CHRIST (Deemed to University), Bangalore

DEPARTMENT OF MEDIA STUDIES

School of Arts and Humanities

Syllabus for
Bachelor of Arts (Journalism Honours)
Academic Year  (2022)

 
1 Semester - 2022 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
BBS161A COURTESY AND ETIQUETTES Generic Elective 3 3 100
BBS161B A LIFE WORTH LIVING-FROM HEALTH TO WELL BEING Generic Elective 3 3 100
BBS161C MAHABHARATHA AND MODERN MANAGEMENT Generic Elective 3 3 100
BECJ161 INDIAN ECONOMY Generic Elective 3 3 100
BECO161A INSTITUTIONS AND INFORMAL ECONOMY Generic Elective 3 3 100
BECO161B ECONOMICS OF CORRUPTION Generic Elective 3 3 100
BENG121 ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION-I Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 3 100
BENG161A READING TECHNOLOGY IN/AND SCIENCE FICTION Generic Elective 3 3 100
BENG161B GLOBAL ETHICS FOR CONTEMPORARY SOCIETIES Generic Elective 3 3 100
BHIS161A ENCOUNTERING HISTORIES: THE FUTURE OF THE PAST Generic Elective 3 3 100
BHIS161B THE HISTORY OF URBAN SPACE AND EVOLUTION OF CITY FORMS Generic Elective 3 3 100
BJOH131 INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION Core Courses 5 5 100
BJOH132 PRINT JOURNALISM Core Courses 5 5 100
BJOH151 PHOTOGRAPHY Core Courses 4 4 100
BMED151B UNDERSTANDING THE VISUAL LANGUAGE OF CINEMA Generic Elective 3 3 100
BMED161A MEDIA LITERACY Generic Elective 3 3 100
BPOL161A PEACE AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT Generic Elective 3 3 100
BPOL161B GLOBAL POWER POLITICS Generic Elective 3 3 100
BPOL162 INDIAN POLITICAL SYSTEM Generic Elective 3 3 100
BPSY161A SCIENCE OF WELLNESS Generic Elective 3 3 100
BPSY161B ADVERTISEMENT PSYCHOLOGY Generic Elective 3 3 100
FOC112 SOCIAL SENSITIVITY SKILLS Skill Enhancement Course 2 2 50
2 Semester - 2022 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
BBS261A CONSUMPTION AND CULTURE IN INDIA - 3 3 100
BBS261B GLOBAL LEADERSHIP AND CULTURE - 3 3 100
BBS261C TOURISM, CULTURE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - 3 3 100
BECO261A ECONOMICS AND LITERATURE - 3 3 100
BECO261B DESIGNING POLICIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - 3 3 100
BENG221 ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION-II - 3 3 100
BENG261A READING CITYSCAPES: BANGALORE HISTORIES - 3 3 100
BENG261B READING THE CYBERSPACE: PUBLIC AND THE PRIVATE - 3 3 100
BHIS261A THE POLITICS OF MEMORY: THE MAKINGS OF GENOCIDE - 3 3 100
BHIS261B RELIGION: PHILOSOPHY AND POLITICS THROUGH AGES - 3 3 100
BJOH231 MEDIA, CULTURE AND SOCIETY - 4 4 100
BJOH241 JOURNALISTIC ETHICS - 4 4 100
BJOH251 WRITING FOR PRINT MEDIA - 5 5 100
BJOH252 AUDIO-VISUAL PRODUCTION - 4 4 100
BJOH261 DYNAMIC INDIA: RETHINKING HISTORY, REFRAMING IDENTITY - 3 3 100
BMED251B AUDIO CONSUMPTION IN EVERYDAY LIFE - 3 3 100
BMED261A INTER-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION - 3 3 100
BPOL261A POLITICS IN INDIA - 3 3 100
BPOL261B STATE AND TERRORISM - 3 3 100
BPSY261A APPRECIATING AESTHETICS - 3 3 100
BPSY261B HUMAN ENGINEERING AND ERGONOMICS - 3 3 100
FOC212 EXPRESSIVE SKILLS - 2 2 50
3 Semester - 2021 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
BJOH331 COMMUNITY JOURNALISM Core Courses 4 4 100
BJOH332 GLOBAL MEDIA AND POLITICS Core Courses 5 5 100
BJOH341A ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS Discipline Specific Elective 4 4 100
BJOH341B CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Discipline Specific Elective 4 4 100
BJOH342 MEDIA ANALYSIS Discipline Specific Elective 4 4 100
BJOH351 BROADCAST MEDIA Core Courses 5 5 100
BJOH381 INTERNSHIP I Skill Enhancement Course 0 02 50
FOC312 KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION SKILLS Skill Enhancement Course 2 2 50
SEL311 SERVICE LEARNING I Skill Enhancement Course 2 2 50
4 Semester - 2021 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
BJOH431 DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION - 5 5 100
BJOH432 RESEARCH METHODS - 4 4 100
BJOH442 INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA PSYCHOLOGY - 4 4 100
BJOH451 REPORTING SOUTH ASIA - 4 4 100
BJOH452 DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION - 5 5 100
FOC412 KNOWLEDGE APPLICATION SKILLS - 2 2 50
5 Semester - 2020 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
BJOH531 MARKETING COMMUNICATION Core Courses 4 4 100
BJOH532 MEDIA LAW Core Courses 5 5 100
BJOH533 NEW MEDIA JOURNALISM Core Courses 5 5 100
BJOH541A FILM APPRECIATION Discipline Specific Elective 4 4 100
BJOH541B SPORTS JOURNALISM Discipline Specific Elective 4 4 100
BJOH551 DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION Core Courses 4 4 100
BJOH552 SHORT FILM MAKING Core Courses 4 4 100
BJOH581 INTERNSHIP II Skill Enhancement Course 2 2 50
BJOH582 DISSERTATION I Skill Enhancement Course 2 2 50
FOC512 SELF ENHANCEMENT SKILLS Skill Enhancement Course 2 2 50
6 Semester - 2020 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
BJOH631 COMMUNICATING SCIENCE: UNPACKING POLITICS, HISTORY, AND PROGRESS - 4 4 100
BJOH634 MEDIA ECONOMICS - 4 4 100
BJOH642A MEDIA AND HUMAN RIGHTS - 5 5 100
BJOH642B MEDIA AND GENDER - 5 5 100
BJOH651 DATA JOURNALISM - 4 4 100
BJOH681 DISSERTATION II - 2 2 50
FOC612 CAREER ORIENTED SKILLS - 2 2 50
    

    

Introduction to Program:

The syllabus for this programme is designed to give the students a theoretical and practical base to specialise in Journalism and Media industry. In the first two semesters, the emphasis is to locate Journalism in the broader field of communication and provide a background in the social sciences: political science, psychology, marketing, economics and sociology. The course in its first year emphasises on writing, reporting and editing that is aimed at strengthening the knowledge base and imparting skills necessary to survive in the field of written communication. Special emphasis is given in the second year to the fields of broadcast. In the final year, the course focuses on digital and new media aspects of communication. The field of journalism has seen many changes in recent years. With globalisation, there has been an exponential growth of educational institutions offering Journalism as part of their curriculum. The Department of Media Studies at Bannerghatta Road campus have streamlined the courses to align with industrial expectations as well as provide intellectual and critical growth to our students. 

Programme Outcome/Programme Learning Goals/Programme Learning Outcome:

PO1 : Apply communication and media theories to critically?analyze real-world issues and employ practical, innovative solutions through an interdisciplinary approach.

PO2: Demonstrate proficiency in written and visual communication.

PO3: Exhibit teamwork, leadership and communication skills

PO4: Display competence in interpersonal and intercultural communication.

PO5: Demonstrate awareness of local, regional, national, and global issues and engage within their socio-cultural contexts along with environmental needs and concerns.

PO6: Analyze and critique media content to demonstrate media literacy.

PO7: Identify and interpret trends and dynamics that drive media industries regionally, nationally and globally.

PO8: Analyze and present critical perspectives on social issues through an interdisciplinary lens

Assesment Pattern

The Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) will be assessed for seventy per cent weightage and the End Semester Examination (ESE) for thirty per cent weightage. 

For Theory Courses:

CIA 1 (20 MARKS), MSE* (50 MARKS Written Exam) CIA 3 (20 MARKS) and ESE* (50 Marks Written Examination) Attendance 5 Marks. 
(*Mid Semester examination will be conducted for 50 marks and converted to 25 marks
*End Semester examination will be conducted for 50 marks and converted to 30 marks)

Question Paper Pattern: MSE and ESE (Max. Marks = 50) 

Section A

Section B

Section C

5 x 3 = 15 Marks

10 x 2 = 20 Marks

1 x 15 Marks

All practical courses have cumulative assessement based on submissions.

For Practical Papers : Assessment outline

Internal assessment: Over all CIA submission for 70 marks
Project I: 20 Marks 
Project II: 30 Marks
Project III: 20 Marks
End semester Submission: Project IV: 50 Marks* (End semester submission and viva)
End Semester submission will be conducted for 50 marks and converted to 30 marks.

Examination And Assesments

The evaluation is divided in to two components: Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) including Mid Semester Examination (MSE), and the End Semester Examination (ESE).

Mid Semester Exam: The student will be required to take a midterm exam which will cover units from the beginning of the semester up until the time of the exam.

End Semester Examination: ESEs will be conducted for both theory and practical courses at the end of semster.

 

BBS161A - COURTESY AND ETIQUETTES (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description: This course examines the relationship between language use, enormous variety of language experiences, belief systems, and behavioral patterns. On the other hand Etiquette helps smooth the path of our daily activities, whether it's meeting others in our daily interactions talking to someone on the phone, offering condolences properly or understanding how to talk to colleagues at a business conference. Being aware of the beliefs attitudes and etiquettes of individuals will help one to become more tolerant from one individual to the next and from one group to the next.

 

Course Outcome

CO1: Able to practice critical thoughts in comprehending the notion of culture, its relationship with language, Etiquettes and the key concepts of cross ?cultural Communication.

CO2: Describes ways to apply proper courtesy in different situations

CO3: Understand the change that constantly undergoes in personal and social use.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Introduction: Greetings and Courtesy
 

Greeting a person, - the different ways of greeting, saying goodbye to another person, Thank You, Excuse me, Introduction to oneself, Yawning, Coughing, Interrupting, Offering assistance/ help, refusing help, requesting privacy, speaking in a low voice,(speaking etiquette) waiting for help, accepting or declining an invitation, expressing admiration, The key principles of common courtesy, professional manners and the Golden Rule as they are practiced in the workplace environmentClassroom Etiquette and Student Behavior Guidelines, The guidelines for maintaining a civil classroom environment

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
Manners and civility
 

Introduction to adjusting to a new culture, Theories on second language and culture acquisition, communication, National Standards, Culture acquisition through family and Homestays, Distinguish among the three main forms of communication in the workplace: verbal, nonverbal, and virtual. Proper and improper uses of workplace communication, the potential repercussions of poor listening in the workplace, the proper and improper use of technology in the workplace

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Etiquette
 

Why Etiquette Matters, Identify common cultural differences, taboos, and customs that may be practiced in the workplace, Discuss ways to navigate and honor cultural differences in the workplace, Describe how to express an appropriate awareness of international and other customs. The Common Courtesies of Life, Polite Conversation, Telephone Etiquette, Correspondence, Basic Table Manners, Overnight Guests, Wedding Etiquette, Moments of Sorrow, Appropriate Behavior for Children, Gift Giving Guidelines.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:8
Business Etiquette
 

Introduction to Modern Etiquette, The Rules of the Workplace, Meetings and Introductions, Conversation and Listening Skills, Telephone/Cell Phone, Texting, Emailing and Internet Etiquette, Etiquette in Public Places, Employment/Volunteer Etiquette, Dining Etiquette, Social Gathering Etiquette (Guest and Host/Hostess), School Etiquette, Confidence Without Arrogance

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:7
Personal and professional Presentation
 

Restaurant Etiquette, Cellphone Etiquette, Voice Mail Etiquette, Air Travel Etiquette, Cocktail Party Etiquette, Office Gossip Etiquette, Business Dress Etiquette, Email Etiquette, Social Media Etiquette, Job Interview Etiquette, International Etiquette

Text Books And Reference Books:

Books on Common etiquettes

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Etiquette books

Evaluation Pattern

Students are evaluated on the basis of class performance and they have to do CIAs and exclusive Class presentations and workshops to create awarness on the etiquettes they have learned in the class

BBS161B - A LIFE WORTH LIVING-FROM HEALTH TO WELL BEING (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The course focuses on the knowledge and skills that students require to lead a healthy, productive and balanced life.

To examine health in its truest sense, one must explore beyond the limits of medicine to engage a much wider set of questions embracing social, cultural, political, economic, moral and spiritual aspects of human experience. 

Course Outcome

CLO1: Explain health as a multi-dimensional and dynamic concept, which necessarily integrates individual, societal, biomedical, spiritual, cultural and historical influences, and how this relates to health issues encountered in everyday life.

CLO2: Assess the inter-relatedness of health perceptions and practices across cultures.

