CHRIST (Deemed to University), Bangalore

DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, POLITICAL SCIENCE AND HISTORY

School of Social Sciences

Syllabus for
Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies, Economics, Political Science)
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
BECO131 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS Core Courses 5 4 100
BECO161 INTRODUCTION TO DEVELOPMENT STUDIES 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
BMED151B UNDERSTANDING THE VISUAL LANGUAGE OF CINEMA Generic Elective 3 3 100
BMED161A MEDIA LITERACY Generic Elective 3 3 100
BMST131 INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION Core Courses 5 5 100
BPOL131 POLITICAL THEORY Core Courses 5 5 100
BPOL161A PEACE AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT Generic Elective 3 3 100
BPOL161B GLOBAL POWER POLITICS Generic Elective 3 3 100
BPSY161A SCIENCE OF WELLNESS Generic Elective 3 3 100
BPSY161B ADVERTISEMENT PSYCHOLOGY Generic Elective 3 3 100
SDEN111 SOCIAL SENSITIVITY SKILLS Skill Enhancement Course 2 0 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
BECO231 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS - 5 4 100
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
BMED251B AUDIO CONSUMPTION IN EVERYDAY LIFE - 3 3 100
BMED261A INTER-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION - 3 3 100
BMST241 MEDIA ANALYSIS - 3 3 100
BMST251 WRITING FOR MASS MEDIA - 5 5 100
BPOL231 MAJOR POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES - 5 5 100
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
SDEN211 EXPRESSIVE SKILLS - 2 0 50
3 Semester - 2021 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
BECO331 FUNDAMENTALS OF ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT Core Courses 5 5 100
BECO341A MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR ECONOMICS Discipline Specific Elective 4 4 100
BECO341B ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS Discipline Specific Elective 4 4 100
BMST341 MEDIA AND HUMAN RIGHTS Discipline Specific Elective 4 4 100
BMST351 MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATION Core Courses 5 5 100
BPOL331 INDIAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS-I Core Courses 5 5 100
BPOL341 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC POLICY Discipline Specific Elective 3 3 100
SDEN311 SKILL DEVELOPMENT Skill Enhancement Course 2 0 50
4 Semester - 2021 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
BECO431 INDIAN ECONOMY - 4 4 100
BECO441 STATISTICS AND ECONOMETRIC METHODS FOR DATA ANALYSIS - 5 5 100
BEMP441A RESEARCH METHODOLOGY - 4 3 100
BEMP441B RESEARCH METHODOLOGY - 4 4 100
BEMP441C RESEARCH METHODOLOGY - 4 4 100
BMST451 AUDIO-VISUAL PRODUCTION - 5 5 100
BPOL431 INDIAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS-II - 5 5 100
BPOL441 POLICY ANALYSIS - 3 3 100
SDEN411 KNOWLEDGE APPLICATION SKILLS - 2 0 50
5 Semester - 2020 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
BECO531 PUBLIC ECONOMICS Core Courses 4 4 100
BECO541 LABOUR ECONOMICS Discipline Specific Elective 4 4 100
BEMP581 INTERNSHIP Skill Enhancement Course 0 2 50
BMST531 MEDIA, GENDER AND SOCIETY Core Courses 4 4 100
BMST541 MARKETING COMMUNICATION Discipline Specific Elective 4 4 100
BPOL531 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Core Courses 4 4 100
BPOL541A WESTERN POLITICAL THOUGHT Discipline Specific Elective 4 4 100
BPOL541B CONCEPTS AND THEORIES OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Discipline Specific Elective 4 4 100
SDEN511 CAREER ORIENTED SKILLS Skill Enhancement Course 2 0 50
6 Semester - 2020 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
BECO631 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS - 4 4 100
BECO641 FINANCIAL ECONOMICS - 4 4 100
BEMP681 DISSERTATION - 2 4 100
BMST631 ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS - 4 4 100
BMST641 FILM STUDIES - 4 4 100
BPOL631 ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS - 4 4 100
BPOL641A COMPARATIVE POLITICAL SYSTEMS: SWITZERLAND, UK, USA AND CHINA - 4 4 100
BPOL641B PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION - 4 4 100
SDEN611 SELF ENHANCEMENT SKILL - 2 0 50
    

    

Introduction to Program:

The BA Economics, Media Studies and Political Science (EMP) programme is a flagship triple main programme offered by the Department of Political Science and History in association with the Economics and Media Studies departments in the School of Business Studies and Social Sciences, CHRIST (Deemed to be University). The programme offers Economics, Political Science and Media Studies courses in equal weightage of core and elective subjects. The programme is designed to produce graduates trained in all the three disciples with strong theoretical foundations and knowledge of their applications. The programme shall enable students to identify the synergy of the three disciplines and conduct independent research enquiries while applying the same in real-world situations. The programme provides a unique opportunity to understand one discipline through the spectrum of the other.

