The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook

Description

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.


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2020
  • Semester 2 - 2020

Online

  • Semester 1 - 2020
  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Evaluate the extent and severity of problems requiring social interventions.

2. Design programs to ameliorate social problems.

3. Assess the utility of new programs and initiatives.

4. Critically examine the merits of existing programs in line with international standards and attempts to improve them.

5. Effectively manage and administer programs.


Content

Some 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

Assessment items

Online Learning Activity: Weekly contributions to online forum or in class discussion (20%)

Report: Report 1: Understanding project design (40%)

Report: Report 2: Design OR Evaluation of a project (40%)


Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

On campus students participate in lecture and tutorial.

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Online

Lecture

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Online students participate in email discussion group and online lecture (Blackboard).

Online Activity

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks