CHRIST (Deemed to University), Bangalore

DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, POLITICAL SCIENCE AND HISTORY

School of Business and Management

Syllabus for
Master of Arts (International Studies)
Academic Year  (2023)

 
1 Semester - 2023 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
MAIS131 POLITICAL THEORY Core Courses 4 04 100
MAIS132 PRINCIPLES OF INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS Core Courses 4 4 100
MAIS133 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS THEORY Core Courses 4 4 100
MAIS134 WORLD HISTORY Core Courses 4 4 100
MAIS135 INDIAN FOREIGN POLICY Core Courses 4 4 100
MAIS141A FRENCH Core Courses 4 4 100
MAIS141B CHINESE Core Courses 4 4 100
MAIS141C KOREAN Core Courses 4 4 100
2 Semester - 2023 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
MAIS231 INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY Core Courses 4 4 100
MAIS232 US AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES Core Courses 4 4 100
MAIS233 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY Core Courses 4 4 100
MAIS234 SOUTH ASIA Core Courses 4 4 100
MAIS241A FRENCH Discipline Specific Elective Courses 4 4 100
MAIS241B CHINESE Discipline Specific Elective Courses 4 4 100
MAIS241C KOREAN Discipline Specific Elective Courses 4 4 100
MAIS291 INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS Interdisciplinary Elective Courses 4 4 100
MCN291 ECOLOGY AND MEDIA DISCOURSES Interdisciplinary Elective Courses 4 4 100
MEL291 BORDERS,MIGRATIONS,IDENTITIES Interdisciplinary Elective Courses 4 4 100
MSA291 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Interdisciplinary Elective Courses 60 4 100
3 Semester - 2022 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
MAIS331 STRATEGIC THOUGHT AND MAJOR ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY WORLD POLITICS Core Courses 4 4 100
MAIS332 INTERNATIONAL LAW Core Courses 4 4 100
MAIS333 CENTRAL ASIA AND RUSSIAN STUDIES Core Courses 4 4 100
MAIS334 COMPARATIVE POLITICS Core Courses 4 4 100
MAIS335 EAST AND SOUTH EAST ASIAN STUDIES Core Courses 4 4 100
MAIS382 SUMMER INTERNSHIP Core Courses 0 2 100
4 Semester - 2022 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
MAIS431 EUROPEAN STUDIES Core Courses 4 4 100
MAIS432 CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND PEACE STUDIES Core Courses 4 4 100
MAIS433 AFRICAN STUDIES Core Courses 4 4 100
MAIS434 WEST ASIA Core Courses 4 4 100
MAIS435 CHINA AND THE WORLD Core Courses 4 4 100
MAIS451 RESEARCH PAPER Core Courses 0 4 100
MAIS481 DISSERTATION - 0 2 100
    

    

Introduction to Program:

Master of Arts in International Studies (MAIS) is an inter-disciplinary programme; students integrate and apply knowledge across disciplines in order to analyze global issues and problems. It equips students with analytical and critical skills to understand contemporary international politics and prepare them for a range of professions that require knowledge of international affairs. The Programme is designed to provide graduates the expertise and skills appropriate for a range of public and private sector careers where an advanced knowledge and understanding of contemporary international societies is integral to their work.

Programme Outcome/Programme Learning Goals/Programme Learning Outcome:

PO1: Establish comprehension and have an in-depth and clear understanding of historical and contemporary global politics, its various actors and institutions.

PO2: Apply the knowledge in analyzing and bringing creative solutions to complex international issues through cooperation, conflict resolution, diplomacy and creative thinking.

PO3: Demonstrate critical, analytical, research, problem-solving, self-learning and communication skills required for a range of careers in public and private sectors and also for self-employment.

PO4: Demonstrate entrepreneurship, innovativeness, and continuous learning.

PO5: Exhibit dynamism, consultative decision-making, team building and such other leadership qualities.

PO6: Develop civic sense, inclusiveness, empathy, humility, integrity and display appreciation of diversity, environmental sensitivity and global perspective of issues.

Assesment Pattern

20% of the marks for Factual writing

60% of the marks for Interpretation, Analysis

20% of the marks for Writing style that arguments, cohesion, paragraphs and overall writing.  grammar,

 

Examination And Assesments

Continuous Internal Assessment   100 marks

CIA 1   Written assignments                                                 20 marks

CIA 2   Mid Semester  Examinations                                     50 marks

CIA 3    Written assignments and presentations                     20 marks

Attendance                                                                         10 marks.

End Semester Examinations                                                 100 Marks

MAIS131 - POLITICAL THEORY (2023 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:04

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

  

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

The course is divided into five modules. It will help students to understand the evolution and growth of modern political theory, and thereby relate more effectively to the challenges and debates in contemporary states, societies and cultures. The course seeks to attain the following objectives:

COURSE OBJECTIVES

CO1: To explore the core concepts, theories and debates of political theory so that students imbibe an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the paper. 

CO2: To encourage critical and reflective analysis and interpretation of political concepts and practices based on such a conceptual understanding.

CO3: To engage students critically and constructively with the challenges of an increasingly dynamic political theory and philosophy.

CO4: To develop an inquisitive attitude towards the current political concepts/issues and be able to understand the relevance of modern politcal theory to contemporary states and societies.

Course Outcome

CO1: Demonstrate an understanding of the major theories, their competing interpretations and debates.

CO2: Demonstrate greater clarity of the key concepts and their relationship to divergent ideological milieus, as well as maximisation of the SDG's

CO3: Display critical and analytical skills with appropriate knowledge and understanding of the core concepts, theories and debates, and use them as part of the political vocabulary of one's outlook and research.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:6
Nature and Significance of Political Theory
 

·       Nature and Significance of political theory

·       Major approaches in political theory

  •   Contemporatry debate on State Sovereignty
Unit-2
Teaching Hours:12
CONTEMPORARY DEBATES ON LIBERTY, EQUALITY, JUSTICE & RIGHTS
 
  • Liberty
  • Equality
  • Justice
  • Rights,
  • Power
Unit-3
Teaching Hours:12
CONTEMPORARY DEBATES ON POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES:
 

·       Liberalism

·        Conservatism

·        Socialism

·       Fascism

·       Nationalism

  •  Gandhism
Unit-4
Teaching Hours:18
Contemporary debates in Polirtcal Theory
 

·       Social Contract 

·       Marxist Theory

·       Behavioralism & Post Behavioralism,

·       Systems theory

·       Communication theory

·       Post-Modernism

·       Feminism 

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:12
State-Society Interface
 

·       The economy and society

·       Political culture, identity and legitimacy

·       Mass media and political communication

  •  Groups, interests and movements
Text Books And Reference Books:

ESSENTIAL REFERENCES

 
  1. Heywood, Andrew (2012). Politics. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  2. Heywood, Andrew (2012). Political Ideologies. New Delhi: Palgrave Macmillan.
  3. Gerald, Gaus F., Kukathas, C, (2011) Handbook of Political Theory, Sage, London
  4. Rawls, J. (1971). A Theory of Justice. Harvard University Press.
  5. Nozick, R. (1974). Anarchy, State, and Utopia (Vol. 5038). New York: Basic Books.
  6. Lisa, Harrison, Little, A, Lock E (Eds) (2015) Politics: The Key Concepts, Routledge, New York
  7. Bhargava, Rajeev (2008) ‘What is Political Theory’, in Bhargava, R and Acharya, A. (eds.) Political Political Theory: An Introduction. New Delhi: Pearson Longman, pp. 2-40.
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

RECOMMENDED REFERENCES

 

 

1.     Johari, J.C. (2012). Contemporary Political Theory. New Delhi: Sterling.

  1. M.J.Vinod and Meena Deshpande, (2016). Contemporary Political Theory. New Delhi: PHI Learning.
  2. Gokhale, B.K. (2006). Political Science: Theory and Governmental Machinery. Mumbai: Himalaya Publishing House.
  3. Marsh, D. and Stoker, G. (Eds.). (2002). Theory and Methods in Political Science. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  4. Hay, C. et al. (Eds.). (2006). The State: Theories and Issues. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  5. Menon, K. (2008) ‘Sovereignty’, in Bhargava, R and Acharya, A. (eds.) Political Theory: An Introduction. New Delhi: Pearson Longman, pp. 158-169.
  6. Cohen, M. and Fermon, N. (Eds.). (1996). Princeton Readings in Political Thought: Essential Texts Since Plato. New Jersey: Princeton University Press
  7. Sabine, G.H. and Thorson, T.L. (1973). A History of Political Theory. New Delhi: OUP and IBH.
  8. Vincent, A. (2004), The Nature of Political Theory. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 19-80.
  9. Laski, H.J. (2007). Grammar of Politics. New Delhi: Surjeet.
  10. Gauba, O.P. (2010), An Introduction to Political Theory, Macmillan Publishers, Delhi.
  11. Nandy, Ashis. “An anti-secularist manifesto”, Gandhi’s significance for today (1989): 244-264.
Evaluation Pattern

EVALUATION PATTERN

 

CIA-1:  20marks 

CIA-2:  50 marks 

CIA -3: 20 marks 

End Semester exams: 100 marks

MAIS132 - PRINCIPLES OF INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS (2023 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

 

Course Description:

 This is a principles-level course in International Economics for non-majors. International economics is the area of economics concerning transactions and interactions between agents (consumers, firms and governments) of different countries. The main goal is to introduce students to general principles of both international microeconomics and international macroeconomics.

