Courses

Discipline wise list of courses offered

Literature

Course Number: HSL734
Credit: 3.0
Course Objective:

This course will provide students an opportunity to study in detail the themes that have been prominent in modern Indian thought across a range of genres and media. Texts chosen might be speeches, letters, manifestoes, essays, novels, short stories, poetry, film, drama etc. Our aim will be to... Read more

Course Number: HSL731
Credit: 3.0
Course Objective:

This course will focus on the nature of textuality, examining its different definitions, for example, in terms of texture, materiality, siginification and meaning, the contrast with orality, body and performance. How do these definitions impact the ways in which we study literary, artistic,... Read more

Course Number: HUL 336
Credit: 3.0
Course Objective:

The course will begin by seeking to distinguish the notion of 'creative' writing. It will contrast this heterogeneous category with other kinds of writing such as the 'functional' writing found in text-books and reportage. Through an analysis of various techniques of writing - in master-texts as... Read more

Philosophy

Course Number: HSL860
Credit: 3.0
Course Objective:

This course will introduce students to advanced topics in Philosophy as decided by the instructor.

Course Number: HSL853
Credit: 3.0
Course Objective:

The central objective of this course is to make the student aware of the philosophical implications of the aesthetic attitude and the practice of art in the human world. A philosophical understanding of the place of the aesthetic in our worldview is expected to enhance our self-understanding... Read more

Course Number: HUL 356
Credit: 3.0
Course Objective:

This course offers a critical introduction to the essential thought, values and practices in/of Buddhist traditions across time and place. Literature on Buddhism and Buddhist literature brings out the historical, philosophical and political synthesis of Buddhism in ever new cultural contexts.... Read more

Course Number: HSL751
Credit: 3.0
Course Objective:

1) To learn to interpret a philosophical text by placing it in its relevant contexts- intellectual, socio-historical. 2) To reconstruct and critically examine the claims made by the text. 3) To relate the text to contemporary issues and texts in Philosophy.

Course Number: HUL 256
Credit: 4.0
Course Objective:

What makes philosophical thinking radically critical? Investigation of the nature of knowledge about the world and justification of knowledge claims. Metaphysical understanding of the Absolute and Mind-Body relation. The nature of ethical and aesthetic beliefs and attitudes as part of... Read more

Course Number: HSL857
Credit: 3.0
Course Objective:

An understanding of the philosophical question of Knowledge and Rational Belief by taking into consideration the possibility of Scepticism, and then attempting a critical comprehension of the Character of Epistemology by bringing into discussion contemporary developments such as Social... Read more

Course Number: HSL755
Credit: 3.0
Course Objective:

To provide the student with knowledge about the classical and contemporary philosophers who have directly or indirectly contributed towards constructing the intellectual edifice of fascism. This course will provide the student with the philosophical tools to critically engage with the structures... Read more

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