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    Seats
    63
    Duration
    3 Years

    Eligibility

    Applicants need to have passed the class XII examination with at least 50% marks from CBSE or any re

    The BA in Social Sciences (BASS) in Karampura Campus has been conceived as an innovative programme offered. The Programme has been envisioned as the site where there is a possibility for a critical blending of a range of social sciences disciplines, particularly Sociology, Political Science and History.


    The BASS programme imbibes the dynamism of the interdisciplinary orientation and seeks to introduce the same to students through the combinations of discipline and inter-disciplinary courses drawn from the other BA programmes of the University. The rationale for the programme has also been to cater to those students who might be more interested in joining an interdisciplinary programme with the scope of earning a ‘minor’ in one of the three social science disciplines mentioned above.


    Students registering in this program will get to share pedagogical space with the students of the other BA programmes in the campus through collaborative teaching involving the General Electives (GE), Ability Enhancement Courses (AEC and AEO), Skill Enhancement courses (SEC), Value-Based Education (VBE) and Community Engagement and Service (CES) courses.


    Students of BASS 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 skills to compete in the charted fields.

     

  • Programme Structure
    Seats
    63
    Duration
    3 Years

    Eligibility

    Applicants need to have passed the class XII examination with at least 50% marks from CBSE or any re

    BA in Social Sciences (3 + 1 Year)

    In the first 3 years the credit load is as follows.

    • Discipline specific core (DSC) within Social Sciences = 13 courses divided between three domain areas of “Foundations of SS”, “Perspectives and methods of SS” and “Substantive areas of enquiry in SS” 13 x 4 credits = 52 credits.
    • Discipline specific elective (DSE) = 2 courses drawn from any of the three domain areas of “Foundations of SS”, “Perspectives and methods of SS” and “Substantive areas of enquiry in SS” 2 x 4 credits = 8 credits
    • Minor Discipline Courses (MDC) Six from any one of the discipline areas of Sociology, Political Science and History, 6 X 4 credits = 24 Credits
    • Minor Discipline Courses (MDC): MDC courses are GE courses but identified around three discipline areas of: (1) Sociology (2) Political Science, and (3) History. Students who wish to earn a “Minor” must successfully complete six courses from one of these three baskets in the first three years. For others students who do not wish to opt for a minor may do the requisite number of GE courses drawn from across the three minor baskets or any other GE courses.
    • Generic elective (GE) = 1 x 4 credits = 4 credits
    • Ability enhancement compulsory (AEC) = 3 x 4 credits = 12 credits
    • Ability enhancement optional (AEO) = 2 x 4 credits = 8 credits
    • Skills enhancement (SE) = 2. 2 x 4 credits = 8 credits
    • Community Engagement and Service (CES) 1 X 4 credits = 4 credits
    • Value Based Education Course (VBE) 1 X 4 credits = 4 credits (At the time of exit)

    There are specific exit options after each year, with the student receiving an Undergraduate Certificate if they exit after one year, an Undergraduate Diploma after two years, BA Degree after three, and a BA Honours or BA Research degree after completing four years. At each exit point, an internship and a VBE has to be completed to receive the particular certification.

    The School of Global Affairs offers students the following minors. Students who wish to get a minor must successfully complete six courses in their chosen minor discipline in the first three years:

    • Political Science
    • Sociology
    • History

    For the students who continue to the fourth year, the first three years of the degree are the same. In the fourth year there is a credit load of 42 credits that includes a 6 credit Research Project Report / Seminar. In the fourth year there will be a provision to opt for Research track or Honours track.

    The BA SS with Research requires students to choose 6 DSEs in the fourth year, which may include courses on Research Design, Data collection, and/or Research Internship

    BA SS Degree Honours students have to complete a seminar paper in the discipline, and take at least one DSE in the fourth year. Note that the GE in the fourth year may include DSE courses offered by the programme.

    The following is the BA in Social Sciences Program Structure

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    DSC

    DSE

    GE/MDC

    AEO/AEC/CES/SE

    Credits

    Sem 1

    DSC1: Introduction to Social Sciences – 1

     

    GE1

     

    AEO (Any 2 courses)

     

    AEC1:English for Academic Purposes

    20

    Sem 2

    DSC2: Introduction to Social Sciences – 2

    DSC3: Language, Society and Culture

     

     

    AEC2: Hindi Basket (Any 1 course)

    Prarambhik Hindi

    Madhyamik Hindi

    Vyavaharik Hindi

     

    CES: Community Engagement and Services

     

    SE1: MS-Excel for Social Sciences

    20

    Students on exit have to complete a 6-credit internship (2 months) and a 4- credit VBE: Happiness Curriculum

    Award- Undergraduate Certificate in Social Sciences

    40

    Sem 3

    DSC4: Studying human society

    DSC5: Contemporary Indian Politics

    DSC6: Understanding the Past: Myths, Epics, Chronicles and Histories

     

    MDC1/GE2

     

    AEC3: Environmental Issues and Challenges

    20

    Sem 4

    DSC7: Ways of Seeing

    DSC8: Comparative Methods for Policy Analysis

    DSC9: Introduction to Health Medicine and Society

     

    MDC2/GE3

    SE2: Virtual Reality in Education

    20

    Students on exit have to complete a 6-credit internship (2 months) and a 4- credit VBE.  

    Award- Undergraduate Diploma in Social Sciences

     

    40

    Sem 5

    DSC10: Sociology of Knowledge

    DSC11: Gender and Society

    DSE1

     

    MDC3/GE4

    MDC4/GE5

     

    20

    Sem 6

    DSC12: Religion and Society

    DSC13: Global Perspectives in Development

    DSE 2

     

    MDC5/GE6

    MDC6/GE7

     

     

    20

    Students on exit should have completed a 6-credit internship (2 months) and they should have completed a 4-credit VBEHappiness Curriculum within their period of study.

     

    Award- BA in Social Sciences

     

    To gain a “Minor” a student should have also completed at least 6 MDC courses from one of the three discipline areas of Sociology, Political Science or History

    40

    Sem 7

    DSC14

    DSC15

    DSE3 /GE

    DSE4/GE

     

    Research Methodology (4)

    20

    Sem 8

    DSC16

    DSC17

    DSE5/GE

    DSE6/GE

    Research Project Report / Seminar (6)

    22

     

  • Programme Outcomes
    Seats
    63
    Duration
    3 Years

    Eligibility

    Applicants need to have passed the class XII examination with at least 50% marks from CBSE or any re

    On successful completion of the programme a student will be able to:

    • demonstrate awareness of both disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives and critically analyse the rapidly changing realities such as urbanisation, globalisation, political and social change.
    • Demonstrate knowledge about various paradigms, recognise patterns and categorise ideas
    • appreciate diversity and one’s positionality
    • develop critical sensibility to lived experiences, with self - awareness and reflexivity of both self and society in a globalised world.
    • develop competence to move beyond confines of conventional knowledge paradigm, and identify interconnections between various aspects of problem solving.
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    Applicants need to have passed the class XII examination with at least 50% marks from CBSE or any re