CHRIST (Deemed to University), Bangalore

DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, POLITICAL SCIENCE AND HISTORY

School of Social Sciences

Syllabus for
Bachelor of Arts (History, Economics, Political Science)
Academic Year  (2021)

 
1 Semester - 2021 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
AEN121 ADDITIONAL ENGLISH Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 3 100
ECO131 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS Core Courses 5 5 100
ENG121 ENGLISH - I Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 2 100
FRN121 FRENCH Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 3 100
HIN121 HINDI Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 3 100
HIS131 THE WORLD:1800 TO 1950 s Core Courses 5 5 100
KAN121 KANNADA Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 03 100
POL131 POLITICAL THEORY Core Courses 5 5 100
SAN121 SANSKRIT Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 3 100
TAM121 TAMIL Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 3 100
2 Semester - 2021 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
AEN221 ADDITIONAL ENGLISH Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 3 100
ECO231 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS Core Courses 5 5 100
ENG221 ENGLISH - II Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 2 100
FRN221 FRENCH Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 3 100
HIN221 HINDI Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 3 100
HIS231 POST WAR WORLD Core Courses 5 5 100
KAN221 KANNADA Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 03 100
POL231 POLITICAL THOUGHT Core Courses 5 5 100
SAN221 SANSKRIT Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 3 100
TAM221 TAMIL Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 3 100
3 Semester - 2020 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
AEN321 ADDITIONAL ENGLISH Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 3 100
ECO311 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY FOR ECONOMICS Skill Enhancement Course 2 2 50
ECO331 FUNDAMENTALS OF ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT Core Courses 5 5 100
ENG321 ENGLISH-III Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 2 100
FRN321 FRENCH Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 3 100
HIN321 HINDI Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 3 100
HIS331 POST COLONIAL ASIA Core Courses 5 05 100
KAN321 KANNADA Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 03 100
POL331 INDIAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS Core Courses 5 5 100
SAN321 SANSKRIT Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 3 100
TAM321 TAMIL Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 3 100
4 Semester - 2020 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
AEN421 ADDITIONAL ENGLISH Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 3 100
ECO431 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS Core Courses 5 5 100
ENG421 ENGLISH-IV Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 2 100
FRN421 FRENCH Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 3 100
HIN421 HINDI Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 3 100
HIS431 HISTORIOGRAPHY: THEORY AND METHOD Core Courses 5 5 100
KAN421 KANNADA Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 03 100
POL431 COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS Core Courses 5 5 100
SAN421 SANSKRIT Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 3 100
TAM421 TAMIL Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 3 100
5 Semester - 2019 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
ECO501 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY FOR ECONOMICS Skill Enhancement Course 2 2 50
ECO531 STATISTICS AND INTRODUCTORY ECONOMETRICS Core Courses 4 4 100
ECO541A PUBLIC FINANCE Discipline Specific Elective 4 4 100
ECO541B MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR ECONOMICS Discipline Specific Elective 4 4 100
HIS531 SOCIETY, CULTURE AND POLITICS IN ANCIENT AND EARLY MEDIEVAL INDIA Core Courses 4 4 100
HIS532 AESTHETICS OF ART, ARCHITECTURE AND HERITAGE OF INDIA Core Courses 4 4 100
POL531 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Core Courses 4 4 100
POL532 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Core Courses 4 4 100
6 Semester - 2019 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
ECO631 INDIAN ECONOMY Core Courses 4 4 50
ECO641A ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS Discipline Specific Elective 4 4 100
ECO641B FINANCIAL ECONOMICS Discipline Specific Elective 4 4 100
ECO681 DISSERTATION Skill Enhancement Course 0 4 100
HIS631 HISTORY OF LATE MEDIEVAL AND MODERN INDIA Core Courses 4 4 100
HIS632 MAKING OF A NATION: INDIA Core Courses 4 4 100
POL631 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS- INSTITUTIONS AND POLICY MAKING Core Courses 4 4 100
POL632 FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC POLICY Core Courses 4 4 100
      

    

Department Overview:

The department of International Studies, Political Science  and History was set up in 2014.It offers an undergraduate programme in History and Political Science as part of triple major system, with Economics being the third one. The department also offers a Master's programme in International Studies , as well  and Ph.D programme too. In 2021, two new Doctoral programmes in History and Political Science respectively were initiated. The History programme specifically intends to strengthen the critical acumen of the students through understanding the Philosophy of the discourse . The emphasis is on structuring an ethical environment where all challenges are legitimized on the basis of arguing History to be a Truth seeking Discourse. The Political Science programme intends to create an intellectual and ethical environment, where debates, theories and actions of State and   Politics  can be understood in an academic and scholarly manner. The Department emphasizes research orientation, in the syllabus, pedagogy & all other initiatives. This core strength, helps to make students of the department, high value candidates in placement sector and in centers of advanced learning too.

Mission Statement:

Vision: To become a globally recognized centre for excellence with a critical understanding of the past and present , towards constructing a comprehensive future Mission: To groom socially concerned citizens and well primed public policy experts with a strong base in interdisciplinary approaches by providing a platform for critical analysis, experimentation and discovery

Introduction to Program:

Introduction to the Programme. The Department of ISPH offers a three year undergraduate programme in History and Political Science as part of a triple major, along with Economics .A student is required to study one History and Political Science paper in each of the first four semesters .In the Fifth and Sixth semesters there are two papers per semester for both the discources, thus making it a total of sixteen papers spread across three years. There is also a provision for students to opt for an additional elective in History, in the sixth semester which is a research based dissertation writing for hundred marks carrying three credits.

Program Objective:

Programme Objective: The predominant concern of the programme is to orient the students to articulate History and Political Science  in a conceptual mode, where in ideas, debates and ideological affiliations are understood and inferred in an analytical manner

Programme Outcome/PO:By the end of this programme, students will be able to recognize that the study of History and Political Science  1) is not restricted to events alone. 2) promotes a critical understanding of the past and the present. 3) is holistic in nature, including philosophies, theories and aesthetics 4) involves contextualizing events.

Programme Specific Outcome/PSO: By the end of this programme, students of History and Political Science  1) will be able to apply theories of the subjects to analyze their political, social and cultural environment 2) will enable them to synthesize and create new branches in their respective  domains 3) will enable them to promote a balanced approach towards most sensitive ideas as well as partisan views .

