Curriculum

BA History

  • Course Name

    Credits
  • Foundation Course (FC)

    24
  • Department Core Courses (DC)

    32
  • Departmental Elective Courses (DE)

    32
  • Allied Department Course - 1 (AC - 1)

    8
  • Allied Department Course - 2 (AC - 2)

    8
  • Degree requirement (FC+DC+DE+AC1+AC2)

    104
  • Semester 1

    Credits
  • Foundation Course 1

    4
  • Foundation Course 2

    4
  • An Introduction to History and the Historian’s Craft

    4

This course will act as the building block for the study of history. It will touch upon the various schools of history. It will also provide insights on how to read historical data and draw conclusions from them.

  • Human Civilizations - I

    4

This course will provide a bird's eye view of the human civilizations across the world and their main characteristics and the influence they had over the coming generations.

  • 16
  • Semester 2

    Credits
  • Foundation Course 3

    4
  • Foundation Course 4

    4
  • Human Civilizations-II

    4

This course shall roughly take off from the 1500s. It will focus on the various civilizations across the globe and how their interactions shaped the course of world history

  • Europe and the Middle Ages

    4

It will start from the fall of the Roman empire, right upto the 14th century. It will focus on the major changes which happened politically, socially, culturally, and intellectually

  • 16
  • Semester 3

    Credits
  • Foundation Course 5

    4
  • Social Formations in Europe

    4

It will majorly cover the topics of the Roman Republic and the crises which happened there, and the economic development in Europe from the 7th to the 14th centuries. It will also discuss the religions in medieval Europe and the Islamic societies.

  • Age of Conquistador – European Expansion in Latin America and Africa

    4

It shall cover the topics of early Portugese period, the birth of the Spanish kingdom and their explorations across the world.

  • AC 1- Allied Department Course - 1.a

    4
  • AC 1- Allied Department Course - 1.b

    4
  • 20
  • Semester 4

    Credits
  • Foundation Course 6

    4
  • History of Japan and China

    4

A brief history of the histories of Japan and China and the functioning of their societies.

  • American War of Independence, Russian Revolution, Inter-war Europe and Decolonisation

    4

A bird's eye view on the major historic events across the world which affected the globe as a whole.

  • AC 2- Allied Department Course - 2

    4
  • AC 2- Allied Department Course - 2

    4
  • 20
  • Semester 5

    Credits
  • History of India I - 300 C.E.

    4

This course will cover the history of India right from the life of the hunter gatherers to the formation of civilizations like Harappa, right upto the formation of empires (Gupta dynasty).

  • History of India –II- 300-1200 C.E

    4
  • Medieval India: Society and Politics (From the Sultanate to the Mughal Era)

    4

This course should essentially cover the early medieval india, rise of Rajputs, the Delhi sultanate and the Mughal empire.

  • Pre Colonial Economy and the Development of India as a Colonial Economy

    4

The effect of colonization on India's economy. It can focus on the agrarian structure existing during the colonial rule, and the challenges faced by the industrial sector.

  • 16
  • Semester 6

    Credits
  • Society and Politics in India: From Plassey to Partition (1757-1947)

    4

This course can provide an understanding of the advent of Europeans to India and the British rule, and how the colonial empire affected India's economy.

  • Agrarian Struggles and Movements in India

    4

The course shall focus on the agrarian movements both pre and post independence, and how they have affected the lives of Indian farmers and economy.

  • Society, Politics and Economy: India after Independence

    4

It shall look at the political economy of the country after independence and shall touch upon topics such as partition, five year plans, the wars and liberalization.

  • Seminar Course (Gender/Caste/ Agrarian/Environmental/Economic History)

    4
  • 16
  • Other Courses not covered above

  • African history
  • European history
  • Latin American history
  • American history
  • Asian history
  • Middle East History
  • Economic history
  • Religious history
  • Environmental history
  • Scientific history
  • History of slavery
  • Indian history
  • World history
  • Russian history
  • Critical thinking and interdisciplinary
  • Warfare history
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