Singapore University of Social Sciences

Issues in Community Leadership and Social Development

Issues in Community Leadership and Social Development (CSD523)

Applications Open: 01 October 2020

Applications Close: 30 November 2020

Next Available Intake: January 2021

Course Types: Modular Graduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $2200 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Humanities & Social Sciences

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


CSD523 is a special topics course and will be mounted from time to time when a suitable issue or lecturer is identified. The course that is mounted will be on a topic that is the state of the art or prevailing interest in the broad area of leadership and development.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.


  • Ageing societies: towards gerontological awareness
  • Gender and development
  • International social development issues
  • Natural disasters
  • Risk management and crisis interventions
  • Terrorism
  • Inter-generational relations
  • Migration and citizenship
  • Other topics

Learning Outcome

  • Examine concepts and issues related to selected topics in community and development
  • Analyze information that would be relevant to community leadership and social development
  • Appraise social programmes and interventions in response to related social problems and conditions
  • Discuss principles and values in the practice of community leadership and social development
  • Relate causes and effects of social issues in development locally and internationally
  • Evaluate policy and practice in areas relevant to community leadership and social development
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