Mthatha Campus Faculty of Humanities, Social Science and Law 2015

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WALTER SISULU UNIVERSITY
MTHATHA CAMPUS
Faculty of Humanities, Social
Science and Law
www.wsu.ac.za
PROSPECTUS 2015
WALTER SISULU UNIVERSITY
MTHATHA CAMPUS
Prospectus 2015
Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences & Law
MTHATHA CAMPUS
FACULTY OF HUMANITIES, SOCIAL SCIENCES & LAW
PROSPECTUS 2015
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How to use this prospectus
Note this prospectus contains material and information applicable to the whole campus.
It also contains detailed information and specific requirements applicable to programmes that are offered by the
campus.
This prospectus should be read in conjunction with the General Prospectus which includes the University’s General
Rules & Regulations, which is a valuable source of information.
Students are encouraged to contact the Academic Head of the relevant campus if you are unsure of a rule or an
interpretation.
Disclaimer
Although the information contained in this prospectus has been compiled as accurately as possible, WSU accepts no
responsibility for any errors or omissions. WSU reserves the right to make any necessary alterations to this
prospectus as and when the need may arise. This prospectus is published for the 2015 academic year.
Offering of programmes and/or courses not guaranteed
Students should note that the offering of programmes and/or courses as described in this prospectus is not
guaranteed and may be subject to change. The offering of programmes and/or courses is dependent on viable
student enrolment numbers being met (as determined by HOD) and physical and human resources being available.
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In this Prospectus:
How to use this Prospectus
Welcome by the Dean of the
Faculty
Vision, Mission, Values, Goals
and Objectives
Programmes & Delivery Sites
Academic Staff
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Contact Details
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Areas of Research and Niche Areas
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Office Bearers & Secretariat
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Academic Departments
Admission to Undergraduate
Programmes
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Academic Departments/Programmes
Arts
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Social Sciences
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Legal Studies
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Social Work & Psychology
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MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
Welcome to the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences & Law
The primary mandate of the Faculty is to prepare and provide learners of quality that will contribute meaningfully to
the development of the region, South Africa and neighbouring countries; equip those with interest in community
engagement with relevant scientific knowledge and skills and promote interest in and cultivate research proficiency as
a precondition for developing a critical mass of scholars and researchers in the field of education.
It is our goal to make the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law a prestigious faculty that will become a
faculty of first choice for learners, by providing reputable programmes handled by efficient professionals.
The information provided in this booklet is intended to enable you to get deeper insight into the vision and mission of
the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, its organisational structure and programmes. The vision and
mission of the faculty is aligned with the broader vision and mission of Walter Sisulu University.
The vision of the University namely, ‘to be a leading African comprehensive university focusing on innovative
educational, research and community partnership programmes that are responsive to local, regional, national
development priorities, and cognisant of continental and international imperatives‘ resonates appropriately with that of
the HSL Faculty. The Faculty programmes are also aligned with the mission of the University which refers to the
provision of affordable, appropriate, career-focused and professional programmes that addresses rural development
and urban renewal with primary emphasis on science, technology and development studies.
The Faculty is actively involved in community engagement as the Street Law programme reaches out to communities
in rural areas like Mbekweni, Baziya, Mhlakulo as well as Ngangelizwe township. Communities also benefit from the
Legal Aid Clinic which provides free legal advice and representation where the matter goes before court. The
Department of Social Sciences has wide scope to participate in community engagement and research, and has
demonstrated this by holding a conference which was strong on population development and demography. The same
can be said of the Department of Arts which is strong on research, community engagement and the development of
African languages. With the restructured Faculty, opportunities for cooperation between the various departments of
the faculty have emerged.
In order to deliver on its mandate, the faculty has identified 4 programme focus areas, namely:
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Arts
Social Sciences
Legal Studies
Social Work & Psychology
These focus areas are inter-linked and complement each other in various ways and will be developed to facilitate
articulation.
The Department of Social Sciences addresses an indispensable field of study in higher education namely, a scientific
investigation into human nature, human interaction and development. The study of such social sciences as sociology,
anthropology, political studies, criminology and administration of criminal justice and so on cannot be underestimated.
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The Department of Arts focuses on languages which are a sine qua non in any field of study. The culture of a nation
can also not be divorced from its languages and history.
The Department of Legal Studies develops students to become attorneys, magistrates, prosecutors, advocates and
legal advisers and academics. This is evidenced by the quality of self-employable learners that are carrying the flag of
the department high in their workplaces.
The Department of Social Work & Psychology focuses on developing students to become psychologists in various fields,
for example clinical and industrial psychologists, while Social Work trains students for social work.
Most of the departments in the Faculty are directed at producing professionals in fields like law, social work and
psychology.
Students in each of these departments have the opportunity to be employed in industry and in various government
departments, or to have private practice. With further education to the Masters level, students may also become
lecturers at tertiary institutions.
Plans are underway to infuse HIV/AIDS in most modules in the HSL Faculty, as well as conducting investigation into
the nature, scope and significance of Indigenous Knowledge Systems. To the latter end, the IKS degree will be
introduced once it is approved and accredited by DHET and its structures.
The Faculty is aware of the government imperative to absorb at least 1% of students who are challenged in various
forms. Each of our Departments is encouraged to meet the said quota by admitting at least 1% of its total enrolment
form challenged learners.
The faculty is committed to the pursuit of excellence through teaching and learning, community engagement and
research.
I wish the academic staff, the support staff and the students of the Faculty every success in 2015.
Professor PN Makiwane, LL.D
Dean
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CONTACT DETAILS
MTHATHA CAMPUS: NMD SITE (Code 50)
Faculty: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law (Code 540)
Private Bag X1 Walter Sisulu University Mthatha
Dean:
Acting
Faculty Administrator/s
E-mail Address:
Faculty Accountant:
E-mail Address:
Faculty Admin officer:
Faculty Secretary:
E-mail Address
Prof PN Makiwane
Tel (047) 5022225
Cell (082) 387 4704
Fax (047) 5022721
Ms AN Situnda
Ms N Charles
Tel (047) 5022551
Fax (047) 5022554/2721
Tel. (047) 5022355
[email protected]
[email protected]
Mr Z Mditshwa
Tel (047) 5021914
Fax (047) 5022554
[email protected]
Ms K Calade
Tel (047) 5022357
Fax (047) 5022721
[email protected]
Ms Z Bizwaphi
[email protected]
NB: The contact details may change once all staff relocate to new offices.
Heads of Departments
Arts
Social Sciences
Legal Studies
Psychology & Social Work
Vacant
Vacant
Vacant
Vacant
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FACULTY OF HUMANITIES, SOCIAL SCIENCES AND LAW
1.
VISION
To endeavour to be a leading faculty in the preparation and development of learners of the highest quality, and the
promotion of community engagement and research as well as innovative and critical skills required to uplift regional,
provincial and national communities.
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MISSION
The Faculty is committed to excellence in:
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Providing learners with relevant knowledge and skills;
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The preparation of learners to become efficient sociologists, psychologists, linguists, criminologists, lawyers,
interpreters, social workers, politicians and efficient in other related fields:
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Community development programmes through adult education and community training;
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Equipping students with socio-scientific and developmental knowledge and skills in order to contribute meaningfully
to the socio-economic development of the region, the country and beyond.
