I SEMESTER

ABOUT THE INSTITUTION
St. Joseph’s Evening College (Autonomous) was established in 1972 and is managed by the Bangalore Jesuit Educational Society. The ‘Jesuits’ who manage and administer the Institution are members of an International religious order of catholic priests known as the “Society of Jesus”. The Society of Jesus manages and administers more than 2000 such institutions. St. Joseph’s Evening College (Autonomous) is one such educational institution.

The Jesuits also run other premier institutions in India, like Loyola College - Chennai, St. Xavier’s College – Kolkata, St. Joseph’s College –Trichy, St. Xavier’s College – Mumbai, St. Joseph’s College – Bangalore etc. In 1972, St. Joseph’s Evening College became an Independent Evening College. It is recognized under Section 2(f) and 12B of the UGC Act. It became an autonomous institution in October 2004. It is the only Independent Autonomous Evening College in the country accredited by NAAC.

St. Joseph’s Evening College (Autonomous) is affiliated to the Bangalore University and offers a three year B.Com., B.A. (HEP, JPS, EJP), B.B.A., and B.C.A. Degree courses and a two year Post Graduate course in Commerce (M.Com), and English(M.A).

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
The Department of Political Science was established in the year 1972. B.A. Political Science Course is a Credit Based Semester Scheme, spread over six semesters. The objective of the course is to provide a firm grounding in the subject, imbibe analytical skills and to develop a realistic and pragmatic perspective on the local, national, regional and international issues that figure in the syllabus. The syllabus has been updated. Many new and innovative papers are being offered in keeping with the changing times and circumstances, as well as the larger societal needs.

Vision
Empowering the Youth in the Process of Nation Building.

Mission
Creating a Just and Egalitarian Society

Objectives
To stress on virtues in Political beliefs.
To increase awareness among students on local, national and international issues, and strengthen their analytical skills and capabilities.
To equip the students to prepare themselves for careers in teaching and research, the Union and State Civil Services, and the non-governmental sector.
Stirring Political consciousness and involvement in Political affairs.
Nurturing Political leaders with a sense of probity, integrity and service ability.
Enunciate techniques of proficiency in management and administration.
To train students to be good citizens

PROGRAMMES OFFERED

Bachelor of Arts (1972)
History
Economics
Political Science

Bachelor of Arts (2002)
Journalism
Political Science
Sociology

Bachelor of Arts (2009)
Discontinued
Public Administration
Economics
Sociology

REGULATIONS OF BA/ POLITICAL SCIENCE SEMESTER SCHEME:
The fundamental objective of the department is to give wider exposure to the students to learn, understand, analyze, appreciate and apply political concepts in day-to-day life.
Eligibility: Students who have completed two – year Pre- University Course of Karnataka State or Equivalent are eligible to seek admission to BA/ POLITIAL SCIENCE SEMESTER course.
Duration of the Course: The course of study for the BA POLTICAL SCIENCE extends over a period of three academic years. Each academic year comprising of two semesters, and each semester comprising of sixteen weeks of class work, Provided that the candidate shall complete his/her Degree within six years from the date of admission to the First Semester of BA POLTICAL SCINCE Degree Course (As per the Autonomous guide lines).
Medium of Instruction: The medium of instruction and examination shall be in English.
Subjects of Study: A candidate for the BA degree course shall seek to study subjects shown under the course structure in the college prospectus/ handbook.

SEMESTER EXAMINATION
(2015-16 Batch onwards)
No student with less than 75% attendance will be allowed to write the end semester examination.
At the end of each semester, a comprehensive examination will be conducted. The end-semester examination for 70 marks will be conducted.
Each theory paper of 70 marks shall be of 2 ½ hours duration.
The valuation of the semester examination is centrally arranged with the reviewer checking 15% of the answer scripts.
All valuation work will be under the supervision of the Controller of Examination
For each course there will be both Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) and End Semester Examination (ESE), with equal weightage in the ratio of 30:70.
The minimum for a pass in a subject is 40% in the aggregate of CIA & ESE.
This is subject to the rule that a student must score a minimum of 40% marks (i.e., 28 out of 70) in every subject in the End Semester Examination.
This rule is applicable only to students admitted from the academic year 2015-16 onwards

CREDIT SYSTEM
In tune with the concepts and suggestions of the UGC and NAAC, the advancement that has taken place in evaluation methods and to make the teaching effective and meaningful, the College has adopted credit-grade based performance assessment (CGPA) for all the courses being run in the College.

