Department of Youth in Development

Faculty of Humanities, Social Science and Education

About the Department

Vision: Promoting equity and social justice on cross-cutting issues on gender and youth for the transformation of society.

Mission: To be the Centre of excellence and social transformation in the field of gender and youth in development by providing leadership training, advocacy in social justice and equity, research and outreach work to meet the ever-changing circumstances and needs of all marginalised groups in South Africa, the SADC region and beyond.

Programmes Offered

Bachelor of Arts, Youth in Development (BAYID)

Modules

YID 1140: Youth in Development Perspective
YID 1144: Youth Outreach I
YID 1240: Principles and Practice of Youth Work
YID 1244: Youth Outreach I
YID 2140: Youth and Health
YID 2144: Youth Outreach II
YID 2240: Conflict Resolution Strategies and Skills
YID 2244: Youth Outreach II
YID 2245: Gender and Development
YID 3140: Youth Policy Formulation and Advocacy
YID 3144: Youth Outreach III
YID 3240: Social Research Methods and Techniques I
YID 3244: Youth Outreach III
YID 3260: Project Monitoring and Evaluation
YID 4140: Social Research Methods and Techniques II
YID 4144: Management Skills
YID 4240: Research Project
YID 4244: Youth Internship IV

Aim of the programme

The aim of this programme is to provide professional training to students who will be able to:
• Understand, integrate, and be able to apply conceptual approaches to youth development
• Understand and apply basic research and evaluation skills to youth development programming through an applied project
• Train and equip youth with leadership, management and conflict resolution and problem-solving skills
• Capacitate and build young people’s self-esteem and self-confidence
• Train and develop young people’s ability to manage personal and social relationships
• Offer challenging new experiences and learning opportunities to enable young people to gain knowledge and develop new skills

Career opportunities

Students who have completed this degree will become competent and effective youth workers, youth care workers, youth development workers, youth development coordinators, youth officers, youth project coordinators, project youth managers, youth development officers, youth development managers, centre-based youth workers, faith-based youth workers, detached youth workers, outreach youth workers, school-based youth workers, youth health workers, youth work researchers, youth mentors, youth coaches, etc. These youth work professionals/ practitioners will be able to work for youth-serving NGOs, youth community centres, youth clubs, schools, clinics, youth councils, municipalities, government departments (at provincial and national level), social services, youth camps, juvenile justice centres, churches, private sector, etc.

Postgraduate Diploma in Gender Studies (PGDIGS)

Modules
DGS 4410 Research Methods, Theories and Social Construction of Gender
DGS 4430 Gender, Health and Violence
DGS 4420 Research project
DGS 4425 Gender and Economic Development
DGS 4440 Strategies for Empowerment

Aim of the programme
Promoting equity and social justice on cross-cutting issues on gender and development for the transformation of society.

Career opportunities
Graduates stand a chance of serving various communities as gender specialists, gender mainstreaming agents, researchers, Gender focal point agents, gender activists, coordinators of gender -based projects, government representatives on issues pertaining gender and Gender advocacy

Bachelor of Arts, Honours in Gender Studies

Modules
HGS 5520 Theories and Social Construction of Gender
HGS 5521 Research Methods
HGS 5530 Mini-dissertation
HGS 5522 Gender Issues in Science Education
HGS 5523 Gender and Health
HGS 5524 Gender and Religion
HGS 5525 Gender and Economic Development
HGS 5527 Language and Gender (Tshivenda)
HGS 5528 Gender in the Novel: Post-Colonialism and Reconstruction HGS5629 Strategies for Empowerment
HGS5624 Gender and Violence
HGS 5623 Gender and Agriculture
HGS 5624 Gender and Violence
HGS 5625 Gender and Law
HGS 5626 Gender and Environment
HGS 5629 Strategies for Empowerment
HGS 5631 Language in Gender (Linguistics)

Aim
Promoting equity and social justice on cross-cutting issues on gender and development for the transformation of society.

Career opportunities of the programme
Graduates stand a chance of serving various communities as gender specialists, gender mainstreaming agents, researchers, gender activists, coordinators of gender -based projects, government representatives on issues pertaining gender and Gender advocacy.

Masters in Gender Studies (MGS) (SAQA ID 19052)

(a) MGS 6000
(b) MGS 6001 (Course work)

Modules for MGS 6001

MGS 6001 Coursework and Dissertation of limited scope
MGS 6521 Advanced Gender Studies
MGS 6522 Advanced Gender Research Methods
MGS 6523 Gender and Education
MGS 6524 Gender and Religion
MGS 6621 Social Roles for Women and Men
MGS 6622 Gender and Health
MGS 6623 Gender and Politics
MGS 6624 Gender and Environment
MGS 6625 Gender and Empowerment

Aim

Promoting equity and social justice on cross-cutting issues on gender and development for the transformation of society.

Career opportunities

Career paths for the Master’s degree graduates include, but not limited to the following: gender focal point officers (specialists), project coordinators, development officers, gender outreach officers, researchers, policy analysts etc. practitioners will be able to work at NGOs that deal with gender issues, community centre’s, municipalities, government departments (at provincial and national level), social services, private sector, etc.

Doctor of Philosophy in Gender Studies (PHD GS) (GSD 7000) (Dissertation)

Aim of the programme

Promoting equity and social justice on cross-cutting issues on gender and development for the transformation of society.

Career opportunities

The following are career paths for the doctoral degree graduates: Gender focal point officers (specialists), project coordinators, development officers, gender outreach officers, researchers, policy analysts etc. practitioners will be able to work at NGOs that deal with gender issues, community centers, municipalities, government departments (at provincial and national level), social services, private sector, etc

Staff profiles

Full names: Dr T.J. Mudau
Designation: Senior Lecturer and Acting Head of Department
Qualifications: DED (Sociology of Education)
Phone: +2715 962 8223
Email: Thizwilondi.Mudau@univen.ac.za
Office Number : 11 Kuwait Building

Full names: Prof TD Thobejane
Designation: Associate Professor
Qualifications: Diploma Community Development (JHB, RSA), MSC (Southern New Hampshire University (Manchester, USA), DED (Massachusetts Amherst USA) PTC (Mokopane)
Phone: +2715 962 8084
Email: Tsoaledi.Thobejane@univen.ac.za
Office Number: 02 Kuwait Building

Full names: Dr MH Mukwevho
Designation: Senior Lecturer
Qualifications: PhD (Sociology)(UNIVEN) M.A (Sociology); B.A Hons (Industrial Sociology); UED (UNIVEN)
Phone: +2715 962 8529
Email: harry.mukwevho@univen.ac.za
Office Number: 29 Humanities and Social Science Building

Full names: Dr Keamogetse G. Morwe
Designation: Lecturer
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Law and Social Sciences- cum laude (University of Málaga- Spain), M. Soc. Sc. (Social Work), B. Soc. Sc. (Social Work)- merit University of the North-West (Mahikeng campus).
Email: keamogetse.morwe@univen.ac.za
Office No :Kuwait Building

Full names: Ms TP Mulaudzi
Designation : Lecturer
Qualifications: MA (GS),Hons(GS) and BA(Univen).
Email: Patrecia.mulaudzi@univen.ac.za
Phone: +2715 962 8430
Office Number: 01 Economics building

Contact the Department of Youth in Development

Dr TJ Mudau (Acting Head of Department)

Designation: Senior Lecturer and Acting Head of Department
Qualifications: DED (Sociology of Education)
Phone: +2715 962 8223
Email: Thizwilondi.Mudau@univen.ac.za
Office Number: 11 Kuwait Building, University of Venda

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