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DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

Major combinations:
NQF Level: 5: DVA1501, DVA1502
NQF Level: 6: DVA2601, DVA2602, DVA2603
NQF Level: 7: DVA3701, DVA3703, DVA3704, DVA3705, DVA3706

Governance and Development - DVA4803
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To equip students with comprehensive and systematic knowledge of themes of insecurity, risk and vulnerability in the development context; and also to provide students with in-depth knowledge and skills to assess and apply strategies and frameworks of human security.
Sustainable Development: Policy, Practice and Environment - DVA4804
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To equip students with well-rounded systematic knowledge and an understanding of key themes of sustainable development within the development context. Further, it is to provide students with in-depth knowledge and critical skills to assess and apply strategies and frameworks of sustainable development.
Gender and Development - DVA4805
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To equip students with systematic knowledge and understanding of debates and issues of gender and development at global, national and local levels. To also provide students with in-depth knowledge and skills to empower women and make them an integral part of a holistic approach to all development efforts.
Research Methodology in Development Studies - HMDVA81
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To equip students with advanced knowledge and understanding of the contemporary field of research methodology in development studies.
Introduction to Development Studies - DVA1501
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To help students gain insight into basic concepts in the field of development studies.
Research Report in Development Studies - HRDVA82
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To equip students with advanced knowledge and practical experience of research in the field of development studies at the Honours level. Qualified students will be able to conduct competent basic research.
Development Problems and Institutions - DVA1502
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to introduce students to integrated development problems. Those who complete this module will be able to identify, evaluate, reflect on and develop schemes to address development problems. The module considers development in the global South in general and in Africa in particular, and will focus on local solutions.
Projects and Programmes as Instruments of Development - DVA2601
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable students insight into projects and programmes as instruments of development, and an understanding of functions and management techniques used in the development context.
Community Development and the Basic Needs Approach - DVA2602
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable students to demonstrate an understanding of the process and dynamics of community development by linking related concepts and theories to practice.
Urban Development - DVA2603
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To equip students with knowledge and skills required to foster an understanding of debates on urban sustainable development and related trends in the global South. Those who complete this module will be able to identify, evaluate, critically reflect on and address complex socio-economic problems and issues of sustainable development in urban spaces.
Development Theories - DVA3701
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To introduce students to key development theories and enable them to demonstrate understanding by comparing theories and by linking them to practical situations.
Development Policy and Strategies - DVA3703
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To gain insight into the process of formulating development policies and strategies at local, national and international levels, and to analyse the dynamics and issues of policy implementation.
Development Planning - DVA3704
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To gain insight into development planning theories and practices by reading texts and case studies on various approaches, actors and methods.
Empowerment and Popular Initiatives - DVA3705
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To gain insight into various debates on empowerment and popular initiatives, and to analyse concepts concerned with empowerment and popular initiatives in development.
Rural Development - DVA3706
Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To introduce students to debates and issues concerning rural development. Those who complete this module will be able to identify, evaluate, critically reflect on and address complex rural problems.
Development debates and Issues - DVA4801
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To equip students with advanced knowledge and understanding of the contemporary field of development studies IN ORDER to understand global dynamics, recent debates, theories and selected topical and symptomatic issues.
Human Security and Development - DVA4802
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To equip students with comprehensive and systematic knowledge of themes of insecurity, risk and vulnerability in the development context; and also to provide students with in-depth knowledge and skills to assess and apply strategies and frameworks of human security.