CLO3: Discuss personal responsibilities towards achieving well being in a rational way and how this contributes to the individual, community and global good

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:9
Introduction to health
 

Health of individuals and communities – The significance of determinants of health and how these raise or lower the health of individuals and communities - Health promotion to improve health - Personal and popular attitudes and beliefs and their impact on decision making - self-management - interpersonal and key consumer health skills - Factors influencing health, and actions and strategies to protect and promote health, through investigation and inquiry processes.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:9
Food and Values
 

Philosophy of food, Values – Three different types of values, Meat – Is it wrong to eat animals?Hunger – Do we have a duty to help starving people? - Drugs – Why is it wrong to take drugs? - GM food – How should food technology be regulated? - Capitalism – Food, globalization, and equality - Art – Can food be art? What is art? - Taste – Is taste entirely subjective? - Science – Can science explain conscious taste experiences? -Eating – Eat to live, or live to eat

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:9
Nutrition
 

Balanced diet & Nutrition, Macro and micro nutrients – Nutritive and non nutritive components of diet – Eating for weight control – healthy weight – The pitfalls of dieting – food intolerance and food myths – Food supplements for adolescents. 

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:9
Physical Education
 

Concept of physical education – Meaning – definition – aims – objectives of physical education and fitness – Need & importance of fitness – Types of fitness – Health related physical fitness – performance related physical fitness – physical activities and health benefits - Activities for developing physical fitness

What is sleep? – The phylogeny of sleep – Developmental course of sleep – Dreams- Functions of sleep – Daytime sleepiness and alertness – Sleep disorders.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:9
Spirituality, Religion and Social Change
 

Meaning of life - Meaning of death- Indian Rituals, symbols, and myths - Spirituality, altruism and moral justice - Resources to deal with stress, temptations, disappointments and failures, social oppression, the loss of possessions and of loved ones, and with one’s own death. 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Indian Journals of health and well being

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Indian Journals of health and well being

Evaluation Pattern

CIA1: 20 marks

Midterm exam: 25

CIA 3: 20

Endterm exam: 30

Attendance: 5

 

BBS161C - MAHABHARATHA AND MODERN MANAGEMENT (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description:

The Mahabharata of the great Maharishi Veda Vyasa is a treasure trove of knowledge, principles and paradigms. It is written that what is not in the Mahabharata will not be found elsewhere. Written nearly thousands of years ago, the Mahabharata is as yet a source of knowledge, especially modern management principles.In essence it highlights the victory of Dharma in times of Adharma.This subject is a comprehensive learning on management lessons which can be inferred from the great epic. It gives a clear understanding and comparison of management Principles, practices and the various functions of management with the epic. The syllabus is structured to provide basic conceptual knowledge on the principles of management. It also deals with behavioral issues in the individual processes, group and interpersonal processes.

Course Objectives:

  •  Discuss the epic by summarizing the various parvas/units in class in accordance with the management concept
  •  Review and make a critical estimate of the epic with a focus on morals, ethics, legal and management concepts
  • To develop competencies and knowledge of students to become effective professionals

Course Outcome

CO1: Explain the fundamentals of management, its functions and the utilization of critical thinking skills in relation to principles, and theories.

CO2: Explain the structure and the operations of management by citing relevant situation/instances from the epic

CO3: Develop an understanding of moral, ethical & legal dimension before any decision by citing relevant situation/instances from the epic

CO4: Express the literary beauty and cultural significance of Mahabharata and to reflect the relevant content to the issues of our own times

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:9
Introduction to Mahabharatha
 

The older generations-The Pandava and Kaurava princes- Lakshagraha (the house of lac)

Establishment of the kingdom-Administration and Management principles

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:9
Marriage and Building of New city
 

Marriage to Draupadi- An event study approach.

Indraprastha-A new beginning- Pressure for change – Change process, Types of change, Factors influencing change, Resistance to change

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:9
The Big Game
 

The dice game- Cooperative strategies & Reasons for strategic alliances-

Exile and return- Risks and costs of strategic alliances

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:9
The battle at Kurukshetra
 

The battle at Kurukshetra - Strategic Planning and Management- levels at which strategy operates- Event approaches to strategic decision making,

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:9
Post Kurukshetra
 

The end of the Pandavas- Succession Planning,Authority and Responsibility

The reunion Organizing- Choosing the organizational structure

 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Stoner, Freeman, Gilbert Jr. (2014). Management (6th edition), New Delhi: Prentice Hall India.

Rao, V.S.P., & Krishna, V.H., (2011). Strategic Management: Text and Cases. New Delhi: Excel Books.

Pratap Chandra Roy ,The complete Mahabharata translated into English prose directly from the original sanskrit text.(1st Edition) oriental publishing co.

Source: Jaya - An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata

 

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

C Rajagopalachari (2017). Mahabharata (63rdedition), Mumbai: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.

 

Evaluation Pattern

CIA 1 10 Marks

MSE   30 Marks

CIA 3 10 Marks

End Assesment 50 Marks

BECJ161 - INDIAN ECONOMY (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This paper aims at initiating among the students discussion on some of the key issues of Indian economy. It also aims at making the students understand the macroeconomic challenges and policy management in India with special reference to Karnataka. This paper exposes the students to the quantitative data on various economic aspects and policies in India and Karnataka as well.

Course Objectives :

 The course aims to help students to:

  • Give an overall understanding of major challenges faced by Indian economy.
  • Facilitate students to understand state wise key economic issues related with economic growth and development.

Course Outcome

CO1: The student is able to understand the features and structural changes of Indian economy and compare with the growth pattern and challenges of other economies.

CO2: The course enables the student to apply the theoretical knowledge in the actual working of Indian economy.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:9
India as a Developing Economy
 

India and the global economy; emerging issues of development; economic planning- broad objectives, targets, strategies, NITI AAYOG : Structure , role and functions , Vision document of planning in India; India’s human development in global perspective.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:9
Sectoral Growth and Private-Public Sectors
 

Growth trends of primary, secondary and tertiary sectors, state wise comparison, comparison with other countries, low productivity issues, challenges and prospects; changes in occupational structure and employment ; privatization and disinvestment policies; public sector, sick units in public sector, strategy for revival of sick public sector units, private vs. public sector, small scale industries.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:9
External Sector
 

External sector and its significance, movement of capital, manpower and goods, recent trends in BOPs and exchange rate fluctuations, WTO requirements; foreign trade- composition, direction and organization, India’s trade policy and tariff policy; external debt and fiscal reforms, India and regional integration.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:9
Macroeconomic Performance and Policies
 

Recent economic reforms; changing role of  RBI-, recent changes in monetary and fiscal policy and their effectiveness,; Federal finance, Finance Commissions, black money - estimates, genesis, consequences and remedies and comparison with other countries, Evaluation of recent development programmes in India.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:9
An Overview of Karnataka Economy- Policies, Prospects and Challenges
 

Trends and growth pattern of SGDP and human development in Karnataka, comparison with other  Indian states; sectoral performance, industrial and agricultural policies, problems and prospects of different sectors; State planning process- planning objectives and strategies, decentralized planning, intra-state disparities; education, health and housing, budgetary trends; Evaluation of recent development programmes in Karnataka.

Text Books And Reference Books:

Datt, G., & Mahajan, A. (2016). Indian economy. (72nd ed.). New Delhi: S.Chand&Company  Pvt. Ltd.
Iteshamul, H. (2015). A Handbook of Karnataka. Government of Karnataka, Bangalore, A Government of Karnataka Publication.
Kapila, U. (2016). Indian Economy – Performance and Policies (17thed.). New Delhi: Academic Foundation.
Misra, S. K., &Puri, V. K. (2011). Indian economy (34thed.). Delhi: Himalaya Publishing House.

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Aiyar, S. S., &Mody, A. (2011). The demographic dividend: Evidence from the Indian states.
Balakrishnan, P. (2007). The recovery of India: Economic growth in the Nehru Era. Economic and Political Weekly, 52-66.
Baru, R., Acharya, A., Acharya, S., Kumar, A. S., &Nagaraj, K. (2010). Inequities in access to health services in India: caste, class and region. Economic and Political Weekly, 49-58.
Basu, K. (2009). China and India: idiosyncratic paths to high growth. Economic and Political Weekly, 43-56.
Deaton, A., &Drèze, J. (2009). Food and nutrition in India: facts and interpretations. Economic and political weekly, 42-65.
Drèze, J., & Sen, A. (2013). An uncertain glory: India and its contradictions. Princeton University Press.
Dyson, T. (2013). Population and development: the demographic transition. Zed Books Ltd
Economic survey of India, 2016-17.[New Delhi].
Economic Survey of Karnataka 2016-17.[Bangalore]
Himanshu, R., & Sen, A. (2010). Towards new poverty lines for India. Economic & Political Weekly, 45(1), 2-8.
Himanshu. (2011). Employment Trends in India: A Re-examination. Economic and Political Weekly, 43-59.
James, K. S. (2008). Glorifying Malthus: Current debate on'demographicdividend'in India. Economic and Political Weekly, 63-69.
Kapila, U. (Ed.). (2009). Indian economy since independence. Academic Foundation
Meti, T. K. (1976). The Economy of Karnataka: An Analysis of Development and Planning. New Delhi: Oxford & IBH Publishing Company.
Mohan, R. (2008). Growth record of the Indian economy, 1950-2008: A story of sustained savings and investment. Economic and Political Weekly, 61-71.
Narayana, M. R. (2004). An Overview of the Karnataka Economy'. Chapter One in Karnataka Development Report, Institute for Social and Economic Change.
Shetty, S. L. (2007). India’s Savings Performance since the Advent of Planning’. Institutions and Markets in India’s Development.
Somasekhara, N. (1978). Planning and Development in Karnataka: Targets, Allocations, and Perspectives. Geetha Book House.
Vaidyanathan, A., & Krishna, K. L. (Eds.). (2007). Institutions and Markets in India's Development: Essays for KN Raj. Oxford.

 

Evaluation Pattern

CIA 1 (20 MARKS), MSE* (50 MARKS Written Exam) CIA 3 (20 MARKS) and ESE* (50 Marks Written Examination) Attendance 5 Marks. 
(*Mid Semester examination will be conducted for 50 marks and converted to 25 marks
*End Semester examination will be conducted for 50 marks and converted to 30 marks)

 

BECO161A - INSTITUTIONS AND INFORMAL ECONOMY (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description

The primary aim of this course is to introduce students to the concept of institutions and the informal economy in a global context. The discourse examines the informal economy through the lens of institutional economics. The aim is to acquaint students to significant discourses and issues in policy design and intervention.  

 

Course Objectives

This course aims to help students to:

  • outline the concept of institutions and institutional change through some of the major theoretical constructs in institutional economics.
  • summarize and illustrate the various mechanisms of the informal economy connecting the theoretical concept to issues of measurement.
  • examine the linkages of formal and informal economy;
  • train students to hone their writing and presentation skills to effectively discuss these complex ideas.

Course Outcome

CO1: Illustrate the major concepts and explain some of the theoretical discourses in the study of institutional change and the informal economy.

CO2: Examine how the formal and informal economies are no longer separate watertight compartments but function together as an interactive system

CO3: Apply these complex ideas of property rights and transaction costs to their own research

CO4: Demonstrate their research findings through written and oral presentation

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Institutions and Institutional Change
 

Institutions, Economic Theory and Economic Performance; Informal Constraints; Formal Constraints; The Path of Institutional Change

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:12
Elements of Institutional Economics
 

Contracts and Property Rights: the Concepts of Exchange and Property, Critique of the Utilitarian Calculus; Transaction Costs, Bargaining Power; Markets as Institutions; Firms and Markets

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:9
Informality: Concepts, Theory and Measurement
 

Bureaucratic Form and the Informal Economy; The Relevance of the concepts of formality and informality : A Theoretical Appraisal; Formal and Informal Enterprises: Concepts, Definition, and Measurement Issues in India

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:6
Linking the Formal and Informal Economy
 

Rethinking Informal Economy: Linkages with the Formal Economy and the Formal Regulatory Environment; Technology and Informality

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:8
Empirical Studies in Institutional Change and Informality
 

The Impact of Regulation on Growth and Informality: Cross-Country Evidence; Blocking Human Potential: How Formal Policies Block the Economy in the Maputo Corridor; Enforcement and Compliance in Lima’s Street Markets: The Origins and Consequences of Policy Incoherence towards Informal Traders

Text Books And Reference Books:

Essential Readings

Alston, L. J., Eggertsson, T., & North, D. C. (Eds.). (1996). Empirical Studies in Institutional Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Guha-Khasnobis, B., Kanbur, R., & Ostrom, E. (Eds.). (2006). Linking the Formal and Informal Economy: Concepts and Policies. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Misztal, B. (2002). Informality: Social theory and Contemporary Practice. Routledge.

North, D. (1990). Institutions, Economic Theory and Economic PerformanceInstitutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Recommended Readings

Arias, O., Fajnzylber, P., Maloney, W., Mason, A., Perry, G., & Saavedra-Chanduvi, J. (2007). Informality: Exit and Exclusion. Washington: The World Bank.

Harris, J. (2006). Power Matters: Essays on Institutions, Politics, and Society in India. New York: Oxford University Press.

Mehta, P. B., & Kapur, D. (2005). Public Institutions in India: Performance and Design. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

Nayyar, D. (Ed.). (2002). Governing Globalization: Issues and Institutions. Oxford University Press.

