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Short Programme Overview Programme dates:

29 June - 24 July 2015

1.) Environmental Studies: 2.) Community Service - Holiday Club:

6 USA credits 6 USA credits

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12 ECTS credits 12 ECTS credits

Or select any 2 of the following programmes to the TOTAL credit value of 6 USA credits or 12 ECTS credits:

Community Service Learning: Conflict Management and Transformation: Human Rights: South African History, Culture & Language:

3 USA credits 3 USA credits 3 USA credits 3 USA credits

6 ECTS credits 6 ECTS credits 6 ECTS credits 6 ECTS credits

Programme fees: The cost of the programme includes tuition, housing, programme-sponsored excursions, selected meals and programme related transportation in South Africa. The programme price does not include application fees, some meals, airfare, personal spending money, international health insurance, or passport fees. Environmental Studies: Community Service - Holiday Club: Combination of any two of 3 USA / 6 ECTS programmes:

$US 3800 $US 3500 $US 3500

Closing dates for applications:

30 April 2015

Watch our Short Programmes Overview Video on For further information and application forms, please contact: The Co-ordinator, Short Programmes Office for International Education NMMU Summerstrand Campus (South) Goldfields North Building PO Box 77000 Port Elizabeth 6031 South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 41 504 2161/4313 Fax: +27 (0) 41 504 2771 E-mail: international@nmmu.ac.za

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Environmental Studies The Environment and The Eastern Cape Frontier

Students will gain first-hand experience of the unique environmental issues that define the Eastern Cape in South Africa. This area is recognized as a frontier, in many respects providing an ideal location to learn how our development opportunities are shaped by our environment. The special features of the Eastern Cape range from the globally unique concatenation of three global biodiversity hotspots, a treasure trove of ancient fossils, the oldest anatomically-modern humans, some of the earliest cultural artefacts, a history of rapacious over exploitation of natural resources and local extinctions, followed by conservation success stories and now an emerging biodiversity based economy that is built on ecotourism. This is an opportunity to gain knowledge in a landscape that is once again being shaped by the “big five” such as elephant and rhino and where new solutions to ancient problems are being developed. The course is largely field-trip based with visits to ancient caves, overnight stays and visits to modern National Parks. It also includes a longer overnight field trip to a rural area where students have the opportunity to experience first-hand the history and local culture with knowledgeable hosts. Lectures are taught by NMMU academics and are scheduled daily from Monday - Thursday. Friday’s are reserved for self study or programme related activities. This programme is open to students with a GPA of 2.5 (and above) who are in good standing at their home university.

On completion of this programme students will: • Understand how the Eastern Cape region is a unique human and environmental habitat in South Africa • Understand the diverse past and present environmental challenges in the Karoo • Witness first-hand the principles of reserve management, commercial and communal land use • Understand the underlying ecology to manage and conserve both national parks and private game reserves 02

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Assessment A capstone portfolio will be required to be handed in on the last day of the programme.

Module Price The cost of the programme is $3,800 The cost includes tuition, housing, programme-sponsored excursions, selected meals and programme related transportation in South Africa. The programme price does not include personal spending money, some meals, airfare, international health insurance or passport fees.

Academic Credit 6 USA Credits / 12 ECTS Credits Transcripts will be issued by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University for the appropriate academic credit.

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Community Service - Holiday Club The aim of this programme is to provide students from abroad with the opportunity to demonstrate and develop their global citizenship through volunteer work. They will develop an understanding of current issues impacting communities in South Africa and experience this first hand through service whilst assisting running Holiday Clubs. Holiday Clubs are held in disadvantaged areas during school holidays for vulnerable children and youth who otherwise would be left unsupervised. Holiday club aims to empower the children and youth in leadership development, heritage, cultural and environmental issues including creative dance and other fun educational activities. This programme orientates students to the fundamentals of community development in the field of Behavioural Science, in terms of its goals, principles, processes, and application in South Africa. The programme is comprised of a theory and practical component. Ongoing informal mentoring is made available to students.

On completion of this programme, students will have: • A theoretical understanding of, as well as practical exposure to, the face and impact of poverty in South Africa. • A broad understanding of the process and principles of community development. • The ability to apply the principles of community development while volunteering at community-based projects. • Knowledge of and experience in building relationships to participate in the development of people. • Reflected on their theoretical and practical experiences in order to ensure that students learn while providing service.

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Assessment There are two assessments: 1) A capstone portfolio will be required to be handed in on the last day of the programme including a daily journal/learning diary which reects on the volunteering experience. 2) A visual presentation.

Module Price The cost of the programme is $3,500 The cost includes tuition, housing, programme-sponsored excursions, selected meals and programme related transportation in South Africa. The programme price does not include personal spending money, some meals, airfare, international health insurance or passport fees.

Academic Credit 6 USA Credits / 12 ECTS Credits Transcripts will be issued by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University for the appropriate academic credit.

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Community Service Learning While giving of your time and skills, you also gain an understanding of the development challenges facing South Africa. The aim of the programme is to provide students from abroad with the opportunity to demonstrate and develop their global citizenship through volunteer work. They will develop an understanding of the current issues impacting community life in South Africa and experience this first-hand through service in a South African community, while earning academic credit. You will be volunteering and spending time at projects with previously disadvantaged children. This programme orientates students to the fundamentals of community development in the field of Behaviourial Science, in terms of its goals, principles, process, and application in South Africa. The programme is comprised of a theory and practical component. Ongoing informal mentoring is made available to students.

Lectures are taught by NMMU academics and are scheduled daily from Monday - Thursday. Friday’s are reserved for self study or programme related activities. This programme is open to students with a GPA of 2.5 (and above) who are in good standing at their home university.

On completion of this programme, students will have: • A theoretical understanding of, as well as practical exposure to, the face and impact of poverty in South Africa. • A broad understanding of the process and principles of community development. • The ability to apply the principles of community development while volunteering at community-based projects. • Knowledge of and experience in building relationships to participate in the development of people. • Reflected on their theoretical and practical experiences in order to ensure that students learn while providing service.

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Assessment A capstone portfolio will be required to be handed in on the last day of the programme including a daily journal / learning diary which reects on the volunteering experience.

Academic Credit 3 USA Credits / 6 ECTS Credits Transcripts will be issued by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University for the appropriate academic credit.

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Conflict Management & Transformation This programme will examine the theoretical and practical foundations of conflict and conflict management and will guide students through the exploration of conflict management and peace-building efforts in Africa and the world. The programme will refer to conflict literature and also explore how conflicts have influenced aspects of music, art and the political, economic and social contexts. While the primary focus will be on South Arica and Africa, the programme will also reflect on contemporary global issues. The value of the programme is enhanced by practical visits and field trips to places of interest that complement the programme. It also includes a longer overnight field trip to a rural area where students have the opportunity to experience first-hand the history and local culture with knowledgeable hosts.

Lectures are taught by NMMU academics and are scheduled daily from Monday - Thursday. Friday’s are reserved for self study or programme related activities. Lectures consist of a theoretical and interactive section. Thorough lecture preparation and active participation will ensure an optimum learning experience. This programme is open to students with a GPA of 2.5 (and above) who are in good standing at their home university.

The programme will enable students to: • Understand main conflict management approaches, instruments and peace-building strategies • Understand the main causes and triggers of contemporary conflict • Gain an understanding of major contemporary conflicts in South Africa, Africa and the world • Explore personal conflict styles and conflict management and mediation skills • Become familiar with the developmental (socio-economic and other) challenges facing South Africa and their potential impact on conflict escalation

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Recommended readings A list of recommended readings, websites & search engines will be provided once applications have been accepted.

Assessment There are two assessments: a visual presentation and portfolio.

Academic Credit 3 USA Credits / 6 ECTS Credits Transcripts will be issued by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University for the appropriate academic credit.

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Human Rights Human rights play an important role in our modern globalised world and are recognised as integral to social change. They affect individuals and societies alike and raise a number of issues that are neither simple nor clear. This programme introduces students to human rights related discourses in a social science context. The universal and cultural specific dimensions of human rights will be explored through exploration of human rights in relation to social and cultural diversity and their local and global contexts, with an emphasis on Africa. Students will learn to apply various human rights perspectives to selected human rights issues. This programme examines the theoretical foundations of Human Rights from a social science & constitutional/legal perspective, and aims to guide the student through the exploration and analysis of a selection of issues and aspects of human rights and the economic, social, cultural and political contexts in which they arise. The primary goal of this programme is to examine human rights from social science perspectives in order to develop an insight and understanding of how human rights, human rights practices and human rights institutions are socially created and recreated by human beings. Lectures are taught by NMMU academics and are scheduled daily from Monday - Thursday. Friday’s are reserved for self study or programme related activities. Lectures consist of a theoretical and interactive section. Thorough lecture preparation and active participation will ensure an optimum learning experience.

On completion of this programme students will have: • An understanding that human rights practices and institutions are the result of historical processes of social transformation • A critical insight into the theoretical grounding of human rights and the human rights discourse in the 20th century • An critical understanding of how the theoretical underpinnings of human rights translate into practice • The ability to identify and critically analyse key human right issues and debates and clarify fundamental human rights debates through critical thinking and reasoning. • Enable students to contribute to the development of a human rights culture and make justifiable decisions in ambiguous situations 10

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The value of the programme is enhanced by practical visits and ďŹ eld trips to places of interest that complement the programme. It also includes a longer overnight ďŹ eld trip to a rural area where students have the opportunity to experience ďŹ rst-hand the history and local culture with knowledgeable hosts. This programme is open to students with a GPA of 2.5 (and above) who are in good standing at their home university.

Recommended readings Prior to the programme students are expected to familiarise themselves with important human rights documents such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the African Charter on Human Rights.

Assessment There are two assessments: a visual presentation and portfolio.

Academic Credit 3 USA Credits / 6 ECTS Credits Transcripts will be issued by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University for the appropriate academic credit.

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South African History, Culture & Language The short program will consist of a series of lectures exploring South African History, since the Eastern Cape Frontier’s earliest inhabitation by the Khoi and the San to the present day history. Further, it will provide students with insight into the Frontier as a meeting place of South African cultures throughout its history. The program will also explore intergroup relations on the Eastern Cape Frontier and introduce students to culture and language specific to the Eastern Cape. The course will also expose students to the Eastern Cape as the birth place of Nelson Mandela and other struggle heroes, and Nelson Mandela Bay, one of the places that played a critical role in the establishment of a democratic South Africa. Lectures are taught by NMMU academics and are scheduled daily from Monday-Thursday. Fridays are reserved for self-study or programme related activities. Lectures consist of theoretical and interactive sessions. Thorough lecture preparation and active participation will ensure an optimum learning experience.

The programme will enable students to: • Become familiar with South African history • Gain an understanding about anti-apartheid struggle and transition to democracy • Explore South Africa’s various cultures and languages, with specific focus on isiXhosa • Learn about South Africa’s history and cultures through field trips to museums, heritage sites and immersion into the communities

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Assessment 1.) Visual presentation (30% of overall mark) 2.) 5-6 page paper on a topic or issue covered in class. Students are required to do research on the topic chosen for the paper (60% of overall mark) 3.) Attendance (10% of overall mark)

Recommended readings A list of recommended readings and websites will be provided once applications have been accepted.

Academic Credit 3 USA Credits / 6 ECTS Credits Transcripts will be issued by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University for the appropriate academic credit.

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Introducing the NMMU NMMU is one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse universities in Southern Africa. The University empowers its students with top academic and internationally recognised qualifications including certificates, diplomas and degrees up to doctoral level to match students’ academic interests and career aspirations.

Where are we? With six campuses, the NMMU is the largest university in the Eastern and Southern Cape. Its main campus is situated on a private nature reserve in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth, on the south eastern coast of South Africa. Five of the NMMU’s six campuses are located across the city of Port Elizabeth, while the NMMU George Campus is situated on the famous Garden Route, midway between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town.

Making NMMU the most internationalised university in Africa The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) has become an increasingly popular study destination for international students with approximately 10% of our student body from countries across the world. Providing a world-class service to students, the NMMU has one of the best equipped international education facilities in South Africa with a stand-alone International Centre.

Our Short Programmes: Knowing the ‘Extras’ Accommodation Off-campus accommodation is arranged by ourselves, ensuring safe, comfortable conditions. Located within close proximity to the beachfront and university, students are housed two per room and share kitchenettes and bathrooms. Units are serviced once per week. Wi Fi access is available to students at an extra cost.

Health Insurance International Health Insurance cover must be obtained prior to entry into South Africa. Students must ensure that they will have medical cover for the full duration of their stay in South Africa.

Campus Facilities All students will be officially registered and will receive a student card which will allow them access to the University’s library facilities, as well as to the 24-hour computer lab on campus and various Wifi hotspots on campus. NMMU Short Programmes 15

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visit our website: international.nmmu.ac.za Tel: +27 (0) 41 504 2161, Fax: +27 (0) 41 504 2771, E-mail: international@nmmu.ac.za PO Box 77000, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, 6031, South Africa


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