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Critical Development Studies


Seminar Teacher: Rudaina Siddiqi
Timing: Twice a week August 2016 - March 2017
Seminar is open to: AS and A Level Students

The aim of the Critical Development Studies seminar is to develop and enhance critical thinking and analytical skills with a focus on local and global social problems and their root causes. Students with a general interest in politics, political science, sociology, and international development will find this seminar stimulating and beneficial. 
The seminar will engage students in discussion regarding some key concepts and terms such as, power, power structures, power dynamics, oppression, structural and systemic oppression, and poverty. These concepts will then be connected to issues of class, gender, feminism, and ethnicity.  
The seminar will also explore development as a process of social change versus intentional target-oriented services in the name of progress. The seminar will provide a foundation for understanding the roots of development, which will include shedding light on colonial and imperial influences in the shaping of development practices. Stemming from this discussion, it will be explored how and why NGOs came to dominate development processes and what the impacts of that are. Political engagement, civil society, and development buzzwords will be discussed with local and global examples to connect theory with practice. 
Four to six trips will be organised to different parts of the city, local community organisations, and community centres. Even though the main aim of this course is to enhance knowledge and critical thinking, it will also enhance spoken and written analytical skills which will prove useful at university level. Those who wish to work in the development sector will be able to build a strong base in their understanding of development and their own role in it.


Graphic Design Course


Seminar Teacher: Sharmeen Fareed
Timing: 11 AM - 1 PM  Starts: October 15, 2016
Duration: 4 Months
Seminar is open to: AS and A Level Students
Fee: RS 2,000 / Month
The first installment is to be deposited with the accounts office October 13. Kindly keep the receipt.

Graphic Design, whether we are aware or not, is deeply rooted in this modern world of ours. From t-shirts to posters, from books to bookmarks, no matter where we look, we see design in some form or the other. 

If you are looking to broaden your horizon and learn new skills, here is your chance to develop an understanding of how things work in the creative sector. The short course will give you a chance to express your creativity through graphic design. 

Those with a creative flare and an eye for design will benefit from the course, for it will be a new tool to add to their skill set. In addition to learning editorial design, participants will have the opportunity to learn graphic software like Illustrator and Photoshop.

The Lyceum is offering a Graphic Design Course for students which will especially be of use to members of Lysias and the Oracle. Students will gain skills in different areas of design while producing a creative, innovative template for the Oracle. As part of the course, students will be taught page layouts, editorial design, grids, typography and graphic design software. Participants gain useful, real world skills in time management, teamwork, and design principles.

Students will be given challenging projects and assignments typical of the graphic design and publishing industries. Classroom activities will include research, projects and problem solving. Students will often work in teams, but will be expected to complete individual assignments.

Sharmeen Fareed is a graduate of the Indus Valley School of Arts and Architecture. She has over ten years of experience in advertising, both domestically and at the international level in Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand. She has worked with publication houses and advertising agencies such as Manhattan Leo Burnett, J. Walter Thompson, B.T. Options, Orient McCann. 

Sharmeen has considerable experience in graphic design, 360-degree advertising and brand strategy. In addition, she has expertise in developing corporate identity, editorial material, advertorial mediums and advertising campaigns



Peace Studies


Teacher: Dr. Sikander Mehdi & Mr. Iftikhar Zaidi
Image credit: Shehrezana Halim

The Peace Studies module aims to engage students in the discovery of, and engagement with, peace perspectives on a variety of key global problems of the 21st century. Using an interdisciplinary approach with an emphasis on critical thinking and research, students will not only develop an understanding of the causes of conflict but also how they can apply peace perspectives in their lives to help build more just and peaceful societies.

Participants will go on a few field trips and will organize a peace event at the school.



Physics and The World around us

Teacher: Dr. Islam and Dr. Waziruddin
Please note: The maximum class size will be 35 on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of students registering is less than 10, then the class will be cancelled.

This is a non-credit course designed to discuss and answer student curiosity in areas of Physics with reference to the world around us. The only prerequisite is an inquisitive mind with a logical approach.

Some of the topics that will be covered include a discussion on the latest developments in Physics and their impact on everyday life. There will be an emphasis on highlighting the basic principles that have led to major inventions and understanding in different areas of Physics. 

The environment and a study of renewable sources of energy and ways and means to reduce pollution will form a part of the course. It will be a journey from the micro to the mega, from inside the atom to the birth and death of stars: we shall take you on a trip through the cosmos. 


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