Programme Outcome/Programme Learning Goals/Programme Learning Outcome:

PO1: Demonstrate a holistic understanding through interdisciplinary inquiry.

PO2: Exhibit academic rigor in the discipline by engaging in scholarly work

PO3: Cultivate critical thinking and engage in academic inquiry.

PO4: Develop effective communication to operate in multicultural spaces.

PO5: Act with an informed awareness of issues that encourage equity and growth for all along with environmental needs and concerns.

PO6: Respect different social value systems and the norms of academic integrity.

PO7: Demonstrate awareness of local, regional, national, and global issues and engage within their socio-cultural contexts.

PO8: Develop career-enhancement skills according to changing professional and societal needs.

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. The practical courses and the common core courses will be assessed out of hundred marks in various components including attendance. The Mid Semester and End Semester written examination question pattern consists of questions divided into two or three sections with short answers, short essays and long essays.

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).

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

BECO131 - PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:75
No of Lecture Hours/Week:5
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description

This course is designed to provide exposure to students, even for beginners, into the world of economics and to some of the basic principles of microeconomic theory. The course begins with discussions on the basic definitions and concepts in Economics. Students are then taught to read and interpret tables, graphs, and equations. The theoretical discussions on microeconomics begin from the law of demand and supply and extend to the discussions on efficiency and consumer choice. The students are then introduced to the production and cost theories followed by a detailed discussion of price and output determination under various market structures. The course concludes with a discussion on the new frontiers in the field of microeconomics.

Course Objectives

This course has been conceptualized in order to provide the learner with:

 

  • Understand that economics is about the allocation of scarce resources and how that results in trade-offs.
  • Understand the role of prices in allocating scarce resources in market economies and explain the consequences of government policies in the form of price controls.
  • Appreciate positive as well as normative view points on concepts of market failure and the need for government intervention.

Course Outcome

CO1: To summarize how economic decisions are made by people, producers and policy makers, and the potential and limitations of economic policy.

CO2: To explain about consumer behaviour, the equilibrium of goods market and the reasons for market failure.

CO3: To articulate the organisation of various markets and their operations.

CO4: To discover the producer behaviour and their various types of costs they incur.

CO5: To recognise the recent developments in the field of microeconomics

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Introduction to Economics
 

Economics: definitions and scope; methodology of economics; The economic problems of scarcity and choice: the questions of what to produce, how to produce, and how to distribute output; Reading and interpreting tables, graphs, and equations; Input and Output: Circular flow, factors of production, and factor payments; The production-possibility frontier.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Demand and Supply
 

Law of demand, demand schedule and demand curve, exceptions to the law of demand, shifts in demand curve; Elasticity of Demand: Price elasticity of demand, Income elasticity of demand and Cross elasticity demand; Law of supply, supply schedule and supply curve, shifts in supply curve, price elasticity of supply; Consumers, Producers and the Efficiency of Markets: Consumers’ surplus, Producers’ surplus and Market efficiency; Externalities and Market inefficiency; Public goods and common resources.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Theory of Consumer Choice
 

The Indifference Curve: properties of indifference curves, the law of substitution, the indifference map; The budget constraint; the Consumer equilibrium; Deriving the demand curve; the price, income and substitution effects.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Theory of Production and Cost
 

Production function: Law of Variable proportions; Laws of returns, Economies of scale; Producer’s Equilibrium with the help of iso-quants and iso-cost lines. Cost function: Important cost concepts; Short-run and long-run cost analysis: traditional and Modern theory of cost; Long run and short run Revenue analysis: AR and MR.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:20
Product Pricing and Factor Pricing
 

Market structures: Pure and Impure; Perfect competition: Price and output determination, Role of time element in market price determination; Monopoly: Price and output determination, Price discrimination; Monopolistic Competition: Price and Output determination, Selling costs, Product differentiation; Oligopoly: Price determination (collusive pricing and price leadership), Economics of Cooperation.

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:5
New Frontiers in Microeconomics
 

New Frontiers in Microeconomics: Introduction to concepts of Asymmetric Information, Political economy, Behavioural Economics.

