The Department of Islamic Studies was renamed in 2005 as Department of Religious Studies to be a model of interfaith harmony and representative of the vision of the founder of Pakistan who once stated thus, “We are starting in the days when there is no discrimination, no distinction between one community and another, no discrimination between one caste or creed and another. We are starting with this fundamental principle that we are all citizens and equal citizens of one State.”

Department of Religious Studies contributes to fulfill the mission, vision and values of FCCU by creating an atmosphere that is conducive to character building, liberal arts education, higher order thinking skills, and inter-faith relations. Here students have the opportunity to study in a religiously diverse environment where they work together with people of different religious faiths, ethnicity and culture. The Department adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the academic study of religion to provide students a broader understanding of the role of religion in human life. Although most courses offered by the Department are on Islam and Christianity, we do not endorse a particular creed or sectarian position.

The Department of Religious Studies offers four streams: BA (Hons) Islamic Studies, BA (Hons), BS (Hons) Christian Studies and Certificate in Biblical Language (18 credits). The lower division courses for each concentration are designed to provide students with the fundamental understanding of respective major, while the upper division courses provide them with depth and breadth of knowledge.

BA (HONS) ISLAMIC STUDIES & BA/BS (HONS) CHRISTIAN STUDIES

This program is designed to explain fundamental concepts and intellectual basis of various branches of Islamic Studies and to diagnose and solve everyday problems in the light of Islamic teachings, principles and values.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain fundamental concepts and intellectual basis of various branches of Islamic Studies
  • Recite, translate, and interpret texts of the Holy Quran, Hadith and other sources of Islam
  • Diagnose and solve everyday problems in the light of Islamic teachings, principles and values
  • Develop research proposals, select method and design, collect and analyze material, and evaluate results
  • Demonstrate respect for diversity and apply Golden Rule (No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself ) as the fundamental principle of actions
  • Formulate a personal plan for inner process of spiritual development and personal growth

Roadmap for Baccalaureate (Hons) in Religious Studies 

The main objective of this program is to skillfully use biblical study methods to interpret what effect the original writers intended to have on their readers. It helps students to formulate a personal career plan which exhibits the values taught and exemplified by Jesus Christ and which contributes to the betterment of Pakistan and especially the Christian community.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the central theme of the Bible; how each book of the Bible fits into the biblical timeline; and the key biblical teachings
  • Skillfully use biblical study methods to interpret what effect the original writers intended to have on their readers
  • Use the Bible, evaluate and solve practical issues of life through ethical attitudes and actions
  • Critically evaluate claims to truth based on the teachings, events and personalities of the Bible
  • In accordance with FCCU’s core values, demonstrate spiritual maturity through:
  • Evidencing maturity and holistic growth in Christian character and Christian disciplines
  • Exemplifying maturing faith in relationship with God and in commitment to reconciled relationships and restored communities

BS (Hons) Christian Studies (Biblical Language Emphasis)

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate competence in translating Biblical texts, which enables students to interpret these texts with growing sensitivity to semantics, syntax, context, genre and manuscript evidence
  • Demonstrate general grasp of the biblical timeline of Old and New Testament history and integrate this knowledge of key events and people with foundational biblical themes
  • Demonstrate competent critical thinking skills by the application of principles of good biblical exegesis
  • Using biblical theological principles, demonstrate growing competence in researching and formulating appropriate principles and their application to relevant issues in the student’s context within the Christian community and the larger community of Pakistan
  • In accordance with FCCU’s core values, demonstrate spiritual maturity through:
  • Evidencing maturity and holistic growth in Christian character and Christian disciplines
  • Exemplifying maturing faith in relationship with God and in commitment to reconciled relationships and restored communities

Roadmap for Baccalaureate (Hons) in Religious Studies

 

Certificate in Biblical Language (18 credits)

