An introductory course for students to help them easily grasp fundamental concepts and principles of social organization as understood from the Vedic perspective.
The course will be presented in five modules each lasting one and a half hours. The first hour will be a presentation using Power Point format followed by a thirty minutes interactive Q & A session with the students.
The core presentation focuses on the Vedic concept of ‘Catur Vidya’ or four Sciences that give the framework for a complete social system known in the sastras as Varnasrama Dharma.
The presentation is based on the following Vedic literatures: Bhagavad-Gita, Srimad-Bhagavatam and Kautilya’s Arthashastra, all being standard Vedic texts.
We will compare the modern day definition of sociology with the Vedic definition of sociology to understand the major differences in approach.
Those who take the course will gain a clear understanding as to why our modern day educational, social, political and economic systems are flawed and how these can be reformed.
After each Module, students are given a homework consisting of some reading and writing to be submitted before the following Sunday. At the end of the fifth Module, students are given a final assignment to be completed within one month. Only upon submission of all 4 papers and the final assignment (total five papers) will be students be awarded their VCO Certificate of Completion.
*** Please note: Those registering after a course batch has started will be admitted in the following batch.
COURSE SCHEDULE for YEAR 2020
Batch 1, May 24 to June 21
Batch 2, June 28 to July 26
Batch 3, August 2 to August 30
Batch 4, September 6 to October 4
Batch 5, October 11 to November 8
Batch 6, November 15 to December 13
Course to resume on January 10, 2021