Programme Specific Outcomes
As we all know today, Political Science is a social science discipline that not only studies government & state but, at the same time, applies empirical theory & scientific methods to the analysis of political matters. As the world today revolves round political as well as economic considerations, a formal degree of Political Science has the utmost practical applicability. Its subject matter is concerned with the everyday life of an individual living in a society and state. Political Science is the study of political behavior, governance and power and how these are shaped by institutional settings and by the ideas, interests and resources of political actors. Therefore, a degree in political science not only enables students to enhance their grasp of the basic structures and processes of governmental systems, public policies and political forces that directly impact their lives, but also help them analyse political problems, arguments, information and theories and to apply methods appropriate for accumulating and interpreting data applicable to this discipline. Above all, it aids students in becoming informed citizens by amplifying knowledge on their entitlement to the rights and duties within a state.
An Honours graduate of Political Science of the college should possess the capability to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental political processes, institutions, actors, behaviour, and ideas; and familiarity with major theories, methods, and concepts of Political Science.
- Demonstrate a proficiency in thinking systematically about political interactions in national, global and international contexts.
- Demonstrate proficiency in thinking systematically about the ethical dimensions of
- Write effectively, engage in intellectually grounded oral debate, and form and express coherent arguments.
- Synthesize, analyze, and critically evaluate major arguments in the discipline.
- Comprehend the basic structures and processes of government systems and/or theoretical underpinnings.
- Analyze political problems, arguments, information, and/or theories.
- Apply methods appropriate for accumulating and interpreting data applicable to the discipline of political science.
- Educate the elected representatives about the parliamentary procedures and constitutional position of the country.
- Service to people by opting for civil services.
COURSE (HONOURS) OUTCOMES
CO 1. POLITICAL THOUGHT
WESTERN POLITICAL THOUGHT
- It helps students discover the political philosophy that forms the basis of politics in the Western world, to interpret the political philosophies of the Greek, Roman, French, English and German philosophers in historical context as well as relate them to contemporary politics.
- Origin of the knowledge in Political Thought.
- Concretizing their base in political thought.
- Differences of thought in the different phases of the History of political thought:
- Getting enlightened with fundamental features of political thought.
- Helping the students in the future preparation of their course of study in political thought.
INDIAN POLITICAL THOUGHT
- Helping the students in accruing knowledge in the field of Indian Political thought in the initial stage of their study.
- Apprising the students about India’ contribution towards the enrichment of the field of political thought.
- Gathering knowledge regarding India’s orientation towards politics and apprising the students about the growth of modern democratic political consciousness in India.
- Helping the students in their future course of study in India’s political thought.
CO 2. POLITICAL THEORY
- Accruing advance level of knowledge in political theory.
- Helping the students in the future preparation of their course of study in political theory.
- Updating their knowledge level in the field of study of political theory with latest
- Helping the students in preparing them for different competitive examinations.
CO 3. GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS IN INDIA
- To understand Functions of Government.
- To understand Judiciary of India.
- To understand Bureaucracy of India.
- To understand biggest Democracy of the World.
- Know the Ministries, their role & responsibilities.
- Know the roles & responsibilities of Members of Parliament/ State Assemblies.
- Know the process of drafting & presenting a Bill in the Parliament / Assemblies.
CO 4. COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
- Accruing knowledge about the structure & functioning of five major governments (UK, USA, CHINA, RUSSIA & SWITZERLAND) in the world.
- Having a comparative study of these governments in a glance.
- Helping the students in building their base in the study of comparative government.
- Accruing knowledge about different forms of government found in different political
systems in the world.
- Students have a stronger and more informed perspectives on approaches in studying
politics, governments and political systems comparatively. They become familiar with the primary theories and concepts that form the building blocks of the subfield.
CO 5. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
- With a focus on politics at the transnational or global level, it demonstrates a generalized understanding of the diplomatic relationship between nation- states, the functioning of international organizations, international law and economy, disarmament and peace efforts, foreign policies of states, the behaviour and roles of nation-states in diverse political situations and also help gain an insight into subjects of Human Rights law and theory.
- Understand the major concepts of international relations, including: power, the international system, balance of power, hegemony, conflict, cooperation, integration, globalization, interdependence, dependence, regimes, globalization, equality, justice, sustainability and international political economy.
- Understanding and critically evaluating the theories and approaches to international relations, including realism, liberalism, classical and neo-Marxism, Neo-Gramscian, critical, postmodernist, post-colonial, sexuality and feminist.
- Identify the key actors in international relations—including states, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, transnational corporations, global civil society, and individuals—and understand how these actors interact to give substance to international relations.
- Demonstrate a knowledge of the key dimensions, events and processes of international relations within their historic context, such as: the formation of the modern state system, the Treaty of Westphalia, the evolution of global capitalism, the origins of the Cold War, the shift to the post-Cold War system, the role of race, gender and class in the structure of the modern world system, major conflicts, such as the world wars, US intervention in various places in the world, ascendant conflicts, the features and effects of globalizing market capitalism, growing environmental problems and human rights.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the multi-disciplinary nature of international relations by establishing connections with the disciplines that have shaped and continue to influence international relations: politics, economics, society, culture, history, language, race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality.
CO 6. SOCIETY, STATE and POLITICS
- It promotes knowledge on basic concepts such as politics, power, gender, civil society,
citizens, culture and behavior of individuals, how they developed over time and where
they stand today. It also helps formulate independently generated and theoretically based research questions within political sociology.
- It helps students in gaining knowledge about how political cultures are formed & shaped, the importance of political socialization process, the causes behind political participation & non-participation, the influence of political parties & the pressure groups in a political system and, further, the concepts of change and political development and how it’s being shaped in developing countries.
CO7. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
- Demonstrate broad understanding of public affairs, policy development, policy analysis, economic analysis, management skills, and organization theory and their applications to public service.
- Conduct a purposeful inquiry exploring the problem/issue a client is experiencing.
- Apply critical thinking and appropriate technology for public policy analysis.
- Work with and for others in ways that translate community need into policy solutions & public service action to promote a just and humane world.
- The working of local self-governments in our political system.
CO8. COLONIALISM & NATIONALISM IN INDIA & WOMEN POLITICS
- It acquaints the students with the various facets of British rule in India.
- Helps in understanding the process of the growth of Indian national movement.
- Appraises about the various social movements in India, both pre & post-independent.
- It promotes knowledge on how feminist movement has developed & influenced present-day Indian political system.
- Helping the students in preparing them for different competitive examinations, particularly for civil services examinations.