University of the Western Cape (UWC) Honours Courses
Honours in Development Studies
Development Management and Planning: The course is designed to enable student to acquire management skills that can be used to promote development in a range of organizational contexts, including NGO’s, government agencies and private sector firms.
• Community Development in Theory and Practice: This course provides students with an overview of community development theories, concepts, approaches and strategies in the context of developing countries. It is intended for students planning careers in public service, either in government or non-governmental organizations. Students planning careers at the state and local level learn to approach community problem solving holistically.
• Social Policy for Developing Countries:Social policies are among the suite of public policy options used to achieve human development. This course evaluates the different approaches to social policy in Southern Africa. It then sets about exploring the answer to the question: what social policies can governments in developing countries adopt to alleviate poverty.