PIASS • Department of Rural and Community Development

Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences

FAITH AND SCIENCE FOR LIFE.

PIASS,Huye Po Box 619,RW

Office of Vice Chancellor : (+250)788310811


Registrar: (+250)785150811,registrar@piass.ac.rw




Department of Rural and Community Development

The overall objectives of this department is about producing professionals who are able of handling today’s complex rural development problems specifically in development projects design and management, in the domain of environment, land management, employment creation, gender and social justice, peace building, good governance and public policy management.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF RURAL AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Train professionals capable of creating and managing in a rational and optimal way the projects and /or the companies;
Promote an ecologically friendly development through the creation of a quality biophysical environment which ensures both the protection of biodiversity and the creation of systems of long-lasting output;
Provide to churches managerial staff for their development projects;
Participate in different training programs relating to development ;
Promote joint research activities in different domains.

PERFORMANCE PROFILE

Students who will have followed the program of development studies in the Department of Rural and Community development will be employed in the following fields:

Development projects design and management, environment protection, rural and urban development, cooperative management, agriculture and animal husbandry, development policies planners for local government Institutions.

PROGRAMME DETAILS

Programme Title: BACHELOR’S IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
Exit Awards: Bachelor’s Degree with Honours
Modes of Attendance: Full time and Part time

PROGRAM MODULES STRUCTURE FOR RURAL AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Level: I

MODULE CODES

MODULE

CREDITS

APM 101

Applied Maths I  

1011 General Mathematics                                                      1012  Statistics

1013 Financial mathematics

20

ISS 102

Introduction to Social  Sciences

1021 Introduction to sociology

1022  Introduction to politics  

1023 Introduction to economics

15

ICT 103

Information and Communication Technologies I

10

SSK 104

Study Skills

1101 Study skills and strategies

1102 Introduction to scientific research

1103 Academic writing techniques

15

ENG I 105

General English I

Non Credits

DET 106

Development Theories I

1061 Introduction to development theories

1062  Gender and development

1063 Religion and ddevelopment

20

BMA 107

Basic Management  

1071 General accounting

1072 Theories and principles of  management

15

RUD 108

Introduction to Rural  and Urban Development

1081 Rural and urban development

1083 Environment and development

15

PET 109

Philosophy and Ethics

1041 Introduction to philosophy

1042 Protestant Ethics and Development

1043 Political education and Rwandan culture  

10

Total Credits

 

120

 

Level: II

 

MODULE CODES

MODULE

CREDITS

RFD201

Rural   Finance Development

2011 Cooperatives Management

2012  Agricultural  finance

15

PEC 202

Principles of Economics

2021 Micro-economics

2022 Macro-economics

2023 Rwandan economy

20

SOR 203

Sociology of Organizations

2031  Sociology of organisations

2032  Strategic analyses of organizations

10

AFM204

Accounting and Financial Management

2061 Management accounting

2062 Budgetary and financial management

15

ENG II 205

General English II

Non Credits

GDF 206

Group Dynamics and Facilitation

2081 Groups and group dynamics

2082 Practice of group facilitation

2083 Communication  for Development

20

DET 207

Development Theories II

2051 Development and social change

2052 Population and development   

20

ATD 208

Advocacy and Training in Development

2091 Advocacy in development practices

2092 Training in development process

20

Total Credits

 

120

 

Level:  III

 

MODULE CODES

MODULE

CREDITS

RCD301

Rural  and Community Development  Management

3011 Rural and community development approaches  

3012  Rural project planning and management

15

ECD 302

Economics of Development

3021  Economic Development  

3022 Agricultural economics

15

GLD 303

Governance and Local Development

3031 Public policy  analysis

3032 Globalization and local development

3033 Democracy, civil society and development

20

EAP 304

English for Academic Purposes

10

Total Credits

 

60

 

Level: IV

MODULE CODES

MODULE

CREDITS

EPR 401

Entrepreneurship and Rural Development

4011 Microfinance and agribusiness

4012 Creativity and technological innovation

15

SPR 402

Strategic Planning for Rural Development

4021 Strategic planning for rural development

4022 Agricultural policy reform and development

4023 Gender planning and development

20

PRP 403

Professional Practice (PRACTICUM)

10

RMS 404

Research Methods

4041  Theoretical frameworks of social science research

4042 Research design and data collection

4043 Data analysis and presentation  

15

Total Credits

 

60

 

Level: V

MODULE CODES

MODULE

CREDITS

EES 501

Environment, Ecology and Sustainable Development

5011 Environmental science and sustainability  

5012 Environmental challenges and sustainable development

15

LWM 502

Land and Water Resources Management

5021 Agrarian land policy and administration

5022 Water resources management

15

FSA 503

Farming Systems and Agricultural Extension

5031 Rural engineering and land surveying

5032 Farming system and socio- economic transformation

15

PEV 504

Program Evaluation

5041 Monitoring  Evaluation concepts and processes`

5042 Evaluation methods for development

15

RET 505

Rural Economic Transformation(Seminar)

5051 Development of rural based industries

5052 Agricultural marketing

5053 Agri-chain management

20

INT 506

Internship

20

RER 507

Research Report

20

Total Credits

 

120

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