Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts degree at TSLAS has two major components. The first is a Foundations program that runs for the first two semesters (one year). The Foundations program is a general education requirement that focuses on core competencies and consists of a common curriculum for all subsequent programs of study. It requires you to engage with a range of core knowledge areas with a cross-disciplinary emphasis. The Foundations or Gen. Ed. program is designed to enhance your capacities in several areas including formal writing, data handling, and statistical analysis, and prepare you with critical thinking skills as well as communication skills. It also offers creative and aesthetic engagement such as in the areas of music and theatre. On completion of the Foundations program, you are required to choose a Major or the specialized area of your interest for the next four semesters (2 years). The list of Majors on offer is available elsewhere on the website. You can also choose two Majors which will require an additional (3+1) year of college work. The Bachelor of Arts degree at TSLAS is designed to be one of the most flexible programs that opens the door to a wide variety of jobs as well as prepares you for further study. Examples of careers where employers look for a Liberal Arts degree include: Human Resource Management; News Journalism; Public Relations; Non-profit and NGO management;

Public Health; economic/sociological data management; Corporate interface; Healthcare and medical resource management; and of course, Teaching, along with the appropriate certification. Importantly, the Liberal Arts degree provides a strong foundation for graduate studies such as Ph.D in the humanities and social sciences.

BA (Major in Literary and Cultural Studies)

SEMESTER I & II - Foundation Year Courses

SEMESTER-III

  1. Critical Concepts in Cultural Studies
  2. Methods of Cultural and Textual Analysis
  3. History and Culture
  4. AVANI - The Cornerstone Project

SEMESTER-IV

  1. Culture & Ethnography
  2. Culture as a Semiotic System
  3. Representation and Power
  4. Literary Criticism and Theory
  5. Narrative and History
  6. AVANI - The Cornerstone Project

SEMESTER-V

  1. Philosophy of Science (II)
  2. Logic II
  3. Metaphysics
  4. Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science (II)
  5. Meta-Ethics
  6. AVANI - The Cornerstone Project

SEMESTER-VI

  1. Elective-I
  2. Elective-II
  3. Elective-III
  4. Elective-IV
  5. Dissertation

LIST OF ELECTIVES

  1. Philosophy of Biology
  2. Modal Logic
  3. Ancient Philosophy
  4. Philosophy of Language
  5. Phenomenology
  6. Philosophy of Technology
  7. Aesthetics

B.A.(Major in Economics)

SEMESTER I & II - Foundation Year Courses

SEMESTER III

  1. Principles of Microeconomics
  2. Principles of Macroeconomics
  3. Mathematics for Economics
  4. Econometrics
  5. AVANI - The Cornerstone Project

SEMESTER-IV

  1. Intermediate Microeconomics (prerequisite 1)
  2. Intermediate Macroeconomics (prerequisite 2)
  3. History of Economic Theory
  4. Econometrics II
  5. AVANI - The Cornerstone Project

SEMESTER-V

  1. Economic History
  2. Economic Dynamics
  3. Money and Finance
  4. Applied Econometrics (Prerequisite 4)
  5. AVANI - The Cornerstone Project

SEMESTER-VI

  1. Elective-I
  2. Elective-II
  3. Elective-III

LIST OF ELECTIVES

At least three courses from five to six courses to be offered from the below given list

  1. Environmental Economics
  2. Law and Economics
  3. Behavioural Economics
  4. Game Theory and Economic Applications
  5. Public Finance
  6. Health Economics
  7. Indian Economics
  8. Economics of Poverty
  9. Gender Economics and Economics of Discrimination
  10. Heterodox Economics
  11. Research Paper

B.A.(Major in Philosophy)

SEMESTER I & II - Foundation Year Courses

SEMESTER III

  1. Ethics and Moral Theories
  2. Political Philosophy
  3. Epistemology
  4. AVANI - The Cornerstone Project

SEMESTER-IV

  1. Philosophy of Science (I)
  2. Introduction to Logic
  3. Paradoxes and Arguments
  4. Metaphysics (I)
  5. Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science (I)
  6. AVANI - The Cornerstone Project

SEMESTER-V

  1. Philosophy of Science (II)
  2. Logic II
  3. Metaphysics (II)
  4. Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science (II)
  5. Meta-Ethics
  6. AVANI - The Cornerstone Project

SEMESTER-VI

  1. Elective-I
  2. Elective-II
  3. Elective-III
  4. Dissertation

LIST OF ELECTIVES

  1. Philosophy of Biology
  2. Modal Logic
  3. Ancient Philosophy
  4. Philosophy of Language
  5. Phenomenology
  6. Philosophy of Technology
  7. Aesthetics

B.A.(Major in Political Science)

SEMESTER I & II - Foundation Year Courses

SEMESTER-III

  1. SEMESTER-III
  2. International Relations Theory
  3. Comparative Politics
  4. Public Policy Analysis
  5. AVANI - The Cornerstone Project

SEMESTER-IV

  1. Political Obligations
  2. Understanding China
  3. Indian Politics and Political System
  4. Elective-I
  5. AVANI - The Cornerstone Project

SEMESTER-V

  1. American Foreign Policy
  2. Labour Politics
  3. Gender and Politics
  4. Elective-II
  5. AVANI - The Cornerstone Project

SEMESTER-VI

  1. Research Methods in Political Science
  2. Politics and the Mass Media
  3. International Organizations
  4. Elective-III

LIST OF ELECTIVES

  1. Religion and Politics
  2. Multiculturalism
  3. Comparative Asian Government and Politics
  4. Political Sociology
  5. Independent Research Project

B.A.(Major in History)

SEMESTER I & II - Foundation Year Courses

Semester III

  1. World Civilizations
  2. Ancient India
  3. Society and History in Ancient India
  4. History and Historiography
  5. AVANI - The Cornerstone Project

SEMESTER-IV

  1. Europe from Renaissance to Revolution
  2. Medieval India
  3. Europe-India Pre-Colonial Relations
  4. AVANI - The Cornerstone Project

SEMESTER-V

  1. Modern India
  2. Nationalism in Indian History
  3. Science and History
  4. Elective-I
  5. Elective-II
  6. AVANI - The Cornerstone Project

SEMESTER-VI

  1. Contemporary World History
  2. Visual Sources and History
  3. Elective-III

LIST OF ELECTIVES

  1. Analyzing Ancient Indian Texts
  2. Mughal India
  3. Art and Architecture in Medieval India
  4. Urbanization in Medieval India
  5. Religious History of India
  6. Gandhi and the Making of Modern India

B.A.(Major in Psychology)

SEMESTER I & II - Foundation Year Courses

SEMESTER III

  1. Development of Psychological Thought
  2. Introduction to Social Psychology
  3. Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology I
  4. Understanding Psychological Disorders
  5. AVANI - The Cornerstone Project

SEMESTER-IV

  1. Lifespan Development
  2. Biological Basis of Behaviour
  3. Theories of Personality
  4. Fundamentals of Cognitive Psychology
  5. AVANI - The Cornerstone Project

SEMESTER-V

  1. Psychological Assessment
  2. Applied Social Psychology
  3. Elective-I
  4. Elective-II
  5. AVANI - The Cornerstone Project

SEMESTER-VI

  1. Research Methods and Statistics II
  2. Experimental Psychology
  3. Elective-III

LIST OF ELECTIVES

  1. Psychology at Workplace
  2. Engineering Psychology
  3. Learning and Memory
  4. Cognitive Neuroscience

 

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