Actually I think that would work - and In fact I'd do it with 10 topics, each topic having the same set of 6 activities in them. Although this is not the optimal solution for my needs though.
Increassingly I have been using the AMIGO model for course design:
The idea with this model is to create several sets of learning modules, each being 7-14 days in length, that I can pick from to build a course. For one set of students I might use modules A, B, C, D, E, F, and G - and for a set of students in a related, but different graduate program, I might use modules A, B, C, D, J, K and L. And I might have upwards of 25 - 30 modules total. Each module has the same activities - roughly three web pages, 2 Fora, and one Journal. I guess I could build all thirty in one course, and then back up/restore, and delete the 20 I don't want. But if I had the luxury to ask for a perfect worl, I ask that I have a one button command to copy an entire topic/week to another place in the same course, or in another course entirely.
Thanks for your thoughts!