Text Books And Reference Books:

Mankiw, N. G. (2015). Principles of Microeconomics (7th ed.). Cengage Learning India.
Salvatore, D. (2009). Principles of Microeconomics (International student ed.). Oxford University Press.
Samuelson, P. A., & Nordhaus, W. D. (2019). Economics (20th ed.). McGraw-Hill.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Acemoglu, D., Laibson, D. & List, J. (2019). Microeconomics. Pearson Education.
Koutsoyiannis, A. (1975). Modern Microeconomics (2nd ed.). Palgrave Macmillan.
Pindyck, R. S., & Rubinfeld, D. L. (2017). Microeconomics. (8th ed.). Pearson Education.
Case, K. E, Fair, R. C., & Oster, S. E. (2019). Principles of Microeconomics (12th ed.). Pearson Education.

Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation Pattern

CIA1

MSE* (CIA2)

CIA3

ESE**

Attendance

Weightage

20

25

20

30

05

* Mid Semester Exam      ** End Semester Exam

BECO161 - INTRODUCTION TO DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (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 is designed to introduce the students to concepts and issues with respect to economic and political development as also the development in the realm of communication. The economic development studies module deals with the concept of development and the significance of the same in the current global scenario. Political perspective broadens one's competence to include interdisciplinary knowledge of how varied factors interrelate in processes of development. The development of communication approach highlights information as an essential tool for empowerment and its dissemination through various media as the center of the dynamic process of development.

Course Objectives

  • To introduce the basic concepts and issues pertaining to economic development studies in a globalized context and identify the challenges and opportunities therein.
  • It focuses on the political agents, processes, and challenges that influence the development process by referring to empirical knowledge of the Third World countries.
  • To introduce the concepts, theories and models of development communication that guide the use of media for positive social change through empowerment.

Course Outcome

CO1: An understanding of the evolving issues with respect to development on account of globalization and the new age solutions to the same.

CO2: Evaluate the use of tools of communication in social development.

CO3: Defines the broad questions and debates in relation to actors of politics, the politics of development, debates, and challenges.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Introduction to Economic Development Studies
 

Concept of economic development –Dimensions, paradigms and its evolution with globalization. Issues in development: environment and development; poverty, inequality, and development; food crisis; migration, displacement, urbanization and development; gender and development. Role of institutions in economic development. Some discussions on issues and opportunities in emerging economies and in the Indian context.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Introduction to Development Communication
 

Defining Development Communication; Evolution of the idea of Development Communication; Theories of Development Communication; The Role of Media in Empowerment; Technology, Institutions, Communication and Development

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Politics and Development
 

Meanings of Development; State and Development, Modernization Theory of Development; Politics of Development- Left Vs Right; Development Vs Human Rights; Critical perspectives of Development

Text Books And Reference Books:

Reyes, G. E.  (2001). Four Main Theories of Development: Modernization, Dependency, World System and Globalization, University of Pittsburgh, USA.  

Levy, Brian. (2011). The Politics of Development. Development Outreach. World Bank.

Melkote, S. R., & Steeves, H. L. (2015). Communication for development: Theory and practice for empowerment and social justice. SAGE Publications India.

Myrdal, G. (1968). Asian drama: An inquiry into the poverty of nations. New York: Pantheon.

Pattanaik, B. K (2017).Issues and Challenges of Development: An Introduction. SAGE Publications Private Limited.

Schramm, W. (1964). Mass media and national development: The role of information in developing countries (Vol. 25). Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Almond, G. A. (2016). Politics of the developing areas. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Almond, G. A., & Powell, G. B. (1966). Comparative politics: A developmental approach. Boston: Little, Brown.

Blomström, M., & Hettne, B. (1984). Development theory in transition: The dependency debate and beyond: Third World responsesNJ: US distributor, Biblio Distribution Center.

Deneulin, S., & Shahani, L. (eds,) (2009). An Introduction to the Human Development and Capability Approach, Earthscan, UK.

Drèze, J., & Sen, A. (1998). Indian development: Selected regional perspectives. Delhi: Oxford University Press. 

Haslam, P. A., Schafer, J., & Beaudet, P. (2012). Introduction to international development: approaches, actors, and issues. Don Mills: Oxford University Press.

Levy, Brian. (2011). The Politics of Development. Development Outreach. World Bank.

Melkote, S. R., & Steeves, H. L. (2015). Communication for development: Theory and practice for empowerment and social justice. SAGE Publications India.

