Undergraduate

Degrees

The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) is a generalist programme designed for the students’ acquisition of knowledge, skills and values, with the emphasis on preventive, pro-active and developmental approaches to social service delivery to individuals, groups and communities in accordance with developmental policy as outlined post 1994.

Structure/Composition of the curriculum

The curriculum shall consist of at least 32 semester modules as follows:

  • First year (a minimum of eight semester modules)
  • Second year (a minimum of eight semester modules)
  • Third year (a minimum of eight semester modules)
  • Fourth year (a minimum of eight semester modules)

Purpose of the programme

The purpose of the four year BSW professional qualification which serves as the driver of the core purpose of social work in South Africa, is to equip social workers with:

  • Skills to challenge structural sources of poverty, inequality, oppression, discrimination and exclusion.
  • Knowledge and understanding of human behaviour and social systems and the skills to intervene at the points where people interact with their environments in order to promote social well-being.
  • The ability and competence to assist and empower individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities to enhance their social functioning and their problem-solving capacities.
  • The ability to promote, restore, maintain and enhance the functioning of individuals, families, groups and communities by enabling them to accomplish tasks, prevent and alleviate distress and use resources effectively.
  • Understanding of and the ability to demonstrate social work values and the principles of human rights and social justice while interacting with and assisting the range of human diversity.
  • Understanding and ability to provide social work services towards protecting people who are vulnerable, at-risk and unable to protect themselves.
  • Knowledge and understanding of both the South African and the global welfare context and the ability to implement the social development approach in social work services.
  • Understanding of the major social needs, issues, policies and legislation in the South African social welfare context and the social worker’s role and contribution.
  • The skill to work effectively within teams, including social work teams, multi- and inter- disciplinary teams as well as multi-sectoral.

The above purpose is consistent with the core purposes of social work as identified in the Global Standards for the Education and Training of Social Work (adopted by the IASSW and IFSW in 2004) (Sewpaul & Jones, 2005), as reflected below:

  • Facilitate the inclusion of marginalized, socially excluded, dispossessed, vulnerable and at- risk groups of people.
  • Address and challenge barriers, inequalities and injustices that exist in society.
  • Form short and longer-term working relationships with and mobilize individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities to enhance their well-being and their problem-solving capacities.
  • Assist and educate people to obtain services and resources in their communities.
  • Formulate and implement policies and programmes that enhance people’s well-being, promote development and human rights, and promote collective social harmony and social stability, insofar as such stability does not violate human rights.
  • Encourage people to engage in advocacy with regard to pertinent local, national, regional and international aspects.

Exit Level Outcomes of The BSW programme

Policy & Legislation

  • Critically appraise social welfare and social work from a global, region(African) and nation perspective.
  • Critically appraise the current status and position of the social work profession within the South African welfare context.
  • Apply and uphold the basic values and principles enshrined in the Bill of Rights in the SA Constitution in relation to social work service delivery.
  • Elucidate national and local governance structures and the general laws and charters governing social welfare policy and social work services in South Africa.
  • Demonstrate understanding of how social policies and legislation on social issues impact on these issues and how to use legislation, ethically and accountably in order to protect and improve the quality of life of client systems from a social work perspective.
  • Demonstrate understanding of how social welfare policy and legislation are developed and influenced.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the roles and functions of the social worker within relevant statutory frameworks.
  • Identify how social security is used optimally for the benefit of client systems.

Intervention

  • Develop and maintain professional social work relationships with client systems.
  • Access clients social functioning.
  • Plan and implement appropriate social work interventions strategies and techniques at micro, mezzo and macro levels.
  • Access and utilise resources appropriate to client systems’ needs and strengths.
  • Evaluate the outcome of social work intervention strategies, techniques and processes.
  • Terminate social work intervention.
  • Negotiate and utilise contracts during social work intervention.
  • Demonstrate social work values while interacting with human diversity.
  • Appraise and implement the ethical principles and values of social work.
  • Work effectively with social workers and members of inter-sectoral and multi-and/or inter-disciplinary teams in social work service delivery.

Inequality and Social Inclusion

  • Identify, select and implement various techniques, methods and means of raising awareness, developing critical consciousness about the structural forces of oppression, exclusion and disempowerment and use such awareness to engage people as change agents.
  • Analyse human behaviour with regard to the intersections of race, class, culture, ethnicity, gender, differential abilities and sexual orientation.
  • Identify the influence of the relationship between socio-political and economic factors on social services.
  • Identify the purpose, functions and principles of social work within the social development paradigm.

Management, Administration and Supervision

  • Produce and maintain records of social work interventions, processes and outcomes.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the roles, functions, knowledge and skills for effective social work supervision and consultation.
  • Demonstrate understanding of roles, functions and characteristics of management and administration within the social service delivery.
  • Formulate a business plan for the funding to fund social services

Research

  • Use and plan social work research

Skills to be learned

  • Interviewing skills
  • Counselling skills
  • Communication skills
  • Report Writing skills
  • Research skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Human relations skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Administrative skills
  • Listening skills
  • Management skills
  • Planning skills
  • Policy formulation skills

Target group of students

  • The National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by Umalusi, with an achievement rating of four (50%) or higher in four (4) recognised NSC subjects with 26 credits and achievement rating 4 or higher in English.
  • Admission selection is done through the Central Applications Office (CAO) or some students who have registered with the University from other programmes who would like to modify and study social work.
  • Students shortlisted must attend selection interviews held in November.
  • Must have satisfied the Department during the interview and in the course of his/her study that she/he possesses the qualities required to train as a social worker.

Additional information relevant to the programme e.g. WIL, practicals, dress codes etc.

Rules

  • General rules of the Faculty of Arts app.
  • The curriculum shall extend over at least four years of study.

Departmental Policy on Work Integrated Learning

  • A student shall complete the practical work/service learning programme for the second, third and fourth year levels and shall hand in all reports as determined by the Head of Department.
  • A student who does not report at the school/community project/social welfare and social work agency where he/she is placed and does not produce satisfactory written justification for his/her absence, will not be considered to have met the requirements for the practical work programme.
  • A student who misses more than 3 days of Practical Work with no valid and satisfactory reason(s) will be disqualified and stopped from proceeding training in that year.
  • Students undergoing practical work must register with the South African Council for Social Service Professions as a student social worker in terms of the regulations made under the Social Service Professions Act, 1978.
  • No student will undertake 4th year practical work if he or she has outstanding first semester module(s) from previous year(s).
  • All students undergoing practical work from 2nd year to 4th year must be registered with the South African Council for Social Service Professions, a statutory body regulating the Code of Ethics for Social Workers, as a student social worker in terms of the regulations made under the Social Service Professions Act, 1978.

Dress Code

  • Students must dress appropriately and formal for practical work, in comfortable clothing which adequately covers the body all the time.

Ethical Rules and Code of Conduct

  • Students in practical settings are required to maintain a Professional Relationship with clients, colleagues and other Professionals at all.
  • Students are forbidden from engaging in sexual relationships with client. Any student who is found to be engaging in a sexual relationship with a client before the expiry period of 24 months will be PERMANENTLY discontinued from the BSW Training Programme and struck off the roll as a student Social Worker or future practicing Social Worker by the SACSSP.

Departmental Policy on Portfolio of Evidence

Social work students from level one to four are required to keep a portfolio of evidence of all the work done (and other recommended documents) in the Bachelor of Social Work Programme in order for them to fulfill the requirements for a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. BSW qualification will only be conferred once the student has satisfied the Department that she/he has submitted evidence as stipulated above.

Assessment of students’ work

The Department uses the University assessment policy. Four(4) assessments per semester to be administered by all lecturers within the department for theory modules. Continuous assessments are implemented by the department. Practical work is done through the submission of weekly reports, and there are no examinations for practical work modules, unless if practical work has been infused into a theory module

Teaching and learning within the department

The Department uses the University teaching and learning policy. Students should demonstrate understanding and integration of BSW exit level outcomes in their learning and practicum tasks. A variety of teaching and learning methods should be utilized.Lecturers should prepare and review study guides annually.

University Exclusion Policy

The Department also applies the exclusion policy if the need arises.

Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Department: Social Work
Degree (Designator): Bachelor of Social Work
Qualifier:  
Majors: Social Work
Abbreviation: BSW
Qualification Code (SAQA):  
UNIZULU Code: AWDEG1
EXIT NQF Level: 8
Admission Requirements:
  • The National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by Umalusi, with an achievement rating of four (50%) or higher in four (4) recognised NSC subjects with 26 credits and achievement rating 4 or higher in English.
  • Admission selection is done through the Central Applications Office (CAO) or some students who have registered with the University from other programmes who would like to modify and study social work.
  • Students shortlisted must attend selection interviews held in November.
Minimum Credits for Admission: 26 NSC points
Minimum duration of studies: 4 Years
Presentation mode of subjects: Day Classes
Intake for the qualification: January
Registration Cycle for the Subjects: January
Readmission: Subject to prior performance and current applicability of passed modules
Total credits to Graduate: 480

First Year

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ASWK111 Introduction to Social Welfare and Social Work 15 5 ASWK121 Y
ASWK121 Social Work Practice 1 15 5 ASWK111 Y
AENG121 Practical English 1A 15 5 N
APSY111 Introduction to Psychology 15 5 N
ASWK112 Introduction to Social Work Methods and Special Issues 15 5 ASWK121 ASWK122 Y
ASWK122 Social Work Practice 2 15 5 ASWK111 ASWK112 Y
AENG122 Practical English 1B 15 5 AENG121 N
ASGY122 Social Change and Development 15 5 ASGY111 N
  Total Credits: Level 1 120        

Second Year

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ASWK211 Social Group work with reference to activity 15 6 ASWK112 ASWK221 Y
ASWK221 Social Casework, Family and Childcare 15 6 ASWK122 ASWK211 Y
ASWK241 Theories of Social Work 15 6 ASWK122 ASWK221 Y
SCPS121 Computer Literacy 1 15 5 N
ASWK212 Cross-cultural understanding in professional practice 15 6 ASWK221 ASWK222 Y
ASWK222 Life Skills (Fieldwork Practice) 15 6 ASWK211 ASWK212 Y
APSY222 Developmental Psychology 15 6 APSY111 N
ASWK232 Substance Abuse from childhood to adulthood 15 6 ASWK222 Y
  Total Credits: Level 2 120        

Third Year

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ASWK311 Programme and Project Management (Community Development Practice) 15 7 ASWK222 ASWK321 Y
ASWK321 Preparation and Fieldwork Practice 1 15 7 ASWK221 & ASWK222 ASWK311 Y
ASWK341 Philosophy of social work and social ethics 15 7 ASWK221 ASWK321 Y
ACOR211 Crime Prevention 15 6 N
ASWK312 Social Development for Social Service Professions 15 7 ASWK311 ASWK332 Y
ASWK322 Research Methodology: Beginning Social Work Research 15 7 ASWK312 Y
ASWK332 Integrative Service Learning (Fieldwork Practice 2) 15 7 ASWK321 ASWK312 Y
CBMG302 Business Management 3B 15 7 N
  Total Credits: Level 3 120        

Fourth Year

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ASWK411 Fieldwork Instruction 1: Direct Practice with individuals     ASWK321 ASWK421 Y
ASWK421 Fieldwork Instruction 2: Direct Practice with groups and/or communities     ASWK222 & ASWK332 ASWK431 Y
ASWK431 Fieldwork Practice 3: Indirect practice: Agency Assessment     ASWK321 ASWK441 Y
ASWK441 Fieldwork 4: Indirect Practice: Practical Work Assessment     ASWK321 ASWK411 Y
ASWK412 HIV/AIDS Counselling     ASWK422 Y
ASWK422 Research Methodology: Guide for preparing a research document and production of a project of approximately 25 pages     ASWK322 ASWK432 Y
ASWK432 Management and Administration in Social Work     ASWK332 ASWK412 Y
ASWK442 Youth and Social Service (Social Policy)     ASWK312 ASWK422 Y
  Total Credits: Level 4 120        
  Total Credits for Degree 480        

BLIS will take four years consisting of 32 modules. The purpose of the qualification programme is to offer knowledge, skills and attitudes for professional information management and service in libraries, in particular, and in information centers in general. On completion of this degree programme the student can be admitted into a Master’s qualification programme.

