Bachelor of Community Development & Leadership

It is my pleasure to bid you a warm welcome to the Faculty of Community Development and Leadership. Nugaal University is a young, vibrant university and a leader where community development and leadership is concerned.

Studying at NU means being part of a friendly university community comprising lecturers, students, and teaching support and administrative staff. We share a concept of education as a source of opportunities, and the mission of achieving excellence.

We are committed to helping you discover your talents and developing your career prospects from the moment you begin your studies. Nonetheless, doing so will also require effort, patience, dedication and personal sacrifice from you.

What you seek is what we provide. I hope we will be able to deliver more than what you expected.

Dr. Mustafe A Mohamed 
Dean, Faculty of Community Development and Leadership

Preamble

By taking into consideration of high need of higher education in Sool region and neighboring areas, NUGAAL University was established in October 2004.

Through the rich experience gained in the past years in Academic fields, Nugaal University has built its capacity to launch multiple degree programs in selected field of studies, one of which is bachelor degree in Community Development & Leadership andwas launched on 2011.

Therefore needs for Community Development & Leadership in Sool and entire region becomes very important to cover the gaps of the social, economic, political, and physical well-being of the community. And that is why this faculty comes up to fill the problems in the community as whole in the future time.

Purpose

The purpose of the Community Development and leadership programme is to produce qualified community development practitioners who are equipped with both theoretical knowledge and the practical skills necessary to initiate, implement and manage community development initiatives at all levels.

Vision

To produce qualified community development and leadership practitioners who are equipped with both theoretical knowledge and the practical skills necessary to initiate, implement and manage community development initiatives at all levels.

Mission and Core Values

The programme of Community Development and leadership is driven by a sense of responsibility to the development of communities at the local, regional and national level. For this, considerations of race, gender, class and physical ability are central.

Objectives

  • To provide relevant high quality academic knowledge and education in the Social Sciences and Humanities in the fields of leadership and community development as well as other related disciplines.
  • To undertake research and study in order to come up with relevant and useful knowledge for the community
  • To train and produce graduates with practical leadership, social and scientific skills in order to build capacity tackle the ever changing human & social challenges and challenges such as poverty, illiteracy disease, desertification as well as cultural and social conflicts.
  • To improve the curriculum of the faculty and by increasing the number of courses, which are relevant to the country’s contemporary needs
  • To participate in community outreach and forging strong linkage with the private sector.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the four years it is expected that the graduates of this course should be able to;

  • Apply the different development, leadership and political theoretical perspectives to their own individual situations, family, community as well the national development environment.
  • Appreciate the view that community development is a gradual process that requires total patience and commitment in terms of time, human as well as the physical resources.
  • Build strategic leadership skills for effective decision making, strategy development, and implementation
  • Develop a personal leadership philosophy and presence that reflects greater knowledge, capabilities, and insight
  • Acknowledge the view that development must be contextualized given the fact it takes place in different communities with quite different environments. The philosophy behind this approach is that there are no homogeneous communities hence the idea of homogeneous development should never arise.
  • Develop an understanding which views development as a multidimensional concept which considers a human being as a whole as opposed to the traditional understanding of development which views a human being as only an economic being.

Admission criteria

The candidates must:

  • Complete high school education successfully with average score of at least “C”
  • Meet the other set criteria of the Nugaal University to join the program
  • Able to pass the entrance exam set by the University
  • Have full interest to serve the community

Categories

No. of Courses Credit Hours
University Common Courses  9 27
Major Courses  30 90
Supportive Courses  10 30
Duration Years 4
Semesters 8
Credit Hours 147

 

STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAM

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1
S/N Course Code     Course Unit Name   Credit Hours
1 CDE1101 Introduction to Community Development 3
2 COM1102 Computer Application 3
3 MGM1103 Principles of Management 3
4 CSK1104 Communication Skills 3
5 MTH1105 Pre-Calculus 3
6 ENG1106 Freshman English I 3
7 ISS1107 Islamic Studies 3
  Total Credit Hrs 21
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2
No Course Code     Course Unit Name   Credit Hours
1 SOC1208 Introduction to Sociology 3
2 DAD1209 Development and Administration 3
3 MTH1210 Statistics 3
4 ECO1211 Micro Economics 3
5 LED1212 Leadership and Change 3
6 ENG1213 Freshman English II 3
7 ISS1214 Islamic Studies 3
  Total Credit Hrs 21
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1
No Course Code     Course Unit Name   Credit Hours
1 STH2115 Social Theories 3
2 RSD2116 Rural  Development 3
3 SCD2117 Strategy for Community development 3
4 EDE2118 Ethics and Development 3
5 ECO2119 Macroeconomics 3
6 ENG2120 Academic Reading and Writing Skills 3
  Total Credit Hrs 18
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2
No Course Code     Course Unit Name   Credit Hours
1 CDM2221 Rural Development 3
2 GDE2222 Gender and Development 3
3 QM2223 Qualitative Methods    3
4 DLG2224 Decentralization and Local Government 3
5 HRD2225 Human Rights  and Development 3
6 SMB2226 Small Business and entrepreneurship studies 3
  Total Credit Hrs 18

 

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1

No Course Code     Course Unit Name   Credit Hours
1 GWO3127 Globalization  and World Order 3
2 PPM3128 Project Planning and Management     3
3 CRP3129 Conflict Resolution and Peace-building     3
4 SCD3130 Social Change and Development 3
5 ECO3131 Economic Development 3
6 DMG3132 Poverty and Under Development 3
  Total Credit Hrs 18
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2
S/N Course Code     Course Unit Name   Credit Hours
  DMG3233 Disaster Management 3
  POL3234 Political Science 3
  DPP3235 Public Policy and Planning     3
  HRM3236 Human Resource Management 3
  MIS3237 Management Information Science 3
  ENV3238 Environmental Studies      3
  Total Credit Hrs 18
YEAR 4 SEMESTER 1
S/N Course Code     Course Unit Name   Credit Hours
  LIV4139 Livestock Development     3
  MRM4140 Migration and Refugee Management 3
  PFM4141 Public finance and Management 3
  RES4142 Research Methodology 3
  PDS4143 Demography and Population Studies 3
  OB4144 Organizational Behavior 3
  Total Credit Hrs 18
YEAR 4 SEMESTER 2
S/N Course Code     Course Unit Name   Credit Hours
  CDP4245 Career Development and Planning 3
  PAD4246 Public Administration 3
  INR4247 International Relation 3
  THE4248 Dissertation 6
  Total Credit Hrs 15

Course Code                CDE1101

Course Title              Introduction to Community Development

                            

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

community development is an unique and engaging field. practitioners may help a nonprofit     working onhomelessness one day and an interstate committee on highways the next a broad understanding of social,cultural, and environmental systems and how they interact with each other   is necessary andcritical forsuccess in community and economic planning and developmentcommunity development concepts and practice is the first of the require courses that constitute the   coreof the society, environment, and development major. this major covers a breadth of topics   andperspectives through the required core courses and the option areas of community and economicdevelopment, internatinal development, and environmental economics and policy.

it is very importantthat you think about how the different emphases in the courses     ultimately fit together to provide a broadunderstanding of how social, cultural, and environmental systems relate to each other, and how thoseinterconnections must be recognized in efforts to foster change, sustainability and to support successes incommunitie regions and nations.this course introduces community development concepts and practice.

Course Code                COM1102

Course Title                Computer Application

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The course will be conducted in one semester (4 month) of study.  It is a compulsory course with the intention of developing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) literate student teachers as well as upgrading their academic knowledge for use and for further studies.  The mode of learning will involve theoretical and practical aspects in the participatory mode. The course emphasis is on two main aspects; namely ICT as a subject for technological advancement and second, as a tool for integrating ICT skills in facilitating the process of teaching and learning. The course contains seven topics, namely Information Technology, Computer Basics, Computer Applications, Computer Programming Languages, Websites, Multimedia and Socio-economic and Cultural aspect of ICT.  The student teacher should spend 76 hours to complete the course.

