Department of
ECONOMICS






Syllabus for
Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies, Economics, Political Science)
Academic Year  (2020)

 
1 Semester - 2020 - Batch
Paper Code
Paper
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
BBS191 A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 3 3 100
BBS191 B A LIFE WORTH LIVING - FROM HEALTH TO WELL BEING 3 3 100
BBS191C MAHABHARATHA AND MODERN MANAGEMENT 3 3 100
BBS191D CYBER SECURITY FOR THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION 3 3 100
BBS191E TOURISM, CULTURE, AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 3 3 100
BBS191F DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND ITS IMPACT ON SOCIETY 3 3 100
BBS191G TECHNOLOGY AND LIFE 3 3 100
BECH191A INSTITUTIONS AND INFORMAL ECONOMY 3 3 100
BECH191B ECONOMICS OF CORRUPTION 3 3 100
BECO131 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS 5 5 100
BECO161 INTRODUCTION TO DEVELOPMENT STUDIES 3 3 100
BENG121 ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION I 3 3 100
BENG191 B GLOBAL ETHICS FOR CONTEMPORARY SOCIETIES 3 3 100
BENG191A READING TECHNOLOGY IN/AND SCIENCE FICTION 3 3 100
BHIS191A ENCOUNTERING HISTORIES: THE FUTURE OF THE PAST 3 3 100
BMED191A MEDIA LITERACY 3 3 100
BMED191B UNDERSTANDING THE VISUAL LANGUAGE OF CINEMA 3 3 100
BMST131 INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION 5 4 100
BPOL131 POLITICAL THEORY 5 4 100
BPOL191A PEACE AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT 3 3 100
BPOL191B GLOBAL POWER POLITICS 3 3 100
BPOL191C FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC POLICY 3 3 100
BPSY191A SCIENCE OF WELLNESS 3 03 100
BPSY191B ADVERTISEMENT PSYCHOLOGY 3 3 100
FOC112 SOCIAL SENSITIVITY SKILLS 2 2 100
2 Semester - 2020 - Batch
Paper Code
Paper
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
BBS291A APPLIED ETHICS-A MULTICULTURAL APPROACH 3 3 100
BBS291B GLOBAL LEADERSHIP AND CULTURE 3 3 100
BBS291C COURTESY AND ETIQUETTES 3 3 100
BBS291D MAHATMA AND MANAGEMENT 3 3 100
BBS291E SACRED GAMES AND THE RULE OF LAW 2 3 100
BBS291F CONSUMPTION AND CULTURE IN INDIA 3 3 100
BECH291A ECONOMICS AND LITERATURE 3 3 100
BECH291B DESIGNING POLICIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 3 3 100
BECO231 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS 5 4 100
BENG221 ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION II 3 3 100
BENG291A READING CITYSCAPES: BANGALORE HISTORIES 3 3 100
BENG291B READING THE CYBERSPACE: PUBLIC AND THE PRIVATE 3 3 100
BHIS291A THE POLITICS OF MEMORY: THE MAKINGS OF GENOCIDE 3 3 100
BMED291A INTER-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION 3 3 100
BMED291B AUDIO CONSUMPTION IN EVERYDAY LIFE 3 03 100
BMST241 MEDIA ANALYSIS 3 3 100
BMST251 WRITING FOR MASS MEDIA 5 4 100
BPOL231 MAJOR POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES 5 4 100
BPOL291A POLITICS IN INDIA 3 3 100
BPOL291B STATE AND TERRORISM 3 3 100
BPSY291A APPRECIATING AESTHETICS 3 3 100
BPSY291B HUMAN ENGINEERING AND ERGONOMICS 3 3 100
FOC212 EXPRESSIVE SKILLS 2 2 100
3 Semester - 2019 - Batch
Paper Code
Paper
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
BECO331 FUNDAMENTALS OF ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT 5 5 100
BECO341 A MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR ECONOMICS 4 3 100
BECO341 B ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS 4 4 100
BMST341 MEDIA AND HUMAN RIGHTS 4 3 100
BMST351 MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATIONS 5 4 100
BPOL331 INDIAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS-I 5 4 100
BPOL341 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC POLICY 3 3 100
FOC312 KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION SKILLS 2 1 100
5 Semester - 2018 - Batch
Paper Code
Paper
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
BECO531 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS 4 4 100
BECO542 B MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR ECONOMICS 4 3 100
BECO542A FINANCIAL ECONOMICS 4 4 100
BMEP581 INTERNSHIP 0 02 50
BMST541A MEDIA AND GENDER 4 4 100
BMST541B MEDIA AND HUMAN RIGHTS 4 4 100
BMST551 DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION 4 4 100
BPOL531 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 5 4 100
BPOL541 C ADMINISTRATIVE THOUGHT 4 4 100
BPOL541A WESTERN POLITICAL THOUGHT 4 4 100
BPOL541B CONCEPTS AND THEORIES IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 4 4 100
BPOL541D PSYCHOANALYSIS AND POLITICS 4 4 100
FOC512 CAREER ORIENTED SKILLS 2 0 50
6 Semester - 2018 - Batch
Paper Code
Paper
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
BECO631 INDIAN ECONOMY 4 4 100
BECO642A ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS 4 4 100
BECO642B INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMETRICS 4 4 100
BMEP681 DISSERTATION 4 4 100
BMST641A ADVERTISING 5 4 100
BMST641B PUBLIC RELATIONS 4 4 100
BMST642A FILM STUDIES 4 4 100
BPOL631 ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 4 4 100
BPOL641A COMPARATIVE POLITICAL SYSTEMS: SWITZERLAND, UK, USA AND CHINA 4 4 100
BPOL641B PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 4 4 100
        