Oviedo, A. M. (2009). Economic Informality: Causes, Costs, and Policies: A Literature Survey of International Experience. Country Economic Memorandum (CEM).

Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation Pattern

Course title

MSE (Weight)

ESE (Weight)

Attendance

Institutions and Informal Economy

45%

50%

5%

 

Mid Semester Examination

Group/Individual Assignment

45 Marks

 

End Semester Examination

Group/Individual Assignment

50 Marks

 

BECO161B - ECONOMICS OF CORRUPTION (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description:

This course is aimed at undergraduate students to introduce to them the prominent debates in the economics of corruption. The course discusses how corruption acts as a constraint on economic growth using the theoretical constructs in Political Economy. It allows students to delve into the causes and consequences of corruption. In particular, the course will examine how corruption affects the emerging economies. The course will consider some of the seminal papers on the economics of corruption.

 Course Objectives:

This course will help students to:

  1. acquaint with significant debates about transparency, competition and privatization and their relevance to corruption;
  1. analyse corruption in emerging economies through various case studies;
  1. discuss issues from various perspectives, such as viewing corruption as erosion of trust and abuse of power;
  2. train the students to hone their writing and presentation skills to effectively discuss complex ideas.

Course Outcome

CO1: identify the nuances in the way corruption is defined and interpreted in different economies.

CO2: investigate some impacts of corruption on emerging economies.

CO3: analyse the cause and consequences of corruption and examine some of the policies and reforms aimed at tackling corruption

CO4: present complex ideas through written and oral presentations.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Corruption, Poor Governance and Institutional Structure
 

Causes and Consequences of Corruption: What do we know from a cross-section of countries? Democratic Institutions and Corruption: Incentives and Constraints in Politics, Bargaining for Bribes: The Role of Institutions.

 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Corruption and the Private Sector
 

The Privatization of Rent-Generating Industries and Corruption; Corruption in Private Sector, Why the private sector is likely to lead the next stage in the global fight against corruption.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Tackling Corruption
 

Corruption and Policy Reform; Anti-Corruption Authorities: An Effective Tool to Curb Corruption?  Corruption and Competition: Fair Markets as an Anti-Corruption Device. 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Auriol, E., & Straub, S. (2011). Privatization of Rent-generating Industries and Corruption. In S. Rose-Ackerman & T. Søreide, (Eds.). International Handbook on the Economics of Corruption, (Vol. 2). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Pub.

Burger, E. S., & Holland, M. S. (2006). Why the private sector is likely to lead the next stage in the global fight against corruption. Fordham International Law Journal, 30, 45.

Meschi, P. X. (2009). Government Corruption and Foreign Stakes in International Joint Ventures in Emerging Economies. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 26(2), 241-261.

Meyer, K. E., Estrin, S., Bhaumik, S. K., & Peng, M. W. (2009). Institutions, Resources, and Entry Strategies in Emerging Economies. Strategic Management Journal, 30(1), 61-80.

Nowakowski, K. (2010). Corruption in the Private Sector. Economics and Law, 6(1), 345-360.

Uhlenbruck, K., Rodriguez, P., Doh, J., & Eden, L. (2006). The Impact of Corruption on

Entry Strategy: Evidence from Telecommunication Projects in Emerging Economies. Organization Science, 17(3), 402-414. 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Cartier-Bresson, J. (2000). Economics of corruption. Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. The OECD Observer, (220), 25.

Jain, A. K. (2001). Corruption: A Review. Journal of Economic Surveys, 15(1), 71-121.

Jain, A. K. (Ed.). (2012). Economics of Corruption (Vol. 65). Springer Science & Business Media.

Rose-Ackerman, S. (1975). The Economics of Corruption. Journal of Public Economics, 4(2), 187-203.

Evaluation Pattern

 

Course title

MSE (Weight)

ESE (Weight)

Attendance

The Economics of Corruption

45%

50%

5%

Mid Semester Examination

Group/Individual Assignment

45 Marks

End Semester Examination

Group/Individual Assignment

50 Marks

 

 

BENG121 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION-I (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

English Language and Composition course is an intensive program for two semesters for all the students of the BA/BSc programmes (ENGH, ECOH, JOUH, PSYH, EPH and EMP) that introduces students to a wide range of expository works in order to develop their knowledge of rhetoric and make them aware of the power of language. The course is designed to meet the rigorous requirements of graduate-level courses and therefore includes expository, analytical, personal, and argumentative texts from a variety of authors and historical contexts. It would provide students with the opportunity to work with the rhetorical situation, examining the authors’ purposes as well as the audiences and the subjects in texts. The course is designed to engage students with rhetoric in multiple mediums, including visual media such as photographs, films, advertisements, comic strips, music videos, and TED talks; students would develop a sense to comprehend how a resource of language operates in any given text. In the semester the course focuses on the famous rhetorical pieces from across the world to familiarise the learners with various techniques and principles.

Course Objectives

The purpose of the course is to:

  • Introduce learners to various types of rhetorical pieces - written, oral text and visual texts.
  • Provide an understanding of various rhetorical strategies in various compositional pieces
  • Famarlize learners with various strategies of reading and writing by exposing them to effective and ineffective rhetorical pieces.
  • Promote analytical reading and formulate arguments based on the readings.
  • Enable learners to employ rhetorical strategies in their own writing

Course Outcome

CO 1 : Analyse and interpret samples of good writing by identifying and explaining an author's use of rhetorical strategies and techniques.

CO2: Evaluate both visual and written texts and determine if it is effective or ineffective rhetoric.

CO3: Create and sustain arguments by applying effective strategies and techniques in their own writing.

CO4: Communicate effectively in different mediums by developing their LSRW skills.

CO5: Demonstrate their knowledge in the form of cogent well-written report.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Language of Composition
 

The unit will focus on understanding rhetoric and various rhetorical situations. The aim is to assert the idea that rhetoric is always contextual and there is a link between the speaker, audience and what the content of the text is. This will enable students to understand the significance of context while analysing and composing a text.

1. Introduction to Rhetoric and Rhetorical Situation.

a. Lou Gehrig (1939) “Farewell Speech” (Speech) https://www.lougehrig.com/farewell/

2. SOAP Analysis: Through the analysis of the text the aim is to look at the mode in which various factors like subject, occasion, audience and purpose impact rhetoric. 

a. George W. Bush (2001) “9/11 Address to the Nation” (Speech) http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/gwbush911addresstothenation.htm

b. Jawaharlal Nehru (1947) “Tryst with Destiny” (Speech) http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/jawaharlalnehrutrystwithdestiny.htm

3. Ethos, Pathos and Logos: Understanding Aristotle’s concept of Ethos, Pathos and Logos is significant in understanding effective rhetoric. By looking at some of the famous rhetorical works the aim is to understand how the writer’s/ orators of some of the famous rhetorical pieces have used these elements to persuade the reader/ audience.

a. Ethos

i. King George VI (1939) “The King’s Speech” (Speech, can play part of the movie) https://www.awesomestories.com/asset/view/George-VI-King-s-Speech-September-3-1939

ii. Judith Ortiz Cofer (1992) “The Myth of Latin Women: I Just met a Girl Named Maria” (Essay) https://www.quia.com/files/quia/users/amccann10/Myth_of_a_Latin_Woman

b. Logos

i. Alice Waters (2006) “Slow Food Nation” (Essay) https://www.thenation.com/article/slow-food-nation/

c. Pathos

i. Dwight D. Eisenhower (1944) “Order of the Day” (Speech) https://www.whatsoproudlywehail.org/curriculum/the-american-calendar/order-ofthe-day-6-June-1944

d. Combining Ethos, Logos, and Pathos

i. Rabindranath Tagore (1941) “Crisis of Civilization” https://www.scribd.com/doc/163829907/Rabindranath-Tagore-The-Crisis-of-Civilization

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
Reading Written Texts
 

Focus of the unit would be to introduce multiple ways of analysis, close reading, and usage of argumentative statements and diction.

1. Ralph Ellison (1962) “On Bird, Bird-Watching and Jazz” (Essay) http://www.unz.org/Pub/SaturdayRev-1962jul28-00047

2. Virginia Woolf (1942) “The Death of the Moth” (Essay) https://www.sanjuan.edu/cms/lib8/CA01902727/Centricity/Domain/3981/Death%20of%20A%20Moth-Virginia%20Woolf%20copy.pdf

3. Groucho Marx (2006) “Dear Warner Brothers” (Letter) https://archive.org/details/Groucho_Marx_Letter_to_Warner_Brothers

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Reading Visual Texts
 

The unit will focus on how to read a visual text and the impact it has on the audience.

1. ACLU (2000) “The Man on the Left” (Advertisement) https://www.mansonblog.com/2016/10/aclu-charles-manson-martin-luther-king.html

2. R. K. Laxman Political cartoons (Cartoon) http://webneel.com/rk-lakshman-editorial-cartoons-indian-cartoonist (Political Cartoons)

3. Times of India (2017) ISRO launch cartoon (Cartoon) https://www.tatacliq.com/que/isro-launch-breaks-record-memes/ISROLaunch

https://indianexpress.com/article/trending/trending-in-india/times-of-india-isro-104-satellite-launch-in-response-to-new-york-times-mangalyaan-cartoon-twitter-reactions-4529893

Analysing Advertisements (Fair and Lovely,…), gender stereotypes in ads

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:5
Determining Effective and Ineffective Rhetoric
 

The unit will engage with the questions on why few texts are effective rhetorical pieces as opposed to others. A few texts will be analysed to look at different rhetorical situations, and how it is effective and ineffective in persuading the audience/ reader.

1. PETA, Feeding Kids Meat Is Child Abuse (Advertisement) https://www.peta.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/childabuseBB72.jpg

2. Anne Applebaum (2011) “If the Japanese Can’t Build a Safe Reactor, Who Can?” (Essay) https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/if-the-japanese-cant-build-a-safe-reactor-who-can/2011/03/14/ABCJvuV_story.html?utm_term=.8

3. Simon Lancaster (2016) Ted Talk: Speak Like a Leader (Speech) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGBamfWasNQ

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:10
From Reading to Writing
 

By carefully reading the viewpoints of others and considering a range of ideas on an issue, one develops a clearer understanding of our own beliefs — a necessary foundation to writing effective arguments. The unit will focus on analysing elements of argument as a means of critical thinking and an essential step toward crafting argumentative essays. The unit will focus on making an argument and supporting it by synthesising multiple sources.

1. Understanding Argument

Csalexander03 (2012) Why Investing in Fast Food May Be a Good Thing by Amy Domini (Essay) https://csalexander03.wordpress.com/2012/12/04/why-investing-in-fast-food-may-be-a-good-thing-by-amy-domini/

2. The New York Times (2004) Felons and the Right to Vote (Essay) http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/11/opinion/felons-and-the-right-to-vote.html

3. Using Visual text for Argument

Objevit.cz (2017) “Holocaust + Selfie Culture = ‘Yolocaust’” (Video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjjV_X5re4g

4. Using sources to inform an Argument

5. Using Sources to Appeal to Audience

Text Books And Reference Books:

ACLU. (2000). The man on the left. The Manson family blog.

https://www.mansonblog.com/2016/10/aclu-charles-manson-martin-luther-king.html

Adhwaryu, S. (2017). ISRO launch cartoon. Times of India. https://www.tatacliq.com/que/isro-launch-breaks-record-memes/ISROLaunch or

https://indianexpress.com/article/trending/trending-in-india/times-of-india-isro-104-satellite-launch-in-response-to-new-york-times-mangalyaan-cartoon-twitter-reactions-4529893

Applebaum, A. (2011). If the Japanese can’t build a safe reactor, who can? Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/if-the-japanese-cant-build-a-safe-reactor-who-can/2011/03/14/ABCJvuV_story.html?utm_term=.8

Bush, G. W. (2001). 9/11 address to the nation. American Rhetoric: Rhetoric of 9/11. https://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/gwbush911addresstothenation.htm

Cofer, J. O. (1992) The myth of Latin women: I just met a girl named Maria. Many Voices, Many Lives. https://www.quia.com/files/quia/users/amccann10/Myth_of_a_Latin_Woman

Csalexander03. (2012). Why investing in fast food may be a good thing by Amy Domini. Csalexander03 blog. https://csalexander03.wordpress.com/2012/12/04/why-investing-in-fast-food-may-be-a-good-thing-by-amy-domini/

Ellison, R. (1962). On bird, bird-watching and jazz. The Saturday Review, 47-49. http://www.unz.org/Pub/SaturdayRev-1962jul28-00047

Gehrig, L. (1939). Farewell speech. Lou Gehrig. https://www.lougehrig.com/farewell/

King George VI King’s speech. (1939). Awesome Stories. https://www.awesomestories.com/asset/view/George-VI-King-s-Speech-September-3-1939

Laxman, R. K. (n.d.) Political cartoons. Webneel. http://webneel.com/rk-lakshman-editorial-cartoons-indian-cartoonist

Marx, G. (2006). Dear Warner Brothers. Archive,org. https://archive.org/details/Groucho_Marx_Letter_to_Warner_Brothers

McGeveran, T. (2008). Toni Morrison's letter to Barack Obama. Observer. http://observer.com/2008/01/toni-morrisons-letter-to-barack-obama/

Nehru, J. (1947). Tryst with Destiny. American Rhetoric: Online speech bank. http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/jawaharlalnehrutrystwithdestiny.htm

Nixon, R. (1952). Checkers speech. Watergate. http://watergate.info/1952/09/23/nixon-checkers-speech.html

Objevit.cz. (2017, Jan. 28). Holocaust + selfie culture = ‘yolocaust’ [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjjV_X5re4g

PETA. (2010). Feeding kids meat is child abuse. https://www.peta.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/childabuseBB72.jpg

Tagore, R. (1941). Crisis of civilization. Scribd. https://www.scribd.com/doc/163829907/Rabindranath-Tagore-The-Crisis-of-Civilization

Tedx Talks. (2016, May 23). Speak like a leader-Simon Lancaster-TEDxVerona [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGBamfWasNQ

Waters, A. (2006) Slow food nation. The Nation. https://www.thenation.com/article/slow-food-nation/

Woolf, V. (1942). The death of the moth. In V. Woolf, The death of the moth and other essays (pp. 1-3). Harcourt Inc. https://www.sanjuan.edu/cms/lib8/CA01902727/Centricity/Domain/3981/Death%20of%20A%20Moth-Virginia%20Woolf%20copy.pdf

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Kubota, R., & Lehner, A. (2004). Toward critical contrastive rhetoric. Journal of Second Language Writing, 13(1), 7-27.