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GOALS AND VALUES
To be a leading humanities faculty in the country;
To be the custodian of diverse programmes of the highest quality which address the full range of needs within the
humanities, social sciences and law;
To contribute to addressing the socio-economic developmental needs of the region through community
engagement and research and learner empowerment;
To produce learners of high quality that have a balance in terms of development spiritually, mentally and physically.
OBJECTIVES
To establish within the Faculty departments of excellence for the preparation of learners for diverse challenges in
life;
To expand the curriculum to include critical areas of learning including the infusion of HIV/AIDS and indigenous
knowledge systems;
To use languages as a tool to make communities and learners aware of the value of arts and culture;
To integrate the programmes of the various departments to facilitate articulation within the Faculty
To form partnerships with relevant stakeholders to project in vision and deed a united front.
AREAS OF RESEARCH AND NICHE SPECIALITIES
Infusion of HIV/AIDS in teacher education programmes
An investigation into the nature, scope and significance of Indigenous Knowledge Systems.
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Addressing challenges of rural communities.
Promotion of African languages
Strengthening the study of Population Development and Demography
Strengthening Social Work to benefit primarily the region
Developing a human rights culture to reduce violence on vulnerable members of society and crime victims
Focusing on addressing food security research
FACULTY PROGRAMMES & DELIVERY SITES
All programmes are offered at the NMD Site of Mthatha Campus
Departments
Programmes
Offered
Programme
Abbrevs
Minimum Duration
Delivery Sites
SOCIAL
SCIENCES
Bachelor of Social
Sciences Honours
B Soc Sc
Hons
1 year
Nelson Mandela Drive
Bachelor of Arts
BAG
3 years
Nelson Mandela Drive
Bachelor of Arts
Honours
BA Hons
1 year
Nelson Mandela Drive
PGDLIS
1year
Nelson Mandela Drive
Master of Arts
MA
1 year
Nelson Mandela Drive
Bachelor of Social
Sciences
BSocSc
3 years
Nelson Mandela Drive
Extended Bachelor
Social sciences
BSocE
4 years
Nelson Mandela Drive
3 years
Nelson Mandela Drive
Arts
Postgraduate
Social Sciences Diploma Library and
Information Science
Social
Sciences
Social
Sciences
Social Work & Bachelor of Psychology BPsych
Psychology
Bachelor of Laws
LL.B
4 years
Nelson Mandela Drive
Bachelor of Arts
BA
3 years
Nelson Mandela Drive
Legal Studies
Arts
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Social Work & Bachelor of Social
Psychology
Work
BSW
4 years
Nelson Mandela Drive
Social Work & Master of Social Work
Psychology
MSW
1 years
Nelson Mandela Drive
3years
NMD
Social Work & Doctor of Philosophy in PhD (Social Work)
Psychology
Social Work
OFFICE BEARERS
Dean: Prof PN Makiwane BA, Hons BA (UNISA), B Proc., LL.B (UNITRA) LL.M, LL.D (UNISA) Admitted Advocate of
the Supreme Court of South Africa.
HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS
Department of Social Sciences
Department of Arts
Department of Legal Studies
Department of Psychology & Social Work
Vacant
Vacant
Vacant
Vacant
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF & SECRETARIAT
a) Faculty Administrator
Situnda AN (Ms) – B. Comm; HDE; PGDLIS; Hons (Bibl.)
Tel. 047 502 2355
Fax: 047 502 2721
(b) Faculty Accountant
Mr ZD Mditshwa – B Comm Accounting (Unitra), MBA (MANCOSA), Association of Accounting Technicians South Africa
(AATSA)
(c) Secretariat
Ms AN Situnda - B. Comm; HDE; PGDLIS; Hons (Bibl.)
E-mail: [email protected]
Ms N Charles - Senior Certificate (N)
E-mail: [email protected]
Ms Z Bizwapi - Secretarial Diploma (Commercial College) Cape Town, LLB (WSU), Practical Legal Training (N).
E-mail: [email protected]
Ms K Vika - Secretarial Diploma (ECT)
E-mail: [email protected]
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Ms Z Mgqobozi – BA Hons (Crim.)
E-mail: [email protected]
ACADEMIC STAFF
DEPARTMENT OF ARTS
T Chisanga (Prof) - BA Ed (Zambia), MA (Leeds), PhD (York) Cert in Computer Literacy (Unitra) (N)
P Phoofolo (Prof) - BA (BULLS), MA (NW), PhD (Rhodes) (N)
N Vapi (Dr) - BA Hons, HDE, (Unitra) MA (UDW), D Litt et Phil (NMMU) (N)
MA Ogu (Dr) - BA Hons (Calabar), MA, PG Dip Journ. (Rhodes), PhD (Natal) (N)
M Hoza (Dr) - BA Hons (Unitra), MA (Stellenbosch), D Litt et Phil (Fort Hare) (N)
LC Mulenga (Mr) - SSTD, BA Ed (Zambia), MA (Stellenbosch) (N)
PO Chabane (Mr) - BA, BA Hons, UED (Unin) (N)
N Ngesi (Ms)- BA Hons (Unitra), MA (WSU)
N Nkosiyane (Ms) - BA Hons (Unitra), MA (WSU)
R Ralehoko (Mr) - BA Hons(Fort Hare), MA (Stellenbosch)
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
Anthropology
JM Hayward-Kalis (Ms) – B Soc Sc (Rhodes), BA Hons (Unitra)
KH Ngqila (Ms) – BA Hons, MA (Unitra)
PN Nyoni (Mr) – BSc Hons in Sociology, MSc in Sociology and Social Anthropology (UZ), MA (Wits)
Criminology & Administration of Criminal Justice
EM Zenzile (Mr) – BA, BA Hons (Unitra); MA (Admin of Criminal Justice) (Unizul)
SM Nombambela (Mr) – B Soc Sc, BA Hons (Unitra)
PN Mlomo (Ms) – B Soc Sc, BA Hons (Unitra) MA (WSU)
EK Sibanyoni (Mr) – B Soc Sc, BA Hons, MA (WSU)
P Dlepu (Ms) BSOCSC, BA Hons (WSU)
Library & Information Science
ME Puzi (Ms) – JSTC (Maluti), BA, Cert in Comput Lit (Unitra), AUDLIS, B.BIBL (Hons), MIS (Natal)
N Chitha (Mrs) – B.BIBl (UWC), B.BIBL (Hons) (UCT), MIS (WSU), MDP (Leadership Development Institute)
Philosophy
EM Nogwina (Mr) - BA Hons (Unitra), MA (UCT)
BSK Kock (Mr) –BA Hons Philosophy (US), MBA Man power and IR (US), M. Th O.T. Hermeneutics (U.P)
Political Studies
GM Ashu (Dr) - BA, PG Dip (UNIYALO 1), BA (Hons) MA (NW); Cert.of Assessor & Moderator (Rhodes); PhD (NW)
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C Kodua-Agyekum (Dr) – BA Hons (Ghana), MA (Natal), PGC Proj Mgt (Unisa), PGCE (WSU), PhD (UKZN)
S Matiwane (Mr) - BA Hons (Unitra), MA (NMMU)
H Uzomah (Mr) – NCE (AWKA); BA Ed (Abia); PGDIS (Abia); MSc in Int. Affairs & Diplomacy (Abia)
