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Curricular competence

Comprehensively form human resources trained to address and support the subjects of development through participative inclusive processes, comprehensive, endogenous and sustainable to promote the integral improvement of the community, skills, attitudes and values, that allow them to detect local and regional social problems, as well as their constant transformations, with capability of abstraction, analysis and synthesis of social reality and capable of contributing option to develop politics and strategies for the development



CIEES Quality recognition

No (Not evaluable educational program).

COPAES Quality recognition

No (Not evaluable educational program).

Collegiate Organ approval date

December 4, 2015.

Start of operations

January-June 2016.

Entry period

Annually (August).

Admission process

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Enrollment profile

The syllabus of Territory Development and Management mentions the desirable knowledge for who chooses to take this educational program, the bases they obtain in the baccalaureate in social sciences and humanities, economic-administrative or physics-mathematics as general reference.

In the expected abilities, it is relevant to have the capability of analysis and synthesis, of observation, abstraction, skill in reading and comprehension, to express orally and written, as well as show leadership traits.

Related with attitudes and values, we expect a participative attitude, an interest in the search for knowledge, critic capability, a willingness to commit and serve the community, as well as the sensitivity in the social, economic and environmental problematic we live on.

Knowledge description

  • The knowledge that the applicant for this program must possess are the following:
  • Have general knowledge on the character of the social sciences.
  • Have a basic knowledge of the history of Mexico.
  • Have an equally clear perspective of the world’s history in the last century and today.
  • Have basic knowledge of scientific methodology and arithmetic methods.

Description of skills

The minimum skills the applicant must possess are social, intellectual and physical:

  • Skill to to work collaboratively and easiness to socialize in new environments or different to their personal environment.
  • Skill to reflect about their environment.
  • Skill of observation, skills for reading and comprehension and capability of analysis and synthesis. Likewise, capability to communicate both orally and written.
  • Skill for self-learning.
  • The necessary physical condition to make field work under extreme conditions, far from the city’s amenities –capable for long walks, unordered eating, spend the night in inadequate places, etcetera—. This skill, however, could exceptionally be obvious or supposed in the case of students with a disability, but with an interest and evident call towards the Territory Development and Management.

Description of attitudes

The desirable attitudes in the applicant would be:

  • Social sensitivity and solidarity.
  • Amazement skill with social reality.
  • Willingness to work in teams.
  • Intellectual curiosity for the search of knowledge.
  • Open mind to try and understand raw social phenomena.
  • Attitude of respect towards interculturality and the difference and diversity of beliefs, ideas, values and social practices.
  • A critic and constructive attitude.

Description of values

The basic values the applicant must have, and those who will develop in the future are:

  • Intellectual honesty,
  • Commitment with knowledge and scientific work, and
  • Social solidarity and empathy.

The knowledge will be pondered through the Basic Skills and Knowledge Exam (EXHCOBA), or any method approved by the Division’s Council. The skills and attitudes will be evaluated through a psychometric exam and qualitative instruments, such as the realization of personal interviews.

Enrollment profile

The graduate profile of a professional in Territory Development and Management responds to the educational model of the University of Guanajuato, and according to the effort of the Division of Social Sciences and Humanities, Campus Leon, to find the common features that distinguish all its graduates, hence the importance to consider them as part of the profile that forms the professional in Social Sciences in general. The graduate profile is defined by the competencies that define as a regional developer in particular, and detailed next.

As graduate from the Division of Social Sciences and Humanities, Campus Leon, the professional has the capability to abstract social reality, to question about it and perceive it as subject to processes in time and space, all that in a critic, analytic and synthetic fashion. The syllabus considers the following professional competencies for the graduates:

  1. Integrated vision of the dimension of the territorial and regional development.
  2. Capability for the formulation, management and negotiation of Territory development and management projects.
  3. Capability of analysis and intervention in the organization of the subjects of territory development and management.

Referring to knowledge, the plan highlights the following:

  1. Processes of Territory Development and Management from the following social disciplines: sociology, anthropology, economy, managements, legislation, and social psychology.
  2. Management of knowledge for the development, which implies information management, and quantitative analysis for social research.
  3. Immersion practices and development projects management (from the design until financing).

With the observation that Territory Development and Management is not an isolated discipline as such, but is a multi, trans and interdisciplinary practice. Its contributions focus on the highly qualified participation in the design, operation and evaluation of public policies in local governments. This implies participative techniques and methodologies; research methodologies and techniques in social sciences.

Skills for:

  1. Promote cooperation networks
  2. Promote change in organizations and local situations
  3. Encourage and consolidate organizations
  4. Comprehend and analyze processes and problems related to the territorial development (social, economic and environmental).
  5. Design territorial development models
  6. Develop and manage development projects
  7. Handle techniques in the joints analysis: understand and structure what happens in the area for its efficient intervention
  8. Interpret, analyze and use data banks
  9. Handle methods and techniques to obtain and systematize information (cartography, geographic information software, quantitative analysis of the social reality of interest).
  10. Correctly communicate orally and written, in the native tongue and a foreign language.