Programme or exit level outcomes of the AIDEG2 degree are to equip students with:

  • Appropriate understanding and practical experience in the development, services, functions and the role of technologies used in libraries and information service.
  • Appropriate knowledge and skills in general, record, knowledge and inforprenueral management.
  • Appropriate knowledge and skills to identify, organise and retrieve information.
  • Appropriate knowledge of information behaviour and e
  • Digital literacy skills in Information Communication Technologies (ICTs), multimedia and library management.
  • Theoretical and practical research.
  • Information literacy and communication skills.

Work integrated learning (WIL)

Work-integrated learning by way of working in a public library for a three week period, as well as working in an academic library for 120 hours is a requirement for graduation.

Job opportunities including: information officer, communication officer, video and sound editor, knowledge manager, multimedia designer, web designer, network technician, computer technician, records centre manager, digital records manager and digital archivist. Or you could lecture Information Science after completing a post-graduate degree.

On completion of this degree programme the student can be admitted into a Master’s qualification programme.

Programme co-ordinator

Dr. T. Kalusopa
BALIS (UNZA), MSc.IS (Addis Ababa), PhD (UNISA)

Email: Kalusopat@unizilu.ac.za
Tel: +27(0)35 902 6878

Acting HOD:
Dr N.D. Evans
BSc (UPE), MA, Phd (Unizulu)

Email: EvansN@unziulu.ac.za
Tel: +27(0)35 902 6169

Composition of curriculum

The curriculum shall consist of all the prescribed modules and electives as specified.

Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Department: Information Studies
Degree (Designator): Bachelor of Library and Information Science
Qualifier:  
Majors: Library Science | Information Science
Abbreviation: BLIS
Qualification Code (SAQA): 8769
UNIZULU Code: AIDEG2
EXIT NQF Level: 8
Admission Requirements:
  • NSC with degree endorsement OR Matric Exemption and an achievement rating of 26 points.
  • English level 4.
Minimum Credits for Admission: 26 NSC points
Minimum duration of studies: 4 Years
Presentation mode of subjects: Day Classes
Intake for the qualification: January
Registration Cycle for the Subjects: January
Readmission: University regulations apply
Total credits to Graduate: 480

First Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AINF111 Information Science and Information Literacy 15 5 AINF112 Y
AINF141 Libraries and Information Centres 15 5 AINF122 Y
AINF131 Computer Literacy for Information Studies 1 15 5 AINF132 Y
AENG121 Practical English 1 A 15 5 AENG122 Y
OR            
AENG111 English 1 Part A: Language and Literature 15 5 AENG121 Y

First Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AINF112 Information Searching and Retrieval 15 5 Y
AINF122 Electronic Publishing 15 5 Y
AINF132 Computer Literacy for Information Studies 2 15 5 Y
AENG122 Practical English 1B 15 5 Y
OR            
AENG112 English 1 Part B: Language and Literature 15 5 Y

Second Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AINF211 Management Principles and Practices 15 6 AINF212 Y
AINF221 Information Seeking behaviour 15 6 AINF222 Y
  Elective 1     N
  Elective 3     N

Second Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AINF212 Knowledge Management 15 6 Y
AINF222 Records Management 15 6 Y
  Elective 2     N
  Elective 4     N

Third Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AINF331 Marketing principles and applications 15 7 AINF332 Y
AINF411 Experiential learning 15 8 AINF412 Y
  Elective 7     N
  Elective 9     N

Third Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AINF422 Advanced information retrieval, indexing and abstracting 15 8 Y
AINF412 Information ethics 15 8 Y
  Elective 8     N
  Elective 10     N

Electives for Bachelor in Library and Information Science

Elective 1  
AANT111 Intro to Anthropology
ACOM111 Communication Science 1
AENG211 English 2 Part A
AHIS111 History 1: Theory & Methods of History
PSY111 Intro to Psychology
ASGY111 Intro to Sociology
Elective 2  
AANT112 Culture & Society in Africa
ACOM112 Journalism 1
AENG212 English 2 Part B
AHIS112 History 1: South African History
APSY112 Applied Psychology 1&2
ASGY112 Industrial Societies
Elective 3  
AANT111 Intro to Anthropology
ACOM111 Communication Science 1
AINF241 Multimedia 1
AHIS111 History 1: Theory & Methods of History
APSY111 Intro to Psychology
ASGY111 Intro to Sociology
Elective 4  
AANT112 Culture & Society in Africa
ACOM112 Journalism 1
AINF242 Multimedia 2
AHIS112 History 1: South African History
APSY112 Applied Psychology 1&2
ASGY112 Industrial Societies
Elective 5  
AANT211 Health & Socio-cultural Context
ACOM211 Communication Science 2
APSY211 Social Psychology
AHIS211 19th & early 20th Century Europe 1
Elective 6  
AANT212 Understanding Families & Households
ACOM212 Public Relations 1 A
APSY212 Intro to Research Methodology
AHIS212 General Topics: 19th & early 20th Century SA
Elective 7  
AANT311 Applied Anthropology
ACOM311 Communication Science 3
AENG311 English 3 Part A
APSY321 Psychopathology
AHIS311 Archival Skills & intro to Cultural Muse
Elective 8  
AANT312 Research Methodology Plus Special Topic
ACOM312 Public Relations 2 A
AENG312 English 3 Part B
APSY322 Therapeutic Psychology
AHIS312 Colonial and Post independent Africa
Elective 9  
AANT321 Anthropology of the Media
ACOM321 Marketing & Advertising B
AENG321 English 3 Part C
APSY311 Research Methodology
AHIS321 The Zulu Monarchy and KZN leaders in retrospective
Elective 10  
AANT322 Development of Anthropological Thought
ACOM322 Journalism 2
AENG322 English 3 Part D
APSY312 Research Methodology
AHIS322 Totalitarian Regimes & the Nuclear Age

Description

Sociology offers two stream programmes i.e. Sociology and Industrial Sociology.

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (ASDEG1) and Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Sociology ASDEG2

Sociology is concerned with the way we live in the world, along with people and other species. Aspects of human social behavior are studied within the political, economic, social, cultural and religious context as they influence and affect the societal change at micro and macro structural levels. Sociology encourages critical and independent thinking and urges students to critique existing theoretical frameworks.

For the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (ASDEG1)

A general overview of Sociology is presented in Sociology at first, second and third year levels. This is particularly relevant for students who are interested in understanding sociological theories, social policy, social development, gender issues and analysing social problems.

Structure and Duration of the programmes

Both programmes mentioned above shall extend over a three (3) year period. The curriculum shall consist of at least 24 semester modules as follows:

  • First year (a minimum of eight semester modules)
  • Second year (a minimum of eight semester modules)
  • Third year (a minimum of eight semester modules)

A general overview of Industrial Sociology is presented in introductory sociology at first year level, and specific modules in this field are dealt with at second and third levels. This is particularly relevant for students who are interested in labor relations, human resource management, training and development.

First Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ASGY111 Introduction to Sociology 15 5 Y
ASGY121 Human Societies 15 5 Y
ASGY131 Social policy & policy implementation 15 5 Y
ASGY141 Service provisioning 15 5 Y
  Choose ONE elective      
  Total Credits: 60        

First Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ASGY112 Industrial Societies 15 5 ASGY111 Y
ASGY122 Social change & development 15 5 ASGY121 Y
ASGY132 Introduction to integrated rural
development
15 5 ASGY131 Y
ASGY142 Introduction to local Government 15 5 ASGY141 Y
  Choose ONE elective          
  Total Credits: 60        
  Total Year Credits: 120        

Second Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ASGY211 Advanced social policy & policy implementation 15 6 ASGY111
ASGY112
   
ASGY221 Sociological theories & social institutions 15 6 ASGY121
ASGY122
  Y
ASGY231
(APOL212)
Introduction to political sociology 15 6 ASGY131
ASGY132
  Y
ASGY241 Research methods 1 15 6 ASGY141
ASGY142
  Y
  Total Credits: 60        

Second Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ASGY 212 History of sociological thoughts and sociological theories 15 6 ASGY211 Y
ASGY222 Integrated rural development 15 6 ASGY221 Y
ASGY232 South African Local Government 15 6 ASGY231 Y
ASGY242 Research Methods 2 15 6 ASGY241 Y
  Total Credits: 60        
  Total Year Credits: 120        

Third Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ASGY311 Research Methods and Modern social problems 15 7 ASGY211
ASGY212
Y
ASGY321 Theories of development & social change 15 7 ASGY221
ASGY222
Y
ASGY331 Democracy & society 1 15 7 ASGY231
ASGY232
Y
ASGY341 Research Methods 3 15 7 ASGY241
ASGY242
Y
  Total Credits: 60        

Third Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ASGIY312 Statistical methods of research 15 7 ASGY311 Y
ASGI 322 Theories of development & social change 15 7 ASGY 321 Y
ASGY 332 Democracy & society 2 15 7 ASGY 331 Y
ASGY 342 Research Methods 4 15 7 ASGY 341 Y
  Total Credits: 60        
  Total Year Credits: 120        
  Total Degree Credits: 360        

The Department of Psychology offers extensive academic tertiary training in the discipline of Psychology. The purpose of the degree is to develop critical conceptual skills and an in-depth understanding of human behaviour in order to apply this knowledge in various contest.All students follow the foundational path in their first, second and third years with a major in Psychology. Students are taught knowledge and skills in preparing them to become effective and important role-players in the field.Our department offers undergraduate modules in psychology, leading to a major in the discipline, and postgraduate training leading to registration as a psychologist. After the initial three year BA degree and Honours degree, students may also apply for study towards various further degrees, whose main focus is on training students to register as psychologists with the Professional Board for Psychology of the Health Professions Council of South Africa; in any of the following categories:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Industrial Psychology

Structure/Composition of the curriculum

The curriculum shall consist of at least 24 semester modules as follows:

  • First year (a minimum of eight semester modules)
  • Second year (a minimum of eight semester modules)
  • Third year (a minimum of eight semester modules)

Rules

  • General rules of the Faculty of Arts apply.
  • Departmental rules apply.
  • Health Professions Council of South Africa rules also apply for postgrad students.
  • General rules for the University of Zululand apply.
  • The National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by Umalusi:
    • Matric full exemption
    • English HG A, B, C, or D symbol or 4, 5, 6 or 7 points
    • At least one science subject (Biology, Physics, Physiology or Mathematics (HG or SG) and an A, B, C or D symbol or 4, 5, 6 or 7 points.
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Department: Psychology
Degree (Designator): Bachelor of Arts
Qualifier:  
Majors: Psychology
Abbreviation: BA
Qualification Code (SAQA):  
UNIZULU Code:  
EXIT NQF Level: 7
Admission Requirements:

The National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by Umalusi:

  • Matric full exemption
  • English HG A, B, C, or D symbol or 4, 5, 6 or 7 points
  • At least one science subject (Biology, Physics, Physiology or Mathematics (HG or SG) and an A, B,
    C or D symbol or 4, 5, 6 or 7 points)
Minimum Credits for Admission: 26 NSC points
Minimum duration of studies: 3 Years
Presentation mode of subjects: Day Classes
Intake for the qualification: January
Registration Cycle for the Subjects: January
Readmission: Subject to prior performance and current applicability of passed modules
Total credits to Graduate: 360

First Year

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
APSY111 Introduction to Psychology 15 5 APSY112 Y
  Second Major 15 5     Y
  Minor 15 5     Y
SCPS121
or
AENG121
Computer Literacy 1
or
Practical English A
15 5     N
APSY112 Applied Psychology 15 5 APSY111   Y
  Second Major 15 5     Y
  Minor 15 5     Y
SCPS122
or
AENG122
Computer Literacy 2
or
Practical English B
  5     N
  Total Credits: Level 1 120        

Second Year

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
APSY221
or
APSY211
Personality Psychology
or
Social Psychology
15 6 APSY111
&
APSY112
Y
  Second Major 15 6 Y
  Minor 15 6 Y
ASGI211
or
APHP221
Industrial relations
or
Political Philosophy
15 5 N
APSY222
or
APSY232
Developmental Psychology
or
Gender Studies & HIV/AIDS
15 6 APSY111
&
APSY112
Y
  Second Major 15 6 Y
  Minor 15 6 Y
ASGI212
or
APHP221
Labour Arbitration
or
Political Philosophy
15 5 N
  Total Credits: Level 2 120        

Third Year

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
APSY321 Psychopathology 15 7 APSY111
&
APSY112
Y
APSY331 Psychological Assessment 15 7 APSY111
&
PSY112
Y
  Second Major 15 7 Y
  Second Major 15 7 Y
APSY322 Therapeutic Psychology 15 7 APSY111
&
APSY112
Y
APSY332 Counselling Psychology 15 7 APSY111
&
APSY112
Y
  Second Major 15 7 Y
  Second Major 15 7 Y
  Total Credits: Level 3 120        
  Total Credits for Degree 360        
The Department of Political and International Studies (POLIS) offers a Major, up to third year level.

