The BA in Liberal Arts is a cross-disciplinary degree that draws on the combined expertise of the faculties of Historical Studies, Arts, Business and Industries, Media Studies, Global Economics, Law and Political Science. It is an interdisciplinary program stemming from the philosophy of Humanities, exploring global issues from political science, economic, sociological, and historical lens – especially keeping the extraordinary times we live in. It is designed keeping the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations in mind - Building on the principle of ‘leaving no one behind’, emphasises a holistic approach to achieving sustainable development for all.
The Program also emphasises a research orientation in the syllabus, pedagogy and all other initiatives. The core strength is to make students of the program, high value candidates in the placement sector and in centres of advanced learning too.
The influence and presence of the past is felt everywhere and every day in our lives. Movies, newspapers or the internet bombard us and expose us to the past – both familiar and unfamiliar. However, the barrage of information and the forces of globalisation have led to increasing questions on the relevance and the value of the past – indeed a denial even. The Liberal Arts Program refers to the concept of globalisation in all its forms – including political, biological, digital, cultural, economic, and most importantly – historical. This will be an interdisciplinary exploration of a set of global issues through a very comprehensive lens and will delve into people, commodities, ideas, heritage and even diseases moving around the world - with a focus shifting to integrate mathematical, logical, analytical and creative skills in higher education. The Liberal Arts Program is meant to foster innovative problem solving by providing students with a variety of methods and analytic tools.
We at Christ firmly believe that new ideas come from ‘thinking outside the box’ and developing new perspectives that combine diverse ways of knowing the world. And with our enabling environment, empowered leadership and governance structure, we are breaking away from the pattern of conventional and rigid program and creating student-centric, flexible learning systems, and allow students to explore and curate their own visions and aspirations – incorporating creative expressions like music, theatre, art and sports into the curriculum as well.
A BA in Liberal Arts will provide one with a passport to enter a highly rewarding career in fields including international relations, international business, foreign diplomacy, non-profit organisations, and more. Our majors’ program should be designed to offer a selection of stimulating coursework that prioritises class discussion, featuring dedicated and experienced faculty, and prepares students for an inspiring career. It should shape one as an informed citizen who can make a difference in our increasingly globalised world.
The Liberal Arts Degree is designed in a way that at the end of 3 years, the student can tailor their own specialisation according to their own unique interests, from among the clusters mentioned below.
The Clusters are:
At the conclusion of the Program, the student will
PO 1: Exhibit domain knowledge and competency of foundational concepts in socio-political, economical and historical aspects such as fact, fiction, truth, narrative, memory, conservationism and counterfactuals – in the discipline of study.
PO 2: Apply critical thinking skills and problem-solve using evidence-based reasoning to make informed decisions.
PO 3: Conduct themselves as social scientists with a strong grounding in logical reasoning, sensitive to multiple narratives and ethical concerns, historical consciousness.
PO 4: Apply concepts of Pluralism and Cultural Legacies in appreciating human cultural, political and social experiences, by relating them to individual choices and experiences.
PO 5: Engage in active collaboration with advisors, faculty, and fellow students and effectively develop the ability to value multiple and differing perspectives in the chosen discipline of study.
PO 6: Employ effective written communication and disseminate knowledge acquired to both academic and non-academic communities through multiple mediums in the chosen discipline of study.
PO 7: Engage with their socio-cultural contexts’ vis-a-vis environmental needs and concerns, functioning as a collaborating member/leader in teams in multidisciplinary settings, operating effectively in multicultural spaces.
PO 8: Develop and display awareness of local, regional, national, and global needs, and within that framework act with an informed awareness of different value systems including one’s own, and take cognizance of the moral implications of their own decisions.
PO 9: Demonstrate proficiency in research, analysis and writing; to foster a sustained, reasoned, well focused argument, based on a broad selection of evidence in the chosen discipline of study.
PO 10: Identify and evaluate the rationality, humanistic concern, ethics and values that underpin the philosophies of each discipline that the students specialise in.
PO 11: Critique and evaluate the discourses of identity, citizenship, nation-state and surveillance, dynamics of power and the politics of negotiations, and exhibit a sensitivity towards positional privileges and the role it plays in the shaping of narratives, through a multidisciplinary approach.
PO 12: Prepare for a Global Citizenship by being self-aware, socially responsible, and cultivate a sense of life-long learning.
BA in Liberal Arts is an ideal course of study for students wishing to work for international organisations, either governmental organisations or non-governmental ones (NGOs). Along with the required core and collateral courses, the elective courses allow sufficient flexibility to complete course prerequisites for various other regional and area studies programs, law school and even business school.
This interdisciplinary approach gives students the tools they need to analyse trends in a complex global world. They also will analyse moral dilemmas, such as why wealthy countries should or should not provide monetary assistance to help the world’s poor. Students bring empirical questions and questions of justice together in asking how to reform institutions like the World Bank, United Nations, and International Monetary Fund – or even discussing their possible futures. With this degree, students will be prepared for careers at the United Nations, UNICEF, and non-governmental organisations, as well as international journalism and international business. Especially with Sustainable Development being a rising Global need, which saves a national budget, fulfils the need of people, conserves natural resources for the future generations – makes this Undergraduate degree that much more relevant in the world.
BA Liberal Arts will prepare you for a range of exciting careers. With your combination of skills and your global knowledge, you will be well-prepared to make a difference in a variety of fields. You might go on to work in politics and government, the environmental sector, international development, foreign affairs, trade, defence or even the arts.
Jobs related to this Undergraduate degree:
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For a BA Liberal Arts, a student must complete at least 144 credits to graduate. A breakdown of the credits are as follows:
2/29 (1st/2nd Sem)
25/25 (1st/2nd Sem)
29/31 (1st/2nd Sem)
Total Credits: 159
Selection process results will be available on https://app.christuniversity.in according to the important dates section. Selected candidates will receive an E-Offer of admission that will be valid up to the date mentioned in the Offer of admission.
All selected candidates must note that admission is provisional and subject to University rules.
Selected candidates must download the offer of admission on the ‘Application Status’ link on the University website.
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All original marks cards and one set of photocopies must be submitted for verification at the time of admission as mentioned below
All mandatory documents must be submitted for verification during the admission process.
An undertaking for pending original documents unavailable currently [applicable only for candidates writing/passing their exam in March – June - 2024], must be submitted to the Office of Admissions. These documents must be submitted on or before 30 August 2024.
The date of commencement of the academic Year 2024 will be intimated during the admission process.
Applicants may apply for the programme from 8th December 2023. Applications will be available online on the University website www.christuniversity.in till the date applications officially close.
Applications for each programme will close approximately a week before the scheduled selection process.
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3. Indian citizen financed by any Institution / agency outside India, even if parents are Residents of India.
4. Indian Citizen who has pursued studies for qualifying examination in any foreign / Indian syllabus outside India..
5. NRI fee is applicable for the full duration of the programme for candidates who;
5.1. Have pursued and completed their last qualifying exam from outside India.
5.2. Are NRI and candidates who have applied under NRI category
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