Course Code                 CSK1104

Course Title             Communication Skills

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The course is aimed at provides instruction in the principles of effective communications, the module includes topics; origin of communication, communication process, and types of communication. And also we discuss writing skills, negotiation skills, interview skills, and public speaking skills.

Course Code                 MTH1105

Course Title                  Pre-Calculus

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The following is a brief outline of the units to be studied in this course as well as the expectations and evaluation procedures.  Pre-Calculus is a fast paced academic course intended for students who will possibly enroll in post-secondary programs that require Pre-Calculus.  Students who take Pre-Calculus are expected to have a strong foundation of math skills from Pre-Calculus

Course Code                 SOC1208

Course Title              Introduction to Sociology

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Sociology is the study of human social relationships and institutions. Sociology’s subject matter is diverse, ranging from crime to religion, from the family to the state, from the divisions of race and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture, and from social stability to radical change in whole societies. Unifying the study of these diverse subjects of study is sociology’s purpose of understanding how human action and consciousness both shape and are shaped by surrounding cultural and social structures.

Course Code                DEA1209

Course Title                  Development administration

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The course is pointed at providing both theoretical and practical examples. The course topics focus on Growth of Development Administration, Evolution, Scope and Significance, Development Administration: Concept and Meaning .Goals of Development, Role of Planning, Mixed Economy Model andits Rationale and Significance Socio-economic Profile at Independence, Grass Roots Planning, District Planning, Planning Commission and National Development Council State Planning Machinery.

Course Code                MTH1210

Course Title              Statistics

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course helps the student develop different techniques of analyzing and decision making to solve existing problems in business management.  Several methods are introduced in applying mathematics to solve management problems quantitatively. The determination of the most efficient use of limited resources in maximizing some measure of benefits could be solved using the graphical method or algebraic method. Determining the most profitable distribution pattern for transporting products from factories to markets, and determining the best way to assign a number of objects to a number of other objects are other major problems handled in this course. The student will cover correlation and regression, time series analysis, breakeven analysis, linear programming, deferential calculus and network analysis.

Course Code                 ECO1211

Course Title                  Microeconomics

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The course is aimed at providing both theoretical and practical numerical examples in simple and systematic manner. The course topics focus on microeconomic issues and problems, such as competition and monopoly, pricing, consumer demand, and producer supply. The course develops a theoretical framework for microeconomic analysis and applies this theory to practical domestic and international economic policy problems.

Course Code                 LED1212

Course Title              Leadership and Change

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course introduces learners with the basic concepts and theories of leadership and change
management. The module is intended to sharpen the critical understanding and analytical skills
of students at graduate level on issues pertinent to leading and managing change process in
public organizations so that student s will apply the acquired knowledge, skills and attitudes to
the actual work settings. In addition, students will have a critical understanding of their own
approach to initiate, lead and manage organizational change processes via ethical and
transformative leadership

Course Code                STH2115

Course Title             Social Theory

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course examines the nature of social science, social theory and reviews major
theories of development, especially structural-functionalism, conflict theory, dependency theories, exchange theory and interactionism. Special attention is given to leading figures representing the above schools of thought.

Course Code     EDE2118

Course Title     Ethics and Development

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course provides students with a comprehensive exploration of values and ethical issues as they apply to social work theory, research, policy, and practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

Course Code                UBD2221

Course Title             Urbanization and development

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The world is urbanizing at an ever faster rate, and much of the change is concentrated in cities of the global south where migration and accelerated flows of global capital are transforming cities into sprawling metropolises extending beyond their formal political boundaries. The course examines the causes and effects of rapid urbanization in developing countries. Using case studies from the world’s four major developing regions, including (among others) African City, , Singapore, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Kabul, Beirut, Cairo, Kinshasa, Cape Town and Johannesburg, it explores the economic and political dynamics that grease the wheels of contemporary patterns of growth.  We examine urban growth not just in built environmental terms but also with respect to the shift from an industrial to a service economy, and the importance of real estate developments and urban mega-projects in changing the nature and character of urban governance. In addition to examining both local and transnational forces that drive contemporary urbanization, the course focuses on key issues that emerge in rapidly growing cities of the developing world, ranging from growing income inequality and socio-economic exclusion, environmental challenges and rising violence to fragmented yet sprawling and underserviced landscapes that often lack effective institutions for sustainable metropolitan management.