  

Assesment Pattern

The Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) will be assessed for seventy per cent weightage and the End Semester Examination (ESE) for thirty per cent weightage. The practical courses and the common core courses will be assessed out of hundred marks in various components including attendance. The Mid Semester and End Semester written examination question pattern consists of questions divided into two or three sections with short answers, short essays and long essays.

Examination And Assesments

The evaluation is divided in to two components: Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) including Mid Semester Examination (MSE), and the End Semester Examination (ESE).

Department Overview:
Under the School of Business Studies and Social Sciences, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Bannerghatta Road Campus, the Economics Cluster, which later became the Cluster of Economics and Political Science in 2019, was formed in 2016 out of the parent Department of Economics. The Cluster consists of a faculty pool with rich experience in teaching, research and consultancy. The cluster has over eighteen full-time faculty members with specialisation in Monetary and Financial Economics, Environmental Economics, Behavioural Economics, Industrial Economics, Informal Economy, Public Administration, International Relations, Political Ideologies and so on, involving in advanced research.
Mission Statement:
Vision: Establish an identity as a cluster of a high standard in teaching and research in Economics and Political Science. Mission: Equip students with advanced knowledge and skill sets to address real-world socio-economic and political problems and undertake cutting edge research on contemporary issues related to the same.
Introduction to Program:
The BA Economics, Media Studies and Political Science (EMP) programme is a flagship triple main programme offered by the Economics and Political Science Cluster in association with the Media Studies Cluster in the School of Business Studies and Social Sciences, CHRIST (Deemed to be University). The programme offers Economics, Political Science and Media Studies courses in equal weightage of core and elective subjects. The programme is designed to produce graduates trained in all the three disciples with strong theoretical foundations and knowledge of their applications. The programme shall enable students to identify the synergy of the three disciplines and conduct independent research enquiries while applying the same in real-world situations. The programme provides a unique opportunity to understand one discipline through the spectrum of the other.
Program Objective:
Programme Objectives: ? To train the students in the fundamental theories in economics, political science and media studies. ? To provide skill sets for conducting academic research in economics, political science and media studies. ? To mould holistically developed individuals. Programme Outcomes: On completion of the BA EMP programme: ? The students will gain familiarity with historical and contemporary developments in the disciplines of Economics, Media Studies and Political Science. ? The students will have the necessary knowledge of interdisciplinary areas. ? The students will be able to analyse and evaluate economic policies and political ideologies. ? The students will gain problem-solving, interpretative and decision-making skills. ? The students will attain the competency to understand regional, national and global issues from multiple perspectives of economics, media and political science. ? The students will be trained in practical areas of data analysis, report generation and critical thinking. ? The students will be eligible for attaining higher education at leading institutions in the world. ? The students will be professionally equipped to take up careers in media houses, corporate and public sector.

BBS191 A - SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (2020 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

To create a sense of ownership of issues related to CSR, Environment and sustainability of businesses.

Understand the basic concept of Sustainable Development (SD), the environmental, social and economic dimensions.

To teach how to critically analyze, evaluate and judge competing perspectives on the challenge of creating a sustainablefuture.

To understand the Sustainable development challenge for companies, their responsibility and their potentials for action.

