PGDFCS : POST GRADUATE DIP. IN FOLKLORE AND CULTURE STUDIES

Programme Type PGDIPLOMA
Mode Open Distance Learning
School School of Inter-Disciplinary and Trans-Disciplinary Studies
Duration 1 Year
Medium ENGLISH
Specialization FOLKLORE AND CULTURE STUDIES
Description

The Programme PG Diploma in Folklore and Culture Studies primarily focuses on time, geography, space and literature of the folklore and culture of the world in general, and of India in particular. The Programme aims to find out the relation between folk culture and context through various frameworks borrowed from disciplines such as Literature, History, Sociology, Anthropology, Folklore Studies and emerging disciplines such as Culture Studies. This Programme is a result of the interdisciplinary approach to the paradigms of knowledge. The Programme focuses on themes such as oral literature, material culture, social customs, performing arts, the theories and methods of folklore employed so far such as historical-geographical, historical-re-constructional, ideological, functional, psychoanalytical, cross-cultural, structural and contextual — all of which demand an inter-disciplinary approach. The social relevance of the Programme may be categorized as:  In a vast and diverse country like India, it is important that policy planners are sensitive to the impact of the developmental processes on the marginalized communities. This programme can contribute to that since it has two major concerns, first, to study the marginal society in their specificity, second, the impact of the contact with more complex societies on the marginal communities as tribes.  This Programme seeks to address to that section of students who are not covered by formal education, mainly those students who seek to join the NGO circles or intend to pursue higher education in trans-disciplinary subjects such as Ethnography, Migration Studies, Marginal Studies, etc.  It has the objective of appreciating culture and folklore in all their composite forms and of evaluating the social and political context in which culture manifests itself. It has the object of study and the location of political criticism by its focal points such as Marginal Studies, Tribal and Folklore Literature, Language Death and Preservation, etc.  It has an obligation to an ethical appraisal of traditional as well as the modern society.  Some of the important faculty in this Programme may be categorized as Critical Theory, Cultural Critic, Cultural Geography, Cultural History, Culture Theory, Ethnography,Feminism, Gender Studies, Museum Studies, Orientalism, Popular Culture Studies, Post-structuralism, Social Structuralism, Language Studies, History and Anthropology, etc.

Eligibility

Graduate in any discipline.

Fee Structure

Rs. 2,400/- for full programme.

Programme Coordinator Dr. Nandini Sahu, nandinisahu@ignou.ac.in, Ph. 011-29572780

Course Details


 

Course Code

Title of the Course

 

Credits

 

 

 

 

 

MFC 1

Folklore and Culture:  Conceptual Perspectives

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

MFC 2

Tradition, Identity and

Cultural Production

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

MFC 3

Cultural and Societal

Transformation

6

 

 

 

 

 

MFC 4

Tribes of India: Identity, Culture and Folklore

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

MFCI 5

Project Manual

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Credits

 

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

Regional & Study Centre Details

Regional Centre Study Centre
University Campus SOITS: School of Inter-Disciplinary and Trans-Disciplinary Studies