Course Code                ENG2120

Course Title                  Academic Writing

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION  

Technical writing is the presentation of information that help the reader solve a particular problem. Thus every profession has its own special specialized forms of writing. Police officers lawyers and social workers all write specialized reports and someone has to learn perform, critique and teach each one . Every major company, site of work hire staff members to design, administer, and analyze surveys and to write the secret reports that get leaked to reporters. Somebody has to design tax forms and the accompanying instructions, books, assembly instructions for many imponderable documents and scripts for product demonstrations or multimedia presentations. One first rule of technical writing is “known your audience.’’  Writers who know their audience well are in a position to suggest and implement solutions to problems that nobody else identifies. Whenever one group of people has specialized knowledge that another group does not share, the technical writers serve as a go between. But technical writers are not just translators accepting wisdom from experts and passing it on unquestionably. They also are in the business of generating truth, by choosing what get written, and for whom, with the full knowledge that later readers will depend on the accuracy of what has been written.

            In that case the technical writing program is designed for anyone who wishes to develop their technical writing abilities to a professional level. Anybody who gets involved in this course will learn far about writing methods, audience, consideration, style drafting and revision techniques, how to work in a collaborative environment and more. A variety of writing and formats are studied in this course, including letters (ALL KINDS), Memos, proposals, short reports and summaries etc.

          Finally it’s sure that technical writing program gives one the writing expertise that he/she needs to get noticed.

 

Course Code                 GDE2222

Course Title             Gender and development

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course examines men and women’s lives in less developed countries and the impact upon them as a result of development and incorporation into global, economic and political systems. The course begins with theoretical approaches to gender and development, development theory, and feminist critiques. We will then turn to specific substantive areas of discussion.  These areas of discussion will be determined by the course participants the second part of the course has a more international flavor, considering women’s rights and human rights, the importance of gender in international development, and the role of gender in armed conflict.  We will also look at gender ‘policy machinery’, such as specialist government departments and quinoas concerned with women and equality, at both the national and international level.  Throughout the course we will seek to focus on ‘gender’ rather than on ‘women’, though in most cases women are the underrepresented sex.  We will therefore often discuss women’s equality, though we will also touch on the role of masculinity and men’s movement.

Course Code            QM2223

Course Title Quantitative Methods

 

Course Description

This course helps the student develop different techniques of analyzing and decision making to solve existing problems in business management.  Several methods are introduced in applying mathematics to solve management problems quantitatively. The determination of the most efficient use of limited resources in maximizing some measure of benefits could be solved using the graphical method or algebraic method. Determining the most profitable distribution pattern for transporting products from factories to markets, and determining the best way to assign a number of objects to a number of other objects are other major problems handled in this course. The student will cover correlation and regression, time series analysis, breakeven analysis, linear programming, deferential calculus and network analysis.

 

Course Code                DLG2224              

Course Title                 Decentralization and Local government

 

Course description

The course is designed to introduced the student to the general aspect of Decentralization and local government, the course explore decentralization concepts and process as a way of creation of local government, it also covers a wide range of issue includes this history of local in specific case the local government structures and the legal frameworks of local governance.

The emphasis on governance at the grassroots/local level has given impetus to local government administration. Somalia’s experience with local government administration predates colonial rule, but since independence local government has become an important component of the developmental process

 

Course Code                 HRD2225

Course Title              Human Rights and Development

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The course is aimed at providing both theoretical and practical of Human Rights and Development, the course foundations of Human Right from both a historical and theoretical perspective and how these foundations support developments the goal of this course is to introduce students to international human rights law. Topics and the areas will the United Nations & Human Rights, declarations of Human Rights, violation and negative issues of human right in the world.

Course Code                 SMB2226

Course Title              Small Business and Entrepreneurship studies

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to foster entrepreneurial and innovation skills students, to enable you have a career managing innovation in existing firms and to found new ventures.

