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B.A. (Hons.) Global Affairs

Start Date

1 August 2022
End Date
31 July 2025
Duration
3 Years

Programme Fee (Yearly)

Rs. 3.5 Lacs

Course Structure

1st Year

During the first year of coursework, the focus shall be on ensuring that the students acquire strong foundations in the social sciences. They will examine classic texts in Philosophy, focus on key concepts in Economics, and review the main outlines of global politics in History. Most significantly, they will rigorously practice expressing themselves both in writing and in speech to learn how to effectively communicate their ideas.

2nd Year

In the second year, JSIA’s faculty will train students in developing solid research and analytical skills in order to facilitate them in eventually taking control of their own education. The faculty would like them to find something that they are passionate about and proceed to specialise. Students’ increasingly advanced coursework will both challenge and support them as they start examining how politics plays out in specific regions of the world. They will also be moving from the general to the more specific as they enter into new sub-disciplines such as Foreign Policy Analysis, Conflict Studies, and Development Studies.

3rd Year

By the third year, students will be deeply immersed in the intricacies of contemporary global politics. Central issues shall be examined and debated in detail; How do individual international organisations work? How do diplomats operate on a day-to-day basis? Are changes in military technology fundamentally reshaping the global balance of power? Under what circumstances is international trade a benefit to societies? What is the role of media in today’s networked world?

Programme Modalities:

The B.A. (Hons.) Global Affairs is a 3-year programme. It is a residential, full-time, five-day-a-week degree programme. Students graduate with B.A. (Hons.) (G.A.) at the end of 3 years.
Foreign Language training is an essential requirement for the residential programme and language classes are offered throughout the duration of the programme. Students have the option of choosing from among Spanish, German, French, Mandarin, Dari and Arabic.
Optional Fourth Year: Students can choose to continue at JSIA after graduation to pursue their Masters in Diplomacy, Law and Business (M.A. DLB) programme offered by JSIA and can become eligible to apply to American universities for a Master’s degree. The coursework at JSIA can be supplemented with an international exchange in a different part of the world, which will provide students with the unique opportunity to experience diverse societies and distinct political systems.

Course Curriculum:

Semester-A (Fall) | Total Credits 27

  • Introduction to Political Science
  • International History- I
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Philosophy – I
  • Critical Reading and Academic Writing
  • Politics of Developing Nations
  • Language

Semester-B (Spring) | Total Credits 27

  • Sociology- I
  • International History – II
  • Political Philosophy – II
  • International Economics – II (Macroeconomics)
  • Introduction to Diplomatic Practice
  • Quantitative & Qualitative Analysis
  • Language

Semester-C (Fall) | Total Credits 27

 

  • Comparative Politics
  • International Security
  • Sociology of Development Studies
  • International Relations: Theory and Concepts
  • Introduction to the UN System
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Language

Semester-D (Spring) | Total Credits 27

  • Conflict Management & Peace Negotiations
  • International Organisations
  • World News from Multiple Perspectives
  • Indian Foreign Policy
  • Research Methods
  • Language
  • Electives (2)

Semester-E (Fall) | Total Credits 21

  • Electives (4)
  • +Language
  • Or Semester Exchange/Study Abroad (21 credits)
  • Mandatory Internship Report I

(Reporting for semesters A & B) of 2 credits

Semester-F* (Spring) | Total Credits 21

  • Electives (5)
  • Or Semester Exchange/Study Abroad (21 credits)
  • Mandatory Internship Report II

(Reporting for semesters C, D & E) of 3 credits

Credits earned at the end of 3 years: 150

Note:

  • A. Global Affairs students should complete five mandatory industry internships, to be completed in semester A, B, C, D & E. And they must submit two internship reports of 5 credits in their semester E (2 credits) & F (3 credits).
  • In semester F*: Students can opt for a combination of 3 electives + one Independent Research Study (IRS) of 9 credits.

Summary of the B.A. Hons. Global Affairs

Credit Structure :

Semester ASemester BSemester CSemester DSemester ESemester FTotal credits
27 credits27 credits27 credits27 credits21 credits21 credits150 Credits

General Guidelines

  • A. Global Affairs students should complete five mandatory industry internships, to be completed in semester A, B, C, D & E. And they must submit two internship reports of 5 credits in their semester E (2 credits) & F (3 credits).
  • In semester F*: Students can opt for a combination of 3 electives + one IRS of 9 credits.

JSIA-JSBF Minors Programmes

Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA) and Jindal School of Business and Finance (JSBF),  have launched a minor programme of 24 credits for JSIA students.

JSBF is offering two minor programmes to JSIA students: (1). Business and Finance Minor, (2). Entrepreneurship Minor.


I. Business and Finance Minor programme

The minor programme in the Banking and Finance trackway for JSIA students is composed of core courses of 16 credits and electives of 8 credits with a total of 24 credits as follows:

Course Name

Credits

Core courses (Students will select core courses of 16 credits total)

 

Effective Business Communication

2

Business Intelligence using Tableau

6

Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions

4

Marketing for Financial Services

4

Global Financial Markets

4

Principles of Management

4

Total core courses credits

16

Electives (Two Electives of 4 credits)

8

Total credits

24

II.    Entrepreneurship Minor programme

The minor programme in the Banking and Finance trackway for JSIA students is composed of core courses of 18 credits and electives of 6 credits with a total of 24 credits as follows:

 

Course Name

Credits

Core courses

 

Principles of Management

4

Accounting Essentials for New Ventures

4

Consumer Behaviour

4

Entrepreneurial Economics

4

Project Management and Planning

2

Total core courses

18

Electives (Two electives (4 credits, 2 credits))

6

Total credits

24

Students Selection Criteria

  1. Must be a full-time JSIA student in BA or MA programmes from semester two
  2. This new programme is effective from fall 2021 and applies to 2021 (MA) and 2020 (BA)
  3. Must have consistently achieved a high standard of academic standing of 6.0 GPA
  4. The applicant must not have any judgment against them in either the DC/UMC/SHC

JSAA-JSIA Minors Programmes

Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA) and Jindal School of Art and Architecture (JSAA), have launched a mutual minor programme of 24 credits for their students.

JSAA is offering minor programme in Urban & Community studies to JSIA students. And JSIA is offering three minor programmes: (1). International Affairs, (2). Advanced International Affairs and (3). Political Science

JSAA minor programme: Urban -Community Studies

The minor programme in the Urban -Community Studies trackway for JSIA students is composed of six core courses and two electives with a total of 24 credits as follows:

Core courses

Number of credits

The City: A multiple perspective (Intro to urban studies)

3

Land: Perceptions; prejudices and politics

3

Anthropology of Communities and Settlements: caste, class, gender

3

Law, Governance and Community Planning (including Negotiation, Facilitation and Conflict resolution)

3

Margins & Marginality

3

Development & Sustainability (Introduction to Community Planning & Development)

3

Two Electives

 

Elective 1 (any from the pathway requirements seminars)

3

Elective 1 (any from the pathway requirements seminars)

3

Total credits

24

Students Selection Criteria

  1. Must be a full-time JSIA/JSAA student in BA or MA programme from semester two onwards.
  2. This new programme will be effective from fall 2021 and applies to JSIA 2021 JSAA is to specify the batch that is eligible to apply for the minor programme.
  3. Must have consistently achieved a high standard of academic standing of 6.0 GPA
  4. The applicant must not have any judgment against them in either the DC/UMC/SHC