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Community & Social Development via distance learning

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Community & Social Development Online via distance learning
Bachelor's Degree - Community & Social Development Online via distance learning
Master's Degree - Community & Social Development Online via distance learning
Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Community & Social Development Online via distance learning

 

This program deals with the sociological factors involved in the development and evolution of the society and the community. It considers diversity in all its forms and explains how to deal with the economic, health, and social problems from a cross-cultural and social perspective. It details the process of managing and integrating the experience and trajectory of a community to reach a new and a better global welfare.

 

Academic Supervisor : Francis Wambua Mulwa
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Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 1 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).

 

Social Welfare
Economic Development
Housing & Community Facilities
Natural Resource Economics
Marriage & Family Relations
Community & Social Development
Analysis of Social Problems
Cross Cultural Social Perspectives
Nonprofit Global Organizations - NGOs
Public Health
Drinking Water & Health
Women & Children Health Policy
Hygiene & Safety
Microfinance & Microcredits
Social Counseling

 

 

Community & Social Development via distance learning

 

This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is the enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. More info...

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Community & Social Development - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 1.050 Euros (1.350 US$) ... 1.470 Euros (1.890 US$).
Specialist - Expert Diploma Online : 15 ... 21 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Community & Social Development via distance learning = 45 Academic credits - Select 5 courses for the online diploma of Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of courses from this specialization module.

 

Bachelor's Degree - Community & Social Development - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : Min. 3.510 Euros (4.420 US$) ... Max. 6.800 Euros (8.700 US$).
Bachelor's Degree Online : 130 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Community & Social Development via distance learning = 45 Academic credits + 60 credits in General Education (may be transferred from previous education and professional experience) + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Master's Degree - Community & Social Development - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : Min. 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) ... Max. 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online : 36 ... 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Community & Social Development via distance learning = 45 Academic credits + 13 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Community & Social Development - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : Min. 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online : 45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Community & Social Development via distance learning = 45 Academic credits + 18 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Payment plans are available upon request up to 24 monthly installments. More info...

 

 

BIU adapts each distance learning higher education degree program to the needs of each student.
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METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education

 

This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflect your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide. More info...

 

Students enrolling into this distance education program should be aware that:
1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this program of study.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
3. Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
5. Language: Book reading and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education degree program. More info...

 

All information related to the distance learning degree programs is in English, although you may, upon request and approval, submit the required assignments in other languages.

 

Duration - Community & Social Development Online via distance learning

For a program of 21 credits, the estimated time for completion is 21 weeks. For 45 credits, the estimated time for completion will be 45 weeks, and so on. Calculations are approximate. The length of each distance learning degree program is calculated based on an average of 15 hours of learning per week. It also depends on the number of validated credits from previous knowledge and the level of commitment to the studies.

 

 

Community & Social Development via distance learning

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):


1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 1 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).
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Social Welfare
This course analyses the nature and impact of economic/political/social ideologies in addition to the forces that shaped the evolution of western and other civilizations' responses to the poor, unemployed, sick and disabled, displaced, children-and-families-at-risk, widows and orphans, and racial/ethnic minorities.
Academic Supervisor : Joseph Kibugi Gitau

Economic Development
This course deals with the performance and problems of developing countries in relation to growth, employment, structural change, and human development. It analyzes several theories and paradigms of development, sources of economic growth, and the policies used to promote industrialization, trade, and sustainability. It considers different development strategies adopted by several countries.
Academic Supervisor : Velichka Gáncheva Néycheva

Housing & Community Facilities
This course surveys housing and community development problems and standards. It explores issues of culture, political environment, social context, economic circumstances, and other factors which define and limit housing facilities and delivery. It integrates housing with community facilities such parks, schools, drainage, sewerage, utilities, libraries, solid waste, and transportation.
Academic Supervisor : Antoine K. Abou Assaf

Natural Resource Economics
This course deals with the economic principles and policy issues in the use of exhaustible and renewable resources including fossil fuels, water, minerals, fisheries, forests, and biodiversity. It considers the management of natural resources on a regional and international scale. It explains how public, economic, and political choices affect environmental degradation and natural resources.
Academic Supervisor : Juan Carlos Bernial

Marriage & Family Relations
This course examines the impact of modern society upon the family as it relates to courtship, size of family, member relationships, economic problems, and marital stability. It compares alternative life styles, marriage, and family relations throughout the life span. It examines family development across generations.
Academic Supervisor : Sarel Francois Ackermann

Community & Social Development
This course deals with the sociological factors involved in the development and evolution of society and community. It explains how to deal with economic, health, and social problems, and considers cross cultural social perspectives and diversity in all its forms. It deals with the process of managing and integrating the experience and trajectory of a community towards a new and better global welfare.
Academic Supervisor : Francis Wambua Mulwa