 

Course Code              GWO3127

Course Title              Globalization and World Order

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This  course  will  introduce  students  to  some  of  the  dynamics  of  globalization. Students will learn how global systems have evolved into their current forms.  The  course begins by offering insights into the history of globalization, the meanings of world order,  and  a  cursory  view  of  the  main  competing  views  on  globalization. Some of the substantive issues studied in the course will include  the structure of global economy, global governance, political processes related  to  the  fate  of  the  nation-state  and  citizenship  in  an  age  of  globalization.  Through  an examination  of  various  perspectives  and  historical  traditions,  students  should  be  able  to  make judgment calls about both the direction that global affairs is taking and the direction that global affairs ought to take.

Course Code                 PPM3128

Course Title                Project Planning and Management

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The concept of project is interlinked with all socio-economic development programmes. Projects are important any country as they are a cutting edge to the development. All activities of project needs understanding of project management tools and techniques, including planning, design and budgeting. Projects require competent teams of people with in various disciplines to manage them.   While one expert may be good at designing    the projects and looking at the cost structures, the other expert may be look the socio-economic impact of the project or the other areas. In case of community projects, social works experts could be required to convince about the worthiness of the project

Course Code                 SCD3130

Course Title             Social change and development

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

In this course about social change, we will learn about, discuss, research, workshop, engage in, reflects on, assess, and hopefully be inspired by it. For the purposes of this course, we will use the term social change to refer to intentional and active attempts to change a policy, organization, social problem, etc., not simply change in society over time. Aims to provide students with the concepts and analytical skills to understand the changes that have taken place in post-colonial societies, The course examines globalization and economic development in relation to states and specific social groups, as well as forces of internal change including gender, ethnicity and social movements. The course will focus on governmental as well as non-governmental actors on the local, national and international levels. The same way of social development is to improve the quality of life of the people within a country. Thus, social development is man-centered. No matter the numerous theories of social development and the many definitions, social development has its main objective, that is, to improve the quality of life of people.

Course Code                ECO3131

Course Title            Economic Development

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course is about the study and meaning of underdevelopment, it’s nature characteristics and manifestation in developing countries.

In addition, the critical review of development theories and the historical development of the new developed countries will be discussed as well as their relevance to contemporary developing countries. The developing countries are faced by major development problems and policies both domestic and international, and these will be highlighted during the course, and finally the possibilities and prospects of the third world countries for development in a highly integrated world in a global system that is highly unequal.

Course Code                 PUD3132

Course Title             Poverty and underdevelopment

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Course Description The goal of this course is to explore poverty in the context of the African from a sociological perspective from a practical standpoint. The course is designed to be both informative and useful in practice. Throughout the quarter we will discuss and learn about how poverty is defined, who sets this definition and explore some of the causes of poverty. Although there are many explanations, this course will use a sociological viewpoint to better understand how structures influence people and shape outcomes for individuals. Throughout the course we will read text that describes the everyday lives of those living in poverty and reflect upon how this impacts society as a whole. We will discuss the various policy and programs attempting to alleviate poverty and discuss their potential positive and negative impact. Furthermore, we will use this information to propose potential actions in the future to lessen and/or address the crisis of poverty.  

Course Code                 DMG3233

Course Title              Disaster Management

COURSE DESCRIPTION

When the term “disaster” is mentioned there is an immediate assumption that it is about the hazard – earthquake, flood, cyclones Civil war, Conflict nations and drought, etc. When in actual terms, these are merely natural phenomena that only lead to “Disasters” in the presence of certain conditions. Such conditions that lead to damage and fatalities are inherent vulnerabilities in both social groups and physical structures. There is an obsession in the media with the science of hazards and far less focus on socio-economic and political vulnerabilities leading to a misconception that science is the answer to what’s essentially a consequence of inequality, lack of access and entitlement to resources and far wider structural factors, Disasters effects can erode years of development gains at different levels. If not addressed they can render organizations, communities and families dysfunctional. With increasing magnitude and impacts of disasters due to factors that include climate change, rapid urbanization and other human causes, disaster risk management should be deeply embedded in organizational culture and structures. It should not only be seen as government responsibility or a process implemented by NGOs, UN and Red Cross organizations, but should become part of every organizations planning whether private or public. This course explores disaster risk management concepts and practices using practical examples at international up to family level. It will provide you and your organization not only with a solid theoretical and conceptual understanding of DRM, but also takes you through the practical application of the concept and practices in different settings. The course was developed and will be facilitated by practitioners with more than twenty years of cumulative practical experiences at international, national and community level.

