BACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCE IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1
BDS 111 Introduction to Development Studies
LCS 111 Language and Communication Skills I
PAD 112 Introduction to Political Science
ECO 219 Elementary Microeconomics
SOC 111 Introduction to Sociology

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2
ACF 121 Introduction to Business Mathematics and Statistics
BDS 121 Development Theory and Practice
LCS 121 Language and Communication Skills II
ICT 121 Computer Applications
HRD 122 Introduction to Psychology
ECO 121 Elementary Macroeconomics

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1
BDS 215 Urban Development
BDS 214 Development policy and Planning
COD 214 Gender, Family, HIV, and Development
BDS 216 Human Rights
BDS 217 History of Economic thoughts

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2
COD 224 Rural Development
BDS Entrepreneurship and Development
ECO 226 Introduction to Malawi Economy
BDS 221 Media for Development
BDS 222 Social and Economic Development

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1
RSM 311 Research Methods
ICT 312 Business information systems
ECO 322 Development Economics
Elective courses (choose two)
BDS 312 Regional Integrations and Development
BDS 315 Leadership and Development
PAD 322 Corporate Governance

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2
BDS 314 International Political Economy
HRD 321 Human Resource Management
ACF 322 Quantitative Techniques
Electives (choose two)
BDS 415 Development Administration
ACF 424 Corporate Finance
ACF 323 Financial Management

YEAR 4 SEMESTER 1
BDS 412 Governance and Development
HRD 411 Strategic Management
ECO 213 Environmental Economics
PAD 414 Public Sector Management
PSM 412 Project Management

YEAR 4 SEMESTER 2
BDS 425 Participatory Methods of Development
BDS 426 Financing for Development
ECO 423 Poverty Analysis
BDS 413 Research Project
BDS 422 Political Ecology of Environment and Development