COURSE: BA IN HUMAN AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (POLIC...

University of South Africa, UNISA
Type:
N/A
Duration:
3 Years Full Time / Full Time / Part Time
The purpose of this programme is to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to understand the causes and consequences of policy decisions; how public policy is formulated, implemented and analysed; how inputs into the policy-making process can be made; and how feedback to policy-makers is provided.

Type: undergraduate degree

Duration: 3 years part time

Compulsory Subjects


First year subjects:


  • Understanding the State

  • South Africa in International Politics

  • The nature, content and scope of public administration

  • English for academic purposes


Second year subjects:


  • Understanding political behaviour and participation

  • Politics and public policy

  • South African politics

  • Research in the social sciences


Third year subjects:


  • Democracy and other forms of regime

  • Political conflict and conflict resolution

  • Contemporary issues in politics: capita selecta

  • Public policy

  • Public financial administration and management

  • Ethics in public administration and administrative justice


Careers: development practitioner, development planner, public administrator, public official, parliament member.

Source: www.unisa.ac.za

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