Sociology & Population Development Studies
CL Petkou (Dr) - BA Ed (Sierra Leone), MA, PhD (Wits)
N Sharpley (Dr) - BA, BA Hons MA (Unitra), Dip in Theology (Rhema), Cert in Computer Literacy (Unitra), PhD in
Sociology (UKZN)
E Kyabaishiki (Ms) BA (Makerere), BA Hons (Unitra), MA (UKZN)
MF Ntswebeane (Ms) – B Soc Sc, BA Hons (WSU), Computer Literacy (National Computer College)
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK & PSYCHOLOGY
Social Work
Y Saunders, BASW, Unitra. MscSW (Fort Hare)
N Mbelu (Ms) BASW, MSW (Unitra)
K. Nyikana BASW (Unitra) , MSW, (WSU)
Part-time lecturers
N. Nonkonyana , BASW (Unitra), MASW-WSU
N .Shezi BASW BSc Psychology
N Cwayi N ; BASW (H)
Psychology
SK Mfusi (Prof) - BA Hons, MA Research (Unizul), MA Clinical Psych (UDW), PhD Comm Psych (Unizul)
TN Mdleleni-Bookholane (Dr) - BA (Unisa), BA Hons, M Soc Sc (UCT) D Litt et Phil Psych (RAU)
PS Zungu (Ms) – B Com, B.Com Hons (Fort Hare), MA (Western Michigan)
M Bovungana (Mr) - B.Com Hons (Unitra), B.Com Hons Bus Mngt (Unisa)
S Nkanyuza (Ms) - BSc Psych Hons (Bristol), MA Industrial Relations (Warwick), IPD (Coventry)
N Yona (Ms) – BA HDE (Fort Hare), BA Hons (UPE), MA Counselling Psych (Fort Hare)
SC da Silva (Ms) – BA Hons (Natal), MA Counselling Psych (Fort Hare)
A Qotoyi (Mr) – B Com Hons (Unitra), MA (WSU)
NJ Rulumeni-Ntlombeni (Ms) - BA (Unitra), BA Hons (WSU), PGD HIV/AIDS, MA (Stellenbosch)
N Sithole (MS) BA Hons (WSU)
DEPARTMENT OF LEGAL STUDIES
Criminal & Procedural Law
PT Mtunuse (Dr) B. Juris, LL.B (Unisa), LL.M (Unisa)
DC Botma (Adv) B. Juris, LL.B (OFS)
LLE Mabovula (Mr) B. Juris, LL.B (Unitra)
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Legal History & Philosophy
T Mdunyelwa (Ms) B.Juris, LL.B (Unitra)
B Yalezo(Mr) B Juris, LL.B (Unitra)
Mercantile Law
V Nosindwa (Mr) B. Juris, LL.B, LL.M (Unisa)
MM Matyumza (Adv) B. Juris, LL.B (Unitra) LL.M (Natal)
NZ Mtshabe (Mr) B. Juris, LL.B (Unitra) LL.M (Unisa)
M Mhambi (Adv) LL.B (Unitra)
M Golifili (Ms) B Ed, LL.B (Unitra)
Private & Customary Law
P Malefane (Ms) B.Juris, LL.B (Unitra), LL.M (Natal)
HN Jilata HN (Mr) B. Juris, LL.B (Unitra)
N Ludidi (Ms) B.Juris, LL.B (Unitra), LL,M (UKZN)
B Nabileyo (Mr) B. Juris, LL.B (Unitra) LL.M (Potch.)
Public Law
PN Makiwane (Professor & Dean) BA, Hons BA (Unisa), B, Proc., LL.B (Unitra), LL.M, LL.D (Unisa)
N Ntakana (Adv) B, Juris, LL.B (Unitra)
V Ntshangase(Adv) B. Juris, L.LB (Unitra) LL.M (Wits)
NR Mtshabe (Adv) B. Juris, LL.B (Unitra)
ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS & SECTIONS
The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences & Law has 4 Departments. These are:
DEPARTMENT OF ARTS
Sections
Afrikaans
African Languages
English
History
Geography
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCES (DSS)
Sections
Sociology and Population Development Studies
Political Studies
Philosophy & Religious Studies
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Library & Information Science
Criminology & Administration of Criminal Justice
Anthropology
DEPARTMENT OF LEGAL STUDIES
Sections
Criminal & Procedural Law
Legal History & Philosophy
Mercantile Law
Private & Customary Law
Public Law
Law Clinic
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK & PSYCHOLOGY
Sections
Psychology
Social Work
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ADMISSION TO UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
For all Bachelor’s Degree programmes, only applicants whose National Senior Certificate (NSC) results indicate that the
learner has met the requirements for admission into Bachelor’s Degree, that is Bachelors’ endorsement, may be
admitted. In the case of the old Senior Certificate, only applicants with a Matriculation Exemption endorsement will be
considered for admission.
Admission Point System (APS)
The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law endeavours to use a point system for admissions. The achievement
levels are then translated into points for each NSC subject. Points will be used to calculate the total Admission Point
Score (APS).
The minimum APS required for a Bachelor’s degree is 26.
For the Bachelor of Laws the APS is 28.
The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Admissions Committee considered the administration of
admission point score as proposed by HESA. The Committee appreciates the breakdown made in the achievement
levels as this advantages a student whose performance is better than others.
On the basis of the HESA proposal the points will be awarded as in the following example:
NSC Percentage per Subject
Points
91%
9.1
86%
8.6
82%
8.2
79%
7.9
64%
6.4
55%
5.5
43%
4.3
39%
3.9
31%
3.1
30%
3.0
29%
2.9
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28%
2.8
27%
2.7
26%
2.6
25%
2.5
The purpose of the above split will assist departments in admitting students according to their performance as opposed
to the previous point system where a learner who scores 70% and the one who scores 79% would both attain7 points.
It should be noted that the above scoring system excludes Life Orientation and Mathematical Literacy. Points for
these two are allocated as follows:
NSC Percentage per Subject
Points
90 - 100%
5
80 - 89%
4
70 - 79%
3
60 - 69%
2
50 - 59%
1
40 - 49%
0
30 - 39%
0
0 - 29%
0
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ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS PER PROGRAMME FOR 2015
PROGRAMME
CAMPUS
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR MATRICULATION
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR NSC
Bachelor of Arts
Mthatha: NMD
Senior certificate with Matriculation Exemption. At
least two subjects in Humanities with at least two
subjects with E (HG) and two subjects with D (SG) and
a pass in any other two school subjects.
Bachelors’ endorsement with NSC
achievement rating of at least 4 (50 – 59%)
for any four NSC Subjects. If English is taken
as a major, it should be at least at level 5.
NSC rating of at least 3 (40 – 49%) for
English (if not to be taken as a Major), which
is the language of learning and teaching at
WSU and a pass in any other school subject.