Myrdal, G. (1968). Asian drama: An inquiry into the poverty of nations. New York: Pantheon.

OlleTornquist, (1999). Politics and Development: A Critical Introduction, Sage Publications. 

Pattanaik, B.K. (2016). Introduction to Development Studies. Sage Publications Private Limited.

Sen, A (2001). Development as Freedom. Alfred A. Knopf Press.

Willis, K., Williams, G., & Meth, P. (2014). Geographies of developing areas: The Global South in a changing world. Routledge.

Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation Pattern

CIA1

MSE*(CIA2)

CIA3

ESE**

Attendance

Weightage

20

25

20

30

05

* Mid Semester Examination will be in the form of seminar presentation

** End Semester Examination will be submissions of a research paper of 3000 words along with viva-voce.

 

 

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)

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

BMST131 - 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 analyse the mass media with an emphasis on mass media in India and globally. 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 their media environment.

Course Objectives:
The course aims to help the learner to:

  • Enable students to critically survey, examine and analyse the mass media with an emphasis on mass media in India and globally.
  • Understand the most recent changes in the mass communication process.
  • Increase the awareness of their roles as both media consumers and contributors.
  • Develop media literacy skills necessary to make sense of their media environment.

Course Outcome

CO1: Demonstrate knowledge of theoretical components of communication and mass communication.

CO2: Outline the development of different mass media in India

CO3: Explore how media are used to construct meaning and analyse media effects.

CO4: Apply mass media theories to day-to-day examples from mass media.

CO5: Illustrate the evolution and significance of folk media in India.

CO6: Define characteristics of online journalism

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:14
Introduction to Communication
 

Introduction to Communication and Mass Communication; Evolution of communication; Definitions, functions of Communication; Elements of Communication; Source, Message, Channel, Receiver, Noise, Feedback and Effect; Seven C’s for Effective Communication

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:16
Forms and Models of Communication
 

 Verbal and Nonverbal Communication; Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, Group, Mass Communication; Levels of Communication; Barriers to Communication; Aristotle Model, Shannon and Weaver, David Berlo, Harold Lasswell, Charles Osgood, Wilbur Schramm; HUB model, Agenda Setting, Gatekeeping.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:16
History of Print and Broadcast Media
 

Print Media, History of Print (From Gutenberg to the Internet); Press in India; Brief history and Overview of growth and developments of newspapers in India; Broadcast Media, Early Days of Broadcasting in India, the Growth of AIR and FM Radio, Prasar Bharti, Community Radio, Online Broadcasting; Origin and Growth of Television Broadcasting in India- SITE Experiment, Development of Private Television Channels in India.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:16
History of Folk, Film and Online Media
 

Historical Background of Folk Media; Popular Folk forms in India; Performance, relevance and current scenario; Integrated use of Folk Media and Mass Media; Film as Mass Media, Growth and Development of Films in India; Issues and Problems of Indian Cinema; Evolution of the Internet; Origin and Development of Online Journalism; Characteristics of Online Journalism, E-Paper, News Portals.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:13
Effects of Mass Communication
 

Role of media in a democratic society; Media and violence; Obscenity in media; Role of media in everyday life; Media, children’s and impact; Discussions about mediated and non-mediated communication, representation of women in media.

Text Books And Reference Books:

Baran, S. J., & Davis, D. K. (2015). Mass Communication Theory: Foundations, Ferment, and Future (7th Edition). USA: CENGAGE Learning.
McQuail, D. (2010). McQuail's Mass Communication Theory (6th edition). London: SAGE Publications Ltd.

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Aggarwal, R. (2003). Effective Communication Skills. Jaipur: Subline Publications.
Goel, S. K. (1999). Communication Tomorrow. Delhi: Commonwealth Publishers.
Hakemulder, J. R., Jonge, F. A., & Singh, S. (1998). Mass Media. New Delhi: Anmol Publications Pvt Ltd.
Joseph, M. K. (2000). Modern Media and Communication. New Delhi: Anmol Publications.
Kamath, M. V. (1995). The Journalist's Handbook. New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House.
Kumar, K. J. (2012). Mass Communication in India (4th Edition). Mumbai: Jaico Publishing House.
Narula, U. (2010). Mass Communication: Theory and Practice. New Delhi: Har-Anand Publications Pvt. Limited.
Roy, B. (2000). Beginners Guide to Journalism. Barun Roy: Pustak Mahal.
Sharma, M. S. (2002). Handbook of Journalism. New Delhi: Mohit 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)

BPOL131 - POLITICAL THEORY (2022 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description

This is an introductory course to political science. Students will be introduced to the discipline of political science, by learning its history and approaches, and an assessment of its critical and contemporary trends. The course helps the students familiarize with the basic normative concepts of political theory. Each concept is related to a crucial political issue that requires analysis with the aid of our conceptual understanding.