 

YEAR SUBJECTS SUBJECTS
Year 1 1POL111: Introduction to Political Science 1POL112: Introduction to South African Politics
Year 1 1POL121: African Political Thought 1POL122: Introduction To International
Organizations
Year 1 1POL131: Introduction to International
Development
1POL132: Theory & Practice of Gender Politics
in Africa
Year 2 1POL211: Introduction to International
Relations
1POL212: Introduction to Political Sociology
Year 2 1POL221: Politics & Public Policy In
Southern Africa
1POL222: Themes in Contemporary Middle East
Politics
Year 2 1POL231: African Politics &
Development
1POL222: Themes in Contemporary Middle East
Politics
Year 3 1POL311: Foreign Policy Analysis 1POL312: Geopolitics
Year 3 1POL321: Comparative Politics
(Africa)
1POL322/APOL322: Introduction to Political
Enquiry and Research
Year 3 1POL331: Public Policy Analysis 1POL332: Themes In Conflict Transformation
Year 3 1POL341: Policy Papers On South
African Affairs
1POL341: Policy Papers On Global Affairse

Bachelor of Arts In Philosophy (ABDEG1)

Description

The BA Degree with Philosophy as a major is a three year degree. The purpose of the Philosophy Major is to prepare future African philosophers ready to become active role-players in a variety of environments requiring critical thinking skills. Students will be equipped with transferable critical thinking skills, appropriate to the current African employment context, informed about the latest developments in the fields of philosophy and applied ethics, and involved in the process of knowledge generation through research in philosophy and applied ethics, and knowledge dissemination through research publications and scholarly debates at national and international levels. Students who complete the Degree with Philosophy as a Major will be qualified to take positions at academic institutions as well as positions requiring critical thinking skills in management, politics, administration, banking, journalism, education or social work.

Vision

A dynamic philosophy department based at a comprehensive university that, through its unique approach, provides for the development of critical thinking skills relevant to students and community.

Mission

  • To provide access to students from diverse backgrounds to a challenging but supportive teaching and learning environment;
  • To train students in transferable critical thinking skills, appropriate to the current African employment context;
  • To keep students informed about the latest developments in the fields of philosophy and applied ethics;
  • To involve students in the process of both knowledge generation through research in philosophy and applied ethics, and knowledge dissemination through research publications and scholarly debates at national and international level.

Structure of the Curriculum

The Bachelor of Arts Degree requires 24 semester modules, 8 modules per semester, as described under ABDEG1. The structure of the Philosophy Major is as follows:

  • First year (two semester modules)
  • Second year (two semester modules)
  • Third year (four semester modules)
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Department: Philosophy and Applied Ethics
Degree (Designator): Bachelor of Arts
Qualifier:  
Majors: Philosophy | One other major
Abbreviation: BA
Qualification Code (SAQA):  
UNIZULU Code: ABDEG1
EXIT NQF Level: 7
Admission Requirements: Faculty Admission requirements apply.
Minimum Credits for Admission: 26 NSC points
Minimum duration of studies: 3 Years
Presentation mode of subjects: Day Classes
Intake for the qualification: January
Registration Cycle for the Subjects: January
Readmission: Subject to prior performance and current applicability of passed modules
Total credits to Graduate: 360

First Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
APHP111 Applied Philosophical Reasoning One 15 5 Y

First Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
APHP112 Applied Philosophical Reasoning Two 15 5 Y
  Year One Credits Towards ABDEG1: 30        

Second Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
APHP211 Political Philosophy 15 6 APHP112 Y

Second Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
APHP212 Knowledge and Scepticism 15 6 APHP111 Y
  Year Two Credits Towards ABDEG1: 30        

Third Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
APHP311 Phenomenology and Existentialism 15 7 APHP211
APHP212
Y
APHP321 Philosophical Ethics One 15 7 APHP211
APHP212
Y

Third Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
APHP312 Philosophy and Language 15 7 APHP211
APHP212
Y
APHP322 Philosophical Ethics Two 15 7 APHP211
APHP212
Y
  Year Three Credits Towards ABDEG1: 60        

Credits

PHILOSOPHY CREDITS TOWARDS ABDEG1

120

SECOND MAJOR CREDITS TOWARDS ABDEG1

120

OTHER SUBJECTS CREDITS TOWARDS ABDEG1

120

TOTAL CREDITS – ABDEG1

360

A student taking African Languages as a major will do aspects of language based on modern and scientific trends of language analysis. With this qualification learners become competent language specialists. They enter language professions and become terminologists, lexicographers, translators, interpreters, journalists, television and radio announcers. Topped up with a relevant diploma they can qualify as educators.

First Year

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AZUL151 Sounds, Words and their Dynamics (A) (IsiZulu) 15 5 Y
AZUL152 Translation, Interpretation, Traditional and Modern Literature (IsiZulu) 15 5 Y

Second Year

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AZUL241 Sounds, Words and their Dynamics (B), Terminology and Lexicography (IsiXhosa) 15 6 Y
AZUL242 Translation, Sociolinguistics, Heritage and Literature (IsiZulu) 15 6 Y

Third Year

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AZUL331 Sounds, Words and their Dynamics (C) and Semantics (SiSwati) 15 7 Y
AZUL321 Understanding a Novel, Short Stories and Essays in IsiZulu 15 7 Y
AZUL332 IsiNtu linguistics, Heritage and Introduction to Research (IsiZulu) 15 7 Y
AZUL342 Understanding of Drama and Poetry (IsiZulu) 15 7 Y

BA (IS) will take a duration of three years and at least 24 modules. The purpose of the programme is to offer the student knowledge, skills and attitudes for information and knowledge management and is aimed at jobs in the broad information field both within public and corporate organizations.

Programme or exit level outcomes of the AIDEG1 degree are to equip students with:

  • Digital literacy skills in Information Communication Technologies (ICTs), multimedia and computer network
  • Appropriate knowledge and skills to identify, organise and retrieve information.
  • Appropriate knowledge of information behaviour and collection development in a variety of information centre
  • Appropriate knowledge and skills in general and inforprenueral management
  • Theoretical research
  • Information literacy and communication skills

On completion of this programme the student can be admitted to an Honours degree programme or its equivalent

Work integrated learning (WIL)

Work experience focuses on three areas choosing from: computer assembly troubleshooting and repairs, networking, Practical Information Services Environment, and Management. Students will select their areas of choice in consultation with the Department. Students are expected to spend three weeks in the WIL programme in a work environment of their choice during their final year.

Job opportunities including: information officer, communication officer, video and sound editor, knowledge manager, multimedia designer, web designer, network technician, computer technician, records centre manager, digital records manager and digital archivist. Or you could lecture Information Science after completing a post-graduate degree.

On completion of this programme the student can be admitted to an Honours degree programme or its equivalent

General Rules

Programme co-ordinator:

Dr. T. Kalusopa, BALIS (UNZA), MSc.IS (Addis Ababa), PhD (UNISA)
Email: Kalusopat@unizilu.ac.za
Tel: +27(0)35 902 6878

Acting HOD: Dr N.D. Evans BSc (UPE), MA, Phd (Unizulu)
Email: EvansN@unziulu.ac.za
Tel: +27(0)35 902 6169

Composition of curriculum

The curriculum shall consist of all the prescribed modules and electives as specified.

Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Department: Information Studies
Degree (Designator): Bachelor of Arts
Qualifier: Information Science
Majors: Information Science | Library Science
Abbreviation: BA (Information Science)
Qualification Code (SAQA): 62482
UNIZULU Code: AIDEG1
EXIT NQF Level: 7
Admission Requirements:
  • NSC with degree endorsement OR Matric Exemption and an achievement rating of 26 points
  • English level 4
Minimum Credits for Admission: 26 NSC points
Minimum duration of studies: 3 Years
Presentation mode of subjects: Full Time
Intake for the qualification: January
Registration Cycle for the Subjects: January
Readmission:  
Total credits to Graduate: 360

First Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AINF111 Information Science and Information Literacy 15 5 AINF112 Y
AINF121 Computer Mediated Communication 15 5 AINF122 Y
AINF131 Computer Literacy for Information Studies 1 15 5 AINF132 Y
AENG121 Practical English 1 A 15 5 AENG122 Y
OR            
AENG111 English 1 Part A: Language and Literature 15 5 AENG121 Y

First Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AINF112 Information Searching and Retrieval 15 5 Y
AINF122 Electronic Publishing 15 5 Y
AINF132 Computer Literacy for Information Studies 2 15 5 Y
AENG122 Practical English 1B 15 5 Y
OR            
AENG112 English 1 Part B: Language and Literature 15 5 Y

Second Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AINF211 Management Principles and Practices 15 6 AINF212 Y
AINF221 Information Seeking behaviour 15 6 AINF222 Y
  Elective 1     N
  Elective 3     N

Second Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AINF212 Knowledge Management 15 6 Y
AINF222 Records Management 15 6 Y
  Elective 2     N
  Elective 4     N

Third Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AINF311 Research Methodology 15 7 Y
AINF321 Information Retrieval I 15 7 Y
AINF331 Marketing principles and applications 15 7 Y
  Elective 5     N

Third Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AINF312 Information Ethics and Infopreneurship 15 7 Y
AINF322 Information Retrieval II 15 7 Y
AINF332 Informetrics 15 7 Y
  Elective 6     N

German is a global language of science, business, trade, culture and modern communication. On the internet, in science and research publications it is one of the most important languages. The knowledge of German, the language of one of South Africa’s most important trading partners, is an important career enhancing factor for South African students, especially in the fields of business, trade and tourism. German is also vital for international and diplomatic relations, and several students of the University of Zululand have received scholarships in the past through the German Department to attend Courses in Germany.

Undergraduate German Programme

The German Department does not offer an independent programme at undergraduate level. The modules that it offers form part of the following programmes and may be taken as major or as elective modules:

BA (ABDEG1)
B Tourism – ARDEG1 (elective module);
B Consumer Science – Hospitality and Tourism SBSC56 (compulsory module) Diploma in Hospitality Management SDIP02, modules AGHM111/112

Rules:

  • General rules of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences apply.
  • No prior knowledge of German is necessary to register for the first year module “Beginners German 1”.
  • All undergraduate modules are linked and must be taken in sequence.
  • Students with prior knowledge of German (e.g. German as home language or at matric level) may be admitted to a linked module at any level, provided that they can demonstrate that they fulfill the requirements of such a module – e.g. by passing a test set by the German Department.

First Year

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AGER111 Beginner’s German 1 15 5 Y (for SBSC56)
N (other programme)
AGER112 Beginner’s German 2 15 5 AGER111 Y

Second Year

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AGER211 Intermediate German 1 15 6 AGER112 Y
AGER212 Intermediate German 2 15 6 AGER211 Y

Third Year

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AGER311 Advanced German Language 1 15 7 AGER212 AGER321 N
AGER321 German Literature and Culture 1 15 7 AGER212 AGER311 N
AGER312 Advanced German Language 2 15 7 AGER311 AGER322 N
AGER322 German Literature and Culture 2 15 7 AGER321 AGER312 N

The Department of General Linguistics & Modern Languages does not offer an independent degree programme at undergraduate level. The modules offered only form part of the BA Degree.

Our focus in General Linguistics is the scientific study of language which is aimed at equipping students with knowledge about language structure; word formation; first and second language learning; meaning in language; etc.

