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SX1519: AFRICA: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR ALL? (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

The course looks at how development has been portrayed in academic texts as well as in novels, films and music. Throughout the course will be a focus on human rights, equity and social inclusion, good governance and resource allocation. Case studies will be used to demonstrate good practice and different cultural, social, economic and political barriers to progress will be identified. The course will conclude with a focus on the need for information, systems, community participation, empowerment and political commitment for the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Peter Mtika

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course looks at how development has been portrayed in academic texts as well as in novels, films and music. Running throughout the course will be a focus on human rights, equity and social inclusion, good governance and resource allocation and how they are central to the sustained achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Case studies will be used to demonstrate good practice and different cultural, social, economic and political barriers to progress will be identified. The course will conclude with a focus on the need for information, systems, community participation, empowerment and political commitment for the realisation of the SDGs.

Further Information & Notes

This course is being offered by the University of Aberdeen Centre for Sustainable International Development. This course is only available to students registered in Programme Years 1 and 2. Attendance at sixth century courses is compulsory. Students who do not attend all classes (including lectures) for a sixth century course, without exceptional cause, will not pass the engagement component of the course and will therefore fail the course.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 25 - 35
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 26 - 34

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%) 3 assessments.
 
1. Online test (30%)
 
2. Assessment (40%) - split into 2 parts.
The first part is a group presentation (30% of the course grade) and the second part is an individual reflective log (10% of the course grade)
 
Resit: Any assessment failed or missed will be submitted/resubmitted until a pass is achieved.

Formative Assessment

Workshops and practice questions will provide formative assessments.

Feedback

Feedback will be given on performance in workshops and practice questions will carry full feedback for immediate self-reflection. The summative assessments will be returned with written feedback.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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