One Theory Paper Marks: 100
Political Science Time: 3 hrs.
|Units||Periods: 220||Marks: 100|
|Part A: Indian Constitution at work|
|1||Constitution Why and How and Philosophy of the Constitution||17||12|
|2||Rights in the Indian Constitution||16|
|3||Election and Representation||11||10|
|9||Constitution as a living document||11||8|
|Part B: Political Theory|
|10||Political Theory : An Introduction||10||10|
Part A: Indian Constitution at Work
- Constitution Why and How and Philosophy of the Constitution 17 Periods
Consitution: Why and How, The making of the Constitution, the Constituent Assembly, Procedural achievements and Philosophy of the Constitution.
- Rights in the Indian Constitution
The importance of Rights, Fundamental Rights in the Indian Constitution, Directive Principles of State Policy, Relationship between Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles
- Election and Representation
Elections and Democracy, Election System in India, Reservation of Constituencies, Free and Fair Elections, Electoral Reforms
Why do we need a Parliament? Two Houses of Parliament. Functions and Power of the Parliament, Legislative functions, control over Executive. Parliamentary committees. Self-regulation.
What is an Executive? Different Types of Executive. Parliamentary Executive in India, Prime Minister and Council of Ministers. Permanent Executive: Bureaucracy.
Why do we need an Independent Judiciary? Structure of the Judiciary, Judicial Activism, Judiciary and Rights, Judiciary and Parliament.
What is Federalism? Federalism in the Indian Constitution, Federalism with a strong Central Government, conflicts in India's federal system, Special Provisions.
- Local Governments
Why do we need Local Governments? Growth of Local Government in India, 73rd and 74th Amendments, implementation of 73rd and 74th Amendments.
- Constitution as a Living Document
Are Constitutions static? The procedure to amend the Constitution. Why have there been so many amendments? Basic Structure and Evolution of the Constitution. Constitution as a Living Document.
Part B: Political Theory
- An Introduction
What is Politics? What do we study in Political Theory? Putting Political Theory to practice. Why should we study Politial Theory?
The Ideal of Freedom. What is Freedom? Why do we need constraints? Harm principle. Negative and Positive Liberty.
Significance of Equality. What is Equality? Various dimensions of Equality. How can we promote Equality?
- Social Justice
What is Justice? Just Distribution. Justice as fairness. Pursuing Social Justice.
What are Rights? Where do Rights come from? Legal Rights and the State. Kinds of Rights. Rights and Responsibilities.
What is citizenship? Citizen and Nation, Universal Citizenship, Global Citizenship
Nations and Nationalism, National Self-determination, Nationalism and Pluralism
What is Secularism? What is Secular State? The Western and the Indian approaches to Secularism. Criticisms and Rationale of Indian Secularism.
What is Peace? Can violence ever promote peace? Peace and the State. Different Approaches to the pursuit of peace. Contemporary challenges to peace.
What is development? Dominant, development Model and alternative conceptions of development.
|POLITICAL SCIENCE||QUESTION PAPER DESIGN 2017-18
Code No. 028
|Time: 3 Hours||Max. Marks: 100|
|Typology of Questions||Learning Outcomes & Testing Skills||Very Short Answer
|Very Short Answer
|Long Answer I (5 Marks) based on Passages||
Map Question Picture based interpretation
|Long Answer II
|1||Remembering- (Knowledge based Simple recall questions, to know specific facts, terms, concepts, principles, or theories; Identify, define, or recite, information)||
|2||Understanding- (Comprehension –to be familiar with meaning and to understand conceptually, interpret, compare, contrast, explain, paraphrase information)||2||2||1||-||1||21||21%|
|3||Application (Use abstract information in concrete situation, to apply knowledge to new situations; Use given content to interpret a situation, provide an example, or solve a problem)||1||1||1||1||2||25||25%|
|4||High Order Thinking Skills (Analysis & Synthesis- Classify, compare, contrast, or differentiate between different pieces of information; Organize and/or integrate unique pieces of information from a variety of sources) (includes Map interpretation)||1||2||1||1||-||1||20||20%|
|5||Evaluation - (Appraise, judge, and/or justify the value or worth of a decision or outcome, or to predict outcomes based on values)||1||1||1||-||1||-||12||12%|