University of Aberdeen Online Course On Africa Sustainable Development

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The University of Aberdeen is currently offering online course on sustainable development of Africa. This 6 weeks course is intented to anyone with a passion for humanity and sustainable development.

The overall objective of this course is to emphasize on why there continues to be many sub-Saharan African countries which perform poorly on development indicators for reducing poverty, hunger and unemployment and improving maternal health and access to quality reproductive health services. This MOOC starts on January 25, 2016.

Course At A Glance

Length: 6 Weeks
Effort:   3 hours pw
Subject: Sustainable development of Africa
Institution: University of Aberdeen and FutureLearn
Languages: English
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes.
Session: Starts on January 25, 2016

Providers’ Details

The University of Aberdeen offers an innovative curriculum with exciting cross-disciplinary courses that place students at the cutting-edge of modern learning.

FutureLearn offers a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

About This Course

Africa as a continent is rich in natural resources and minerals and has increasing rates of wealth in some countries. The course will explore why there continues to be many sub-Saharan African countries which perform poorly on development indicators for reducing poverty, hunger and unemployment and improving maternal health and access to quality reproductive health services.

This free online course will assess progress made to date in the achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals and will provide information from key people in international development to discuss whether the proposed UN post-2015 sustainable development agenda can be achieved in sub-Saharan Africa. ?? The course is designed for anyone with a passion for humanity, human rights and sustainable development. You will learn to think critically and communicate effectively about development stories, past, present and future.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course it can be accessed free of charge. Applicants will learn with experts from the University of Aberdeen Centre for Sustainable International Development (CSID), who have extensive experience of living and working in sub­-Saharan Africa. Applicants can buy Statement of Participation for this course — a personalised certificate in both digital and printed formats.

The course will use academic texts alongside films, music and novels, enabling you to analyse different ways of seeing, listening and experiencing received wisdoms about development.

Learning Outcomes

Applicants will learn to think critically and communicate effectively about development stories, past, present and future.

Instructors

-Hilary Homans

Worked 9 years in sub-Saharan Africa. Worked in 48 countries globally with NGOs, in academia and for DfiD and the UN.

Requirements

The course is designed for anyone with a passion for humanity and sustainable development. You could be a current undergraduate; a gap year student interested in volunteering or interning in international development; or someone working in development (or interested in doing so) in the public, private or third sectors.

How To Join This Course

  1. Go to the course website link.
  2. Sign Up At FutureLearn
  3. Select a course and Join
  4. Once a course has started, you will be able to access the course material
  5. After the start date, you will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on your My Courses page.
  6. Applicants can buy, to show that you’ve completed a FutureLearn course.
  7. On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s).

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