BA in Human and Social Sciences (Development Studies)
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COURSE: BA IN HUMAN AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (DEVEL...

University of South Africa, UNISA
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3 Years Full Time / Full Time / Part Time
Massive development backlogs in South Africa and the rest of Africa have highlighted the need for specialists who understand the political, economic, cultural and social challenges that governments and NGOs face in filling service and infrastructure gaps. This programme ensures that students have a holistic view of development, along with a solid background in development policy, strategy, planning, projects and programmes.

Type: undergraduate degree

Duration: 3 years part time

Compulsory Subjects


First year subjects:


  • Introduction to development studies

  • Development problems and institutions

  • The politics of contemporary Africa

  • World issues: a geographical perspective

  • Our living earth


Second year subjects:


  • Development theories

  • Rural and urban development

  • The geography of basic services provision

  • Globalisation and social change in South Africa

  • Research in the social sciences


Third year subjects:


  • Development policy and strategies

  • Development planning

  • Projects and programmes as instruments of development

  • Empowerment and popular initiatives

  • Spatial economic development

  • Diplomacy


Careers: development practitioner, development planner.

Source: www.unisa.ac.za

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