The disciplines studied in the Department of Humanities are concerned with the fundamental question as to what does it mean to be a human.

The humanities subjects offer some clues to reveal how people have tried to make moral, spiritual and intellectual sense of a world in which irrationality, despair, loneliness and death are as conspicuous as birth, friendship, hope and reason.

The justification for humanity is that it aids and encourages self-reflection which in turn helps develop personal consciousness and active sense of civic duty. What distinguishes the humanities from natural sciences is not a certain subject matter but rather the mode of approach to any question.

A familiarity with the body of knowledge and method of inquiry and discovery of arts and sciences and capacity to integrate knowledge and discipline is expected to bring far more lasting value in this changing world, as the specialized training and technique may quickly become out molded.

The Department of Humanities has the goal of developing values among the individuals through exposure of various conceptual frameworks, philosophies, history of civilizations, arts and crafts.

The courses being offered under this department includes the following:


Courser Code Courser Name Credits
ART 102 Educational Planning 1
ART 202 Career Planning and Development-I 1
ART 203 Career Planning and Development-II 1
ART 110 Introduction to Arts 3
ART 112 Introduction to Humanities 3
ART 204 Modern Living 3
HIS 113 General History 3
PHI 114 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHI 314 History of Ancient Philosophy 3

Descriptions of the above courses are given below

ART 102 EDUCATIONAL PLANNING [1]

Introduces students to tri semester education sessions followed in IUBAT. The course involves educational planning requiring time rationing, objective identification and study methods. Topics cover history, object and mission of the university, rules and regulations to be followed. The course is directed to acclimatize the student in university atmosphere and provide them with basic understanding of the educational philosophy of the university.

ART 202 CAREER PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT-I [1]

This course examines various perspectives on career and the process by which individuals choose, enter, move through and leave formal organizations. In this course, career planning, development and placement methods will be studied.  Topics include career objective, choice of education and training, self-development,  resume writing, job searching mechanism, professional attire, interview preparation academic portfolio design, criteria for selection among job offers, career development in job, job rotation, job change, salary negotiation and advertisement.

ART 203 CAREER PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT-II [1]

This course examines various perspectives on career and the process by which individuals get the knowledge for research work activities and presenting the same.  Research activities, individual improvement, public speaking ability and different methods of successful utilization of knowledge will be studied.  Topics include proposal writing technique, report writing technique, dynamic presentation skill development are few of many.

ART 110 INTRODUCTION TO ARTS [3]

A brief survey of different branches of art and practice of drawing and painting. Topics include art history, drawing, design, sculpture, painting, lettering, photography.

ART 112  INTRODUCTION TO HUMANITIES [3]

A study of the selected major works of history, literature and philosophy of western, Indian civilization, and Muslim civilization.

ART 204 MODERN LIVING [3]

This course aims at physical, mental, personality and social development of the student. Topics include study and practice of physical fitness, social and cultural environment, organizational culture, coping with physical and mental stress, personality, manners and etiquettes, personal presentation and the like. Besides, the course shall include activities for improved personal fitness through organized exercises, jogging and sports programs.

HIS 113 GENERAL HISTORY [3]

The course introduces to what history is, how it is produced, what are its functions and covers a brief survey of western and sub-continental civilization.

PHI 114 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY [3]

Introduces to the nature of reasoning and argument and familiarize with basics of philosophy of religion, science, ethics and mind. The course also includes social philosophy and its importance and the philosophy behind idealism and materialism.

PHI 314 HISTORY OF ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY [1]

P: PHI 114. A survey of ancient western philosophy from Thales through Plotinus. Selected reading on and Socrates,  Plato, Aristotle, Hellenistic, Roman and Islamic philosophy.