First part of the course deals with basic microeconomics concepts and tools like demand and supply, cost and revenue, market structure and its types (1stand 2nd unit) after learning tools of economics 3rd unit focuses on international trade and gains from trade. Initially, we will see the main theories explaining international trade: who benefits from trade, why certain trade patterns appear, how international trade is related to income distribution, etc. Then in unit 4, we will focus on international trade policy: what are the instruments to encourage or discourage trade, why trade is not as prevalent as the theory would imply, and what are the main arguments for and against free trade. Unit 5 and 6 deals with balance of payment and exchange rate system, it’s important to understand these concepts in order to frame a correct policy for the economic growth and development in the era of globalization and liberalization. The last part of the course will focus on international macroeconomics, or open economy macroeconomics. It will go over exchange rate determination, the interaction between exchange rates, interest rates, inflation, and aggregate output; and discuss international monetary systems.

 Course Objectives

 

•        Introduce students to principles in international economics.

•        Provide a basic understanding of the workings of international trade, foreign exchange determination etc.

•        Develop economic reasoning and approach towards international relations

Course Outcome

CO1: Identify and distinguish different types of market structure and its influence on the economy and the society.

CO2: Analyze the role of free trade, in achieving economic growth and development andGive solutions about the problems of free trade

CO3: Identify the inefficiencies created due to presence of trade policies and regional trade agreement in the market.

CO4: Design the solutions for the economy to connect internationally and improve trade relations with the rest of the world.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Introduction to Principles of International Economics
 

Introduction to economics, Production Possibility Frontier, Basics: Supply and Demand, Market Equilibrium,. Opportunity cost, Isoquants, Indifference Curve Analysis., Types of Market structure

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:8
Market Structure: Price and Output Determination
 

Cost and Revenue Analysis, types of cost, types of revenue, Price and output determination under different types of market structure.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:8
Gains from Trade
 

Theories of International Trade:  Absolute & Comparative Advantage Theory, Heckscher-Ohlin Theory,  Terms of Trade, Factors affecting ToT, Economic Growth and Development, Factor Endowment growth , Prebisch-Singer Thesis, Immiserising Growth-Jadgish Bhagwati

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:8
Trade Policy Instruments
 

  1. Tariffs and its Effects
  2. Non Tariff Trade Barriers-import quotas, voluntary export agreements, subsidies, buy national policies, product and safety standards, and content requirements.
  3. Other Instruments of Trade Policy

Free Trade Vs Protection

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:8
Balance of payment
 

  1. Balance of Trade Vs BOP
  2. Accounts in BOP
  3. Disequilibrium in BOP and its effects
  4. Measures to Correct BOP
Unit-6
Teaching Hours:8
Exchange Rates and Open-economy Macroeconomics
 

 

  1. Foreign Exchange Markets and Systems
  2. Theories of Exchange Rate Determination- Mint Theory,
  3. Purchasing power parity Theory
  4. BOP theory
Unit-7
Teaching Hours:10
Macro-Economic Issues and Policies
 

National Income,

Aggregate demand and supply,

Inflation,

Unemployment,

Fiscal policy and monetary policy,

Exim Policy.

Text Books And Reference Books:

—  International Economics – Cherunilam

—  International Economics – Dominick Salvatore

—  International Economics – H.G Mannur

—  International Economics – Raj Kumar

—  International Economics- Bo Sodersten

—  International Economics- Robert J. Carbaugh

—  International Economics: Theory and Policy - Paul R. Krugman and Maurice Obstfeld

—  Textbook of Economics – William Boyes & Michael Melvin

 Deviga Vengedasalam, Karunagaran Madhavan: Principles of Economics. 3 rd Edition

Krugman, Obstfeld, Melitz. International Economics: Theory and Policy, 10th Edition, 2012. Pearson.

Rajkumar: International economics, latest edition. Excel book

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

International Economics – Cherunilam

—  International Economics – Dominick Salvatore

—  International Economics – H.G Mannur

—  International Economics – Raj Kumar

—  International Economics- Bo Sodersten

—  International Economics- Robert J. Carbaugh

—  International Economics: Theory and Policy - Paul R. Krugman and Maurice Obstfeld

—  Textbook of Economics – William Boyes & Michael Melvin

 

Evaluation Pattern

 

  • CIA I – Class Test / Assignment / Presentation            – 10%
  • CIA II – Mid Semester Examination                                – 25%

  • CIA III – Class Test / Assignment / Presentation             – 10%

  • Attendance                                                                    – 05%

  • End Semester Examination                                              – 50%

 

                                                                                                    TOTAL 100%

 

 

 

MAIS133 - INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS THEORY (2023 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

 

The study of international relations takes a wide range of theoretical approaches. Some emerge from within the discipline itself; others have been imported, in whole or in part, from disciplines such as economics or sociology. This course introduces students to some of the most important theory and practice for studying international relations. It provides a fairly comprehensive overview of the major political developments and events starting from the twentieth century. Students are expected to learn about the key milestones in world history and equip them with the tools to understand and analyze the same from different perspectives. The aim of the course is to understand International relations and its multidisciplinary nature where the student will be accommodated with contemporary trend of multidisciplinary discourse.

 

 

Course Outcome

CO1: Demonstrate analytical aptitude to studying various concepts and theories of International Relations

CO2: Identify and describe the main similarities and differences among the major IR theories.

CO3: Understand the historical evolution of IR theory over the course of time

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
PERSPECTIVES IN IR
 

International Relations: Meaning, nature, scope and importance; Meaning, elements, evaluation of national power, Approaches to International Peace: Balance of Power; Collective Security; Disarmament and arms control and War

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS THOUGHT
 

Emmanuel Kant on perpetual peace, Hugo Grotius on International Relation, Karl Smith, Thucydides, Confucius, Arthashastra, Thomas Hobbes, Aquinas.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
 

Idealism, Realism, Liberalism, Neo-Realism and Neo-Liberalism, System theory  World Systems, Functionalism and Neo-functionalism, New-world order, Dependency theory, Game theory and Marxist approaches

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
CONTEMPORARY IR THEORY
 

Historical sociology, Normative theory, Social Constructivism, Postmodernism, post- colonialism, critical theory and Neo- Marxist Approaches in IR

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:15
Alternative approaches to IR theory
 

Non-traditional Security threats in International Relations, Green Politics in International Relations, Globalization and new orders of non-State actors, and Feminist Theories, Language and Symbols in International Relations

Text Books And Reference Books:

Nicholson, M. International Relations: A Concise Introduction. New York: Palgrave, 2002. 1-4. Print.

Smith, M. and R. Little. “Introduction.” Perspectives on World Politics. New York: Routledge, 2000. 1-17. Print.  

Baylis, John and Steve Smith. The Globalization of World Politics. An Introduction to International Relations. 4thedn. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. 1-6. Print. 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Nicholson, M. International Relations: A Concise Introduction. New York: Palgrave, 2002. 1-4. Print.

Cox, M. “From the Cold War to the War on Terror.” The Globalization of World Politics. An Introduction to International Relations. Eds. John Baylis and Steve Smith. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. 141-155. Print.

Bull, H. “The Balance of Power and International Order”. Perspectives on World Politics. New York: Routledge, 2000. 1-17. Print.

Dunne, T. “Liberalism.”The Globalization of World Politics. An Introduction to International Relations. Eds. John Baylis and Steve Smith. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. 185-203. Print.

Keohane, R.O. and Joseph S. Nye. “Trans-governmental Relations and the International Organisation.” Perspectives on World Politics. Eds. M. Smith and R. Little. New York: Routledge, 2000. 229-241. Print.

Moravcsik, Andrew. “Taking Preferences Seriously: A Liberal Theory of International Politics.” International Organisation51.4 (1997): 513-553. Print.

Keohane, Robert O. and Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Power and Interdependence. 3rd edn., Addison-Wesley, 2000. 3-52. Print.

Snyder, Jack. Myths of Empire: Domestic Politics and International Ambition. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1991. Print.

Tickner, Ann J. “You Just Don’t Understand: Troubles Engagements Between Feminists and IR Theorists.” International Studies Quarterly 41.4 (1997, December): 611-632. Print.

Peterson, Spike. Gendered States: Feminist (Re)Visions of International Relations Theory. Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1992. Print.

Enloe, Cynthia. Bananas, Beaches and Bases: Making Feminist Sense of International Politics. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989. Print.

