This course teaches students the importance and role of citizenship in promoting productive, harmonious and developed society/world. Citizenship education is an idea based on normative aspects. It promotes those skills that allow people to become active, responsible citizens in a society that respects the rights and the involvement of its individuals and fundamental democratic values. Active Citizenship Education facilitates the knowledge and competencies necessary to involve people in societal discussions and decision-making processes in a democratic way. Community engagement is "a dynamic relational process that facilitates communication, interaction, involvement, and exchange between an organization and a community for a range of social and organizational outcomes

Main objectives of this course are

To Educate students about the importance of concepts, skills and philosophy of community linkage in developing a sustainable society, inculcate the importance of community involvement for ensuring an improved, tolerant and generative society/world, and provide an opportunity to the students to develop their relationship with the community.


  1. Introduction to Citizenship education and community engagement
  2. Identity, culture and social harmony
  3. Multi-cultural society and inter cultural dialogue
  4. Active citizen: locally active and globally connected
  5. Human rights, constitutionalism and citizens responsibilities
  6. Social issues in Pakistan
  7. Social Action Project

Recommended Books

  1. Anne Karin Larsen. (2013). Participation in Community Work: International Perspectives VishanthieSewpaul, Grete Oline Hole.

Suggested Books

  1. Alan Twelvetress. (2008). Community Work. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  2. British Council. (2017). Active Citizen’s Social Action Projects Guide. Scotland: British Council.


  • Practicum

    (list and number of practical/activities/project/field visits etc): on field social action project


    In order to pass the course and gain a certificate students should therefore:

  • Individually complete a self-assessment exercise after the group work, showing the reflective and personal development aspects of the programme and their appreciation of the course learning; (20 marks).
  • Participate in the design and planning of a social action project and provide evidence of this in the form of a group presentation, to a panel of peers, tutors and a community representative for feedback before implementing the project in the community; (50 marks).
  • Compile a group report on the project process to a standard format at the end of the project commenting on: project outcomes, individual contributions and group learning; (30 marks). 

Course Material