Julius Nyerere School Of Social Sciences

Julius Nyerere School Of Social Sciences

Bachelor of Science Honours (BSc Hons) Degree in Rural Development

Preamble

These regulations should be read in conjunction with the Faculty Regulations and General Academic Regulations for Undergraduate Degree Programmes which have precedence over Departmental Regulations.
The student who has started a programme following one set of regulations will not be affected by regulations adopted subsequently unless agreed to in writing by the student.
The Senate has the authority to exempt a student from any of these regulations.

Entry Requirements

Normal Entry

At least five (5) ‘O’ level passes with Grade C or better including English Language.
At least two (2) ‘A’ Level passes

Special Entry

A candidate who does not meet normal entry requirements may subject to the approval of the Senate be admitted to a programme on special grounds.

Mature Entry
Shall be obtained by applicants who have five (5) ‘O’ levels including English Language and have a demonstrable work experience during the last five years before the academic year in which admission is sought, and aged 25 years and above. They may be required to attend an interview to assess their suitability for University education.

Structure of the Programme

Duration

The normal duration of the BSc Honours Degree in Rural Development shall be four (4) years.

Degree Structure

The Degree follows a 1.1.1.1 structure.
Each student will be required to take a minimum of forty-two 42 modules in accordance with the following breakdown:
At part one a student shall register for a minimum of fourteen (14) modules.
At part two a student shall register for at least 12 modules.
At part three a student shall register for two (2) double modules and is required to spend a minimum of 10 months on work related learning experience.
At Part four a student shall register for a minimum of twelve (12) modules.
A module shall be taught in at least thirty-six (36) contact hours a semester.
Not all optional modules may be on offer at any one given time.
New modules may be added from time to time.

Part I Semester I

Core Modules

Code                       Module Description
HRD101                  Introduction to Rural Development
HRD102                  Aspects of Agrarian Studies
HRD 103                 Rural Layout Design
HCESDM101          Communication Skills
BHS110                   Introduction to Zimbabwean Cultures & Heritage
HRD104                  Principles of Surveying
HRD105                  Rural-Urban Linkages

Part I Semester II

Core Modules
Code                         Module Description
HRD106                    Rural Settlement Analysis
HRD107                    Agricultural Development, Research and Extension
HRD108                    Rural Enterprises, Projects and Development
HRD109                    Rural Amenities Design
BAC101                    African Philosophy and Thought
HRD110                    Introduction to Planning and Development
HRD111                    Principles of Economics

Part II Semester I

Core Modules
Code                        Module Description
HRD201                   Rural Development Thought and Practice
HRD202                   Water Resources Management
HRD203                   Project Planning & Management I
HRMSP206              Research Methods and Statistics

Optional Modules
A student may choose any two (2) modules from the following:
Code                         Module Description
HRD204                   Principles of Geographic Information Systems & Remote Sensing
HRD205                   Rural Energy Technologies
HRD206                   Gender and Rural Development

Part II Semester II

Core Modules
Code                        Module Description
HRD207                   Development Theory
HRD208                   Disaster Management
HRD209                   Land use Planning
HRD210                   Planning Theory

Optional Modules
A student may choose any two (2) modules from the following:
Code                        Module Description
HRD211                   Rural Tourism
HRD212                   Environmental Impact Assessment
HRD213                   Infrastructural Planning

Part III

Core Modules

Code                          Module Description
HRD301                     Work Related Learning Report
HRD302                     Continuous Work Related Learning Assessment

Part IV Semester I

Core Modules
Code                             Module Description
HRD401                        Rural Poverty and Livelihoods
HRD402                        Land Economics and Valuation
HRD403                        Rural Institutions and Production Systems
HRD404                        Resettlement Planning and Management

Optional Modules
A student may choose any two (2) modules from the following:
Code                                Module Description
HRD405                           Rural Development Finance
HRD406                           Integrated Rural Development
HRD407                           Development Planning Law
HRD408                           Rural Industrialization

Part IV Semester II

Core Modules
Code                                  Module Description
HRD409                             Research Project
HRD410                             Project Planning and Management II
HRD411                              Social Policy and Development
HRD412                              Local Governance and Development

Optional Modules
A student may choose any two (2) modules from the following:
Code                                    Module Description
HRD413                              Regional Development
HRD414                              Non-state Actors in Rural Development
HRD415                              Rural Housing
HRD416                              Rural Development and the Environment
HRD417                              Migration and Development

Assessment

To be admitted to an examination a candidate must have been registered for that module with the University and completed the module work in accordance with the General Academic Regulations.

Each module in the programme is assessed on the basis of a three (3) hour written examination and by module work undertaken during the period of study.

The Research Project must be completed and submitted for examination by end of the semester in which the module is taken. Usually the Research Project submission date will be announced by the Department before the start of the final examinations.

Weighting

Each taught module shall be given a percentage mark. The weighting shall be:
Modulework 30%
Examination 70%

Determination of Results

To successfully complete a part a candidate must pass all the modules examined in the two semesters of that Part.
A candidate who fails one (1) or two (2) modules in Part I or Part II may be allowed to proceed to the next Part carrying the failed module(s).
A carried module may be repeated when next on offer.
A candidate who fails three (3) or more modules in Part I or Part II shall be deemed to have failed that Part and may be allowed to repeat the failed modules in that Part.
A candidate who fails one or two modules within the supplementable range in Part 1V will be allowed to sit for a supplementary examination. A candidate who fails a supplementary examination within the supplementable range may be allowed to repeat the module when next on offer.
A candidate who fails a supplementary examination below the supplementable range may be asked to withdraw.
No candidate will be allowed to carry a Part I module to Part 1V.
The results for each examination shall be published in accordance with the provisions of the General Academic Regulations.

Degree Classification

The final classification for the degree shall be calculated by averaging Part II, Part
III and Part 1V module marks.

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