Bachelor of arts

COURSE DESCRIPTION

BACHELOR OF ARTS (B.A.)

This is a three year (six semesters) programme leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) of Gauhati University. There will be one compulsory subject in semesters I, II, III and IV. Along with the compulsory subjects, a student is required to take two elective subjects for the B.A. general course. For B.A. major courses, a student is required to take one major subject and one elective subject

Semesters I & II  Semesters III & IV  Semesters V & VI
  1. English (Compulsory)   1. Environmental Studies (Compulsory)   1. Major subject concerned
  2. Either Alternative English or MIL (Assamese/ Hindi/ Bengali)   2. Either Alternative English or MIL (Assamese/ Hindi/ Bengali)   2. General course (Two elective subjects)
  3. Two elective subjects or two major subject and one elective        subject   3. Two elective subjects or one major subject and one elective          subject  

Eligibility

A student who has passed the H.S. (10+2) in Arts, Science or Commerce from the AHSEC or an equivalent examination with at least 45% in aggregate may apply. Students appearing in the 10+2 final examination, whose results have not yet been declared may also apply.

Admission Procedure

Admission shall be made on the basis of the marks obtained in H. S. (10+2) Examination.

The selection of Major will be on the basis of merit on the day of admission, subject to the availability of seats. If any seat remains unfilled or if any admitted student remains continuously absent for fifteen days his/ her seat will be forfeited and all vacant seats will be filled up on merit basis from the intending students.
Details

Bachelor of Arts in English is an undergraduate English language course of Gauhati University. It is designed to understand and use the English language effectively, build vocabulary and introduce them current ideas and issues. During the course, the emphasis is also given on Indian writing and the syllabus may see the consolidation of a vision predicated on promoting Indian culture obviously through its literary manifestation. This is the case in all genres of writing: novel, drama, poetry, non-frictional prose. Bachelor of Arts in English is meant for students who wish to do specialised course in English. English is the study of literature, linguistic and philosophy of the English language


The Course structure:

Semester- I
Semester- II
1.
  English (Compulsory)
1.
  English (Compulsory)
2.
  Alternative English or MIL (Assamese/ Hindi/ Bengali)
2.
  Either Alternative English or MIL (Assamese/ Hindi/ Bengali)
3.
  P1 (Core): The Social and Literary Context: Medieval and Renaissance
3.
  P3 (Core): The Social and Literary Context: Restoration to the Romantic Age
4.
  P2 (Core): Medieval and Renaissance: Poetry and Plays
4.

  P4 (Core): Medieval and Renaissance Restoration to Romanticism English Poetry,

  Drama Fiction

5.
  Elective: Political Science/ Sociology/ Education/ Economics
5.
  Elective: Political Science/ Sociology/ Education/ Economics
Semester- III
Semester- IV
1.
  Environmental Studies (Compulsory)
1.
  Environmental Studies (Compulsory)
2.
  Either Alternative English or MIL (Assamese/ Hindi/ Bengali)
2.
  Either Alternative English or MIL (Assamese/ Hindi/ Bengali)
3.
  P5 (Core): The Social and Literary Context: The Victorian World
3.
  P7 (Core): The Social and Literary Context: Modernism and After
4.
  P6 (Core): Victorian Poetry and Fiction
4.
  P8 (Core): English Poetry and Fiction: Modernism and After
5.
  Elective: Political Science/ Sociology/ Education/ Economics
5.
  Elective: Political Science/ Sociology/ Education/ Economics
Semester- V
Semester- VI
1.
  P9 (Core): Drama: Theory and Practice. –I
1.
  P15 (Core): Literary Criticism
2.
  P10 (Core): Drama: Theory and Practice.–II
2.
  P16 (Core): Twentieth Century Criticism and Theory
3.
  P11 (Core): The Essay in English: Addison to Dickens
3.
  P17 (Core): Nature
4.
  P12 (Core): The Essay in English: The Twentieth Century
4.
  P18 (Core): Western Mythology: Introducing Classical, Judaic & Christian Myth
5.
  P13 (Core): Life Writing: Biographies, Memoirs and Letters
5.

  P19 & P20 (Optional):

6.
  P14 (Core): Women’s Writing

  OP A : Indian English Literature

  OP B : American Literature

  OP C: Women & Literature

  OP D: English Language & Ling-I

  OP E : African Literature in English

  OP F: Book into Film


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Bachelor of Arts (Education) Bachelor of Arts in Education is an undergraduate academic degree course. Education is the means through which the aims and habits of a group of people lives on from one generation to the next. This degree course meant for future educators and education administrators. A Bachelor of Arts (Education) provides the foundation for a range of careers in areas such as policy, professional practice, management and teaching.


