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Foundation Course I

By Michael Vaz , Meeta Seta , Madhu Nair

Publishers : Manan Prakashan

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Book: Foundation Course I
Author: Michael Vaz , Meeta Seta , Madhu Nair
Binding: Paperback
Publishing Date: 2011
Publisher: Manan Prakashan
Edition: latest
Language: English

Content Unit - 1 : Overview of Indian Society (5 hours) 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 hours) 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 hours) 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 hours) 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 hours) 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. Unit - 6 : Growing Social Problems in India (15 hours) a) Substance abuse- impact on youth & challenges for the future b) HIV/AIDS- awareness, prevention, treatment and services c) Problems of the elderly- causes, implications and response d) Issue of child labour- magnitude, causes, effects and response e) Child abuse- effects and ways to prevent f) Trafficking of women- causes, effects and response

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