All undergraduate courses in the College are of 150 credits. A theory course of one credit is equal to 15 classes/lectures of one hour duration. For example, a theory course of 4 credits in a semester has (15x4) 60lectures/ hours.

Percentage Grade Grade Point Interpretation Class
80- above O 4 Excellent Distinction
73-79 A+ 3.67 Very Good First Class
66-72 A 3.33 Good Second Class
60-65 B+ 3.0 Above Average
55-59 B 2.67 Average
50-54 C+ 2.33 Satisfactory
45-49 C 2.00 Pass Pass Class
40-44 D 1 Pass
<-40 F 0 Fail Fail

GRADING SYSTEM The students are evaluated on the basis of continuous internal assessment and the semester examinations. For the grading and classification of students, the performance of the students is first marked according to the conventional procedure. Marks are then converted into grades and the grades in turn into grade points.

BACHELORS OF ARTS
(HISTORY, ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE –HEP)


BACHELORS OF ARTS
(JOURNALISM, POLITICAL SCIENCE AND SOCIOLOGY- JPS)
SUBJECT I II III IV V VI TOTAL
Political Science 12 12 12 12 18 18 84


BACHELORS IN COMMERCE/ BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION/ COMPUTER APPLICATION
SUBJECT I II III IV V VI TOTAL
Indian Constitution - 2 - - - - 2


SCHEME OF EVALUATION
Theory 70 marks
CIA 30 marks
Total 100 marks


CIA
1 10 marks One class test
2 5 marks Activity 1
3 5 marks Activity 2
4 5 marks Activity 3
5 5 marks Attendance


THE ACTIVITIES FOR EVALUATION WILL BE AS FOLLOWS :
1 Objective Tests
2 Assignments
3 Project Work
4 Presentation and Seminars

Term Paper: It is considered as a special course involving application of knowledge in solving / analyzing /exploring a real life situation / difficult problem. It may be considered a Project work/ Dissertation. The Project/Dissertation work as Term Paper may be given in lieu of a discipline Specific Elective paper/Course or Discipline Specific Elective (DSE) Course or Generic Elective (GE) Course

CIA QUESTION PAPER PATTERN:
The pattern of the CIA question paper for all semesters from June 2015 is as follows:
Two class tests of 1 ½ hour duration (Max. Marks 50-marks allotted for CIA)
Module- Three sections -
1) 5x3= 15
2) 10x2=20
3) 15x1=15

II. END SEMESTER EXAMINATION FOR I TO IV SEMESTERS FROM JUNE 2015:
End Semester Examination Paper Consist of Three sections.
Section A - Questions to be answered in 60 words 5x5=25
Section B - Questions to be answered in 150 words 10x3 30
Section C - Questions to be answered in 400 words 15x1=15
TOTAL - 70

III. THESE MODULES OF EVALUATION IS SUPPLIMENTED BY:
Regular Tests
Assignment and Project Works
Book Reviews
Presentations and Seminar
Discussions on current issues

BA CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM (SEMESTER SCHEME)
W.e.f 2015-16


Time: 2 ½ hours
Total Marks: 70


NOTE: Read Instructions carefully. All parts are compulsory except for their Internal Options.

PART – A
Instructions: Answer any Five from the following in 60 words each. All questions carry equal marks.
5x5 = 25 marks

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PART – B
Instructions: Answer any Three from the following in 150 words each. All questions carry equal marks.
3x30 = 30 marks

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PART – C
Instructions: Answer any One from the following in 400 words each. All questions carry equal marks.
1x15 = 15 marks

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ST. JOSEPHS’S EVENING COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS)
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

The syllabus has been updated. Many new and innovative papers are being offered in keeping with the changing times and circumstances, as well as the larger societal needs. The titles and detailed contents of the papers are mentioned below. All the Papers in the syllabus are provided with an extensive Reading list.

