JWL academic programmes are at least one year/12 months long, yielding either a certificate or a degree.

BA Sustainable Development

Environmental and social crises are affecting populations across the globe on a massive scale, particularly in fragile, conflict and post-conflict regions. Environmental sustainability is key to the future of humanity and all have a role to play in turning the tide.

 

Course outcomes & delivery

The Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Development, accredited by XIM University (India), consists of 129.75 credits, 30 courses, two internships, and a final project.

 

The programme enables learners to:

 

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the development landscape at local, regional and global levels.
  • Acquire analytical and managerial skills to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate sustainable development programmes.
  • Set up business and social enterprises leading to sustainable development.
  • Act as stewards for protecting our common home.
  • Become leaders of peace and voices to foster hope for creating a more just and humane world.

 

The programme is a global one, with courses offered by two academic partners in addition to XIM University: Newman Institute (Sweden) and Hekima University College, Kenya. XIM University will award the BA in Sustainable Development degree to students who successfully complete all the courses in the programme.

 

The Certificate in Liberal Studies is a prerequisite for the BA in Sustainable Development.

XIM University
XIM University sees itself as a quality institute delivering quality management education to quality students from the world over. The identity of XIM is distinguished by its philosophy of ‘Inspiring Futures’ by not just walking the well-trodden path but striking out and exploring new paths.

Timeframe

3 years

Pre-STEM Certificate

Creighton University (USA) is the school of record for JWL’s Pre-STEM Certificate.  Students who complete this 30 credits course of study may then transfer them to Saint Louis University’s (USA) online Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies. The Pre-STEM Certificate combines liberal studies courses with an emphasis on math and science. These courses provide an excellent foundation for the challenges and opportunities that students will encounter in their personal and professional lives. Students learn to study within and across disciplines and to view the world and issues from different perspectives.

Through the study of courses in the Pre-STEM Certificate, students develop the following skills:

 

  • Complex problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Ethical thinking
  • Written and oral communication
  • Empathy
  • Collaboration

 

The Pre-STEM certificate  programme includes the following courses (11 courses/30 credits):

 

  • Bridge to Learning (0 credits)
  • Academic Writing
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Dynamic Algebra
  • Introduction to Physical Science
  • Ethics and the Human Person
  • Religions and Relations
  • Introduction to Political Thought
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Introduction to Astronomy
  • Introduction to Statistics

 

The definition of a credit hour is based on time spent in mentored learning activities that are directed toward student learning outcomes. All courses have designated learning outcomes. Three-credit hour courses require a minimum of 30 hours of mentored learning activities during an 8-weeks session.

 

Each course requires learners to complete individual studying, reading, and writing in addition to mentored learning activities, but these activities are not counted toward credit hours. For each course, a student is evaluated and graded by an academic professor to ensure our academic standards are upheld.

Creighton University
Creighton’s nine schools and colleges, which include multiple health sciences degree programs, deliver a powerful education and have partnerships with many international organizations such as JWL. Creighton is the first Jesuit university to offer online BA and BS scholarships for degree completion f

Timeframe

1 year

BA in General Studies

Through the BA in General Studies with a concentration in Computer Information Systems, participants gain knowledge in leadership and computer technology which are highly sought-after across multiple professional fields.

Course outcomes & delivery

This Bachelor’s programme, accredited by Saint Louis University, consists of 120 credits and includes a concentration in Computer Information Systems. Eligible graduates of the Certificate in Liberal Studies or Pre-STEM programme transfer 30 credits and obtain the remaining 90 credits over a period of three years.

 

The programme enables learners to:

 

  • Identify the political and non-political processes that make a difference in the civic life of our communities.
  • Analyse ideas, data and events to reach informed conclusions.
  • Explain how ethical perspectives apply in various social contexts, as well as integrate ideas and experiences across disciplines.
  • Analyse a problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences about technical information.
Saint Louis University
Saint Louis University — located in St. Louis, Missouri, with a campus in Madrid, Spain, is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. Founded in 1818, SLU is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment

Timeframe

3 years

Certificate in Liberal Studies

The Certificate in Liberal Studies, accredited by XIM University (India), is considered a foundational programme and a prerequisite for admission to the BA in Sustainable in Development. Liberal studies provide an excellent foundation for the challenges and opportunities that students will encounter in their personal and professional lives. Students learn to study within and across disciplines and to view the world and issues from different perspectives.

Through liberal studies, students develop the following skills:

  • Complex problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Ethical thinking
  • Written and oral communication
  • Empathy
  • Collaboration

 

The Certificate in Liberal Studies programme includes the following courses (11 courses/30 credits):

 

  • Bridge to Learning (0 credits)
  • Academic Writing
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Dynamic Algebra
  • Introduction to Physical Science
  • Ethics and the Human Person
  • Religions and Relations
  • Introduction to Political Thought
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Human Rights and Women's Rights
  • Introduction to Business

The definition of a credit hour is based on time spent in mentored learning activities that are directed toward student learning outcomes. All courses have designated learning outcomes. Three-credit hour courses require a minimum of 30 hours of mentored learning activities during an 8-week session.

 

Each course requires learners to complete individual studying, reading, and writing in addition to mentored learning activities, but these activities are not counted toward credit hours. For each course, a student is evaluated and graded by an academic professor to ensure our academic standard are upheld.

XIM University
XIM University sees itself as a quality institute delivering quality management education to quality students from the world over. The identity of XIM is distinguished by its philosophy of ‘Inspiring Futures’ by not just walking the well-trodden path but striking out and exploring new paths.

Timeframe

1 year