UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
DAR ES SALAAM UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (DUCE)

Department of History Political Science & Development Studies

Dr. Frank Mateng’e  - Head of Department

Welcome to the Department of History, Political Science and Development Studies (HPD). The department is one of the largest academic units in the College with a total of 35 academic members of staff with diverse specializations. Currently, the Department has 13 PhD holders on post, 10 others are at different stages in their PhD studies and the rest are Assistant Lecturers and Tutorial Assistants. As the name implies, HPD is a multidisciplinary department hosting three academic units namely, History, Political Science and Public Administration and Development Studies as well as the Centre for Social and Political Research (CSPR). We offer 26 undergraduate courses in the disciplines of Political Science, Public Administration, History, Archaeology and Development Studies. We also offer two graduate programmes namely, Master of Arts in Public Administration (an evening programme) and Master of Arts with Education (History Stream). Soon we shall be introducing a third graduate programme in Development Evaluation.

1. Political Science and Public Administration Unit: Political Science, Public administration, Party Politics, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Public Policy, Organizational Development and Change, Local Government in Tanzania, Governance, Gender, Human Rights, democracy and elections, African Political Thought, and Crowd sourcing.

2. Political Science and Public Administration Unit
This Unit offers a range of courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. PSPA Unit has a diverse workforce made up of 14 members of academic staff, 5 of whom are PhD holders and 4 are on PhD studies. The rest are either Masters degree holders or are about to finish their master’s degree. Broad areas of teaching and research include Political Science, Public administration, Party Politics, Human Resource Management, Human resource Development, Public Policy, Governance, Human Rights, democracy and elections, African Political Thought, Crowd sourcing, to name but a few.

3.Development Studies Unit       
This Unit offers courses to undergraduate students across the College. Currently the Unit has 9 members of academic staff, 5 of whom are PhD holders and 2 are on PhD studies. The remaining 2 members are Masters degree holders. Areas of teaching and research include Development Perspectives, Pan-Africanism, Ethics and Corruption, Public Health, Development Financing, Development Monitoring and Evaluation, Rural Transformation and Globalization, Urbanization and Urban Planning, Governance, to name but a few..

Courses taught:

Undergraduate courses

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Semester

Year

1

PS110

Introduction to Political Science I

1

1

2

PS122

Political Thought

1

1

3

PS111

Introduction to Political Science II

2

1

4

PS113

Government and Politics in Tanzania

2

1

5

PS231

African Political Thought

1

2

6

PS233

Introduction to Public Policy Analysis

1

2

7

PS225

Local Government in Tanzania

2

2

8

PS226

Legislature and Legislative Processes

2

2

9

PS334

Human Rights: Theory and Practice

1

3

10

PS337

Civil Society and the State

1

3

11

PS335

Democracy: Theory and Practice

2

3

12

PS341

Public Administration in Tanzania

2

3

Master of Arts in Public Administration (Evening Programme)

1

PS 601

Principles and Methods in Social Science Research

1

1

2

PA 603

Administrative Theory: Models, Concepts and Paradigms

1

1

3

PA 605

Public Policy

1

1

4

PA 606

Human Resource Management

1

1

5

PA 616

Corporate Governance

1

1

6

PA 617

Local Governance

1

1

7

PA 604

Public Finance Management

2

1

8

PA 607

Administrative and Labour Laws

2

1

9

PA 613

Employee and Labour Relations

2

1

10

PA 618

Organizational Development and Change

2

1

11

PA625

Managing Public Services

2

1

12

PS625

Gender and Governance

2

1

13

PA 699

Dissertation

 

2

 

PS341

Public Administration in Tanzania

2

3

 

1

PS 601

Principles and Methods in Social Science Research

1

1

2

PA 603

Administrative Theory: Models, Concepts and Paradigms

1

1

3

PA 605

Public Policy

1

1

4

PA 606

Human Resource Management

1

1

5

PA 616

Corporate Governance

1

1

6

PA 617

Local Governance

1

1

7

PA 604

Public Finance Management

2

1

8

PA 607

Administrative and Labour Laws

2

1

9

PA 613

Employee and Labour Relations

2

1

10

PA 618

Organizational Development and Change

2

1

11

PA625

Managing Public Services

2

1

12

PS625

Gender and Governance

2

1

13

PA 699

Dissertation

 

2