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Political Science NEB Syllabus is a systematic study of power in society. It primarily deals with the origin and administration of power and function in the politics of society. The power relationships need to be studied in terms of the political system and political processes in the light of underlying political theories.

 

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Political Science NEB Syllabus -Grade XI


Political Science

Grade: XI

 

Full marks: 100
Teaching hours: 150

I. Introduction of Political Science NEB Syllabus

Political Science is a systematic study of power in society. It primarily deals with the origin and administration of power and function in the politics of society. The power relationships need to be studied in terms of the political system and political processes in the light of underlying political theories. A student at the higher secondary level needs guidance to develop a better understanding of the political system, the constitution, and its working mechanisms for the government at different levels. A student should also understand the role of his/her country in various regional and international organizations and also its relations with other countries.
This course is designed to facilitate the study of political concepts and theories, constitution, and working of the government of Nepal as well as international politics, international relations, and world organizations.

II.General Objectives of Political Science Syllabus

The general objectives of  political Science Syllabuscourse are to:
1.familiarize the students with the basic concepts, values, actors, and institutions of politics and the political processes; and
2.make them explain the art and science of politics in the world in general and in Nepal in particular.

III.Specific Objectives Political Science Syllabus

At the End of Political Science Syllabus course, the students will be able to:
1.explain the meaning of political science, describe its various methods of studies, and relate it with other social sciences,
2.explain the concepts of society, association, nation, and state
3.define the organs of government and describe their functions
4.analyze major political concepts and political theories;
5.discuss the meaning and scope of international politics and identify the elements of national power
6.explain the determinants of the foreign policy of a country
7.describe the functions of the main organs of the United Nations;
8.explain the meaning and types of federalism and
9.state and analyze Inclusive Democracy

IV.Course Scheme of Political Science Syllabus

Units
Chapters 
Teaching hours
1
Political Science as a Discipline
20
2
Society, Association, Nation and State
20
3
Citizenship
20
4
Organs of Government
16
5
Power & Authority: Concepts
4
6
Political Concepts
28
7
Democracy
10
8
International politics
16
9
United Nations Organization
16
Total
150

V.Course Contents of  Political Science Syllabus

 

Unit I: Political Science as a Discipline (20 hrs)

1.Introduction of political science and its scope according to the syllabus
2.Approaches: To the study of political science traditional $ Modern in brief
3.Relationship with other social sciences –History, Economics.Sociology, Geography, Ethics, and Law

Unit II: Society, Nation, and State (20 hrs)

Society, Nation and State section of Political Science NEB Syllabus contains the following topics

1.Civil Society: concepts, importance, and role
2.Nation: concepts, nation-state, the distinction between state and nation.
3.State: concepts, elements, and theories of origin.
4. Citizenship: concepts and types, its acquisition, and loss.
5. Rights and Duties: concepts and types,
6. The UN declaration of human rights,

Unit IV: Organs of Government (16 hrs)

1.Legislature: concept types and functions.
2.Executive: concept types and functions.
3.Judiciary: concept, composition, jurisdiction, and independence of the judiciary.

Unit V: Power & Authority: Concepts  (4 hrs)

 

Unit VI: Political Concepts  (26 hrs)

1.Law: concepts and sources.
2.Sovereignty: concepts, characteristics, and kinds.
3.Liberty and Equality: concepts and kinds.
4.Relationship between Liberty and Equality.
5. Political culture, political socialization, and political communication: their concepts, types, and agents.
6. Unitary system and Federalism: concept and types in brief.
7. Concepts, types, merits, and demerits.
8. Prerequisites for the successful working of democracy.
9.  Democracy.

Unit VIII: International Politics (16 hrs)

International Politics section of Political Science NEB Syllabus deals with the following 4 major points.

1. Concepts and scope of international politics
2. Elements of national power and its limitations.
3. Concepts and sources of international law.
4.Foreign policy: meaning and its determinants

Unit IX: The UN: Background, Objectives, and Organs  (16 hrs)

 

VI. Evaluation Scheme

                                                                                                  Marks Division
 Long Answer Questions                      60%                                                       3×20 = 60
Short Answer Questions                      40%                                                         5×8   = 40

VII. Instructional Strategies

  • Project work
  • Group work             
  • Peer work   
  • Discussion etc.

VIII. Reference books:

  1. Bongartz. Heinz and Dahal, Dev Rtlj (1996). Development studies. Kathmandu: NEFAS.
  2. Kumar, Mahendra ( 1990), Theoretical Aspects of International Politics, New Delhi: Siva Lal Agrawal Publications.
  3. Kapoor, A.C. (1990). Principals of Political Science, New Delhi: S. Chand and  Co.
  4. Johari, J.C. (1989), Principles of Modem Political Science, New Delhi: Stirling Publication.
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