 Course Objectives 

The course aims to help students to:

  • Understand the fundamental concepts of political theory
  • Critically reflect on the political concepts relating with contemporary politics
  • Develop conceptual framework for understanding the political praxis

Course Outcome

CO1: Interpret of the nature, scope and relevance of studying politics and different approaches through which political phenomenon can be studied.

CO2: Define the key concepts in political science and be able to use the conceptual framework to analyse the political phenomena around us.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:16
Political Theory
 

Political Theory: Meaning, Nature and Characteristics, Approaches to Political Theory, Political Theory Distinguished from Political Thought, Political philosophy and Political Ideology, Uses of Political Theory, Political theory in the twenty-first century

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:18
State and Sovereignty
 

State: Meaning, Nature and Elements of State. Theories of Origin of State: Divine, Social Contract, Evolutionary. Sovereignty: Meaning, Characteristics and Kinds. Theories – Monism and Pluralism. State Sovereignty in the age of globalisation.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:19
Equality, Liberty and Justice
 

Equality: Meaning, Dimensions: Equality of opportunity, Debate on Egalitarianism. Liberty: Meaning, Nature and Types. Justice: Meaning and Dimensions, Procedural and substantive justice

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:12
Rights and Duties
 

Rights and Duties: Meaning. Kinds – Political, Economic and Civil. Human Rights and their safeguards. Duties of citizens towards the State. Freedom: Positive and Negative freedom, Emancipation and Development

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:10
Law and Authority
 

Law: Meaning, Sources and kinds: Rule of Law and Due Process of Law. Political Power, Political Authority, Political Legitimacy, Political Obligation

Text Books And Reference Books:

Heywood, A. (2014). Politics. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Johari, J.C. (2015). Contemporary Political Theory. New Delhi: Sterling.
Vinod, M.J. and Deshpande, M. (2013). Contemporary Political Theory. New Delhi: PHI Learning.
Bhargava, R and Acharya, A. (2008), Political Theory: An Introduction. New Delhi: Pearson Longman

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Appadorai, A. (2005). The Substance of Politics. New Delhi: OUP.
Bhagwan, V. and Bhushan, V. (2011). Principles and Concepts of Political Theory. Noida: Kalyani.
Cohen, M. and Fermon, N. (Eds.). (1996). Princeton Readings in Political Thought: Essential Texts Since Plato. New Jersey: Princeton University Press.
Gokhale, B.K. (2006). Political Science: Theory and Governmental Machinery. Mumbai: Himalaya Publishing House.
Hay, C. et al. (Eds.). (2006). The State: Theories and Issues. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Heywood, A. (2007). Political Ideologies. New Delhi: Palgrave Macmillan.
Kapur, A.C. (2006). Principles of Political Science. New Delhi: S. Chand.
Laski, H.J. (2007). Grammar of Politics. New Delhi: Surjeet.
MacIver, R.M. (2006). The Modern State. New Delhi: Surjeet.
Mahajan, V.D. (2010). Political Theory. New Delhi: S Chand.
Marsh, D. and Stoker, G. (Eds.). (2002). Theory and Methods in Political Science. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Mc Kinnon, C. (2008). Issues in Political Theory. New York: OUP.
Ray, B.N. (2009) Foundations of Western Political Thought. New Delhi: Kaveri Books.
Sabine, G.H. and Thorson, T.L. (1973). A History of Political Theory. New Delhi: OUP
Singhal, SC. (2009). Political Theory. Agra: Lakshmi Narain Agarwal.
Wanlass, L.C. (2006). Gettell’s History of Political Thought. New Delhi: Surjeet.

Evaluation Pattern

Course Code

Course Title

Assessment Details

BPOL131

Political Theory

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 5 = 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:

2 x 10 = 20 Marks

Section C:

1 x 15 = 15 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

 

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

SDEN111 - SOCIAL SENSITIVITY SKILLS (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:30
No of Lecture Hours/Week:2
Max Marks:50
Credits:0

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description

This course has been designed taking into consideration the need to nurture and enhance some of the skills which are necessary for a society 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 so on and so forth.

