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Bachelor of Arts in Community Development

Programme Code: CR_HCOED_7
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, ACCS
No. of Semesters:6
NFQ Level:7
Embedded Award:No
Programme Credits:180
programmeReviewDate:September 2021

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme the graduate will be able to demonstrate... :

PO1 Knowledge - Breadth
  (a) Within the domain of Community Development, knowledge required to undertake supervisory activities in the fields of Education and Development, Management, Leadership, Change, Group work and Group Work in Community, Social Stratification, Models of Good practice in Community Work, Research ethics and Methods, Project Work Structure, Methods and Reporting.
PO2 Knowledge - Kind
  (a) Knowledge in the identified subject areas which will support the development, delivery and evaluations of interventions aimed to contribute to the process of community development across a range of communities.
PO3 Skill - Range
  (a) Identify and analyse different leadership models at the community level and discuss key issues and challenges in relation to leadership among peers in disadvantaged areas • analyse and describe own leadership style and skills in relation to community education/development and define criteria for identifying and selecting local leaders • use appropriate computer hardware and software to research, record and report on all issues relating to the above • use a range of methods to assess educational needs and to work with community groups to set learning aims and objectives to meet these needs • design, manage and evaluate a community based education project having regard to such issues as flexible access and delivery authentic assessment, accreditation and progression using locally oriented services and provision as appropriate. • be able to work effectively and network with relevant organisations and agencies in this process. • Use knowledge of group types and dynamics to maximise their effectiveness in the facilitation of community projects to describe groups they are involved with in the light of group dynamics theory
PO4 Skill - Selectivity
  (a) The judgement in selecting appropriate methods and instruments from the above to advance community development along with the intrapersonal and interpersonal skills to employ these judgements ethically, effectively and sensitively.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) The competence, capability and creativity to select appropriately from the knowledge and know-how above and to apply them appropriately in the community context operating according to the principles and practices of community development
PO6 Competence - Role
  (a) Ability to take operational/supervisory roles within the community area, accept responsibility and determine and achieve both personal and group goals regarding the development of communities.
PO7 Competence - Learning to Learn
  (a) The ability to operate individually as a progressive, reflective practitioner and to act mutually as a member of learning group as is inherent in the model of community development and of community education within it
PO8 Competence - Insight
  (a) The capacity to relate the values, ethics and politics inherent in the theoretical models of the community development process to the needs of communities locally and nationally and in the identification and supervision of the achievement of personal and group goals and roles in addressing the identified needs

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
CMOD6001 Creativity Innovation&Teamwork
INFO6008 ICT for research and reporting
PLAC6002 Community Work Placement 1
SOCI6003 Sociology and Community
POLI6003 Community Development
EDUC6004 Portfolio Methods for RPL

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
SOFT6004 Project Reports & Presentation
SOCI6002 Social Analysis
EDUC6002 Education
PSYC6005 Group Work and Community
PLAC6001 Community Work Placement 2
Module Code Module Title
JOUR6001 Communication
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
EDUC6006 Community Education
SOCI6009 Gender
SOCI6007 Class, Race & Ethnicity
SOCI6011 State & Community
PLAC6006 Community Work Placement 3
EDUC6007 Research Methodology

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
SOCI6010 Social Policy
EDUC6010 Critical Pedagogy & Community
PLAC6011 Community Work Placement 4
SOCI6006 Community Research
SOCI6008 Community Project Management

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
SOCI7006 Social Stratification
SOCI7003 Social Justice & Citizenship
MGMT7015 Management & Community
PLAC7007 Research Preparation
PLAC7010 Community Work Placement 5

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
SOCI7001 Community Groupwork
SOCI7002 Research Project
OCCH7001 Community Health
PLAC7002 Community Work Placement 6
MGMT7072 Business Mgt & Community

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