Cohn, Carol and Cynthia Weber. “Missions, Men and Masculinities.” International Feminist Journal of Politics 1.4: 435-451. Print. 

 Moravcsik, Andrew. “Taking Preferences Seriously: A Liberal Theory of International Politics.” International Organisation51.4 (1997): 513-553. Print. 

Keohane, Robert O. and Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Power and Interdependence. 3rdedn., Addison-Wesley, 2000. 3-52. Print. 

Halliday, F. Rethinking International Relations. London: Macmillan, 1994. 147-166. Print. 

Nicholson, M. International Relations: A Concise Introduction. New York: Palgrave, 2002.120-122. Print. 

Galtung, J. “A Structural Theory of Imperialism.”Perspectives on World Politics. Eds. M. Smith and R. Little. New York: Routledge, 2000. 292-304. Print.

Wallerstein, I. “The Rise and Future Demise of World Capitalist System: Concepts for Comparative Analysis.” Perspectives on World Politics. Eds. M. Smith and R. Little. New York: Routledge, 2000. 292-304. Print. 

Evaluation Pattern

CIA I – Class Test / Assignment / Presentation – 10% 

CIA II – Mid Semester Examination – 25%

CIA III – Class Test / Assignment / Presentation – 10% 

 Attendance – 05%

 End Semester Examination – 50%

 TOTAL 100%

MAIS134 - WORLD HISTORY (2023 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES: : It is essential to understand how the contemporary world, its priorities and articulations are rooted in the modern period. Broadly identified as beginning from 1800’s and lasting till 1950’s, Modernism was a conceptual movement that influenced the progress of History and Culture of the entire world. It was this pre war world that engineered the historical, political, social, economic and cultural sensibilities of Contemporary period and hence it becomes crucial to understanding International Relations. 

Course Outcome

CO1: Correlate the history of the world in a holistic manner, by understanding the process through which histories of different areas are interlinked with politics, society and culture.

CO2: Apply, trace and link the ideas, debates and practices of the contemporary society with that of the pre war period.

CO3: Critically analyse the context in which the present global history is shaping up and link it to issues of environment and gender.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:18
Europe in 19th C .
 

Liberalism and Nationalism in the early 19th century b) Social Darwinism c) Nationalism and nation States: Unification of Italy and Germany. d) The Romantic era: Concerns and Features- Romanticism  and Musical Nationalism of Richard Wagner – Romanticism in Art and Literature of Goya and Wolfgang von Gothe -Intellectual background of Romanticism: Kant, Hegel and Marx

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Africa and Colonialism
 

Colonialism in Africa b) Pre colonial and colonial Africa : European presence  c)Scramble for Africa d) Consolidation of colonial rule: Raw materials and markets, peasant producers, economic impact, early expressions of nationalism.

 e)The People and Cultures of Africa: Religion and Society in early Africa,

  African literature and literary movements, impact of African culture on the West.           

 

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:13
Asia between 18th and early 20th centuries.
 

a)      Ruptures in Ottomanization,and the issue of eastern question

b)       Arab nationalism – Arabia during the world wars.

c)      Western interventions and regional friction in China: Anglo Chinese confrontations, revolution and the republic-   Japan: Period of assertion 1860 to 1920.           

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:14
The Americas
 

a)      USA: Formation of national identity – Struggle for nationhood: westward expansion and  the civil war – Idea of USA: i)The age of Jazz ii) Literature: Emerson and David Thoreau iii) Architecture: Frank Lyod Wright 

b)      Early colonial empires in Latin America: Portugal, Spain and France, the age of conquistadores,  Portuguese empire in the Atlantic,

c)   Plantation economy, Slave trade and its impact on Europe.

c) Colonial culture and liberation movements.      

Text Books And Reference Books:

1. Sneh Mahajan, Issues in Twentieth Century World History, Macmillan,2010   2010                            

2. Kevin Shillington, History of Africa, Palgrave Macmillan 2012

3. Edited, US History, Rice University, 2017

4.Meenaxi Phukan, Rise of the Modern West, Trinity Press 1998

                                                                            

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1.        Hobsbawm, Eric. Age of Extreme: The Short Twentieth Century 1914-1991. London:  Abacus, 1995. 

2.  Carr, E.H. International Relations between the Two World Wars: 1919 – 1939. NewYork: Palgrave, 2004.

3. Taylor, A.J.P. The Origins of the Second World War. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1961.

4.      Carrthuthers, S.L. “International History, 1900- 1945.”The Globalisation of World Politics. An Introduction to International Relations. Eds. John Baylis and Steve Smith.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005

6      Calvocoressi, P. World Politics: 1945 – 2000. Essex: Pearson, 2005.

7.     Scott, L. “International History, 1945 – 1990.” The Globalisation of World Politics An Introduction to International Relations. Eds. John Baylis and Steve Smith.

 

 

Evaluation Pattern

SCHEME OF VALUATION

CIA I – Class Test / Assignment / Presentation                     10%

CIA II – Mid Semester Examination                                      25%

CIA III – Research Topic                                                      10%

Attendance                                                                              05%

End Semester Examination                                                     50%                                        

TOTAL                                                                        100%

 

   Scheme of Evaluation: For all Sections     

50% of the marks for Factual writin

 40% of the marks for Interpretation, Analysis                                                             

 10% of the marks for Writing style that include  grammar, vocabulary, spelling ,presentation

MAIS135 - INDIAN FOREIGN POLICY (2023 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Indian foreign policy reflects the perceptions and priorities of our political, economic and military leaderships from time to time in relation to the neighbourhood, middle and big powers. This is evidenced from the continuity and change in Indian national security and foreign policy.

 

The objective of this course is to introduce students to the mechanics of foreign policy making and the issues that influence the policy in order for them to develop a perspective on the emerging trends in Indian foreign policy

Course Outcome

CO1: Understand the basic features and determinants of Indian foreign policy;

CO2: Comprehend the foreign policy making mechanisms and appreciate the complexities involved

CO3: Appreciate the role of various Prime Ministers on the foreign policy making;

CO4: Analyse the India?s neighbourhood policy

CO5: Know the history and current India?s policy with regards to global and regional powers.

CO6: Examine India?s foreign economic and nuclear policies.

CO7: Appraise the continuity and change in India?s foreign policies

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:4
Foundations of Indian Foreign Policy
 

Doctrinal Aspects; Determinants: domestic and international; Evolution of Indian foreign policy, pre-Independence, post-Independence, Non Aligned Movement, Cold War and Security Politics

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:8
Making of India's Foreign Policy
 

Institutions, Structure, and Processes:Structure of Indian Government, Political System, Ministry of External Affairs, Prime Minister’s Office, Research & Analysis Wing, Role of Think Tanks, Media,  Role of the Prime ministers

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
India's Relations with its Neighbours
 

Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan and South-East Asia

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
India's Relations with World Powers
 

US, Russian Federation, PRC, Japan, and European Union

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:8
India's Relations with Regional Powers
 

Israel, East and West Asia, African Countries, Australia and South America.

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:8
India's Foreign Economic Policy
 

Interaction with Global and Regional Institutionsand Grouping (UN, IMF & WB, WTO, ASEAN-ARF, APEC, EU, IBSA, SAARC

Unit-7
Teaching Hours:6
India's Nuclear and Defense Policy
 

Genesis, Doctrines, Evolutionary Trajectory, Emerging Dimensions.

Unit-8
Teaching Hours:6
Continuity and Change in 21st Century
 

Non-Alignment,Terrorism, Energy Security, Indian Diaspora

Text Books And Reference Books:

Bajpai, Kanti, Basit, Saira, Krishnappa, V. eds., India’s grand Stategy: History, theory, cases (2014)

Bandyopadhyaya, J,  The Making of India's Foreign Policy: Determinants, Institutions, Processes, And Personalities, Bombay: Allied Publishers, 1970.

C. Raja Mohan, Crossing the Rubicon: The Shaping of India's New Foreign Policy, New Delhi: Penguin Books, 2005.

J. N. Dixit, Indian Foreign Policy and its Neighbours, New Delhi: Gyan Publishing, 2001.

Ganguly, Sumit, ed., India’s foreign Policy (2010)

Ghosh, Anjali, Chakrobroti,Tridib,  Anindyo Jyoti Majumdar and Shibashis Chatterjee, eds.,India’s Foreign Policy, New Delhi: Pearson, 2009.

Jetly, Nancy and Rajendra Prasad, India's Foreign Policy: Challenges And Prospects, New Delhi: Vikas Pub. House, 1999.

Kapoor A and A. J. Wison, The Foreign Policy of India and her Neighbours. 1995.

Malone, David, Rajamohan C, (Eds) Oxford Handbook of Indian Foreign Policy, Oxford university Press 2015

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Bajpai, Kanti, Basit, Saira, Krishnappa, V. eds., India’s grand Stategy: History, theory, cases (2014)

 

Nehru,J awaharlal,  India's Foreign Policy: Selected Speeches, September 1946-April 1961, New Delhi: Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India, 1961.