CONTENT OF THE SYLLABUS

Semester Paper/ Hours Subject Code
I SEMESTER POLITICAL CONCEPT
(Total-75)
NS 101
II SEMESTER POLTICAL THEORY
(Total-75)
NS 102
III SEMESTER INDIAN CONSTITUTIONS & INSITUTIONS
(Total-75)
NS 201
IV SEMESTER INDIAN CONSTITUTIONS & PROCESS
(Total-75)
NS 202
VI SEMESTER INTERANTIONAL REALATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS
(Total-75)
NS 302
V SEMESTER PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION CONCEPT & THEROIRES
(Total-75)
NS 401
VI SEMESTER ADVANCED PUBLIC ADMINISTRTION
(Total-75)
NS 402

INDIAN CONSTITUTION AND HUMAN RIGHTS
(Compulsory Paper for all U.G. Courses)


CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM (CBCS)
RESEARCH METHODS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
INDIAN ADMINISTRATION & E-GOVERNANCE
PEACE AND CONFLICT SUTDIES
Politics of Globalization
Public Policy in India
Public Opinion and Survey Research
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

LESSON PLAN
Lesson plan is taken very seriously at our institution as we are catering to the slow learning segment. Every department is given autonomy to design, develop, implement, evaluate and review the lesson plan periodically to ensure better learning outcome. However, details will vary depending on the preference of the teacher, subject being covered, and the need of the students. The following guidelines are generally followed while planning the lesson: Class taught, Subject, Topic, Duration of Lecture, Teaching-Learning resources, Methodology and Aids used, objectives, Assessment, Learning outcome are prepared and the same is communicated to students.

TEACHING METHODOLOGY
The Dept. of Political Science combines classroom teaching with exercises that provide students with political exposure/ Current affairs.
Class lectures are supplemented with audio-visual aids, models, demos, project work, group discussion and seminars.
Students gain scrupulous knowledge of political theory on one hand, and the application of political principles on the other.
This approach equips students to understand the shades of political dynamics
To keep pace with the emerging trends in teaching-learning process, several innovative practices such quiz, brain storming, group discussion, panel discussion, extempore, debates, case study analysis and probing questioning have been introduced.
Book review, projects, assignments and use of e-journals, e-books and resources from internet in the College general library is encouraged.

DIPLOMA IN HUMAN RIGHTS
The department of Political-Science in collaboration with South Indian Cell for Human Rights Education and Monitoring (SICHREM), a human rights organization, has been offering a Diploma Course in Human Rights. This has helped the students to be aware of their rights and also pursue a career in NGOs.

Legal Literacy Cell
Legal literacy awareness on existing Laws is facilitated to the students in association with Legal Literacy Authority of Karnataka.


I SEMESTER
POLITICAL CONCEPT

Subject Code: NS 101
         (Total-75)




I. Nature, Scope and Importance of Political Science [12 hrs]
• Political Science as a Science as well as an Art
• Relationship of Political Science with History, Economics, Sociology and Ethics
• Approaches to Political Science – Philosophical, Empirical and Scientific


II. State – Nature and Elements of State [18 hrs]
• Distinction between State & Society, State & Government and State & Nation
• Theories of the origin of State
    a) Divine Origin Theory
    b) Social Contract Theory (Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau)
    c) Historical Theory or Evolutionary Theory
• State and Civil Society

III. Sovereignty [16 hrs]
• Meaning and characteristics of Sovereignty, Kinds of Sovereignty
• Austin’s Theory of Sovereignty
• Sovereignty in the age of Globalization


IV. Rights and Duties [12 hrs]
• Rights: Meaning and Kinds of Rights
• Theories– Natural, Legal, Historical and Social Welfare
• Human Rights – Universal Declaration of Human Rights
• Safeguards of Rights


V. Law, Justice, Liberty and Equality [15 hrs]
• Law – Meaning and Sources; Schools of Law– Historical, Philosophical, Comparative, social and Marxian,
  Law and Governance
• Justice – Meaning and kinds Justice; Liberty– Meaning- Positive and Negative : Kinds of Liberty
• Equality– Meaning and Kinds


REFERENCE:
1. Arora and Awasthy – Political Theory
2. Merkel Peter – Political Continuity and Change
3. Sabine George – a History of Political Theory
4. Laski – A Grammar of Politics
5. Varma – Modern Political Thought
6. Robert Dahl – Modern Political Analysis
7. Samuel Huntingon – Political Order in changing Societies.
8. Joad – Modern Political Theory
9. Prem Nath and Sudhir Kumar Mishra – Political Science : UPSC Civil Service, Spectrum 2002.
10. Gilchrist – Principles of Political Science
11. Political Theory by Amal Ray

JOURNALS:
1. Main Stream
2. Seminar
3. Indian Journal of Politic Administration
4. Economic and Political Weekly

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