University of South Africa, UNISA
3 Years Full Time / Full Time / Part Time
This specialised degree is aimed at students interested in careers in community development. This could involve facilitating and managing development projects and programmes in the private or public sector, or working with small and micro enterprises, mostly in the informal sector.  Students are introduced to projects and programmes as instruments of development, along with business management, entrepreneurship and small-business management, development theories, policies and strategies, and empowerment and popular initiatives.

Type: undergraduate degree

Duration: 3 years part time

Compulsory Subjects

First year subjects:

  • Introduction to development studies

  • Development problems and institutions

  • Business management

  • Communication contexts and applications

  • The anthropological study of culture in a multicultural context

Second year subjects:

  • Projects and programmes as instruments of development

  • Community development and the basic needs approach

  • General management

  • Introduction to entrepreneurship and small-business management

  • Research in the social sciences

  • Qualitative research methodology

Third year subjects:

  • Development theories

  • Rural and urban development

  • Development policy and strategies

  • Development planning

  • Empowerment and popular initiatives

  • Entrepreneurship and small-business management

  • Themes in anthropology

Careers: community project manager, community development facilitator, small business development manager.



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