Nancy Jetly and Rajendra Prasad, India's Foreign Policy: Challenges And Prospects, New Delhi: Vikas Pub. House, 1999.

Muni, S.D., India’s foreign Policy, The Democracy Dimension (2009)

Tharoor, Shashi Reasons of State: Political development and India’s foreign policy under Indira Gandhi (1982)

Evaluation Pattern

SCHEME OF VALUATION

·         CIA I – Class Test / Assignment / Presentation  – 10%

·         CIA II – Mid Semester Examination                  – 25%

·         CIA III – Class Test / Assignment / Presentation  10%

·         Attendance                                                     – 05%

·         End Semester Examination                               – 50%

 

                                                                     TOTAL 100%

MAIS141A - FRENCH (2023 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

'Travailler en français en entreprise' is a professional French course at elementary level (A1/A2). It has been designed for students whose French is part of the professional project, or people already integrated into the world of work.

'Travailler en français en entreprise' (French in business) is a pragmatic method, based on an action-based approach: students are regularly put in situations through role plays and case studies. The professional situations and the tasks proposed are varied and realistic and thus give rise to written and oral productions close to the authentic.

'Travailler en français en entreprise' (French in business) includes ten units that address a wide range of topics related to the business world.

Course Outcome

CO1: Students will be able to listen and understand basic French texts

CO2: read, understand and apply rules in French grammar/ translation

CO3: write sentences / dialogues in French

CO4: be familiar with French culture

CO5: : have minimal exchanges with French clientele

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:12
Salutations - Greetings
 

Introducing oneself, others / Basic expressions

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:12
Faire Connaissance - Getting to know
 

The unit includes a conversation, document, vocabulary, know-how and case studies

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:12
Vie professionnelle, vie personnelle - Professional and Personal life
 

The unit includes a conversation, document, vocabulary, know-how and case studies

 

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:12
Traiter un problème - Dealing with a problem
 

The unit includes a conversation, document, vocabulary, know-how and case studies

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:12
Voyager pour affaires - Travelling for business
 

The unit includes a conversation, document, vocabulary, know-how and case studies

Text Books And Reference Books:
 

Travailler en français en entreprise - Méthode de français sur objectifs spécifiques - Niveaux A1 /A2 du CECR - Bernard GILLMANN - Edition Didier 2007

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

French Course Grammar - Bertenshaw, French websites like Bonjour de France, Fluent U, Learn French Lab, Point du FLE etc

Evaluation Pattern

CIA 1 - Quiz on simple grammar / Basic expressions / Role Play

CIA 2 - Written test

CIA 3 - Quiz on various aspects of France and French / Test of the four skills 

MAIS141B - CHINESE (2023 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Given the growing influence of China in the changing world order and the fact that Chinese language is one of the 6 official languages of UN, this basic level course offers an opportunity to the International Studies students to discover and learn this much intriguing ancient, east asian language perceived as the most difficult in the world.

This beginner’s level course will:

  • introduce students to the basics of Chinese language and culture,
  • help them develop basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills,
  • prepare them for HSK (level 1), an international standardized exam conducted by Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban, a public institution) in affiliation with the Government of China
  • and also lay a good foundation for studying or working in a chinese speaking environment.

Course Outcome

CO1: Be able to understand and have basic communication in given situations.

CO2: Be able to identify and write characters covered in the semester and pronounce the Chinese words correctly

CO3: Demonstrate an understanding of brief history of the language as well as it?s unique features and appreciate the linguistic and cultural differences

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:16
Xiexie: retroflex, tone and spelling rules, radicals, compound strokes
 
  • Part one: initials j, q, x, finals beginning with 'i',  finals beginning with ü
  • Part two: initials z, c, s, the final 'i'
  • Part three: finar 'er', retroflex ending, the tone sandhi "bù不"
  • Part four: summary of spelling rules, omission of syllables, review of phonetics, compound strokes(1), radicals
Unit-1
Teaching Hours:16
Ni hao : pinyin, tones, characters, putonghua
 
  • Part One: the basic sounds, initials b, p, m, f, d, t, n, l, single finals, tones
  • Part two: initials g, k, h, compound finals, nasal finals, third tone sandhi
  • Part three: Initials zh, ch, sh, r, final -i, finals that begin with 'u'
  • part four: tone sandhi "yi 一", rules of the separation of symbols, origin of Chinese characters, basic strokes, stroke order, fun with Chinese characters
Unit-1
Teaching Hours:16
Numbers, days and date
 
  • 1 to 10, days of the week
  • 11 to 100 months, date
  • Numbers in Chinese culture

 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:16
Initiation: Introduction to the language, country and the Text Book
 

 

  • greeting and ice breaking
  • experiencing the country its culture and language
  • introducing the course and the book
  • a brief history of the language

 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
How have you been lately?
 
  1. Functions:Daily greetings, Asking about one's name, Greeting others 
  2. Language points: "mā吗" questions, sentence with adjectival predicate, position of the adverb "yě也" word order in Chinese
  3. Chinese characters: components, interrelationship between strokes, compound strokes(2), chinese radicals 亻, 讠, 木, 辶
  4. Cultural knowledge: Simplified Chinese characters
Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Which country do you come from?
 
  1. Functions: Introducing others, asking someone's surname, nationality, likes, dislikes, saying goodbye, identifying items
  2. Language points: "shì是" questions, interrogative phrases with "什么shénme" and "哪na", conjunction "和hé", the position of the adverb "都dōu"
  3. Chinese characters: left-right structure, top-bottom structure, enclosed structure, radicals 饣, 口
  4. Cultural knowledge: Chinese dictionaries
Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
How many people are there in your family?
 
  1. Functions: Asking about one's family, age, profession, entertaining guests
  2. Language points: “有you” sentences, modifier expressing possession, measure word, interrogative sentences "谁shéi“ and “几ii”, adverb “hái还”
  3. Chinese characters: common left-right structure, radicals 艹,  
  4. Cultural knowledge: Forms of address for family members and relatives
Unit-5
Teaching Hours:10
What time do you have class tomorrow?
 
  1. Functions: Talking about sudying(1), making a date, asking about time(1), one's major
  2. Language points: a time word as an adverbial, verb/adjective-not-verb/adjective questions, "呢ne"questions
  3. Chinese characters: common top-bottom structure, radicals 刀, 日
  4. Cultural knowledge: The educational system of China
Unit-6
Teaching Hours:4
HSK 1 : an introduction
 
  1. pattern, vocabulary, sentence structures
  2. mock tests
Text Books And Reference Books:
  • New Practical Chinese Reader Textbook 1 3rd edition Beijing Language and Culture University press 2015
  • New Practical Chinese Reader Workbook 1 3rd edition Beijing Language and Culture University press 2016
  • HSK vocabulary and mock tests
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
  • HSK standard course 1
  • HSK standard workbook 1
  • A concise Chinese Grammmar by Guo Zhenhua
  • Fun with Chinese characters 
  • HSK 1 Storybook
  • Fluentu, Chinesepod and many other online resources
Evaluation Pattern
  • CIA 1 20 (10%)
  • CIA II 50 (25%)
  • CIA III 20 (10%)
  • End Sem 100 (50%)
  • Attendance (5%)
  • Total : 100%

MAIS141C - KOREAN (2023 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The objective of this course is to introduce students to the fundamentals of the Korean language and develop their proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding Korean. By the end of the course, students will have a solid foundation in basic Korean grammar, vocabulary, and sentence structures, enabling them to engage in simple conversations and comprehend written texts at the beginner level.

Course Outcome

CO1: Demonstrate understanding of the Korean alphabet (Hangeul) and correctly pronounce and write Korean syllables.

CO2: Recognize and use a basic range of Korean vocabulary related to everyday life, including greetings, introductions, numbers, time, dates, and common activities.