Mthatha (NMD)
As above)
Bachelor of Arts
Mthatha: NMD
Senior certificate with at least two E (HG) in and two D
(SG) in school subjects.
Bachelors’ endorsement with NSC
achievement rating of at least 4 (50 – 59%)
for any four NSC Subjects. If English is taken
as a major, it should at least be at level 5.
NSC rating of at least 3 (40 – 49%) for
English (if not to be taken as a Major), which
is the language of learning and teaching at
WSU and a pass in any other school subject.
Mthatha (NMD)
As above
Bachelor of Social Science
(MT5407)
Bachelor of Arts
(Honours)
(MT5406)
Bachelor of Social
Science
(MT 5403)
Bachelor of Social
Science (Honours)
(MT5404)
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Bachelor of Social Science Mthatha (NMD)
Extended (ECP)
As Above
Bachelors’ endorsement with NSC
achievement rating of at least 4 (50 – 59%)
for any four NSC Subjects. If English is taken
as a major, it should at least be at level 5.
NSC rating of at least 3 (40 – 49%) for
English (if not to be taken as a Major), which
is the language of learning and teaching at
WSU and a pass in any other school subject.
Mthatha NMD
Senior Certificate with at least E (HG) and D (SG) in
school subjects.
See under admission requirements under
Bachelor of Laws
Mthatha NMD
Senior Certificate with some requirements
See under Bachelor of Social Work
Mthatha (NMD)
Senior Certificate with at least E (HG) and D (SG) in
school subjects.
Mthatha NMD
As above
(MT5409)
Bachelor of Laws
(MT5440)
Bachelor of Social Work
MT5218
Master of Arts
(MT5405)
Master of Social Work
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Social Work
Bachelor of Psychology
Doctor of Social Work
Mthatha NMD
As above
Master of Social Work
The following are also acceptable:
1.
2.
Mature age exemption for applicant in possession of the Senior Certificate (old matriculation) as per Rule 1.7 of the WSU General Rule and
Regulations.
RPL
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PROGRAMMES
DEPARTMENT OF ARTS
BACHELOR OF ARTS (MT5407)
Admission Requirements
NSC Achievement rating of at least 4 (50-59%) for any four NSC Subjects, two of which shall be from the Humanities
and Social Studies learning field or any other relevant subject, NSC rating of at least 5 (60-69%) for English if it is to
be taken as a Major
Duration
The Duration of study for the degree shall extend over a minimum period of three years of study.
Assessment
Formative Assessment: written and oral tests, assignments, simulations, role play, case studies, presentations.
Summative assessment: written final examinations.
Rules of progression per level are as follows:
In order to qualify for the award of the degree, a candidate must pass all the prescribed modules/disciplines for the
programme.
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
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
One may exit at any level if taking elective modules in the programme
For entrance into level 2 of this programme one has to have successfully completed level 1 or attained at least
104 credits from level 1 or its equivalent.
For entrance into level 3 of this programme one has to have successfully completed level 2 or attained at least
120 credits from level 2 or its equivalent.
No student will be permitted entry into level 3 with outstanding credits from level one.
YEAR 1
Module
Code
Module Name
Credits Duration
C/F/E
ELS11M5
English for Academic
Purposes (EAP) Compulsory
08
SEM 1
F
ELS12M5
English for Academic
Purposes (EAP) Compulsory
08
SEM 2
F
PRE-REQUISITEEEEE
CO-REQUISITE
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EDU12M6
Computer Applications in
Education (Compulsory)
06
SEM
F
CHOOSE ONE FROM THE FOLLOWING:
EDU12M9 HIV/AIDS
06
SEM
F
EDU12M0 Entrepreneurship
06
SEM
F
Choose Two (32 credits each) from the following Humanities Disciplines
English
ELS11M7
Introduction to the Study of
English Literature I
08
SEM 1
C
ELS11M8
Introduction to the Study of
English Language I
08
SEM 1
C
ELS12M8
Introduction to the Study of
English Literature II
08
SEM 2
C
ELS12M6
Introduction to the Study of
English Language II
08
SEM 2
C
IsiXhosa
XHL11M1
Introduction to the Scientific
Study of Language-1A
08
SEM1
C
XHF11M2
Introduction to Fiction
Studies-1A
08
SEM1
C
XHL12M1
Introduction to the Scientific
Study of Language-1B
08
SEM2
C
XHF12M2
Introduction to Fiction
Studies-1B
08
SEM2
C
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Sesotho
SEL11M1
Introduction to the Scientific
Study of the Language-1B
08
SEM1
C
SEF11M2
Introduction to Fiction
Studies-1A
08
SEM2
C
SEL12M1
Introduction to the Scientific
Study of the Language-1B
08
SEM 2
C
SEF12M2
Introduction to Fiction
Studies-1B
08
SEM2
C
Geography
GEO11M2
Introduction to
Environmental Techniques
08
SEM1
C
GEO11M1
Introduction to Physical
Environment
08
SEM1
C
GEO12M6
Introduction to
Environmental Techniques B
08
SEM2
C
GEO12M3
Introduction to Human
Environment 1203
08
SEM2
C
History
HST11M1
Modern World: The Western
World and Industrial Age
08
SEM1
C
HST12M2
Modern World: From the
High Tide of Imperialism to
World War 1
08
SEM1
C
HST12M1
South Africa: from Earliest
Times to Mfecane
08
SEM2
C
HST12M2
South Africa: from Mfecane
to the South Africa War
08
SEM
C
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Afrikaans
AFR 11M1
Afrikaanse Kommunikasie
08
SEM 1
C
AFR11M2
Inleiding Tot Afrikaanse
Grammatika
08
SEM 1
C
AFR12M1
Afrikaanse Poësie
08
SEM 2
C
AFR12M2
Afrikaanse Prosa
08
SEM 2
C
08
SEM2
C
OR
AFR12M3
Afrikaanse Drama
Electives: Choose ONE Discipline (32 credits) from the following Social Sciences Disciplines
Education
EDU10M1
Principles of Learning &
Teaching
16
Year long
E
EDU10M2
Psychology of Learning &
Teaching
16
Year long
E
Anthropology
ANT11M1
Introduction to Social and
Cultural Anthropology
08
SEM1
E
ANT11M2
Principles of Social
Organisation
08
SEM1
E
ANT12M1
Introduction to Physical
Anthropology and the
Concept of race
08
SEM2
E
ANT12M2
Ethnographic Studies
08
SEM2
E
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Criminology
CRY11M1
Introduction to Criminal
Justice System
08
SEM1
E
CRY11M2
South African Crime Studies
08
SEM1
E
CRY12M1
Juvenile Delinquency
08
SEM2
E
CRY12M2
Juvenile Adjudication
08
SEM2
E
Philosophy
PHL11M1
Philosophical Problems
08
SEM1
E
PHL11M2
Ancient Greek Thought
08
SEM1
E
PHL12M3
Clear Thinking
08
SEM1
E
PHL12M4
Moral Philosophy
08
SEM2
E
Religion Studies
REL11M1
