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HU. 38 DEVELOPMENT STUDIES


All the modules are semester modules. Development Studies 1A and 1B are prerequisites for Development Studies 3A and 3B.


Development Studies 1A

DEV1AA1/DEVEXA1

NQF level: 6

NQF credits: 16


Content:

Introduction to the development field

Poverty, inequality and injustice

Purpose:

To introduce the learner to the development field and investigate the nature and dimensions of development problems that poor states/ communities experience.



Outcomes:

Upon completion of this module learners should be able to:



inequality in poor states/communities.

  • Identify the most appropriate indicators to measure development, poverty and

Inequality.

  • Identify, describe and analyse the different development problems on various levels

and dimensions, and link these in a holistic manner.

  • Search for sources in a library and present bibliographical detail correctly.

  • Communicate own ideas in small groups.

  • Be sensitive for diverse perceptions and experiences concerning development

problems.

  • Show respect for different interpretations and values, and be reflexive about own

attitudes and values.

nature and dimensions thereof.

  • Show insight into the diverse experiences of people living in poverty and identify the

forms of inequality in societies.

  • Examine the link between poverty and inequality.

  • Identify the most appropriate measurements for poverty and inequality in different

contexts and for different purposes.

  • Diagnose the complex nature of poverty and inequality.

  • Argue logically, both orally and in written form, concerning views on contemporary

issues with regard to poverty and inequality.

  • Demonstrate critical and creative reading.

  • Demonstrate insight and empathy towards the life reality of poor people.

Calculation criteria:

Minimum Full Period Mark for Examination Admission – 40%

Full Period Mark Weight – 50%

Examination Mark Weight – 50%




Development Studies 1B

DEV1BB1/DEVEXB1

NQF level: 6

NQF credits: 16


Content:

Development policy and practice



Purpose:

The module introduces policy and practice of development.



Outcomes:

Upon completion of this module learners should be able to:



  • Discuss and criticise different development strategies.

  • Critically discuss the role of the state in development.

  • Critically discuss the role of economy growth in development.

  • Critically discuss the role of civil society in development.

  • Explain and understand sustainable development.

  • Understand gender and development.

  • Discuss current ethical issues and their implications for development.

  • Defend an ethical viewpoint on development.

Calculation criteria:

Minimum Full Period Mark for Examination Admission – 40%

Full Period Mark Weight – 50%

Examination Mark Weight – 50%




Development Studies 2A

DEV2AA2

NQF level: 7

NQF credits: 16


Content:

Rural-urban linkages

Development management

Purpose:

The module introduces rural-urban linkages and development management.



Outcomes:

Upon completion of this module learners should be able to:



  • Understand rural-urban linkages.

  • Analyse the micro and macro contexts of development management, especially in

South Africa and have an appreciation for a holistic approach.

  • Determine the merits and limitations of planning techniques for development.

  • Have a critical understanding of the project cycle and the development project

approach.

  • Value the approach to development planning and management as an adaptive learning process.

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude to the fundamental requirement of authentic

participation and the use of local knowledge and skills in development management.

Calculation criteria:

Minimum Full Period Mark for Examination Admission – 40%

Full Period Mark Weight – 50%

Examination Mark Weight – 50%




Development Studies 2B

DEV2BB2

NQF level: 7

NQF credits: 16

Content:

Urban development

Methodology of development research

Purpose:

This module introduces urban development and the methodology of development research



Outcomes:

Upon completion of this module learners should be able to:



  • Critically understand the major theoretical positions on urbanisation.

  • Explain the causes, consequences and strategies of migration.

  • Recommend strategies for urban development in South Africa.

  • Give an account of urban development policy options.

  • Evaluate the implementation of urban development policy in South Africa.

  • Differentiate between scientific knowledge and other kinds of knowledge, and evaluate

these differences.

  • Understand the differences between quantitative and qualitative research methods, and discuss the relationship between them.

  • Understand the difference between the validity and reliability of research results.

  • Explain the differences between research methods for development and research

methods for Development Studies.

  • Demonstrate the ability to use the relevant method for a practical development

situation.

Calculation criteria:

Minimum Full Period Mark for Examination Admission – 40%

Full Period Mark Weight – 50%

Examination Mark Weight – 50%




Development Studies 3A

DEV3AA3

NQF level: 7

NQF credits: 22

Content:

Theories and policies of development



Purpose:

This module introduces theories and policies of development in their historical and spatial contexts



Outcomes:

Upon completion of this module learners should be able to:



  • Identify and compare the history of different development theories in their philosophical, economic and political contexts.

  • Indicate what the importance of factors other than economic in the development process, with specific reference to social, political and cultural issues are.

  • Identify and describe the most recent theoretical approaches to development and be able to relate those to development practice.

  • Effective use of the Internet as a source of information, as well as an interactive learning tool.

  • Understand the process of development policy making in South Africa (SA).

  • State and evaluate the South African government’s development policy (ies).

  • Be aware of the possibilities and hindrances of the implementation of development policy on different levels in SA.

  • Demonstrate critical and creative thoughts on problem-solving in the field of development policy.

  • Develop the ability to communicate ideas effectively verbally and in writing.

Calculation criteria:

Minimum Full Period Mark for Examination Admission – 40%

Full Period Mark Weight – 50%

Examination Mark Weight – 50%




Development Studies 3B

DEV3BB3

NQF level: 7

NQF credits: 22


Content:

Development, governance and research



Purpose:

This module focuses on development governance process, issues and actors, from global to local levels.



Outcomes:

Upon completion of this module learners should be able to:



  • Critically debate the key concepts used in the field of development governance.

  • Identify and explain main frameworks and current debates in the field of development management, governance and research.

  • Critically discuss the broad trends of development governance in South Africa over time.

  • Critically engage the debates on the roles of various stakeholders in development governance.

  • Use and analyse a range of empirical information.

  • Engage in a small-scale research project through searching, interviewing, observing, analysing, writing, presenting and working in a group.

Calculation criteria:

Minimum Full Period Mark for Examination Admission – 40%

Full Period Mark Weight – 50%

Examination Mark Weight – 50%




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