Description of the Courses which address the Gender, Environment & Sustainability, Human Values & Professional Ethics
Unit I: Poetry
Sylvia Plath: Mad Girl's Love Song; Lady Lazarus
Marge Piercy: What Are Big Girls Made of; My Mother’s Body
Maya Angelou: Phenomenal Woman; Our Grandmothers
Rupi Kaur: What Every Girl Needs to Hear
Unit II: Essays
Virginia Woolf: A Room of One’s Own (Chapter Five)
Alice Walker: In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens
Rajeswari Sunder Rajan: Is the Hindu Goddess a Feminist
Unit III: Fiction
Alice Walker: The Colour Purple
Shyam Selvadurai: The Funny Boy
Unit IV: Plays
Lorraine Hansberry: A Raisin in the Sun
Sam Shepard: Fool for Love
Abe love, Henry, et al. (ed.) The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader. New York and London: Routledge, 1993. Print.
Adams, Rachel and David Savran (eds). The Masculinity Studies Reader. New York: Wiley, 2002. Print.
Alexander and Mohanty (eds). Feminist Genealogies, Colonial Legacies, Democratic Futures.
New York: Routledge, 2012. Print.
Hall, Donald E. et al. (ed.). The Routledge Queer Studies Reader. New York and London: Routledge, 2013. Print.
Lionnet, Francoise. Postcolonial Representations: Women, Literature, Identity. Ithaca. New York: Cornell University Press, 1995. Print.
Mohanty, Chandra. Feminism without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2003. Print.
Sunder Rajan. Rajeswari. Signposts. USA: Rutgers University Press, 2001. Print.
Stryker, Susan and Stephen Whittle (eds). The Transgender Studies Reader. New York and London: Routledge, 2006. Print.
UNIT I: Introduction
Sex and Gender
Nature vs Nurture, Equality vs Difference
Private-Public Dichotomy, Social Construction of Gender
Medical Construction of Gender, Patriarchy as Ideology and Practice
Concept of Work: Production vs. Reproduction
Productive and Non-Productive Work
Use Value and Market Value
Household Work as Invisible Work
Unit II: Feminist Thoughts and Sociological Analysis
Emergence of Feminist Thought
Perspectives on Gender: Liberal, Marxist, Socialist, Radical, Black, Third World, and Post-Modernist
Feminist Critiques of Sociological Theorisation and Methodology
Alternative Conceptions of Gender: Caste and Class
Unit III: Gender and Society in India
Economy: Marginalisation of Women and Sexual Division of Labour, Mode of Production, Women in Organised and Unorganised Sector
Polity: Role of Women in Indian Polity, Reservations for Women.
Religion and Culture: Women’s Nature; Women as Repositories of Cultural Practices and Traditions; Marriage, Dowry and Property.
Personal Laws and Civil Code: Hindu Code Bills, Christian Personal Law, Muslim Personal Law, Customary Law and Tribal Women.
Issues Affecting the Quality of Life of Women: Health, Education, Ecology and Environment, Land Rights, Communalism, and Violence
Unit IV: The Changing Status of Women in India
Pre-Colonial, Colonial and Post-Colonial
Demographic Profile and Gender Gap (Census and NSS data)
The role of the state and the NGOs.
New Economic Policy and its Impact on Women’s Employment:
Globalization, Structural Adjustment Programs
Development Policies, Liberalisation and Globalisation and their Impact on Women Development and Women’s Empowerment.
Agarwal,B. (1995).Field of One’s Own: Gender and Land Rights in South Asia.New York: Cambridge University Press.
Agnihotri, I. and V. Mazumdar. (1995). ‘Changing Terms of Political Discourse: Women’s Movement in India, 1970s-1990s’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 30, Issue No. 29, pp. 1869-1878.
Altekar, A.S. (1983). The Position of Women in Hindu Civilization (2nd ed.).Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass.
Chodrow, N. (1978). The Reproduction of Mothering. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Desai, N. and M. Krishnaraj. (1987). Women and Society in India. Delhi: Ajanta.
To enable the students to develop their understanding relating to issues relating to environment and their responsibility towards it.
Unit I: Multidisciplinary nature of environmental studies
Definition, scope and importance, Need for public awareness.
