Department of SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK

Syllabus for
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology, Sociology, Economics)
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
KAN121 KANNADA Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 03 100
PSY131 BASIC PSYCHOLOGICAL PROCESSES - I Core Courses 5 5 100
SAN121 SANSKRIT Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 3 100
SOC131 FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIOLOGY-I Core Courses 5 5 100
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 - 3 3 100
ECO231 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS - 5 5 100
ENG221 ENGLISH - II - 3 2 100
FRN221 FRENCH - 3 3 100
HIN221 HINDI - 3 3 100
KAN221 KANNADA - 3 03 100
PSY231 BASIC PSYCHOLOGICAL PROCESSES - II - 5 5 100
SAN221 SANSKRIT - 3 3 100
SOC231 FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIOLOGY - II - 5 5 100
TAM221 TAMIL - 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
KAN321 KANNADA Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 03 100
PSY331 LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT Core Courses 5 5 100
PSY351 PSYCHOLOGICAL STATISTICS AND EXPERIMENTS - I Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 2 2 50
SAN321 SANSKRIT Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 3 3 100
SOC331 CLASSICAL SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES Core Courses 5 5 100
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 - 3 3 100
ECO431 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS - 5 5 100
ENG421 ENGLISH-IV - 3 2 100
FRN421 FRENCH - 3 3 100
HIN421 HINDI - 3 3 100
KAN421 KANNADA - 3 03 100
PSY431 BASIC SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - 5 5 100
PSY451 PSYCHOLOGICAL STATISTICS AND EXPERIMENTS - II - 2 2 50
SAN421 SANSKRIT - 3 3 100
SOC421 SERVICE LEARNING - 2 2 50
SOC431 STUDY OF INDIAN SOCIETY - 5 5 100
TAM421 TAMIL - 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
PSY531 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY Core Courses 4 4 100
PSY541A INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY Discipline Specific Elective 4 4 100
PSY541B SCHOOL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY Discipline Specific Elective 4 4 100
PSY541C SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY Discipline Specific Elective 4 4 100
PSY541D CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY Discipline Specific Elective 4 4 100
PSY541E INTRODUCTION OF NEUROPSYCHOLOGY Discipline Specific Elective 4 4 100
PSY551 PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH METHODS AND ASSESSMENT-I Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course 2 2 50
SOC531 METHODS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH Core Courses 4 4 100
SOC541A ANALYSIS OF CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL PROBLEMS Discipline Specific Elective 4 4 100
SOC541C SOCIAL ECOLOGY Discipline Specific Elective 4 4 100
SOC541D SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION Discipline Specific Elective 4 4 100
SOC581 DISSERTATION-I Skill Enhancement Course 0 2 100
6 Semester - 2019 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
ECO631 INDIAN ECONOMY - 4 4 50
ECO641A ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS - 4 4 100
ECO641B FINANCIAL ECONOMICS - 4 4 100
ECO681 DISSERTATION - 0 4 100
PSY632 HEALTH AND WELLBEING - 4 4 100
PSY641A POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY - 4 4 100
PSY641B MEDIA PSYCHOLOGY - 4 4 100
PSY641C ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND HUMAN-MACHINE INTERFACE - 4 4 100
PSY641D CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR - 4 4 100
PSY641E INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY - 4 4 100
PSY651 PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH METHODS AND ASSESSMENT-II - 2 2 50
SOC631 WOMEN AND SOCIETY - 4 4 100
SOC641A STUDY OF SOCIAL MOVEMENTS - 4 4 100
SOC641C SOCIOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT - 4 4 100
SOC641D MEDIA AND SOCIETY - 4 4 100
SOC681 DISSERTATION-II - 0 2 100
      

    

Department Overview:

The Department of Sociology was one of the first to be established at Christ College, now Christ (Deemed to be University), Bangalore, in 1969. Ever since the inception of the department it has been at the forefront of innovations in the pursuit of academic excellence.

The Department was the first to offer a Master’s Program in Sociology. It was among the first few to offer Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs within the University. The department also offers Sociology in the BA (Sociology) of Arts (BA) Program. Sociology is also offered for the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM).