CO3: Acquire cultural knowledge related to Korean customs, traditions, and etiquette, enhancing their ability to communicate effectively with Korean speakers and appreciate the Korean culture.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:8
Introduction to the Korean Alphabet (Hangeul)
 
  • Lesson 1: Learning Hangeul (1) (vowels and consonants
  • Lesson 2: Learning Hangeul (2) (Syllable formation and word pronunciation)

 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:8
Greetings and Basic Expressions
 

·      Lesson 3: Classroom Korean and Greetings

 ·      Lesson 4: I’m a graduate student. (Asking and answering personal questions)

·      Lesson 5: What is this? (Asking names of objects and responding)

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:8
Daily Life and Activities
 

·      Lesson 6: Do you have any tissues? (Asking and answering about ownership)

·      Lesson 7: Please give me some orange juice. (Making requests, Expressing quantities)

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Describing actions and properties
 

·      Lesson 8: What are you doing? (Asking and answering about present actions)

·      Lesson 9: Where do you go? (Expressing destination of movement)

·      Lesson 10: What tastes delicious? (Basic adjectives, Expressing negatives)

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:8
Numbers, Time, and Dates
 

·      Lesson 11: How much is it? (Buying things)

·      Lesson 12: When is the final test? (Discussing time, days, dates and events)

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:6
Basic Grammar and Sentence Structure
 

·      Lesson 13: It’s cold outside. (Asking and answering about the weather)

·      Lesson 14: Where is the bookshop? (Asking and answering about locations)

 

 

Unit-7
Teaching Hours:6
Cultural sensitivity in language use
 

·      Lesson 15: Korean culture and Etiquette (group presentations)

Text Books And Reference Books:
  • I Love Korean 1 사랑해요한국어 1 - Student's Book (English and Korean Edition)by Seoul National University Language Education Institute
  • I Love Korean 1 사랑해요한국어 1 - Workbook (English and Korean Edition)by Seoul National University Language Education Institute
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
  • I Love Korean 1 사랑해요 한국어 1 - Student's Book (English and Korean Edition)by Seoul National University Language Education Institute
  • I Love Korean 1 사랑해요 한국어 1 - Workbook (English and Korean Edition)by Seoul National University Language Education Institute
Evaluation Pattern
  • CIA 1 20 (10%)
  • CIA II 50 (25%)
  • CIA III 20 (10%)
  • End Sem 100 (50%)
  • Attendance (5%)
  • Total : 100%

MAIS231 - INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY (2023 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course is an introduction to International Political Economy (IPE), an interdisciplinary field that focuses on the interplay between politics and economics .The world economic system is now highly integrated, as reflected in the increased cross- border flows of goods and capital and in the sustained activity of institutions like the World Trade Organization, European Union and SAARC. International Political Economy can act as either the make or break factor in the prosperity of nation-states. Invariably nation-states operate in a global context with an economic dimension which explains the importance of this paper. The dynamics of  interdependence which characterizes the web of economic activities like political decisions to join a monetary union or commit to economic policies that dilute political authority and power has the tendency to impact national economies with unforeseen ramifications. For instance, the flow of long-term capital into a state and access to foreign trade markets can help poorer countries to develop economically and strengthen a state's authority .To that extent, the four key areas that comprise IPE are: trade, monetary and fiscal policies, foreign direct investment and development.

Course Outcome

CO 1: Conceptualise and briefly explain the theoretical frames of international political economy.

CO 2: To trace the evolution of the international political economy up to the period of neoliberalism.

CO 3: Use the basic tools of economics and political science to analyse the nature of international economic competition and interdependence.

CO 4: To explain and analyse the dynamics of financial liberalisation, sovereign debt crisis and the politics of economic distribution.

CO 5: Define economic regionalism and analyse the Euro-zone crisis

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Perspectives on IPE: Concepts and theories
 

Introduction to IPE, Types of Economic System, Theories of IPE: Economic Liberalism, Economic Nationalism, and Economic
Structuralism, The role of markets and states in the global economy, Developing economies and its features/characteristics, The Mahalanobis Model in India, Political and Economic indicators/variables of an economy.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:8
The International Trade Regime
 

The post-WWII GATT trade regime; the creation and record of the WTO; The domestic politics of International Trade, Trade theories: absolute and comparative in short, International trade relations.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:8
The International Monetary Regime
 

Gold Standard Era, The Bretton Woods monetary regime; The collapse of Bretton Woods in the 1970s;East Asian crisis 1998, The road to the financial crisis of 2008, IMF, World Bank

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:6
Regional Integration
 

What is Regional Integrations? , Different forms of regional integration;The costs and benefits of regional integration; The evolution and record of; G-7, G-77, ASEAN, SAARC, EU, NAFTA etc.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:10
The International Economy
 

Business/trade cycle theories,Strategies of Development;Sustainable Development, Globalization: concepts of globalization, Waves of Globalization, The future of Globalization; Globalization & Poverty.Prospects of Global Governance, Multi-National Corporations

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:8
The Rise of China the Challenge to US Economic Hegemony
 

China’s development strategy since the 1970s; Chinese economic accomplishments and challenges; Implications of China’s economic development for the US

Unit-7
Teaching Hours:8
The International Politics of Energy
 

The evolution of international oil politics and oil prices since WWII;The role of OPEC; Asia’s growing thirst for energy; The debate over peak oil.

Text Books And Reference Books:

1. Mankiw,G–Principles of Economics-2ndEdition (2004)- South-Western  Publishers.

2. Beard, Jennifer. The political economy of desire: international law, development and the nation state. New York: Routledge-Cavendish, 2006. Print.

3. Watson, Alison M S. Introduction to International Political Economy.2004. Print.

4. Goddard C Roe. International Political Economy: State Market Relations in a changing global order. New Delhi: Viva Books, 2005, Print.

5. Goddard Roe.C. International Political Economy. New Delhi: Viva Books Private Limited. 2005. Print.

6. Carbaugh, Robert J. International Economics, Thomson, South- Western Publishers


Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Sridharan, E. International Relations Theory and South Asia: Security, Political

Economy, Domestic Politics, Identities, and Images. Oxford: Oxford University, 2011.

Print.

Evaluation Pattern

SCHEME OF VALUATION

1.     CIA I – Class Test / Assignment / Presentation – 10%

2.     CIA II – Mid Semester Examination – 25%

3.     CIA III – Research Topic – 10%

4.     Attendance – 05%

 

5.     End Semester Examination – 50% 

MAIS232 - US AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (2023 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description:The United States has been a dominant force of global significance afterthe Second World War and Latin America remains a precursor to theGlobal South in several ways since early 19th century when most ofLatin American states were decolonised. To capture this scenario, thiscourselooksatsomekeyeventsandprocesses from foreign policyperspective.IttracestheevolutionoftheAmericanforeignpolicywitha historical perspective and brings its contemporary nuances. Brazil andArgentina comprise main focus in the Latin American leg of the course.

Course Objectives: 

1.Torelatespecific eventsandprocessestolargeronesontheUS annd Latin America.

 

2.To Make an informed estimate of future trends in U.S. politics and/or foreign policy based on existing theories and evidence;

3. Tolearntopredictthecourseofactionthecountriesmighttakebased on the past decisions.

Course Outcome

CO1: CO 1: The student is able to review the existing literature and acquire a broad knowledge and understanding of history, geopolitics, political culture, and political economy in the United States and Latin America.

CO2: Sharpen structured writing skills and communication on issues relevant to the area.

CO3: Refinetheirapproachandacademicattitudetolookat the pressing issues in the United States and Latin America from a foreign policy perspective.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:20
US Foreign Policy
 

Evolution of US Foreign Policy- Munroe Doctrine, Neutrality, Exceptionalism, World War I & II

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:20
Cold War and its Impact
 
  • US and the Cold War:  Marshall Plan, Truman Doctrine, Korean War, Vietnam War, Cuban Missile Crisis, Nuclear competition, Arms race and Détente.
  • US Foreign Policy during 1980s. End of the cold war and US’ unipolarity
  • New Frontiers of American Foreign Policy in the post-cold war era-  Global War on Terror, Clinton, Bush, Obama, Trump and Biden administrations, Climate Change and American Foreign Policy, Nuclear policy of the United States
Unit-3
Teaching Hours:20
Foreign Policy of Brazil , Argentina, Venezuela and Cuba
 
  • Foundations of Brazil’s Foreign Policy, Brazil’s role in Latin American politics, Brazil US relations
  • Foundations of Argentina’s Foreign Policy, Argentina’s  role in Latin American politics, Argentina-US relations
  • Foundations of Venezuela and Cuba's Foreign Policy
Text Books And Reference Books:

Bruce Jentleson, American Foreign Policy: The Dynamics of Choice in the 21st Century.

Walter Russell Mead, Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World. London: Routledge, 2002.

Stewart Patrick and Shepherd Foreman, Multilateralism and U.S. Foreign Policy: Ambivalent Engagement, Colorado: Lynne Rienner, 2002.

Robert J. Pauly Jr., U.S. Foreign Policy and the Persian Gulf: Safeguarding American Interest through Selective Multilateralism, Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing House, 2005.

Joyce P. Kaufman, A Concise History of U.S. Foreign Policy, Oxford: Rowman and Littlefield,2006. Robert J. Art. and Seyom Brown, U.S. Foreign Policy: The Search for a New Role, Michigan:University of Michigan Press, 2008.

Marian Doris Irish and Elke Frank, U.S. Foreign Policy: Context, Conduct, Content, Michigan:University of Michigan Press, 2006.

Fausto Boris, A Concise History of Brazil. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Chacel, Julian M., Pamela S. Falk and David V. Fleisacher, eds., Brazil’s Economic and Political Future. Boulder: Westview Press, 1988.

Child, Jack, Geopolitics and Conflict in South America: Quarrels Among Neighbors. New York:Praeger, 1985.

Child, Jack, Antarctica and South American Geopolitics: Frozen Lebensraum. New York:Praeger, 1988.

Carranza, Mario Esteban, South American Free Trade Area Or Free Trade Area of the Americas? Open Regionalism and the Future of Regional Economic Integration in SouthAmerica. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000.

