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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

1.0 Rationale

There is an urgent need for comprehending the rapid changes affecting families, communities and the larger society. These changes are attributed to cultural, economic, technological, political, environmental and human factors at different levels in the society. In development, a range of complimentary policies including active participation of individuals and families at the grass root level is important for many interventions in communities’ sustainable development. Development projects are more likely to succeed if they emphasise beneficiary participation at the individual, family and community levels. It is therefore the aim of this programme to develop strategies focussing on humans, as individuals in families at community and society levels.

2.0 Programme Objectives

By the end of the training, the graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competencies in management and leadership for community development.
  2. Promote the welfare of individuals, families and communities.
  3. Have a better understanding of various issues affecting individuals, families and communities.
  4. Apply analytical research skills crucial for improving the quality of life in individuals, families and communities.
  5. Engage in gainful employment for self- reliance.
  6. Pursue advanced studies in areas related to community development studies.

3.0 Programme Learning Outcomes

The Graduate will be able to use acquired knowledge, skills and attitudes to:-

  1. Demonstrate leadership competencies in management for community development
  2. Have a better understanding of various issues affecting individuals, families and communities.
  3. Mobilise resources for the benefit of society and carry out research and innovations
  4. Be adaptable to various working environment and be able to undertake further studies.

4.0 Admission Requirements

Candidates must satisfy entry requirements for Egerton University. In addition candidates must have passed KCSE at minimum grades indicated below:

Applicants with a minimum of credit (or pass with at least two years of experience) at diploma level in Agriculture and Home Economics, Agricultural Education and Extension, Co-operative management, Community development and any other related field from institutions recognised by Egerton University senate may be considered for admission.

5.0 Course Structure and Duration

The degree programme may be undertaken either as fulltime or as part time for a minimum of 172.5 Credit Factors. CDEV – Denotes:

C – Community

DEV – Development Three digits are used for coding as follows:-

  1. Development studies
  2. Community studies
  3. Family studies
  4. Human development
  5. Entrepreneurship development
  6. Seminars and Field attachment.
    Third digit indicates the level of the course within a sub discipline.

6.0 Examination Regulations

All examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in the Egerton University Statute 36 (6)

7.0 Grading System

The grading of examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with in Egerton University Statute 36 (6)

8.0 Graduation Requirements

To graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled courses within the stipulated period.

9.0 Degree Classification

Degree Classification shall be in accordance with Egerton University Statute 36 (17)


COURSE SUMMARY

  • YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1
    CODE TITLE L P CF
    CDEV 110 Introduction to Community Development 45 0 3.0
    CDEV 111 Introduction to Development Studies 45 0 3.0
    COMP 101 Introduction to Computer Applications 45 15 3.5
    COMS101 Communication Skills 45 0 3.0
    ENSC 100 Environmental Education 30 30 3.0
    FOND 121 Principles of Human Nutrition 45 0 3.0
    SOCI 102 Introduction to Anthropology 45 0 3.0
    TOTAL 300 45 21.5

  • YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2
    AGBM 131 Principles of Management 45 0 3.0
    AGHE 112 Human Aspects in Extension and Development 45 0 3.0
    CDEV 120 Social Psychology of Families and Communities 30 0 2.0
    CDEV 130 Family Development 45 0 3.0
    CDEV 140 Early Childhood Development 30 30 3.0
    PHIL 106 Law and Society 45 0 3.0
    TOTAL 240 30 17.0


  • YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1
    AGEC 231 Principles of Marketing 45 0 3.0
    AGHE 221 Consumer Education 45 0 3.0
    AGHE 241 Human Health and Sanitation 45 0 3.0
    CDEV 212 Community Mobilisation in Development 30 30 3.0
    CDEV 231 Violence in Family and Community 45 0 3.0
    CDEV 232 Family and Community Resource Management 30 30 3.0
    CDEV 233 African Families 15 30 2.0
    CDEV 250 Social Entrepreneurship 30 30 3.0
    TOTAL 285 120 23.0

  • YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2
    AGBM 216 Accounting and Costing for Projects 45 0 3.0
    CDEV 222 Community Organisations 30 30 3.0
    CDEV 241 Youth and Adolescent Development 30 30 3.0
    CDEV 242 Group and Community Dynamics 30 30 3.0
    CDEV 213 Communication Technology in Human Ecology 15 30 2.0
    SOCI 204 Social Institutions 45 0 3.0
    TOTAL 195 120 17.0

  • YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1
    AGED 331 Rural Sociology 300 2.0
    AGHE 213 Extension Methods in Human Ecology 30 30 3.0
    AGHE 331 Appropriate Technology 30 30 3.0
    CDEV 314 Leadership in Development 45 0 3.0
    CDEV 323 Project Planning and Implementation 45 30 4.0
    SOCI 302 Social Statistics I 45 0 3.0
    TOTAL 225 90 18.0

  • YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2
    AGHE 332 Appropriate Technology 11 0 90 3.0
    AGHE 351 Research Methods 45 0 3.0
    CDEV 315 Technology and Community Development 45 0 3.0
    CDEV 324 Management of Community Health and Sanitation 30 30 3.0
    CDEV 326 Conflict Management in the Community 30 0 2.0
    CDEV 334 Family Therapy and Counselling I 30 30 3.0
    CDEV 342 Maternal and Child Health 30 30 3.0
    FOND 325 Community Nutrition Assessment and Surveillance 45 30 4.0
    TOTAL 255 210 24.0

  • CDEV 360 Field Attachment 0 120 4.0

  • YEAR 4 SEMESTER 1
    AGHE 414 Outreach Programme 15 60 3.0
    AGHE 452 Research Project 0 60 2.0
    CDEV 427 Projects Proposal Development 0 60 2.0
    CDEV 435 Family Therapy and Counselling II 0 60 2.0
    CDEV 436 Family Laws and Policy 45 0 3.0
    CDEV 451 Management of Micro and Small Businesses 30 30 3.0
    CDEV 461 Contemporary Issues in Community Development 30 0 2.0
    SOCI 403 Social Statistics II 45 0 3.0
    SOCI 405 Social Gerontology 45 0 3.0
    TOTAL 210 270 23.0


  • YEAR 4 SEMESTER 1
    AGHE 414 Outreach Programme 15 60 3.0
    AGHE 452 Research Project 0 60 2.0
    CDEV 427 Projects Proposal Development 0 60 2.0
    CDEV 435 Family Therapy and Counselling II 0 60 2.0
    CDEV 436 Family Laws and Policy 45 0 3.0
    CDEV 451 Management of Micro and Small Businesses 30 30 3.0
    CDEV 461 Contemporary Issues in Community Development 30 0 2.0
    SOCI 403 Social Statistics II 45 0 3.0
    SOCI 405 Social Gerontology 45 0 3.0
    TOTAL 210 270 23.0

11.0 Examination Schedule

The examination schedule for all courses is provided regularly by the Directorate of Examination and Timetabling at the beginning of each semester.