Overview

Academic Requirements

Sustainable Societies in Africa: Modules on Education for Sustainable Development is designed primarily as a one semester, three credit hour course for undergraduate university students in their third or fourth year of study. A semester is assumed to be of 12 to 16 weeks in duration (typically 13 to 14 weeks).

However, because the course is made up of modules, the course materials supplied here allow an institution great flexibility in the actual use of the course. Credit values of 0 to 6 credits are possible. Some example scenarios follow.

Part 1 of Sustainable Societies in Africa: Modules on Education for Sustainable Development can be considered for a zero or one credit, lower level university course. Parts 1 and 2 can also be used together for a lower level course of one to three credits.

Sustainable Societies in Africa: Modules on Education for Sustainable Development can also be a two-semester course. Since far more Supplemental Readings material is provided in the course than can be covered in a one semester course, if all of the student material provided in the first two parts of the course is required in one semester, the activities in the second two parts of the course can be used in a second semester by expanding the scale and depth of the student project in Part 4.

In like manner, if local issue materials and sustainability strategies are added to the materials already provided, the course can be assigned more credits. Conversely, if local materials are substituted for some of the materials already provided, the course can retain its original structure and be considered for three credits.

This flexibility is intentional because it is the belief of the course developers that to be useful the course must be adaptable to the needs of the institution and country in which it is being used. We welcome your inquiries about how the course can be best adapted to meet your needs.