Seven Forms of Thought/Action

Historical & Social Thought (2 courses): The extraordinary significance of historical and social knowledge in modern times arises from the unprecedented pace of change in modernity, as well as the growing complexity of modern societies. Across the disciplines, Habib University’s faculty also demonstrate a remarkably coherent historical approach to both social scientific and humanistic knowledge. All students will be required to take a minimum of two courses in Historical & Social Thought.

Philosophical Thought (2 courses): The study of philosophy has traditionally been at the heart of all Liberal Core curricula. Philosophical thought serves to enhance the reflective powers of the student, which is essential to concept-generation and innovation in all fields. Furthermore, an understanding of the philosophical depth of a tradition is crucial to a shared sense of inheritance. Habib faculty also widely share an interest in philosophy/theory. All students will be required to take a minimum of two courses in Philosophical Thought.

Language & Expression (2 courses): The development of linguistic and expressive abilities is widely recognised to be a key benefit of a Liberal Arts education, and language and literature have traditionally been as central to liberal core curricula as philosophy. Communicative power is one key to achieving success in all fields and disciplines. All students will be required to take a minimum of two courses under this rubric.

Formal Reasoning (1 course): Deductive thinking is crucial across fields and disciplines in both Science and Engineering, as well as in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, and a deductive reasoning requirement is standard in higher and liberal education. Such a requirement also reflects the strength of our Science and Engineering faculty at Habib University. All students will be required to take a minimum of one course in Formal Reasoning.

Quantitative Reasoning (1 course): Numbers and quantities are an essential part of modern civilization and its forms of knowledge. Quantitative reasoning is the ability to interpret and contextualize large amounts of data, and it is an essential skill in virtually all professions. All students will be required to take a minimum of one course in Quantitative Reasoning.

Natural Scientific Method & Analysis (1 course): The development of scientific method and analysis is a fundamental feature of modernity and its forms of knowledge. A natural science requirement is standard in higher educational and liberal institutions. To ensure the scientific literacy of all our graduates, students will be required to take a minimum of one course in Natural Scientific Method & Analysis.

Creative Practice (1 course): Creativity is increasingly recognised as an important indicator of success, and it is often a required feature of the best higher educational curricula. Given the nature of our programs and faculty in both AHSS and SSE, we have an excellent opportunity to make creative practice a distinctive feature of the Habib experience. All students will be required to take at least one course under this rubric.

The above Core requirements are fulfilled through a combination of compulsory and elective courses. Given Habib’s unique pedagogical mission, we are committed to a common curricular experience for the Habib student body. The Habib Liberal Core Curriculum requirements are fulfilled through the following courses

Forms of Thought Courses
Historical & Social Thought (2) CORE 102: What is Modernity?
CORE 201: Pakistan & Modern South Asia
Philosophical Thought (2) CORE 202: Hikma I
CORE 301 Hikma II
Or any other course designated by the University to fulfill this Form of Thought.
Language & Expression (2) CORE 101: Rhetoric & Communication
CORE 121: Jehan-e-Urdu
Quantitative Reasoning (1) SCI 101 Introduction to Sustainability
ENVS 101 Climate Change and Us
MATH 106 Music and Mathematics
SDP 202B Quantitative Research Methods
EE 354 Probability and Statistics
Or any other course designated by the University to fulfill this Form of Thought.
Formal Reasoning (1) CS 101 Programming Fundamentals
Or any other course designated by the University to fulfill this Form of Thought
Natural Scientific Method & Analysis (1) CORE 200: Scientific Methods
Or any other course designated by the University.
Creative Practice (1) All students are expected to take a university-approved course in Creative Practice.