Learning Outcome

Concern for society and nature

Ability to create sustainable organizations

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:9
Introduction
 

Meaning and Scope, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Sustainability Terminologies and Meanings, why is Sustainability an Imperative, Sustainability Case Studies, Triple Bottom Line (TBL)

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:9
Sustainable Development Strategy
 

Reasons to adopt sustainable strategy by firms, tools used by the firm to implement their sustainable development strategies, evaluation of firm’s commitment to sustainable strategies by the stakeholders.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:9
Environmental Management Systems:
 

Using Standards, Certification and other Systems to further SD goals Introduction, Global management systems exist to guide firms in establishing and implementing a strategy,how do these various approaches, including certification, encourage sustainable business practices.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:9
Sustainable Future
 

Establishing priorities for sustainable future, Role of women in sustainability, Challenge of creating a green economy, Sustainability crisis in 21st century, failures of global capitalism, transforming global capitalism, creating a restorative economy.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:9
Corporate Sustainability Reporting Frameworks
 

Global Reporting Initiative Guidelines, National Voluntary Guidelines on Social, Environmental and Economic Responsibilities of, Business, International Standards, Sustainability Indices, Principles of Responsible Investment, Challenges in Mainstreaming Sustainability Reporting, Sustainability Reporting Case Studies

Text Books And Reference Books:

1.      Balachandran V, & Chandrashekharan V, (2011). Corporate Governance, Ethics and social responsibility, PHI.

2.      Concepts of Environmental Management for Sustainable Development

3.      Baxi C. V & Rupamanjari Sinha Ray, (2012). Corporate Social Responsibility: A Study of CSR Practices in Indian Industry, Vikas Publishing House.

4.      Corporate Goverance – Badi N. V, Vrinda Publications, 2012.

5.      Fernando A. C, (2011). Corporate Governance: principles, policies and practices, Pearson.

6.      Ghosh B. N, (2012). Business Ethics and Corporate Governance , Tata McGraw-Hill.

7.      Keshoo Prasad, Corporate Governance -, PHI.

8.      Lawrence and Weber, (2010). Business and Society, Tata McGraw-Hill.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Andrew Crane & Dirk Matten (2010). Business ethics, Oxford.

Evaluation Pattern

CIA 1 - Written assignment on cases relating to sustainability practices followed in any country. (No country should be repeated) (20 marks)

CIA 2 - Mid sem Class exam (25 marks)

CIA 3 - Group presentation and report for pre allotted topics.(20 marks)

End sem - Class exam (30 marks)

BBS191 B - A LIFE WORTH LIVING - FROM HEALTH TO WELL BEING (2020 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

To examine health in its truest sense, one must explore beyond the limits of medicine to engage a much wider set of questions embracing social, cultural, political, economic, moral and spiritual aspects of human experience. The course focuses on the knowledge and skills that students require to lead a healthy, productive and balanced life.

 

Learning Outcome

On completing the course, students will be able to:

  • Explain health as a multi-dimensional and dynamic concept, which necessarily integrates individual, societal, biomedical, spiritual, cultural and historical influences, and how this relates to health issues encountered in everyday life.
  • Assess the inter-relatedness of health perceptions and practices across cultures.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:6
Introduction to health
 

Health of individuals and communities – The significance of determinants of health and how these raise or lower the health of individuals and communities - Health promotion to improve health - Personal and popular attitudes and beliefs and their impact on decision making - self-management - interpersonal and key consumer health skills - Factors influencing health, and actions and strategies to protect and promote health, through investigation and inquiry processes.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:6
Food and Values
 

Philosophy of food, Values – Three different types of values, Meat – Is it wrong to eat animals?Hunger – Do we have a duty to help starving people? - Drugs – Why is it wrong to take drugs? - GM food – How should food technology be regulated? - Capitalism – Food, globalization, and equality - Art – Can food be art? What is art? - Taste – Is taste entirely subjective? - Science – Can science explain conscious taste experiences? -Eating – Eat to live, or live to eat

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:6
Nutrition
 

Balanced diet & Nutrition, Macro and micro nutrients – Nutritive and non nutritive components of diet – Eating for weight control – healthy weight – The pitfalls of dieting – food intolerance and food myths – Food supplements for adolescents. 

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:6
Physical Education
 

Concept of physical education – Meaning – definition – aims – objectives of physical education and fitness – Need & importance of fitness – Types of fitness – Health related physical fitness – performance related physical fitness – physical activities and health benefits - Activities for developing physical fitness

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:6
Sleep
 

What is sleep? – The phylogeny of sleep – Developmental course of sleep – Dreams- Functions of sleep – Daytime sleepiness and alertness – Sleep disorders.

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:6
Safety education and health promotion
 

Principles of accident prevention – health and safety in daily life – health and safety at work – first aid and emergency care – common injuries and their management

Unit-7
Teaching Hours:9
Spirituality, Religion and Social Change
 

Meaning of life - Meaning of death- Indian Rituals, symbols, and myths - Spirituality, altruism and moral justice - Resources to deal with stress, temptations, disappointments and failures, social oppression, the loss of possessions and of loved ones, and with one’s own death. 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Indian Journals of health and well being

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

As prescribed by the facilitator

Evaluation Pattern

CIA 1, Mid sem, CIA 3, End sem - 100 Marks

BBS191C - MAHABHARATHA AND MODERN MANAGEMENT (2020 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description:

The Mahabharata of the great Maharishi Veda Vyasa is a treasure trove of knowledge, principles and paradigms. It is written that what is not in the Mahabharata will not be found elsewhere. Written nearly thousands of years ago, the Mahabharata is as yet a source of knowledge, especially modern management principles.In essence it highlights the victory of Dharma in times of Adharma.This subject is a comprehensive learning on management lessons which can be inferred from the great epic. It gives a clear understanding and comparison of management Principles, practices and the various functions of management with the epic. The syllabus is structured to provide basic conceptual knowledge on the principles of management. It also deals with behavioral issues in the individual processes, group and interpersonal processes.