Mohr, K. A., & Mohr, E. S. (2017). Understanding Generation Z students to promote a contemporary learning environment. Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence, 1(1), 84-94.

Seaboyer, J., & Barnett, T. (2019). New perspectives on reading and writing across the disciplines. Higher Education Research and Development, 38(1), 1-10.

Evaluation Pattern

CIA 1; Individual Assignment: 20 marks

CIA 2; Mid-semester Assessment Submission: 25 marks

End Semester Submission (Practical) : 50 marks

BENG161A - READING TECHNOLOGY IN/AND SCIENCE FICTION (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course description: This common core course aims to provide a basic introduction to understanding discourses of science and technology as represented in select science fiction. The course will help students understand some of the basic questions about the human condition that are raised, debated and negotiated in and through the representative fiction. Keeping the contemporaneity of issues today, the course will also emphasize how there is a crucial intersection of various ideas that cut across several disciplines with regard to technology and life, thereby making it crucially relevant to engage with it in the contemporary context. Anyone interested in questions of science, fiction and human condition may choose this course.

Objectives:

• To introduce students to the field of science fiction

• Help students identify and raise questions through these works of fiction some relevant questions in the contemporary context

• To direct students towards realising the intersection of various issues raised across different disciplines.

Course Outcome

CO1: By the end of the course the learner should be able to: Recognise the issues and debates raised as being interdisciplinary in nature, and hence engage with the form at a more critical level

CO2: Reflect on the implications of science fiction in the contemporary times and show it in their writings.

CO3: Debate about various issues related to the portrayal of humanity in science fictions.

CO4: Provide an inter-disciplinary perspective towards analyzing science fiction.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:5
Introduction
 

This unit will provide students a basic overview of science fiction through some critical and conceptual lens. The New Critical Idiom Series, Science Fiction, would be used here to introduce aspects of SF to students. Locating the interdisciplinarity of the domain would be central in this module. Reference material would be handed out by the course instructor.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Negotiating 'Reason'
 

This unit will raise crucial debates in and around questions of ‘science’ and ‘reason’. The unit will also help students recognize the importance of raising these questions from various disciplinary points of view, an important one being philosophy.

• Isaac Asimov short story “Reason”

• Select Episodes of the series Stranger Things

The Matrix

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
SF and Technology
 

This unit will engage with how technology becomes a crucial part of negotiating SF. What are the fundamental concerns that Sf raises regarding technology and the human condition? How does technology come to be framed within SF? How is gender and sexuality framed within discourses of SF? How does SF address the anxieties of technology and future would be some of the questions engaged with here. Any one of the following novels may be taken up for discussion along with the viewing suggestion given below.

• Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

• William Gibson, Neuromancer

• Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake

• “Hated in the Nation” from Black Mirror Season 3

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Indian Science Fiction
 

This unit will engage with the science fiction in the Indian context. One of the main points of discussion would be to understand how Indian SF writers have engaged with tropes of SF that we are familiar with and what kind of an ‘India’ is imagined thereof which has implications socially, politically and culturally.

• Vandana Singh “Delhi”

• Sumit Basu, Turbulence

 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Compilation

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Bell, David and Barbara M. Kennedy. Eds. The Cybercultures Reader. Routledge, 2000. (Excerpts) Carey, Peter. What is Post-humanism? Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 2010.

Carey, Peter. What is Post-humanism? Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 2010.

Hollinger, Veronica. “Contemporary Trends in Science Fiction.” Science Fiction Studies. No. 78, Vol. 26, 1999.

Evaluation Pattern

Assignments: 95 marks

Attendance: 5 marks

BENG161B - GLOBAL ETHICS FOR CONTEMPORARY SOCIETIES (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course will introduce students to the major theoretical and applied debates as well as major moral puzzles and challenges in the field of global ethics. Ethics is gaining ground as an important humanities intervention in a fast-changing world. A course on ethics is often an added advantage for students as it helps them shape a socially-aware perspective of the social reality.

Drawing on interdisciplinary perspectives and thematic issues in the fields of international politics, business, communications and law, the course will challenge students to reflect on major ethical theories and traditions as well as core problems such as corporate governance, global distributive justice, the ethics of making and sustaining peace, media ethics and legal dimensions of ethics. By combining the works of both classic and contemporary philosophers with contemporary applied global issues, students will be able to critically reflect on fundamental normative questions from an interdisciplinary perspective and reflect on the rights, responsibilities and challenges of ‘good global citizenship’.

Learning Objectives: On completing the course, students will be able to:

• Open-mindedly consider different viewpoints in moral controversies.

• Identify the strengths and weaknesses of different philosophical and popular arguments on the various topics.

• Demonstrate understanding of the major moral philosophical approaches and techniques in moral reasoning.

• Formulate and critically assess personal positions/convictions.

Course Outcome

CO1: On the completion of the course, students will be equipped with: The general ability to critically compare, contrast and synthesise major theories and concepts and to apply them in a creative manner to conceptual debates and real-life ethical challenges; critically reflect on fundamental normative questions from an interdisciplinary perspective and reflect on the rights, responsibilities and challenges of ?good global citizenship?. CO2: Analyse various ethical dilemmas present in the society and efficiently present it in form of classroom debates and discussions. CO3: Demonstrate a clear understanding of various school of thoughts in the domain of ethics through their assignments. CO4: Appraise their views on various aspects of ethics and present it with clarity through multiple engagements in the classroom.

CO2: Analyse various ethical dilemmas present in the society and efficiently present it in form of classroom debates and discussions.

CO3: Demonstrate a clear understanding of various school of thoughts in the domain of ethics through their assignments.

CO4: Appraise their views on various aspects of ethics and present it with clarity through multiple engagements in the classroom.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:5
Introduction
 

Global Ethics: Conceptual Definitions, Historical Origins & Present Challenges Introduction to the course Ethics, Morals and Values Cultural Relativism vs Universalism (case study)

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
Ethical Theories
 

Rationalist Ethical Theories Contractualist ethics Deontological Ethics Utilitarian Ethics Discourse ethics, Alternatives to Ethical Rationalism Virtue Ethics Feminist & Care Ethics Postmodernist Ethics

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Applying Ethical Theories
 

Ethics of International Aid and Development: Humanitarian Aid in Conflict Zones

Global Distributive Justice and Global Poverty: Models for International Economic Justice

Ethics of War: Torture in Abu Ghraib (Case Study)

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Ethics of Making and Sustaining Peace
 

Rohingya Issues: Are humanitarian interventions justified? The case study of Myanmar/Burma

Global Environmental and Climate Ethics: Trade Agreements and Global Environmental Ethics

Global Business Ethics and Arms Trade: The Ethics of Capitalism (Film Inside Job)

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:10
Ethics of International Law
 

Natural Resources Extraction from the Kimberley process towards universal legislation (Movie: Blood Diamond),

Global Journalism Ethics, Digital Media Ethics and Whistleblowing Practices: Snowden and Whistleblowing

Ethical Implications of Emerging Technologies: Genetics, stem cell and embryo research: Embryo research and women’s rights

Text Books And Reference Books:

Hutchings, K. (2010) Global Ethics. An Introduction, Polity: Cambridge

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Copp, D. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory, Oxford: OUP

Graham, G. (2008) Ethics and International Relations, 2nd Edition. Malden, MA: Blackwell.

LaFollette, H. (ed.) (2003) The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Practice, Oxford: OUP

Evaluation Pattern

Assignments: 95 marks

Attendance: 5 marks

BHIS161A - ENCOUNTERING HISTORIES: THE FUTURE OF THE PAST (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description:

The influence and presence of the past is felt everywhere and every day in our lives. Movies, newspapers or the internet bombard us and expose us to the past – both familiar and unfamiliar. However, the barrage of information and the forces of globalisation have led to increasing questions on the relevance and the value of the past – indeed a denial even. This course will engage the students with the myriad ways in which the past, though no longer present – is a presence in our lives today. It will introduce the students to think historically, relate to their memories of their own past and make them aware of the multiple perspectives which will enable them to read, write and reflect on the past; or in other words, make history. 

This course will introduce students to the methodological and theoretical questions that animate and inform the practice of history. How do professional historians work? What is their goal? How do they locate and analyze source materials? What kinds of arguments do historians try to make? How, ultimately, is history produced? This course will ask how (or whether) historians’ particular sources – and their location in the archives – can give voice to the ordinary and of things ‘past’. Moreover, the course will address how the advent of the information age impact upon the historians’ profession by exploring how modern technology – whether film, photography, or the internet – changed the way historians work and address their audience.

Course Objectives:

  • To familiarize the students with foundational concepts in history and historical enquiry such as fact, fiction, truth, narrative, memory, conservationism and counterfactuals.
  • To identify and make students aware of the importance of historical awareness to arrive at independent and informed opinion and contribute meaningfully in local and global affairs and debates.
  • To equip students with an understanding of ‘history’ and the characteristics of ‘the past’ in present day society.
  • To help develop proficiency in research, analysis and writing; and to encourage wide, independent, selective reading on historical subject matter to foster a sustained, reasoned, well focused argument, based on a broad selection of evidence.
  • To identify arguments in historical works in order to be able to critique evidence used in support of the arguments.
  • To interpret varied sources and place them within their proper historical context to integrate secondary sources into their own original narratives and distinguish between different kinds of history.

 

 

 

Course Outcome

CO1: Discover how and why historians debate issues of evidence and interpretation and learn to distinguish between various schools or styles of academic history.

CO2: Critically engage with representations of the past in the present to enable them to analyze and use evidence in interrogating historical accounts.

CO3: Critically reflect and engage with the interface between the past and the present, fostering a healthy appreciation for history and its imprint on our present world.

CO4: Apply how historical narratives are shaped by states, organizations, and individuals.

CO5: Analyze the interaction between history and politics when following the news and in examining historical cases.

CO6: Analyze the interaction between history and politics when following the news and in examining historical cases.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
The Many Pasts
 

a)     Doing History - The Place of the Past.

b)    Facts, Fiction and Lies: Interrogating evidence - paintings, films, novels.

 Level of Learning: Practical/Application

c) Facts, Fiction and Lies: Interrogating evidence - paintings, films, novels-Students will take any work of Historical fiction, Historical Films as case studies and analyse the element of fact and fiction

 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
The Use and Abuse of History
 

a) Voice and the Subject: Narratives and Counter-narratives – Winston Churchill, Velupillai Prabhakaran, Pirates of the Caribbean, Tom and Jerry

b) Locating the Popular: Historical Fiction or Fictionalised History– Exploring the Fantasy Worlds of Ice Age, Hogwarts, Narnia, Westeros and Middle-earth.

c) The Past Today: The Ayodhya Debate and the Ram Janmbhoomi issue, Dwarka, Kapilavastu.

d) Historical Monuments and their Authorship/Ownership: The Temple Mount and Taj Mahal.

Level of Learning: Practical/Application

a)                Voice and the Subject: Narratives and Counter-narratives – Winston Churchill, Velupillai Prabhakaran, Pirates of the Caribbean, Tom and Jerry

 

b)               Locating the Popular: Historical Fiction or Fictionalised History – Exploring the Fantasy Worlds of Ice Age, Hogwarts, Narnia, Westeros and Middle-earth.

 

Screening of Documentaries, Speeches and Films followed by Student-led panel discussion

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Locating Sources: The Historian's Voice
 

a)     History and the Visual: Photography, Film and the Image – Gladiator, Schindler’s List, 300, Gone with the Wind, Jodha Akbar and Mohenjo Daro

b)    Historical Re-enactments? Light and Sound Shows at Golconda, Red Fort and Khajuraho.

