Negative capability in Education – Values in Education – Vocational Education.
Recent Trends in Women’s Education – Committees and Commissions on Education.
Adult Literacy and Non – formal education for women’s development.
Unit – IV
Concept of Work – Productive and non – productive work – Use value and market value.
Gender Division of Labour – Mode of Production – Women in organised and unorganised sector.
Training, skills and income generation.
New Economic Policy and its impact on Women’s Employment – Globalization – Structural Adjustment Programs.
Unit – V
Concept and meaning – Importance of Entrepreneurship – Entrepreneurial traits – Factors contributing to women Entrepreneurship – Micro Enterprises.
Gender and Technology – Technology and Production – Technology Transfer – Appropriate Technology – Emerging Technologies.
Information Technology – Impact on Women’s Development.
Unit – VI
Gender in Health – Health status of women in India – Mortality and Morbidity factors influencing health – Nutrition and health – HIV and AIDS control programme.
National Health and Population Policies and Programmes – Maternal and Child Health ( MCH ) to Reproductive and Child health approaches, Issues of old age.
Women and Environment – Nature as feminine principle – Basic needs in Rural and Urban Environments – Care and management of natural resources – Depletion of natural resources – Sustainable environment and impact on women.
Unit – VII
Girl Child in Society – Child labourers – Changing role of women – Marriage – Single parent – Motherhood – Widows.
Theories of Development – Empowerment – Alternative approaches – Women in Development ( WID ), Women and Development (WAD) and Gender and Development ( GAD ) – State Policy and Programmes.
Women Development approaches in Indian Five – Year Plans – Collectivity and Group dynamics – Self – helf Groups women and leadership – Panchayati Raj – Political Role and Participation – NGOs and Women Development – National and International Funding Agencies.
Unit – VIII
Indian Constitution and provisions relating to women.
Personal laws – Labour Laws – Violence against, women – Legal protection – Family Courts – Enforcement machinery – Police and Judiciary.
Human Rights as Women’s Rights.
Unit – IX
Portrayal of women in Mass Media ( Cinema, TV Print media ).
Role of women in media – Development of Communication Skills – Alternative Media – Folk Art, Street Play and Theatre – Women as change agents.
Indecent Representation of Women ( Prohibition ) act, 1986 – Impact of media on women.
Unit – X
Limitations of methodology of social science, Research for women’s studies, Scope and significance of research in women’s studies.
Research Design and Methods – Survey – Exploratory – Diagnostic, Experimental, Action Research.
Qualitative verses Quantitative Research – Case Studies.