As for attitudes and values, it points:

  1. Sensitivity facing the social, economic and environmental problems.
  2. Critic and reflective towards the social-territory environment.
  3. Respect and tolerance with the different forms of thought and social action.
  4. Respect for the environment
  5. Willingness to work in multidisciplinary teams
  6. Responsibility and honesty
  7. Openness and promoter of
  8. Initiative for self-learning and constant updating.
Graduate requirements

To obtain the recognition of the academic certificate in the degree of Territory Development and Management, the student must necessarily complete what’s disposed in the Article 62, fraction I & II, clause A of the current Academic Statute of the University of Guanajuato: I.- Complete the corresponding syllabus; II.- Make, among the chosen modalities by each divisional council or academy in high school as adequate for the syllabuses at their Division or School, some of the following:

a) Thesis, research or professional exercise, and sustain an exam before a jury to defend it in the conditions the divisional council will establish […];

19.2 Degree Requirements according the Art. 62, of the Academic Statute and, according the agreements of the Division’s council of July 2, 2010 (L-CD-CSYH-E-2010-5-01 & L-CD-CSYH-E-2010-5-02) and from September 7, 2010 (L-CD-CSYH-2010-13-04), to obtain the professional degree from the educational programs taught at the Division of Social Sciences and Humanities, Campus Leon, the student may choose among the following modalities:

  1. Academic excellence
  2. CENEVAL (for the degrees who have it available)
  3. Publication of the individual work in an arbitrated magazine.
  4. Thesis
  5. Professional exercise, in its variants of ethnographic report, professional practices report, or execution of a cultural project.

In accordance with the same Art. 62 of the valid Academic Statute of the University of Guanajuato, to obtain the degree, it will be necessary to: III.- Complete the professional social service; and IV.- The rest academic requirements previously established in the correspondent curricular structure. The divisional councils and the academic council of the nigh school will set, in the area of their respective competencies, the bases or requirements that should be satisfied by themodalities referred to fraction II or others, procuring in every case the maximum quality, hence, a highly competitive level. Finishing the degree will completed then, by some of these modalities to obtain the degree and other described requirements.

In the event of making a thesis, the result of the deployed work is expected throughout the research seminar, field work, seminar of systematization and degree seminar, subject that together have the mean to provide the theoretical tools and practices for research and anthropological inquiry. After which, the student must sustain a degree exam, oral and public, before a committee; formed by the director of thesis and synod. The purpose of the same is the public evaluation of the competencies, knowledge, skills an attitudes acquired by the student.

(For more details about each one of the degree modalities, please check the DEGREE GUIDE: Compendium of norms, agreements, guidelines and degree procedures)
19.2.1 Second language as a requirement to graduate. By an agreement on September 7, 2010 L-CD-CSYH-2010-13-06 of the divisional council, to obtain the degree in Territory Development and Management, the student must accredit the level 400 of a second language, with a record of the level or a record of the level exam with level IV, issued by the language center of Campus Leon or a record of level B2, European structure, of 450 TOEFL points in the case of English. To accredit the language you can present in the Academic Secretary a certificate from elementary school or high school abroad (different from Spanish) or a certificate from recognized language academies by the Department of Public Education (SEP) so they can accredit the equivalence in level, or certificate of studies in a bilingual school.

19.2.2 Fulfillment of the Professional Social Service. The university guidelines on this point prescribes, in the Art. 98 of the valid Academic Statute, that: Social Service is the set of activities that form the student in the commitment with society and project their actions in benefit of it. The Art. 101, paragraph 3 of the valid Academic Statute, establishes that: The Professional Social Service, is a mandatory and temporary exercise, in the the terms and modalities of the applicable legislation and according the nature of the academic formation, puts in availability the professional preparation of the student, with possible economic remuneration.

When the professional social service is included in the syllabus, it will be made according the established, when it doesn’t constitute part of the same, it will be done at the end of the corresponding program, next to the guidelines established by the Academic and Divisional Councils of high school addressing the applicable legal dispositions.

19.3 The administrative requirements to graduate are:

  1. General certificate of studies, which the student will request if she/he has completed or accredited the number or credits established in the program. • Three oval shaped, black and white photographs (certificate size).
  2. Letter of Professional Social Service.
  3. No-debt letter from treasury.
  4. No-debt letter from the General Direction of Libraries of UG.

Total number of credits of the educational program: 228.

  • First enrollment
  • MC- Theoretic Paradigms in Social Sciences and Humanities (7 credits)
  • MC – Philosophical-Epistemological Fundaments (7 credits)
  • MC – Oral and written communication (7 credits)
  • MC – Informatic tools and Information Management (7 credits)
  • Second enrollment
  • MC- Contemporary History of Mexico and Latin America
  • Territorial Analysis (7 credits)
  • MC – Social problems and Contemporary debates (7 credits)
  • Negotiation of information and Society of Knowledge (7 credits)
  • Third enrollment
  • Theory of the region I (7 credits)
  • Environmental analysis of the development (7 credits)
  • Quantitative analysis in Social Research (7 credits)
  • Analysis of the Population (7 credits)
  • Fourth enrollment
  • Theory of the Development I (7 credits)
  • Theory of the region II (7 credits)
  • Quantitative analysis in Social Research II (7 credits)
  • Microeconomy (7 credits)
  • Fifth enrollment
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  • Theory of the Development II (7 credits)
  • Development projects management I (7 credits)
  • Immersion practices I (7 credits)
  • Macroeconomy (7 credits)
  • Sixth enrollment
  • MC – Introduction to Research Methodology (7 credits)
  • Development projects management II (7 credits)
  • Immersion practices II (7 credits)
  • Urban and regional planning (7 credits)
  • Seventh enrollment
  • Degree workshop I (7 credits)
  • Development projects management III (7 credits)
  • Immersion practices III (7 credits)
  • MC – Contemporary debates and ethics and Human Rights (7 credits)
  • Eighth enrollment
  • Degree workshop II (7 credits)
  • Optional or selective subjects
  • Economy of the public sector
  • Networks, innovation and development
  • Ecological economy
  • Strategic management
Offered in:

Campus León, Division of Social Sciences and Humanities (DCSH)
Venue San Carlos
Blvd. Puente Milenio #1001; Fracción del Predio San Carlos; C.P. 37670; León, Gto.
Phone: (477) 267 49 00
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