Course Objectives:

  •  Discuss the epic by summarizing the various parvas/units in class in accordance with the management concept
  •  Review and make a critical estimate of the epic with a focus on morals, ethics, legal and management concepts
  • To develop competencies and knowledge of students to become effective professionals

Learning Outcome

Course Learning Outcome: Students will get to know team work and group dynamics

  • Students will get to know determination and hard work and its implication on business decision
  • Students will be able to appreciate the role of general management for the success of an organization.
  • This subject will enable them to enhance their Moral, social, ethical and professional skills
  • To understand the manner in which strategic and competitive advantage is developed

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:9
Introduction to Mahabharatha
 

The older generations-The Pandava and Kaurava princes- Lakshagraha (the house of lac)

Establishment of the kingdom-Administration and Management principles

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:9
Marriage and Building of New city
 

Marriage to Draupadi- An event study approach.

Indraprastha-A new beginning- Pressure for change – Change process, Types of change, Factors influencing change, Resistance to change

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:9
The Big Game
 

The dice game- Cooperative strategies & Reasons for strategic alliances-

Exile and return- Risks and costs of strategic alliances

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:9
The battle at Kurukshetra
 

The battle at Kurukshetra - Strategic Planning and Management- levels at which strategy operates- Event approaches to strategic decision making,

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:9
Post Kurukshetra
 

The end of the Pandavas- Succession Planning,Authority and Responsibility

The reunion Organizing- Choosing the organizational structure

 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Stoner, Freeman, Gilbert Jr. (2014). Management (6th edition), New Delhi: Prentice Hall India.

Rao, V.S.P., & Krishna, V.H., (2011). Strategic Management: Text and Cases. New Delhi: Excel Books.

Pratap Chandra Roy ,The complete Mahabharata translated into English prose directly from the original sanskrit text.(1st Edition) oriental publishing co.

Source: Jaya - An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata

 

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

C Rajagopalachari (2017). Mahabharata (63rdedition), Mumbai: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.

 

Evaluation Pattern

CIA 1 10 Marks

MSE   30 Marks

CIA 3 10 Marks

End Assesment 50 Marks

BBS191D - CYBER SECURITY FOR THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION (2020 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Any individual can have a real-time video conversation with someone on the other side of the planet, one can send and receive money without even taking out their wallet, and even can post content online that reaches millions of people in a matter minutes. Unfortunately, the same technology that enables all this new freedom and convenience also exposes us to new security threats that we've never encountered. Malware that infects your computer and watches everything you do, phishing scams that steal private information from millions of people - today's digital world is a criminal's playground. It makes the process of stealing money or even stealing someone's entire identity way more efficient. Hence it becomes very important to protect yourself and your private data from cyber intruders. This course outlines a step-by-step roadmap that one can follow to build a tight wall of security around your digital life.

Course Objectives:

This course gives the background needed to understand basic cyber security. Students will be introduced to the world of spyware, phishing, malware, spam, social engineering, hacking and other common internet spying techniques. Students will also learn the intervention methods in securing themselves in cyber space.

Learning Outcome

  • To understand how to identify online scams.
  • To develop the right mindset and habits for securing themselves from intruders.
  • To learn how to secure their online browsing.
  • To learn how to create super passwords and how to manage them.
  • To practice cyber security skills in real world scenarios.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:9
Introduction to Cyber security
 

Why security matters – The importance of multi-layer security – the most common security threats – The dark side of Internet – The world of malware – phishing – social engineering – scams – hacking –cyber warfare.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:9
Mindset and Habits
 

Developing the right mindset and habits for security – the importance of skepticism – avoiding malicious sites and applications – Tools needed to browse the Internet securely - why software updates matter – knowing (and limiting yourself).

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:9
Smartphone security
 

Why mobile security matters – setting up a passcode lock –importance of password security – best practices – using password manager- managing third-party app permissions – locating a lost or stolen smartphone.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:9
Multi-factor authentication and Connected apps
 

Framework – types of mobile two-factor authentication – Two-Factor authentication: Google, Facebook, Twitter and other services - danger of rogue connected apps – managing connected apps on Google and Facebook – managing browser extensions/add-ons – staying secure with connected apps and extensions.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:9
Encryption
 

Encryption definition – How SSL (HTTPS) protects your passwords and private data - encrypting your web traffic with a virtual private network (VPN) – encrypting computer's hard drive – encrypting smartphone – firewalls – antivirus.

