For more information on course alignment, please review:
Blumberg, P. (2009). Maximizing Learning Through Course Alignment and Experience with Different Course Design Landing Page
Types of Knowledge. Innovative Higher Education, 2009, Volume 34, Number 2, Page 93 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10755-009-9095-2
For more details on Backwards Design principles, please consult:
Wiggins, G. P. & McTighe, J. (2005). Understanding by design. (2nd ed.). Alexandria, VI: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
For more details on Constructive Alignment, please refer to:
Biggs, J. 1996. Enhancing teaching through constructive alignment. Higher Education 32:347- 364.