Department of English
The Department of English, under the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SLASS), was born with the idea of qualitative practices targeted to help students broaden their minds and grow as complete individuals. The Department offers both Graduate and Undergraduate programs in English Literature and in English Language Teaching (ELT) . The Department of English at IUB is unique because of its multi-faceted faculty enriched in all fields of English. The Department prides itself not only on the range and diversity of the courses it offers, but also on the diversity of the approaches it employs, from contemporary theory to close textual examination. Teaching methods very often incorporate seminars and workshops, and your time is equally divided between a series of workshops and lectures. The Department boasts a nurturing, creative and friendly environment
Global Studies & Governance
Establishing a Global Studies and Governance (GSG) Department responds to what is unfolding as a century of change. Panoramically the 21st Century already shows tectonic global shifts in a shorter time-span than the entire Cold War inflicted in four decades: 9/11 redefined security policies and paradigms; the 2007-10 Great Recession reshaped banking, investment, and economics on an unprecedented scale for the first time since the 1930s depression; world leadership is being challenged more frequently and unpredictably than since World War II; and, of course, enormous new movements keep emerging, for example, to rebalance a withering environment, grapple with endless refugees and migrants, combat narco-trafficking and other illegal flows, correct human rights violations, promote democracy, and tame border-corroding technological innovations.
Those are simply 21st Century events and developments. There were, in addition, inheritances from the 20th Century: dictators, neo-liberalism, the “clash of civilization” atmosphere, and the “end of history” mind-set, to name just a few. As the end of the Cold War removed the lid of accumulating crises, it also spawned various demands and types of governance: some were managed by governments, others by a spate of non-state actors, and just about all of them constructed prescriptions that continue to defy enforcement to this day.
Enormous changes have also taken place within the classroom. Course contents have had to be modified, sometimes drastically, begetting curricular change: the job market needs more inter-disciplinary training than established disciplines can supply. Complicating the “classroom revolution,” students no longer wish to devote as much time to formal education: as before: how social media have hijacked the human being’s agenda threatens to replace the components of formal education (discipline-based majors; library-based learning) with such informal and untested counterparts as Amazon, Google, and Wikipedia.
Our proposed department hopes to cultivate students interested in the interstices between business, diplomacy, economics, environmental protection, gender studies, journalism, law, politics, or sociology. Beginning with a Bachelor’s level degree, explained below, we eventually have to build a Master’s-level degree.
“Global Studies and Governance” (GSG) is both inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary: it retains extant theories and methods, but explores the spaces between those them for its own theories and methods. Both concepts “global studies” and “governance” (a) increasingly influence the dominant developments today, be they local, domestic, regional, or global; (b) boast pedagogical pedigrees of their own; and (c) stridently characterize the job-requirements of a growing number of employers. Since both serve as the analytical subject (or dependent variable), our interest lies in assessing the multiple existing interpretive streams (the independent variables).
Department of Law
Department of Law School, Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) is dedicated to building a vibrant community and creating an environment that facilitates critical thinking and reflection on the fundamental legal issues confronting our interconnected world. The Department is committed to training students to be competent to facing the challenging environment. The School is staffed by an outstanding permanent, adjunct and part-time faculty member diverse in origin, expertise and qualifications.
Located in the modern town of Bashundhara, near to international airport which is a fasted growing commercial hub in the country. IUB has started its journey since 1993 with the determination of providing affordable high-quality education in Bangladesh. IUB Law Department curriculum is designed to serve students not just only from common law jurisdiction but from other jurisdictions and disciplines. It is the demand of contemporary world that the legal education is comparative, international, and multi-disciplinary. There are many visiting faculty and students from every continent, offering a lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere both inside and outside the classroom.
The strength of the IUB Law Department curriculum lies in the broad and diverse range of subjects it offers. In addition to a rigorous core curriculum, students can choose electives in areas ranging from banking and finance, from public international law to intellectual property, or from arbitration to jurisprudence. The aim is to provide a liberal education that enables our graduates to think critically and creatively, as globally-oriented lawyers with a strong sense of their role in the society.
Global, regional, and uniquely Bangladeshi perspectives on legal issues are all evident in the research produced by the faculty members of IUB Law Department. The professors and lecturers at the IUB Law Department are not only engaged in a constant search for better legal solutions to the issues that confront all societies, but are also continually challenging accepted wisdom and conventional norms by raising new questions and problems to be confronted. Their research work stretches across all aspects of law and appears in the most prestigious journals as well as books published by leading university presses around the world.
Dhaka is an ideal place to study and conducting research in law, with excellent facilities with collaboration of several Law Faculties/Departments with their rich libraries, and infrastructure, and exceptional faculty and students. This city is becoming a favorite place among the people from neighboring countries, middle-eastern, African and some European countries.
Department of Media and Communication
Communication is the soul of all human activities. A communicator has to be focused, creative and productive. The Department prepares communication experts who are not only ingenious but exceptional
We offer a four year undergraduate program in Media and Communication leading to a Bachelor of Social Science degree and a minor program in Media and Communication with a range of interdisciplinary areas such as Journalism, Film-Video and TV Production, Advertising and Development Communication. The curricula is designed to provide you with technical skills, aesthetic sensitivity and creativity and give you a thorough understanding of the contemporary world
Department of Social Sciences and Humanities
The Department offers a four year undergraduate program in Anthropology and Sociology leading to Bachelor of Social Science degrees and currently 2 minor programs, in Anthropology and Sociology. A 16 months graduate program in Development studies leading to Master of Social Sciences is also offered by the Department.
The undergraduate program of Anthropology and Sociology and the graduate program of Development studies provides you an opportunity to explore the historical perspectives and the contemporary dimensions of the human societies and their interplay with science and technology. There is a growing demand for Sociologists and Anthropologists in research institutions, business organizations, development agencies, government sectors, non-government organizations and academics. The study of Anthropology and Sociology cultivates critical thinking and analytical skills which are essential for a meaningful development of the society.
DSSH students do not follow linear career trajectories rather explore career in multi-dimensional sections of social benefit & adventurous way in global world. you look for an adventurous career than studying Our goal is to offer our learning participants a vibrant academic environment with high-quality rigorous training through peer learning, field experience, critical engagement and effective communication skills. Valuing liberal arts education, we seek to develop our Department as one of the leading entities in South-Asia where students will develop professional skills dealing local and global issues with an inquisitive mind and adequate subject-competence to cope with the rapidly changing world of twenty-first century.
You will benefit from the academic (courses like AAT 101- Arts & Aesthetics,NCH 101- National Culture & Heritage, BPH 101 -Bangladesh political History, MUS 101-Music Appreciation and so on) programs, workshops& club activities ( Art Club, Anthropology Club, Music Club)arranged at the DSSH. Do contact our office for more information or arrange a visit to the department.