Project Design and Evaluation

Course code SOCA6240Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

The course will introduce students to designing projects, social programs and their evaluation. This will include some of the research activities, techniques and applications necessary for designing, implementing and appraising social programs.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThe specific objectives are to provide students with the knowledge and skills to assess the extent and severity of problems requiring social interventions; design programs to ameliorate social problems; assess the utility of new programs and initiatives; and assess the merits of existing programs and attempts to improve them. Students will develop the ability to increase the effectiveness of program management and administration; satisfy accountability requirements of program sponsors; and maximise the use of evaluation results to improve programs.
ContentSome of the issues that may be considered are:
1. Key concepts in development work
2. Types of development projects
3. Engaging participation in projects
4. Problems that projects are designed to solve
5. Religion, ethics and aid work
6. Market and non market solutions
7. Mediating conflicts
8. Government and NGO projects in action
9. Planning and implementing project evaluation
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledgen/a
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
External Mode
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsTwo or more written assignments, which might include minor or major essays, tutorial papers, book reviews, online quiz, blogs, essay proposals, or similar exercises, totally 5000 words.
Contact HoursEmail Discussion Group: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for SOCA6240