There will be seven such courses in the first year and four in the second besides eight papers of Discipline Course I. Though the debate on the need for the foundation courses is still on with critics calling them a waste of time, DU officials say they are necessary to make students aware of contemporary issues in the country and pick up skills that will make them more employable.
For instance, a paper on Information Technology will expose the students to e-governance, teach them to track various websites and introduce IT to Panchayats of nearby villages as part of hands-on projects.
The paper has films like 3 Idiots, A Wednesday, Chak De India, Do Dooni Char, Dor, English Vinglish, Iqbal, Khuda Ke Liye, Lagaan, Life of Pi, Peepli Live, Rang De Basanti, Rockstar, Swades, Taare Zameen Par, Udaan and Wake Up Sid as the resource material for the course.
The paper will focus on enabling students to think and communicate rationally, understanding and dealing with emotions like happiness, love, anger and fear; and discovering paradoxes of everyday life.
The course will also enable students to relate to each other in a better way. Listening, empathy, friendship, difficulties in relationships, giving and receiving feedback, collaboration will all be a part of the discourse.
Source: India Today.in