Course Code                 POL3234

Course Title                 Political science

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course is intended to expose students to major themes and concepts in politics and in political science the academic disciple the seeks to study and to understand the phenomena of politics, the state, governments, form of governments, power and influence, constitutions and constitutionalism are example of themes and concepts which the course will examine as a bases for students to understand and analysis political dealings.

Course Code                 DPP3235

Course Title                 public policy and management

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course describes public policy and management entirely public policyrequired at undergraduate level so that students will be able to develop a critical   understanding   of   the   theory   and   practice   of public policy making, implementation and evaluation and bring societal development in Somalia as whole.  In addition, students will have a critical understanding of their own approach to policy making processes and elaborate on how to involve different policy actors to engage in dialogue on national and local policy issues.

Course Code                HRM3236

Course Title                 Human Resource Management


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Students are introduced to the management of an organization’s workforce through the design and implementation of effective human resources policies and procedures. Topics include the need for human resources management and its growing professionalism; human resource planning including job design and analysis; recruitment and selection; compensation; employee development; workplace health and safety; and employee relations.

Course                       MIS3237

Course Title                Management Information System

Prerequisites              Computer Application

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course aim to helping students learn how to use and manage information technologies to revitalize business processes, improve business decision making, and gain competitive advantage. Also this provides students to see the connection between information systems (IS) and business performance. In other words this course mainly works on bridges the gap between computer science and well-known business. Finally the aim of the course is to enable students to assess the opportunities and problems of managers in a wide range of organizations face as they attempt to use these IT applications to add value to their businesses.

Course Code            ENV3238

Course title              Environnemental management

Prerequisites            Disaster Management

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Environmental problems and their range of possible solutions are increasingly well-publicized and discussed around the world. However, what is considered a solution is based on how one diagnoses the “problem.”  Understanding root causes of environmental problems is very complex.  It is complex for a variety of reasons.  First, many assume that “environmental” problems only have environmental causes. But as we will examine they often involve social processes which may not be immediately associated with environmental conditions.  Second, the intersection of social and environmental forces is likely to be invisible from where their point of impact or physical outcome appears at a particular point in time. Third, there are different social forces that can potentially be at play notably cultural, economic and political; and they operate across (multiple) time and space scales.  Hence historical analysis is necessary as well as consideration of future conditions and impacts.  Lastly, even when social forces are included in understanding environmental conditions, people tend to focus on one (familiar) force or theory and disregard those which may challenge deeply held understandings as well as necessitate attention to politics and conflict.

Course Code              LIV4139

Course Title              Guidance and Counselling Skills

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:This course introduces and provides foundational basic guideline and counselling skills, from therapeutic listening and empathy to client concern conceptualization, crisis management, and reaching across cultural divides.  It is appropriate for counsellors to use these skills to become effective social worker and community developer. The course covers the theoretical and practical guideline and counselling techniques, methods and tools as well.

Course Code                 MRM4140

Course Title                 Migration and refugee studies

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Course description Millions of people around the world have been forced from their homes by interlinked factors including persecution, armed conflict, natural disasters, development projects and socio-economic deprivation.  Resolving large-scale displacement represents a critical challenge for contemporary peace building and development processes.  This seminar will: (i) examine international, regional, national and local responses to the problem of forced migration; (ii) investigate the obstacles to effective protection and assistance for refugees and displaced persons; (iii) explore the challenge of resolving displacement crises, and (iv) discuss some of the moral dilemmas raised by forced migration. Students will examine various historical and contemporary cases of forced displacement, integrating diverse disciplinary approaches, including legal, political and moral analysis.