Text Books And Reference Books:

·     Graham,James., Howard,Richard., & Olson,Ryan. (2011). Cyber Security Essentials. USA: CRC Press.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

·         Lalit,Gulab Chandra. (2014). Cyber security threats: An emerging challenge. New Delhi: Mohit Publications.

·        Arora, A. (2014). Information Warfare and Cyber Security. Jaipur: Book Enclave.

·       Santanam, R., Sethumadhavan, M., & Virendra, M. (2011). Cyber security, cybercrime and cyber forensics: Applications and perspectives. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.

·         Ahamad, F. (2013). Cyber Law and Information Security. New Delhi: Dreamtech Press.

Evaluation Pattern

CIA I - 20 marks

CIA II - 25 marks

CIA III - 20 marks

End Semester - 30 marks

Attendance - 05 marks

BBS191E - TOURISM, CULTURE, AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (2020 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The Course presents several of the operational projects implemented by, or with the support of UNESCO, to illustrate how cultural tourism policies developed in the spirit of the principles and values contained in the texts, standard-setting instruments, declarations and recommendations adopted by UNESCO, are put into practice.

To open a debate on the complex questions that surround the relations between culture and tourism, tourism and development, and tourism and dialogue among cultures.

Learning Outcome

  • To use Tourism as an instrument to bring individuals and human communities into contact
  • To understand the role of cultures and civilizations in facilitating dialogue among cultures
  • To recognise the capacity of Tourism in assisting the world’s inhabitants to live better together and thereby contribute to the construction of peace in the minds of men and women

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:8
Introduction, Key Themes and Issues in Tourism, Culture and Development
 

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

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

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

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

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:5
Tourism and Environmental Protection
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Case Studies on Sao Paulo’s Green Belt Biosphere Reserve

Text Books And Reference Books:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Evaluation Pattern

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

CIA 2 - Mid Semester Examination (25 Marks)

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

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

BBS191F - DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND ITS IMPACT ON SOCIETY (2020 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course deals with interaction between technology, its transformation and the impact it has in today's society. an interdisciplinary course giving overview about the various business models, platforms companies use for creating values among the people and initiatives taken by government related to technology for nation building. This course engage the students to confront the realities brought by disruptive technologies and the change in lifestyle of society.

COURSE OBJECTIVE

 This course attempts to be more effective in dealing with digital transformation and its impact on society.

Learning Outcome

  • Understand the evolving technologies and platforms used by business
  • Analyze the impact of technology on day-day life
  • Aware about initiatives by government for nation building

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:9
Introduction & Platform Trends
 

Digital Transformation in the global enterprise, Digital business ecosystem, Multi-sided platform Business- Two sided platform Mediated Networks, Management challenges for Networked Business, Difference between platform and merchant models-Digital Business Models, Value co-creation, Data Business, Data Security.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:9
Managing Disruptive Technologies
 

Disruptive innovation-Transformation enabled by business analytics, Machine learning management, Internet of Things-AI& Human Intelligence, Cloud computing, Social media and social content strategies, Digital transformation in selected industry sectors.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:9
Operational Excellence and Customer Intimacy
 

Enterprise system-business achieving operational excellence, business achieving customer intimacy, challenges faced by enterprise application, next generation enterprise applications.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:9
Technology & Nation Building
 

Indian government DST Agenda, Major development programs in technology in India, Contribution of technology in leveraging nation development.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:9
IT & Society
 

Information technology and society- an introduction, Social shaping of Technology, Globalization and domestication, Social implications of online data, IT intervention and changes in lifestyle-Baby boomers, GenX, GenY, GenZ.

Text Books And Reference Books:
  1. Baron, Naomi S. Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World. 2008. New York: Oxford University Press.
  2. Gutmann, Michael (2001), Information Technology and Society, https://www.zurich.ibm.com/pdf/news/Gutmann.pdf
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
  1. Winning the Race with Ever Smarter Machines, Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson,
  2. Sloan Management Review, Winter 2012, pp. 53-60. (HBS)
  3. Alibaba and the Future of Business (HBR, Zeng, Sept-Oct. 2018)
  4. Nintendo Game On!Ivey 2016: W16600
  5. Voice War: Hey Google vs. Alexa vs. Siri (HBS 2018: 718519)
  6. Hatsune Miku: Japanese virtual idol ignites global value co-creation (Ivey, 2015: W14631)
  7. Carolina Healthcare System: Consumer Analytics (HBS 2015: 9-515-060)
  8. Digitalization at Siemens (HBS 2017: 9-717-428)
Evaluation Pattern

CIA I - 20 marks

CIA II - 25 marks

CIA III - 20 marks

End Semester - 30 marks

Attendance - 05 marks

BBS191G - TECHNOLOGY AND LIFE (2020 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Technological development has contributed many innovations and ease of life for the human beings. However it has also generated problems .This course is offered to provide the basic knowledge of technology and the uses of technology in different areas of life basically hospitals and banks. The course focuses on identifying the technological benefits and finding solutions to the challenges generated by the technology in daily life. The course will be offered with an intention of enabling the students to visit the different institutions and to identify the technological needs and develops .Finally the course creates awareness about the dangerous of continuous usage of technology.