Leslie Bethall, ed., Brazil: Empire to Republic, 1822-1930. Cambridge: Cambridge UniversityPress, 1989.

Becker, Bertha K. and Claudio A.G. Elgar, Brazil: A New Regional Power in the WorldEconomy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

Roett, Riordan, Brazil: Politics of a Patrimonial Society. New York: Praeger Special Studies.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Bruce Jentleson, American Foreign Policy: The Dynamics of Choice in the 21st Century.

John Ikenberry, American Foreign Policy: Theoretical Essays. 5th Edition.

James McCormick, American Foreign Policy and Process. Peacock Publishers, 1998.

Walter Russell Mead, Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World. London: Routledge, 2002.

Stewart Patrick and Shepherd Foreman, Multilateralism and U.S. Foreign Policy: AmbivalentEngagement, Colorado: Lynne Rienner, 2002.

Robert J. Pauly Jr., U.S. Foreign Policy and the Persian Gulf: Safeguarding American Interestthrough Selective Multilateralism, Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing House, 2005.

Joyce P. Kaufman, A Concise History of U.S. Foreign Policy, Oxford: Rowman and Littlefield,2006. Robert J. Art. and Seyom Brown, U.S. Foreign Policy: The Search for a New Role, Michigan:University of Michigan Press, 2008.

Marian Doris Irish and Elke Frank, U.S. Foreign Policy: Context, Conduct, Content, Michigan:University of Michigan Press, 2006.

H. Jon Rosenbaum,  ‘Brazil among the Nations’,  International Journal, Vol. 24, No. 3 (Summer, 1969), pp. 529-544

Jose Honorio Rodrigues,  ‘The Foundations of Brazil's Foreign Policy Author(s): Source:  International Affairs ,Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul. , 1962), pp. 324-33

 

Jânio Quadros,  ‘Brazil's New Foreign Policy’, Foreign Affairs, Vol40, No. 1 (Oct., 1961), pp. 19-27

Evaluation Pattern

1.     CIA I – Class Test / Assignment / Presentation – 10%

2.     CIA II – Mid Semester Examination – 25%

3.     CIA III – Research Topic – 10%

4.     Attendance – 05%

 

5.     End Semester Examination – 50% 

MAIS233 - RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (2023 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

  • To familiarize students with the basic concepts and approaches to the study of research methodology.
  • To acquaint students with the basics of research methods, techniques, and approaches and to assist in the accomplishment of exploratory as well as result oriented research studies.
  • To help students to identify the research problem and start asking the right questions with a goal of improving their ability to make a logical argument. 
  • To assist students to learn various research techniques (qualitative and quantitative).
  • To train students in the process of writing various academic and popular writings.
  • To sensitise students of research ethics.

Course Outcome

At the end of the course, the students will be :

  • familiar with the basic concepts of research methodology. 
  • acquainted with the basics of research methods, techniques and approaches of research.
  • identify the research problem and formulate reserach questions and hypothesis. 
  • the process of writing various academic and popular writings.
  • fundamentals of research ethics.

 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Foundations of Research
 

  •  Human Inquiry and Science
  • Paradigms, Theory, and Social Research
  • The Ethics and Politics of Social Research
  •  Characteristics of scientific method

 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
Problem Identification & Formulation
 

  • Explanation and Causation
  • Research Question 
  • Literature Review
  • Hypothesis:  Importance, logic, and testing

 

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:16
Research Techniques
 

  • Qualitative and quantitative research
  • Policy oriented, problem specific research in IR.
  • Experimental and Formal Research Methods
  • Case studies and comparative research
  •  Content analysis and historical analysis
  •  Direct observation, field studies and archival research
  •  Questionnaire, interviewing and Survey
Unit-4
Teaching Hours:12
Research Design and Report
 

  • Analyzing primary and secondary documents
  • Data presentation and preliminary analysis, interpretation of data
  • Research Design and writing the report
  • Organizing and Mapping Arguments
  • Presenting the Material: citation, references, notes

 

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:12
Approaches and Theories
 
  • Institutional and Organizational Theories
  • Introduction to  study of Karl Popper, Paul Feyerband and Imre Lakotas
  • The English School, Critical Theory:
  • Frankfurt School and Marxist Approach
  •  Normative and Postmodernist Approaches
Text Books And Reference Books:

Ahuja, Ram. Research Method, Rawat Publication, New Delhi, 2001

Art, Robert J. and Jervis, Robert International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues, Longman, 2010

Dhiman, AK and  SC Sinha. Research Methodology, Ess Ess Publication, New Delhi, 2002

Fowler, Flyod J. (Jr). Survey Research Methods, Sage, Beverley Hills, 1984.

Gerring, John 2004. “What is a Case Study and What is it Good for?”American Political Science Review 98, pp. 341-354

Lantis, Jeffrey S, Lynn M. Kuzma and John Boeher, eds. The New International Studies Classroom: Active Teaching, Active Learning, Lynne Rienner,Publishers, Boulder,2000.

Misra, Rabi  N and Sharma, R. P. Research Methodology and Analysis, Discovery Publishing, New Delhi, 2006

Morgan, David L. Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods: A Pragmatic Approach, Sage, New Delhi, 2014

Paul, K. Hatt and William J. Goode. Methods in Social Research, McGrawHill-Koga-Kausha, Tokyo, 1982

Phophalia, AK.  Modern Research Methodology: New Trends and Techniques, Paradise Publishing, 2010

Silverman, David (Ed). Qualitative Research: Theory, Method and Practice, Sage, New Delhi, 2004

 

Sprinz, Detlef F. and Wolinsky, Yael, Cases, Numbers, Models: International Relations Research Methods

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Phophalia, AK.  Modern Research Methodology: New Trends and Techniques, Paradise Publishing, 2010

Silverman, David (Ed). Qualitative Research: Theory, Method and Practice, Sage, New Delhi, 2004

Evaluation Pattern

CIA I – Class Test / Assignment / Presentation – 10%

CIA II – Mid Semester Examination – 25%

CIA III – Research Topic – 10%

 Attendance – 05%

End Semester Examination – 50%

TOTAL 100%

MAIS234 - SOUTH ASIA (2023 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

South Asia is home to the world’s most populous nation states, characterized by religious diversity and one of the fastest-growing regional economies. The vast peninsula is situated at the crossroads of West Asia and East Asia, and dominates the shipping lanes of the Indian Ocean. As international attention shifts to Asia, the states of South Asia are expected to play a more prominent role in shaping the affairs of this huge continent.

 

This paper provides a foundation to understand the dynamics of this crucial region and offers students the opportunity to concentrate on a part of the world whose importance in international affairs is increasingly recognized by the policy and corporate communities. It includes studying land use systems, political ecology, utilization of and access to natural resources, health issues, food security, ethnic conflicts, wars and migration studies. To achieve a comprehensive understanding of human-environment interactions at the interface between local and global processes, it gives an insight into the central dilemmas of modern politics, economic development and social change present in the region.

Course Outcome

CO1: Analyse the significance of the region?s geography and how this landmass has shaped the history, polity, society and economy of South Asia.

CO2: Trace the evolution of foreign relations among the countries of the region.

CO3: Examine the political initiatives undertaken towards economic regionalism which resulted in the creation of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Physical and Human Geography of South Asia
 

Geology, Landforms, Climate,Settlement, Population, Historical Geography

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:14
South Asian Regional Identity: Composition, aspiration and Constraints
 
  • South Asian civilization
  • Evolution of power, authority and institutions,
  • Ethnicity and Identity.
  • Culture and Identity in Modern South Asia 1800-2000
Unit-3
Teaching Hours:14
Government and politics of South Asia
 

Governance: State Formation, Political Elite, Insurgency and Terrorism, Civil War, Militarization: Civil-Military Relations, Introduction of Nuclear Weapons, Territorial Disputes: Role of Super Powers:  Political, Economic, Military, Social Dimensions   

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:12
Foreign Policy of South Asian countries - Inter-regional conflicts and subsequent relations
 

a. Kashmir

b. Rann of Kutch

c. Farakka

d. Ethnic conflicts

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:10
Regionalism
 

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, creation and evolution, trade flows and treaties, barriers to intra-regional trade, challenges and opportunities

Text Books And Reference Books:

1)      South Asia’s Geography of Conflict (August 2010), Robert D. Kaplan

2)      South Asia:  Political and Economic Region, DrNitasha Malhotra, Kamala Nehru College, University of  Delhi

3)       South Asia in a Globalising World: A Reconstructed Regional Geography, 2002, Prentice- Hall, Bradnock, RW & Williams, G

4)      The Changing Map of Asia: A Political Geography, 2007, East, W Gordon

5)      Countries in Transition :A Brief Review of the Emerging Political Economy of Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, and Nepal, South Asia Occasional Paper Series 3, Asian Development Bank, Manila    

6)      Foreign Assistance and its Impact on Civil-Military Relations: A Case Study of Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal (Thesis) by Bobby Chand, March 2014 , Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, US

7)      Government and Politics in South Asia, Boulder, Col.: Baxter, C., Kennedy, C., Malik, Y., &Oberst, R. (2002)  Westview Press.