Analysis of Social Problems
This course examines social problems from three perspectives. Systemic problems: racial and sexual discrimination, inequality and poverty, militarization and war, ecological problems, overpopulation, urban and rural problems, and life cycle problems. Problems of specific institutions: government, economy, family, education, religion, and social services. Personal pathologies: mental illness, suicide, alcoholism, and drug addiction.
Academic Supervisor : Joseph Kibugi Gitau

Cross Cultural Social Perspectives
This course studies the similarities and differences of cultures. It teaches students the skills of communication, negotiation, and managing cultural differences. It provides a cross cultural social perspective to deal effectively with individuals from varied cultures in different situations.
Academic Supervisor : Catherine Wanjiru Gachutha

Nonprofit Global Organizations - NGOs
This course examines the role and importance of nonprofit non-governmental or global organizations in the development and support of social needs. It also considers the nature and the resources of the nonprofit sector; the structure, operation, and governance of nonprofit organizations; and the taxation, governmental, and institutional relations of public charities, private foundations, and mutual benefit organizations.
Academic Supervisor : Antoine K. Abou Assaf

Public Health
This course deals with the philosophy, history, and principles of public health, the organization and structure of its agencies, and the functions of public health services. It examines health promotion, disease prevention, the social, cultural, and environmental factors that influence health, disease, and illness.
Academic Supervisor : John Ogony Arudo

Drinking Water & Health
This course examines the principles and requirements of public water supply for the protection of public health. It covers topics related to the characterization of water quality and sources, water treatment, distribution systems, and health hazards, epidemiology, risk assessment, in addition to surveillance and regulatory needs to assure safe public water supplies.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Women & Children Health Policy
This course gives a historical account of roles played by government and health policy development for mothers and children, family planning, maternal and infant health, preschool, school-age, and adolescent health. It also addresses the biological mechanisms that underpin human reproduction, infertility, and contraception.
Academic Supervisor : Daniel Scott Janik

Hygiene & Safety
This course introduces the principles of industrial and community hygiene and safety. It examines the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of hazards to health and safety. It covers control methods and hygiene sampling equipment. Also, it helps developing skills in occupational health and safety hazard recognition in a variety of cases.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Microfinance & Microcredits
This course studies the effects of microfinance and microcredits in getting undeveloped communities out of poverty cycle and in contributing to economic growth, employment, structural change, human development, and sustainability in different cultural environments. It considers the different development strategies adopted by several countries through microfinance and microcredits.
Academic Supervisor : Velichka Gáncheva Néycheva

Social Counseling
This course highlights the major concepts and practices of contemporary psychotherapeutic systems and addresses some ethical and professional issues in social counseling practice. The goal is to allow students to wisely select from the various available theories and techniques and to develop their personal style of social counseling.
Academic Supervisor : Francis Wambua Mulwa

 

Admission requirements - Community & Social Development Online via distance learning

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For official admission status at Bircham distance education university; you need to send in a filled out, dated, and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from the website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to our address. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in a PDF Format.

Allow 7 business days for processing.

All applicants must:

* Fill out the application for admission
* Submit one ID-sized photo
* ID card or passport
* Date and sign the application

All Bachelor's, Master's, & Doctorate applicants also must:

* Attach a Curriculum Vitae (Resume)
* Submit registration Fee of 200 €uros or 250 US$ (contact BIU Office for payment details)
* Include copies of diplomas, transcripts, relevant documents
* Include any additional program proposal, scholarship request, etc. (optional).

 

Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the amount of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the amount of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.

 

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Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume en each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides a list of available memberships and professional references from each faculty where some BIU graduates may belong. Contact directly the ones you select. More info...

 

ABADS - Associação Brasileira de Assistência e Desenvolvimento Social
ABEP - Associação Brasileira de Estudos Populacionais
ABEPSS - Associação Brasileira de Ensino e Pesquisa em de Serviço Social
ADEIS - Associação para o Desenvolvimento Integrado e Sustentável
ADESAF - Associação de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social às Famílias
ALDECA - Associação Latina de Desenvolvimento Esportivo, Cultural e Ambiental
ALIDE - Asociación Latinoamericana de Instituciones Financieras para el Desarrollo
CDFA - Community Development Finance Association
CDSI - Community Development Society International
CLACSO - Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales
FCSS - Federation of Community Social Services (Canada)
Federation For Community Development Learning
FLACMA - Federación Latinoamericana de Ciudades, Municipios y Asociaciones de Gobiernos Locales
IACD - International Association for Community Development
ICSW - International Council on Social Welfare
OSDI - Organization for Social Development Initiatives
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