- Persons are eligible to be admitted to study for the Certificate in Community Development if they have:
- passed a Senate-recognised Form 7 examination or equivalent or
- admission with standing.
- SO100 (Themes & Perspectives In Sociology) - In this course students will gain some initial understanding of the development and structure of society as viewed by sociologists, together with a preliminary understanding of sociological approaches and concepts (to be built on further in SO110 and S0200). There will be special, but not exclusive, attention to Pacific societies.
- SW100 (Introduction To Fieldwork) - The course aims to introduce students to the forms and nature of professional social and community work practice. Course participants will analyse the methodologies used in government, private sector, and non-government and civil society organisations through readings, workshops, and field visits. As a requirement of the social and community practice component of the Social Work major, students in this course will complete and document 40 hours of voluntary work in an approved social and community work practice environment.
- SW101 (Social Policy: An Introduction) - The course will analyse the nature of social and community work organisations and issues that these agencies deal with. The course engages the major social issues such as HIV/AIDS, poverty, and women empowerment, challenging the Pacific Island countries. The focus will be on the practical application of the policies of local, national, regional and global organisations as they relate to the UN Millennium Development Goals and the Pacific Plan.
- UU100 (Communications & Information Literarcy) - Information to be provided.
- UU114 (English For Academic Purposes) - By the end of this course students will be expected to have achieved a proficiency in academic writing, reading and speaking sufficient to support their language needs in courses in the humanities, social science or sciences and in future professional tasks. The course is designed with sufficient flexibility to cater for the practical language requirements of students studying in all of the above areas. UU114 is one of the core courses for undergraduate students admitted to studies from 2010 and is to be taken in the first year of full-time study and before enrolling in 200 and 300 level courses.
- plus one 100-level Social Science course;
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