 

Course Objectives

The course is designed to:

1.      Enhance social interaction skills

2.      Develop social awareness and sensitivity

3.      Nurture best academic, professional and personal practices

Course Outcome

CO1: At the completion of the course, the students would be able to: Display cross-cultural interaction abilities

CO2: Conduct several activities which have a positive social impact

CO3: Construct arguments, activities, and exercises which display a thorough understanding of the best practices in multiple domains

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:30
Skill Development
 

Today’s generation is confronted with manifold challenges as a result of the rapidly changing economy and socio-political environment. As an educational institution, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) owns up to the responsibility to prepare graduates with skills which will not only make them efficient at their workplace but also nurture them as individuals who would make an effective contribution to the society. Aligning with the Christite Graduate Attributes, the department of political science and history has drawn out an extensive series of skills that would enable them to hone their personal and professional abilities. This has been done keeping in mind the paradigm shift from knowledge-oriented-approach to learning to skill-oriented-approach that the contemporary era necessitates. The skills and the modules aligning to it have been identified reckoning the following:

1.      The nature of  the discipline;

2.      The current trends in the field;

3.      The prospective employment opportunities ;

4.      The needs of the immediate spaces of engagement and nation at large, and

5.      The global skill ecosystem.

 

Mode of Facilitation

All the clubs associated with Political Science, will be responsible for skill development sessions across all semesters.

The student-instructors would be responsible for conducting the classes as well as evaluation in consultation with the academic mentors of the cluster. They are required to send across the scores obtained after conducting and evaluating each of the assignments as a google spreadsheet to the faculty-in-charge of the Skill Development Program. The faculty-in-charge is responsible for maintaining a continuous record of the scores thereby making the task of collation and consolidation easier at the end of the semester.

The student-instructors would be further accompanied in the classes by a faculty from the Political Science from whom they can seek help and support as and when required. 

 

Text Books And Reference Books:

-

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

-

Evaluation Pattern

The evaluation will be based on the assessments formulated by the student-instructors who facilitate each unit in the class. A continuous evaluation pattern will be followed whereby after the completion of each unit, an assignment will follow. The assessment will be done based on predefined rubrics and the score sheet needs to be tabulated. The cumulative score sheet is to be prepared at the end of the semester and the final Skill Development Score is to be computed.

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
 

Finding Meaning through Tourism, Tourism as a World of Paradoxes, The Centrality of Experiences, Changing Contexts and Emerging Challenges in the Context of Development

Culture, Heritage and Diversity as Tourism Resources, Understanding Culture and Cultural Resources in Tourism, Cultural Tourism as a Means of Economic Development, Developing the Cultural Supply Chain, Exploitation of Culture

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:5
Tourism as a Vehicle for Inter-Cultural Dialogue
 

Tourist – Host Encounters, The Role of Routers / Intermediaries / Media, Tourism – Tourist Education, Cross Cultural Understanding

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:5
Tourism and Environmental Protection
 

Introduction to the Natural Environment, Tourism and the Spirit of Nature, Fragile and Vulnerable Ecosystems, Cultural Implications of Mobilizing Natural Resources for Tourism, From Ecotourism to Integrated Tourism

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Issues of Governance in Tourism, Culture and Development
 

Developing Structures to Develop and Manage Tourism and Culture, Complexities and Challenges of Policy Making in Tourism and Culture, Responsibilities / Tensions and Actions, The Gender Dimension, Stakeholders and Collaborations

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:12
Preservation and Mobilization of Cultural Resources
 

Cultural Tourism Itinerary, Raising Awareness about the Fragility of Heritage Sites, Education for Lasting Tourism

Case Studies from The Palestinian Territories, Central America, Western Africa, Mauritania and Angkor

Economic Empowerment and poverty Alleviation, Sustainable Tourism Development Strategy, Forging Innovative and Inter-Disciplinary Approaches, Indigenous Resource Management Systems, Empowering Communities through Tourism

Case Studies from The Aral Sea Basin, Local Effort in Asia and Pacific (LEAP), Mountainous Regions of Central and South Asia

Dissemination of Knowledge and Reconciliation with the Past, Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems in a Global Society (LINKS), UNESCO’s Actions in the field of Tourism, Culture and Development

Case Studies on UNESCO’s Conventions, Seminars and Universal Declarations

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:5
Mobilizing Nature for Sustainable Tourism
 

Capacity Building and Youth Poverty Alleviation through Tourism and Heritage (PATH)

Case Studies on Sao Paulo’s Green Belt Biosphere Reserve

Text Books And Reference Books:

Appadurai A. (2002) Cultural Diversity: A Conceptual Platform. In K. Stenou (ed.) UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity. UNESCO Publishing, Paris, pp. 9-16.

