BA in Social Sciences and Humanities

Programme Description

The BA in Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in Karampura Campus is conceived as an innovative programme offered along with three other BA programmes in the campus, i.e. BA in Law and Politics, BA in Global Studies, and BA in Sustainable Urbanism. The BA-SSH programme is structured and complemented by the orientation of the other three BA programmes that seek to craft their own respective niche through an interdisciplinary route. We are then looking at the SSH programme as the site where a critical blending of the thrust of the three BA programmes – Law and Politics, Urbanism and Globality - can be envisioned.

The programme takes cognizance of the diverse interests and needs of the students pursuing undergraduate education. Through creative designing of courses, pedagogical models, and programme structure, the SSH programme would introduce students to new learning paradigm while facilitating certain continuity with their school education. These twin aspirations are sought to be inculcated by way of imparting training in skill-based abilities and knowledge-oriented components. Students of SSH aiming to pursue MA programmes at AUD and other institutions or seeking employment opportunities after the completion of their degree will be accordingly equipped with the necessary knowledge and skill capacity to compete in the charted fields.

Programme Structure

Core courses: BA SSH students will take four courses (16 credits) each from the designated core courses of BA Global Studies, BA Sustainable Urbanism, BA Law and Politics.

Fixed Combinations / Trajectories: Students will have the possibility of choosing one of the following four combinations built around the areas of knowledge offered by the other three BA programmes:

  1. Combination 1 (Global Humanities; Chinese Language; Literary Humanities)
  2. Combination 2 (Global Humanities; French Language; Literary Humanities)
  3. Combination 3 (Law; Urbanisation; Global Political Economy)
  4. Combination 4 (Politics; Urbanisation ; Global Political Economy)

Foundation courses: 24 credits have to be earned through the Foundation Core courses (English Language 1 & 2, and Environment) and Foundation Electives, one each from three distinct baskets viz., Ways of Knowing; Justice and Democracy, and South Asia in the World.

Electives: Remaining 24 credits can be earned through electives.

A tentative list of available elective includes: Cartography and Topography • Infrastructure and Transportation Methodology and Genre Science and Technology Climate and Environment Sports and Games Electoral Systems • Historio-Graphical Novels • Introduction to feminist: Theory and Practise • The Great Transformations • Language Society and Culture • Sociological Imagination • Anti Colonialism and Postcolonial Futures • Right based Political Movements in Contemporary India • The Legal Imagination Reading cities via neighbourhoods: Urban Ecology • Urban health and well-being • Big-data analytics for urban development • Reading Cities through Neighbourhoods • Essentials of Economics

 

Semester

Foundation course

Core - to choose one stream

Electives

Credits

Stream 1

Stream 2

Stream 3

Stream 4

I

English Proficiency Course/English for Academic Purposes

South Asia in the World#

Justice and Democracy#

Chinese 1

French 1

UG1

Politics 1

 

16

II

Ways of Knowing#

Chinese 2

French 2

Law 1

TE1

Elective

 

Elective

16

III

English for Academic Purposes 2

Chinese 3

GH1

French 3

GH1

UG2

GPE1

Politics 2

GPE1

Elective

16

IV

Environment

Chinese 4

LH1

French 4

LH1

Law 2

GPE2

TE2

GPE2

Elective

16

V

 

GH2

GH3

LH2

GH2

GH3

LH2

Law 3

UG3

GPE3

Politics 3

TE2

GPE3

Elective

16

VI

 

GH4

LH3

LH4

GH4

LH3

LH4

Law 4

UG4

GPE4

Politics 4

TE4

GPE4

Elective

16

 

24

48

24

96

 

# - One course each from any two of these baskets have to be chosen over the first two semesters

GH – Global Humanities; LH – Literary Humanities; GPE – Global Political Economy; UG – Urban Governance; TE – Technology & Environment

Eligibility

The candidates who have passed the class XII or an equivalent examination from a recognised board are eligible to apply.

Faculty

  • N. Nakkeeran
  • Ngoru Nixon

In addition, faculty members from the School of Global Affairs as well as from the School of Law, Governance and Citizenship will teach in this program.

Fee Structure

Admission Procedure

Selection will be on the basis of the marks obtained in class XII examination, without including any vocational subject. Reservations norms of Government of NCT of Delhi will apply. Total number of seats: 50

Admission Updates

http://aud.ac.in/admissions2019

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