We also handle courses on Population Studies and Social Problems for the University Studies Abroad Consortium, (USAC). USAC provides efficient and responsible programs where students studying abroad can accumulate credits for the basic requirements of their Bachelors Program. 

Mission Statement:

Vision:

The Vision of the Department of Sociology is to promote globally competent scholars who are grounded in knowledge and have the ability to use this to transform the world they live in. This Vision is deployed in all the programs that the Department handles. Promote pursuit of academic excellence globally within a dynamic academic   environment

  • To facilitate the development of socially sensitive holistic minds
  • Cultivate professionals with criti
Introduction to Program:

The Course in Sociology which is part of BA (Sociology) aims to provide a systematic introduction to Sociology. It lays emphasis on the theoretical and methodological foundations of Sociology. Equal importance is given to a systematic introduction to Sociology as a discipline, Classical Sociological Theories and Sociological studies in India. Contributions of eminent Indian Sociologists and substantial themes of Indian Society are included in the syllabus. 

Program Objective:

The students are exposed to divergent perspectives within Sociology and acquire the necessary skills to understand various social phenomena through the perspectives of Sociology. The Department offers papers on Women and Society and Social Research methods. Students are offered a choice between three sets of electives in the Fifth and the Sixth Semesters which will help them to choose the direction of study they would like to pursue further.

By the end of the programme students should be able to:

(PO1. Academic expertise): Exhibit knowledge of the discipline; Identify and explain seminal pieces of work in the area; Conduct guided academic inquiries in various areas of interest in the chosen discipline; Apply theoretical notions into practice in different forms

(PO2. Critical Thinking): Recognize the social structures underlying our society; Identify the implications of the same in our existence; Ana

Assesment Pattern

CIA I and CIA III are conducted by respective faculty in the form of different types of assignments. At least two components for CIAs as decided by the concerned faculty.

MSE will be held for odd semesters in the month of August and even semesters in the month of January.

Examination And Assesments

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) forms 50% and the end semester examination forms the other 50% of the marks in theory. CIA 1 and 3 are faculty-initiated ones, CIA 2 is the Mid-semester examination. CIA marks are awarded based on the performance in assignments, MSE, and class assignments (Quiz, presentations, Moodle-based tests, problem-solving, minor projects, MOOC, etc.). The MSE & ESE for each theory paper is of two & three hours respectively.

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)

  

 

Learning 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

Learning 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.

Learning 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

Learning 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.

Learning 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

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.

Learning 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

PSY131 - BASIC PSYCHOLOGICAL PROCESSES - I (2021 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 an introduction to the study of basic psychological processes offered to the first-semester undergraduate students of psychology. It is an introductory paper that gives an understanding of the field of psychology, scope, and multiple perspectives and disciplines that provide a holistic picture of human behaviour. Students will learn the key concepts, classic examples, and modern and practical applications of fundamental psychological theories, methods, and tools. Emphasis is on the basic psychological processes of personality, learning, consciousness, motivation and emotion. This course allows them to learn the basics and demonstrate the skills that a student needs to move on to the more specific and in-depth psychology courses that follow. This course will help the learner to learn about

  • The world of Psychology with a brief historical sketch of the science of psychology, multiple perspectives and recent trends in the field.
  • The biological basis of behaiour
  • The fundamental processes underlying human behaviour such as learning, motivation, emotion, personality
  • Ethics in studying human behaviour and using them in academic assignments. Students will have an opportunity to develop skills such as writing, making presentations and using technology for academic purposes and teamwork.

