Aufbau des Studienprogramms

INTR
Introduction to Development Studies
(annually in September & October)
  • Orientation to moodle
  • Introduction to the course
  • Aspects of Development Studies
  • Introduction to scientific writing
lecturer: Dr. T. Kröck
Online (3 weeks) English/German
2 ECTS credits, compulsory
Output: essay (6 pages)
Häuser am Amazonas in Brasilien
PERS
Persönlichkeitsentwicklung
(bi-annually in November, linked to RDW)
  • Individual psychology
  • Effect of a person's background and experience on leadership style
  • Personality profiles
lecturers: Dr. M. Kessler, Dr. M. Hübner
Onsite (4 days) German
5 ECTS credits, compulsory
Output: essay (20 pages), supervision
RDW
Role of development workers
(bi-annually in November, linked to PERS)
  • Personal worldview
  • The role as development worker
lecturers: Dr. T. Schmidt, Dr. T. Kröck
Online (2 weeks) English
1 ECTS credits, compulsory
Output: online-tasks
ACT
Actors in development & the role of religion
(bi-annually)
  • Characteristics and roles of actors in development (governments, UN, NGOs)
  • Forms of co-operation und funding
  • Religion and Faith-Based-Organisations in development
lecturers: Dr. Peirong Lin, Ms. Christine Gühne, Dr. T. Kröck
Online (6 weeks) English/German
5 ECTS credits, compulsory
Output: online-tasks, essay (20 pages)
DEV
I Development Approaches & Theories
(bi-annually in March/April)
  • Historical overview of development approaches
  • Christian perspectives on development (reconciliation, kingdom values, etc.)
  • Introduction to major development theories
lecturers: Prof. T. Faix, Dr. T. Kröck, n. n.
Online (6 weeks) English/German
5 ECTS credits, compulsory
Output: online-tasks, essay (20 pages)
Women with traditional handicraft in Vietnam
CULT
Interkulturelles Management
(bi-annually in June/July, 2018: September)
  • Categories of cultures
  • Leadership, motivation and planning in different cultural settings
  • Working in multicultural teams
lecturers: Ms. A. Marsch, Ms. A. Cabodevila
Onsite (3 days) German
4 ECTS credits, compulsory
Output: essay (15 pages)
POV
Poverty and poverty alleviation
(bi-annually in November/December)
  • Concepts and indicators of poverty
  • Factors contributing to poverty (gender, climate change, world trade, etc.)
  • SDGs, MDGs and approaches to poverty alleviation
lecturers: Dr. P. Lin
Online (6 weeks) English/German
5 ECTS credits, compulsory
Output: online-tasks, essay (20 pages)
Ärztin untersucht Baby in Afrika

LEAD
Führen: Dienst & Macht
(bi-annually in March/April)
  • Servant leadership in Non-Profit settings
  • Chances and misuse of power
  • Leadership philosophies
  • Leadership in various organisations and cultures
  • Ethics in the development context
lecturer: Prof. V. Kessler
Onsite (4 days) German
4 ECTS credits, compulsory
Output: online-tasks, essay (15 pages)
RES
Empirische Forschung
(bi-annually in June/July)
  • Introduction to empirical research
  • Quantitative and qualitative approaches
  • Planning empirical research projects
  • Conducting and processing qualitative interviews
lecturer: Dr. A. Bunz
Onsite (3 days) German
4 ECTS credits, compulsory
Output: mini-thesis
Fröhliche Kinder in in Asien
PRAX
Praxis involvement
(continually)
  • Compiling and evaluating information on a development project or programme
  • Reflecting the topics of the modules in the specific context of the project
  • On-site activities in the project (min. 3 weeks)
  • Documentation and reflection of the insights and experiences
lecturer: Dr. T. Kröck
Online & project visit English/German
12 ECTS credits, compulsory
Output: portfolio and presentation (6 pages)
PROP
Introduction to research proposal & outline presentation
(annually in September)
  • Procedures for MA dissertations at UNISA
  • Requirements and form of proposals and dissertations
  • Presentation and discussion of draft research outlines
lecturers: Prof. V. Kessler, Dr. T. Kröck
Onsite (2 days) English/German
2 ECTS credits, compulsory
Output: research outline (5-8 pages)
PCM
Project-Cycle-Management and Participatory Approaches
(annually in May)
  • Activities during the project cycle
  • Stakeholder participation
  • Logical-framework
  • Monitoring and evaluation
lecturers: Dr. A. Kusch, Dr. T. Kröck
Online (6 weeks) English/German
5 ECTS credits, elective
Output: essay (20 pages), online-tasks
SHG
Self-Help-Groups and Entrepreneurship
(annually in May)
  • Introduction to asset-based approaches
  • Self-Help-Group approaches
  • Fostering small-scale entrepreneurship
lecturers: Dr. K. Pfahler, n. n.
Online (4 weeks) English/German
4 ECTS credits, elective
Output: essay (20 pages), online-tasks
Asien Gewürzernte
SUST
Sustainable Development
(annually in January/February)
  • Concepts of sustainability
  • Challenges of climate change
  • Sustainability at project level
lecturers: Dr. T. Kröck
Online (4 weeks) English/German
4 ECTS credits, elective
Output: essay (20 pages), online-tasks
ANTH
Intercultural Worldviews and Anthropology
(annually in January/February)
  • Details to be worked out
lecturer: n. n.
Online English/German
3 ECTS credits
Output: essay (10 pages)

CONF
Conflicts, Migration and Reconciliation
(annually in May)
  • Details to be worked out
lecturer: n. n.
Online English/German
3 ECTS credits, elective
Output: essay (10 pages)
CCDC
Christian Community Development Conference
(bi-annually, next: June 2018)
  • Participation at the conference
  • In-depth study of a topic of the seminar tracks
lecturers: CCDC-team
Onsite (5 days) English
3 ECTS credits, elective
Output: essay (20 pages)
Zwei Mädchen dunkel- und hellhäutig mit Kuchen
STAFF
Mitarbeiterführung & Personalentwicklung
(annually in May)
  • Leadership styles
  • Coaching
  • Staff development
lecturer: Mr. E. Jung
Onsite (4 days) German
4 ECTS credits, elective
Output: essay (15 pages)
PR
Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und Fundraising
(annually in January/February)
  • Introduction to public relations
  • Corporate Identity
  • Fundraising
lecturer: Dr. A. Schnepper
Onsite (2 days) German
2 ECTS credits, elective
Output: essay (10 pages)
farmer-on-tractor