BA HEP-BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA) IN HISTORY, ECONOMICS, POLITICAL SCIENCE

 

History
Modernist history claimed its legitimacy as a discipline through the pattern of past reality. Hence, modernist historians articulated that ignorance of the past brought a condemnation of living perpetually in the present. The post modernists have challenged this notion of past as it actually was, mapping out the inconsistencies of the past and history. Rethinking history as a discourse through which meaning is created rather than discovered, stresses on the cultural process of knowledge creation and organisation, rather than seeing knowledge as a kind of discoverable. This is an alternative view that sees history as a truth-making rather than a truth-finding discourse.

All these have been major thrusts woven into the courses where in the students are enabled to discern the emerging trends in history and help to theorise them. While this is the most fundamental of all objectives, the department of History aims to fullfil the requirement of students by providing a curriculum which meets the changing priorities of the society at large by balancing the syllabi with theories, philosophies as well as skill-based components like architecture, contemporary studies etc. The hidden agenda is to have a body of thinking, questioning individuals who are equipped to confront complex issues and set them in the right perspective.

 

Economics

The undergraduate courses in economics are structured to contribute to the student’s liberal education with a multiplicity of combinations. The programmes impart analytical skills and intellectual maturity to comprehend the complexities in the working of the economy.

 

The course provides a sound theoretical basis in economic theory supplemented by practical applications of theories. The first four semesters are devoted to give a firm background in microeconomics, macroeconomics, development economics & international economics. In the fifth and sixth semesters, the students take two compulsory courses namely Indian Economy since Independence & Financial Economics. They have elective courses in the final year encompassing two options each semester. The elective courses offered by the department are mathematical methods for economics or health economics in the fifth semester and statistical methods for economics or environmental economics in the sixth semester.

 

Political Science
The discipline aims at imparting knowledge of indispensable institutions, concepts and ideals. The study of the subject enables an individual to learn the art of government and administration. The courses in the first two semesters focus on basic concepts of political science and major political ideologies. The next two, third and fourth, put emphasis on exclusively on the Indian Political System. The fifth and sixth semester courses deal with Public Administration and International Politics.
 

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Programmes
Open Electives