Syllabus Module of Department of Political Science Hons.( Sem-III)

Course Title (Core Course): Western Political Thought--- Ancient and Medieval
Course Code: AHPLS- 301/C-5
                                       Contact Hours/week: 6

 Prof. Santiram Mondal

 Unit- I: Greek Political Thought
 a. Features of Greek Political Thought: Ideas and Institutions

 b. Plato: Justice, Communism, Philosopher King, Notion of Ideal State.
 c. Aristotle: State, Slavery, Citizenship.

 Unit-II: Roman Political Thought
 a. General Features with Special Reference to Citizenship and Law.

 Unit-III: Medieval Political Thought
 a. Main Features.

 b. Saint Augustine.
 c. St. Thomas Acquinas.
 d. Marsilio of Padua.

Course Title (Core Course): Indian Political Tradition- I
Course Code: AHPLS- 302/C-6
                                      Contact Hours/week: 6

 Sri Amit Pal

 Unit- I: Ancient and Medieval Political Thought:
 a. Ancient Indian Political Thought: Nature and Features.

 b. Kautilya: Diplomacy, Dandaneeti, Saptanga (Statecraft).
 c. Medieval Political Thought: Basic Tenets.


Sri Munnalal Tikait

 Unit- II: Liberal-Reformists Trends in Nationalist Thought:
 a. Rammohan Roy: Elements of Liberalism and Social Justice.

 b. Bankim Chandra: Nationalism. 
 c. Rabindranath Tagore: Nation, Nationalism and Internationalism.  
 d. Vivekananda: Society and State. 
 e. Aurobindo: Passive Resistance.

Course Title (Core Course): International Relations--- Theories and Basic Concepts
Course Code: AHPLS-303/C-7
                                     Contact Hours/week: 6

Dr. Priyanka Banerjee

Unit- I: Foundation of International Relations
 a. Evolution of international relations as an autonomous discipline.

 b. Major Theories: Idealism vs. Realism and Neo-Realism, Liberalism and its variants, WorldSystem.
 c. Behavioural Theory: Systems Theory, Decision-Making Theory, Communication Theory.

Sri Munnalal Tikait

 Unit- II: Major Elements of International Relations
 a. Basic Concepts: Balance of Power, Collective Security, Bipolarity and   Unipolarity, Non-Alignment, Disarmament and Arms Control.

 b.Foreign Policy: Definition and Determinants--- Meaning and Types of   Diplomacy.

Course Title (Skill Enhancement Course): Legislative Practices and Procedures
Course Code: AHPLS-305/SEC-1
                                      Contact Hours/week: 2

 Dr. Priyanka Banerjee

 I. Legislative process:
 Question: Rules of Putting Questions to the Minister: Types of Questions (written  and verbal; supplementary).

 Others: Rules Relating to Calling Attention, Mention, Adjournment, Resolution,   Discussion including Short Discussion, Censure and No-Confidence.

How a bill becomes law, role of the Standing committee in reviewing a bill, legislative consultants, the framing of rules and regulations.


 Sri Amit Pal

 II. Supporting the Legislative Committees:
 Types of committees, role of committees in reviewing government finances,   policy,programmes, and legislation.

 III. Reading the Budget Document:
 Overview of Budget Process, Role of Parliament in reviewing the Union   Budget,

 Examination of Demands for Grants of Ministries, Working of Ministries.