Appadurai A. (2003) Modernity at Large. Cultural Dimensions of Globalization. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press.

Boumedine R. S. and Veirier L. (2003) Towards a Strategy for the Sustainable Development of Tourism in the Sahara in the Context of Poverty Eradication. UNESCO Publishing, Paris.

Cohen E. (2004) Contemporary Tourism. Diversity and Change. Elsevier, London.

Hemmati, M. ed. (1999) Women’s Employment and Participation in Tourism, Report for UN Commission on Sustainable Development 7th Session. UNED.

Intergovernmental Conference on Cultural Policies for Development (1998) Final Report. (Also referred to as Stockholm Action Plan). UNESCO Publishing, Paris.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

International Labour Organisation (2001) Human resources development, employment and globalization in the hotel, catering and tourism sector (Report for discussion at the Tripartite Meeting on Human Resources Development, Employment and Globalization in the Hotel, Catering and Tourism Sector, Geneva, ILO).

Komla E.E. and Veirier L. (2004) Tourism, Culture and Development in West-Africa: For a Cultural Tourism Consistent with Sustainable Development. UNESCO Publishing, Paris.

Posey D.A. (Ed) (1999) Cultural and Spiritual Values of Biodiversity. A Complementary Contribution to the Global Biodiversity Assessment. Intermediate Technology Publications, London (on behalf of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nairobi).

Robertson, R. (1990) Mapping the Global Conditions: Globalization as the Central Concept. In M. Featherstone (ed.) Global Culture: Nationalism, Globalization and Modernity. Sage, London, pp. 15-30.

Steck B., Strasdas W., and Gustedt, E. (1999) Tourism in Technical Co-operation. A guide to the conception, planning and implementation of project-accompanying measures in regional rural development and nature conservation. GTZ, Eschborn.

Tour Operators’ Initiative for Sustainable Tourism Development (2004) Supply Chain Engagement for Tour Operators: Three Steps towards Sustainability. UNEP-Sustainable Tourism, Paris.

Winkin Y. (2002) Cultural Diversity: A Pool of Ideas for Implementation. In K. Stenou (ed.)

UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity. UNESCO Publishing, Paris, pp. 17-60.

Evaluation Pattern

CIA 1 - Group Activity and Written Submission on “Culture and Cultural Resources in Tourism – From an Inter-Disciplinary Perspective” (20 Marks)

CIA 2 - Mid Semester Examination (25 Marks)

CIA 3 - Group Activity and Written Submission on “Integrated Tourism by Mobilizing Natural Resources” (20 Marks)

Final Submission - An Individual Activity supported by Written Submission on “Designing a Structured Plan to Develop and Manage Sustainability through Tourism and Culture; An Inter-Disciplinary Perspective” (30 Marks)

BECO231 - PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:75
No of Lecture Hours/Week:5
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description: 

This course provides strong foundations in both theoretical as well as empirical understanding of macroeconomics. The course begins by introducing students to the idea of Macroeconomics, its scope and relevance. The course then systematically introduces students to the major macroeconomic aggregates such as GDP, GNP, National Income, Consumption, Saving, Investment, Money, Inflation, Unemployment, Exports, Imports and Exchange rate. The course also discusses the impact of monetary and fiscal policy on these variables.

Course Objectives:

This course has been conceptualised in order to:

  1. introduce the students to the fundamental concepts and theories in Macroeconomics.
  2. enable the students to understand the characteristics of major macroeconomic variables.
  3. equip students to analyse the dynamic interactions between the major macroeconomic variables and understand their impact on the economy.

Course Outcome

CO1: define and explain the fundamental macroeconomic concepts and theories.

CO2: illustrate and interpret trends of major macroeconomic variables.