Assesment Pattern

Scheme of EvaluationFor all Sections 70% of the marks for Factual writing

20% of the marks for Interpretation, Analysis

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

Examination And Assesments

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Examination and Assessments:

 Continuous Internal Assessment   100 marks

CIA 1   Analysis of Writings in the Media                             20 marks

CIA 2   Mid Semester  Examinations                                     50 marks

CIA 3   Literature Review                                                      20 marks

Attendance                                                                              10 marks.

Total                                                                                        100 marks

Reduced to 50

Question paper pattern for Mid semester Examination.

 

  Section A – Essay                              2 out of 4       15x 2 = 30

Section B – Short Essay                    2 out of 4         10 x 2 = 20

 Total                                                                                       50

 

    Question paper pattern for End semester examination.

 

Section A – Essay                               2 out of 4              15 x 2 =  30

Section B – Short Notes                     6 out of 8               10 x 6 =  60

Section C – Objective type                   5 out of 8             02x 5 =  10

Total                                                                                               100

   Scheme of Evaluation: For all Sections 70% of the marks for Factual writing

20% of the marks for Interpretation, Analysis

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

AEN121 - ADDITIONAL ENGLISH (2021 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The Additional English course is offered as a second language course and seeks to introduce the students to the nuances of English literature in its varied forms and genres. The students who choose Additional English are generally proficient in the English language. Hence, instead of focusing on introducing them to language, challenging texts in terms of ideas, form, and technique are chosen. Additional English as a course is designed for students in place of a regional language. Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), foreign nationals and students who have not taken Hindi, Kannada, Tamil or French at the Plus 2 or Class XII levels are eligible to choose Additional English. The course is taught for students from different streams, namely, BA, BSc, BCom, and BBA in the first year and for BA, BSc and BCom (Regular) in the second year.

The first year syllabus is an attempt by the Department of English, Christ University to recognize and bring together the polyphonic Indian and Indian sub-continental voices in English in English translation for the Additional English students of the first year. This effort aims to familiarize the students with regional literatures in translation, Indian Writing in English (IWE) and literatures from Pakistan, Nepal and Srilanka, thereby, enabling the students to learn more about Indian culture and ethos through writings from different regions of the country. We have tried to represent in some way or the other the corners of India and the Indian sub-continent in this microcosmic world of short stories, poems and essays

 

There is a prescribed text bookfor the first year students, compiled by the Department of English, Christ University and intended for private circulation.

The first semester has a variety of writing from India, Pakistan and Nepal. The various essays, short stories and poems deal with various socio-economic, cultural and political issues that are relevant to modern day India and the Indian sub-continent and will enable students to comprehend issues of identity-politics, caste, religion, class, and gender. All of the selections either in the manner of their writing, the themes they deal with or the ideologies that govern them are contemporary in relevance and sensibility, whether written by contemporary writers or earlier writers. An important addition to this syllabus is the preponderance of North-Eastern writing which was hitherto not well represented. Excerpts from interviews, autobiographical writings, sports and city narratives are added to this section to introduce students to the varied genres of literature.

The objectives of this course are

to expose students to the rich literary and cultural diversity of  Indian literatures

to sensitise students on the social, political, historical and cultural ethos that has shaped the nation- INDIA

to enable to grasp and appreciate the variety and abundance of Indian writing, of which this compilation is just a passing glance

to learn and appreciate India through association of ideas in the texts and the external contexts (BhashaUtsav will be an intrinsic help in this endeavour)

  

 

Course Outcome

Learning Outcome

 

The students will become

sensitive to cultural, social, religious and ethnic diversities and help them engage with their peers and all around them in a more understanding and ‘educated’ manner.

 

it will also enable them through the activities conducted to become more proactive citizens/participants in society.

 

aware of the dynamics of gender, identity, communalism and politics of this vast nation through its literature.

 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Poetry
 

1.      Keki N Daruwala     “Migrations”

 

2.      Kamala Das            “Forest Fire”

 

3.      Agha Shahid Ali      “Snow on the Desert”

 

4.      Eunice D Souza       “Marriages are Made”

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Short Stories
 

1.      Rabindranath Tagore    “Babus of Nayanjore”

 

2.      Ruskin Bond  “He said it with Arsenic”

 

3.      Bhisham Sahni       “The Boss Came to Dinner”

 

4.      N. Kunjamohan Singh    “The Taste of Hilsa”

 

5.      Mohan Thakuri                “Post Script”

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:20
Essays
 

1.      Mahatma Gandhi       “What is True Civilization?” (Excerpts from Hind Swaraj)

 

2.      Ela Bhatt                    “Organising for Change”

 

3.      Sitakant Mahapatra     “Beyond the Ego: New Values for a Global Neighborhood

 

4.      B R Ambedkar             “Waiting for A Visa”

 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Contemporary knowledge of the soci-political situation in the sub-continent

The text book copy "Reading Diversity"

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

On-line resources to appreciate the text through the Comprehension Questions

Evaluation Pattern

CIA 1:  Classroom assignment for 20 marks keeping in mind the objectives and learning outcomes of the course.

CIA 2: Mid-semester written exam for 50 marks

CIA 3: Collage, tableaus, skits, talk shows, documentaries, Quizzes or any proactive            creative assignments that might help students engage with India as a cultural space. This is to be done keeping in mind the objectives and learning outcomes of the course.

Question Paper Pattern

Mid Semester Exam: 2 hrs

Section A: 4x5= 20

Section B: 2x15=30

Total                  50

 

End Semester Exam: 2 hrs

Section A: 4 x 5 = 20

Section B: 2 x 15= 30

Total                   50

ECO131 - PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (2021 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Develop the conceptual foundations and analytical methods used in micro economics; Familiarize the students with the basics of consumer behaviour, behaviour of firms and market equilibrium; Analyse the market structures of perfect competition, oligopoly and monopolies; Introduce the game theory and welfare economics

Course Outcome

  • 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.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:16
Micro Economics and the Theory of Consumption
 

Ten principles of economics: How people make decisions, how people interact and how the economy as a whole works- Role of observations and theory in economics- Role of assumptions- Role of Economic models- Wants and resources; Problem of choice, Production Possibility Frontier; Opportunity costs.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:14
Demand and supply
 

Law of demand, Reasons for the downward slope of the demand curve. Exceptions to the law; Changes in demand; Elasticity of Demand- Degrees of price elasticity with diagrams; Factors determining price elasticity, methods of measurement. Income elasticity demand; Cross elasticity demand; Laws of supply, Changes in supply- Consumers, Producers and the Efficiency of the Markets: Consumer‟s surplus (Marshall), Producer surplus and Market efficiency- Externalities and Market inefficiency- Public goods and common resources.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:16
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 theory) Modern theory of cost- Long run and short run - Revenue analysis - AR and MR.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:19
Product Pricing
 

Market structure. Perfect competition, Price and output determination. Monopoly- Price output determination, Price discrimination Monopolistic Competition. Price and Output determination. Selling costs. Product differentiation. Wastes in monopolistic competition. Oligopoly Price determination (collusive pricing, price leadership)- Features of Duopoly

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:10
Theory of Consumer Choice and New Frontiers in Microeconomics
 

Cardinal utility analysis; Consumer's surplus (Marshall), Ordinal utility analysis. Indifference curves- Properties, consumer's equilibrium, Price effect, Income Effect, and substitution effect. New Frontiers in Microeconomics: Introduction to concepts of Asymmetric Information, Political economy, Behavioral Economics.