First Year

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AGEN111 Writing & Oral Communication Skills 15 5 Y
  Second Major 15 5     Y
  Minor 15 5     N
  Elective 1 or Second Minor 15 5     N
AGEN112 ApAn Introduction to Language 15 5 AGEN111   Y
  Second Major 15 5     Y
  Minor 15 5     N
  Elective 1 or Second Minor 15 5     N
  Total Credits: Level 1 120        

Second Year

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AGEN211 An Introduction to Morphology & Syntax 15 6 AGEN112 Y
  Second Major 15 6 Y
  Minor 15 6 N
  Elective 2 (1st Year Level) or Minor 2 (2nd Year Level) 15 5/6 N
AGEN212 Language & Learning 15 6 AGEN211 Y
  Major 15 6 Y
  Minor 15 6 N
  Elective 2 (1st Year level) or Minor 2 (2nd Year level) 15 15 5/6 N
  Total Credits: Level 2 120        

Third Year

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AGEN311 Language Policy & Language Planning 15 7 AGEN212 AGEN321 Y
AGEN321 Language & Culture 15 7 AGEN212 AGEN311 Y
  Major 2 15 7 N
  Major 2 15 7 N
AGEN312 Language Diversity in SA & in the Global Context 15 7 AGEN311 AGEN322 Y
AGEN322 Translation Studies 15 7 AGEN321 AGEN312 Y
  Major 2 15 7 N
  Major 2 15 7 N
  Total Credits: Level 3 120        
  Total Credits for Degree 360        

Purpose of the programme

This qualification is aimed at producing graduates who will provide guidance to developers on environmental issues relating to development. The qualification leads from a foundation in the social sciences, development studies and geographical sciences and is followed by sound grounding in all aspects of environmental planning. With this qualification, learners will be qualified to enter the field of environmental planning at a technical level, but are recommended to continue their studies at honours level in the discipline of geography or development studies.

Employment opportunities

The person who obtained this degree can work as Environmental Officer at various Government Departments which deals with environmental issues, non-governmental organisation, private companies, environmental organisations, nature conservation institutions and also municipalities. The people who are interested in teaching geography can study for a postgraduate teaching diploma after this degree.

Entrepreneurial opportunities

The people with entrepreneurial interest can establish their business which will assist in doing the environmental impact assessments for government and private sector.

Vertical articulation for higher degree studies

The people who have obtained this degree can pursue BA Honours in Geography or BA Honours in Development Studies. Those who are interested to pursue careers in teaching geography can register for Postgraduate Diploma in the Faculty of Education.

Horizontal articulation with other qualifications
This degree requires students to do majors in geography and Development Studies. The students can switch their academic programme to BA Development Studies at second year level. The switch will require them to add one more year in their studies because they are required to add another major course in Public Administration.

Contact details for inquiries

Programme coordinator:
Mrs NP Ndimande
B Paed (Geography), BA (Hons) (Geography), MSc (Geography)
Email: NdimandeN@unizulu.ac.za
Tel: 035 9026331.

Head of Department:
Mr AT Mthembu
B Paed (Geography), BA (Hons) (Geography), MA (Geography)
Email: MthembuA@unizulu.ac.za
Tel: 035 9026329.

Programme grid structure

FACULTY FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURE
DEPARTMENTS: Geography
Degree (Designator) Bachelor of Arts Environmental Planning and Development
Qualifier  
MAJORS Geography
Abbreviation BA
Qualification Code (SAQF)
UNIZULU Code SGBA01
EXIT NQF LEVEL 7
Admission Requirements Pass of at least 50% (level 4) in English
Admission Requirements Pass of at least 50% (level 4) in Geography
Minimum Credits for Admission National Senior Certificate With Degree Endorsement And with 26 NSC points
Minimum duration of studies 3 YEARS
Presentation mode of subjects: DAY CLASSES
Intake for the qualification: JANUARY
Registration Cycle for the subjects: JANUARY
Readmission: Subject to prior performance and current applicability of passed modules
Total credits to Graduate: 360

First Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
SGES111 Introduction to Physical and Environmental Geography 15 5  
ADEV111 NGO Sector, Development and Underdevelopment 15 5  
ARTO111 Introduction to Tourism 15 5  
AENG121 Practical English 1 Part A 15 5  

First Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
SGES112 Introduction to Human Geography 15 6  
ADEV112 Community Project Development and Facilitation 15 6  
ARTO112 Business Tourism and Entrepreneurship 15 6  
AENG122 Practical English 1 Part B 15 6  
  Total Credits: Level 1 120        

Second Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
SGES211 Global Landforms and Cartography 15 6 SGES111  
ADEV221 Integrated Development – Planning and Local Economic Development 15 6  
ADEV211 Development Concepts: Economic and Social 15 6  
ARTO211 Tourism Marketing A 15 6  
SSTT111 Elementary Statistics for Science Students 15 5  

Second Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
SGES212 Demographics, Health and Sustainable Development 15 6 SGES112  

Choose ONE Elective

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ADEV222 Integrated Rural Development 15 6      
  or          
ADEV212 Population Studies and SA Population Policy 15 6      
ARTO212 Tourism Marketing B 15 6      
  or          
SCPS122 Computer Literacy II 15 5      
SHYD222 Geographical Info Systems 15 6   SGES211  
  TOTAL 120        

Third Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
SGES311 Urban Environment and Recreation Planning 15 7 SGES212    
SGES331 Land Use and Natural Resource Management 15 7 SGES211    
ADEV311 Integrated Urban Development 15 7      
ADEV321 Industry and Development 15 7      

Third Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
SGES312 Environmental Management 15 7 SGES211  
SGES322 Environmental Fieldwork and Research 15 7 SGES211 and SGES212  
ADEV312 Project Management and Evaluation 15 7  
ADEV322 Research Methodology 15 7  
  Total Credits:  120        

The Department of English contributes to many programmes and also offers a major in the BA Degree. For students enrolled in programmes that need English modules to improve students’ language skills, Practical English modules are offered at first-year level.

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AENG121 Practical English 1 A
This module introduces students to the basic skills required for academic reading and writing. Study material will be selected for relevance to the student’s specific programme of study
15 5  
AENG122 Practical English 1 B
This module will develop the reading and writing skills introduced in AENG121. Study material will be relevant to the student’s specific programme.
15 5  

A student who achieves 60% overall for AENG121 and AENG122 may progress to second-year English on condition he or she undertakes a prescribed course of extra reading which will be assessed orally during the first semester of English II.In order to enrol for the first-year English language and literature modules, AENG111 and AENG112, a student must have achieved at least 50% for English as a first additional language in Matric. These modules comprise the first year of a major or minor in English in the BA Degree. They are also required by students enrolled in the B Tourism degree (ARDEG1) and are electives for students in the BA in Correctional Studies (AJDEG2). Students enrolled in the B Ed degree in the Faculty of Education may also take some or all of these modules, since they comprise suitable content for future teachers of English, provided that they follow the rules of progression spelt out under Condition 7 of the BA Degree, and reiterated under NB below.

First Year

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AENG111 English 1 Part A
This module introduces students to the basic features of literary genres as well making them aware of some of the features of the English language and developing their reading and writing skills to an academic level.
15 5  
AENG112 English 1 Part B
This module develops and builds upon the knowledge and skills gained in AENG111, exposing students to slightly more complex literature and language features.
15 5  

Second Year

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AENG211 English 2 Part A
This module will advance students’ skills in academic reading and writing. It will focus on the contexts of English literature as well as on relevant texts from all four main literary genres and will further develop students’ skills in argument and interpretation. The module will also focus on the aspect of English language that deals with Morphology.
15 6  
AENG212 English 2 Part B
Building on AENG211, this module will continue to focus on the contexts and texts of English literature in order to further develop students’ skills in argument and interpretation. The module will further introduce students to Syntax: the structure of the English language.
15 6  

Third Year

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AENG311 English 3 Part A
The module will provide an introduction to the study of English semantics, or the study of meaning at word and sentence levels. It will also introduce pragmatics which is language in use.
15 7  
AENG321 English 3 Part C
This module will provide a historical and theoretical introduction to examples of a range of 19th – century English novels, and to examples of Romantic and Victorian poetry.
15 7  
AENG312 English 3 Part B
The module will examine English syntax, the branch of language studies that deals with the grammatical arrangement of words and sentence structure. Theories of grammar such as Structural and Generative grammars will be covered.
15 7  
AENG322 English 3 Part D
This module will provide a historical and theoretical introduction to examples of 20th – century poetry, drama and fiction in English including African, Southern African and American literature.
15 7  

NB: Students may not normally proceed to the second semester at any year level without having completed the first semester. Moreover, without explicit permission from the Head of Department, students may not enroll for second-year English modules until they have passed two first-year modules; and they may not enroll for third-year modules until they have passed two second-year modules.

NQF Level 7

The great merit of this degree is its versatility. Everyone who graduates with a Dual Major BA will automatically be qualified for more than one career. The first career options will depend on the nature of the two major subjects chosen. A student who chooses two language majors will be qualified for a career as a translator, writer, publisher, editor or language practitioner. Communication science will prepare a person to go into public relations, journalism or advertising. History will open up the field of heritage, enabling careers such as museum curator, archivist and historian. Political Science will qualify a person to work in many different departments and organizations of government or to become a political analyst, consultant or researcher. Selections in psychology, philosophy, political science, sociology, tourism and information studies will allow entry into these subjects’ own specialized fields. Moreover, students enrolled in the Dual Major BA may take at least two teaching subjects to at least second-year level which will, after graduation have an opportunity of pursuing a career in teaching. (A one-year PGCE offered in the Faculty of Education to become fully qualified as teachers.) And, of course, any combination of majors in this degree can lead to an academic career for a student who achieves the requisite marks to progress to an Honours degree and then continues from Honours to Master’s and, eventually, to the level of Doctorate.

Conditions:

  • From the lists below, you need to choose two major subjects and either one or two minor subje At least two out of these subjects must be teaching subjects – if you wish to do PGCE after graduation. You will progress in all of these subjects from first year to second year (two modules per year per subject at each level). You will then progress in your two major subjects to third year, at which level you will take four modules in each of your majors.
  • In order to graduate with a Dual Major BA, you must pass 24 semester modules altogether, with a minimum requirement of at least 8 first-year-level modules, 6 second-year-level modules and 8 third-year-level module The other two modules (the second-year elective) can be taken either at first-year or at second-year level.
  • You must include at least Level 1 of ANY language offered in the Faculty of Arts – semester one and two modules of the chosen language. In case you choose English it should either be AENG111 and AENG112 OR AENG121 and AENG122, NOT BOTH).
  • You may take two semester modules of an elective such as computer applications in the first year.
  • You may take two semester modules of an elective in second year. This elective may be at first- year level in one of the subjects available to Dual Major BA students which you have not chosen as a major or a minor subje Alternatively, all of the subjects taken in second year may comprise the second year of subjects that you took in first year. In this situation, your degree will include only major and minor subjects, with no electives at all.
  • If Psychology is one of your major subjects, please note that at second year level your chose either: APSY211 – Social Psychology and APSY222 – Developmental Psychology OR APSY 221 – Personality Psychology and APSY222- Developmental Psychology.
  • Student numbers and timetable restrictions may prevent some combinations of major and minor subjects from being offered in some years
    Would-be teachers need to do a PGCE in an education faculty once they have completed this degree (Consult the Faculty of Education for their Entry requirements into the PGCE programme).
  • In order to progress to the second year from the first year, and to the third year from the second year, in any subject, both semester modules of the earlier year for that subject must be passed, unless special permission is obtained from the relevant head(s) of department

Teaching Subjects

  • Afrikaans
  • Drama English
  • Geography
  • History
  • IsiZulu
  • Psychology
  • SiSwati
  • Tourism

Non-Teaching Subjects

  • Anthropology Communication Science
  • Computer Applications (1st-year only)
  • General Linguistics German Information Science Library Science Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

Year 1

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2
Major 1 (1st-year level, semester 1) Major 1 (1st-year level, semester 2)
Major 2 (1st-year level, semester 1) Major 2 (1st-year level, semester 2)
Minor 1 (1st-year level, semester 1) Minor 1 (1st-year level, semester 2)
Elective 1 (1st-year level, semester 1) Elective 1 (1st-year level, semester 2)

Year 2

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2
Major 1 (2nd-year level, semester 1) Major 1 (2nd-year level, semester 2)
Major 2 (2nd-year level, semester 1) Major 2 (2nd-year level, semester 2)
Minor 1 (2nd-year level, semester 1) Minor 1 (2nd-year level, semester 2)
Elective 2 (1st-year level, semester 1) Elective 2 (1st-year level, semester 2)
or or
Minor 2 (2nd-year level, semester 1) Minor 2 (2nd-year level, semester 2)

Year 3

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2
Major 1 (3rd-year level, semester 1a) Major 1 (3rd-year level, semester 2a)
Major 1 (3rd-year level, semester 1b) Major 1 (3rd-year level, semester 2b)
Major 2 (3rd-year level, semester 1a) Major 2 (3rd-year level, semester 2a)
Major 2 (3rd-year level, semester 1b) Major 2 (3rd-year level, semester 2b)

Elective Subject Options

These modules are possible options for Elective 1 or Elective 2. They do not form part of a Major or Minor subject since they do not normally lead on to a second year in the same discipline. Please note that the first-year modules of any of the subjects offered as Majors in this degree may also be used as Electives.

