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Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree In Development Studies

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

NORMAL ENTRY
  • 5 ‘O’ Level passes or equivalent including English Language 
  • At least 2 ‘A’ Level passes preferrably Arts and Humanities.
SPECIAL ENTRY
  • Certificate or Diploma in Development Studies from recognized institutions of higher learning or its equivalent.
  • 5 ‘O’ Level passes or equivalent including English Language.
MATURE ENTRY
  •  5 ‘O’ Level passes or equivalent including English Language 
  • At least 25 years of age.  
  • In addition, a candidate may be required to undertake an entry examination administered by the Department as part of the process of satisfying entry requirements for admission into the programme.
MODE OF ENTRY
  1. Conventional-4-year degree program
  2. Block Release-3-year degree program and Proof of employment is a prerequisite for one to study under this mode.

CAREER PROSPECTS
  • Graduates of development studies have got career prospects in various directorates both at national and international level. 
  • On an international scale, students can be employed by Inter-governmental organizations such as the United Nations (UN) and regional organizations such as the Southern African Development Community (SADC). 
  • Equally important, being a multi-faceted academic discipline, development studies is grounded in research and sustainable development. This then confirms that graduates can become independent researchers and can even be hired by internationally recognized research institutions. 
  • Over and above, successful students are also guaranteed to be employed in various government departments and other specialized humanitarian agencies as Civic Educators, Advocacy Officers, Project Managers & Project Planners.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

YEAR 1: SEMESTER 1
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Core Courses

UWC 100   Introduction to Computers           
UWC 140   Communication Skills
ADS 101   Introduction to Development Studies
ADS 102 Development Theories and Approaches
ADS 103 Gender and Development in Africa

Elective Courses

ADS 104 Constitutionalism and Development in Africa
ADS 105 Poverty and Development
ADS 106 Political economy of Colonialism
ADS 107 Children and Development in Africa


YEAR 1: SEMESTER 2
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Core Courses

ADS 108 Famines and Food Security
ADS 109 Disaster Management
ADS 110 Climate Change and Development in Africa
UWC130 Ethics

Elective Courses

ADS 111 African Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Development 
ADS 112 Globalisation and Development in Africa
ADS 113 Sino-Africa Relations from mid-20th century
ADS 114 Terrorism and Development in the 21st Century

YEAR 2: SEMESTER 1
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Core courses

ADS 201 Development Policies in Africa
ADS 202 Non-Governmental Organisations in Africa
ADS 203 Human Rights and Democracy in Africa 
CEN 201 Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

Elective Courses
ADS 204 Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
ADS 205 War, Migration and Refugees in Africa
ADS 206 International Development Corporations
ADS 207 African economies in the post-colonial era

YEAR 2: SEMESTER 2
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Core Courses

ADS 208 Rural Development in Africa
UWC220 Philosophy of Ubuntu/Hunhu and the Total person
ADS 209 African Regional Organisations
ADS 210    Research Methods and Statistics in Development Studies               

Elective Courses

ADS 211 Community Rehabilitation
ADS 212 Local Governance in Zimbabwe
ADS 213 HIV and AIDS and Development
ADS 214 Political Economy of Independent Africa


YEAR 3
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ADS 301   Work Related Learning


YEAR 4: SEMESTER 1
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Core courses

ADS 401 International Relations
ADS 402 Development Economics                                   
ADS 403 Financial Institutions and Development in Zimbabwe
ADS 404 Management of Community Based Organisations

Elective Courses

ADS 405 Education and Development in Africa
ADS 406 Contemporary Demographic Studies
ADS 407 Sustainable Development Education
ADS 408 Religion and Development in Africa
ADS 409 Disability and Development

YEAR 4: SEMESTER 2
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Core Courses

ADS 410 Conflict Management for Development
ADS 411 Agriculture and Development in Africa
ADS 480 Research Project

Elective Courses 

ADS 412 Development Issues in Contemporary Africa
ADS 413 Statistics for Development
ADS 414 Water, Sanitation and Development
ADS 415 African Environmental Issues
ADS 416 Financial Management for Development