Text Books And Reference Books:

1. N. Gregory Mankiw (2012). Principles of Microeconomics, 4th Edition, Cengage Learning India.

2. Lipsey, R.G. and K.A. Chrystal (1999), Principles of Economics (IX Ed.), Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1. Ramsfield, E. (1997), Micro Economics (IX edition), W.W Norton and company, New York.

2. Pindyck and Rubinfield (2009), Micro Economics (VII edition), Pearson Education.

3. Ray,N.C.(1975), An Introduction to Micro economics, Macmillan company of India Ltd, New Delhi.

4. Samuelson, P.A. and W.D. Hague (1972), A textbook of Economic Theory, ELBS Longman group, London.

5. H.L. Ahuja, Principles ofMicroeconomics, S.Chand, New Delhi.

 

Evaluation Pattern

CIA - 1: 20 marks.

CIA - 2: Mid Semester Examination - 50 marks; 2 hours.

CIA - 3: 20 marks.

ENG121 - ENGLISH - I (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:100
Credits:2

Course Objectives/Course Description

 
  • To expose learners to a variety of texts to interact with
  • To help learners classify ideologies and be able to express the same
  • To expose learners to visual texts and its reading formulas
  • To help learners develop a taste to appreciate works of literature through the organization of language
  • To help develop critical thinking
  • To help learners appreciate literature and the language nuances that enhances its literary values
  • To help learners understand the relationship between the world around them and the text/literature
  • To help learners negotiate with content and infer meaning contextually
  • To help learners understand logical sequencing of content and process information

·         To help improve their communication skills for larger academic purposes and vocational purposes

·         To enable learners to learn the contextual use of words and the generic meaning

·         To enable learners to listen to audio content and infer contextual meaning

·         To enable learners to be able to speak for various purposes and occasions using context specific language and expressions

·         To enable learners to develop the ability to write for various purposes using suitable and precise language.

Course Outcome

·         Understand how to engage with texts from various countries, historical, cultural specificities and politics

 

·         Understand and develop the ability to reflect upon and comment on texts with various themes

 

·         Develop an analytical and critical bent of mind to compare and analyze the various literature they read and discuss in class

 

·         Develop the ability to communicate both orally and in writing for various purposes

 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:6
Unit 1 1. The Happy Prince By Oscar Wilde 2. Shakespeare Sonnet 18
 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:6
language
 

Common errors- subject-verb agreement, punctuation, tense errors 

 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:6
unit 2
 

1. Why We Travel-Pico Iyer

2. What Solo Travel Has Taught Me About the World – and Myself -ShivyaNath- Blogpost

 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:6
language
 

sentence fragments, dangling modifiers, faulty parallelism,

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:6
language
 

Note taking

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:6
unit 3
 

1. Thinking Like a Mountain

By Aldo Leopold

2. Short Text: On Cutting a Tree

By Gieve Patel

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:6
unit 4
 

1. Violence in the name of God is Violence against God

By Rev Dr Tveit

 

2. Poem: Holy Willie's Prayer

By Robert Burns

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:6
language
 

Paragraph writing

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:6
Language
 

Newspaper report

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:6
unit 5
 

1. The Story of B24

By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

 2. Short Text: Aarushi Murder case 

 

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:6
unit 6
 

1.Long text:My Story- Nicole DeFreece

 

2. short text: Why You Should Never Aim for Six Packs

 

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:6
Language
 

Essay writing

Unit-7
Teaching Hours:6
unit 7
 

1.Long Text: Sir Ranjth Singh- Essay by SouravGanguly

2. Short text: Casey at the Bat-  Ernest Lawrence Thayer

Unit-7
Teaching Hours:6
Language
 

Paraphrasing and interpretation skills

Unit-8
Teaching Hours:3
visual text
 

Visual Text: Before the Flood

Text Books And Reference Books:

ENGlogue 1

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Addfitional  material as per teacher manual will be provided by the teachers

Evaluation Pattern

CIA 1=20

CIA 2=50 

CIA 3= 20 

ESE= 50 marks online and 50 marks written exam

FRN121 - FRENCH (2021 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

French as a second language in the UG program. The method Génération A1 consists of a student's book and an activity book, both included in the digital manual. It consists of 6 units preceded by an initial section of 'Welcome'. The structure of each unit marks a real learning journey.

 

Course Objectives

·       To develop linguistic competencies and sharpen oral and written communicative skills

·       To familiarize learners to certain aspects of francophone civilization.

·       To enable learners to engage in simple everyday situations

Course Outcome

Enhancement of linguistic competencies and sharpening of written and oral communicative skills. Being aware of francophone civilization. Ability to engage in simple conversations in French.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
I discover
 

Lesson 1: Good Morning, how are you?

 Lexicon – Countries and nationalities, domestic animals, days of the week

 Grammar -Subject pronouns, verbs ‘to be’ and ‘to have’, definite and indefinite articles

 Speech acts – Greeting, asking how one is

 

Lesson 2: Hello, my name is Agnes.

Lexicon – Months of the year, numbers 0-69, the family

Grammar – Formation of the feminine / plural, possessive adjectives

Speech acts -Introducing oneself and others, asking and saying dates

 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:5
Les fables de la Fontaine
 

La cigale et la fourmis (The grasshopper and the ant)

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Culture: Physical and Political France
 

 

Lesson 1: Who is it?

Lexicon - Professions

Grammar – Formation of the feminine, interrogative /negative phrases, it is

Speech acts – Asking and answering politely

   
 

Lesson 2: In my bag, I have......