Religions in South Africa
08
SEM2
E
REL12M2
Religion and Sacred
Scripture
08
SEM2
E
PHL12M3
Clear Thinking
08
SEM2
E
PHL12M4
Moral Philosophy
08
SEM2
E
Sociology
SOC11M1
Introduction to Sociological
Concepts, Perspectives and
Social Institutions
08
SEM1
E
SOC11M2
Introduction. Research
Methods and Statistics
08
SEM1
E
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SOC12M2
Population and Rural-Urban
Development
08
SEM2
E
SOC12M7
Social Research Project
08
SEM2
E
Library and Information Science
LIS11M1
Information Environment
and Users (IEU)
08
SEM1
E
LIS11M5
Information Resources &
Services (IRS)
08
SEM1
E
LIS12M2
Organisation of Information
& Materials (OIM)
08
SEM2
E
LIS12M4
Management of Info Centres 08
(MIC)
SEM2
E
Political Studies
POL11M1
Introduction to Political
Science
08
SEM1
C
POL11M2
Government and Politics in
South Africa
08
SEM1
C
POL12M1
Comparative Politics and
Government
08
SEM2
C
POL12M2
Introduction to International
Relations
08
SEM2
C
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YEAR 2
Choose TWO disciplines taken in the first year (48 credits each) either both being in Humanities in order to
qualify for admission into the PGCE programme or one in Humanities and another a Social Science
HUMANITIES DISCIPLINES
English
ELS21M1
Drama in English
06
SEM 1
C
ELS21M2
English Phonetics &
Phonology
06
SEM 1
C
ELS21M3
Poetry in English
06
SEM 1
C
ELS21M4
English Morphology & Syntax 06
SEM 1
C
ELS22M1
Prose Fiction in English
06
SEM2
C
ELS22M2
Introduction to Semantics
06
SEM2
C
ELS22M3
English Literary Criticism
06
SEM2
C
ELS22M4
Introduction to Pragmatics
06
SEM2
C
IsiXhosa
XHL21M1
Advanced Scientific study of
the Language-2A
12
SEM1
C
XHF21M4
Advanced fiction studies-2A
06
SEM1
C
XHF21M5
Oral Tradition
06
SEM1
C
XHL22M1
Advanced Scientific study of
the Language-2B
12
SEM2
C
XHF22M4
Advanced fiction studies-2B
06
SEM2
C
XHF22M5
Oral Tradition
06
SEM2
C
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Sesotho
SEL21M1
Advanced Scientific study of
Language-2A
12
SEM1
C
SEF21M4
Advanced fiction studies-2A
06
SEM1
C
SEF22M5
Oral Tradition
06
SEM2
C
SEL22M1
Advanced Scientific study of
the Language-2B
12
SEM2
C
SEF220M4
Advanced fiction studies-2B
06
SEM2
C
SEF22M5
Oral Tradition
06
SEM2
C
Geography
EDG21M6
Environment Survey
Techniques 2101
08
SEM1
C
EDG21M7
Atmosphere & Terrain
Analysis 2102
08
SEM1
C
EDG22M6
Environment Survey
Techniques 2201
O8
SEM2
C
EDG22M7
Environment and
Development
08
SEM2
C
EDG22M8
Soil Science
08
SEM2
C
BAR22M0
Research Methodology
08
SEM 2
C
History
HST21M1
The Making of Modern South 12
Africa
SEM1
C
HST2102
Segregation, Apartheid and
Resistance in South Africa
SEM1
C
12
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HST22M1
Africa and the World from
1800
12
SEM2
C
HST22M2
Any one of the following:
12
SEM2
C
Modern China
Modern Japan
Modern USSR
Afrikaans
AFR21M1
Afrikaanse Grammatika
12
SEM1
C
AFR21M1
Afrikaanse Diakroniese
Taalkunde en Semantiek
12
SEM1
C
AFR22M2
Afrikaanse Poësie
12
SEM2
C
AFR22M2
Afrikaanse Prosa
12
SEM2
C
AFR22M3
Afrikaanse Drama
12
SEM2
C
SOCIAL SCIENCE DISCIPLINES
Education
EDU20M2
Educational Technology
24
Year long
E
EDU20M5
Theory of Education
24
Year long
E
Anthropology
ANT21M1
Development of
Anthropological Thought
12
SEM1
E
ANT21M2
Ethnographical Studies
12
SEM 1
E
ANT22M1
Ritual Analysis
12
SEM 2
E
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ANT22M2
Development Anthropology
12
SEM 2
E
Criminology
CRY210M3
Victimology
12
SEM1
E
CRY21M6
Crime Prevention and
Community Policing
12
SEM1
E
CRY22M7
Fundamental Penology
12
SEM2
E
CRY22M8
Introduction to Research
Methodology
12
SEM2
E
Philosophy
PHL21M1
Theories of Human Nature
12
SEM1
E
PHL21M2
Moral Theory
12
SEM1
E
PHL22M0
Political Philosophy
12
SEM2
E
PHL22M4
Rationalism & Empiricism
12
SEM2
E
Political Studies
POL21M1
Political Theory
12
SEM1
C
POL21M2
Research Methods
12
SEM1
C
POL 21M3
Principles of Political
Economy
12
SEM1
C
POL22M1
Contemporary Development
Issues
12
SEM2
C
POL22M2
Foreign Policy Analysis
12
SEM2
C
POL22M4
Gender Politics and
Development
12
SEM2
E
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Religion Studies
REL21M1
Religion and Development
12
SEM1
E
REL21M2
Religious Texts and Social
Values
12
SEM1
E
Sociology
SOC21M1
Classical Social Theories
12
SEM1
E
SOC20M5
Research Methods, Social
Statistics and Rural
Development and Food
Production (CHESP)
12
SOC22M4
Sociology of Work and
Labour Relation Studies
12
SEM2
E
SOC22M8
Population and Social
Differentiation (HIV/AIDS)
12
SEM2
E
E
Library & Information Science
LIS 210M1
User Studies (USER STU)
12
SEM1
E
LIS21M2
Information Services
Management (ISM)
12
SEM1
E
LIS21M3
Information Analysis and
Retrieval (IAR
12
SEM1
E
LIS22M1
Bibliographic Description
(BID)
12
SEM2
E
Research Methods
(Compulsory)
08
F
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YEAR 3
Take the TWO Disciplines (48 credits each) done at second year level in the second year of study as
Majors
HUMANITIES DISCIPLINES
English
ELS31M1
Modern Prose Fiction in
English
06
SEM1
C
ELS31M2
Theories of English Syntax
06
SEM1
C
ELS31M3
A Survey of Poetry in English
06
SEM1
C
ELS31M4
Linguistic Analysis
06
SEM1
C
ELS32M1
Modern Drama in English
06
SEM2
C
ELS32M2
Introduction to Psycho-Socio
Linguistics
06
SEM2
C
ELS32M3
Literary Theory
06
SEM2
C
ELS32M4
Discourse Analysis
06
SEM2
C
IsiXhosa
XHL31M1
Comparative Linguistics &
Project
12
SEM1
C
XHF31M4
Further Advanced fiction
studies-3A
06
SEM1
C
XHF31M5
Oral Tradition
06
SEM1
C
XHL32M1
Comparative African
Linguistics
12
SEM2
C
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XHF32M4
Further Advanced fiction
studies -3B
06
SEM2
C
XHF32M5
Oral Tradition
06
SEM2
C
Sesotho
SEL31M1
Comparative Linguistics &
Project
12
SEM1
C
SEF31M4
Further Advanced fiction
studies-3A
06
SEM1
C
SEF31M5
Oral Tradition
06
SEM1
C
SEL32M1
Comparative African
Linguistics
12
SEM2
C
SEF32M4
Further Advanced fiction
studies -3A
06
SEM2
C
SEF32M5
Oral Tradition
06
SEM2
C
Geography
EDG31M6
Geographical Information
Systems
06
SEM1
C
EDG31M7
Terrestrial resource
Management
12
SEM1
C
EDG32M6
Geographical Information
Systems
06
SEM2
C
EDG31M8
Tourism and Ecotourism
12
SEM1
C
EDG32M8
Rural Resource Management 12
SEM2
C
EDG32M9
Social Impact Analysis
SEM2
C
12
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…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..........................
