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Module description - South Africa - Present and Past

ECTS 2.0
Level basic
Overview A general introduction to South Africa.
Other sub-themes may be developed during the module.

    Main themes:
  • geography;
  • politics, society and economy;
  • history, where it sheds light on the present state of the country

A theme running throughout the module is a comparison between Switzerland as a developed country, and South Africa as a developing country, to see where the differences lie. Other sub-themes may be developed during the module.
Learning objectives The students

  • learn basic facts about South Africa and its geographical situation

  • understand major socio-economic issues affecting South African society and politics
  • develop an understanding of the practical (and technical) challenges facing a developing country, and its engineers
Previous knowledge
  • Technical English 2 (ten2)
  • Exam format Certificate of completion
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