Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSchool of Social Science, South Africa
OfferedSouth Africa First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Rika Swanzen


The student needs to be knowledgeable about all four phases of project management; from planning to evaluation. Related skills include marketing, budgeting, decision-making, motivating, mediation, creative thinking, problem-solving and monitoring. Practical strategies will be learned such as Goal Attainment Task Completion Scales and the Delphi and nominal group techniques. The students will receive ample opportunity to work in a team to strengthen their interpersonal skills. Since this is a specialisation field, the student will have the option to choose this unit to complete the major.


On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe the four phases of project management;
  2. Lead and motivate a project team, demonstrating skill in decision-making and mediation;
  3. Understand marketing principles and basic budgeting;
  4. Utilise a monitoring tool to keep track of project progress;
  5. Understand the source of creativity and implement it for the purposes of problem solving;
  6. Demonstrate insight into how organisational change can be brought about in the child and youth care context.


Tutorial Contribution: 10%
Major essay (1,800 words): 40%
Examination (2 hours): 50%
Total assessment to be equal to 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Three 1- hour lectures per week
One 1- hour tutorial per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study