Foundation Course – III
1. Human Rights Violations and Redressal (12 Lec.)
A. Scheduled Castes – Constitutional and legal rights, Forms of violations, Redressal mechanisms. (2 Lectures)
B. Scheduled tribes – Constitutional and legal rights, Forms of violations, Redressal mechanisms. (2 Lectures)
C. Women – Constitutional and legal rights, Forms of violations, Redressal mechanisms. (2 Lectures)
D. Children – Constitutional and legal rights, Forms of violations, Redressal mechanisms. (2 Lectures)
E. People with Disabilities, Minorities, and the Elderly population – Constitutional and legal rights, Forms of violations, Redressal mechanisms. (4 Lectures)
2. Dealing With Environmental Concerns (11 Lec.)
A. Concept of Disaster and general effects of Disasters on human life- physical, psychological, economic and social effects. (3 Lectures)
B. Some locally relevant case studies of environmental disasters. (2 Lectures)
C. Dealing with Disasters – Factors to be considered in Prevention, Mitigation (Relief and Rehabilitation) and disaster Preparedness. (3 Lectures)
D. Human Rights issues in addressing disasters- issues related to compensation, equitable and fair distribution of relief and humanitarian approach to resettlement and rehabilitation. (3 Lectures)
3. Science and Technology – I (11 Lec.)
A. Development of Science – the ancient cultures, the Classical era, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Age of Reason and Enlightenment. (3 Lectures)
B. Nature of science – its principles and characteristics; Science as empirical, practical, theoretical, validated knowledge. (2 Lectures)
C. Science and Superstition- the role of science in exploding myths, blind beliefs and prejudices; Science and scientific temper- scientific temper as a fundamental duty of the Indian citizen. (3 Lectures)
D. Science in everyday life- technology, its meaning and role in development; Interrelation and distinction between science and technology. (3 Lectures)
4. Soft Skills for Effective Interpersonal Communication (11 Lec.)
Part A (4 Lectures)
(I) Effective Listening – Importance and Features.
(II) Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication; Public-Speaking and Presentation Skills.
(III) Barriers to Effective Communication; Importance of Self-Awareness and Body Language.
Part B (4 Lectures)
(I) Formal and Informal Communication – Purpose and Types.
(II) Writing Formal Applications, Statement of Purpose (SOP) and Resume.
(III) Preparing for Group Discussions, Interviews and Presentations.
Part C (3 Lectures)
(I) Leadership Skills and Self-Improvement – Characteristics of Effective Leadership.
(II) Styles of Leadership and Team-Building.
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|AUTHOR||Michael Vaz, Aurora Vaz|
|SUBJECT||Foundation Course – III (Contemporary Issues) SYBCOM Semester III|