HRV - Scheme, Syllabi and Courses of Study

 

There will be two Theory Papers A and B, each of 75 marks and Practical of 25 marks each for both the papers.

In both papers, the students will be required to attempt 5 essay type questions of 15 marks each out of 8 questions in all to be set from Units I and II.

For Practical, the students will be required to visit some place like jail, mental asylum or old age home. They will interview the affected persons and will be required to make a survey report for the same.

Outlines of tests, syllabi and courses of reading for Certificate course in Human Rights and Value Education (Add-on Course) for the examination of 2016

PAPER-A: FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND DUTIES - I
M. Marks : 100
Theory : 75 Marks
Practical : 25 Marks
Time : 3 Hours
Unit I Understanding Concepts of Human Rights and Duties
a) i) Basic concepts: rights, duties; ii) Nature of rights: absolute/reasonable; universal/relativistic; discriminatory/justifiably
differential; iii) Linkage with core concepts of liberty, equality, fraternity and justice.
b) Classification of rights and duties: i) Rights - moral, social, cultural, economic, civil and political; ii) Duties - towards self, family, community, society, nation/state, humankind and mother earth; iii) Interrelationship of rights and duties - areas of harmony and conflict.
Unit II Historical Evolution and Theoretical Perspectives
Tracing the history of the development of the concept of Human Rights prior to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948). Perspectives on Human Rights: i) Natural Rights; ii) Legal/Positivist; iii) Liberal; iv) Marxist; v) Sociological
 
PAPER-B: FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND DUTIES - II
M. Marks : 100
Theory : 75 Marks
Practical : 25 Marks
Time : 3 Hours
Unit I Human Rights and the Development Debate
a) The development discourse: modernization and globalization
b) Alternative models/critiques of development:
i) Gandhian ii) Environmental Sustainability
iii) Feminist
iv) Neo-Marxist (Dependency)
Unit II General Problems Relating to Human Rights
a) Poverty and illiteracy
b) Discrimination – Caste, Class and Gender
c) Ecological degradation
d) Non-sustainability of Culture – Cultural erosion
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