Lexicon – Some objects, identity card

Grammar – First group verbs, verbs ‘to go’ and ‘to come’

Speech acts – Asking personal information

 

 

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:5
Les fables de la Fontaine
 

Le renard et le corbeau (The fox and the crow)

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:10
Video Workshop: How cute he is!
 

 

Lesson 1: How is he?

Lexicon – The physical aspect, character

Grammar – The formation of the feminine, contracted articles, tonique pronouns, there

                    is/are, interrogative adverbs

Speech acts – Describing the physical aspects and the character

   
 

Lesson 2: Hello?

Lexicon – Prepositions of place, numbers from 70

Grammar – Numbers, prepositions of place, second group verbs, verb ‘to do’

Speech acts – Speaking on the phone                                                                              

 

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:5
Visual text
 

A French movie

Text Books And Reference Books:

1. Cocton, Marie-Noelle. Génération A1. Paris : Didier, 2016 

      2.  De Lafontaine, Jean. Les Fables de la Fontaine.

           Paris, 1668

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

French websites like Bonjour de France, Fluent U French, Learn French Lab, Point du FLE etc

Evaluation Pattern

Assessment Pattern

CIA (Weight)

ESE (Weight)

CIA 1 – Assignments / Letter writing / Film review

10%

 

CIA 2 –Mid Sem Exam

25%

 

CIA 3 – Quiz / Role Play / Theatre / Creative projects 

10%

 

Attendance

05%

 

End Sem Exam

 

50%

Total

50%

50%

HIN121 - HINDI (2021 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 detailed text book “Samakaleen Hindi Kavitha” edited by Dr.N Mohanan is an anthology of contemporary Hindi Poems written by representative poets of Hindi Literature. From the medieval poetry ' Kabir Ke Dohe and Sur ke pad 'is also included.  The poets reflect on the social, cultural and political issues which are prevalent in our society since the medieval period. Hindusthani sangeeth-parampara eva kalakar is one of the module. Since translation is a significant area in language and literature, emphasis is being given on it in the syllabus.Bharath ki pramukh sanskruthik kalayein  Yakshagana,Kathakali,Ram Leela,Krishna Leela etc. included in the syllabus to enrich cultural values among students.

Course Objectves: 

Students will be exposed to read, analyse and appreciate poems by learning poetry. Through translation, students will be able to develop translation skills while translating from other language articles. Students will be able to analyses critically the different cultural art forms by learning about the Famous cultural art forms of India.

Course Outcome

 

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:

 

CO1: Improve their writing skill in literary Hindi by doing asynchronous session assignments.

 

●    CO2: Improve their analytical skills through critical analysis of the poems.

 

●    CO3: To appreciate the different aspects of Hindustani music.

 

●    CO4: To improve their basic research skills through creative and research oriented CIAs.

 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Samakaleen Hindi Kavitha (Collection of contemporary Hindi Poems),Kabir Ke Dohe and Sur Ke Pad.
 

’  Samakaleen Hindi Kavitha (Collection ofcontemporary Poems)  Edited By: Mahendra Kulashreshta Rajpal and Son’s, New Delhi

 

Level of knowledge: Analytical

 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
Translation-Theory and Practice
 

                                                                                            

                                      

                                          

                                           

         

Translation-Practice                English to Hindi and vice- versa.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Bharath ki pramukh sanskruthic kalayen-
 

Ramleela,Krishnaleela,Yakshagaana,kathakali.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Hindusthani Sangeeth-parampara evam pramukh kalakar
 

Utbhav,Vikas aur paramparaein

Pramukh Sangeethkar-1.Bhimsen Joshi 2.Gulam Ali 3.Pandit Ravishankar 4. Bismillah Khan.

Text Books And Reference Books:

  1. 'Samakaleen Hindi Kavitha’ (Collection of Poems) Edited By: Dr.N Mohanan,  Rajpal and Son’s,New Delhi.
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1. A Hand Book of Translation Studies         By: Das Bijay Kumar.               

2. Saral Subodh Hindi Vyakaran,                 By: Motilal Chaturvedi. Vinod pustak mandir, Agra-2

3. Anuvad Evam Sanchar –                         Dr Pooranchand Tantan, Rajpal and Son’s, Kashmiri

4. Anuvad Vignan                                       By: Bholanath Tiwar

5. Anuvad Kala                                           By: N.E Vishwanath Iyer.

                                                                 

Evaluation Pattern

CIA-1(Digital learning-Editing of Hindi article in Hindi Wikipedia )-20 marks

CIA-2(Mid semester examination)-50 marks

CIA-3(Digital learning-article creation in Hindi Wikipedia)-20 marks

End sem examination-50 marks

HIS131 - THE WORLD:1800 TO 1950 s (2021 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

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

Course objectives: This course is meant to strengthen the conceptual and empirical understanding of how the pre war world was structured. It also aims to make a student aware of the issues related to Colonialism and its impact on the world. 

Course Outcome

Course Outcome: This course is linked to Post war world course, which deals with the world after second world war. Hence at the end of the course, the students will be able to 

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

   Critically analyse the context in which the present world history  is shaping up. 

   Apply ideas of culture and cultural synthesis in  relation to pre war world with the contemporary events.

 

 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:23
Unit 1 Introduction
 

A)    Modernity: Key features- The non European World and Modernity – Limitations of Modernity.

B)    Pre colonial and colonial Africa : European presence – Scramble for Africa – Consolidation of colonial rule: Raw materials and markets, peasant producers, economic impact, early expressions of nationalism

C)    The Peoples and Cultures of Africa: Religion and Society in early Africa – African literature and literary movements – traditional African art in the modern world – The impact of African culture on the west.

Case Study: Trajectory of nationalism in early 20th century

Visual text: Blood Diamonds

Texts: For Section A: Sneh Mahajan, Issues in Twentieth Century World History, Macmillan    2010                             2010

 For Sections B:Kevin Shillington, History of Africa, Palgrave Macmillan 2012

For Section C :Lawrence  Cunningham and John Reich, Culture and Values, A Survey of  the Humanities,Harcourt College Publishers 2002

 

            

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:16
European World
 
  • A)    Europe from 1800-1900: French Revolution and  Napoleanic wars, Concert of Europe - Liberalism and Nationalism in early 19th century: Italian and German Unification

    B)    The new German empire 1870 to 1900.

    C)    World War 1 and 2.