 

c)     Alternate Histories: Oral Histories, Sports Histories, Graphic Novels, Caricatures and Political Cartoons.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Memory, Commemoration, and Silence
 

a)     Memory and History: Power and the Production of History –Museums and Memorials.

b)    ‘Truth’ and ‘myth’: History as Conspiracy – Insider and Outsider Perspectives – the Aryan Debate, Hindutva Ideology and Neo-Nazis.

c)     Private Lives and Public Affairs: The British Monarchy, the Nehru-Edwina Affair.  

d)    Suppressing the Text: State Secrets and Declassification – Wikileaks and the Netaji Files.

Level of Learning: Practical/Application

a)                  Private Lives and Public Affairs: The British Monarchy, the Nehru-Edwina Affair.

b)                 Suppressing the Text: State Secrets and Declassification – Wikileaks and the Netaji Files

c) Case study of various Print mediums which have discussed these issues to analyse how media is responsible for creating various memory narratives.

Text Books And Reference Books:

·    Davis, Natalie Z. 1981. The Possibilities of the Past, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Vol. 12, No.2, The New History: The 1980s and beyond II, pp. 267-275.
·    Gaddis, John Lewis. 2002. The Landscape of History: How Historians Map the Past, New York:  Oxford Univ Press.
·    Gathercole, Peter and David Lowenthal (eds.) 1994. The Politics of the Past, New York: Routledge.
·    Hodder, Ian and Scott Hutson. 2003 (Third Edition). Reading the Past, New York: Cambridge Univ. Press.
·    Kumar, Ravinder 1989. The Past and the Present: An Indian Dialogue, Daedalus, Vol. 118, No.4, pp. 27-49.
·    Thompson, Paul. 2000. The Voice of the Past: Oral History, New York: Oxford Univ Press.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

·      Banerjee, Sumanta, 2003. Ayodhya: A future bound by the past, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 38, No. 27, pp. 2795-2796.
·      Buchli, Victor and Gavin Lucas 2001. Archaeologies of the Contemporary Past, Routledge.
·      Carr, E.H. 1967. What is History,Vintage.
·      Chalcraft, David et.al. 2008. Max Weber Matters: Interweaving Past and Present, Ashgate.
·      Chapman, James 2005. Past and Present: National Identity and the British Historical Film, I.B.Tauris.
·      Clarke, Katherine 2008. Making Time for the Past: Local History and the Polis, Oxford Univ Press.
·      Damm, Charlotte 2005. Archaeology Ethno-History and Oral Traditions: approaches to the indigenous past, Norwegian Archaeological Review, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 73-87.
·      Fowler, Don D. 1987. Uses of the past: Archaeology in the service of the state, American Antiquity, Vol. 52, No. 2, pp. 229-248.
·      Greene, Naomi 1999. Landscapes of Loss: the Nationalist Past in Postwar French Cinema, Princeton Univ Press.
·      Hamilakis et. al. 2001. Art and the Re-presentation of the Past, The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 153-156.
·      Muller, Jan-Werner 2004. Memory and Power in Post-War Europe: Studies in the presence of the past, Cambridge Univ. Press.
·      Murray, Williamson and Richard Hart Sinnreich (eds.) 2006. The Past as Prologue: The Importance of History to the Military Profession, Cambridge Univ Press.
·      Piercey, Robert 2009. The Uses of the Past from Heidegger to Rorty:Doing Philosophy Historically, Cambridge Univ. Press.
·      Shrimali, K.M. 1998. A Future for the Past? Social Scientist, Vol. 26, No. 9, pp. 26-51.
·      Stone, Peter G. and Philippe G. Planel 1999. the Constructed Past, Routledge.
·      Walsh, Kevin 1992. The Representation of the Past: Museums and heritage in the post-modern world, Routledge

Evaluation Pattern

CIA - Evaluation Pattern

Assignment 1

Assignment 2

Total

20

20

40

 

Mid Semester Examination

Submission

Presentation

Total

30

20

50

 

End Semester Examination

Submission

Presentation

Total

30

20

50

 

BHIS161B - THE HISTORY OF URBAN SPACE AND EVOLUTION OF CITY FORMS (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description:

A focus on urban history offers fertile territory for a variety of topics. The development and inhabitation of cities has been an important feature in Cartesian and human landscapes for thousands of years. Regardless of time and place, cities have always brought together people and the products of their labor together in relatively limited spaces. Cities have thus been incubators for experiments in social organization, policy-making, planning, environmental modification, and economic innovation. Consequently, cities are dynamic and vital centers, which inform and are shaped by human experience. Studying how cities and their inhabitants change over time—whether on a long or short horizon or on a global, national, regional, or local scale—offers an informative framework within which to consider broader historical questions, such as the relationship between people, place, work, culture, and politics. Studying cities, moreover, offers students a great opportunity to engage in comparative historical study and to work with a variety of available technologies for studying cities.

Course Objectives:

       To deploy multiple analytical approaches to urban space, its organization, and inhabitation in order to analyze and situation urban development as a historical process that takes place within a broader historical context

       To illustrate multiple approaches to understanding changes in economic, political, and social formations in cities over time, as an important element in developing historical knowledge

       To acquaint the students how political development in historical context affected the rise and demise of urban centres

  • To acquaint the students how modern notions of urban development emerged and the various trends of the modern urban development

Course Outcome

CO1: Identify and deploy various approaches to comparatively analyzing cities, using critical thinking to analyze urban space and urban life from multiple perspectives

CO2: Recognise and engage with the role of cities, suburbs, and urbanization in historical narratives

CO3: Demonstrate an ability to negotiate with ideas of immigration, migration, and economic and technological change, and how they have shaped cities through history

CO4: Reflect and analyse on the relationship of the built environment of cities with the natural environments surrounding them

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
What is Urban History?
 

Level of Knowledge: Conceptual

a)What is Urban History? Urbanism as an Interdisciplinary Project- Urbanism and Comparative Method

b)Historiography of Urbanism - Modern Studies of Urbanism: Henri Pirenne and Max Weber- Study of Urbanism in the USA

c) Urbanism and Modernity

d)Urban Histories and the ‘Cultural Turn’

 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Approaches to the Study of Ancient and Medieval Urban Centers
 

Level of Knowledge: Analytical

a)The Harappan Cities-Between the Harappan and the Early Historic: An Absence of Cities?  The Early Historic Cities-Early Historic Cities in Texts-Understanding Early Historic Urbanisation

b)Idea of Medieval Cities of Europe- the spread of urbanism and emergence of town planning- urban revival in western Europe

c)Perceptions on Medieval Indian Cities-Commercially and Politically Charged Urbanism- Urbanism and Sufi and Bhakti Spaces-Poliscracy- Portuguese Cities: Polisgarchic-‘City-States Of Medieval India

Skill-Based

●Students will create two models of urban layout: Indian and western.

●They will have an exhibition of their model layouts, where they will introduce their peers about the traits and differences of these two layouts.

 

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Colonial Cities
 

Level of Knowledge: Conceptual

a)Dependent Urbanisation and New Urban Forms in Colonial India-City Planning in India under British Rule-Race, Class and Ethnicity in the Colonial City

b)Modernity and the City in Colonial India-The City as the Site of Spectacles-The City as the Site of Movements

c)Case Study of Colonial Cities: Calcutta, Bombay, Madras, Delhi

 

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Themes on Modern Cities
 

Level of Knowledge: Analytical

a)Space and Urban Theory- Materialities-Knowledge

b)Science, Planning and Expertise- Connections and Flows of modern cities 

c)Emerging concepts- Global City, Inclusive City, Livable City, Safe City, Future City – Impact of new town movement on post-independent Indian city planning -beginning of modern town planning in India

Skill-Based

 ●Students will create posters of these different kind of urban layouts and organize mock classrooms, where they will address the class with their teaching props.                                 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Essential References:

●Adams R. McC., (1966) The Evolution of Urban Society: Early Mesopotamia and PrehispanicMexico (Chicago: Aldine).

●Basant, P. K., (2012) The City and the Country in Early India: A Study of Malwa (Delhi: Primus Books).

●Ballhatchet, Kenneth, (1980) Race, Sex, andClass under theRaj:ImperialAttitudes and Policies and Their Critics, 1793-1905 ( London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1980).

●Chandavarkar, Rajnarayan, (2009) History, Culture and the Indian City (Delhi: Cambridge UniversityPress).

●Bayly, C. A., (1992) Rulers, Townsmen and Bazaars: North Indian Society in the Age of British Expansion, 1770-1870 (Delhi: Oxford University Press).

●Banga Indu (ed.), (1991) City in Indian History: Urban demography, Society and Politics (Delhi: Manohar).

●Chattopadhyaya,B., (2003) ‘The City in Early India: Perspectives from Texts’, in B. Chattopadhyaya, Studying Early India: Archaeology, Texts, and Historical Issues (Delhi: Permanent Black), pp. 105-34.

●Edward Soja (2000): Postmetropolis, Critical Studies of cities and Regions, Blackwell Publisher Ltd. 17. 

●Fischer, Claude S. 1975 Towards a subcultural theory of urbanism, Reprinted in J.J. Macionis and N. Benokraitis (ed.) 1989 Seeing Ourselves (pp 367-373).

●Frykenberg, R.E., (1986) Delhi Through Ages: Selected Essays in Urban History, Culture and Society (New Delhi: Oxford University Press)

●G. P. Chapman, A.K. Dutt and R.W. Bradnock (ed.) (1999): Urban growth & Development in Asia, Vol.2: Living in the Cities, Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

●Marshall, P.J., (2000),The White Town ofCalcutta under the Rule of the East India Company‟, Modern Asian Studies, Vol. 34, No. 2 (May), pp. 307-331. 

●Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Hayden, Dolores, (1996) The Power of Place: Urban Landscapes as Public History (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press). 

●Pirenne, Henri, (1969) Medieval Cities: Their Origins and the Revival of Trade (Princeton: Princeton University Press). 

●Shane, Ewen, (2016) What is Urban History? (Cambridge: Polity Press). Southall, Aidan, (1998) The City in Time and Space (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). 

●Trigger, B., (1972) ‘Determinants of Urban Growth in Pre-industrial Societies’ in Ucko, Ucko, P.J., Tringham R. and Dimbleby, G.W. (eds.) Man, Settlement and Urbanism (London: Duckworth Publishers).

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

●Braudel, Fernand, (1989) The Identity of France (London: Fontana Press).

●Blake, Stephen, (1993) Shahjahanabad: The Sovereign City in Mughal India, 1639- 1739 (New Delhi: Cambridge University Press). 

●Braudel, Fernand (1973) Capitalism and Material Life, 1400-1800, tran. by Miriam Kochan (New York: Harper & Row).

●Cohen, R., (1979) ‘State Origins: A Reappraisal’ in Claessen, H.J.M. and Peter Skalnik (eds.) The Early State (Hague: Mouton). 

●Champakalakshmi, R., (1996) Trade, Ideology and Urbanisation: South India, 300 BC and 1300 AD (Delhi: Oxford University Press).

●Finley, M., (1977) ‘The ancient city: from Fustel de Coulanges to Max Weber and Beyond’ Comparative Studies in Society and History, Vol. 19. 

●Jacobsen T, Adams RMcC., (1958) ‘Salt and silt in ancient Mesopotamian agriculture’, Science, Vol. 128, pp. 1251-58. Fried, Morton, (1967) The Evolution of Political Society (New York: Random House). 

●Harvey, David, (1985) The Urbanisation of Capital: Studies in the History and Theory of Capitalist Urbanization (Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press).

●Heitzman, James, (2008) TheCity in SouthAsia (London and NewYork: Routledge).

●Kenoyer, J. M., (1998) Ancient Cities of the IndusValley Civilization (Karachi: Oxford University Press). Kenoyer, J. M. and K. Heuston, (2005) The Ancient South Asian World (Oxford: University Press).

●Latham A, et.al. (2009): Key Concepts in Urban Geography, Sage, Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington.

●Martindale, D., (1958) ‘The Theory of the City’ in Weber, Max, The City, Translated and edited by Martindale (New York: Don and Neuwirth, G. Free Press).

●Mumford, L., (1961) The City in History (New York: Harcourt, Brace and World). Orans, Martin, (1966) ‘Surplus’, Human Organization, Vol. 25, pp. 24-32

●Nightingale, CarlH., (2008) „Before Race Mattered: Geographies ofthe Color Line in Early Colonial Madras and New York‟, The American Historical Review, Vol. 113, No. 1 (February), pp. 48-71

●Peers, Douglas M., (1998) „Privates offParade: Regimenting Sexuality in the NineteenthCentury Indian Empire‟, The International History Review, Vol. 20, No. 4 (December), pp. 823-854.

● Pieterse E, (2008): City Futures, Confronting the Crisis of Urban Development, Zed Books Ltd, London and New York.

●Steward, J., (1968) ‘Cultural Ecology’ in The International Encyclopedia of The Social Sciences, Vol. 3. Tonkiss, Fran, (2009) Space, the City and Social Theory (Cambridge: Polity Press). 

●Weber, Max, (1958) The City, Translated and edited by Martindale, Don and Neuwirth, G. (New York: Free Press). Wirth, Louis, (1938) ‘Urbanism as a way of life’ Reprinted in J.J. Macionis and N. Benokraitis (ed.) (1989) Seeing Ourselves (pp.360-366) (New Jersey: Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs).

