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Program Details

Faculty : School of Graduate Studies

Program Name : Master of Arts Degree in Development Studies

BGCSE Points(or similar) :


Type : Graduate

No. of Semesters : 1

Description :

 Subject to the provisions of General Academic Regulations and the Faculty of Social Sciences Special Regulations, the following Departmental Special Regulations shall apply:

Courses involved :

Semester 1

Core Courses

  DEVELOPMENT THEORY AND PRACTICE Credits : 3
  RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS METHODS Credits : 3
  RESEARCH ESSAY (DEVELOPMENT STUDIES) Credits : 12
  DISSERTATION (DEVELOPMENT STUDIES) Credits : 12
  DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS Credits : 3
  ECONOMICS FOR DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  POLICY ANALYSIS AND FORMULATION Credits : 3
  METHODS OF SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  YOUTH AND DEVELOPMENT Credits : 3
  THE MAKING SOUTHERN AFRICA Credits : 3
  GLOBALIZATION,CULTURE AND SOCIAL CHANGE Credits : 3
  GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT Credits : 3
  RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND AGRARIAN CHANGE Credits : 3
  NGOs AND DEVELOPMENT Credits : 3
  RURAL LIVELIHOODS IN TRANSTION Credits : 3
  THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT Credits : 3
  DYNAMICS OF POVERTY IN THE "THIRD WORLD" Credits : 3
  URBAN DEVELOPMENT Credits : 3
  HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT Credits : 3
  COMMUNICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT Credits : 3
  POPULATION DYNAMICS AND HUMAN SETTLEMENTS Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMIC HISTORY Credits : 3
  Course Description :

The course takes a topical approach to economic development in Africa, focusing on the origins of "African capitalism" and industrialization in North and Sub-Saharan Africa, and on controversies and debates in the economic history literature. 3 seminar hours per week

  COMPUTERS AND DATA COMMUNICATIONS Credits : 2
  HEALTH POLICY & HEALTH SERVICE MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  STATE AND DEV. POLICY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES Credits : 3
  PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND EVALUATION Credits : 3
  SOUTHERN AFRICA IN THE WORLD ECONOMY Credits : 3
  ETHICS AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN PUBLIC ADMIN. Credits : 3
  POPULATION & DEVELOPMENT:AN ANALYTICAL APPR. Credits : 3
  FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH POLICY Credits : 3
  POPULATION ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 1.
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