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Re: Calcutta University Political Science Syllabus

I want the syllabus of B.A.(Honours) Political Science program of Calcutta University so will you please provide me?
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Re: Calcutta University Political Science Syllabus

I am providing you the syllabus of B.A.(Honours) Political Science program of Calcutta University

Calcutta University B.A.(Honours) Political Science syllabus

Part I F.M. 200

Paper I: POLITICAL THEORY: 100-Marks

Unit I


1. What is Politics Approaches to the study of Politics: Normative, Behavioural
and Post-behavioural. Feminist views to Politics.
2. Theories of the State (a) Origin: SocialContract Theory; (b) Nature: Idealist,
Liberal and Neo-liberal theories.
3. Concept of State Sovereignty: Monisticand Pluralistic theories Changing
concepts of Sovereignty in the context of Globalization.

Unit II

1. Democratic Theories: David Helds Classification: Protective (Bentham),
Developmental (J.S. Mill), Participatory.
2. Liberty, Equality, Rights and Law: concepts and their interrelations Justice:
concept theory of Rawls.
3. Empirical political theories: Systems Analysis, Structural-Functionalism.

Unit III

1. Marxist approach to the study of Politics.
2. Dialectical Materialism and Historical Materialism with special reference to
relationship between base and superstructure Concepts of Class and Class
Struggle.
3. Marxist theory of the State the question of relative autonomy.

Unit IV

1. Marxist Concepts of Freedom and Democracy.
2. Marxian theory of Revolution: contributions of Lenin and Mao.
3. Marxian theory of the Party: Lenins contribution Lenin Rosa Luxemburg
Debate on Party.

PAPER II: COMPARATIVE POLITICS & GOVERNMENT 100 Marks

Unit I


1. Distinction between Comparative Politics and Comparative Government
Development of Comparative Politics.
2. Scope, purposes and methods of comparison Approaches to the study of
Comparative Politics.
3. Federal systems: federalism in USA and Russia

Unit II

1. Nature of liberal and socialist politicalsystems their distinguishing features,
with special reference to conventions, rule of law, parliamentary sovereignty
(UK), separation of powers, checks and balances, judicial review (USA),
ideology, democratic centralism (PRC), referendum, initiative (Switzerland).
2. Political Parties: features and role of party system/parties in UK, USA and PRC.
Interest groups: their roles and performance in UK and USA

Unit III

1. Legislature in UK and PRC: composition and functions ofthe legislative
chambers the NPC in PRC role of second chambers in UK and USA
Committee system in UK and USA role of speakers in parliamentary and
presidential systems (UK and USA).
2. Executive in UK, USA, France and Russia:A comparative study of (i) Russian,
French and American Presidency; (ii) British and French cabinet systems.

Unit IV

1. Relation between executive and legislature in UK, USA and PRC: A comparative
study.
2. Judiciary in UK, USA and PRC (with special reference to the procuratorate): A
comparative study.
3. Rights of the citizens of UK, USA and PRC: A comparative study Duties of the
citizens of PRC.

Part II F.M. 200

PAPER III: GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS IN INDIA 100 Marks

Unit I


1. Framing of the Indian Constitution: Roleof the Constituent Assembly the
Preamble.
2. Fundamental Rights and Duties Directive Principles.
3. Nature of Indian Federalism: Union-State Relations.
4. Union Executive: President, Vice-President: election, position, functions (with
reference to Emergency Powers), Prime Minister, Council of Ministers,
relationship of Prime Minister and President.

Unit II


1. Union Legislature: Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha: Organisation, Functions Lawmaking procedure, Privileges, Committee system Speaker.
2. Government in the states: Governor, Chief Minister and Council of Ministers:
position and functions State Legislature: composition and functions.
3. The Judiciary: Supreme Court and the High Courts: composition and functions
Judicial activism.

4. Constitutional amendment: Procedure main recommendations of the
Constitutional Review Commission (Venkatachalliah Commission).

Unit III

1. Party system: features and trends major national political parties in India:
ideologies and programmes coalition politics in India: nature and trends
political parties in West Bengal: An overview.
2. Electoral process: Election Commission: composition, functions, role.
3. Role of business, working class,peasants in Indian politics.

Unit IV

1. Role of (a) religion (b) language (c) caste (d) tribe and (e) regionalism in Indian
politics.
2. New Social Movements since the 1970s: (a) environmental movements, (b)
womens movements, (c) human rights movements.