Computer  Applications

Year 1 SCPS121: Computer Literacy 1 SCPS122: Computer Literacy 2
Practical English

(CREDIT WILL NOT BE GIVEN FOR BOTH PRACTICAL ENGLISH AND FIRST YEAR ENGLISH)

Year 1 AENG121: Practical English 1 A AENG122: Practical English 1  B

Major Subject Grids

If the subject is taken as an Elective, only the Year 1 modules will be required. If the subject is a Minor, both the Year 1 and the Year 2 modules will be required. If it is taken as a Major, the Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 modules will be required.

Afrikaans

Year 1 AAFR111: Practical Afrikaans AAFR112: Practical Afrikaans & Literature
Year 2 AAFR211: Afrikaans Morphology & Lexicography AAFR212: Afrikaans Prose & Drama
Year 3 AAFR311: Advanced Afrikaans Prose & Drama AAFR312: Afrikaans Syntax & Phonology
Year 3 AAFR321: Afrikaans Poetry AAFR322: Historical & Social Dynamics of Afrikaans

Anthropology

Year 1 AANT111: Intro to Anthropology AANT112: Culture & Society in Africa
Year 2 AANT211: Health & Socio-cultural Context AANT212: Understanding Families & Households
Year 3 AANT311: Applied Anthropology AANT312: Research Methodology Plus Special Topic
Year 3 AANT321: Anthropology of the Media AANT322: Development of Anthropological Thought

Communication Science

Year 1 ACOM111: Communication Science 1 ACOM112: Journalism 1
Year 2 ACOM211: Communication Science 2 ACOM212: Public Relations 1 A OR ACOM232: Media Studies 1A
Year 3 ACOM311: Communication Science 3 ACOM312: Public Relations 2 A OR ACOM342: Media Studies 2A
Year 3 ACOM321: Marketing & Advertising B ACOM322: Journalism 2

Drama

Year 1 APVA111: Intro to Drama & Theatre Studies APVA112: Drama & Theatre Studies
Year 2 APVA211: Advanced Acting 1 APVA212: Advanced Acting  2
Year 3 APVA311: Theatre Performance 1 APVA312: Theatre Performance 2
Year 3 APVA321: Directing 1 APVA322: Directing 2

English (Prerequisite: 50% in English—1st Additional Subject—in NSC)

Year 1 AENG111: English 1 Part A AENG112: English 1 Part B
Year 2 AENG211: English 2 Part A AENG212: English 2 Part B
Year 3 AENG311: English 3 Part A AENG312: English 3 Part B
Year 3 AENG321: English 3 Part C AENG322: English 3 Part D

General Linguistics

Year 1 AGEN111: Writing & Oral Communication Skills AGEN112: Intro to Language
Year 2 AGEN211: Intro to Morphology & Syntax AGEN212: Language & Learning
Year 3 AGEN311: Language Policy & Language Planning AGEN312: Language Diversity in SA & in the Global Context
Year 3 AGEN321: Language and Culture AGEN322: Translation studies

Geography

Year 1 SGES111: Introduction to Physical and Environmental Geography SGES112: Introduction to Human Geography
Year 2 SGES211: Global Landforms and Cartography SGES212: Demographics, Health and Sustainable Development
Year 3 SGES311: Urban Environment and Recreation Planning SGES312: Environmental Management
Year 3 SGES331: Land Use and Natural Resource Management SGES322: Environmental Fieldwork and Research

German

Year 1 AGER111: Beginners’ German 1 AGER: Beginners’ German 2
Year 2 AGER211: Intermediate German 2 AGER212: Intermediate German 2
Year 3 AGER311: Advanced German Language 1 AGER312: Advanced German Language 2
Year 3 AGER321: German Literature & Culture 1 AGER322 German Literature & Culture 2

History

Year 1 AHIS111: Theory & Methods of History AHIS112: South African History
Year 2 AHIS211: 19th & 20th Century Europe 1 AHIS212: 19th & 20th Century History 2
Year 3 AHIS311: Archival Skills etc. AHIS312: Colonial & Post Independent Africa
Year 3 AHIS321: Zulu Monarchy & KZN Leaders in Retrospect  AHIS322: Totalitarian Regimes & the Nuclear Age

IsiZulu

Year 1 AZUL151: Sounds, Words etc. A AZUL152: Translation, Interpreting etc.
Year 2 AZUL241: Sounds, Words etc B AZUL242: Translation, Sociolinguistics etc
Year 3 AZUL331: Sounds, Words etc C AZUL332: IsiNtu Linguistics etc
Year 3 AZUL321: Understanding a Novel etc AZUL342: Understanding Drama etc

SiSwati

Year 1 ASWA151: Sounds, Words etc. A ASWA152: Translation, Interpreting etc.
Year 2 ASWA241: Sounds, Words etc B ASWA242: Translation, Sociolinguistics etc
Year 3 ASWA331: Sounds, Words etc C ASWA332: IsiNtu Linguistics etc
Year 3 ASWA321: Understanding a Novel etc ASWA342: Understanding Drama etc

Information Science

Year 1 AINF111: Intro to Information Science & Information Literacy AINF112 Information Searching & Retrieval
Year 2 AINF211: Management Principles & Practices AINF212 Knowledge Management
Year 3 AINF331: Marketing Principles & Applications AINF312: Information Ethics & Infopreneurship
Year 3 AINF381: Use Studies AINF382: Archival and Records Management

Library and Information Science

Year 1 AINF111: Intro to Information Science & Information Literacy AINF112 Information Searching & Retrieval
Year 2 AINF211: Management Principles & Practices AINF212: Knowledge Management
Year 3 AINF381: Libraries and Information Centres AINF392: Information Collection Development
Year 3 AINF371: Cataloguing AINF372: Classification

Philosophy

Year 1 APHP111: Applied Philosophical Reasoning One APHP112: Applied Philosophical Reasoning Two
Year 2 APHP211: Political Philosophy APHP212: Knowledge and Scepticism
Year 3 APHP311: Phenomenology and Existentialism APHP312 Philosophy and Language
Year 3 APHP321: Philosophical Ethics One APHP322 Philosophical Ethics Two

The Department of Philosophy has phased out all the APHI modules as of 2016. Students repeating any of these modules must consult the equivalence table below and register for the relevant APHP or APHS modules.

Equivalence table

OLD MODULE CODE UNTIL 2015 NEW MODULE CODE FROM 2016 ONWARDS QUALIFICATION
APHI132 APHS112 ACPDP1
APHI111 APHP111 ABDEG1
APHI112 APHP112 ABDEG1
APHI211 APHP211 ABDEG1
APHI212 APHP212 ABDEG1
APHI311 APHP311 ABDEG1
APHI321 APHP321 ABDEG1
APHI312 APHP312 ABDEG1
APHI322 APHP322 ABDEG1

Political Science

Year 1 APOL111: Introduction to Political Science APOL112: Introduction to South African Politics
Year 2 APOL211: Introduction to International Relations APOL 212: Introduction to Political Sociology
Year 3 APOL311: Foreign Policy Analysis APOL 312: Geopolitics
Year 3 APOL321: Comparative Politics ( Africa) APOL322: Research Methodology in Political Science
Psychology

Year 1 APSY111: Intro. to Psychology APSY112: Applied Psychology
Year 2 APSY211: Social Psychology APSY:222 Developmental Psychology
Year 3 APSY221: Personality Psychology APSY: 222 Developmental Psychology
Year 3 APSY321: Psychopathology APSY322: Therapeutic Psychology
Year 3 APSY331: Psychological Assessment APSY332: Counselling Psychology

Tourism (Tourism or Geography as a NSC subject)

Year 1 ARTO111: Intro to Tourism ARTO112: Business Tourism & Entrepreneurship
Year 2 ARTO211: Tourism Marketing A ARTO212: Tourism Marketing B
Year 3 ARTO311: Tourism Research A ARTO312: Tourism Research B
Year 3 ARTO331: Travel Tourism Practices ARTO352: Sustainable Tourism

Sociology

Year 1 ASGY111: Intro to Sociology ASGY112: Industrial Societies
Year 2 ASGY211: History of Sociological Thought & Sociological Theory ASGY212: Social Policy and Implementation
Year 3 ASGY311: Research Methodology & Modern Social Problems ASGY312: Research Methodology & Statistics
Year 3 ASGY321: Intro to Labour Law ASGY322: Bargaining Levels in SA

Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies (ADDEG1)

Description

The programme is offered in the Faculty of Arts. Development Studies is a field of study that deals with the multidimensional nature of the development process which involves the reorganization and reorientation of the entire economic and social systems. This field of study emerged out of a need to gain a better understanding, and indeed offer possible solutions, to a wide range of social, economic, and institutional challenges facing the developing communities. Development Studies offers students the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the development problems facing Third World countries in general and South Africa in particular, thus enabling them to contribute meaningfully towards their resolution by applying knowledge of development techniques.

Structure and Duration of the programme

The programme shall extend over a three (3) year period. The curriculum shall consist of at least 24 semester modules as follows:

  • First year – a minimum of eight semester modules
  • Second year– a minimum of eight semester modules
  • Third year – a minimum of eight semester modules

This degree programme is interdisciplinary in nature and it draws modules from the Departments of Geography and Environmental Studies, Public Administration, Computer Studies, English and Business Management.The degree is informed by current theory in the development discourse and it is very relevant to the development industry and market.Graduates of this programme can access employment opportunities in all the levels of government, that is, local, provincial and national in the departments of Housing, Urban and Regional Planning, and Economic Development. Graduates of this degree can also work for NGO sector, or in the private sector particularly in the Corporate Social Responsibility area, or alternatively they can work as consultants, or as researchers.

Rules

  • Courses should be taken in consecutive order as per the advice of the department
  • Students cannot major in both Public Administration and Local Government as subjects
  • Mathematics SG level E or Mathematics Literacy level 4 is a requirement for CECN modules (electives at 2nd and 3rd Year levels).