    D)    The Peoples and Cultures of Europe: The Romantic era: Concerns and Features  and Art

    Case Study: Separation of Powers by   Montesquieu

  • Texts: For Sections A & B: David S Mason, A Concise History of Modern Europe, Orient Bu 2012         For Section C:Lawrence  Cunningham and John Reich, Culture and Values, A Survey of tthe Humanities,Harcourt College Publishers 2002 

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:17
The American World( USA)
 

a)      Introduction- American War of Independence, Civil war: Origins, outbreak and results.

b)      Emancipation decree- Women’s suffrage- Afro American political achievements -Progressivism 1890 to 1920 – Economy 1920 to 1950’s major shifts.

c)      The Peoples and Cultures: The Romantic era in America: Literature and Painting – The Age of Jazz

Case Study:Declaration of Independence

Visual text: 12 years a Slave.

Text :Edited, US History, Rice University, 2017

 

 

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:19
The American World ( South America)
 

a)      Early Colonial Empires: Portugal, Spain and France, the age of conquistador and the Spanish conquest of America, The Portuguese empire in the Atlantic, Plantation economy, Slave trade and its impact on Europe.

b)       Colonial Culture and enlightenment – Liberation movements –

c)       Latin America in the 19th century – Since 1900.

Text : For Section A – MeenaxiPhukan, Rise of the Modern West, Trinity Press 1998

For Sections B& C – Benjamin Keen, A History of Latin America, Houghton Mifflin   Harcourt 2009.                           Harcourt 2009.

 

Text Books And Reference Books:

 

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

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

3. Edited, US History, Rice University, 2017

 

4. MeenaxiPhukan, Rise of the Modern West, Trinity Press 1998

 

 

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1.      1.Beat Kumin (ed), The European World 1500 – 1800 An Introduction to Early Modern History,Routledge, 2009.

2.      2. Benjamin Keen, A History of Latin America, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 20091.    

Cr 3. Christopher Lascelles. A Short History of the World. Bloomsbury, London, 2011

4.   4   Arjun Dev and Indira Arjun Dev. History of the World, From the late Nineteenth to the Early Twenty First Century, Orient Blackswan, New Delhi, 2009.

3.        5. Garthine Walker(ed). Writing Early Modern History, Bloomsbury, London, 2005.

4.        6. David .S. Mason, A Concise History of Modern Europe- Liberty, Equality, Solidarity, Orient Blackswan, 2012.

5.        7. Jeremy Black, The World in the Twentieth Century, Routledge, 2002

6.        8. John C Corbally, The Twentieth Century World- 1914 to the Present, Bloomsbury, 2019

7.        9. Daniel R. Brower, The World Since 1945 – A Brief History ( Second Edition ) Pearson Education, 2005

 

  

 

 

Evaluation Pattern

CIA 1 is an experiential activity on representations of Modernity and Modernism for 20 marks.

CIA 2 is a mid semester examination for 50 marks           

 CIA 3 is  inferring History through fiction/ non fiction writing, for 20 marks.          

End semester examination is for 100 marks

Question paper pattern for mid semester Examination.

 

Section A 30 marks ( 15x2=30), Section B 20 marks (10x2=20)

    Question paper pattern for end semester examination.

 

Section A – Essay 2 out of 4                    ( 15 x 2 =  30)

Section B – Short Notes 6 out of 8            (10 x 6 =  60)

Section C – Objective type  5 out of 8       ( 2x 5 =  10)

Total                                                              100

 Evaluation criteria for all Sections    

 70% of the marks for Factual writing

 20% of the marks for Interpretation, Analysis                                                               

10% of the marks for Writing style that includes grammer, spelling and presentation.     g

KAN121 - KANNADA (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:100
Credits:03

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Selections from Old Kannada, Medieval Kannada and Modern Kannada Literature are introduced for I Semester BA/ BSc. courses in the syllabus. This will enrich the students' Language and Communication skills, and also their critical and analytical skills.  This will help them to enhance their social sensitivity.  The rhythm of poetry helps the students to acquire natural speech rhythm.

Course Outcome

  • Initiates to compose a lyrical poem
  • Understands and appreciates poetry as literary art form.
  • Develops analytical and critical bent of mind to compare and analyse the various literature they read and discuss in class.
  • Develops a more humane and service oriented approach to all forms of life around them.
  • Develop awareness about the Kannada Language, Literature and Culture
  • Ability to communicate effectively in speech and in writing.
  • Ability to use better language to communicate effectively

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Old , Medieval and Modern Kannada Literature
 

1. Raghavanka- Harishchandra Kavya. Selected chapter( Purada Punyam Purusha Roopinde Pooguthide) 

2. Vachanas- Devara Dasimayya, Basavanna, Akkamahadevi, Aydakki Lakkamma, Gajesha Masanaiah.

    Keerthanegalu: Purandaradasa, Kanakadasa

3. Modern Kannada poetry: Mumbai Jataka- Dr. G.S. Shivarudrappa, Kari Heggadeya Magalu- B.M.Sri 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
Prose- Selected Short Stories
 

1. Dheera Kumara- A Folk tale

2. Mandannana Marriage- (An episode in Novel Karvalo) K. P. Poornachandra Tejaswi

3. Gili Kathe-(Translation) -  Ravindranath Tagore

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Kannada Grammar
 

1. Differences in Prounounciation ( L-l) (A-H) 

2. Change of meanings

3. Translation: English to Kannada 

 

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Folk Art forms of Karnataka
 

1.Folk Art forms of Karnataka

1. Dollu Kunitha

2.Pooja Kunitha

3.Goravara Kunita

4. Patada Kunitha 

Text Books And Reference Books:

       1. Adipurana- Pampa (Selected Episode) 

       2. Yashodhara Charite- Janna (Selected Episode) 

       3. Harishchandra Kavya- Raghavanka (Selected Episode) 

       4. Shree Sahitya- B M Shreekantaiah

       5. Janapada Kathegalu- Jee sham paramashivaiah

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1. Pampa Ondu Adhyayana- G S Shivarudrappa

2. Vachana Chandrike- L Basavaraju

3. Purandara Sahitya Darshana- S K Ramachandra Rao

4. Kanakadasa- Basrur Subba Rao

5. Samagra Kannada Sahitya Charithre- Ed. G.S Shivarudrappa

 

 

Evaluation Pattern

CIA-1 Written Assignments- 20 Marks

CIA-2 Mid Semsester Examination- 50 Marks

CIA-3 Translation Assignment- English to Kannada -20 Marks

Attendance -05 Marks

End Semester Examination- 50 Marks

POL131 - POLITICAL THEORY (2021 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The course of Political Theory is designed to introduce the students to various concepts of Political Science and Politics. The course familiarizes students with central debates in political theory and permits them an overview of the works of some of the discipline's most pertinent thinkers. It would also highlight the relevance of the core political concepts in the context of modern governance. The course has also incorporated major political ideologies in Political Science.

