Rural Development

Rural Development

The Rural Development Major is designed for students interested in addressing the unique and interdisciplinary issues associated with rural development in emerging nations. Students acquire valuable insight and skills needed to analyze and address crime, sex and violence, gender issues, families, health and illness, work and leisure, ethnic relations, religion, cultures, and social classes in rural development approaches around Cambodia, the region and the globe.

Rural Development Courses

  1. Project Management
  2. Data Analysis and Modelling
  3. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  4. Natural Resource Measurement
  5. Haman Behavior in Organization
  6. Geographic Information System (GIS)
  7. Local Economic Development
  8. Organizational Capacity Assessment

Career Opportunities

There is high demand for graduate with degrees in Rural Development. Graduate will be able to find employments with aid agencies and NGOs, government ministries and other public sector organizations concerned with the rural sector.

Curriculum

Foundation Year

Semester I Semester II
Subject Credit Subject Credit
1. Khmer History 2 1. Mathematics 3
2. Basic Computer 3 2.​ Public Administration 3
3.Geography of Economics 3 3. Philosophy 3
4. English I 3 4. English II 3
5.Introduction to Rural Development* 3 5. Cambodia Society and Rural        Development * 3
6. Khmer Culture and civilization 2
Total 16 Credit Total 15 Credit

Year II

Semester I Semester II
Subject Credit Subject Credit
1. Academic Writing I 3 1. Academic Writing II 3
2. Development Perspectives 3 2. Human Behavior and Organization 3
3. Community Development Strategies 3 3. Agro –Ecological Analysis 3
4. Macroeconomics 3 4. Indigenous knowledge and community research 3
5. Principle of Ecology 3 5. Local Economic Development: Theories and Practices 3
Total 15 Credit Total 15 Credit

Year III

Semester I Semester II
Subject Credit Subject Credit
1. Introduction to Statistics 3 1. Scientific Writing and Communication 3
2. Village Based Entrepreneurship 3 2. Social Research Design 3
3.  Geographic and Information System 3 3. Project Management 3
4. Climate Change and Development 3 4. Gender and Development 3
5. Agriculture Development 3 5. Applied Statistics in R 3
Total 15 Credit Total 15 Credit

Year IV

Semester I Semester II
Subject Credit Subject Credit
1. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) 3 1. Communication and Social Marketing 3
2. Organizational Capacity Assessment 3 2. Evaluation of Rural Projects and Programs 3
3. Data analysis and modelling for social sciences 3 3. Perspectives in Sustainable Development 3
4. Natural Resource Measurement and Inventory 3 Total 9 Credit
5.​ Special Topic in Agriculture/Resource Management 2
6. Undergraduate seminar in Rural Development 1 1. Thesis 8
Total 15 Credit Total 8 Credit