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course the learner will be able to:

  1. Explain psychological concepts, including fundamental concepts, principles, theoretical perspectives, overarching themes, and arguments from across a range of psychology content domains like learning, personality, motivation, emotion and consciousness to various situations and contexts.
  2. Critically evaluate the different schools of thought in psychology
  3. Define the basic biological process that influence behaviour
  4. Analyse methods of scientific inquiry, evidence-based thinking, and critical thinking skills to psychological phenomena and examples of psychological science
  5. Write assignments and make presentations demonstrating basic knowledge of APA (American Psychological Association) style.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
History and Schools of Thought
 

In this unit, we will examine the history of Western psychological theorizing from its beginnings in ancient Greece, through to the schools and perspectives of psychology including Structuralism, Functionalism, Psychodynamic, Biological, Behavioristic, Gestalt, Cognitive, Cross-cultural, Humanistic and Evolutionary. The aim is both to build a familiarity with psychology’s intellectual origins and to foster an awareness of its many false steps, dead-ends, and alternative pathways to gain a better appreciation of the social, cultural, and, above all, psychological influences on the theorizing of psychologists. Students will be able to define psychology and understand what psychologists do and identify the major fields of study and theoretical perspectives within psychology and know their similarities and differences. In the end, students will be ale to gain a better appreciation of why contemporary psychology takes the shape it does, describe the evolution of psychology and the major pioneers in the field, identify the various approaches, fields, and subfields of psychology along with their major concepts and important figures and describe the value of psychology and possible careers paths for those who study psychology

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Biological basis of behaviour
 

Explain the biological perspective of psychology as it applies to the role of the nervous system and endocrine system in regard to behaviour and mental processes. Identify and describe the important structures of these systems. It is an introductory survey of the relationship between human behaviour and brain function. Discuss the interaction between biological factors and experience, methods and issues related to biological advances, develop an understanding of the influence of behaviour, cognition, and the environment on the bodily systems, and develop an appreciation of the neurobiological basis of psychological function and dysfunction. 

Laboratory Demonstration: Biofeedback/ EEG/ Eye-tracking

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Learning
 
This unit introduces students to the principles of learning and how those principles can be used to modify human behaviour. Explain the behavioural perspective of psychology and relate classical and operant conditioning concepts to student-generated scenarios. The course emphasizes the application of learning theories and principles. Topics include reinforcement, extinction, punishment, schedules of reinforcement, stimulus discrimination, prompting and fading, stimulus-response chaining, generalization, modelling, rule-governed behaviour, problem-solving, latent learning, observational learning, insight learning, concept learning, general case instruction, and stimulus equivalence.  
 
Laboratory Demonstration: Trial and Error learning, Habit Interference, Maze Learning 
Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Personality
 

This unit is an introduction to the psychological study of human personality, broadly speaking and more specifically in terms of how we may understand individual differences in personality and the personalities of individual persons. Personality psychologists use empirical methods of behavioural and clinical science to understand people in biological, social, and cultural contexts. Students will learn the strengths and weaknesses of the major personality theories, as well as how to assess, research and apply these theories. As much as possible, application to real-life situations will be discussed. Students would be able to identify the various perspectives that are common in the area of personality psychology and critically evaluate each in terms of its explanatory and predictive power, discuss theories and perspectives of personality development: psychoanalytic, humanistic, trait, and social-cognitive, understand classic and current empirical measurement tools and approaches to investigation for personality assessment in psychological and clinical science and develop an understanding of the concept of individual differences with the goal to promote self-reflection and understanding of self and others.

 Laboratory Demonstration: Sentence completion test, NEO-PI, Type A/B

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:15
Motivation and Emotion
 

The unit will explain how behaviour is energized and directed by the complex mixture of motives and emotions and describe the various theories that have been developed to explain motivation and emotion. Unit aims to explain motivation, how it is influenced, and major theories about motivation. We will describe hunger and eating in relation to motivation, obesity, anorexia, and bulimia; sexual behaviour and research about sexuality; and explain theories of emotion and how we express and recognise emotion

Laboratory Demonstration: Level of motivation, Achievement motivation, 

Text Books And Reference Books:

 Weiten, W. (2014). Psychology: Themes and Variations (Briefer Version, 9th edition). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

King, L. A. (2010). Experience Psychology. McGraw-Hill.

Gazzaniga, Heatherton, Halpern (2015). Psychological Science, 5th Edition, Norton.

Feldman.S.R.(2009).Essentials of understanding psychology ( 7th Ed.) Tata Mc Graw Hill.