First Year 

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ADEV111 NGO Sector, Development and Underdevelopment 15 5 ADEV112 Y
AENG121 Practical English 1A 15 5 AENG122 Y
CPAD101 Introduction to Public Administration 15 5 CPAD102 Y
SCPS121 Computer Literacy 1 15 5 Y
ADEV112 Community Project 15 5 ADEV111 Y
Development and Facilitation
AENG122 Practical English 1B 15 5 AENG121 Y
CPAD102 Introduction to Public Management 15 5 CPAD101 Y
AANT112 Culture and Society in Africa 15 5 AANT111 Y
Total Credits: Level 1 120

Second Year 

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ADEV211 Development Concept: Economic and Social 15 6 ADEV111 ADEV212 Y
ADEV221 Integrated Local Economic Development 15 6 ADEV121 ADEV222 Y
CPAD201 Basic Personnel Administration 15 6 CPAD101 CPAD201 N
OR 15 6 Y
CPLG201 Municipal Structure and Administration 15 6 CPLG101 CPLG202 N
CECN101 Principles of Microeconomics 15 5 CECN102 N
OR
SGES111 Intro to Physical & Environmental Geography 15 5 SGES112 N
ADEV212 Population Studies and South African Population Policy 15 6 ADEV112 ADEV211 Y
ADEV222 Integrated Rural Development 15 6 ADEV112 ADEV221 Y
CPAD202 Introduction to Public Finance Management 15 6 CPAD102 CPAD201 N
CPLG202 Municipal Finance and Management 15 6 CPLG201 CPLG201 N
CECN102 Principles of Macroeconomics 15 CECN101 N
OR
SGES112 Introduction to Human Geography 15 5 SGES111 N
Total Credits: Level 2 120

Third Year 

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ADEV311 Integrated Urban Development 15 7 ADEV211
ADEV112
ADEV312 Y
ADEV321 Industry and Development 15 7 ADEV221
ADEV112
ADEV322 Y
CPAD 301 Public Service Delivery: Theory and Policy 15 7 CPAD201 CPAD302 N
OR
CPLG301 Local Government Management 3A 15 7 CPLG201 CPLG302 N
CECN201 Intermediate Microeconomics 15 6 CECN101
CECN102
CECN202 N
OR 15
SGES211 Global Landforms & Cartography 15 6 SGES111 SGES212 N
ADEV322 Research Methodology 15 7 ADEV222 ADEV321 Y
ADEV312 Project Management & Evaluation 15 7 ADEV212 ADEV311 Y
CPAD302 Issues in Public Service Delivery 15 7 CPAD202 CPAD301 N
OR
CPLG302 Local Government Management 3A 15 7 CPLG202 CPLG301 N
CECN202 Intermediate Macroeconomics 15 7 CECN102 CECN201 N
OR
SGES212 Demographics, health and Sustainable Development 15 7 SGES112 SGES211 N
Total Credits: Level 3 120
Total credits for degree 360

Bachelor of Arts in Correctional Studies (AJDEG2)

Description

In the Department of Criminal Justice, students are taught knowledge and skills in preparing them to become effective and important role-players in the correctional services environment. With this degree students will be qualified to operate especially as correctional service officers, but they can also be used in any other safety and security related institutions such as the police, private security, traffic police, the military, etc.).

Structure of the programme

The programme shall extend over a three (3) year period. The curriculum shall consist of at least 24 semester modules as follows:

  • First year – a minimum of eight semester modules
  • Second year– a minimum of eight semester modules
  • Third year – a minimum of eight semester modules
FACULTY FACULTY OF ARTS
DEPARTMENTS: Criminal Justice
Degree(Designator) Bachelor of Arts Correctional Studies
Qualifier
MAJORS
Abbreviation BA
Qualification Code (SAQF)
UNIZULU Code
EXIT NQF LEVEL 7
Admission Requirements Pass of at least 50% (level 4) in English
Minimum Credits for Admission National Senior Certificate With Degree Endorsement And with 24 NSC points
Minimum duration of studies 3 YEARS
Presentation mode of subjects: DAY CLASSES
Intake for the qualification: JANUARY
Registration Cycle for the subjects: JANUARY
Readmission: Subject to prior performance and current applicability of passed modules
Total credits to Graduate: 360

First Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ACOR111 Introduction to Criminology and Research 15 5 Y
ACOR121 Introduction to Punishment 15 5 Y
CHOOSE ANY TWO ELECTIVES
AENG121 Practical English 1 Part A 15 5 N
AENG111 Language and Literature 1 Part A 15 5 N
AAFR111 Practical Afrikaans 15 5 N
AZUL111/151 IsiZulu Sounds, Words, their Dynamics, and Traditional Law 15 5 N
ASGY111 Introduction to Sociology 15 5 N
SCPS111 Computer Literacy 1 15 5 N

First Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ACOR112 History of the Criminal Justice System 15 5 Y
ACOR122 Introduction to Corrections 15 5 Y
CHOOSE ANY TWO ELECTIVES
AENG122 Practical English 1 Part B 15 5 N
AENG112 Language and English 1 Part B 15 5 N
AAFR112 Practical Afrikaans and Literature 15 5 N
AZUL112/152 IsiZulu Translation, Interpretation and Introduction to Drama 15 5 N
ASGY112 Industrial Societies 15 5 N
SCPS122 Computer Literacy 2 15 5 N
TOTAL 120

Second Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ACOR211 Crime Prevention 15 6 Y
ACOR221 Offender Policies 15 6 Y
CHOOSE ANY TWO ELECTIVES
AENG111 English 1 Part A 15 5 N
AENG121 Practical English 1 A 15 5 N
AENG211 English Literature 2 Part A 15 6 N
ASGY131 Social Policy and Policy Implementation 15 5 N
APSY111 Introduction to Psychology 15 5 N

Second Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ACOR212 Socio-Criminology 15 6 Y
ACOR222 Professional Skills Development for Correctional Officials 15 6 Y
CHOOSE ANY TWO ELECTIVES
AENG112 English 1 Part B 15 N
AENG122 Practical English 1 B 15 N
AENG212 Language and Literature 2 Part B 15 N
ASGY122 Social Change and Development 15 N
APSY112 Applied Psychology 15 N
TOTAL 120

Third Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ACOR311 Psycho-Criminology 15 7 Y
ACOR321 Correctional Management 15 7 Y
CHOOSE ANY THREE ELECTIVES
AGEN111 Writing and Oral Communication 15 5 N
ASWK241 Theories and Skills for Social Work 15 5 N
APSY221 Personality Psychology 15 6 N
ASGY121 Human Societies 15 5 N

Third Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ACOR312 Administering Community Corrections A
(Assessing Offenders)
15 7 Y
ACOR322 Administering Community Corrections B
(Assessing and Profiling
Communities)
15 7 Y
TOTAL 120

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology (ABDEG1)

The Department of Anthropology and Development Studies does not offer an independent Anthropology programme at undergraduate level. The modules offered in this programme form part of the BA Degree.Anthropology provides practical training in analysis and methods of discovery that are useful in any activity that demands insight, research, and communication. Contrary to the outdated image of Anthropology as the study of antiquarian “customs”, the methods of anthropology are ideal for comprehending both past and present situations of social upheaval and transformation, such as those associated with industrial labour and labour migration, urbanization, political conflict and democratisation, and the necessity of strangers to live productively and peaceably with one another.

First Year

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AANT111 Introduction to Anthropology 15 5 AANT112 Y
Second Major 15 5 Y
Minor 15 5 N
Elective 1 or Second 15 5 N
AANT112 Culture and Society in Africa 15 5 AANT111 Y
Second Major 15 5 Y
Minor 15 5 N
Elective 1 or Second Minor 15 5 N
Total Credits: Level 1 120

Second Year

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AANT211 Health and Socio- Cultural Context 15 6 AANT111 AANT212 Y
Second Major 15 6 Y
Minor 15 6 N
Elective 2 (1st Year Level) or Minor 2 (2nd Year Level) 15 5/6 N
AANT212 Understanding Families and Households 15 6 AANT112 AANT211 Y
Major 15 6 Y
Minor 15 6 N
Elective 2 (1st Year level) or Minor 2 (2nd Year level) 15 15 5/6 N
Total Credits: Level 2 120

Third Year

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AANT311 Applied Anthropology: Contemporary Human Issues and The Practice of Anthropology 15 7 AANT211 AANT312 Y
AANT321 Anthropology of Media 15 7 AANT211 AANT322 Y
Major 2 15 7 N
Major 2 15 7 N
AANT312 Research Methodology plus Special Topic 15 7 AANT212 AANT311 Y
AANT322 The Development of Anthropological Thought 15 7 AANT212 AANT321 Y
Major 2 15 7 N
Major 2 15 7 N
Total Credits: Level 3 120

Bachelor of Arts in Siswati 

A student taking African Languages as a major will do aspects of language based on modern and scientific trends of language analysis. With this qualification learners become competent language specialists. They enter language professions and become terminologists, lexicographers, translators, interpreters, journalists, television and radio announcers. Topped up with a relevant diploma they can qualify as educators.

First Year

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ASWA 151 Sounds, Words and their Dynamics (A) (SiSwati) 15 5 Y
ASWA 152 Translation, Interpretation, Traditional and Modern Literature (SiSwati) 15 5 Y

Second Year

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ASWA 241 Sounds, Words and their Dynamics (B), Terminology and Lexicography (IsiZulu) 15 6 Y
ASWA 242 Translation, Sociolinguistics, Heritage and Literature (SiSwati) 15 6 Y

Third Year

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ASWA 331 Sounds, Words and their Dynamics (C) and Semantics (IsiXhosa) 15 7 Y
ASWA 321 Understanding a Novel, Short Stories and Essays in SiSwati 15 7 Y
ASWA 332 IsiNtu linguistics, Heritage and Introduction to Research (SiSwati) 15 7 Y
ASWA 342 Understanding of Drama and Poetry (SiSwati) 15 7 Y

Bachelor of Arts in Sesotho

A student taking African Languages as a major will do aspects of language based on modern and scientific trends of language analysis. With this qualification learners become competent language specialists. They enter language professions and become terminologists, lexicographers, translators, interpreters, journalists, television and radio announcers. Topped up with a relevant diploma they can qualify as educators.

First Year

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AST151 Sounds, Words and their Dynamics (A) (SeSotho) 15 5 Y
AST152 Translation, Interpretation, Traditional and Modern Literature (SeSotho) 15 5 Y

Second Year

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AST241 Sounds, Words and their Dynamics (B), Terminology and Lexicography (Setswana) 15 6 Y
AST242 Translation, Sociolinguistics, Heritage and Literature (SeSotho) 15 6 Y

Third Year

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AST331 Sounds, Words and their Dynamics(C) and Semantics(SeSotho sa Lebowa) 15 7 Y
AST321 Understanding a Novel, Short Stories and Essays in SeSotho 15 7 Y
AST332 Setho Linguistics, Heritage and Introduction to Research (SeSotho) 15 7 Y
AST342 Understanding of Drama and Poetry (SeSotho) 15 7 Y

Bachelor of Arts Afrikaans (ABDEG1)

Afrikaans is an important language of communication on all levels of South African society. Knowledge of Afrikaans is a valuable asset in careers such as teaching, journalism, translating, publishing, tourism, public relations, consultancy, law and diplomacy.

Undergraduate Afrikaans Programme (ABDEG1)

Although the Afrikaans Department does not offer an independent programme at undergraduate level, Afrikaans can be taken both as an ancillary and major subject within the BA Degree. Afrikaans is also offered as an elective in Correctional Studies and Heritage Studies. In the modules offered in Year 1 we focus on acquisition and basic communication skills, while at the same time we do enrichment work with students who want to continue with the more advanced studies of Afrikaans grammar and literature in years 2 and 3. The first year course is thus a Beginners Course, suitable to those interested in improving competence in Afrikaans (if you have, for instance taken the language as a school subject) as well as for people who never studied Afrikaans and need to start from the beginning.

First Year

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AAFR111 Practical Afrikaans (Praktiese Afrikaans) 15 5 Y
Second Major 15 5 Y
Minor 15 5 N
Elective 1 or Second Minor 15 5 N
AAFR112 Practical Afrikaans and Literature (Praktiese Afrikaans en letterkunde) 15 5 AAFR111 Y
Second Major 15 5 Y
Minor 15 5 N
Elective 1 or Second Minor 15 5 N
Total Credits: Level 1 120

Second Year

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AAFR211 Afrikaans morphology and lexicography (Afrikaanse morfologie en leksikografie) 15 6 AAFR112 Y
Second Major 15 6 Y
Minor 15 6 N
Elective 2 (1st Year Level) or Minor 2 (2nd Year Level) 15 5/6 N
AAFR212 Afrikaans prose and drama (Afrikaanse prosa en drama) 15 6 AAFR211 Y
Major 15 6 Y
Minor 15 6 N
Elective 2 (1st Year level) or Minor 2 (2nd Year level) 15 15 5/6 N
Total Credits: Level 2 120

Third Year

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AAFR311 Advanced Afrikaans prose and drama (‘n Gevorderde studie van Afrikaanse prosa en drama) 15 7 AAFR212 AAFR321 Y
AAFR321 Afrikaans poetry 15 7 AAFR212 AAFR311 Y
Major 2 15 7 N
Major 2 15 7 N
AAFR312 Afrikaans syntax and phonology (Afrikaanse sintaksis en fonologie) 15 7 AAFR311 AAFR322 Y
AAFR322 Historical and social dynamics of Afrikaans (Historiese taalkunde en sosiolinguistiek) 15 7 AAFR321 AAFR312 Y
Major 2 15 7 N
Major 2 15 7 N
Total Credits: Level 3 120
Total Credits for degree 360

Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Sociology

Description

Sociology offers two stream programmes i.e. Sociology and Industrial Sociology.