The Course structure:

Semester-I
Semester-II
1.
  English (Compulsory)
1.
  English (Compulsory)
2.
  Alternative English or MIL (Assamese/ Hindi/ Bengali)
2.
  Either Alternative English or MIL (Assamese/ Hindi/ Bengali)
3.
  P1.01(Core): Foundation of Educational Theories and Principles
3.
  P1.03(Core): Development of Education in India
4.
  P1.02(Core): Education Psychology
4.
  P1.04(Core): Sociological Foundations of Education
5.
  Elective: Political Science / Sociology / Economics
5.
  Elective: Political Science / Sociology / Economics
Semester-III
Semester-IV
1.
  Environmental Studies (Compulsory)
1.
  Environmental Studies (Compulsory)
2.
  Either Alternative English or MIL (Assamese/ Hindi/ Bengali)
2.
  Either Alternative English or MIL (Assamese/ Hindi/ Bengali)
3.
  P1.05(Core): Emerging Issues and Education
3.
  P1.07(Core): Educational Technology
4.
  P1.06(Core): Measurement and Evaluation in Education
4.
  P1.08(Core): Environmental and Population Education
5.
  Elective: Political Science / Sociology / Economics
5.
  Elective: Political Science / Sociology / Economics
Semester-V
Semester-VI
1.
  P1.09(Core): Philosophy of Education
1.
  P15 (Core): Developmental Psychology
2.
  P10(Core): Educational Thinkers-Oriental and Occidental
2.
  P16 (Core): Continuing Education and Distance Education
3.
  P11(Core): Teacher Education
3.
  P17 (Core): Special Education
4.
  P12(Core): Teaching – Learning Method and Pedagogy
4.
  P18 (Core): Guidance and Counselling
5.
  P13(Core): Statistics in Education
5.
  P19 (Core): Educational Management and Administration
6.
  P14(Core): Practical Paper
6.
  P20 (Core): Project Work

Details

Bachelor of Arts (Economics) is an undergraduate course in Economics. Economics is the social science that analyses the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. The curriculum comprises the areas such as definition, nature, scope, concept, utility, production, market, monopoly, and other minor or major aspect of Economics. The course is semester system based and it is career oriented in nature that provides many jobs for them.


The Course structure:

Semester-I
Semester-II
1.
  English (Compulsory)
1.
  English (Compulsory)
2.
  Alternative English or MIL (Assamese/ Hindi/ Bengali)
2.
  Either Alternative English or MIL (Assamese/ Hindi/ Bengali)
3.
  Elective: Political Science / Sociology / Education
3.
  Elective: Political Science / Sociology / Education
4.
  M104: Microeconomics-I
4.
  M204: Microeconomics-II
5.
  M105: Macroeconomics-I
5.
  M205: Macroeconomics-II
Semester-III
Semester-IV
1.
  Environmental Studies (Compulsory)
1.
  Environmental Studies (Compulsory)
2.
  Either Alternative English or MIL (Assamese/ Hindi/ Bengali)
2.
  Either Alternative English or MIL (Assamese/ Hindi/ Bengali)
3.
  Elective: Political Science / Sociology / Education
3.
  Elective: Political Science / Sociology / Education
4.
  M304: Elementary Mathematics for Economics
4.
  M404: Mathematical Applications in Economics
5.
  M305: The Monetary System
5.
  M405: Introduction to Development Economics
Semester-V
Semester-VI
1.
  M501: Elements of Public Finance
1.
  M601: Public Economics
2.
  M502: Basic statistics (B.A.)/ Introduction to Econometrics (B.Sc.)
2.
  M602: Applied Statistics (For B.A.)/ Econometric Methods (For B.Sc.)
3.
  M503: Introduction to Environmental Economics
3.
  M603: Economics of Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
4.
  M504: International Trade: Theory and Policy
4.
  M504: International Economics
5.
  M505: History of Economics Thought-I
5.
  M605: History of Economics Thought-II
6.
  M506: Development Policy and the Indian Economy
6.
  M606: Planning for Development: India and the Northeast

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B.A. Political Science is an undergraduate degree course. Political Science is the study of theory and practice of politics and description and analysis of political system and political behaviour. The B.A. (Political Science) degree course involves study of both national and international political systems. It covers a very broad field which incorporates the study of historical and modern political systems, public administration, governmental policies and procedures, international relations and public affairs.

