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B.A. (HONOURS) HISTORY
(Three Year Full Time Programme)

COURSE CONTENTS
(Effective from the Academic Year 2011-2012 onwards)
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
UNIVERSITY OF DELHI
DELHI – 110007.

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University of Delhi
Course: B.A. (Hons.) History

Semester I

Semester II

Semester III

Paper I – History of India-I
Paper-II- Social Formations and Cultural Patterns of the
Ancient World
Paper III - Concurrent – Qualifying Language
Paper IV – History of India-II
Paper V – Social Formations and Cultural Patterns of the
Medieval World
Paper VI - Concurrent – Credit Language
Paper VII – History of India-III (c. 750-1206)
Paper VIII – Rise of Modern West-I
Paper IX –
Note:

Students can take any one of the following sets.
But they should opt the same paper from the next
semester sets.

Paper IX (a) I : History Of United States Of America (C. 1776 – 1945) Paper IX (b) I : History Of The USSR (c. 1917- 1964)
Paper IX (c) I : History Of Africa (c. 1500 – 1960s)
Paper IX (d) I : History Of Southeast Asia – The 19th Century

Paper X - Concurrent – Interdisciplinary

Semester IV

Paper XI- History of India-IV (c. 1206-1550)
Paper XII- Rise of Modern West-II
Paper XIII –
Paper XIII (a) II : History Of The United States Of
America (C. 1776 – 1945)
Paper XIII (b) II : History Of The USSR (c. 1917 – 1964s)
Paper XIII (c) II : History Of Latin America (c. 1500 – 1960s) Paper XIII (d) II : History Of Southeast Asia - The 20th Century Note: It is desirable that each college offers more than one option out of the four listed above

Paper XIV - Concurrent – Discipline Centered I

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Semester V

Semester VI

Paper
Paper
Paper
Paper

XV- History of India-V (c. 1550-1605)
XVI – History of India-VI (c. 1750-1857)
XVII – History of China & Japan – I (c. 1840-1949)
XVIII – History of Modern Europe I (c. 1780-1939)

Paper XIX – History of India-VII (c. 1605-1750)
Paper XX- History of India-VIII (c. 1857-1950)
Paper XXI- History of China & Japan – II (c. 1840-1949)
Paper XXII - History of Modern Europe –II (1780-1939)
Paper XXIII - Concurrent – Discipline Centered II

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SEMESTER BASED UNDER-GRADUATE HONOURS COURSES
Distribution of Marks & Teaching Hours
The Semester-wise distribution of papers for the B.A. (Honours), B.Com. (Honours), B. Com., B.Sc. (Honours) Statistics and B.Sc. (Honours) Computer Science will be as follows:
Type of Paper

Max. Marks

Theory
Exam.

I.A.

Teaching per
week

Main Papers

100

75

25

5 Lectures
1 Tutorial

Concurrent Courses

100

75

25

4 Lectures
1 Tutorial

Credit Courses for
B.Sc.(Hons.)
Mathematics

100

75

25

4 Lectures
1 Tutorial



Size of the Tutorial Group will be in accordance with the existing norms.



The existing syllabi of all Concurrent/Credit Courses shall remain unchanged.



The existing criteria for opting for the Concurrent /Credit Courses shall also remain unchanged.

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B.A. (HONOURS) – I
PAPER I : SEMESTER I
HISTORY OF INDIA I

I.

Reconstructing Ancient Indian History

[a] Early Indian notions of History
[b] Sources and tools of historical reconstruction.
[c] Historical interpretations (with special reference to gender, environment, technology, and regions).

II.

Pre-historic hunter-gatherers
[a] Palaeolithic cultures- sequence and distribution; stone
industries and other technological developments.
[b] Mesolithic cultures- regional and chronological distribution; new developments in technology and economy; rock art.

III.

The advent of food production
Understanding the regional and chronological distribution of the Neolithic and Chalcolithic cultures : subsistence, and patterns of exchange.

IV.

The Harappan civilization :
Origins; settlement patterns and town planning; agrarian base; craft productions and trade; social and political organisation; religious beliefs and practices; art; the problem of urban decline and the...
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