KLE BA LLB Syllabus 2021
Semester I : Course I : Special English
Unit I : Advise to a young man. – Felix Frankfurt In the court – Anton Chekhar Grammar : Parts of speech ( Same word used as different parts of speech ), sentence linkers, Models.
Unit II : The five functions of the Lawyer – Arthur Vanderbitt Grammar : Synonyms and antonyms, homonyms and homophones.
Unit III : A plea for severest penalty – M.K.Gandhi Composition, Paragraph writing, Report writing.
Unit IV : On the Entirely reasonable Murder of a Police constable – G.B Shaw Composition : dialogue Writing, refutation of arguments.
Unit V : The law as a Jealous Mistress – Joseph Planck Composition : Interpretation of Notices.
Course II : Sociology I
Unit I : Sociology as a Science A ) Data, concepts and theory B ) The Comparative method – Sociology and other Social Sciences :
- Sociology and History
- Sociology and Law
- Sociology and Psychology
Unit II : Basic concepts in Sociology A ) Structure and Social system B ) Status and Role c. Norms and Values D ) Institutions, Community and Association
Unit III : Social Institutions – A ) Marriage, Family and Kinship B ) Economic Institutions c. Political Institutions D ) Religious Institutions e. Educational Institutions.
Unit IV : Social Stratification : Caste and Class Coercion, Conflict and Change Social control, Order and Stability
Unit V : Sociology as a discipline : Law and Society, Sociology of Law, Law and Social Change, Sociology of Legal Profession.
Course III : Political Science I : Political Thought and Organisation
Unit I : Political Science – Definition, nature and scope; relations with other Social Sciences; geography and psychology. Conception of State and governmentA ) State ( defineD ); nature of the state; elements of the state ( in detail ) State – Society; state – association; state government; B ) Sovereignty – meaning, aspects, attributes Kinds ( with special reference to political and legal sovereignty ).
Unit II : Main currents of western Political thought ( Ancient & Medieval ) A ) Aristotle B ) Roman Legal system C ) Natural Law and Natural rights – Cicero, St.Thomas Acquinas D ) Machiavelli. Modern Western Political Thought Liberalism – A ) in the West – features, merits and limitations; liberalist thinkers – Herbert Spencer, Bentham and J.S.Mills ( a brief sketch ). Socialism – meaning and features – Evolutionary, revolutionary, democratic. Marxism and Communism : Marxian and modern communism ( a comparison )
Unit III : Indian political Thought – Ancient& Medieval A ) Hindu – concept of state : 7 elements of the state; Government and administration : justice and law; function and duties of a ruler ( Vedic, Classic, Kautilyan ) B ) Islamic thought & concept of the state; The Shariat as the basis of law : administration – Finance, welfare, Crime Punishment and justice. Modern Political Thought – Western and Indian Gandhian thought A ) Liberalism Vs Marxist thought in the east B ) Totalitarianism – features, merits, demerits, Fascism & Nazism ( a note ) C ) Democracy – Meaning, Essentials, merits, demerits, conditions for success D ) Satya, Ahimsa and Sarvodaya : Basic principles of his philosophy : influences on him and his thoughts.
Unit IV : Political Organisation A ) Constitution – meaning, classification, condition of a good constitution. B ) Conventions – in unwritten and written Constitutions – ex UK, USA ), IndiA ) C ) Unitary and federal Governments – features, relative merits and demerits – eg. U.K., USA, India, Switzerland ) D ) Indian federation – features; how federal is India Organs of government : A ) Legislature – meaning, functions; role Unicameralismarguments for and against Bicameralism – Organisation, arguments for and against; Direct legislation B ) Executive – meaning, kinds, functions, Parliamentary vs. Non – parliamentary executive. C ) Judiciary – Organisation, functions, Independence; judicial activism.
Unit V : Representation – Electorate; Constituencies Single member vs. multi member; universal adult franchise; right to vote for women; Minority representation. Public opinion – meaning, nature, media Public relations – meaning, principles & role.
Course IV : Elements of Research
Unit I : Various types of Law : civil law, criminal law, etc. Case Law Technique.
Unit II : Legal materials – Enactments, notifications, judgments, reports of commissions, etc. Where to find and how to find these materials, how to check their validity.
Unit III : Methods of study. Technical Terms. Interpretation of statutes.
Unit IV : Elements of Legal Research : Research problem, hypothesis, experimentation, analysis and interpretation of data, report writing.
Unit V : Tools of research : Use of Library, observation, questionnaire, interview, sampling, case study, participation.
Semester II : Course I : English
Unit I : The Shaping of my Character – Dr.S.Radhakrishnan What I Cherish Most – Rt. Hon. Shrinivas Shastry Grammar : Kinds of sentence – simple, compound and complex sentences and use of conjunctives; Basic transformations.
Unit II : Eating for Health – Rajkumari Amrit Kaur T.V.Should never be held out as a carrot – the week. Grammar : Active and passive voice; Direct and indirect speech ( Reported speech )
Unit III : Indian crowds – Neeraj Choudhary Our rising population : Causes and consequences – Dr.R.B.Sahay Grammar : Propositions, determiners, question tags.
Unit IV : A dispassionate analysis of the Quit India Movement – V.M.Tarkunde Federalism in India : Theory and Practice – Prof. S.C.Gangal Grammar : Some common errors, vocabulary, legal terms, Idiomatic expressions.
Unit V : The development of Indian Literature – C.Rajagopalachari Headache – R.K.Narayan Composition skills : Paragraph writing, Note taking, formal correspondence.
Course II : Sociology
Unit I : The development of Indian society A ) Unity and Diversity B ) Continuity and Change, Ancient, Medieval and Modern India as a pluralistic society. India as a pluralistic society A ) Varieties of cultural diversities B ) Linguistic, Religious, Political, Economic and Cultural Communities.
Unit II : Major institutions of Indian Society A ) Family B ) Caste C ) Village
Unit III : Tribe and Caste in the traditional order – Caste and Class in the contemporary India – The Backward Classes.
Unit IV : Trends of change in Indian Society : Rural and Urban, Problems and development programs.
Unit V : Indian cultural values and development – Impact of Muslim and British cultures.
Course III : Political Science II : Foundation of Political Obligations
Unit I : Law – meaning and nature; sources of law; kinds of law; laws and morality; rule of law; Administrative law; Delegated Legislation; the concept of justice. Rights – Meaning, nature, Kinds, Relationship between rights and duties, kinds of duties, Human rights in brief. Liberty – Meaning, importance, kinds. Equality – Meaning, importance, kinds Relationship between Liberty and Equality. Justice
Unit II : Legitimacy of Power – the Classical theory ( Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau ) – Modern approaches to the notion of political obligation ( Max Weber, Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim ) – Theories of political legitimacy.
Unit III : The Problems of Civil Disobedience and Political Obligation, with particular reference to Gandhian and Neo – Gandhian thought, Thoreau, Martin Luther King ( in brief )
Unit IV : Utilitarianism as an approach to Political Obligation – Jeremy Bentham and J.S.Mill ( in brief ) Foundation of Promissory and Contractual liability. Idealism – its philosophy, merits and limitations – Kant, Hegel, T.H.Green ( in brief )
Unit V : The problem of Punishment – Use of force by State against the citizen – The basis of criminal sanction Theories of punishment. The contemporary crisis of legitimation. Power vs. Authority; authority and responsibility; legitimation. Legitimation of power – classical thought A ) Hobbes, Locks and Rousseau. B ) Max Weber – theory of bureaucracy and authority. C ) Durkheim – Policy obligation.
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