University of South Africa, UNISA
3 Years Full Time / Full Time / Part Time
This programme prepares students to contribute to socio-economic stability and poverty alleviation by focusing on the basic food, clothing and housing needs of communities. After completing it, students will have a sound theoretical and practical understanding of strategic management in non-profit organisations, community development strategies and the design, management and evaluation of community development projects.

Type: undergraduate degree

Duration: 4 years full time

Compulsory Subjects

First year subjects:

  • Basic Chemistry

  • Basic Physics

  • End-user Computing

  • Physiology

  • Introduction to Sociology

  • Societal structures and processes in the South African context

  • Food preparation

  • Food preparation practical

  • Textiles: Fibres

  • Clothing construction: Theory

  • Clothing construction: Practical

Second year subject:

  • Business management

  • Ecosystems

  • Management as a process

  • Development of resources

  • Resource allocation and gender

  • Food preparation

  • Introduction to nutrition and energy yielding nutrients

  • Nutrition and nutrient deficiency diseases

  • Globalisation and social change in South Africa

  • Sociology of families and social problems

  • Sociology of population

Third year subjects:

  • Development approaches

  • Community development

  • Adult education and extension

  • The community facilitator

  • Housing as shelter

  • Housing: Soft Furnishings

Fourth year subjects:

  • Health and nutrition policies

  • Agricultural policies

  • Strategic MGMT in non-profit organisations

  • Resource allocation and participation

  • Monitoring and evaluation

  • Nutrition Education

  • Nutrition education and development

  • Nutrition education and extension

  • The community nutrition facilitator

  • Household and production environment

  • Anthropometry and space manipulation

  • Appropriate technology

  • Personal management

Careers: community development manager, adult education manager, community project manager.


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