 

Evaluation Pattern

Course Code 

Course Title

Assessment Details 

BHIS 191 B

 Urban History: The History of Urban Space and Evolution of City Forms

CIA

20 Marks 

MSE

 

CIAII

20 Marks 

ESE 

50 Marks

Group Assignment

(The Assignment will have 2 components related to each other)

Submission Paper

Individual

Assignment 

Submission  paper

(Research based)

BJOH131 - INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:75
No of Lecture Hours/Week:5
Max Marks:100
Credits:5

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course is designed to enable students to critically survey, examine and analyze the mass media with an emphasis on mass media in India. The course aims to enable the students to understand the most recent changes in the mass communication process, to increase awareness of their roles as both media consumers and contributors, and to develop media literacy skills necessary to make sense of and control their media environment. Students will be encouraged to view Indian folk media as an effective tool of mass communications.


Course Objectives:

  • To historicise and trace how media became what they are today and their futures
  • To understand how the political economy of media industries impacts media content
  • To be able to reflect upon and critically understand media consumption as an individual and thereby connect with group media consumption patterns.
  • To study the historical developments of each of the major media, from print to satellite technology, major inventors, market leaders and their contribution in terms of nation-building.
  • Demonstrate how media message design draws from intrapersonal, interpersonal and public communication, as well as traditions in folk theatre and folklore.

Course Outcome

CO1: Explore how the media are used to construct meaning and/or to persuade masses

CO2: Apply mass media theories to day to day examples from mass media

CO3: Be able to write a critical review of a news article

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:20
Introduction to Communication
 
  • Introduction to Communication Studies
  • Forms/Stages of Communication (Verbal Communication)
  • Forms/Stages of Communication (Non-verbal Communication) Forms/Stages of Communication (Interpersonal Communication)
  • Communication and Perception 
  • Barriers to Effective Communication
  • Structure and Function of Communication
Unit-2
Teaching Hours:20
Mass Media: History
 
  • Broadcast Media: Radio- Early developments of Radio in India, AIR and its role in Post-independence India
  • Case Study of Prasar Bharati and LPG policy
  • Introduction to Private FM
  • Television (Doordarshan – History- SITE Experiment)
  • Indian Programming needs from Buniyaad till Balika Vadhu
Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Mass Media: Practices and Values
 
  • Folk Media in India
  • Integrated use of Folk Media and Mass Media
  • History, performance, and relevance to the current scenario
  • Popular folk forms in India/ folk media as mass media
Unit-4
Teaching Hours:20
Processes and Theories of Mass Communication
 
  • Models of Communicative Efficiency
  •  Framing, Agenda Setting & Priming
  • Cultivation Theory
  • Limited Effects Theory
  • Propaganda Model
  • Spiral of Silence Theory
  • Theories of Media Processing and Effects (Bullet Theory, Dependency Theory, and Uses and Gratification theory)
  • Cognitive Theories of Communication
Text Books And Reference Books:

Baran, S.J. (2013). Introduction to Mass Communication Theory (5th ed.). Wadsworth.
Keval, J. K. (2012). Mass Communication in India, (4th ed.), Jaico Publishing House.
McQuail, D. (2012). McQuail's mass communication theory. Los Angeles: SAGE.
Hasan, S. (2020). Mass Communication, Principles and Concepts. CBS Publishers.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Narula, U. (2008). Mass Communication: Theory and Practice. Haranand Publications Pvt Ltd.
Baran, S. J. & Davis, D.K. (1999). Mass Communication and Man - Mass Communication Theory (2nd ed.). USA: Thomson/Wadsworth.
MacBride, S. (Eds.). (1982). Many Voices, One World. New Delhi: Oxford & IBH Publishing Co.

Evaluation Pattern

 

  • CIA 1 (20 MARKS), MSE* (50 MARKS Written Exam) CIA 3 (20 MARKS) and ESE* (50 Marks Written Examination) Attendance 5 Marks. 
  • (*Mid Semester examination will be conducted for 50 marks and converted to 25 marks
  • *End Semester examination will be conducted for 50 marks and converted to 30 marks)

 

 

BJOH132 - PRINT JOURNALISM (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:75
No of Lecture Hours/Week:5
Max Marks:100
Credits:5

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This introductory course gives a broad overview of the field of print journalism. The course is aimed at introducing the student to the historical growth of the print media, the auxiliary areas and the scope they have before them. The student understands how communication works and what their role could be in the field of journalism with class project assignment.

Course Objectives
The course aims to help students to:

  • Construct a strong foundation in understanding the myriad facets of print journalism in the world and India
  • Interface a clear perspective about the historicity associated with the subject.

Course Outcome

CO1: Asses a thorough understanding of the field of journalism

CO2: Outline a basic understanding of the skills required for the profession

CO3: Relate the knowledge of the state of journalism at three levels: international, national and regional

CO4: Identify the contemporary issues of the press and society

CO5: Interpret the basic knowledge of the use of software for the designing of a newspaper

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Introduction to Journalism
 

  • A brief history of journalism
  • It's meaning and scope
  • Functions and principles of journalism
  • The advent of printing
  • World Scenario
  • News-sheets in Europe
  • British Journalism
  • American streams of journalism
  • Indian Scenario
Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Print Journalism in India
 

  • Journalism in India :James Augustus Hickey, 
  • The early newspapers of Calcutta, Bombay and Madras
  • Growth of Indian language press
  • Indian press during pre-independence years 
  • Role of press and renunciation of journalist in freedom struggle
  • Press after independence
  • Emergency and media
  • Present issues and problems facing the press
Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Kannada Journalism
 

  • Kannada Journalism: Origin and growth of Kannada journalism,
  • Pioneers of Kannada journalism, 
  • Role of Kannada press in  freedom struggle, 
  • Post independence scene in Karnataka; 
  • Beginning of magazines in Kannada; 
  • Localization of news; 
  • Issues and problems faced by Kannada newspapers and magazines.
Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Role of Press in Democracy
 
  • Role of Press in Democracy: Freedom of the press concept
  • Constitutional guarantee of Freedom of the Press, Art 19(1)(a) and Art 19(2) 
  • Four theories of press
  • Modern press theories
  • Freedom of the press and social responsibility

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:15
Basics of Newspaper
 

  • Anatomy of a newspaper
  • Basic terminologies- lead, body, copy, by-lines, exclusives etc
  • Newspaper and globalization: 
  • Newspapers on the internet;
  • Press during elections: Polls and public opinion 
  • Types of News Stories: Hard and soft news
  • Editorials and op-editorial
  • The present trends: Sting journalism, Yellow journalism
Text Books And Reference Books:

Fred, Seaton Siebert, Peterson,Theodore & Schramm, Wilbur. (1978). Four Theories of the Press.USA: University of Illinois Press.
Hargreaves, I. (2014). Journalism: A Very Short Introduction (Second edition.). UK: Oxford University Press.
Jeffery , Robin.(2000). India’s Newspaper Revolution. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
Kovach, B., & Rosenstiel, T. (2014). The elements of journalism: What newspeople should know and the public should expect. Three Rivers Press (CA).
Pape, S., Featherstone, S., & Featherstone, S. (2005). Newspaper journalism: A practical introduction. Sage.
Parthasarthy, Rangaswami. (1989). Journalism in India. New Delhi :  Sterling Publications Pvt. Ltd

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Cole, P., & Harcup, T. (2009). Newspaper journalism. Sage.
Gilmore, Dan. (2004).We the Media: Grassroots journalism by the people, for the people.New York,NY: O’Reilly.
Harrower, T., & Elman, J. M. (1995). The newspaper designer's handbook. WCB, Brown & Benchmark Publishers
Kamath, M. V. (2004). Professional journalism. New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House.
Mazumdar, A. (1993). Indian press and freedom struggle, 1937-42. New Delhi: Orient Longman.
McQuail, D. (1987). Mass communication theory: An introduction. Sage Publications, Inc.
Mehta, M. D. (1979). Mass communication and journalism in India (Vol. 1). Allied Publishers.
Minattur, J. (2012). Freedom of the press in India: constitutional provisions and their application. Springer.
Natarajan, J. (1955). History of Indian Journalism. Publications Division Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.
Randall, D. (2016). The Universal Journalist - Fifth Edition. London: Pluto Press.
Stephens, M. (2007). A history of news. New York: Oxford University Press.
Venkatramaiah, Jus. E.S. (1987).  Freedom of the Press- Some Recent Trends. New Delhi: B.R. Publications.

Evaluation Pattern

CIA 1 (20 MARKS), MSE* (50 MARKS Written Exam), CIA 3 (20 MARKS) and ESE* (50 Marks Written Examination) Attendance 5 Marks.  
(*Mid Semester examination will be conducted for 50 marks and converted to 25 marks
*End Semester examination will be conducted for 50 marks and converted to 30 marks)

BJOH151 - PHOTOGRAPHY (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course provides an overview of the technical and professional aspects of photography, while developing their artistic skills in the process. The students are acquainted with camera operation, exposure control, framing and composition. They are also introduced to creative and professional digital image manipulation using software. The students will work on a documentary photography project over the course of the semester. At the end of the course, they will come up with a portfolio of their best works.

Course Objectives

The course aims to help students to:

  • Acquire visual and technical skills necessary to pursue and appreciate photography as art and profession. 
  • Be exposed to a variety of historical and contemporary photographers
  • Familiarise with issues and theories within photography
  • Attain technical control in accord with artistic vision

Course Outcome

CO1: Conduct research to carry out long term photography projects

CO2: Create effective photographs with an understanding of composition and aesthetics

CO3: Explain photographs and photography in words

CO4: Create photo essays on socially relevant topics

CO5: Edit photographs and create a professional portfolio using industry standard software

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Understanding the Camera
 

Human eye and the camera
Photographic camera types
Understanding camera interface
Changing Technology in Photography: Film and digital photography
Camera lenses: Choosing camera lenses, Defects of images formed by lens, Chromatic and spherical aberration, curvature, distortion; Methods of reducing the above defects
Digital Photography fundamentals: Camera operation and handling
Exposure Triangle: Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO
Depth of Field, Motion Blur and Noise
Metering modes
Understanding Light and colour for photography

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Elements of Design and Composition
 

Six Elements of Design: Line, Shape, Form, Texture, Pattern and Colour
Understanding Composition: Framing, Angles and Perspective, Leading lines, Golden ratio, Rule of thirds, foreground and background, 
Light and composition; Learning different compositional styles from the works of great photographers

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Genres and Subjects
 

A brief introduction to genres in photography
Photojournalism/ Documentary Photography
Night Photography
Aerial
People
Landscape
Natural History
Architecture
Still Life
Sports
Using Mobile Phones for Photography

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Post-Processing of Digital Images
 

Introduction of some software and tools used in digital image post-processing including Adobe Bridge, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom Software Interfaces and workflow 
File Formats
Image Processing
Printing

Text Books And Reference Books:

Freeman, M. (2017). The photographer's eye: composition and design for better digital photos. Routledge.
Sontag, S. (2001). On photography (Vol. 48). Macmillan.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Craven, G. M. (1990). Object and Image, An Introduction to Photography. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall
Hunter, F., Fuqua, P & Biver, S. (2013). Light: Science and Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting. Taylor and Francis.
Peterson, B.(2010) Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera. Amphoto Books.
Schaefer, J. P.(1992). Basic Techniques of Photography: Ansel Adams Guide. Boston: Little Brown and Company

Evaluation Pattern

Internal assessment: Over all CIA submission for 70 marks
Project I: 20 Marks 
Project II: 30 Marks
Project III: 20 Marks
End semester Submission: Project IV: 50 Marks* (End semester submission and viva)
End Semester submission will be conducted for 50 marks and converted to 30 marks

BMED151B - UNDERSTANDING THE VISUAL LANGUAGE OF CINEMA (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The course would provide students with a thorough knowledge of the conceptual and practical aspects of digital cinematography through engagement with works of eminent cinematographers from around the world and the equipment.


The course aims to help students to:

  • Appreciate cinematography as a combination of artistic and technological endeavors
  • Understand the basics concepts of cinematography and shot design
  • Harness the power of natural and artificial lighting  to compose powerful shots
  • Explore the creative possibilities of cinematography and understand its importance in effective storytelling.

Course Outcome

CO1: Identify and describe the visual elements in cinematography.

CO2: Demonstrate understanding of different tools of cinematography.

CO3: Apply knowledge of cinematography techniques to create films.

CO4: Use cinematography skills to make films on social issues.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Introduction to Cinematography
 
  • Cinematography as an art
  • Art of visual storytelling
  • Evolution of cinematography
  • Eminent cinematographer’s from world cinema
  • Cinematography and effective storytelling.
Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
The Cinematographer?s medium and Tools
 
  • Light, Camera, Lenses
  • Basics of Lighting 
  • Various types of light sources and their practical application
  • Colour temperature, Lens Choice, Lens filters, Exposure/F-stop/Shutter/ISO
  • Depth of field Camera operating
  • Hands-on introduction to camera equipment.
Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Camera placement and Shot Design
 
  • Composition & Framing
  • Types of Shots
  • Shot design for single camera and multi camera productions
  • Camera Placement -how does it affect the meaning
  • Motivated Camera Movement.
Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Video editing
 
  • Introduction to video editing application
  • Video editing on smartphone
  • Editing on Adobe Premiere Pro-creating projects, workspaces and workflows, capturing and importing, video effects and transitions, graphics, titles, and animation, compositing, colour correction and grading, improving performance and troubleshooting.
Text Books And Reference Books:

Pro, A. P. (2010). Adobe Premiere Pro.
Team, A. C. (2012). Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Classroom in a Book: Adobe Prem Pro CS6 Classro_p1. Adobe Press.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Block, B. (2013). The visual story: Creating the visual structure of film, TV and digital media. CRC Press.
Alton, J. (2013). Painting with light. University of California Press.
 