History
HST31M1
History of Gender Relations
in Southern Africa
12
SEM1
C
HST31M2
Themes in the History of the
Eastern Cape
12
SEM1
C
HST32M1
Themes in 20th Century
World
12
SEM2
C
HST32M3
Theme/s in Economic/Social
History
12
SEM2
C
Afrikaans
AFR31M1
Gevordede Afrikaanse
Grammatika
12
SEM1
C
AFR31M2
Gevordede Afrikaanse
Semantiek
12
SEM1
C
AFR32M1
Afrikaanse Poësie
12
SEM2
C
AFR32M2
Afrkaanse Prosa
12
SEM2
C
AFR32M3
Afrikaanse Drama
12
SEM2
C
SOCIAL SCIENCES DISCIPLINES
Education
EDU30M3
School Management
24
Year long
E
EDU30M4
Comparative Education
24
Year long
E
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…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..........................
Anthropology
ANT31M1
Modern Anthropological
Theory and Methodology
12
SEM1
E
ANT31M2
Ethnographic Studies
12
SEM1
E
ANT32M1
Development Anthropology
12
SEM2
E
ANT32M2
Medical Anthropology
12
SEM2
E
12
SEM2
E
12
SEM2
E
OR
ANT32M3
ANT32M4
Social Change and Labour
Migration
OR
Project Reports
Criminology
CRY31M1
Theories of Crime
12
SEM1
E
CRY31M2
Research Methodology
12
SEM1
E
CRY32M1
Psycho-criminology
12
SEM2
E
CRY32M2
Priority Crime Issues
12
SEM2
E
Political Studies
POL31M1
International Politics
12
SEM1
C
POL31M2
Africa Politics
12
SEM1
C
POL32M1
International Political
Economy
12
SEM2
C
POL32M2
Public Policy Analysis
12
SEM2
C
POL32M0
Peace Studies
12
SEM2
E
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…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..........................
Religion Studies
REL31M1
Christianity and Islam in
Africa
12
SEM1
E
REL31M2
Religion and Gender
12
SEM1
E
REL32M3
Religion, Conflict and
Reconciliation
12
SEM2
E
REL32M4
Religion and Human Rights
12
SEM2
E
Philosophy
PHL31M1
History of Ideas
12
SEM1
E
PHL31M2
Applied Ethics
12
SEM1
E
PHL32M1
Theories of Justice
12
SEM2
E
PHL32M4
Advanced Political Philosophy 12
SEM2
E
Sociology and Population Development Studies
SOC31M1
Critical, Modernism-Post
Modernism and
Organisational
12
SEM1
SOC30M2
Research Methods and
Project for Social Sciences
12
Year long
SOC32M3
Population and Sustainable
Rural Development
12
SEM2
SOC32M4
Sociology of Work, Labour
Conflicts and Resolutions
12
SEM2
Environment and Sustainable
12
Development Studies
SEM2
OR
SOC32M5
OR
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SOC32M6
Gender Studies
12
SEM2
12
SEM2
12
SEM2
OR
SOC32M7
Urban Social Development
OR
SOC32M8
Health, Illness and Medicine
Library & Information Science
LIS31M1
Research Methods
12
SEM1
E
LIS31M2
Info Use and Users
12
SEM1
E
OR
LIS31M4
Publishing
12
SEM 1
E
LIS32M1
Work Integrated learning
12
SEM2
E
LIS32M2
Education Info Services in
Developing Countries
12
SEM2
E
SeSotho Special
SES10M1
Sesotho Special
16
Year Long
E
XHS10M1
IsiXhosa Special
16
Year Long
E
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DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCES (5480)
ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
List of Disciplines
Anthropology
Criminology and Administration of Criminal Justice
Library and Information Science
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Political Studies
Psychology
Sociology and Population Development Studies
Social Work
Admission Requirements
For Bachelor of Social Science Degree programmes, only applicants whose National Senior Certificate (NSC) results
indicate that the learner has met the requirements for admission into Bachelor’s Degree, that is Bachelors’
endorsement, may be admitted. In the case of the old Senior Certificate, only applicants with a Matriculation Exemption
endorsement will be considered for admission.
Admission Point System (APS)
The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law endeavours to use a point system for admissions. The achievement
levels are then translated into points for each NSC subject. Points will be used to calculate the total Admission Point
Score (APS).
The minimum APS required for a Bachelor’s degree is 26.
The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Admissions Committee considered the administration of
admission point score as proposed by HESA. The Committee appreciates the breakdown made in the achievement
levels as this advantages a student whose performance is better than others.
On the basis of the HESA proposal the points will be awarded as in the following example:
NSC Percentage per Subject
Points
91%
9.1
86%
8.6
82%
8.2
79%
7.9
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64%
6.4
55%
5.5
43%
4.3
39%
3.9
31%
3.1
30%
3.0
29%
2.9
28%
2.8
27%
2.7
26%
2.6
25%
2.5
The purpose of the above split will assist departments in admitting students according to their performance as opposed
to the previous point system where a learner who scores 70% and the one who scores 79% would both attain7 points.
It should be noted that the above scoring system excludes Life Orientation and Mathematical Literacy. Points for
these two are allocated as follows:
NSC Percentage per Subject
Points
90 - 100%
5
80 - 89%
4
70 - 79%
3
60 - 69%
2
50 - 59%
1
40 - 49%
0
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30 - 39%
0
0 - 29%
0
PROGRAMME
CAMPUS
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
FOR MATRICULATION
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
FOR NSC
Bachelor of
Social Science
Mthatha: NMD
Senior certificate with
Matriculation Exemption. At least
two subjects in Humanities with
at least two subjects with E (HG)
and two subjects with D (SG) and
a pass in any other two school
subjects.
Bachelors’ endorsement with
NSC achievement rating of at least
4 (50 – 59%) for any four NSC
Subjects. If English is taken as a
major, it should at least be at level
5. NSC rating of at least 3 (40 –
49%) for English (if not to be
taken as a Major), which is the
language of learning and teaching
at WSU and a pass in any other
school subject.
(MT5403)
The following are also acceptable
3.
