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AZA3771

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedSouth Africa First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Rika Swanzen

Synopsis

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.

Outcomes

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.

Assessment

Tutorial Contribution (900 words): 20%
Major essay (1,350 words): 30%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

One 2-hour lectures per week
One 1-hour tutorial per week

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

Prerequisites

First year sequence in Child and Youth Development

Prohibitions

ATS3771