Semester-I Semester-II
1 English (Compulsory) 1 English (Compulsory)
2 Alternative English or MIL (Assamese/ Hindi/ Bengali) 2 Either Alternative English or MIL (Assamese/ Hindi/ Bengali)
3 P1 (Core): Political Theory – I 3 P3 (Core): Political Theory – II
4 P2 (Core): Politics in India – I 4 P4 (Core): Politics in India – II
5 Elective: Sociology/ Education/ Economics 5 Elective: Sociology/ Education/ Economics
Semester-III Semester-IV
1 Environmental Studies Compulsory) 1 Environmental Studies (Compulsory)
2 Either Alternative English or MIL (Assamese/ Hindi/ Bengali) 2 Either Alternative English or MIL (Assamese/ Hindi/ Bengali)
3 P5 (Core): International Relations – I 3 P7 (Core):International Relations – II
4 P6 (Core): Public Administration – I 4 P8 (Core): Public Administration – II
5 Elective: Sociology/ Education/ Economics 5 Elective: Sociology/ Education/ Economics
Semester-V Semester-VI
1 P9 (Core): Western Political Thinkers 1 P15 (Core): Indian Political Thinkers
2 P10 (Core): Select Constitutions-I 2 P16 (Core): Select Constitutions-II
3 P11 (Core): Politics in North-East India-I/ General Sociology-I 3 P17 (Core): Politics in North-East India-II/ General Sociology-II
4 P12 (Core): Contemporary Political Issues/ Women and Politics 4 P18 (Core): Contemporary Political Ideologies/ Women and Politics in India
5 P13 (Core): Rural Local Governance / Political Sociology-I 5 P19 (Core): Urban Local Governance / Political Sociology-II
6. P14 (Core): Democracy in India-I/ Human Rights 6. P20 (Core): Democracy in India-II/ Human Rights in India
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Bachelor of Arts in Sociology is an undergraduate degree course. Sociology is the study of social relations, social stratification, social interaction, culture, etc. Broadly, B.A. (Sociology) degree course is the study of society. The degree course mainly covers the study of some of its specialized fields namely Applied Sociology, Comparative Sociology, Cultural Sociology, Collective Behaviour, Crime and Delinquency, Community and Demography.  

Course Structure :

Semester-I Semester-II
1 English (Compulsory) 1 English (Compulsory)
2 Alternative English or MIL (Assamese/ Hindi/ Bengali) 2 Either Alternative English or MIL (Assamese/ Hindi/ Bengali)
3 P1 (Core): Introduction to Sociology –I 3 P3 (Core): Foundation of Sociological Thoughts –I
4 P2 (Core): Introduction to Sociology –I 4 P4 (Core): Techniques of Social Research
5 Elective: Political Science/ Education/ Economics 5 Elective: Political Science/ Education/ Economics
Semester-III Semester-IV
1 Environmental Studies (Compulsory) 1 Environmental Studies (Compulsory)
2 Either Alternative English or MIL (Assamese/ Hindi/ Bengali) 2 Either Alternative English or MIL (Assamese/ Hindi/ Bengali)
3 P5 (Core): Sociology in India –I 3 P7 (Core): Sociology in India –II
4 P6 (Core): Foundation of Sociological Thoughts–II 4 P8 (Core): Social Change in Modern Societies
5 Elective: Political Science / Education/ Economics 5 Elective: Political Science/ Education/ Economics
Semester-V Semester-VI
1 P9 (Core): Sociology for tribal societies in India 1 P15 (Core): Sociology of Religion
2 P10 (Core): Rural Sociology in India 2 P16 (Core): Political Sociology
3 P11 (Core): Urban Sociology in India 3 P17 (Core): Economic Sociology
4 P12 (Core): Industrial Sociology 4 P18 (Core): Sociology of Kinship
5 P13 (Core): Sociology of North-East India 5 P19 (Core): Sociology of Gender
6. P14 (Core): Society and Social Change in Assam 6. P20 (Core): Population and Society


Semester 1, 2, 3, & 4:     2 papers per semester  100 marks each                               8 credits each
Semester 5, & 6:               6 papers per semester     75 marks each                               6 credits each