Course Code               RES4142

Course Title                Research Method

Prerequisites               Statistics

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course is an introduction to practitioner research methodology with an emphasis on the teacher as a researcher and on reflective teaching and teaching as decision-making. This is a field-based course.

Course Code                 DPS4143

Course Title                    Demography and Population Studies

 Prerequisites                 Statistics

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

 

The main aim of this course is to give the students of the faculty of community development and leadership comprehensive understanding of the importance of demography and population studies for community development workers and community leaders, both in the public and private sectors. Thus, the course introduces the students to the role of the medieval and modern demography in the field of sustainable development and positive transformation of society. It also equips students with the required historical background of demography and population studies, as well as its academic contribution to the progress of other major interdisciplinary courses in social science. In conclusion, this tailor-made course has been designed for the students of this faculty to be familiar with the very basic statistics in demographic calculations and modern community enumeration or counting of population for accurate development aims that all community workers have to understand, appraise and analyse in their current and future academic careers. This in mind, the course teaches the students the demographic requirements that are direly needed for data collection, data entry and data analysis for the sake of comprehensive community development and real social change. 

Course Code                 OB4144

Course Title                    Organizational Behaviour

 Prerequisites                 Human Resource Management

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

 

This course provides an analysis of selected concepts in behavioral science and their application to people and systems in organizations. At a broad level, this course will help you to understand “people issues” that all organizations face, with additional attention to understanding how organizational behavior looks different as a result of globalization, diversity, and increasing technology.  We will spend several weeks exploring the topic of leadership and leadership development, as well as numerous other topics, including: conflict, stress, learning and perception, personality and attitudes as they relate to organizations, decision-making, groups and teams, conflict, and organizational structure and development.  Regardless of where you end up working after you graduate, this course should help you think about behavior and organizations in a sophisticated manner and may even help your career.

 

Course Code                 PAD4246

Course Title                 Public Administration

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

This course is a basic introduction to public administration for graduate students.  Topics to be covered include the role of bureaucracy in the political process, theories of public organizations, bureaucratic discretion and accountability, policy implementation, and the changing nature of public administration. This course is designed as a “hybrid” course that will involve lectures, student presentations, group discussion, research and virtual assignments.

Our goal is to develop a solid understanding of public administration theory, research and concepts with an emphasis on important dimensions of policy formulation and implementation. What sorts of theories and models are available to describe and explain those processes?  What evidence supports the theories and models?  What theories of public policy might we be able to generate and how might we go about testing those theories?  During our consideration of assigned readings, we want to maintain a critical attitude.  That involves looking for shortcomings in theory, logic, and evidence in the materials, but it also involves asking how the materials can be extended in new directions to further enhance our knowledge of administrative processes.

Course Code                    IR4247

Course Title                    International Relations

 Prerequisites                 Political Science

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

 

The main aim of this course is to give the students of the faculty of community development and leadership comprehensive understanding of the importance of International Relations for community development workers and community leaders, both in the public and private sectors. Thus, the course introduces the students to the role of the medieval and modern IR in the field of sustainable development and positive transformation of the global society. It also equips students with the required historical background of International Relations, as well as its academic contribution to the progress of other major interdisciplinary courses in social science. In conclusion, this tailor-made course has been designed for the students of this faculty to be familiar with the perspectives of IR for accurate human development aims that all community workers have to understand, appraise and analyse in their current and future academic careers. This in mind, the course teaches the students the grassroots requirements that are direly needed for the real understanding of global collective interest, for the sake of comprehensive community development and real social change, at the international level. 

 

Course Title                    Undergraduate Thesis

Prerequisites                 Fourth-year standing (a minimum of 90.0 credit hours);

 

This is a research-oriented course in which students will conduct field work, text- or library-based research, submit a report in the form of an undergraduate thesis, which will be made publicly available, and report orally on the work. In consultation with their Thesis Supervisor, students will define a research problem and formulate a research plan.

The faculty of Community Development and Leadership has well trained and experienced lecturers, there are 12 lecturers in total, graduated from local, regional and international Universities around the world. They have minimum of Master Degree and three years of experience.