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Community psychology: Working for change - PYC3716

Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PYC2604 or PYC2614 or PYC205A
Purpose: Of this module is for learners to gain an understanding of intervention strategies in community psychology. Learners will gain an in-depth understanding of various theories of community psychology intervention and the application of these to a particular organisation. Learners will know how to negotiate entry into and involvement in a community organisation, non-governmental organisation, non-profit organisation or community-based organisation, or any group that renders a service to a community. This will allow learners to gain practical know-how and apply their theoretical understanding of how individuals function in community organisations, and gain an understanding of how such organisations function in communities. Learners will gain appreciation for the fact that change is a complex, contradictory, and confusing phenomenon; rather than coming away with some really neat, clean, all-encompassing and dangerous theory that pretends to explain everything about how change happens.