Course Objectives:

·         To know the history of technological developments in the daily life.

·         To Understand the impact of technology in different areas  of society

·         To identify the technological progress in the health care centre of Bangalore City.

·         To identify the technological progress in the Financial Institutions functioning in   Bangalore.

·         To find the solutions to the tech based problems of day to day life.

Learning Outcome

·         Clear understanding of technology and its impact on daily life.

·         Practical knowledge of technological developments in the health and banking sector

·         Solution to the problems originated by the tech addiction.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:8
Introduction to Technology and Life
 

Meaning- Definitions- evolution of technology-growth in the use of technology in daily life. Disruptive technologies transforming life, business and global economy- Disruptive technology trends in recent years. live reports and cases

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
Impact of technology on daily life
 

Overview of Impact of technology on- Business-Society-Education-Agriculture-Banking-Health Care –Positive and negative impacts

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Technology and Health Care
 

Instruments requited in the field of Hospitals-Identify the different technologies used in the different hospitals –Need for new technology and the Plans of the Institutions to acquire-Identifying the affordable health services from the perspective of individuals.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Technology and Financial Services
 

Introduction to the different digital services offered by the banks and financial institution- Identify the different technologies used in the city- most demanded services-scope for introduction of new technical support by the banks and financial institutions

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:7
Future of Well-Being in a Tech-Saturated World
 

Themes about the future of well-being and digital life-The benefits of digital life

Concerns over harms-Effects on technology on the youths of today-Tech Experts big predications-Solutions to the technology driven daily life problems

Text Books And Reference Books:

The People Vs Tech: How the internet is killing democracy (and how we save it) v By by Jamie Bartlett

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

New Thinking: From Einstein to Artificial Intelligence, the Science and Technology at Transformed Our World by by Dagogo Altraide

Evaluation Pattern

CIA 1, 2, 3 and End sem - 100 Marks

BECH191A - INSTITUTIONS AND INFORMAL ECONOMY (2020 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description

The primary aim of this course is to introduce students to the concept of institutions and the informal economy in a global context. The discourse examines the informal economy through the lens of institutional economics. The aim is to acquaint students to significant discourses and issues in policy design and intervention.  

 

Course Objectives

This course will:

 

  • introduce students to the institutions and institutional change through major concepts in institutional economics;

  • discuss the informal economy through concepts, theory and measurement;

  • examine the linkages of formal and informal economy;

  • train students to hone their writing and presentation skills to effectively discuss these complex ideas.

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • understand the concepts and some of the theoretical discourses in the study of institutional change and informal economy;

  • examine how the formal and informal economies are no longer separate watertight compartments but function together as an interactive system;

  • effectively communicate these complex ideas through written and oral presentation.

 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Institutions and Institutional Change
 

Institutions, Economic Theory and Economic Performance; Informal Constraints; Formal Constraints; The Path of Institutional Change

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:12
Elements of Institutional Economics
 

Contracts and Property Rights: the Concepts of Exchange and Property, Critique of the Utilitarian Calculus; Transaction Costs, Bargaining Power; Markets as Institutions; Firms and Markets

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Informality: Concepts, Theory and Measurement
 

Bureaucratic Form and the Informal Economy; Formal and Informal Enterprises: Concepts, Definition, and Measurement Issues; Linking the Formal and Informal Economy.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:13
Empirical Studies in Institutional Change and Informality
 

CASE STUDIES: The Impact of Regulation on Growth and Informality: Cross-Country Evidence; Blocking Human Potential: How Formal Policies Block the Economy in the Maputo Corridor; Enforcement and Compliance in Lima’s Street Markets: The Origins and Consequences of Policy Incoherence towards Informal Traders

Text Books And Reference Books:

Essential Readings

Alston, L. J., Eggertsson, T., & North, D. C. (Eds.). (1996). Empirical Studies in Institutional Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Guha-Khasnobis, B., Kanbur, R., & Ostrom, E. (Eds.). (2006). Linking the Formal and Informal Economy: Concepts and Policies. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Misztal, B. (2002). Informality: Social theory and Contemporary Practice. Routledge.