Unit II: Natural Resources and Ecosystems
Renewable and non-renewable resources: Natural resources and associated problems.
Concept of an ecosystem, Structure and function of an ecosystem, Producers, consumers and decomposers, Energy flow in the ecosystem, Ecological succession, Food chains, food webs and ecological pyramids.
Unit III: Biodiversity and its conservation
Introduction – Definition: genetic, species and ecosystem diversity, Biogeographical classification of India, Value of biodiversity, Biodiversity at global, National and local levels, India as a mega-diversity nation, Hot-sports of biodiversity, Threats to biodiversity
Unit IV: Social Issues, Human Population and the Environment
From Unsustainable to Sustainable development, urban problems related to energy, Water conservation, rain water harvesting, watershed management, Resettlement and rehabilitation of people; its problems and concerns,
Population growth, variation among nations, Population explosion – Family Welfare Programme, Environment and human health, Human Rights, Value Education, HIV/AIDS, Women and Child Welfare, Role of Information Technology in Environment and human health.
Environmental ethics: Issues and possible solutions, Climate change, global warming, acid rain, ozone layer depletion, nuclear accidents and holocaust. Case Studies.
Unit V: Field work/Assignment
UNIT – I
Chapter – 1: Introduction
Need for protected water supply, essentials of water supply, project documents preparation.
Chapter – 2: Quantity of Water
Population forecasting, different methods, rate of demand – factors affecting and its variation.
Chapter – 3: Sources of Water
Different sources of water, intakes, water borne diseases and their control, conveyance of water.
Chapter – 4: Quality of Water
Physical, chemical and biological characteristics, drinking water standards.
UNIT – II
Chapter – 5: Treatment of Water
Aeration of water, types of aerators, theory of sedimentation, sedimentation with coagulation, coagulants, feeding devices, mixing devices, flocculation, design considerations.
Chapter – 6: Filtration
Types of filters – design considerations, disinfection theory, methods of disinfections, chlorination, other treatment methods, softening of water, removal of iron and manganese, defluoridation.
Chapter – 7: Distribution of Water
Distribution methods, systems of supply, service reservoirs and their capacity, layouts of distribution.
Chapter – 8: Pipe Appurtenances
Service connection, location of water supply pipes in buildings, wastage of water, leakage detection and prevention, corrosion and its prevention.
Chapter – 9: Air Pollution
Definition, important air pollutants and their sources, effects of air pollution on human health and on materials, control measures – air cleaning devices such as electrostatic precipitators, wet scrubbers, gravity settling basins.
1. Manual on Water Supply and Treatment CPHEEO, Ministry of Urban
Development, New Delhi.
2. Garg S K, Environmental Engineering, Khanna Publishers Delhi.
3. Birdie G S, Water supply and Sanitary Engineering, Dhanpath Rai and Sons
UNIT – I
Chapter – 1: Introduction
Aim and object of sewage disposal, systems of sanitation, systems of sewage disposal, investigation of sanitary projects.
Chapter – 2: Quantity of Sanity and Storm Sewage
Design of sewers, flow variations, partial flow diagrams.
Chapter – 3: Construction of Sewer
Laying of sewers, joining and testing of sewers, sewer appurtenances, pumping of sewage, house drainage systems, systems of pumping, typical layout plan showing house drainage.
Chapter – 4: Characteristics of Sewage
Aerobic and anaerobic process, cycles of decomposition.
Chapter – 5: Disposal of Sewage
Dilution, self purification of streams, oxygen sag curve, land disposal - suitability, sewage farming and sewage sickness, septic tanks, oxidation ponds, oxidation ditch, aerated lagoons.
UNIT – II
Chapter – 6: Treatment of Sewage
Flow diagrams, screens, grit chamber, skimming tank, primary sedimentation, secondary clarifiers.
(a) Secondary Treatment: Trickling filters – theory, parts, operation and design, RBCs activated sludge process – meaning, flow diagram, modifications, bulking of sludge, sludge volume index, sludge disposal, digestion of sludge followed by drying, sludge digesters.
(b) Tertiary Treatment: Chlorination of sewage, coagulation of sewage etc.
Chapter – 7: Solid Waste Disposal
Quality and quantity of refuse, collection and conveyance of solid wastes, disposal of solid waste by composting and other methods, salvaging, grinding and discharging into sewers.