CO3: create models for testing the macroeconomic theories, estimate the dynamic interactions between macroeconomic variables and predict their impact on the macroeconomy.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:5
Macroeconomics: An Overview
 

The birth of Macroeconomics; Nature and scope of Macroeconomics; Objectives and instruments of Macroeconomics: Measuring economic success, Tools of Macroeconomic policy; The central questions in Macroeconomics.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Measuring a Nation?s Income
 

National Income Accounting: Concepts, components and measurement of GDP, GNP, NI and DPI; The problem of double accounting; Empirical Issues in National Income Accounting; Real vs Nominal: GDP deflator; Measures of Cyclical Variation in Output and potential GDP.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Consumption, Saving and Investment
 

The Consumption Function: APC, MPC, Expenditure multiplier; Determinants of Consumption; Keynesian Consumption Function vs. Friedman’s Permanent Income Hypothesis; The meaning of Saving and Investment; The Saving Function: MPS, Alternate measures of Saving; The Investment Function: Determinants of Investment, Market for loanable funds.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
The Monetary System
 

Meaning of money: Functions of money, Definitions of Money; Classical and Keynesian views on Demand and Supply of Money; Neutrality of Money; Money multiplier; The restatement of the Quantity theory of Money; RBI’s approach towards Money Supply in India: The tools of monetary control, Policy of monetary targeting.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:10
Unemployment, Inflation and Economic Policy
 

Unemployment: Measuring unemployment, Economic and Social Impact of unemployment, Okun’s law; Inflation: WPI, CPI and Core Inflation, Types of Inflation: Demand-pull and Cost-push; Economic impact of Inflation: Short-run and Long-run Phillips curve, NAIRU, Backward-bending Phillips curve, Threshold inflation; Taylor rule and policy of inflation targeting.

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:15
Open Econnomy
 

The international flow of goods: Exports, Imports and Net Exports; Flow of financial resources: Net Capital Outflow; Saving, Investment and International flows; Influence of policies on trade balance; Prices of International transactions: Real and nominal exchange rate; Real exchange rate and trade balance; Determinants of Real exchange rate.

Text Books And Reference Books:

Froyen, R. (2014). Macroeconomics: Theories and Policies (10th ed.). Pearson Education.

Mankiw, N. G. (2014). Principles of Macroeconomics (7th ed.). Cengage Learning.

Mankiw, N. G. (2015). Macroeconomics (9th ed.). USA: Worth Publishers.

Samuelson, P. A. & Nordhaus, W. D. (2019). Economics (20th ed.). McGraw Hill.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Abel, A. B. & Bernanke, B. S. (2011). Macroeconomics (7th ed.). USA: Pearson Education.

Blanchard, O. (2009). Macroeconomics (5th ed.). USA: Pearson Education Inc.

Dornbusch, R., Fischer, S., & Startz, R. (2015). Macroeconomics. (11th ed.). McGraw Hill Education.

McConnell, C. R., Brue, S. L., & Flynn, S. (2014). Macroeconomics: Principles, Problems and Policies.  New York: McGraw Hill Inc.

Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation

Pattern

CIA1

MSE* (CIA2)

CIA3

ESE**

Attendance

Weightage

20

25

20

30

05

* Mid Semester Exam      ** End Semester Exam

BECO261A - ECONOMICS AND LITERATURE (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 idea literature and economics are closely intertwined. The course discusses how literature is not just a reflection of the society; it is also a powerful tool for furthering the public debate on socio-economic issues. In that, literature is both influenced by economics and influences economics. The course will examine selected works of literature to analyse the characters and plots from the point of view of economics.

Course Objectives:

This course will:

  • acquaint students with significant discourses in the literature that deal with the portrayal of economic issues.
  • help them understand how ideology, interests and power influence economic narratives in society.
  • through class discussions help students analyse fictional events and themes such as the Arbitristas´ campaign against idleness, the idle and those unproductively employed, or the debate on individual versus regulatory ethics.
  • train students to hone their writing and presentation skills to effectively discuss complex ideas.

Course Outcome

CO1: Appreciate that fictional literature captures and discusses some of the most pressing socio-economic issues in our society.

CO2: Identify economic perspectives of literary works.

C03: Interpret the interplay between economics and literature and how that has in the past influenced the decisions of the state/monarchy.

C04: Effectively communicate complex ideas through written and oral presentation.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Shelley's Radicalism: The Poet as Economist
 

Reading works such as ‘The Mask of Anarchy‘ and ‘The Revolt of Islam‘, where the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley explicitly satirises the government and calls for a radical transformation of society. In ‘An Address to the Irish People‘, which opposed the huge divide between rich and poor in society. His writings have had a huge impact on the society then inspiring working class to organise mass movements against the oppression and hypocrisy of the ruling order.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
The Invisible Man and the Invisible Hand: H.G. Wells' Critique of Capitalism