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BA (Hons.) Global Affairs

PROGRAM INFO

START DATE END DATE DURATION LAST DATE TO APPLY PROGRAMME FEE (YEARLY)

1 August 2018

31 July 2021

3 Years

28 Feb 2018

Rs. 3.5 Lacs

Objective 

B.A. (Hons.) (G.A.) is a 3-year programme housed entirely at JGU. During the first three semesters students complete foundational courses in the disciplines of Philosophy, International History, International Economics, and Political Science. In addition, students will also complete classes on academic reading and writing, critical analysis, and the theory of knowledge. For the remaining three semesters, students will take more advanced classes in the areas of foreign policy analysis, international security, international development, international organisations, and culture and media studies.

A non-English foreign language is also a requirement for each student, choosing from French, Mandarin Chinese, or Spanish.

Each student is also required undertake two internships by the time of graduation. This will occur during the summer breaks between the 1st and 2nd year, and between the 2nd and 3rd year.

Eligibility 

10+2

Credit Structure 

90 credits over six semesters. Each core/elective course is worth 3 credits and equivalent  to 45 hours of classroom teaching.

COURSE STRUCTURE

SEMESTER 1

Introduction to Academic College Writing

Philosophy-I (Continental & Non-Western Philosophy)

Political Science - I (Political Theory)

International History – I (Diplomatic History)

Political Science - I ( Political Theory)

SEMESTER 2

International Economics- III ( Development Economics)

Critical Reading and Writing

Sociology-I (Foundations of Society & Social Groups)

Political Science - II (Comparative Politics)

International History - II (International Relations since 1945)

International Economics-II (Macroeconomics)

SEMESTER 3

Sociology- II (Social Institutions & Social Change)

Philosophy- II (Contemporary Thought)

Political Science- III (Comparative Government & Politics)

International History-III (Decolonization and the Third World)

International Economics- III ( Development Economics)

SEMESTER 4

Foreign Policy Analysis- I (Determinants of Foreign Policy)

International Security- I (Peace and Conflict) International Security: Concepts and Issues

Qualitative & Quantitative Analysis (Statistical Tools)

Culture and Media Studies- I (Foreign Journalism and News)

International Organizations- I (UN System and NGOs)

SEMESTER 5

Foreign Policy Analysis-II (Comparative Foreign Policies)

International Security-II (War & Terrorism)

International Human Rights (Civil, Economic & Political Rights)

Culture and Media Studies- II (Cross-Cultural Communication)

International Organizations-II (Global Financial Institutions)

SEMESTER 6

History and Politics of Africa

Understanding Latin America

Contemporary Europe

Politics of the Middle East

Introduction to the Asia Pacific

Post program careers 

A Career Director assists students in finding the right internships in the United Nations system, other intergovernmental, regional and non-governmental organisations, financial institutions, think tanks and diplomatic missions. The curriculum of the B.A. (Hons.) (G.A.) includes a mandatory guided internship requirement that prepares students for careers in the multiple opportunities afforded by ever-expanding career streams like Peace and Conflict Resolution, International Justice, International Economic Development, Humanitarian Relief, Human Rights Advocacy, Political and Economic Risk Analysis etc. Graduates of JSIA go on to become versatile international affairs professionals.