BACHELOR OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (B.CD)
The Community Development programme is meant to support Government of Malawi and other SADC countries’ efforts in building the capacity of local institutions to manage the environment and natural resources. It is meant to achieve this by integrating socio-economic development through local community initiatives for sustainable community development.
Aims of the Programme
The programme is meant to equip graduates with relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to become efficient community development workers who are able to facilitate and manage development projects, programmes and small to medium enterprises.
Objectives of the Programme
By the end of this programme the student should be able to:
a) Demonstrate necessary skills needed to work effectively in the community.
b) Facilitate development projects.
In Malawi about 70% of the population lives below the poverty datum line. More than 90% of them live in the rural areas and depend on subsistence farming for their livelihoods. Chronic malnutrition, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, substandard health services and lack of clean drinking water have combined to drive the average life expectancy down.
The Community Development programme strives to improve standards of living for rural people, restore the degraded environment and enhance crisis prevention capacity of disaster prone communities through self empowerment and community initiatives.
Community development workers work with communities in order to collectively bring about social change and improve quality of life. They often act as a link between communities and local government and other statutory bodies. Graduates can work in/for NGOs, respite centres, human service organisations, Government social ministries, consultancy firms.
1 JRN 111 Communication Skills
2 GC 111 Contemporary Social Problems
3 ECON 111 Introduction to Microeconomics
4 BBA 111 Principles of Management
1 ACF 111 Financial Accounting 1
2 CD 121 Introduction to Community Development
3 ECON 121 Introduction To Macroeconomics
4 IT 112 Software Applications
1 CD 211 Culture ,Societies and Nations
2 JRN 211 Public Relations
3 CD 212 Social Welfare Policy
4 BBA 211 Organisational Behaviour
1 CD 221 Community Psychology
2 CD 223 Stress and Stress Management
3 CD 221 Gender and Inequalities
4 ENTP 122 Principles of Marketing
1 GC 112 Introduction to Counselling Psychology
2 ECON 412 Agricultural Economics
3 ENTP 222 Entrepreneurship
4 CD 311 Practical work: (Attachment I)
1 ECON 413 Economic Growth and Development
2 JRN 414 Sociology
3 LAW 211 Constitutional and Administrative Law
4 STAT 316 Research Methods
1 ENTP 422 Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
2 BBA 421 Strategic Management
3 BBA 321 Human Resource Management
4 CD 411 Population, Urbanizations and The Environment
1 CD 421 Research Project in Community Development
2 CD 422 Practical Work 11: Community work (Attachment II)
3 GC 322 Psychosocial Support for Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children
4 LAW 422 Human Rights Law
5 BIU 400 Research Project