Course Outcome

By the end of the course, the students will

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the historical development of political ideas and their evolutionary direction.
  • Develop an understanding of the works of key political thinkers and underlying philosophical concepts influencing contemporary political issues.
  • Demonstrate the ability to outline and defend a vision of politics in areas such as justice, democracy, liberty and equality.
  • Distinguish between systematic normative inquiry from other kinds of inquiry within the discipline of political science.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply abstract theory to concrete problems by using the ideas of political theorists to address contemporary social issues.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:14
INTRODUCTION
 

Political Science: Meaning, Nature and Scope. Approaches to the study of Political Science: Normative and Empirical, Behaviouralism and Post-Behaviouralism.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
STATE AND SOVEREIGNTY
 

State: Meaning, Nature and Elements of State. Theories of Origin of State: Evolutionary Divine, Social Contract. State and Civil Society.

Sovereignty: Meaning, Characteristics and Kinds. Theories: Monism and Pluralism.

State Systems: Colonialism, Imperialism, Neo-Imperialism, Decolonization, Globalization.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:20
BASIC CONCEPTS
 

Law: Meaning, Source and Types

Equality, Liberty and Justice: Meaning, Dimensions and Inter-relationship

Rights: Meaning and Types. Human Rights and their safeguards

Power, Authority and Legitimacy

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:16
POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES
 

Liberalism, Socialism, Fascism, Ecologism, Feminism, End of Ideology debate

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:10
DEMOCRACY
 

Democracy: Evolution, Types: Direct and Representative (Territorial, Minority, Proportional, Functional). Challenges before Democracy

Text Books And Reference Books:

Gauba, O.P. (2003), An Introduction to Political Theory, New Delhi: Macmillan.

Jones,C.Ramaswamy,s and Bastow,T. Political Theory:Ideas and Concepts, New Delhi:PHI Leaning Ltd

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

Sabine, G.H. and Thorson, T.L. (1973). A History of Political Theory. New Delhi: OUP and IBH.

Mc Kinnon, C. (2008). Issues in Political Theory. New York: OUP.

Bhargava, Rajeev and Acharya, Ashok. (eds.) Political Theory: An Introduction. New Delhi: Pearson Longman.

Heywood, Andrew (2015), Political Theory: An Introduction, London: Palgrave Macmillan. 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Bhagwan, V. and Bhushan, V.  (2011). Principles and Concepts of Political Theory. Noida: Kalyani.

Mahajan, V.D. (2010). Political Theory. New Delhi: S Chand.

Singhal, SC. (2009). Political Theory. Agra: Lakshmi Narain Agarwal.

 

Evaluation Pattern

 

Assessment Pattern

 

CIA 1

10%

CIA 2 –Mid Sem Exam

25%

CIA 3

10%

Attendance

05%

 

SAN121 - SANSKRIT (2021 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Janakiharana of Kumaradasa is the first Sanskrit mahakavya, so far as the extant literature goes, to deal solely with the whole of the Ramayana story. Its further interest is that it was produced in Ceylon, showing thereby the wider world over which Sanskrit had its sway. After manuscripts of the full text of the poem in twenty cantos had to come to light in South India, what is now presented was the first systematc and critical study to be undertaken to the author and the text and its position vis-a-vis other Mahakavyas. In addition to the above study and the critical edition of the cantos which were at that time unpublished the examination of the large number of extra-verses found in some MSS of the text and showing them as interpolations.

Course Outcome

To develop linguistic skills

To develop communication skills

To analyse and appreciate the poem and literature

To acquaint the students with the linguistic features, aesthetic sense and other specific key features of famous Sanskrit poetry.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:42
Janaki Haranam
 

Selected shlokas 1-60 shlokas

Kumāradāsa is the author of a Sanskrit Mahākāvya called the Jānakī-haraṇa or Jānakī’s abduction. Jānakī is another name of Sita, wife of Rama. Sita was abducted by Ravana when she along with Rama, exiled from his kingdom, and Lakshmana was living in a forest which incident is taken from Ramayana ('Rama’s Journey'), the great Hindu epic written by Valmiki.

The Sinhalese translation of his work, Jānakī-haraṇa, gave credence to the belief that Kumāradāsa was King Kumāradhātusena (513-522 A.D.) of Sri Lanka but scholars do not make any such identification even though the poet at the end of his poem says that his father, Mānita, a commander of the rearguard of the Sinhalese King Kumāramaṇi, died in battle on the day he was born and that his maternal uncles, Megha and Agrabodhi, brought him up. Rajasekhara, who lived around 900 A.D., in his Kāvyamīmāmsā refers to the poet as born blind - मेधाविरुद्रकुमारदासादयः जात्यन्धाः. There is also a tradition that this poem was written by Kalidasa. Kumāradāsa came after Kalidasa and lived around 500 A.D., later than Bhāravi but before Māgha. While writing Jānakī-haraṇa, he certainly had before him Raghuvaṃśa of Kalidasa.[1] 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:42
Grammar
 

 

Sandhis and lakaras          

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:3
grammar
 

Samasa prakaranam

Text Books And Reference Books:

Books for References: -

1)      Janakiharanam of Kumaradasa edited by  C K Swaminathan

2)      Janakiharanam edited by G.R. Nandargikar

3)      Sanskrit Grammar Translation from English to Sanskrit by M.R. Kale

Sanskrit Grammar Kannada version by Satish Hegde.                                   

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Ramayana of Valmiki

Champu Ramayana of Bhoja 

Evaluation Pattern

 

 

CIA 1 Wikipedia assignments

 

CIA 2 Mid semester examinations

 

CIA 3 Wikipedia assignments

 

TAM121 - TAMIL (2021 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Poems of Bharatiyar and Bharatidasan and poems by women poets with feminine sensibilities  will initiate the students into the modern period with all its complexities. The short stories by Ambai offers a matured vision of life through a varied characters and situatins. A new concept, Cultural Studies, will take the students beyond prescribed syllabus to include music, theatre, painting and films out of whcih the art form of music is taken up for the first semester.