Evaluation Pattern

Overall end-semester evaluation for 95 marks
Project I: 20 Marks 
Project II: 25 Marks
Project III: 20 Marks
End semester Submission Project IV: 30 Marks. Attendance 5 Marks

BMED161A - MEDIA LITERACY (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Media literacy is designed to help students develop an informed and critical understanding of the nature of an ever expanding and increasingly dominating mass media –as information sources, as entertainment, and as an industry–as well as to examine, interpret, and evaluate the messages contained within, and their social, cultural and political implications. This course exposes the student to the base complexities of media literacy, develop critical thinking skills, provides the methods of analysis necessary to interpret media content as well as methods of critical writing appropriate for media analysis.

Course Objectives

The course aims to help students to:

  • Think critically about the role of the media in human rights promotion;
  • Identify ethical dilemmas facing journalists, filmmakers and other media professionals.
  • Understand the historical and contemporary perspective of human rights
  • Use analytical tools to examine pertinent case studies and relevant global trends.
  • Assess and examine what human rights are in terms of its relationship to media production.

Course Outcome

CO1: Analyse and critically appraise various media products for specific audiences

CO2: Develop critical media literacy and skills to analyse media content

CO3: Critically assess and improve their own texts

CO4: Develop an understanding of ideology in the context of our media system

CO5: Develop skills pertaining to act responsibly in Online environment

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Introduction to Media Literacy
 

Understanding what is media literacy? 
Media Literacy Skills and key concepts 
Conditions for Media Learning
Deconstructing media and literacy expectations  

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Media and the Social World
 

The Media Triangle
Media logs and historical perspectives
Understand, analyze and evaluate- finding hidden messages
Fake News, Deep Fakes 

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Uses and abuses of Digital Media
 

Understanding Web 2.0: Understanding digital information literacy
Digital Storytelling 
Online Learning Communities & Connectivism

Text Books And Reference Books:

Alexander, A. & Hanson, J. (2007). Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Media and Society. 
McGraw-Hill Contemporary Learning Series: Dubuque, IA. 384 pp.
Hiassen C. (1998). Team Rodent: How Disney Devours the World. Ballantine Books. 96 pp
Potter, J (2013). Media Literacy. Sage Publication, New Delhi

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Kilbourne, J. (1999). Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel. Simon and Schuster: New York. 366 pp.
McLuhan, M. (1998) Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man. Seventh Printing. MIT Press: MA 365 pp. (orig. pub. In 1911).

Evaluation Pattern

Assessment outline
Overall end-semester evaluation for 95 marks
Project I: 20 Marks 
Project II: 25 Marks
Project III: 20 Marks
End semester Submission Project IV: 30 Marks. Attendance 5 Marks

BPOL161A - PEACE AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description 

This course views conflict as an ever-present component of any decision-making environment, including Planning and Public Administration and International Relations. It offers tools for: understanding the nature of conflict at different levels and of individual and joint decision-making processes; devising individual and group strategies that minimize the destructive consequences of conflict; and, identifying solutions satisfactory to all involved. Some conflict-related concepts and processes are general and context-free, while others are specific to the planning and policy fields. Some simulation games and cases, and the students' reaction to them, will provide the basis for class discussions about the nature of various decision mechanisms and the role of perceptions in managing conflicts. The course introduces students to the key concepts and theoretical approaches employed to explain and understand conflict, and the range of policies and practices that seek to manage, resolve and transform conflicts. Case studies from South Asia and the rest of the world are used to provide empirical illustrations in class. Students will be invited to analyze the successes/failures of different techniques employed by peace activists, policy makers, and peace research scholars. 

Course Objectives

The course aims to help students to:

  • understand the concepts, theories and practices, with a focus on equipping students with toolkits of handling conflict and negotiation.
  • understand the mechanism of creating values and achieving integrative negotiation outcomes.
  • assess the debates over the main ideas that constitute the fields of conflict management and peace.

Course Outcome

CO1: identify the importance of, and the ability of using communication and information exchange in conflict and negotiation contexts.

CO2: apply concepts in handling conflicts with employers, colleagues, customers, business partners, and clients from different cultural/country backgrounds.

CO3: examine the study of conflict management and peace studies and understand how this subject has prompted enormous scholarly debate and disagreement both in history and other fields

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:9
Introduction
 

The Nature and Origins of Conflict: How and Why People Conflict; Differences, diversity and opportunity; Conflict: Meaning, Nature and types and levels of conflict; Violent and Non-Violent Conflicts; Conflict Mapping and Tracking; Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution

 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:12
Conflict Management
 

A Holistic Approach to Conflict Management; Conflict Prevention and Preventive Diplomacy; Conflict Prevention and Early Warning; Stages in Conflict Management

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:12
Peace building
 

Understanding Peace Process; Stages in the Peace Process; Peace-making, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding; Negotiation and Mediation; Arbitration and Adjudication 

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:12
Challenges for conflict management
 

Variation in Contexts: Culture, Religion, and Identity; Contemporary Challenges: (1) Terrorism; (2) Environmental Conflicts; Prospects for Conflict Resolution 

Text Books And Reference Books:
  • Baker, D. P. (2010). Conflict management for peacekeepers and peacebuilders: by Cedric de Koning and Ian Henderson
  • Galtung, Johan (1969), “Violence, Peace, and Peace Research”, Journal of Peace Research, 6(3): 167-191.
  • Bajpai, Kanti (2004), “A Peace Audit on South Asia”, in Ranabir Sammadar (ed.) Peace Studies: An Introduction to the Concept, Scope, and Themes, New Delhi: Sage.
  • Pammer, W. J., & Killian, J. (Eds.). (2003). Handbook of conflict management. CRC Press.
  • Fischer, R., Ury, W., & Patton, B. (1981). Getting to yes. Negotiating Agreement Without Giving in.
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
  • Bercovitch, Jacob and Richard Jackson (2009), Conflict Resolution in the Twenty-first Century: Principles, Methods and Approaches, Ann Arbor (MI): University of Michigan Press.
  • Levy, Jack S. (2007), “International Sources of Interstate and Intrastate War”, in Chester
  • Crocker et al. (eds.) Leashing the Dogs of War, Washington DC: USIP.
  • Menon, Ritu (2004), “Doing Peace: Women Resist Daily Battle in South Asia”, in
  • Radhika Coomaraswamy and Dilrukshi Fonseka (eds.), eace Work: Women, Armed Conflict and Negotiation
  • Zartman, I. William (2001), “Preventing Deadly Conflict”, Security Dialogue, 32(2): 137-154.
  • Ramsbotham, Oliver et al. (2011), Contemporary Conflict Resolution, 3rd Edition.
Evaluation Pattern

CIA 1 - 25

CIA 2 (Mid sem) - 25

ESE - 45

Attendance- 5

BPOL161B - GLOBAL POWER POLITICS (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The global balance of power is changing dramatically. As the world seems to be moving away from American Hegemony, the question of where power lies in global politics is becoming ever more significant. Great powers remain as the critical actors in the international system and the nature of the international order is determined by their interactions in war and peace. This course focuses on the transformation of the global power politics particularly focusing on the power shifts in the post-cold war international system. The course will also introduce students to the emergence of new powers such as China, India, Brazil and South Africa and the changing dynamics of the international system. The course will examine whether great powers can cooperate in addressing the consequential challenges in the new century; climate change, nuclear proliferation, refugee crisis, international terrorism and other issues. The course will also examine the competition among the great powers in the South and East China Sea, and the West Asian region.

 

CourseObjectives:

The course aims to help students to:

  • introduce to the key concepts and theories of international relations.
  • examine the key issues pertaining to great power politics in the twenty first century. 
  • outline the dynamics of strategic interaction between great powers and focuses on great power competition during World Wars, Cold War period and the post-Cold War period. 
  • develop an understanding of the great power dynamics, the use of power by great powers in international relations.

Course Outcome

CO1: Analyze the global power politics in the twenty-first century

CO2: Examine the major contemporary issues and challenges in global politics

CO3: Evaluate the changing power dynamics and power shifts in international relations

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Introduction to International Relations
 

International Relations: Meaning, nature and scope of international relations; Key Concepts of International Relations: Sovereignty (territorial sovereignty), Balance of Power, National Power, Security and Globalization.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:11
Theorization of Great Power in International Relations
 

Theories of International Relations: Realism (Classical Realism and Neo-Realism), Liberalism (Neoliberalism), Constructivism.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:12
Great Power Politics in the Cold War Era
 

First World War, Second World War: Causes and Consequences, dynamics of strategic interaction between the great powers including the alliances, Inter war period (multipolarity), the Cold War (bipolarity) and the post-Cold War period (unipolarity).

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:12
Power shifts in the Post-Cold War
 

Power shifts in the post-Cold War international system, Great Powers: traditional and non-traditional security threats, Emergence of new powers (rise of China and India as a challenge to the west).

Text Books And Reference Books:

Baylis, J. and Smith, S. (eds.) (2011), The Globalization of World Politics. An Introduction to International Relations, London: OUP.

Heywood, A (2014), Global Politics, Palgrave Foundation.

John J. Mearsheimer, The Tragedy of Great Power Politics, updated ed. (New York: Norton, 2014).

Martin Griffiths and Terry O Callaghan (2002) ‘International Relations: The Key Concepts’.     Routledge London and New York.

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Barry Buzan and Ole Weaver (2003), ‘Regions and Powers: The structure of International Security’ Cambridge.

Ikenberry, G. John, Ed. 2002. America Unrivaled: The Future of the Balance of Power, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.  

Devatak, D, Anthony Burke and Jim George (2007), ‘An Introduction to International Relations: Australian Perspectives’, Cambridge University Press.

Hans J Morgenthau (1948). Politics among Nations: The Struggle for Power and Peace, Alfred A Knopf, New York.

Kenneth Waltz (1979) ‘Theory of International Politics’. Addison-Wesley Publications.

 

Evaluation Pattern

Assessment Outline:

Course Code

Course Title

Assessment Details

BPOL161B

Global Power and Politics

CIA 1

MSE

(CIA 2)

CIA 3

ESE

Attendance

20

Marks

25

Marks

20

Marks

30

Marks

05

Marks

Individual Assignment

Written Exam

Group Assignment

Written Exam

 

 

 

 

Section A:

3 x 25= 15 Marks

Section B:

2 x 10= 20 Marks

Section C:

1 x 15 = 15 Marks

 

Section A:

3 x 5 = 15 Marks

Section B:

2x 10 = 20 Marks

Section C:

1 x 15 = 15 Marks

 

BPOL162 - INDIAN POLITICAL SYSTEM (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

A political system is a complete set of formal institutions and interest groups and deals with the relationships among political institutions through political norms and rules that govern their functions (constitution, election law). This course examines the nature, structure, and functional aspects of the Indian political system. The course includes a detailed understanding of the Indian Constitution that governs the political system. The course also explains structural and functional equations when the important organs of the state. Specifically, it provides a debate on the principles of separation of powers by equating among the legislature, executive, and judiciary. 

 Course Objectives

  • Examine how constitutionalism evolved. 
  • Compare and contrast the relationship between the legislature, executive and judiciary, and relate those to various constitutional factors. 
  • Develop an understanding on the role of legislature, executive and judiciary in handling the state affairs.

 

Course Outcome

CO1: To demonstrate an understanding of the nature, structure, and working of the Indian Political System

CO2: To develop an ability in understanding the functional implication involved in the working of the Indian Constitution.

CO3: To outline contemporary issues and debates of Indian politics.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:8
Political Systems: Basics
 

Meaning, Functions, and Types of Political Systems - Totalitarian system, Oligarchy and Aristocracy, Monarchy, Dictatorship, Democratic system, and Communism.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
Constitutionalism
 

Meaning, purpose and Philosophy of the Constitution; Basic Structure and Salient Features of the Constitution [Fundamental Rights; Fundamental Duties; Directive Principles of State Policy and Citizenship]

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Important organs of the State
 

Legislative System: Parliament: composition, Powers and Functions (Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha)

Executive System: (Union level: President, Union council of Ministers; State Level: Governor, State Council of Ministers)

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Party System in India
 

Features of Party System. Anti-Defection Law. Election Commission of India. Pressure Groups.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:7
Indian Judicial System
 

Judicial Restraint, Judicial Review, Judicial Activism, Public Interest Litigation and Judicial Reforms

Text Books And Reference Books:

Basu DD (2018). Introduction to the Constitution of India. New Delhi: LexisNexis Butterworths Wadhwa.

Fadia, B.L. (2017). Indian Government and Politics. Agra: Sahitya Bhawan.

Ghai, K.K. (2012). Indian Government and Politics. Noida: Kalyani.

Ghosh, P. (2012). Indian Government and Politics. New Delhi: PHI Learning.

