Post Graduate Diploma in Social and Community Development

Course Overview

Post Graduate Diploma in social and Community Development equips students to engage community members in learning about and understanding community issues, and the economic, social, environmental, political, psychological, and other impacts associated with alternative courses of action. It incorporates the diverse interests and cultures of the community in the community development process, and lead to disengagement from support of any effort that is likely to adversely affect the disadvantaged members of a community.

The course primarily aims at equipping you with an in-depth knowledge of Community development and social change in relation to the meaning and intricacies of community development as well as the meaning and processes of social change and how these two are connected.

Course Modules

Module  1

Unit 1 The concept of community development

Unit 2 The concept of Social Change

Unit 3 The community as a unit of social change

Unit 4 Micro and macro approaches to social change

Unit 5 Elements and processes of change

Module  2

Unit 1 Dimensions of change

Unit 2 An overview of the theories of development

Unit 3 Types of social change

Unit 4 Measurement of change in rural areas

Unit 5 Resistant and conductive forces of change

Module  3

Unit 1 Principles and Philosophies of development

Unit 2 The Concept of Rural development

Unit 3 Integrated Rural development

Unit 4 Social Infrastructures and rural development

Unit 5 Social change in Rural development

Module  4

Unit 1 Rural Education and development

Unit 2 Rural Community and its youth developments

Unit 3 Attitudes of local government staff towards rural development

Unit 4 Social negligence in rural development

Module  5

Unit 1 Health and rural development

Unit 2 The theory and practice of community development

Unit 3 Problems of development at the community level

MODULE 6: FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL STUDIES

Unit 1: Meaning of Social Studies

Unit 2: Historical Background of Social Studies

Unit 3: Philosophical Background of Social Studies

Unit 4: Social Studies and other Disciplines

Unit 5: Values of Learning Social Studies

MODULE 7 RURAL SOCIAL ORGANIZATION

Unit 1 Social Group

Unit 2 Sociological Concepts

Unit 3 Pattern of Settlements

Unit 4 System of Agriculture

MODULE 8 RURAL SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Unit 1 The Family

Unit 2 Educational Institution

Unit 3 The Religious Institution

Unit 4 The Economic Institution

Unit 5 The Political Institution

MODULE 9 LEADERSHIP IN RURAL COMMUNITIES

Unit 1 Theories and Types of Leadership

Unit 2 Emergence and Characteristics of Leadership

Unit 3 Functions and Patterns of Leadership

Unit 4 Identification and Traditional Functions of Leaders

MODULE 10 SOCIAL CHANGE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Unit 1 Concept and Sources of Social Change

Unit 2 Factors Affecting Social Change

Unit 3 Diffusion and Adoption of Innovations

Unit 4 Objectives and Strategies of Rural Development

Course Assignments

Participants will be required to submit 10 assignments, research paper and one final examination for the period of 12 months to demonstrate their understanding of the course content. Assignments account for 60%, research paper accounts for 30% while Examination accounts for 10% of the marks.

Certificate and Transcripts will be given after the successful completion of the course.

Organizers: Action Institute For Professional Studies

Course Duration: 52 weeks (12 months)

Target Region: Global

Language: English

FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated

 

GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: 

Email:info@actionafricainstitute.org

Website: www.actionafricainstitute.org

Tel no: +254 727 616 783

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Enrolled: 24 students
Duration: 12 Months
Level: Intermediate
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