8) Mutual Suspicions, Murthy, Padmaja,   (2000) Knowledge World, NewDelhi

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Government and Politics in South Asia, Boulder, Col.: Baxter, C., Kennedy, C., Malik, Y., &Oberst, R. (2002)  Westview Press.

Mutual Suspicions, Murthy, Padmaja,   (2000) Knowledge World, NewDelhi

Evaluation Pattern

 

·         CIA I – Class Test / Assignment / Presentation            – 10%

·         CIA II – Mid Semester Examination                                  – 25%

·         CIA III – Research Topic                                                     – 10%

·         Attendance                                                                            – 05%

·         End Semester Examination                                                – 50%

 

 

                                                                                                    TOTAL 100%

MAIS241A - FRENCH (2023 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

'Travailler en français en entreprise' is a professional French course at elementary level (A1/A2). It has been designed for students whose French is part of the professional project, or people already integrated into the world of work.

'Travailler en français en entreprise' (French in business) is a pragmatic method, based on an action-based approach: students are regularly put in situations through role plays and case studies. The professional situations and the tasks proposed are varied and realistic and thus give rise to written and oral productions close to the authentic.

'Travailler en français en entreprise' (French in business) includes ten units that address a wide range of topics related to the business world.

Course objectives include the ability

- to speak and understand simple conversations

- to understand basic grammar 

- to write simple sentences.

Course Outcome

CO1: The students will be able to listen, understand and respond to aspects of the business world

CO2: demonstrate better understanding of the socio-cultural and business aspects

CO3: recall and apply a higher level of grammar principles

CO4: write sentences/ dialogues pertaining to various contexts viz hotel, restaurant, industry etc

CO5: communicate effectively with people in the corporate world

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:12
Echanges hors bureau - Exchanges outside the office
 

The unit includes a conversation, document, vocabulary, know-how and case studies

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:12
Vendre - Sales / Selling
 

The unit includes a conversation, document, vocabulary, know-how and case studies

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:12
Collaborer - Collaborating
 

The unit includes a conversation, document, vocabulary, know-how and case studies

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:12
Commercialiser - Marketing
 

The unit includes a conversation, document, vocabulary, know-how and case studies

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:12
Revision
 

 Focus on Oral production

Text Books And Reference Books:

Travailler en français en entreprise - Méthode de français sur objectifs spécifiques - Niveaux A1 /A2 du CECR - Bernard GILLMANN - Edition Didier 2007

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Becherelle Book series, French Course Grammar - Bertenshaw , French websites like Bonjour de France, Fluent U, Learn French Lab, Point du FLE etc

Evaluation Pattern

CIA 1 - Quiz on grammar tenses etc / Presenting a product

CIA 2 - Written test

CIA 3 - Quiz on various aspects of French culture / Oral and written comprehension / Oral and written production  

MAIS241B - CHINESE (2023 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Semester 2 Chinese course will be a continuation of the previous course to help students consolidate the basics and further develop their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and prepare for HSK (level 2), an international standardized exam conducted by Confucius Institute Headquarters(Hanban, a public institution) in affiliation with the Government of China.

Course Outcome

CO1: Students will have a repertoire of about 500 characters in Mandarin

CO2: They will possess the vocabulary and common sentence patterns necessary for the day to day situations given in the units covered in the second semester

CO3: They will know the important dates, festivals and places in China and some salient features of Chinese culture

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Happy birthday to you
 
  1. Functions: Talking about the date, wishing on birthday, inviting someone, expressing an apology, a regret
  2. Language points: nominal predicate sentence, two object verbal predicate("sòng", "jiāo"expressing emphasis with "jiù", sentence with rising tone
  3. Chinese characters: Common enclosure structure, radicals: , ,
  4. Cultural knowledge: The Chinese Zodiac
Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
The library is to the north of the cafeteria
 

1- Functions: Asking for directions, about words one does not understand, describing locations, consoling someone, expresseng not hearing or clearly understanding

2- Language points: nouns of locality, "zài" sentences, "you"or"shì" to indicate existence, "gēn"/"gěi"+noun/pronoun prepositional construction, "hao ma?","duì ma对吗?"questions

3- Chinese characters: compound character, radicals 

4- Cultural knowledge: The local style dwellings in China

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
How much is half a kilo of apple?
 
  1. Functions: praise and response, asking price, for help on encountering a language problem, bargaining, paying, make a request, give permission, choosing clothes, settling a bill,
  2. Language points: bigger numbers, sentences with optative verbs"xiang想" and "keyi可以" , snetences with 2 object-verbal predicate"gei给", "wèn问", "zhao找", questions with interrogative pronoun "zenme怎么"
  3. Chinese characters: locating chinese character in a dictionary based on the radical, radicals 手, , 钅
  4. Cultural knowledge: The currency of China today
Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
I'm not feeling well at all
 
  1. Functions: urging someone to do something, apologizing, asking about someone's health, expressing a need, a possibility, registering in a hospital, talking about one's health, treating an illness
  2. Language points: sentence with subject-predicate phrase as the predicate, choice type questions, serial verbs for expressing purpose, optative verbs "yīnggāi应该","yào要","néng能", prepositional construction with zài在 + noun/pronoun
  3. Chinese characters: locating chinese characters in a dictionary based on pīnyīn, radicals 疒, 月, 目, 广
  4. Cultural knowledge: Traditional Chinese Medicine
Unit-5
Teaching Hours:10
It's getting cool
 
  1. Functions: talking about seasons & weather, one's plans, transportation, suggesting an activity, asking about time (2)
  2. Language points: particle "le了" for change of status, serial verbs for expressing means or manner, optative verbs "huì会", "kenéng可能", sentence with question pronoun "zenmeyàng怎么样"
  3. Chinese characters: pictophonic characters, radicals 氵, 冫, 纟, 灬, 穴
  4. Cultural knowledge: climate of China
Unit-6
Teaching Hours:10
Merry Christmas + HSK2 practice
 
  1. Functions: talking about something that has happened, someone who has changed, a holiday, about studying (2), asking about one's age(3), holiday greetings, making a phone call (1), passing on someone's regards
  2. Language points: particle "le了" to confirm something has happened, a pivotal sentence, "shìbushì是不是" questions
  3. Chinese radicals: 女, 夊, 阝(left), 阝(right)
  4. Traditional Chinese festivals
  5. HSK: in introduction to the pattern, vocabulary, practice tests
Text Books And Reference Books:
  • New Practical Chinese Reader Textbook 1 3rd edition Beijing Language and Culture University press 2015
  • New Practical Chinese Reader Workbook 1 3rd edition Beijing Language and Culture University press 2016
  • HSK vocabulary and mock tests
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
  • HSK standard course 2
  • HSK standard workbook 2
  • A concise Chinese Grammmar by Guo Zhenhua
  • Fun with Chinese characters 
  • HSK 1 Storybook
  • Fluentu, Chinesepod and many other online resources
Evaluation Pattern
  • CIA 1 20 (10%)
  • CIA II 50 (25%)
  • CIA III 20 (10%)
  • End Sem 100 (50%)
  • Attendance (5%)
  • Total : 100%

MAIS241C - KOREAN (2023 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course is a continuation of the previous course(semester 1). The objective of this course is to build upon the foundations established in the Beginner's Korean Language Course and further develop students' proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding Korean. By the end of the course, students will have a deeper understanding of beginner-intermediate Korean grammar, vocabulary, and cultural aspects, enabling them to engage in more complex conversations and express themselves more fluently in Korean.

Course Outcome

CO1: - Expand their Korean vocabulary to include a broader range of beginner-intermediate level words and expressions.

CO2: - Demonstrate comprehension of more complex grammatical structures and sentence patterns in Korean.

CO3: - Develop listening skills to understand and extract information from spoken Korean in various contexts and engage in extended conversations on a variety of topics.