Anyone who is not enrolled in the Baccalaureate (Hons) program and wishes to gain proficiency in a biblical language (either Koine Greek, the language of the Christian New Testament or biblical Hebrew, the language of the Christian Old Testament) may earn a Certificate in Biblical Language through the Department of Religious Studies. This affords opportunities for students and others to study the Hebrew or Greek languages without the burden of pursuing a major in Christian Studies. This might be especially helpful for Postgraduate students who feel their Postgraduate research would be enriched through the acquisition of Hebrew or Greek or professors of religious studies who wish to expand their knowledge of the Bible. The Certificate consists of 6 courses (18 credits) in either the Hebrew or Greek language.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate competence in translating Biblical texts, which enables students to interpret these texts with growing sensitivity to semantics, syntax, context, genre and manuscript evidence
  • Demonstrate competent critical thinking skills by the application of principles of good biblical exegesis

Eligibility criteria For BS (Hons):

  • Students who have passed their Intermediate
  • A- Level students who have cleared at least 3 principal A-Level exams (not AS Level) Equivalence attested from the IBCC Needed .
  • A- Level students who have given their A levels exams in October, November and are awaiting results are eligible to apply, they need to attach a copy of the statement of entry.
  • Students who have done their American High School. Equivalence needed attested from the IBCC .
  • Students who have  done their Intermediate from the Technical Board
  • Students applying for BS (Hons) Biotechnology must have done FSc Pre-Medical or should have studied Biology and Chemistry in A-Level.

H A Ghani

Chairperson & Associate Professor

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)
Room 59, Dr Peter J David Building
Ext: 431

Dr Robert Wetmore

Professor

ThD Systematic Theology (Concordia Seminary, St. Louis USA)
ThM (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, USA)
Office: House #29

Keung Chul Jeong

Dean of Chapel, Associate Professor

Atiq-ur-Rehman

Assistant Professor & Head of Academic Advising

MPhil Islamic Studies (PU, Lahore)
MA Islamic Studies (PU, Lahore)
Room # 208, Ahmad Saeed Administration Building
Ext: 389

Dr Nisar Ahmad

Assistant Professor

PhD (Bahawalpur University)
Room # 55, Dr Peter J David Building
Ext: 431

Dr Gloria Calib

Senior Officer for Academic Affairs & Assistant Professor of Religious Studies.

Room # 111, Ahmad Saeed Administration Building
Ext: 310

Dr Abid Naeem

Assistant Professor

PhD (Islamic Studies, PU Lahore)
MPhil (PU, Lahore)
MA Islamic Studies (PU, Lahore) Dars-e-Nizami
MA Arabic (Ashrafia Islamic University, Lahore) & Hafiz-e-Quran
Room 55, Dr Peter J David Building

Dr Daniel Lanz

Assistant Professor

Room 002, FCCU Chapel

Dr Herbert Oswald Brasher

Associate Professor

D Min (Columbia International University, USA)
MA in New Testament (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Illinois)
Room # 334, Business and Social Sciences Building

Hafiz Saeed Ahmad

Lecturer

PhD Scholar (ITC) ( UMT, Lahore)
MPhil (University Of Central Punjab)
MA Islamic Studies and Arabic (Equivalence from Shahadat Al Almiya from Asharafia Islamic University Lahore )
Room # 59, Dr Peter J David Building
Ext: 431

FOR BA (HONS)

2018 FALL2019 SPRINGTotal Fee Year Excluding tax Per Credit Rate 
Tuition FeeAdmission Fee for Fall AdmissionsSecurity for Fall AdmissionsTotal Tuition FeeAdmission Fee for Spring AdmissionsSecurity for Spring AdmissionsTotal 
BA (Hons)      115,000       15,000       10,000     140,000     115,000       15,000       10,000     140,000           255,000                  7,077

 

 

FOR BS (HONS)

2018 FALL2019 SPRINGTotal Fee Year Excluding tax Per Credit Rate 
Tuition FeeAdmission Fee for Fall AdmissionsSecurity for Fall AdmissionsTotal Tuition FeeAdmission Fee for Spring AdmissionsSecurity for Spring AdmissionsTotal 
BS (Hons)      115,000       15,000       10,000     140,000     115,000       15,000       10,000     140,000           255,000                  7,077