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (ASDEG1) and Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Sociology ASDEG2

Sociology is concerned with the way we live in the world, along with people and other species. Aspects of human social behavior are studied within the political, economic, social, cultural and religious context as they influence and affect the societal change at micro and macro structural levels. Sociology encourages critical and independent thinking and urges students to critique existing theoretical frameworks.

For the Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Sociology (ASDEG2)

Industrial Sociology is a crucial area within the field of sociology of work. It is the direction and implications of trends in technological change, labour markets, globalization, managerial practices and employment relations.

Structure and Duration of the programmes

Both programmes mentioned above shall extend over a three (3) year period. The curriculum shall consist of at least 24 semester modules as follows:

  • First year (a minimum of eight semester modules)
  • Second year (a minimum of eight semester modules)
  • Third year (a minimum of eight semester modules)

A general overview of Industrial Sociology is presented in introductory sociology at first year level, and specific modules in this field are dealt with at second and third levels. This is particularly relevant for students who are interested in labor relations, human resource management, training and development.

First Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ASGY111 Introduction to Sociology 15 5 Y
ASGY121 Human Societies 15 5 Y
ASGY131 Social policy & policy implementation 15 5 Y
ASGY141 Service provisioning 15 5 Y
Total Credits: 60

First Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ASGY112 Industrial Societies 15 5 ASGY111 Y
ASGY122 Social change & development 15 5 ASGY121 Y
ASGY132 Introduction to integrated rural
development
15 5 ASGY131 Y
ASGY142 Introduction to local Government 15 5 ASGY141 Y
Total Credits: 60
Total Year Credits: 120

Second Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ASGI 211 Industrial Relations System 15 6 ASGY111
ASGY112
Y
ASGI 221 Selection process,recruitment & training 15 6 ASGY121
ASGY122
Y
ASGI 231 Organizations theory 15 6 ASGY131
ASGY132
Y
ASGY241 Research methods 1 15 6 ASGY141
ASGY142
Y
Total Credits: 60

Second Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ASGI 212 Labour Arbitration & Conflict Resolution 15 6 ASGY 111
ASGY 112
Y
ASGI 222 Bargaining levels in South Africa 15 6 ASGY 121
ASGY 122
Y
ASGI 232 South African Labour Market 15 6 ASGY 131
ASGY 132
Y
ASGY242 Research Methods 2 15 6 ASGY141
ASGY 142
Y
Total Credits: 60
Total Year Credits: 120

Third Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ASGI 311 Introduction to labour law 1 15 7 ASGI 211
ASGI 212
Y
ASGI 321 Managerial strategies 15 7 ASGI 221,
ASGI 222
Y
ASGI 331 Advanced analysis of organizational change & development 15 7 ASGI 231,
ASGI 232
Y
ASGY 341 Research Methods 3 15 7 ASGY241
ASGY242
Y
Total Credits: 60

Third Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ASGI 312 Introduction to labour law 2 15 7 ASGI 311 Y
ASGI 322 Multinational Companies 15 7 ASGI 321 Y
ASGI 332 Workers & managerial participation 15 7 ASGI 331 Y
ASGY 342 Research Methods 4 15 7 ASGY 341 Y
Total Credits: 60
Total Year Credits: 120
Total Degree Credits: 360

BA Degree Option

First Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ASGY 111 Introduction to Sociology 15 5 Y

First Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ASGY112 Industrial Societies 15 5 Y

Second Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ASGY 211 Advanced Social Policy and Policy Implementation 15 6 Y

Second Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ASGY 212 History of Sociological Thought and Sociological Theory 15 6 Y

Third Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ASGY 311 Research Methods and Modern Social Problems 15 7 Y
ASGI 311 Introduction to Labour Law 1 15 7 Y

Third Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ASGY 312 Research Methodology and Statistics 15 7 Y
ASGI 321 Managerial Strategies, Compensation and Reward 15 7 Y

Bachelor of Arts in History 

Rules for Entry 

  • History at matric level is not a pre-requisite to enroll for History.
  • The Department of History does not offer an independent programme at undergraduate level. The modules form part of the BA Degree and the same general rules apply.
  • The department will continue to provide post-graduate study opportunities as indicated in the Prospectus.
  • Students are not allowed to register for the next level without passing all modules at the lower level.

First Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AHIS III History: Theory and Methods of History 15 5 Y

First Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AHIS 112 History 1: South African History 15 5 Y

Second Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AHIS 211 General topics related to 19th and early 20th century Europe 15 6 Y

Second Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AHIS 212 General topics related to 19th and early 20th century South Africa – The impact of mining 15 6 Y

Third Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AHIS 311 MODULE 1
Archival skills and introduction to cultural museum studies and Heritage Legislation
15 7 Y
AHIS 321 MODULE 2
The Zulu Monarchy and KZN leaders in Retrospect
15 7 Y

Third Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
AHIS 312 MODULE 1
Colonial and post independent Africa
15 7 Y
AHIS322 MODULE 2
Totalitarian regimes and the Nuclear Age.
15 7 Y

Bachelor of Arts in Drama and Performance (AUDEG2)

Description of the degree

The BA in Drama and Performance Arts is a three-year degree with modules drawn from a variety of creative arts disciplines. This programme trains students as practitioners and researchers in creative arts generally and, from the second year, more specifically in a chosen discipline. On completion a student should have learned fundamentals relating to several visual arts disciplines, including the performing arts; specialized vocabulary; research basics preparatory for higher degree research or employment; and ability in critical thinking. Students should also have further developed a creative practice in at least one discipline taught within the department.The programme places an emphasis on community engagement, development and civic- mindedness; thus our students are encouraged to continue or create exciting relationships with a variety of communities. People with disabilities are especially encouraged to enroll. We strive to offer a strong and ethical presence in community as practitioner-scholars—creative, educational, cultural, artistic, therapeutic and entrepreneurial. Thus the programme potentially equips students for a wide range of employment possibilities and job creativity, as well as for informed and theoretical arts viewing, writing, making and critiquing.

Like or among the fine arts, theatre, drama and dance are visual arts media; the programme’s increasing interest in interdisciplinary media and practices therefore sits within a traditional yet progressive learning and teaching context. Theatre, drama, dance and music are also collectively housed as performing arts. At this stage in the department’s growth, our intention is to deliberately blur the historical distinctions and categories of known art forms, while generating new forms and disciplines.These two principles—community focus in creative arts research and interdisciplinarity within the arts or other disciplines—are distinctive features of this department’s new identity and vision. Our intention is to attract the best possible students, nurture them in a fine and performing arts education at undergraduate or post-graduate level, guide their artistic collaborations, and encourage them to develop their own career paths.

Structure of Curriculum

In your first year, you will study a variety of arts subjects, which will help to build a foundation for arts knowledge and production while enriching your personal experience with the arts. At present the degree programme is comprised of theatre, dance, fine arts and music, but disciplinary emphases and offerings may change from year to year.In your second year you are expected to select one of the subjects we teach in your first year as your specialization, and to continue with your specialization until graduation (another two full years of study). The chart provided clarifies how the different streams of study progress. Once you have selected a stream you must finish the modules within that stream in order to qualify for graduation.Due to changing student numbers and staffing we may not offer all modules in any given year; this will not, however, affect your ability to graduate. Reasonable accommodation will be made for returning students.

Departmental Policy

General rules of the Faculty of Arts apply. In particular we draw your attention to the attendance rule, which is strictly enforced in Creative Arts. While students are expected to attend all lecture- based and practical classes for the respective modules, students must attend at least 80% of the sessions of a module in order to qualify for examinations.Students are also required to attend any extra practical classes, rehearsals and performances scheduled by their lecturers, even when they fall outside the normal timetable. These time slots will be scheduled in advance.

Student and lecturer punctuality in scheduled classes is essential, as a model of industry standards. Lectures are not cancelled without notice. Students are requested to wait 10 minutes after class is scheduled to commence in the event their lecturer is not present; lecturers follow the same policy with regard to late students. Students coming in late may not be noted on the attendance register. There is no provision for replicating (making-up) classes and it is the responsibility of the student to catch up with the class—preferably prior to the next lecture.

A minimum university requirement is attendance of at least 80% of the classes timetabled. Only students who produce qualifying medical certificates may be excused from attending scheduled classes. Sufficient written proof must be furnished for any condition leading to an extended absence (including a death in the family) in order to be excused. University students are expected to be adults, to behave in a mature and mutually respectful manner, and to take responsibility for their own actions at all times.

Productions, rehearsals and running crews 

All students are required to participate in the life of the department. In addition to scheduled classes and class group-work, this includes attending all productions, events and lectures; rehearsing, preparing and presenting creative work; assisting staff and students on running and technical crews; building sets and props; and helping to maintain the dedicated Creative Arts building. Students who do not participate in departmental events may not be advanced to the next academic level.Attendance at all rehearsals for a project of which you are a member is compulsory. Failure to attend could negatively affect your marks or lead to expulsion from the production.Students may not miss any performance, whether they are performing or involved in a backstage capacity. Students who are not present at a performance may be subjected to disciplinary action including exclusion from the course.

Dress code

Students must dress appropriately and modestly for practical classes and rehearsals, in comfortable clothing which adequately covers the body. In the event that students come to classes without appropriate attire they may be dismissed from that day’s lesson. If this is not adhered to the department may institute a uniform dress code.

Assessment

Current university policy is to set a final exam of no more than 50% of the total mark: please refer to the university Calendar for precise information. In artistic disciplines however, it is customary for assessments to be based on a combination of written work, submitted as research papers, tests and/or examinations, as well as practical or portfolio work which gives evidence of original creative endeavor. Each module’s class assessment will be announced at the onset of the module. It is imperative that students be present for and to attempt every assessment in the semester, and in the order they are assigned.All assignments must be submitted on the due date. Late assignments lose five (5%) per day of the total awarded mark until they are handed in. Extensions are not automatically granted. Any application for an extension should be made in writing and delivered to the lecturer at least three days before the due date.

Rules

Entrance requirements is limited to applicants with Matriculation exemption endorsement or conditional exemption or equivalent; 60% in isiZulu, English or another appropriate language. The language of instruction is English.

Higher degree study in the department

Higher degree study in the department provides the opportunity to further engage in the disciplines within selective research degrees. The potential for study at Honours, masters and doctoral levels is dependent upon staff specialisations and departmental resources.

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First Year – Semester 1

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SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
APVA111 Introduction to Drama & Theatre Studies 15 5 Y Y
APVA121 African & Contemporary Movement Studies 1A 15 5 Y N
APVA141 Musical Theatre 1A 15 5 Y Y
SCPS121 Computer Literacy I 15 5 Y N

First Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
APVA112 Drama & Theatre Studies 1B 15 5 Y Y
APVA122 African & Contemporary Movement Studies 1B 15 5 Y N
APVA142 Musical Theatre 1B 15 5 Y Y
SCPS122 Computer Literacy II 15 5 Y N
Total Year Credits: 120

Second Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
APVA211 Advanced Acting 1 15 6 Y Y
APVA221 Choreographic Principles 2A 15 6 Y N
APVV131 Visual Arts 1A 15 5 Y N
APVA261 Musical Theatre 2A 15 6 Y Y

Second Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
APVA212 Advanced Acting 2 15 6 Y Y
APVA222 Choreographic Principles 2B 15 6 Y N
APVV132 Visual Arts 1B 15 5 Y N
APVA262 Musical Theatre 2B 15 6 Y Y
Total Year Credits: 120

Third Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
APVA311 Theatre Performance 1 15 7 APVA212 Y Y
APVA321 Directing 3A 15 7 APVA212 Y Y
APVA251 Visual Arts 2A 15 6 APVA132 Y N
APVM341 Musical Theatre 3A 15 7 APVA242 Y Y

Third Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
APVA312 Theatre Performance 2 15 7 APVA311 Y Y
APVA322 Directing 3B 15 7 APVA321 Y Y
APVA252 Visual Arts 2B 15 6 APVA251 Y N
APVM342 Musical Theatre 3B 15 7 APVM341 Y Y
Total Year Credits: 120

Bachelor in Intercultural Communication (ACDEG1)

Description of the degree

The purpose of this qualification is aimed at those who wish to become professional communication practitioners and pursue careers in paths such as: Communication Specialist, Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, Radio & Television broadcasting, Corporate Communications, Business Communications and Electronic (digital and Internet) Communication. With this qualification, learners will be equipped to enter the field of communication as professionals. This programme includes specialized work in Social Change and Development Communication, Advanced Public Relations, Journalism and Visual Communication, Digital Communication and New Communication Technologies.

