islam
  4. Organization of Islam
  5. Prominent personalities:  National / International

 

Course Schedule

Week

Topics and Readings

1

Overview about the course and Basic Concepts of Social Sciences

2

Main Disciplines of Social Sciences

3

Goals, Objectives and scope of Social Sciences

4

Role of Libraries in Social Sciences Research

5

Information Sources in Social Sciences (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)

6

New Roles for Librarians in Supporting Researchers in the Social Sciences: The Impact of New Technology

7

Sociology, Education and their Literature

8

Mid Term

9

Political Science, Psychology and their Literature

10

History, Geography and their Literature

11

Economics, Anthropology and their Literature

12

Statistics, Criminology and their Literature

13

Information need and seeking behavior of Social Scientist

14

Definition, Concept and Scope of Islam

15

Relation of Islam with others subjects

16

References Materials of Islam

17

Organizations and Prominent Personalities of Islam

18

Final Term

 

 

Research Projects: 

Students will be assigned topics in the class from the contents and will present their topics before the class.

Evaluation/ Assessment criteria:

Sessional:  20 Marks

Class Attendance: 5 Marks

Presentation/Assignment: 8 Marks

Class Participation/ Discussions:  2 Marks

Quizzes: 5 Marks

Mid Term: 30 Marks

Final exam: 50 Marks

 

 

 

 

Class Timings:

Regular Class:

Wednesday: 08:00 To 09:30 AM

Friday: 08:00 To 09:30 AM

Norms / RULES AND REGULATIONS

80% class attendance is necessary to enter in exams.

Students are highly encouraged to participate in class discussions, but, whenever practicing it, they would have to raise their hands and talk at their turn.

Students have right to contact teacher for any assistance in their studies either through email or personal meeting during prescribed consulting office hours.

Students are not allowed to use cell phones in class.

Teaching Methodology

The course will be conducted as a combination of lecture, discussion, and presentation methods.  Students will be expected to do extensive reading for each topic and engage in meaningful class discussion.

Course Material