Fundamentals of Culture
This is an introductory course which ventilates various facets of Culture. Video lectures contain refereed citations from various sources. Important concepts are defined and discussed. Each section provides a range of relevant facts on items. All such facts are, however, very important and are to be used by the interested users for their specific purposes.
Areas of study include:
1. What is Culture?
2. Popular Culture
4. Various concepts of culture
5. Cultural study
6. Theories of Culture
The primary benefit of the course is to increase knowledge on cultural concepts and thereby it improves significantly the analytical efficiency of the trainees regarding culture. By explaining the contents with various videos, the course will be able to sensitize people on cultural studies. Resource materials have organic illustrations which will help students to understand the concepts.
Various well-defined concepts of cultural studies are the integral part of the course.
This course ventilates integrated pattern of learning. It will play a crucial role to understand the basics of cultural issues. This course systematically displays various facts.
Understudies investigate and examine the collaborations of individuals, cultural history, societies and conditions. Students will be able to figure out how social, political and social elements influence various cultural issues; and how individuals work and impart in and across sociocultural gatherings. Through the investigation of Society and Culture, understudies build up the capacity to analyze society, by creating abilities, qualities and understandings that will ensure successful support in contemporary society.
Who this course is for:
- Sociology Students, Students of Arts, Students of Agricultural Extension
- 03:07What is Culture?
- 03:06Popular Culture
- 04:49Sub Culture
Dr. Atanu Deb (b. 1988) is currently working as Dean (Student’ Affair) and Associate Professor (Department of Agricultural Extension) in Centurion University of Technology and Management. He served as Project Co-Ordinator of ‘Pan India Farming System Development Project’ of Literacy India (2012-2013). He was the third party evaluator cum Consultant of MGNREGA- Govt. of Jharkhand (during 2013-2014). As agricultural consultant, he worked with several NGOs. Presently he is also serving as Nodal Officer of ‘AC&ABC Scheme- A flagship program of Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (MoA&FW), GoI’. A good number of research articles have been published in national and international journals. He has to his credit 4 solo books, 25 extension training manuals and over 150 popular articles. He contributed some book chapters also. ‘Illustrated Handbook on Watershed Development’ is one of his critically acclaimed works (Published by PRASARI, Govt. of West Bengal & MGNREGA department, and Funded by Ford Foundation). He has developed more than 300 I.C. Extension materials for CWS (funded by German Cooperation and WHH- 2018, 2019). He was the creator of ‘Indian Super Foods-2019’ Crop Calendar for WHH, funded by the European Union. He edited ‘KDB-Jharkhand’- a Rural Development Magazine for three years (2014, 2015, and 2016). He is a professional illustrator, blogger, graphic novelist and creative writer.