North, D. (1990). Institutions, Economic Theory and Economic PerformanceInstitutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Recommended Readings

Arias, O., Fajnzylber, P., Maloney, W., Mason, A., Perry, G., & Saavedra-Chanduvi, J. (2007). Informality: Exit and Exclusion. Washington: The World Bank.

Harris, J. (2006). Power Matters: Essays on Institutions, Politics, and Society in India. New York: Oxford University Press.

Mehta, P. B., & Kapur, D. (2005). Public Institutions in India: Performance and Design. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

Nayyar, D. (Ed.). (2002). Governing Globalization: Issues and Institutions. Oxford University Press.

Oviedo, A. M. (2009). Economic Informality: Causes, Costs, and Policies: A Literature Survey of International Experience. Country Economic Memorandum (CEM).

Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation Pattern

Course title

MSE (Weight)

ESE (Weight)

Attendance

Institutions and Informal Economy

45%

50%

5%

 

Mid Semester Examination

Group/Individual Assignment

45 Marks

 

End Semester Examination

Group/Individual Assignment

50 Marks

 

BECH191B - ECONOMICS OF CORRUPTION (2020 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course is aimed at undergraduate students to introduce to them the prominent debates in the economics of corruption. The course discusses how corruption acts as a constraint on economic growth using the theoretical constructs in Political Economy. It allows students to delve into the causes and consequences of corruption. In particular, the course will examine how corruption affects the emerging economies.

This course will:

  • consider some of the seminal papers on the economics of corruption
  • acquaint students to significant debates about transparency, competition and privatization and its relevance to corruption
  • analyse corruption in emerging economies through various case studies
  • discuss issues from various perspectives, such as, viewing corruption as erosion of trust and abuse of power
  • train students to hone their writing and presentation skills to effectively discuss complex ideas.

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • appreciate that nuances in the way corruption is defined and understood in different economies
  • analyse the cause and  consequences of corruption
  • examine some of the policies reforms aimed at tackling corruption
  • investigate some impacts of corruption on emerging economies
  • effectively communicate complex ideas through written and oral presentation.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Corruption, Poor Governance and Institutional Structure
 

Causes and Consequences of Corruption: What do we know from a cross-section of countries?, Democratic Institutions and Corruption: Incentives and Constraints in Politics, Bargaining for Bribes: the Role of Institutions

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Corruption and the Private Sector
 

The Privatization of Rent-Generating Industries and Corruption; Corruption in Private Sector, Why the private sector is likely to lead the next stage in the global fight against corruption.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Tackling Corruption
 

Corruption and Policy Reform; Anti-Corruption Authorities: An Effective Tool to Curb Corruption?  Corruption and Competition: Fair Markets as an Anticorruption Device

Text Books And Reference Books:

Auriol, E., & Straub, S. (2011). Privatization of Rent-generating Industries and Corruption. In S. Rose-Ackerman & T. Søreide, (Eds.). International Handbook on the Economics of Corruption, (Vol. 2). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Pub.

Burger, E. S., & Holland, M. S. (2006). Why the private sector is likely to lead the next stage in the global fight against corruption. Fordham International Law Journal, 30, 45.

Cartier-Bresson, J. (2000). Economics of corruption. Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. The OECD Observer, (220), 25.

Jain, A. K. (2001). Corruption: A Review. Journal of Economic Surveys, 15(1), 71-121.

Jain, A. K. (Ed.). (2012). Economics of Corruption (Vol. 65). Springer Science & Business Media.

Meschi, P. X. (2009). Government Corruption and Foreign Stakes in International Joint Ventures in Emerging Economies. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 26(2), 241-261.

Meyer, K. E., Estrin, S., Bhaumik, S. K., & Peng, M. W. (2009). Institutions, Resources, and Entry Strategies in Emerging Economies. Strategic Management Journal, 30(1), 61-80.

Nowakowski, K. (2010). Corruption in Private Sector.Economics and Law, 6(1), 345-360.

Rose-Ackerman, S. (1975). The Economics of Corruption. Journal of Public Economics, 4(2), 187-203.

Uhlenbruck, K., Rodriguez, P., Doh, J., & Eden, L. (2006). The Impact of Corruption on Entry Strategy: Evidence from Telecommunication Projects in Emerging Economies. Organization Science, 17(3), 402-414.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

The readings mentioned as essential are to be followed.

Evaluation Pattern

Course title

MSE (Weight)

ESE (Weight)

Attendance

The Economics of Corruption

45%

50%

5%

Mid Semester Examination

Group/Individual Assignment

45 Marks

End Semester Examination

Group/Individual Assignment

50 Marks

 

BECO131 - PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (2020 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description

This course is designed to expose the students to the basic principles of microeconomic theory. The emphasis will be on thinking like an economist and the course will illustrate how microeconomic concepts can be applied to analyze real-life situations.

