Course Title: Socio-Cultural Dimension of Development
Course No.: RDS 553
Nature of the Course: Theory Period per Week: 3
Year: First Time per Period: 1 hour
Semester: First Total Period: 48
In general, this course aims to deal with socio-cultural factors that are significant in rural development process. The specific aims are to dig up link between social factors and rural development, to analyze various perspectives of sociology and anthropology relevant to rural development and to highlight how socio-anthropological methods are applicable to address socio-cultural issues in Nepal.
Course Contents LH
Unit I: Socio-Cultural Perspectives for Rural Development 20
1.1 Socio-Cultural Perspectives (e.g., Auguste Comte, Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim and Max Weber)
1.2 Rethinking the Perspectives (e.g., Talcott Parsons, Jürgen Habermas, Anthony Giddens)
1.3 Post-modernity (e.g., Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault)
1.4 Post-Structuralism (e.g., Jean Baudrillard)
1.5 Diffusion Approach
Unit II: Major Social Dimensions of Rural Development 10
2.1 Population Change
2.3 Social Inclusion
2.4 Conflict Resolution
2.5 Human Capital (e.g., Health and Education)
2.6 Social Innovation
Unit II: Measures of Social Development 9
3.1 Characteristics of Rural
3.2 Typologies of Regions
3.3 Social Development and Its Indicators
3.4 Requirements of Indicators and Their Assessment
3.5 Themes and Set of Indicators
Unit IV: Data on Social Indicators 9
4.1 Population Composition
4.4 Social Composition
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