Course Outcome

To make the students experience the impact made by Bharathiyar and Bharathidasan during the 20th century and to bring them to the realities of 21st century. They will also learn, on their own, about the nuances of music and a unique aesthetic experience it offers 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Modern Poetry- Bharathiyar
 

1. Kannan yen sevagan

2. Kannan yen kozhandhai

3. Kannan yen vilayatu pillai

4. Kannan yen kadhalan

5. Kannan yen kadhali

 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
Bharathi dasan
 

1. Kadal

2. Kundram

3. Nyaairu

4. Aal

5. Chittrur

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Contemporary Cultural Issues
 

Prose including reference to contemporary literary issues

1. Oru karupu silanthi udan oru iravu- Ambai

Cultural studies, Indian festivals

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Penniya kavithaigal
 

1.Ottadai -Thamarai

2. Kapinaani thozhudhal- Ponmani vairamutu

3. Yendhan tozha- Subhathra

4. Kadal konda pen puram- Andal priya dharshini

5. Pen- P. Kalpana '

 

 

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:2
Grammer- Language skills
 

Pira mozhi chorkal

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:3
Common topic
 

Isai

Text Books And Reference Books:

 

Malliga, R et al (ed).Thamilppathirattu I.Bangalore: Prasaranga,2011

     ‘Oru Karuppuchilanthiyudan Or Iravu’ by Ambai,

 

      published by Kalachuvadu Publications, Nagercoil, 2014

 

 

 

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

 Varadarajan, Mu.  Thamil Ilakkia Varalaru . New Delhi:Sahitya Akademi, 2008

 Sivathambi, Ka.Thamil Sirukathaiyin Thorramum Valarchiyum.Coimbatore: NCBH, 2009

 Ragunathan,C.Bharathi: Kalamum Karuthum, Chennai:NCBH, 1971

 

Ramakrishnan S 100 Sirantha Sirukathaigal, Chennai: Discovery Books, 2013

 

Evaluation Pattern

With a total of 100 marks, 50 marks will come from Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) and the remaining 50 marks will come from end semester exanination. While the end semester examination will be fully theory based the CIA will consist of Wikipedia entries, assignments, theatre production, book review and other activities

AEN221 - ADDITIONAL ENGLISH (2021 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The second semester has a variety of writing from India, Pakistan and Srilanka. The various essays, short stories and poems deal with various socio-economic, cultural and political issues that are relevant to modern day India and the Indian sub-continent and will enable students to comprehend issues of identity-politics, caste, religion, class, and gender. All of the selections either in the manner of their writing, the themes they deal with or the ideologies that govern them are contemporary in relevance and sensibility, whether written by contemporary writers or earlier writers. Excerpts from interviews, autobiographical writings, sports and city narratives are added to this section to introduce students to the varied genres of literature.

The objectives of this course are

to expose students to the rich literary and cultural diversity of  Indian literatures

to sensitise students on the social, political, historical and cultural ethos that has shaped the nation- INDIA

to enable to grasp and appreciate the variety and abundance of Indian writing, of which this compilation is just a passing glance

 

to learn and appreciate India through association of ideas in the texts and the external contexts (BhashaUtsav will be an intrinsic help in this endeavour)

 

Course Outcome

The students will become

more aware culturally, ethically, socially and politically as citizens

the course will sensitize students towards cultural, social, religious and ethnic diversities and help them engage with their peers and all around them in a more understanding and ‘educated’ manner.

it will also enable them through the activities conducted to become more proactive citizens/participants in society.

aware of the dynamics of gender, identity, communalism and politics of this vast nation through its literature.

 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Poetry
 

1.      Jayanta Mahapatra    “Grandfather”

 

2.      Meena Alexander    “Rites of Sense”

 

3.      K.Satchidanandan      “Cactus”

 

4.      Jean Arasanayagam   “Nallur”

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Short Stories
 

1.      Temsula Ao             “The Journey”

 

2.      A. K Ramanujan       “Annaya’s Anthropology”

 

3.      Sundara Ramswamy   “Waves”

 

4.      Ashfaq Ahmed            “Mohsin Mohalla”

 

5.      T.S Pillai                      “In the Floods”

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:20
Essays
 

1.      Salman Rushdie        “Gandhi Now”

 

2.      Amartya Sen             “Sharing the World”

 

3.      Suketu Mehta            “Country of the No”

 

4.      Rahul Bhattacharya     “Pundits From Pakistan” (An Excerpt)

Text Books And Reference Books:

The textbook "Reading Diversity"

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Online references for Comprehension Questions in the textbook

Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation Pattern

CIA 1: Classroom assignment/test for 20 marks keeping in tune with the course objectives and learning outcomes.

CIA 2: Mid-semester written exam for 50 marks

CIA 3: Collage, tableaus, skits, talk shows, documentaries, Quizzes or any proactive            creative assignments that might help students engage with India as a cultural space. This is to be done keeping in tune with the course objectives and learning outcomes.


Question Paper Pattern        

Mid Semester Exam: 2 Hrs

Section A: 4x5= 20

Section B: 2x15=30

Total                  50

End Semester Exam: 2 hrs

Section A: 5 x 5 = 25

Section B: 5 x 15= 75

Total                   100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ECO231 - PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (2021 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

It aims at providing a systematic introduction to mainstream approaches to the study of macroeconomics in the current century. It has been designed in such a way that it stimulates awareness on macroeconomic challenges and policy management in progressive nations. It also aims at developing the ability for objective reasoning about macroeconomic issues.

Course Outcome

  • It provides the student a strong foundation in macroeconomics and helps in understanding the policy implications in emerging economies.
  • It helps in understanding the contribution of various macroeconomic schools and in evaluating their policy prescriptions.
  • It enables the student to evaluate the pros and cons of different macroeconomic policies in real situations.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:14
Measuring a Nation's Income and Cost of Living
 

Economy’s Income and Expenditure: Measurement of GDP, components of GDP, real versus nominal GDP, the GDP Deflator. The Consumer Price Index: calculation of CPI, GDP deflator versus the CPI, correcting the economic variables for the effects of inflation, real versus nominal interest rates

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Goods and Money Market
 

Saving and Investment in the National Income Accounts. The Market for Loanable Funds; Policy changes and impact on the market for loanable funds. Meaning and functions of Money. Banks and Money supply; Money creation with 100 per cent Reserve Banking and Fractional Reserve Banking. Central Bank tools of Monetary Control. Classical Theory of Inflation; Classical Dichotomy and Monetary Neutrality. Velocity and Quantity Equation; Fisher Effect. Costs of Inflation.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:18
Aggregate Demand, Aggregate Supply & Influence of Monetary and Fiscal Policy on Aggregate Demand
 

Three key facts about economic fluctuations. Short run Economic Fluctuations: Aggregate Demand Curve, Aggregate Supply Curve and the two causes of economic fluctuations. Monetary Policy influence on Aggregate Demand. The Theory of Liquidity Preference. Fiscal Policy influence Aggregate Demand: The Multiplier Effect and Crowding – out Effect.  Stabilisation Policy and Active versus Automatic Stabilisers.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:18
Short Run Trade-Off between Inflation and Unemployment
 

Philips Curve and shifts in Philips Curve: The Role of Expectations, shifts in Philips Curve and the Role of Supply Shocks. The Cost of reducing Inflation. Rational Expectations and the possibility of costless disinflation.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:10
Six Debates over Macroeconomic Policy
 

Monetary and Fiscal Policy – pros and cons. Handling Recession: higher spending versus tax cuts. Monetary Policy: rule versus discretion; Central Bank: zero inflation. Balanced Budget debate. Tax Law reformation for savings debate.

