Program Name: Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies
School: School of Humanities
Program Duration: 36 months / 3 Years (6 Semesters)
Tution Fee: K18,000.00 (K3,000.00 per semester) - E-learning / Distance Edu.
Exam Fee: K200.00 (Per Semester)
Application Form: K150.00
Registration Fee : K100.00 (Per Semester)
Enrollment Dates: Now Enrolling
Program Requirements: Grade 12 Certificate with atleast 5 credits
Program Description
INTRODUCTIONS: Zambia has experienced meaningful economic growth for a decade. Expansion in mining, agriculture, construction and communications sectors has fuelled this growth. Nevertheless, Zambia remains one of the poorest countries in the world. From the poverty stand point it is enough to believe that the government of Zambia urgently needs support from all development partners to supplement its efforts in the quest to reduce poverty levels and raise the country to a middle income country by the year (2030).As a partner in development the Information & Communication University-Zambia has decided to introduce a program demand driven and community based program the Bachelor of Development Studies. Development Studies is the process or effort of increasing the positive outcomes within a community by linking individuals and organizations working toward common ends. The people who are marginalized or living in poverty work together to identify their needs, create change,excert more influence on decisions which they live, and the society of which they are part. COURSE OBJECTIVES: The ultimate goal of this program is to impart knowledge, skills, values and attitudes as well as provide global view of social change development and responding to the social, political and economic needs of the society as identified by our environment as well as enable students to face the challenges of the 21 Century. It also underlines the importance of offering learners the opportunity to work together on the joint- projects, tasks and development more complex effectiveness and competence in poverty eradication efforts.
Program Outline
YEARSemester Course Outline
YEAR 1 1
Development Studies 1
Business Communication/Communication Skills
Community-Based Monitoring System
Management Information Systems 1
Organizational Behavior
YEAR 1 2
Ethics and Social Responsibility
Introduction to Public administration
Microeconomics 1
Research Methodology
Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation 1
Project Planning and Management 1
YEAR 2 3
Statistics 1
Macroeconomics 1
Approaches to Development
Gender and Development
Human Development 1
History of Development and Underdevelopment
YEAR 2 4
Development Economics
NGOs and Development
Human Development 2
Managerial Accounting
Social Psychology
Food Security in Developing Country
YEAR 3 5
Final Year Project
Human Rights and Development
Human Resource Management
Project Appraisal
Political Science/ Philosophy
Development Studies 2
YEAR 3 6
Policy Analysis and Implementation
E-Paradigm and Digital Culture
Conflict Management
Financial Management
Public Finance
Public Relations