Mature age exemption for applicant in possession of the Senior Certificate (old matriculation) as
per Rule 1.7 of the WSU General Rule and Regulations
Level 1:
On successful completion of level one, a student is required to have passed the modules that amount to 120 credits.
However, in order for a student to progress to level two, an acquisition of a minimum of 80 credits is required, of which
75% is from each major subject.
Level 2:
On successful completion of level two, a student is required to have passed the modules that amount to 120 credits.
However, in order for a student to progress to level three, an acquisition of a minimum of 84 credits is required, of
which 75% is from each major subject.
Level 3:
On successful completion of level three, a student is required to have acquired 256 credits from the two major subjects,
24 credits of the foundation modules and 80 credits of elective modules; that means for Bachelor of Social Sciences
Degree to be conferred to a candidate a minimum 360 credits is requirement.
Duration of the programme
The programme shall extend over a minimum of three (3) years of study for a full time student. A part-time and
extended programme student, however, may spread the curriculum over a minimum of four years.
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Bachelor of Social Science (two options)
Bachelor of Psychology
Postgraduate Degree Programmes
Postgraduate Diploma in Library Information Systems (PGDLS)
Bachelor of Social Science Honours
Bachelor of Arts Honours
Master Bibliotheologiea (Pipeline students only)
Master of Arts
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BSOCSC PROGRAMME
Credits
Number per
Module
Fundamental Modules
(Cross-cutting skills)
Level 1
Module =
8 credits for each of
the SSDS modules
1 Computer skills
2 Entrepreneurship
3 Communication
skills and EAP
4 Mathematical skills
5 HIV/AIDS
Elective Modules (SSDS and
related Fields)
1st major: 1 Social Sciences
(SSDS) discipline
2nd major: 1 Social Sciences
(SSDS) discipline
OR:
1st major: 1 Social Sciences
(SSDS) discipline
Students will choose 4
PLUS
Cross-cutting skill modules 2nd major: one of the
from the above list. Each following: Languages,
module carries
Geography, History,
6 credits
Economics, Public
Total = 24 Credits
Administration
(32 credits for each major)
Please note:
Total = 64 credits
(Research Methodology
will be infused in all Social
Sciences’ modules at Level
1)
Level 2
1 x SSDS Joint Research
Methodology module of 8
Module =
credits (Not for 2013
12 credits for each of 2014)
the SSDS modules
Level 3
Core Modules
(Endorsement)
1 x SSDS Social Research
Methodology & Project
Module =
(coursework and research
12 credits for each of project):
the SSDS modules
This is a year course of 24
credits
1st major: 1 Social Sciences
(SSDS) discipline
2nd major: 1 Social Sciences
(SSDS) discipline
OR:
1st major: 1 Social Sciences
(SSDS) discipline
PLUS
2nd major: one of the
following: Languages,
Geography, History,
Economics, Public
Administration
(48 credits for each major)
Total = 96 Credits
4 modules of 8 credits each,
selected from one discipline
Total = 32 credits
Please note:
Clear Thinking and Moral
Reasoning will be either in one
of the SSDS majors
OR
It will be in the Bachelor of
Development Studies
Programme
2 x SSDS Level 2
modules of 12
credits each, selected from a
discipline taken at Level 1
Total = 24 credits
1st major: 1 Social Sciences
(SSDS) discipline
2nd major: 1 Social Sciences
(SSDS) discipline
OR:
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1st major: 1 Social Sciences
(SSDS) discipline
PLUS
2nd major: one of the
following: Languages,
Geography, History,
Economics, Public
Administration
(48 credits for each major)
Total = 96 Credits
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ANTHROPOLOGY
The Discipline does not offer a stand-alone Programme at undergraduate level. The Discipline provides for students to
choose Anthropology as a Major, which can be combined with any other discipline chosen as a Second Major for the
Bachelor of Social Science programme.
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCE: ANTHROPOLOGY AS A MAJOR
Module
Code
Module/Course Name
Cr
Duration
Fundamental/
Core/Elective
Prerequisite
Co-requisite
Co-requisite
FIRST YEAR
ANT11M1 Introduction To Social And 08
Cultural Anthropology
Sem 1
C
ANT11M2 Principles Of Social
Organisation And Popular
Culture
08
Sem1
C
ANT12M1 Introduction To Physical
Anthropology And The
Concept Of Race
08
Sem 2
C
ANT12M2 Introduction to
ethnography
08
Sem 2
C
SECOND YEAR
Module
Code
Module/Course Name
Cr
Duration
Fundamental/
Core/Elective
Prerequisite
ANT21M1 Development Of
Anthropological Thought
12
Sem 1
C
ANT1101 &
ANT1201
ANT21M2 Ethnographic Research
Methods
12
Sem 1
C
ANT1102 &
ANT 1202
ANT22M1 Ritual Analysis
12
Sem 2
C
ANT22M2 Development Anthropology 12
Sem 2
C
THIRD YEAR
Module
Code
Module/Course Name
Cr
Duration
Fundamental/
Core/Elective
Prerequisite
ANT31M1 Modern Anthropological
Theory And Methodology
12
Sem 1
C
ANT2101
ANT31M2 Ethnography Studies
12
Sem 1
C
ANT2102
ANT32M1 Development Anthropology 12
Sem 2
C
Co-requisite
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ANT32M2 Medical Anthropology
12
Sem 2
C
ANT32M3 Social Change And Labour
Migration
12
Sem 2
E
ANT32M4 Project Reports
12
Sem 2
C
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BACHELOR OF ARTS HONOURS
Admission requirements
To register a student is required to have a Bachelor’s degree with Anthropology as a major subject or its equivalent. A
student is further required to meet all the required university general rules and regulations. Duration: The programme
is offered for a minimum period of one year full time and a maximum period of three years for fulltime and four years
for part time.
Curriculum
Module
Code
Module/Course Name
Cr
Duration Fundamental/
Core/Elective
ANT41M1
Anthropological Research
Methods
18
Sem 1
C
ANT41M2
Modern Anthropological
Thought
18
Sem1
C
ANT42M2
Development
Anthropology
18
Sem 2
C
ANT42M3
Research Paper
30
Year Long C
ANT41M3
Aesthetics And Literature
In Africa
18
Sem 1
E
ANT41M4
Kinship And Marriage
18
Sem 2
E
ANT41M5
Traditional Rulers And
Their Realms
18
Sem 2
E
ANT41M6
Cross Cultural Approaches 18
to Knowledge
Sem 2
E
ANT42M1
Trends In Medical
Anthropology
18
Sem 2
E
ANT42M4
S.A Traditional Society
And Social Change
18
Sem 2
E
ANT42M5
Impact Of City And Rise
Of Informal Settlements
18
Sem 2
E
ANT42M6
Psychological
Anthropology
18
Sem 2
E
ANT42M7
Ethnographic Studies: SA
and Beyond
18
Sem 2
E
Prerequisite
Co-requisite
NB. A Master of Arts Degree which is based on a dissertation is also offered with a major in Anthropology.
Admission requirements: To be admitted, an honours with a major in Anthropology or equivalent is required.
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A minimum period of one year full time and a maximum period of four years for full time and five years for part time.
