BACHELOR OF ARTS IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

The Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies is built on three core areas: development theory, development practices and key issues and problems in development studies. The degree focuses on the analysis of a wide range of political, economic and sociological factors which help students understand the problems facing policy makers, development agencies and ordinary citizens in developing countries. This program requires students to engage with the history, theory, and practice of development. This will include a focus on international actors such as UN agencies, national donors, global civil society groups as well as policy makers, social coalitions and civil society groups in the developing world.

Programme Description

FIRST YEAR
SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2
Study & Communication Skills

Foundation of Development Studies I

Theories of Social and Political Change

Political Economy of Development

Foundations of Development Studies

Rural and Agricultural Development

Family in Historical & Theoretical Perspectives

Roles of NGOs in Development

SECOND YEAR
SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2
Environment & Development in Developing Countries

Globalization, Environment & Sustainable Development

Technology & Development

Theatre for Development

Social Research: Theory, Methods & Techniques

Women, Gender & Development

Approach to Poverty Alleviation

Democracy, Governance & Development

THIRD YEAR
SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2
Food Security in Developing Countries

Global Environment

Conflict in Africa

Social Dimensions of Health

Human Rights & Development

Organization Theory

Project Monitoring & Evaluation

Food Security

Industrial Policy & Development

FOURTH YEAR
SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2
Public Resources & Accountability

Human Resource & Development

Field Research

Human Development

Planning, Evaluation & Monitoring Development Projects

Field Research

Development Administration

Human Development