Avasthi, AP. (2012). Indian Government and Politics. Agra: Lakshmi Narain Agarwal

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Anand, C.L. (2008). Constitutional Law and History of Government of India. New Delhi: Universal Law.

Kashyap, S. (2011). Our Parliament. New Delhi: National Book Trust.

Prasad, A. and Singh, C.P. (2012). Judicial Power and Judicial Review. Lucknow: Eastern Book Company.

Pylee, M.V. (2012). Constitutional Amendments in India. New Delhi: Universal Law.

Constituent Assembly Debates. New Delhi: Lok Sabha Secretariat.

Saxena, R. and Singh, M.P. (2011). Indian Politics: Constitutional Foundations and Institutional

Functioning. New Delhi: PHI Learning.

Chakrabarty, B. and Pandey, R.K. (2008). Indian Government and Politics. New Delhi: Sage.

Hassan, Z. (Ed.) (2006). Parties and Party Politics in India. New Delhi: OUP.

Kumar, B.V. (2009). Electoral reforms in India: Current Discourses. Jaipur: Rawat.

Johari, J.C. (2004). The Constitution of India: A Politico-Legal Study. New Delhi: Sterling.

Sundar Ram, D. (Ed.). (2007). Federal System and Coalition Government in India: Conflict and Consensus in Centre-State Relations. New Delhi: Kanishka.

 

Evaluation Pattern

 

CIA - Evaluation Pattern

Assignment

Case Study

Presentation

Test

Mid Semester

20

10

10

10

25

 

Mid Semester Examination

Section A

Section B

Section C

Total

3X5=15

2X10=20

1X15=15

50

 

End Semester Examination

Section A

Section B

Section C

Total

3X5=15

2X10=20

1X15=15

50

 

BPSY161A - SCIENCE OF WELLNESS (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description

This course heralds the emergence of a new field of science that endeavours to understand how individuals and societies thrive and flourish, and how this new knowledge can be applied to foster happiness, health and fulfillment. Taking a dynamic, cross-disciplinary approach, the course explores the most promising routes to well-being, derived from the latest research in psychology, neuroscience, economics, and the effects of our natural environment. The course provides an overview of the latest insights and strategies for enhancing our individual well-being, or the well-being of the communities in which we live and work

Course Objectives

This course aims to:

  • Understand the evolution and development of health and well-being
  • Develop a holistic approach to living life well
  • Create optimal programs for individuals and populations

Course Outcome

CO1: Analyze various perspectives from the latest research in psychology, neuroscience, economics, and the effects of our natural environment on well being

CO2: Develop a holistic perspective on wellbeing

CO3: Design interventions to enhance positive mental health in individuals and populations

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Introduction to Well-Being
 

Well being as a concept, happiness, and subjective well-being, Expanding the repertoire of positive emotions: The broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions; Relationship with reality and its role in the well-being of young adults; Increasing happiness in life, Positive mental health in individuals and populations

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Well-being across life-span
 
Living well at every stage of life: Resilience in childhood, positive youth development, life tasks of adulthood and successful aging; Role of meaningful relationships: infant attachment, adult attachment, love and flourishing relationships; Seeing the future through self efficacy and optimism; Role of Self efficacy in life arenas, learned optimism.
Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Socio-cultural and Economic Considerations
 

The relevance of subjective well-being to social policies: optimal experience and tailored intervention; The social context of well-being; Does money buy happiness?; A well-being manifesto for a flourishing society.  

Text Books And Reference Books:

Huppert, Baylis, & Keverne (2005). The Science of Well-Being.  Oxford  University Press.

Synder, & Lopez (2007). Positive Psychology. New Delhi: Sage Publishing House

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Coan, R. W. (1977). Hero, artist, sage, or saint? A survey of what is variously called mental health, normality, maturity, self-actualization, and human fulfillment. New York: Columbia University Press.

Boniwell, I. (2012). Positive Psychology In a Nutshell: The Science of Happiness (3rd edition). London: Mc Graw Hill.

Bradburn, N. M. (1969). The structure of psychological well-being. Chicago, IL: Aldine.

Evaluation Pattern

 

Individual Assignment

Group Assignment

End semester

Attendance

25

25

45

05

BPSY161B - ADVERTISEMENT PSYCHOLOGY (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description

Advertisement psychology is a branch of psychology which studies the pattern of responses by the human system to advertisement stimuli. Advertising is the art of influencing human behaviors to buy certain products. Recently  advertisers are discovering the need to know the facts which psychology can give about what attracts attention, what sticks in memory, what gives a pleasant impression, what persuades and what leads to the act of purchase. The field helps marketers and copyrighters to prepare effective advertisements.

Course Objectives

This course aims to:

  • Understand the historical and scientific origin and development of the fie
  • Learn the cognitive,affective and behavioural responses to the advertisement stimuli
  • Develop the skills to evaluate the effectiveness of advertisements from psychological perspectives 

Course Outcome

CO1: Apply the psychological perspectives of advertisements in the real life setting.

CO2: Integrate different domains such as cognitive, affective and behavioral responses in the field of advertisement.

CO3: Develop the ability to make applications based on understanding of marketing strategies.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Unit I: Introduction to advertisement psychology
 

Introduction to advertisements; its objectives and importance;

Types and forms of advertising;

Effects of advertisements - a psychological perspective;

Classic and contemporary approaches of classifying advertisement effectiveness.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Unit II: Cognitive processing of advertisements
 

Influence of advertisements on buying behaviors;

Dynamics of Attention, Comprehension, Reasoning for advertisements;

Attitudes and attitude changes with the influence of advertisements;

Principles of persuasion and attitude change;

Achieving advertisement compliance without changing attitude.   

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Unit III: International Advertising and Creating Brand
 

Emergence of International Advertising;

Advertising in Multicultural Environment;

Ethics in Advertising;

Integrated marketing communication and marketing mix.

Text Books And Reference Books:

Fennis, B. M., & Stroebe, W. (2015). The Psychology of Advertising. New York: Psychology Press.

Andrew,A. Mitchell. (1993).Advertising Exposure, Memory and Choice.Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Hillsdale, NJ.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Linda, F. Alwitt& Andrew, A. Mitchell. (1985).Psychological Processes and Advertising Effects: Theory, Research, and Applications. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Hillsdale, NJ. London.

Rolloph, M.E. & Miller, G.R. (Eds) (1980).Persuasion: New Directions in Theory and Research.Sage. N.Y.

Eddie. M. Clark, Timothy.C. Brock,& David W. Stewart. (1994).Attention, Attitude and Affect in Response to Advertising. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Hillsdale, NJ.

Evaluation Pattern

 

 

Individual Assignment

Mid-Semester Exam

Group Assignment

Attendance

25

45

25

05

FOC112 - SOCIAL SENSITIVITY SKILLS (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:30
No of Lecture Hours/Week:2
Max Marks:50
Credits:2

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

 

This course is designed to enhance students with some of the skills which are necessary to function and individuals to interact with their immediate spaces and society at large. This course is an amalgamation of both personal and professional aspects and therefore would engage with questions of personal and professional integrity, social interactions and harmonious living and so on and so forth.

Course Outcome

CO1: Enhance social interaction skills

CO2: Develop social awareness and sensitivity

CO3: Nurture best academic, professional and personal practices

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Adaptability
 

 

  • Introduction to Bangalore
  • Flexibility
  • Negotiations
Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
Cross-Cultural Communication
 

 

  • Identity and Culture
  • Racism
  • Identifying Stereotypes
Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Civic Participation
 

 

  • Mapping Civic concerns
  • Reporting to concerned authorities
Text Books And Reference Books:

Class Discussion and participation

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Class Discussion and participation

Evaluation Pattern

 

Department level evaluation for 50 marks and graded. 

BBS261A - CONSUMPTION AND CULTURE IN INDIA (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

 

Course Description                                                                                         

This course provides an opportunity to the students engage with theories of culture through the context of consumption and contemporary consumer society. It focuses on the role of commodities and consumer practices in everyday life and in culture at large. The emphasis is given particular attention to consumption's role in the construction of social and cultural identities. Students will consider critical responses to consumer culture, including the resistance and refusal of consumption as well as the attempted mobilization of consumption toward social change. 

Learning Objectives

·       To understand the cultural, group and individual relationships on the consumption

·       To identify the economic and political environmental influences on consumption

·       To study the relationship of brands, gender and race on the consumption

·       To understand the consumer culture and consumption on the background of the political environments. 

         To study ethical consumption and anti- consumption practices.

 

Course Outcome

CO1: Enumerate the consumption as it relates to culture and individual/group/national identity

CO2: Identification of models on the economic, political and spatial effects of consumer culture

CO3: Examine the consumption with regard to lifestyle, consumer subjectivity, meaning making and resistance, keeping in mind that identity (race, class, gender, intersectionality, etc.) plays a role in determining the former.

CO4: Evaluate ethical consumption and anti-consumption practices and how counteract mainstream media and cultural tendency to consume.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:9
Introduction to Consumption, Culture and Identity
 

Consumption and its relationship to Culture and Identity. Material culture and Consumer culture. Making sense of the Commodity. 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:9
The Economics, Politics and Spaces for Consumer Culture
 

Exchanging Things: The Economy and Culture, Capital, Class, and Consumer Culture. Taste & Life style and Consumer Culture. Making Sense of Shopping, Conspicuous consumption.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:9
Branding, Gender and Consumer Subjectivity
 

Brands: Markets, Media and Movement. Circuit of Culture and Economy: Gender, Race and Reflexivity

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:9
Nation, Religion and Politics
 

Identities as a multimedia spectacle, Consume culture identity and politics. Consumer Culture on the border

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:9
Consumption Ethics
 

Consuming Ethics: What goes around and comes around. Articulating the subject and Spaces of Ethical Consumption and anti-consumption practices.

Text Books And Reference Books:

Celia Lury, Consumer Culture, Second Edition (Routledge, 2011)

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Elizabeth Chin, My Life with Things: The Consumer Diaries (Duke University Press, 2016)

Evaluation Pattern

Component

 

Description

Units

Maximum marks

Weightage

Total Marks in Final Grade

 

CIA1

Group Assignment

1

20

20 %

20

 

CIA2

Group & Individual Assignments

2&3

30

30 %

30

 

CIA3

Group Assignment

All

15

15 %

15

 

ESA

Group & Individual Assignments

All

30

30 %

30

 

Attendance

 

 

5

5 %

5

 

TOTAL

 

 

100

 

100

BBS261B - GLOBAL LEADERSHIP AND CULTURE (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Leadership and the ability to lead is an important concept within our world of work. Though it has been studied and analyzed for centuries there is no doubt that it is a complex subject. This challenge is amplified when we look at multi-cultural environments and global leadership. In recent years there has been an increasing amount of research into the role of cross-cultural leadership. However, the operationalization of global leadership differs widely from culture to culture. In Indonesia describing your past successes is an important part of motivating your team. In Japan this would be seen as bragging and be strictly frowned upon. It is evident that successful global leadership behaviours vary widely. This course is an attempt in helping students understand such diversities and help them cultivate global leadership skills.

Course Outcome

CLO1: Differentiate the competencies needed for global leadership compared to generic leadership

CLO2: Understand the indicators based on which one can understand a particular culture

CLO3: Develop culture sensitive knowledge and awareness of various cultural practices and values

CLO4: Understand the complications involved in leadership across cultures and develop global leadership skills

CLO5: Analyze and appreciate the need to lead people differently in different cultures

CLO6: Develops decision making skill-sets in a multi-cultural environment

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:9
Introduction
 

Culture, systems approach to culture, key cultural terminology, cultural understanding and sensitivity, global transformation. 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:9
Global leaders and intercultural communication
 

Introduction, intercultural communication process, models, non-verbal communication, guidelines.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:9
Global leaders learning in response to change
 

Introduction, aspects of organizational learning, management mindsets and learning, individual learning

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:9
Women leaders in global business
 

Current status of women global leaders, cultural stereotypes, balancing work and family, glass ceiling, company initiatives to break glass ceiling, women and overseas assignments

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:9
Leadership skills to make globalization work
 

Lessons from CEOs, description of competencies, framework.

Text Books And Reference Books:
 

Abramson N R & Moran R T (2016) Managing cultural differences-Global leadership for 21st century, Routledge

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
Kaitholil, George Make leadership your target, Better Yourself
Sethi & Rajiv, Tips for effective leadership, Beacon books

Marshal & Tom, Understanding leadership, Sovereign World Ltd

Evaluation Pattern

CIA 1: 20

Midterm term: 30

CIA 3: 20

Endsemester exam: 30

BBS261C - TOURISM, CULTURE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The Course presents several of the operational projects implemented by, or with the support of UNESCO, to illustrate how cultural tourism policies developed in the spirit of the principles and values contained in the texts, standard-setting instruments, declarations and recommendations adopted by UNESCO, are put into practice.

To open a debate on the complex questions that surround the relations between culture and tourism, tourism and development, and tourism and dialogue among cultures.

Course Outcome

CO1: Illustrate tourism as an instrument to bring individuals and human communities into contact

CO2: Explain the role of cultures and civilizations in facilitating dialogue among cultures

CO3: Evaluate the capacity of Tourism in assisting the world?s inhabitants to live better together and thereby contribute to the construction of peace in the minds of men and women

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:8
Introduction, Key Themes and Issues in Tourism, Culture and Development