Kenyatta University

Kenyatta University (KU)

BSc Community Resource Management

  • Bachelors Degree Program
  • Duration : 4 years

Course Overview

Community Resource Management focuses on the delivery of social services to the basic units of the society. Emphasis is on the improvement of the welfare of people through community based outreach programmes. By choosing Kenyatta University's Community Resource Management programme you will be sure of attaining a marketable degree that will enable you to compete effectively in employment and job creation as well as engaging professionally in community practice related jobs. 

The Community Resource Management program offers a great scope of careers in private and development sector, industries and NGOs. On graduating from this program there are ready opportunities for you in the areas of health, project management, community intervention programs, water and sanitation and education and extension among others. You are also equipped with entrepreneurial skills to create employment for yourself and other Kenyans.

The high quality instruction, research and community outreach programmes provided  will also enable graduates to become competent, versatile, entrepreneurial, diverse, and market oriented in community resource management and related professions.

Minimum Entry Requirements

KCSE minimum grade of C+ in either of the following subjects:

  • Alternative A: Biology or Agriculture, Geography or Home Science.
  • Alternative B: Business Studies, Commerce, Accounting or any Other Art-Based Subjects.

OR Mean grade of C (Plain) at KCSE or equivalent with a Diploma of at least credit pass in Community Development or Extension-related work from a recognized institution.
OR Mean grade of C- at KCSE and progressed from certificate to Diploma of at least credit pass in Community Development or Extension-related work at Kenyatta University or any other recognized/accredited Institutions.

Course Program

Certification: Bachelor of Science (Community Resource Management)

Unit Code and Title

Level 100
University Common Units
UCU 100: Communication Skills
UCU 101: Development Studies
UCU 103: Introduction to Critical and Creative Thinking

100 level Departmental Core units
HCR 100: Community Resource Management
HCR 101: Human Development
HCR 102: Trends in community Development

2nd and 3rd Department Units
Students take 3 units each from 2 other departments of choice at 100 level
Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics Units
HFN 102: Introduction to Foods Nutrition and Dietetics
HFN 105: Nutrition in the life Span
HFN 101: General Biology

Sociology Units
ASC 100: Introduction to Sociology
ASC 101: Introduction to Anthropology
ASC 102: Social Statistics I


Gender and Development studies Units
AGD 100: Introduction to Gender & Development AGD 101: Evolution of Gender & Development AGD102: Gender Culture & Development

Environmental Health Units

PPH 101: Foundations and Principles of Population Health
HEH 100: Foundations of Environmental Health
HEH 109: Food Sanitation and Safety

Level 200
HCR 200: Community Development Planning
HCR 201: Youth and Development
HCR 202: Community Outreach and Extension Programmes
HCR 203: Community Mobilization and social action

2nd and 3rd Department Units
Students 4 units each from 2 previously chosen departments at level 200

Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics Units
HFN 213: Human Nutrition
HFN 208: Nutritional Anthropology HFN 209: Nutritional Counselling HFN 204: Nutrition Disorders

Sociology Units
ASC 200: Social theory 1
ASC 201: Social Change and development ASC 202: Methods of Social Research I ASC 203: Methods of Social Research II

Gender and Development studies Units
AGD 200: Gender Issues in Governance & Development
AGD 201: Gender development Theories
AGD 202: Participatory Approaches in Gender & Development
AGD 203: Gender & Agriculture development

Environmental Health Units
HEH 200: Introduction to Epidemiology HEH 215: Water quality and disease Control PPH 208: Communicable diseases
PPH 219: Primary Health Care

Level 300 Core Units
HCU 301: Introductory to statistics (School Common Unit)
HCU 300: Introduction to Research Methods (School Common Unit) HCR 302: National Development Policies
HCR 315: Professional Community Practice
HCR 306: Practicum

HCR 307: Leadership and Management in Community Practice
HCR 310: Children in Need of Special Protection HCR 312: Community Advocacy and Networking HCR 309: Community Housing and Development

Electives
HCR 308: Household Resource Management
HCR 314: Survey of Community Welfare Programs
HCR 304: Integrated Rural Development
ECD 321: Resource Mobilization & Economic Empowerment

2nd and 3rd Department Units
Students take 4 units from 1 of previously chosen department at level 300

Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics Units HFN 331: Maternal & Child Nutrition HFN 334: Therapeutic Nutrition I HFN 335: Therapeutic Nutrition II HFN 337: Nutrition Education

Sociology Units
ASC 309: Social Stratification
ASC 310: Political Sociology
ASC 305: Criminology and deviant Behaviour
ASC 307: Medical Sociology

Gender and Development Studies Units

AGD 300: Gender Analysis Frame Work AGD 301: Gender and Violence
AGD 303: Gender and Environment Management
AGD 309: Gender Economic Planning & Policy

Environmental Health Units
HEH 302: Hazardous Waste Management
HEH 304: Occupational Health and Safety
HEH 305: Human Population Studies and Health
HEH 309: Solid and Liquid Waste Management

400 Level-Core Units
HCU 400: Project Design Monitoring & Evaluation HCR 401: Community Nutrition and Food Security HCR 402: Poverty, Wealth Creation and Development
HCR 404: Participatory Approaches in Community Practice
HCR 405: Community Intervention Programmes
HCR 406: Community Capacity Building
HCR 407: Project in Community Resource Management
HCR 413: Management of Community –Based Organization


400 Level Electives
HCR 409: Communities with Special Needs HCR 410: Management of Children’s Services HCR 411: Aging and Social Welfare Services
HCR 412: Resource Management for Urban Communities

2nd and 3rd Department Units
Students take 4 units from 1 of previously chosen department at level 400

Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics Units
HFN 430: Food Safety, Hygiene & legislation HFN 431: Food & Nutrition Policy & Planning HFN 433: Nutrition in Emergencies
HFN 409: Principles of Food Processing, Preservation & Storage

Sociology Units
ASC 400: Law and Society
ASC 401: Sociology of developing countries
ASC 406: Social Dynamics
ASC 409: Sociology of Mass Communication

Gender and Development studies Units
AGD 402: Gender Planning and Policy formation & Implementation
AGD 405: Gender Human Rights and Development
AGD 410: Gender and Economic Empowerment
AGD 407: Peace Building & Conflict Management from Gender Perspective

Environmental Health Units
HEH 401: Environmental Health Law
HEH 405: Environmental Health Economics HEH 408: Health Services Management HEH 409: Biotechnology and health
Bachelor of Education (Home Economics) Unit Codes and Titles
HFS 100: Family Resource Management
HFS 201: Consumer Economics
HFS 305: Housing and Environment
HFS 309: Family Health and Home Nursing
HFS 406: Families with Special Needs

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