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Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySouth Africa School of Social Science
Campus(es)South Africa
CoordinatorDr Fay Hodza


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


NOTE: This area of study has had one or more changes made to it since publication on 1 October 2014. For details of changes, please consult the 2015 Handbook change register2015 Handbook change register (

The development studies major is aimed at and will appeal to all prospective students who have an interest in public service, private practise and non-profit organisations involved in social, economic and political change and reform, empowerment, gender mainstreaming, the redress of poverty, and development communication, among others.


First-year level

Students studying a sequence in development studies must complete the following two units (12 points):

  • AZA1001 Introduction to development studies
  • AZA1433 Interpersonal communication

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minorminor ( or majormajor ( in communications must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

Units include:

  • AZA2378 Development and the developing world
  • AZA2546 Environmental impact assessment
  • AZA2549 Poverty and power: The uneven world
  • AZA2644 South Africa: Democracy and development
  • AZA3453 Research fundamentals
  • AZA3547 Urban planning, development and sustainability
  • AZA3771 Management of community projects: Working preventatively with children, youth and families
  • AZA3744 School of social science workplace internship
  • AZAxxxx Health and development communication*
  • AZAxxxx Sociology of development*

* Commencing in 2016.

Relevant courses

4086 Bachelor of Social Science