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Foundation Course I FYBCOM/BA/BSC, FYBAF/BMS/BFM/BBI Semester I

Foundation Course I FYBCOM/BA/BSC, FYBAF/BMS/BFM/BBI Semester I


Foundation Course I


Semester I

Unit - 1 : Overview of Indian Society (5 Lec.)
Understand the multi-cultural diversity of Indian society through its demographic composition: population distribution according to religion, caste, and gender;
Appreciate the concept of linguistic diversity in relation to the Indian situation;
Understand regional variations according to rural, urban and tribal characteristics;
Understanding the concept of diversity as difference.

Unit - 2 : Concept of Disparity - 1 (10 Lec.)
Understand the concept of disparity as arising out of stratification and inequality;
Explore the disparities arising out of gender with special reference to violence against women, female foeticide (declining sex ratio), and portrayal of women in media;
Appreciate the inequalities faced by people with disabilities and understand the issues of people with physical and mental disabilities.

Unit - 3 : Concept of Disparity - 2 (10 Lec.)
Examine inequalities manifested due to the caste system and inter-group conflicts arising thereof;
Understand inter-group conflicts arising out of communalism;
Examine the causes and effects of conflicts arising out of regionalism and linguistic differences.

Unit - 4 : The Indian Constitution (10 Lec.)
Philosophy of the Constitution as set out in the Preamble;
The structure of the Constitution - the Preamble, Main Body and Schedules;
Fundamental Duties of the Indian Citizen; tolerance, peace and communal harmony as crucial values in strengthening the social fabric of Indian society;
Basic features of the Constitution.

Unit - 5 : Significant Aspects of Political Processes (10 Lec.)
The party system in Indian politics;
Local self-government in urban and rural areas;
The 73rd and 74th Amendments and their implications for inclusive politics;
Role and significance of women in politics.

Topics for Project Guidance : Growing Social Problems in India
l Substance abuse - impact on youth & challenges for the future
l HIV/AIDS - awareness, prevention, treatment and services
l Problems of the elderly - causes, implications and response
l Issue of child labour - magnitude, causes, effects and response
l Child abuse - effects and ways to prevent
l Trafficking of women - causes, effects and response
Note : Out of the 45 lectures allotted for 5 units for Semester I, about 15 lectures may be allotted for project guidance.

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ISBN-13 978-93-84944-90-2
AUTHOR Michael Vaz, Madhu Nair, Meeta Seta
YEAR 2017
ED Second
SUBJECT Foundation Course I