HCR 408: Management of Children’s Services

Analysis of laws which have bearing on families, children, women and households, lows relating to marriage, separation, divorce, maintenance, alimony, custody, succession and inheritance, property rights and children’s rights, domestic violence, implications for professional decisions and actions, evaluation of public policy impact on families and communities.

HCR 409: Community with Special Needs

Stress theories and application to families. Special needs and conditions affecting families such as disability, illness, poverty and violence. Dysfunctional families, family crises and management strategies. Family counseling. Family support services and programmes. Empowerment of families with Special Needs. Case studies.

HCR 410: Management of Children’s Services

Community-based, private, public and institutional care of children in need of special protection. Rules and regulations governing charitable children’s institutions in Kenya . National standards for quality care in children’s homes. Role of Children’s department in child welfare programmes and service delivery. Quality assurance.

HCR 411: Aging and Social Welfare Services

Adult development and aging, theories of aging, physiological, socio-emotional, intellectual and personality development of the elderly, physical and mental health, retirement planning, special needs of the elderly, traditional and contemporary homes for the elderly, processes and coping mechanisms in dying, death, bereavement and widowhood. Global and local social welfare services for the elderly.

HCR 412: Resource Management for Urban Communities

Integrated urban development. Social and economic dimensions of urban development. Urban development planning and national development. Concept of cost-sharing, resource generation, management, control and distribution of resources for urban communities.

HCR 413: Entrepreneurship in Community Services

Types and diversity CBOs. Organization and management of structures on the ground. Registration and regulation procedures. Value and contribution for CBOs to development of social and physical resources. Interaction of CBOs with the public and private sectors. Community networks and information control systems. Community-based project.

HCR 414: Entrepreneurship in Community Services

Application of knowledge, abilities and skills used in entrepreneurship. Planning, establishing and managing businesses in the areas of Community Resource Management. Agencies providing skills training and financial assistance to entrepreneurs. Gender issues in entrepreneurship. Business planning projects.

HCR 415: Seminar in Community Resource Management

In-depth survey of contemporary challenges in community resource management. Families and poverty alleviation, families and lifestyles. Dual-career families. Handicapped individuals and the family, consumer related problems, family and environmental issues. Empowerment of families. Careers in Community Resource Management and Extension-related professions. Presentation of papers in a departmental seminar required.

Master Of Science In Community Resource Management - Msc (CRM)

HFC 500: Research Methods

Definition of Research, and Theory, Meaning of Scientific Research. Quantitative and Qualitative Research processes, problem Statement, Objectives, Hypothesis, Assumptions, Limitations, Types of Research Designs. Sampling techniques methods in Qualitative and Qualitative Research, Data collection and Analysis in both Qualitative and Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches.

HFC 501 Program Design and Evaluation

Theories and methods used in design and implementation of programs in Family and Consumer Studies in educational and community settings. Types of evaluation of both participants and programs.

HFC 502: Statistics

Statistical concepts, descriptive statistics – summary (means, mode, median) Graphic presentation of data. Measures of Variation (Standard Deviation0. Normal distribution Estimation and Hypothesis testing, probalility, elements of statistical inference. Inferential statistic (+ Test, Analysis of Variance, Correlation and Regression).

HCR 503: Community-Based Project Design

Planning for project design. Planning and control cycle. Various components of a project design. Evaluation of project design. Implementation of specific design. Community outreach strategies. Practical experience in designing a communit-based project.

HCR 504: Project Management

History and development of project management. Project design and life cycle. Scope management and work structure. Project management techniques. Project proposal writing, feasibility studies and fund-rising strategies. Critical path method, procurement schedule, resource planning, project control, quality and risk management. Management of community project revenues and financial reports. Communication, organization structures and leadership. Analysis of relevant case studies.

HCR 505: Community Development Project

Overview of social, economic, legal and political challenges affecting community development projects. Survey of community-based development projects. In-depth study of a selected community resource development and management project. Approved project proposal prior to field work required. Data collection, analysis and report writing. Presentation of findings in a departmental seminar.

HCR 506: Community Intervention Planning

Community needs assessment; Intervention programme planning, implementation monitoring and evaluation of intervention programmes. Role of donors and development partners in resource generation and distribution. Assessment of the impact of intervention programmes on community development; dependency and sustainability; Extension information, education and communication.

HCR 507: Development and Social Impact Assessment

Social dimension of development programmes /projects; impact development; globalization and its impact of national and community development. Assessment of the social impact of development projects on the community; sustainable development.

HCR 508: Management of Non-governmental organizations role of NGOs in community and national development, organizational and management structures, registration and regulation procedures, strategic planning, fund-rising and financial management, interaction of NGOs with the public and private sectors, NGO networks and information management systems, survey of Community-based NGOs.

HCR 509: Leadership and Management

Overview of leadership theories, styles and skills. Skills to address barriers to change negotiation, visibility, lobbying, advocacy and networking. Management change in organizations. Analysis of leadership styles in the community.

HCR 510: Development and Gender Issues

Concepts of Gender and development. Gender-role socialization. Gender based discrimination and gender-equity issues. Impact of development on men and women. Gender disparities in development. Gender dimension in education, labour force. Decision making and access to resources. Gender development indices. Gender empowerment and community development.



















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