Chapter – 8: Industrial Waste Treatment
General characteristics of industrial wastes from dairy, sugar, fertilizer industries, ISI standards for industrial effluent disposal on land, water and sewers, treatment of wastes from the above mentioned industries, population equivalent.
Chapter – 9: Environmental Impact Assessment
Introduction, framework of environmental assessment, practical consideration in writing impact assessment, other necessary guidelines
1. Sawyer and McCaurty, Chemistry for Environmental Engineering.
2. IS: Standards: 2490 – 1974; 3360 – 1974; 3307 – 1974.
3. Manual on Sewage and Sewage Treatment CPHEO, Ministry of Urban
4. Garg S K, Environmental Engineering – II, Khanna Publishers.
5. Metcalf and Eddy, Waste Water Engineering, Treatment and Reuse, Tata
6. Standard Methods – APHEA
1. Determination of solids: Total solids, suspended solids, dissolved solids, volatile solids, fixed solids, settlable solids.
2. Turbidity determination and jar test.
3. Determination of Alkalinity, Acidity and pH.
4. Determination of Calcium, Magnesium and total Hardness.
5. Determination of Chlorides and Sulphates.
6. Determination of Dissolved Oxygen.
7. Determination of Residual Chlorine and chlorine demand.
8. Determination of percentage available chlorine in Bleaching powder.
9. Determination of Iron and Fluorides
10. Determination of B.O.D.
11. Determination of C.O.D.
12. Total count test and MPN determination.
13. Filter sand analysis – Effective size and uniformity coefficient.
14. Demonstration of air pollution monitoring equipments.
1. Standard methods for the examination of Water and Waste water, ALPHA – AWWA - WPCF
2. Sawyer and McCarty, Chemistry for Environmental Engineering.
3. IS: 3025 -1964, Methods of sampling and test (physical and chemical) for water used in Industry.
4. S K Hussain, A Text Book of Water Supply and Sanitary Engineering.
5. Methods for Chemical Analysis of Water and wastes – 1974 U.S. EPA technology transfer 625/6-75003 p.p 266 – 267.
6. G S Birdie, Environmental Engineering.
7. Drinking Water Standards, IS: 10500 – 1983
UNIT - I
Chapter 1: Definition and importance, planning and management of impact studies.
Chapter 2: Matrices, networks, checklists. Description of affected environment, indices and indicators for describing affected environment.
Chapter 3: Prediction and assessment of impacts on air, surface water, soil and ground water, noise, biological, cultural and socio-economic environment. Practical applications, cradle to grave concept, life cycle analysis, clean technologies, environmental audit, compliance audit, concept of ISO and ISO 14000.
Chapter 4: Decision methods for evaluation of alternatives.
Chapter 5: Public participation in environmental decision making. Governmental standards for environmental protection, emerging global environmental issues, environmental legislation.
Chapter 6: Documentation and environmental monitoring – case studies.
Chapter 7: Environmental audit, meaning, importance – case studies.
1. Larry W Canter (1996), “ Environmental Impact Assessment”, McGraw Hill International editions, New York.
2. CIRIA special publication 96, Construction Industry Research and Information Association.
3. Mhaskar A K,”Environmental Audit” Pun
Chapter – 1: The Multi-disciplinary nature of Environmental Studies Definition, scope, and importance, need for public awareness.
Chapter – 2: Natural Resources
Renewable and non-renewable resources, natural resources and associated problems :
Forest resources: Use and over-exploitation, deforestation, dams and their effects on forests and tribal people.
Water resources: Use and over-utilization of surface and groundwater, floods, drought, dams - benefits and problems.
Mineral resources: use and exploitation, environmental effects of extracting and using mineral resources, case studies.
Food resources: fertilizer-pesticide problems, waterlogging, salinity, case studies.
Energy resources: Growing energy needs, renewable and non-renewable energy sources, use of alternate energy sources, case studies.
Land resources: land as a resource, land degradation, man-induced landslides, soil erosion and desertification. Role of an individual in conservation of natural resources, equitable use of resources for sustainable lifestyles.
Chapter – 3: Ecosystems
Concept of an ecosystem, producers, consumers and decomposers, energy flow in the ecosystem, ecological succession, food chains, food webs and ecological pyramids.