Course Objectives

  • To develop the conceptual foundations and analytical methods used in microeconomics; familiarize the students with the basics of consumer behaviour, the behaviour of firms and market equilibrium.
  • To 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 the market economies and explain the consequences of government policies in the form of price controls.
  • Appreciate positive as well as normative viewpoints 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: Consumers’ surplus (Marshall), Producers’ surplus and Market efficiency-Externalities and Market inefficiency-Public goods and common resources.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:8
Theory of Consumer Choice
 

Ordinal utility analysis; Indifference curves - Properties, consumers’ equilibrium, Price effect, Income Effect and substitution effect.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:14
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-5
Teaching Hours:19
Product Pricing and Factor Pricing
 

Market structure; Perfect competition, Price and output determination; Role of time element in the market price 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 and price leadership), Features of Duopoly and Monopsony

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:4
New Frontiers in Microeconomics
 

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

Text Books And Reference Books:

Lipsey, R.G., & Chrystal, K.A. (1999). Principles of Economics. (9th Ed.). Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Mankiw, N. G. (2012). Principles of Microeconomics. (4th Ed). Cengage Learning India.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Ahuja, H.L. (2012). Principles of Microeconomics. (21st Ed). S Chand, New Delhi.

Pindyk, R. S., & Rubinfeld, D. L. (2013). Micro Economics. (8th Ed.). Pearson Education.

Ramsfield, E. (1997). Micro Economics. (9th Ed.). W. W. Norton and company, New York.

Ray, N.C. (1975). An Introduction to Microeconomics. Macmillan Company of India Ltd, New Delhi.

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

Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation

Pattern

CIA1

MSE (CIA2)

CIA3

ESE

Attendance

Weightage

20

25

20

30

05

BECO161 - INTRODUCTION TO DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (2020 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

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

Course Objectives

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

Learning Outcome

  • An understanding of the evolving issues with respect to development on account of globalization and the new age solutions to the same.
  • Evaluate the use of tools of communication in social development.
  • Defines the general questions and debates in relation to actors of politics, the politics of development, debates and challenges.

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

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

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Introduction to Development Communication
 

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

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Politics and Development
 

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

Text Books And Reference Books:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation Pattern

CIA1

MSE*(CIA2)

CIA3

ESE**

Attendance

Weightage

20

25

20

30

05

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

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

 

 

BENG121 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION I (2020 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

English Language and Composition course is an intensive program for two semesters for all the students of the BA/BSc programmes  (ENGH, EPH, ECOH, JOUH, PSYH, MEP) that introduces students to a wide range of expository works in order to develop their knowledge of rhetoric and make them aware of the power of language. The course is designed to meet the rigorous requirements of a graduate level courses and therefore includes expository, analytical, personal, and argumentative texts from a variety of authors and historical contexts. It would provide students with the opportunity to work with the rhetorical situation, examining the authors’ purposes as well as the audiences and the subjects in texts.

The purpose of the course is to enable students to read analytically, formulate arguments based on the readings, and respond by composing articulate essays that utilize advanced elements of sentence structure, syntax, style, purpose, and tone. Thus, by the use of rhetorical principles, students will learn how to become critical thinkers, and apply that knowledge to their writing by revising and improving their essays, as well as critiquing and editing peer essays. In addition, students will be required to thoroughly research relevant topics, synthesize information from a variety of sources, and document their knowledge in a cogent well written report. Also, as the course is designed to engage students with rhetoric in multiple mediums, including visual media such as photographs, films, advertisements, comic strips, music videos, and TED talks; students would develop a sense to comprehend how resource of language operates in any given text. While the first semester focusses on understanding principles of rhetoric through multiple texts, the second semester is more thematic in nature familiarizing students with texts from multiple disciplines, especially in the context of India.

 

As part of the course students are expected to maintain a writing journal to monitor their progress in writing.

Course Objectives

To enable students to:

       Enable students to become Independent critical thinker, who are aware of the power of language.

       Enable students to become excellent communicators of the language.

       Equip students with necessary skills for graduate course and for career.

Learning Outcome

       Analyse and interpret samples of good writing by identifying and explaining an author’s use of rhetorical strategies and techniques

       Analyze both visual and written texts.

       Apply effective strategies and techniques in their own writing

       Create and sustain arguments based on reading, research, and/or personal experience;

       Demonstrate understanding and mastery of English Language as well as stylistic maturity in their own writings

       Produce expository, analytical, and argumentative compositions that introduce a complex central idea and develop it with appropriate evidence drawn from primary and/or secondary source material, cogent explanations, and clear transitions;

       Move effectively through the stages of the writing process with careful attention to inquiry and research, drafting, revising, editing, and review;

       Write thoughtfully about their own process of composition

       Revise a