Text Books And Reference Books:

  1. Mankiw, Gregory N (2012). Principles of Macroeconomics, 6th Edition, Cengage Learning India.
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

  1. Sloman, John, (2006). Economics, 6th Ed., Pearson Education.
  2. Ackley,  G.  (1976). Macroeconomics, Theory  and  Policy, Macmillan Publishing Company, New York.
  3. Day.A.C.L.(1960). Outline of Monetary Economics, Oxford University Press, New Delhi.
  4. Heijdra,B.J. and F.V.Ploeg (2001). Foundations of Modern Macro economics, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  5. Lewis, M.K. and P.D. Mizan (2000). Monetary Economics, Oxford University Press, New Delhi.
  6. Shapiro, E. (1996). Macro economics Analysis, Galgotia Publications, NewDelhi.
  7. Dillard, D.(1960), The Economics of John Maynard Keynes, Crossby Lockwood and Sons, London.
  8. Hanson, A.H. (1963). A Guide to Keynes, McGraw Hill, New York.
  9. Keynes, J.M. (1936). The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, Macmillan, London.
  10. Farmer, Roger.(2001). Macro economics, II Edition. ISBN.
  11. Stanley Fischer and Rudiger Dornbusch. Macro Economics, London. MacGraw-Hill.
 
Evaluation Pattern

CIA 1 : 20 Marks

CIA II : 50 Marks (Mid Semester Examination).  Time: 2 Hours

CIA III : 20 Marks

ESE      : 100 Marks (End Semester Examination).  Time: 3 Hours

ENG221 - ENGLISH - II (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:100
Credits:2

Course Objectives/Course Description

 
  • To expose learners to a variety of texts to interact with
  • To help learners classify ideologies and be able to express the same
  • To expose learners to visual texts and its reading formulas
  • To help learners develop a taste to appreciate works of literature through the organization of language
  • To help develop critical thinking
  • To help learners appreciate literature and the language nuances that enhances its literary values
  • To help learners understand the relationship between the world around them and the text/literature
  • To help learners negotiate with content and infer meaning contextually
  • To help learners understand logical sequencing of content and process information

·         To help improve their communication skills for larger academic purposes and vocational purposes

·         To enable learners to learn the contextual use of words and the generic meaning

·         To enable learners to listen to audio content and infer contextual meaning

·         To enable learners to be able to speak for various purposes and occasions using context specific language and expressions

·         To enable learners to develop the ability to write for various purposes using suitable and precise language.

Course Outcome

·         Understand how to engage with texts from various countries, historical, cultural specificities and politics

·         Understand and develop the ability to reflect upon and comment on texts with various themes

·         Develop an analytical and critical bent of mind to compare and analyze the various literature they read and discuss in class

·         Develop the ability to communicate both orally and in writing for various purposes

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:6
food
 

1.  Long text:    Witches’ Loaves

O Henry

2.   Short text:  Portion size is the trick!!!

By Ranjani Raman

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:6
language
 

Presentation skills

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:6
Language
 

Report writing

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:6
Fashion
 

1.Long text: In the Height of Fashion-Henry Lawson

 

2. short text: Crazy for Fashion- BabatundeAremu

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:6
Architecture
 

1.    long text:  Bharat Bhavan

By Charles Correa

2.   Short text:  The Plain Sense of Things

By Wallace Stevens

 

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:6
Language
 

Group Discussion

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:6
Language
 

Interview skills and CV writing

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:6
Management
 

1.Long Text: The Amazing Dabbawalas of Mumbai- ShivaniPandita

 

2. Short Text:

If

By Rudyard Kupling

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:6
History
 

1.    Long tet: Whose Ambedkar is he anyway?

           By KanchaIlaiah

 

2. Short text: Dhauli

By JayantaMahapatra

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:6
language
 

Developing arguments- debating

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:6
War
 

1.    Long text: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

By Ambrose Bierce

2.     Short text: Strange meeting

By Wilfred Owen

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:6
language
 

Letter writing and email writing

Unit-7
Teaching Hours:6
Social Media
 

1.Long text: Facebook and the Epiphanator: An

End to Endings?

            By Paul Ford

2. Short text:  'Truth in the time of Social Media' by Girish Balachandran

Unit-7
Teaching Hours:6
language
 

Ethics of writing on social media platforms

Unit-8
Teaching Hours:3
visual text
 

BBC Documentary- Dabbawalas

Text Books And Reference Books:

ENGlogue 1

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

teacher manual and worksheets that teachers would provide. Listening skills worksheets.

Evaluation Pattern

CIA1- 20

MSE-50

CIA3- 20

ESE- 50 online and 50 written

FRN221 - FRENCH (2021 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

French as a second language in the UG program. The method Génération A1 consists of a student's book and an activity book, both included in the digital manual. It consists of 6 units preceded by an initial section of 'Welcome'. The structure of each unit marks a real learning journey.

 

Course Objectives

·       To develop linguistic competencies and sharpen oral and written communicative skills

·       To familiarize learners to certain aspects of francophone civilization.

·       To enable learners to engage in simple everyday situations

Course Outcome

Enhancement of linguistic competencies and sharpening of written and oral communicative skills. Being aware of francophone civilization. Ability to engage in simple conversations in French.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Culture: A country of vacation
 

Dossier 4- Culture: A country of vacation

 

Lesson 1: Hobbies

Lexicon – Hobbies, daily activities, matter

Grammar – Interrogative adjectives, ordinal numbers, time, direct object personal pronouns

Speech acts – Speaking about tastes and preferences