Chapter – 4: Biodiversity and its conservation
UNIT – II
Chapter – 5: Environmental Pollution
Definition, causes, effects, and control measures of air pollution, water pollution, soil pollution, marine pollution, noise pollution, nuclear hazards, solid waste management – causes, effects, and control measures of urban and industrial wastes, the role of an individual in prevention of pollution, pollution case studies, disaster management – floods, earthquake, cyclone, and landslides.
Chapter – 6: Social Issues and the Environment
From unsustainable to sustainable development, water conservation, rain-water harvesting, watershed management, environmental ethics – issues and possible solutions, climate change, global warming, acid rain, ozone layer depletion, nuclear accidents and holocaust, case studies, Environment protection act, air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, public awareness.
Chapter – 7: Human Population and the Environment
Population growth, variation among nations, population explosion – family welfare programmes, human rights, value education, HIV/AIDS, women and child welfare.
1. Agarwal K.C. 2001 Environmental Biology, Nidi publications Ltd. Bikaner
2. Burnner R.C. 1989, Hazardous Waste Incineration, McGraw Hill Inc.
3. Clark R.S. Marine Pollution, Clanderson Press Oxford (TB)
4. Cunningham, W.P.Cooper, T.H.Gorhani et al Environmental Encyclopedia, Jaico Publ House, Mumbai
5. De A.K., Environmental Chemistry, Wiley Eastern Ltd.
Chapter I: Fundamentals of Environmental Science
Define environment, current environmental issues, socio-economic reasons behind the degradation of the environment, environmental realities, and possible solutions, Tragedy of Commons & Ecological Footprint, Environmental Science – an interdisciplinary subject, Difference between Environmental Science and Ecology.
Chapter II: Environmental Geology
Unique geochemical and biological features of the earth, earth – a natural close system, perpetual, renewable and nonrenewable resources of the earth, natural services, Internal layers of earth – Lithosphere, Aesthenosphere & Mesosphere, Physico-chemical properties of the crust, mantle and core, theory of plate tectonics – convergent, divergent plates & transform fault, types of rocks – igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic, the polarity of water, intramolecular and intermolecular hydrogen bond involving water molecule, unique properties of water due to hydrogen bond, the importance of hydrogen bond in biomolecules, amphipathic substances, distribution of water resources on earth, composition & characteristics of seawater, the composition of the atmosphere, layers of the atmosphere, and transformation of atmosphere from early reducing to present oxidizing form.
Chapter III: Ecology
Define ecosystem, basic components and functions of ecosystems, ecosystem cybernetics, technoecosytems, and quality of energy in food chains.
Chapter IV: Environmental Chemistry
Define BOD, unseeded and seeded BOD test, BOD as first-order reactions, numerical regarding the measurement of the carbonaceous BOD.
Chapter V: Environmental Pollution
Proof and measurement of dry adiabatic lapse rate, stable and unstable atmosphere, sub-adiabatic, super-adiabatic and neutral atmospheric condition, temperature inversion – radiation and subsidence inversion, measuring maximum mixing depth at any place, Air pollution, and Meteorology.
Chapter VI: Global Environmental Issues
Global temperature model, the greenhouse effect, greenhouse gases – their sources, greenhouse contribution, IR spectrum, effects on climate change, prevention of global warming, and adaptation to climate change.
To make the students familiar with the importance of Ethics and its requirement in Business world.
Basic understanding of Business Organization and Human Resource Management.
Definition, Determinants of Ethics, Ethical Behavior Influencers, An Overview of Business Ethics, Ethical & Unethical Work Place, Ethical issues in Business, Principles of Business Ethics and Conduct, Role and Significance of Ethics, Sources of Ethics, Ethics and Law, Characteristics of Ethical &Value-Based Leaders, Attitude and Values, Ethical Dilemmas, Framework of Ethical Decision Making, Key Branches of Ethics and Models, Organizational Culture.
Business Social Responsibility, Organizational Performance, Domains of Excellence, EPIC Cycle, Corporate Governance, Stake Holder Impact Analysis, Implementing Ethics in Workplace, Unethical Business Practices, Forces that shape Business Ethics, Ethics Auditing, Ethics and Organizational Politics, Socialization in Work Place, Ethics in Global Economy, Ethics and Integrity.
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