For prosperity and development of any nation, largest share of investment must be done for its young people. Their social, political, educational and health related aspects must be given utmost care and attention. The young people struggles with problems of self-development, identity crisis, gender related issues such as discrimination and stereotypes that lead to increment of health related problems, imbalance in work-life, risk behaviour and violence. Encouraging positive youth development resultantly improves the quality of young people’s life. India has the largest number of youth population in the world. This population should be channelled in a manner to make them understand their identity and role in society and contribute for social and economic development of the nation. Considering these points, this course is designed for undergraduate students to develop an understanding about the basic concepts regarding youth, gender and identity through various relevant topics such as Introduction of Youth, Gender and Identity, Youth and Identity, Gender and Identity and Issues related to Youth, Gender and Identity.
The main objectives of this course are to enable students to understand the concept of youth, gender and identity; to elaborate the issues concerning youth and sexuality; to explain the relationship between youth, gender and identity in Indian context; to critically analyse the role of culture in identity formation; to discuss the concept of multiple identities; to explain the important role of family, peer group, school and media in identity formation; to develop self-esteem and self-concept; to examine the risk behaviour among youth; to encourage positive youth development; to analyse the influence of globalization on gender and youth identity; and to inculcate sensitivity to issues related to Youth, Gender and Identity within the Indian socio-cultural context.
After successful completion of this course, learners will be able to sensitise themselves regarding the concepts and issues concerning youth, gender and identity along with its intersection with each other.
This whole course is divided into four units comprising 40 modules. Each module will be inclusive of descriptive video, text material, glossary, FAQs, reading references, quizzes and assignments. Total engagement time of the course will be 100 hours in 5 days a week format.