PAPER IV: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 100 Marks

Unit I


1. International Relations: a brief outline of its evolution as an academic discipline.
2. Some representative theories of International Relations: (a) Realism (b) Pluralism
(c) World Systems theory.
3. Emergent issues in International Relations: (a) Development (b) Regionalism and
Integration (c) Terrorism

Unit II

1. Some basic concepts in International Relations: (a) Balance of Power (b) Bipolarity and Unipolarity (c) Neo-colonialism (d) Globalization.
2. Foreign Policy: concept and techniques: diplomacy, propaganda, military

Unit III

1. Cold war and its evolution: an outline understanding the post-cold war world:
an overview.
2. Europe in transition: (a) European Union (b) Ethnicity and nationalism in Eastern
Europe since 1990s.
3. Problems of developing countries: NAM contemporary relevance, Regionalism:
ASEAN, AU (African Union), OPEC, SAFTA and SAARC West Asia and the
Palestine question after the cold war.

Unit IV

1. Indian Foreign Policy: basic principles and evolution.
2. Foreign policies of USA and China: Evolution and basic issues after the cold war.
3. UNO: Background; Organs with special reference to Security Council, General
Assembly and Secretariat role of the UNO in peace-keeping and human rights.

For complete syllabus here is the attachment


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Re: Calcutta University Political Science Syllabus

Hi buddy here I am searching for Calcutta University B.A. (Honours) Course in Political Science program syllabus so will you plz let me know from where I can do download it ???
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19th September 2019, 11:38 AM
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Re: Calcutta University Political Science Syllabus

As you want here I am giving bellow Calcutta University B.A. (Honours) Course in Political Science program syllabus so will you plz provide me same here :

B.A. (Honours) Course in
POLITICAL SCIENCE

Part I F.M. 200
Paper I: POLITICAL THEORY: 100-Marks
Unit I
1. What is Politics Approaches to the study of Politics: Normative, Behavioural
and Post-behavioural. Feminist views to Politics.
2. Theories of the State (a) Origin: Social Contract Theory; (b) Nature: Idealist,
Liberal and Neo-liberal theories.
3. Concept of State Sovereignty: Monistic and Pluralistic theories Changing
concepts of Sovereignty in the context of Globalization.
Unit II
1. Democratic Theories: David Helds Classification: Protective (Bentham),
Developmental (J.S. Mill), Participatory.
2. Liberty, Equality, Rights and Law: concepts and their interrelations Justice:
concept theory of Rawls.
3. Empirical political theories: Systems Analysis, Structural-Functionalism.
Unit III
1. Marxist approach to the study of Politics.
2. Dialectical Materialism and Historical Materialism with special reference to
relationship between base and superstructure Concepts of Class and Class
Struggle.
3. Marxist theory of the State the question of relative autonomy.
Unit IV
1. Marxist Concepts of Freedom and Democracy.
2. Marxian theory of Revolution: contributions of Lenin and Mao.
3. Marxian theory of the Party: Lenins contribution Lenin Rosa Luxemburg
Debate on Party.
PAPER II: COMPARATIVE POLITICS & GOVERNMENT 100 Marks
Unit I
1. Distinction between Comparative Politics and Comparative Government
Development of Comparative Politics.
2. Scope, purposes and methods of comparison Approaches to the study of
Comparative Politics.
3. Federal systems: federalism in USA and Russia

Unit II
1. Nature of liberal and socialist political systems their distinguishing features,
with special reference to conventions, rule of law, parliamentary sovereignty
(UK), separation of powers, checks and balances, judicial review (USA),
ideology, democratic centralism (PRC), referendum, initiative (Switzerland).
2. Political Parties: features and role of party system/parties in UK, USA and PRC.
Interest groups: their roles and performance in UK and USA
Unit III
1. Legislature in UK and PRC: composition and functions of the legislative
chambers the NPC in PRC role of second chambers in UK and USA
Committee system in UK and USA role of speakers in parliamentary and
presidential systems (UK and USA).
2. Executive in UK, USA, France and Russia: A comparative study of (i) Russian,
French and American Presidency; (ii) British and French cabinet systems.
Unit IV
1. Relation between executive and legislature in UK, USA and PRC: A comparative
study.
2. Judiciary in UK, USA and PRC (with special reference to the procuratorate): A
comparative study.
3. Rights of the citizens of UK, USA and PRC: A comparative study Duties of the
citizens of PRC.

Calcutta University B.A. (Honours) Course in Political Science program syllabus






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