CO4: - Deepen their understanding of Korean culture, customs, and traditions, allowing for culturally appropriate communication and appreciation of Korean society.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:8
Introducing family members
 

·      Lesson 1: This person is my father. (Asking and answering about family)

·      Lesson 2: What did your mother use to do? (Honorific speech)

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:8
Shopping
 

·      Lesson 3: Try it on. (Suggesting)

 

·      Lesson 4: Is there a longer skirt? (Describing things)

 

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:8
Trip and hobbies
 

·      Lesson 5: I’m going to go to Jeju. (Talking about travel plans and experiences)

·      Lesson 6: I liked to go hiking. (Asking and answering about hobbies)

 

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Bank and Post office
 

·      Lesson 7: I want to open an account. (Making a polite request)

·      Lesson 8: I came to mail a package. (Indicating purpose and method of action)

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:8
Transportation
 

·      Lesson 9: You have to take line 3. (Talking about an obligation)

·      Lesson 10: Cross the crosswalk and turn right. (Explaining directions)

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:6
Hospital
 

·      Lesson 11: Can you come to our gathering tomorrow? (Asking and answering about availability)

·      Lesson 12: I came because I have a sore throat. (Explaining the cause or reason for a subsequent result)

 

Unit-7
Teaching Hours:6
Student life
 

·      Lesson 13: I ride my bike at a park or school. (Talking about choices)

·      Lesson 14: May I use a pencil on the test? (Expressing permission and prohibition)

·      Lesson 15: I’m drinking coffee while doing my homework. (Expressing present continuous actions)

 

Text Books And Reference Books:

I Love Korean 2 사랑해요한국어2 - Student's Book (English and Korean Edition),

by Seoul National University Language Education Institute

I Love Korean 2 사랑해요한국어2 - Workbook (English and Korean Edition),

by Seoul National University Language Education Institute

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

I Love Korean 2 사랑해요한국어2 - Student's Book (English and Korean Edition),

by Seoul National University Language Education Institute

I Love Korean 2 사랑해요한국어2 - Workbook (English and Korean Edition),

by Seoul National University Language Education Institute

 

Evaluation Pattern
  • CIA 1 20 (10%)
  • CIA II 50 (25%)
  • CIA III 20 (10%)
  • End Sem 100 (50%)
  • Attendance (5%)
  • Total : 100%

MAIS291 - INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS (2023 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The goal of this course is to help the students develop a theoretical understanding of international organizations (IOs) and the global problems they attempt to address. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to articulate why IOs exist, its role,  functions and challenges facing IOs. students should bre able to relate to the contemporary issues and debates on international and regional organisations. 

Course Outcome

CO1: To discuss the historical evolution and growth of international organizations

CO2: To give an introduction to the conceptual and theoretical aspects of International Organization

CO3: To familiarize students with the challenges facing the role and working of univerdsal and regional organisations.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Introduction
 

Definition, Characteristics and Classification of international organizations, Theories of International Organizations

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
HISTORICAL PROGRESSION OF IO'S
 

Origins of International Institutions; Treaty of Westphalia, Congress of Vienna, League of Nations, Evolution of Bretton wood Institutions.

 

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
UNITED NATIONS INSTITUTIONS and WORLD
 

United Nations, Principle structures of United Nations, Reform of United Nation.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Regional Organizations: Beyond the Nation-State
 

EU, BRICS, SCO, GCC, SAARC ASEAN, BIMSTEC.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:8
Foreign Aid and Development
 

Politics of Foreign Aid and Development by International Financial Institutions, WTO: Issues and Reforms.

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:7
FUTURE OF GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
 

Issues of Global Governance: Peace and Security, Human Rights, Environment. Role of Non- State Actors. Challenges to global governance- Legitimacy, Accountability, Effectiveness

Text Books And Reference Books:

1. Margaret Karns and Karen Mingst, International Organizations: The Politics and Process of Global Governance. Boulder: Lynne Reinner Publishers. 2009

2. Clive Archer, International Organizations, 3rd edn.London.Routledge.2011

3. Michael Barnett and Martha Finnemore, Rules for the World: International Organizations in Global Politics. Ithaca: Cornell UP. 2004

4. Paul Kennedy, The Parliament of Man: The Past, Present, and Future of the United Nations. Toronto: Harper Collins. 2006

5. Thomas D. Zweifel, International Organizations and Democracy: Accountability, Politics, and Power, Lynne Rienner Publishers.2006.

6. Inis Claude Jr. From Swords into Ploughshares: The Problems and Progress of International Organization, 4th edn, New York Random House.

7. Thomas G Weiss and Sam Daws (eds) The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations, New York, Oxford University Press.2007.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1. Margaret Karns and Karen Mingst, International Organizations: The Politics and Process of Global Governance. Boulder: Lynne Reinner Publishers. 2009

2. Clive Archer, International Organizations, 3rd edn.London.Routledge.2011

3. Michael Barnett and Martha Finnemore, Rules for the World: International Organizations in Global Politics. Ithaca: Cornell UP. 2004

4. Paul Kennedy, The Parliament of Man: The Past, Present, and Future of the United Nations. Toronto: Harper Collins. 2006

5. Thomas D. Zweifel, International Organizations and Democracy: Accountability, Politics, and Power, Lynne Rienner Publishers.2006.

6. Inis Claude Jr. From Swords into Ploughshares: The Problems and Progress of International Organization, 4th edn, New York Random House.

7. Thomas G Weiss and Sam Daws (eds) The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations, New York, Oxford University Press.2007.

Evaluation Pattern

SCHEME OF VALUATION

1.     CIA I – Class Test / Assignment / Presentation – 10%

2.     CIA II – Mid Semester Examination – 25%

3.     CIA III – Research Topic – 10%

4.     Attendance – 05%

 

5.     End Semester Examination – 50% 

MCN291 - ECOLOGY AND MEDIA DISCOURSES (2023 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

 

Rampant exploitation of natural resources, increasing levels of pollution, intensifying human-animal conflicts, climate emergency, etc. have made ecology one of the prime subjects of discussion in recent decades. While engagements with ecology are most often taken up from a life sciences perspective, there is a felt need to approach ecology from a humanities and social sciences perspective. This course addresses that need. After laying the terms and concepts in the field as the foundation, the course progresses to engage with some of the key issues in the domain and ends with some of the media texts on ecology.

Course Outcome

CO1: Engage with ecological concerns from a Humanities and Social Sciences perspective

CO2: Demonstrate interdisciplinary knowledge of Ecology

CO3: Analyse diverse contexts and concerns of ecology

CO4: Exercise ecological consciousness

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Introduction to Ecology
 
  1. Glossary: Ecology, Environment, Ecosystem, Biosphere, Biome, Habitat, Niche, Vegetarianism, Anthropocentrism, Speciesism, Conservation, Biocentrism, Gia Theory, Deep Ecology, Bioregionalism, Ecopsychology, Virtual Water

  2. The Ecology of Affluence and the Southern Challenge (Excerpts from Environmentalism: A Global History)

 

This unit is a platform that enables the entrant to pick up key vocabulary, and attain conceptual clarity regarding the discourse of ecology.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
The Idea of Nature
 
  1. Four Frames of Relating to Nature: Nature for Itself, Nature despite People, Nature for People, People and Nature 

  2. William Cronon's The Trouble with Wilderness; or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature

  3. Changing Natures: A Democratic and Dynamic Approach to Biodiversity Conservation by Kartik Shankar, Meera Anna Oommen and Nitin Rai

  4. Excerpts from Nature in the City by Harini Nagendra

 

This unit presents some of the key discourses on nature that circulate both in the popular and in the theoretical domains.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Ecology: Contexts, Concerns
 
  1. The Food Crises: Hunger via Corporate-Controlled Trade chapter from Making Peace with the Earth by Vandana Shiva

  2. Pollution: Addressing Pollution in Urban Rivers: Lessons from the Vrishabhavathy River in Bengaluru by Priyanka Jamwal and Sharachchandra Lele (excerpts from Transcending Boundaries: Reflecting on Twenty years of Action and research at ATREE)

  3. Excerpts from the Madhav Gadgil and Kasturirangan Reports

 

This unit presents some of the prime ecological concerns that haunt our lives and a few contexts that are detrimental in deciding the course of our earth’s ecological well-being.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Limits to Growth
 
  1. The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable - History (Chapter II)

  2. How Much should a Person Consume? (excerpts from How much should a person consume?: Thinking through the environment. )

 

This unit highlights how our finite world is plundered by indiscriminate looting and infinite demands.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:10
Field Visits
 
  1. A one-day trip to a forest (Excerpts from My Husband and Other Animals to be discussed on the occasion)

  2. Visit to ATREE/ Bhoomi College/ Environment specific-NGO/ Ecologically-stressed area in Bangalore 

 

Field visits are to enable the student to gain an experiential sense of biodiversity, forest life, eco initiatives and ecological stress.

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:10
Ecology and Media Discourses
 

 

  1. Conservation Conversations E3: Science and Conservation

  2. Human-Animal Conflict: Gaur in My Garden by Rita Banerjee 

  3. The Hunt - BBC Series

  4. Mongabay Explores Sumatra: Omens and optimism for orangutans - Podcast

This Unit exhibits how the media could play a proactive role in promoting ecological awareness. 

Text Books And Reference Books:
  1. Banerji, Rita. (2013) Gaur in my garden. Film.

  2. Callenbach, E. (2008). Ecology: A pocket guide. Berkeley: University of California Press.

  3. Conservation Conversations E3: Science & Conservation. (n.d.). Retrieved April 06, 2017, from http://www.conservationindia.org/videos/conservation-conversations-e3-science-conservation

  4. Ghosh, A. (2016). Great derangement. Place of publication not identified: John Murray  Lt.

  5. Guha, R. (2014). Environmentalism: A global history. London: Penguin Books.