Evaluation Pattern

 CIA (CONTINUOUS INTERNAL ASSESSMENT)    

  •  CIA I –Written Assignment /Individual Assignment  - Total Marks 20     
  •  CIA II – Mid Semester Examination                        - Total marks 50                          
  •  CIA III –Activity-based Assignment                        - Total marks 20
  •   CIA I + II + III                                                      = 90 /100 = 45/50 
  •   Attendance                                                            = 5 marks 
  •  Total                                                                      = 100 = 50 

End Semester Examination : Total Marks=100=50

Question paper pattern

  •  Section A        Brief, concepts, definitions, applications               2 marks x 10 = 20
  •  Section B         Short Answers: Conceptual/Application                5 marks x 4   = 20
  •  Section C        Essay Type: Descriptive/Conceptual                       15 marks x 3 = 45
  •  Section D        Compulsory: Case Study (Application)                    15 X 1           = 15

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.

Learning 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

 

SOC131 - FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIOLOGY-I (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: 

The two papers offered during the first and the second semesters of the BA program will introduce students to Sociology as a social science distinct in its approach. It will also encourage the students to inculcate the Sociological perspective even as they are introduced to the subject matter and the methods of study adopted by the discipline. During the first semester, students will be introduced to the origins of Sociology, its founding fathers and the theoretical perspectives.

Course Objectives: 

  • To develop sociological imagination that will help students to rethink how social systems operate through individuals
  • To gain a comprehensive understanding of some of the major topics studied by sociologists

Learning Outcome

By the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define and use a range of key sociological concepts and sociological perspectives to study social phenomena
  • Identify and differentiate between major theoretical perspectives and micro perspectives and use them to analyse aspects of society
  • Demonstrate an understanding of aspects of social structure and how it shapes social reality
  • Explain and evaluate the significance of culture and socialization in shaping social beings
  • Critically examine the function of social institutions such as family, polity, economy, religion, law, and education

UNIT-1
Teaching Hours:10
Sociology as a discipline
 
  1. Sociology: the discipline and its emergence
  2. Sociological Imagination (C W Mills) perspective
  3. Theoretical orientations
    1. Structural Functionalist perspective
    2. Conflict perspective
    3. Micro perspectives 
UNIT-2
Teaching Hours:15
Social structure and groups
 
  1. Society, Community, Association and Institution   
  2. Status and role
  3. Power and authority
  4. Groups: Primary, Secondary
UNIT-3
Teaching Hours:20
Culture and Socialization
 
  1. Components of culture
    1. Values
    2. Norms
    3. Beliefs
  2. Culture shock, ethnocentrism and xenophobia
  3. Socialisation 
  4. Agents of Socialization
UNIT-4
Teaching Hours:15
Social Institutions I
 
  1. Family 
  2. Education
  3. Religion
UNIT-5
Teaching Hours:15
Social Institutions II
 
  1. Economy 
  2. Politics 
  3. Law
Text Books And Reference Books:

Berger, P. L. (2007). Invitation to sociology. United States: Academic Internet.

Bottomore, T. B. (1969). Sociology. London: Allen & Unwin.

Fulcher, J. & J Scott. (2007). Sociology. (3rd ed.). OUP.

Haralambos, M. & R.M.Heald. (2006). Sociology: Themes and Perspective. London: Harper Collins.

Henslin, J. (2009). Sociology: A Down to Earth Approach. (10thed.).USA: Pearson. 

Jayaram, N. (1988). Introductory Sociology. Madras: MacMillan.

Macionis, J.  (1996). Sociology. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

Mills, C. W. (2000). Sociological Imagination. Oxford University Press.

Miner, H. (1956). Body ritual among the Nacirema. American Anthropologist, 1956, 58(3), 503-507.

Ritzer, G. (2011). Sociological Theory. McGraw Hill.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Bauman, Z. (1990). Thinking Sociologically. London: Blackwell.

Nisbet, R. (1967). The Sociological Tradition. London: Heinemann.

Williams, R. (1976). Key words. London: Fontana Publications.

Evaluation Pattern

·         Continuous Internal Assessment or CIA constitutes a total of 50 marks. The distribution is as follows:

§  CIA I is a 10 marks assignment and involves the adoption of any one or two of the following methods: written Assignment, Book/Article review, group presentations, symposium, group task, Individual seminars, Quiz, and class test.

