BA in HistoryChrist University
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BA in History
Modernist history claimed its legitimacy as a discipline through the pattern of past reality. Hence, modernist historians articulated that ignorance of the past brought a condemnation of living perpetually in the present. The post modernists have challenged this notion of past as it actually was, mapping out the inconsistencies of the past and history. Rethinking history as a discourse through which meaning is created rather than discovered, stresses on the cultural process of knowledge creation and organisation, rather than seeing knowledge as a kind of discoverable. This is an alternative view that sees history as a truth-making rather than a truth-finding discourse.
All these have been major thrusts woven into the courses where in the students are enabled to discern the emerging trends in history and help to theorise them. While this is the most fundamental of all objectives, the department of History aims to fullfil the requirement of students by providing a curriculum which meets the changing priorities of the society at large by balancing the syllabi with theories, philosophies as well as skill-based components like architecture, contemporary studies etc. The hidden agenda is to have a body of thinking, questioning individuals who are equipped to confront complex issues and set them in the right perspective.