Structure and duration of the Degree 

The programme shall extend over a three (3) year period. The curriculum consists of 24 semester modules as follows:

  • First year – a minimum of eight semester modules
  • Second year – a minimum of eight semester modules
  • Third year – a minimum of eight semester modules

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First Year – Semester 1

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SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ACOM111 Communication Science 1 15 7 N Y
AZUL111 Sounds, Words and their Dynamics and Terminology (A) 15 5 N Y
AENG121 Practical English 1A 15 6 N Y
ACOM151 Digital Communication 1 15 5 N Y

First Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ACOM112 Journalism 1 15 6 N Y
AENG122 Practical English 1B 15 5 N Y
ACMS112 Media Skills 1 15 7 N Y
AHIV112 HIV & AIDS Literacy 15 5 N Y
Total Year Credits: 120

Second Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ACOM211 Communication Science 2 15 7 ACOM111 N Y
ACOM271 International Communication 1 15 6 N Y
AZUL211 Sounds, Words and their Dynamics, Terminology& Lexicography (B) 15 6 AZUL111 N Y
ACOR 131 Communications in Safety and Security 15 7 N Y

Second Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ACAR112 Advanced Research in Communication Strategies 15 7 N Y
ACOM212 Public Relations 1A 15 6 N Y
ACOM252 Digital Communication 2 15 6 ACOM151 N Y
ACOR 132 The Media and Investigations 15 7 N Y
Total Year Credits: 120

Third Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ACOM311 Communication Science 3 15 7 ACOM211 N Y
ACOM321 Marketing & Advertising 1 15 6 N Y
ACOM351 Communication Research Methods C 15 6 N Y
ACCC111 Corporate Communication 1 15 6 N Y

Third Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ACOM312 Public Relations 2A 15 6 ACOM212 N Y
ACOM362 International Communication 2 15 7 ACOM271 N Y
APHI322 Ethics of Business Environment 15 6 N N Y
ACCC112 Corporate Communication 2 15 7 N N Y
Total Year Credits: 120

Bachelor of Tourism Studies (B Tourism Studies) 1RDEG1

  • NQF Level 7
  • Admission rules and individual programme content can be found in the Faculty Handbook
  • Page 185-192

Bachelor of Arts (Geography & Tourism) 1BDEG5

  • NQF Level 7
  • Admission rules and individual programme content can be found in the Faculty Handbook
  • Page 27-28

Diplomas

Diploma in Community Work (ACW400)

The curriculum shall extend over at least one year full time or two(2) years part time

Examination

Four (4) examination papers , practical work document plus a mini-dissertation

Names, Codes and Details of Papers

Four 3-hour examination papers

Column 1 Column 2
Paper 1 (ACW 401) The theory and development of community work
Paper 2 (ACW 402) Social policy and planning, social legislation and administration
Paper 3 (ACW 403) Community work practice
Paper 4 (ACW 404) Research theory and project documentation

Practical Work (ACW40P)

Practical work includes a report to be submitted by the 31st October

Diploma in Library and Information Science (AIDIP1)

This is a 1 year qualification consisting of 12 semester courses. PGDLIS is open to candidates with degree qualifications other than Library and Information Science or its equivalent to pursue careers in Library and Information management and service.

Programme or exit level outcomes of the AIDIP1 Postgraduate Diploma are to equip students with:

  • Appropriate understanding and practical experience in the development, services, functions and the role of technologies used in libraries and information service
  • Appropriate knowledge and skills in general, record, knowledge and inforprenueral management.
  • Appropriate knowledge and skills to identify, organise and retrieve information.
  • Appropriate knowledge of information behaviour and e
  • Digital literacy skills in Information Communication Technologies (ICTs), multimedia and library management
  • Theoretical and practical research
  • Information literacy and communication skills

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

Work-integrated learning by way of working in a public library for a three week period, as well as working in an academic library for 120 hours is a requirement.

Admission Requirements

A candidate for the Post-graduate Diploma in Library and Information Science must be in possession of an approved Bachelor’s degree or any other qualification accepted by the Senate as equivalent thereto and must have passed bachelor degree courses with an average mark of 60%.

Composition of curriculum

The curriculum shall consist of all the prescribed modules and electives as specified.

First Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ALIS111 Management principles and practices 15 8 ALIS112 Y
ALIS121 Introduction to Information Science and Information Literacy 15 8 ALIS122 Y
ALIS131 Marketing and publicity 15 8 ALIS132 Y
ALIS141 Cataloguing theory/practical 15 8 ALIS142 Y
ALIS151 Research methodology 15 8 ALIS152 Y
ALIS161 Readership and Children’s Literature 15 5 ALIS162 Y

First Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ALIS112 Knowledge management and Fieldwork 15 8 Y
ALIS122 Libraries and Information centres 15 8 Y
ALIS132 Advanced information retrieval 15 8 Y
ALIS142 Classification theory/practical 15 8 Y
ALIS152 Information Searching and Retrieval 15 8 Y
ALIS162 Collection development 15 8 Y

Diploma in Media Studies (ACMDP1) 

(Only offered at the Richards Bay Campus)

The purpose of this qualification is to provide competent and responsible media specialists with market related media skills to the private and public sectors of the economy. This course is suitable for those students seeking employment in the following areas: as camera operators, photo-journalist, video and photo editors, advertising specialists, communication officers, spokespersons, personal assistance and journalist.

Structure of the Diploma

The programme shall extend over a three (3) year period. The curriculum consists of 21 semester modules as follows:

  • First year – a minimum of eight semester modules
  • Second year – a minimum of eight semester modules
  • Third year – a minimum of five semester modules
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Department: Communications Science (05)
Degree (Designator): Diploma: Media Studies
CESM Category:  05 Communication, Journalism and Related Studies
CESM 1ST Qualifier: 0501 Communication and Media Studies
CESM 2nd Qualifier: 050102  Media Studies
Majors:  Communication Science | Communication Science
UNIZULU Code: ACMDP1
EXIT NQF Level: 6
Admission Requirements:
  • Language (FAL), or 4 (50-59%) in English as a Home Language.
  • Minimum entry points: 24
  • Also refer to the Faculty requirements
Minimum Credits for Admission:
3 Years
Presentation mode of subjects: Full Time
Intake for the qualification: January
Registration Cycle for the Subjects: January
Readmission:
Total credits to Graduate: 360

First Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ACOM141 Communication Skills 1 15 5
ACOM151 Digital Communication 1 15 5
AHIV111 HIV & AIDS Literacy 15 5
ACCS111 Communication Studies 1 15 7

First Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ACMS112 Media Skills 1 15 7
ACPR112 Public Relations Skills 1 15 6
ACAS112 Advertising Skills 1 15 5
ACJS112 Journalism Skills 1 15 6
Total 120

Second Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ACJS211 Journalism Skills 2 15 6 ACJS112
ACCS211 Communication Studies 2 15 7 ACCS111
ACMS211 Media-Skills 2 15 7 ACMS112
APHS211 Philosophy of Communication 15 6

Second Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ACPR212 Public Relations Skills 2 15 6 ACPR112 Y
ACOM252 Digital Communication 2 15 6 ACOM151 Y
ACAS212 Advertising Skills 2 15 6 ACAS112 N
APHS212 Media Ethics 15 6 N
Total 120

Third Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ACOM342 Business Studies 1B 15 6 Y
ACMS311 Media Skills 3 15 7 ACMS211 Y
ACOM351 Communication Research Methods C 15 6 Y
ACJS311 Journalism Skills 3 6 ACJS211 N

Third Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ACEL312 Experiential Learning for Media Studies 60 6
Total 120

Diploma in Public Relations Management 

(Only offered at the Richards Bay Campus)

The purpose of this qualification is to provide competent and responsible Public Relations Practitioners with market related-skills which are relevant to the private and public sectors of the economy. This course is suitable for those students seeking employment in the following areas: Public Relations, Business Management, Advertising, Communications Officers, Public Speaker/Spokesperson and Journalism.

Structure of the Diploma

The programme shall extend over a three (3) year period. The curriculum consists of 21 semester modules as follows:

  • First year – a minimum of eight semester modules
  • Second year – a minimum of eight semester modules
  • Third year – a minimum of five semester modules
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Department: Communications Science (05)
Degree (Designator): National Diploma: Public Relations Management
CESM Category:  05 Communication, Journalism and Related Studies
CESM 1ST Qualifier: 0504 Public Relations, Advertising and Applied Communication
CESM 2nd Qualifier: 050499 Communication, Journalism and Related Studies, Other
Majors:  Communication Science | Public Relations
UNIZULU Code: ACPDP1
EXIT NQF Level: 6
Admission Requirements:
  • An NSC with a diploma endorsement and an achievement rating of 4 (50%) in four recognised NSC 24 credit subjects. This must include an achievement rating of at least 4 (50%) in Life Orientation and English, either as First Additional Language [FAL] or as Home Language.
  • An old Senior Certificate with endorsement that the holder has obtained from the matriculation examination
  • If a candidate has not obtained full exemption from the matriculation examination, and seeks to qualify for conditional exemption, he/she must (a) be at least 23 years of age; and (b) have passed four (4) subjects with at least an “E” symbol in each subject.
Minimum Credits for Admission:
Minimum duration of Studies: 3 Years
Presentation mode of subjects: Full Time
Intake for the qualification: January
Registration Cycle for the Subjects: January
Readmission:
Total credits to Graduate: 360

First Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ACCS111 Communication Studies 1 15 7
ACCC111 Corporate Communication 15 6
ACOM151 Digital Communication 1 15 5
ACOM141 Communication Skills 1 15 5

First Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ACOM182 Communication Skills 2 15 5
ACOM132 Public Relations 1B 15 7
ACJS112 Journalism Skills 1 15 6
ACOM172 Marketing & Advertising 1C 15 5
Total 120

Second Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ACJS211 Journalism Skills 2 15 6 ACJS112
ACOM291 Communication Research 15 6
ACOM241 Marketing & Advertising 2A 15 6 ACOM172
ACCS211 Communication Studies 2 15 7 ACCS111

Second Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ACOM262 Communication Research Methods A 15 6 Y
APHS112 Public Relations Ethics 15 6 Y
ACOM222 Public Relations 2B 15 7 ACOM 132 N
ACOM142 Law For Public Relations 15 6 N
Total 120

Third Year – Semester 1

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ACOM221 Media Studies 1B 15 6
ACCS311 Communication Studies 3 15 7
AHIV111 HIV & Aids Literacy 15 5
ACOM331 Public Relations 3A 7 ACOM222

Third Year – Semester 2

SUBJECT CODE MODULE NAME CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES COMPULSORY
ACOM332 Experiential Learning 1A 60 6
Total 120

Advanced Diploma in Communication Science – 1CADP1; NQF Level 7

Total No. of credits: 120
(Offered only at the KwaDlangezwa Campus)

Description of the Degree

The purpose of this qualification is aimed to equip students with critical and analytical communication skills. This will enable them to operate in a 21st-century media environment and information age. This qualification is therefore particularly suitable for students who want to further their studies and for those who want to continue their professional development. Students will be exposed to a deep and systematic understanding of current thinking, practices, theories, and methodologies that are applicable across different contexts, channels, and cultures through communication science.

Diploma in Tourism Management 1DPTM1 [NQF Level 6] (Proposed to be offered on Richards Bay Campus, 2021)

Starting with effect from the 2021 academic year. Admission rules and individual programme content will be available in the Faculty Handbook.