§  CIA II is the 2 hour long 25 mark Mid semester Examination (50 marks reduced to 25 mark weightage) conducted during August/January 

The pattern for the exam is as follows:

Section A: Attempt any 3 questions out of the 5/6 options given. Each question carries 5 marks

Section B: Attempt any 2 questions out of the 3 options given. Each question carries 10 marks

Section C: This section has 1 compulsory question that carries 15 marks

§  CIA III carries 10 marks and is based on an assignment that is set for the course. 

§  Attendance - Attendance carries 5 marks 

·  End Semester Examination (ESE) is conducted at the end of the semester. This is a 3 hour long exam for a weightage of 50 marks

                      The pattern for the exam is given below:

Section A: Attempt any 6 questions out of the 9 options given. Each question carries 5 marks

Section B: Attempt any 4 questions out of the 6 options given. Each question carries 10 marks

                         Section C: Attempt any 2 questions out of the 3 options given. Each question carries 15 marks

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.

Learning 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)

 

Learning 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.

Learning 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.

Learning 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

Learning 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

 

   
 

Lesson 2: The routine

Lexicon – Weather and time, frequency

Grammar – Pronominal verbs, first group verbs, verb ‘to take’

Speech acts – Describing one’s day

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:5
Poem
 

1. Demain dès l'aube (Tomorrow from dawn)- Victor Hugo

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
I discover
 

Dossier 5 - I discover

Lesson 1: Where to shop?

Lexicon – Food, quantity, trade and traders

Grammar – Partitive articles, pronouns of quantity, very or very much

Speech acts – At the restaurant -ordering and commenting

   
 

Lesson 2: Discover and Taste

Lexicon – To ask and say the price, services, modes of payment

Grammar – It is/ He is, imperative tense, it is necessary, verbs ‘to owe’, ‘to be able,

                  ‘to know’, ‘to wish/want’

Speech acts -Inviting and responding to an invitation

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:5
Poem
 

 

2. Le Lac (The Lake) - Alphonse de Lamartine

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:10
Culture: Gourmet Countries
 

Dossier 6- Culture: Gourmet Countries

 

Lesson 1: Everyone is having fun

Lexicon- Outings, situating in time

Grammar – Demonstrative adjectives, formation of the feminine, indefinite pronoun ‘one’

                   Immediate future

Speech acts – Describing an outfit

   
 

Lesson 2: Daily routine of Teenagers

Lexicon – The family, clothes and accessories

Grammar – Simple past tense, first group verbs ending in ‘yer’, verbs ‘to see’ and ‘to go out’

Speech acts – Writing a friendly message                                                                                                         

 

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:5
Revision
 

Revision of grammar and skills

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

1.     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%

HIN221 - 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 text book ”Samakaleen Kahaniyam is a contemporary socio-political issues based story collection edited by Dr.Vanaja  Published by Rajpal and sons, New Delhi.  In this semester four visual texts/film appreciation and famous four film directors of India from different languages have been incorporated along with conversation writing and practices to improve the spoken skills of the students.

 

 

 

Course Objectives:

 

Students are exposed to the world of Hindi fiction particularly short stories. Film appreciation helps them to improve their writing and analytical skills and know more about the thematic and technical aspects of Cinema.  The module ‘Film Directors’ will inspire students to achieve professionally and personally.  Conversation practice enable them to use the correct form of language by which spoken communication skill will be enhanced.

 

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course the student should 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 short stories.

●    CO3: Understand and appreciate the thematic and technical aspects of Hindi movies through visual text.

●    CO4: Enhance the basic research skills through CIAs.

 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Samakaleen Kahaniyam
 

The text book “  Samakaleen Kahaniyam    ” is a story collection edited by Dr. Vanaja from contemporary writers of Hindi Literature.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Film Studies
 

  • Movie review-Theesari Kasam, English-Vinglish,Dangal and Ankur.                                           ,
  • Bharathiya cenema ke vikhyath kalakar-Satyajit Roy,Girish Kasaravalli,Shyam Benegal and Adoor Gopalakrishnan.                                             

Level of knowledge: Conceptual

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Conversation Writing