IGNOU B.A. Philosophy Syllabus and Exam Structure

The Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy course is an undergraduate language course in Philosophy that is designed to prepare students to understand topics like Metaethics, Indian Philosophical System, Ethics, Morality, Epistemology, and Religion.

This program is also offered by the Indira Gandhi National Open University and this course covers a wide range of syllabus from Contemporary Indian Philosophical systems to Religions to Ethics and also Epistemology.

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So if you are a student who is interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and you cannot enrol in a state university or a college nearby due to some problems you can opt for the distance learning education program offered by the IGNOU, an open university that regulates all of its courses through distance learning mode.

IGNOU B.A. Philosophy Exam Structure

 For admission and completion of a BA Philosophy degree from IGNOU, every student has to get at least 96 credits in a minimum of 3 years in maximum 6 years where 32 credits per year are minimum.

To complete these credits, students have to choose courses from three categories these are foundation course, elective courses and application-oriented courses.

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IGNOU B.A. Philosophy Syllabus

Here is the IGNOU B.A. Philosophy Syllabus from Foundation Course and Elective Course –

  1. Foundation Course – Total Credits 2

There are three compulsory courses –

  • BSHF 101 Foundation Course in Humanities & Social Sciences
  • FST 1 Foundation Course in Science & Technology
  • BEGF 101 Foundation Course in English-1 OR FHD 2 Foundation Course in Hindi-2
  1. Elective – Philosophy
  1. Application Oriented Courses

You can choose minimum 8 credits or maximum 16 credits from this category

Course Code Course Name Credits
AFW(E) Feature Writing (Philosophy) 4
BHDA-101 समाचार पर और फीचर लेखन (Hindi) 4
AWR(E) Writing for Radio (Philosophy) 4
BRPA-101 Radio Lekhan (Hindi) 4
ATR-1 Translation(Philosophy and Hindi) 8
ACC-1 Organizing Child Care Services 8
ANC-1 Nutrition for the Community 8
AHE 1** Human Environment (6 Credits Theory + 2 Credits Project) 8
AMK 1* Marketing 4
AED 1* Export Procedure and Documentation 4
AOM-1* Office Organization and Management 4
ASP-1* Secretarial Practice 4
AMT-1** Teaching of Primary School Mathematics (6 Credit Theory + 2 Credit Project) 8
ACS-1 Consumer Studies 8
CTE-3 Teaching Strategies 4
CTE-4 Teaching Philosophy-Elementary School 4
CTE 5 Teaching Philosophy-Secondary School (With CTE 3 take anyone either CTE 4 or CTE 5) 4
AST-1*** Statistical Techniques 4
AOR-1 Operational Research 4
+AEC 1** Environmental Chemistry (6 Credit Theory + 2 Credits Lab) 8
APM-1** Integrated Pest Management 8
BCOA-1 Business Communication and Entrepreneurship (Philosophy Medium only) 4

From http://ignou.ac.in//userfiles/common-prospectus-Philosophy.pdf :-

* Commerce based Application-oriented Courses. However, students are free to choose any Application-oriented Course(s) of their choice. If you opt for 4 credit AOCs, you must choose at least two 4 credit AOCs to make up a total of 8 credits of AOCs.

** +2 level of mathematics is a pre-requisite.

Only for B.Sc. students. CHE1, CHE 2 and CHE 3(L) are pre-requisite for this course, however, this is not a compulsory directive. B.A./ B.Com/BTS students advised not to opt for this AOC.

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