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BACHELOR OF ARTS HONOURS (GENDER STUDIES)
(on hold for 2015)
Admission requirements
The programme is open to all candidates with a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent. A minimum of 60% score is
required for the Bachelor’s degree. A student is further required to meet all the required university general rules and
regulations.
Duration
The programme is offered for a minimum period of one year full time and a maximum period of three years for fulltime
and four years for part time.
Curriculum
Module
Code
Module/Course Name
Cr
Duration
Fundamental/
Core/Elective
GDS40M1 Gender Theories
18
Sem 1
C
GDS40M2 Research Methodology
18
Sem 1
C
GDS40M3 Research Paper
30
Year Long
C
GDS40M4 Feminist Ethics
18
Sem 2
C
GDS40M5 Gender And Psychology
18
Sem 2
C
GDS40M6 Gender And Religion
18
Sem1
E
GDS40M7 Gender, Agriculture &
Environment
18
Sem 1
E
GDS40M8 Gender & Health
18
Sem 1
E
GDS40M9 Gender, Economics & Rural 18
Development
Sem 2
E
GDS40M0 Contemporary Women’s
Writing
18
Sem 2
E
GDS40M3 Gender & Politics
18
Sem 2
E
Prerequisite
Co-requisite
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CRIMINOLOGY AND ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
The Discipline at undergraduate level does not offer a stand-alone programme. The Discipline provides for students to
choose Criminology as a Major, which can be combined with any other discipline chosen as a Second Major for the
Bachelor of Social Science programme. On registering for Criminology as a major field of study, a student may also
consider registering for the following modules as electives: Legal History (LHR 1103); Legal Skills (LSS 1104); Criminal
Law (CLA 2101 & CLA 2207); Criminal Procedure (CPA 3102 & CPA 3201); Law of Evidence (LOE 3103).
Curriculum
Module
Code
Module/Course Name
Cr
Duration
Fundamental/
Core/Elective
Prerequisite
Corequisite
FIRST YEAR
CRY11M1
Introduction To SA
Criminal Justice System
12
Sem 1
C
CRY11M2
South African Crime
Studies
12
Sem 1
C
CRY12M1
Juvenile Delinquency
12
Sem 2
C
CRY12M2
Juvenile Delinquency
12
Sem 2
C
SECOND YEAR
(NB: From the following modules a student may choose to register CRY 2103 or CRY 2202)
Module
Code
Module/Course Name
Cr
Duration
Fundamental/
Core/Elective
CRY21M3
Victimology
12
Sem 1
C/E
CRY21M6
Crime Prevention &
Community Policing
12
Sem 1
C
CRY22M2
Criminal Justice
Management
12
Sem 1
C/E
CRY22M7
Fundamental Penology
12
Sem 2
C/E
CRY22M8
Introduction To Research
Methodology
12
Sem 2
C
Prerequisite
Corequisite
THIRD YEAR
(NB: From the following core modules a student may choose to register CRY 3201 or CRY 3203)
Module
Code
Module/Course Name
Cr
Duration
Fundamental/
Core/Elective
CRY31M1
Theories Of Crime
12
Sem 1
C/E
CRY31M2
Research Methodology
12
Sem 1
C
Prerequisite
Co-requisite
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CRY32M1
Psycho-Criminology
12
Sem 2
C
CRY32M2
Priority Crime Issues
12
Sem 2
C/E
CRY32M3
Human Rights In Criminal
Justice System
12
Sem 2
C
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BA (HONOURS) MAJORING IN CRIMINOLOGY
Qualification Code: BHC. NQF Exit Level: 8. Total NQF Credits: 120
Admission requirements
To register a student is required to have a Bachelor’s degree with Criminology as a major subject or equivalent. A
student is further required to comply with the university general rules and regulations.
Duration
A minimum period of one year full time and a maximum period of four years for full time and five years for part time.
Curriculum
Module
Code
Module/Course Name
Cr
Duration
Fundamental/
Core/Elective
CES41M9
Research Paper
30
Year Long
C
MET41M1
Research Methodology
18
Sem 1
C
THC41M2
Theories Of Crime
18
Sem 1
C
Prerequisite
Co-requisite
ELECTIVES: Choose three from the following
JUD42M1
Juvenile Delinquency
18
Sem 2
E
PEN42M2
Penology
18
Sem 2
E
CRW42M3
Victimology
18
Sem 2
E
CEV42M4
Crime Prevention
18
Sem 2
E
PCM42M5
Psycho-Criminology
18
Sem 2
E
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MASTER OF ARTS (CRIMINOLOGY)
(Offered by dissertation only)
Admission requirements
To register a student is required to have a Bachelor of Arts Honours (Criminology) or equivalent. It is further required
that a student should comply with the university general rules as stipulated in the general prospectus.
Duration
A minimum period of one year full-time, and a maximum period of four years for full-time and five years for part time.
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(Not offered this year)
POS41M1
Fundamentals Of Police
Science
18
Sem 1
C
POS41M2
Research Methodology
18
Sem 1
C
POS42M3
Police Administration &
Organisation
18
Sem 2
C
POS42M4
Functional Policing
18
Sem 2
C
POS40M0
Research Paper
30
Year Long
C
POS42M5
Criminalistics
18
Sem 2
C
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MASTER OF ARTS (POLICE SCIENCE)
(Not offered this year)
(Offered by Course work & Mini-Dissertation)
Duration: A minimum period of one year full time and a maximum period of four years for full time and five years for
part time.
MPL51M1
Criminology Perspective
on Social Problems
24
Sem 1
C
MPL51M2
Research Methodology
24
Sem 1
C
MPL50M0
Mini-Dissertation
60
Year
Long
C
MPL52M1
Crime Investigation in
Context
24
Sem 2
C
MPL52M2
Police Ethics & Integrity
24
Year
Long
C
MPL52M3
Police Management
Approaches & Issues
24
Sem 2
C
MPL52M4
Punishment & The State
24
Sem 2
C
MPL52M5
Strategic Issues In
Community Safety
24
Sem 2
C
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LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
BACHELOR OF LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE
(not offered in 2015)
The various programmes are designed to enable students to progress as necessary by moving from one programme
to the other, not only within the University but also to enable them fit into any professional Library & Information
Science programmes within the country and globally. Credits may be given for courses taken elsewhere, especially at
the Certificate and Diploma levels in Library and Information Science, and which may be judged to be equivalent to
those being offered in the above programme. Where this is done, a candidate need not register for courses against
which such credits have been given as the affected courses will be taken as having been passed by the candidate.
Duration of the Programme
Full-time students shall follow the course over a minimum period of FOUR years. Part-time students shall follow the
course over a minimum period of FIVE years.
Curriculum
Module
Code
Module/Course Name
Cr
Duration
Fundamental/
Core/ Elective
Prerequisite
Co-requisite
FIRST YEAR
LIS11M1
Information Environmental 08
& Users
1
C
LIS11M5
Information Resources &
Services
08
1
C
ELS11M5 English For Academic
Purposes 1
08
1
F
ELS12M5 English For Academic
Purposes 2
08
2
F
LIS12M2
Organisation of
Information & Materials
08
2
C
LIS12M4
Management of
Information Centres
08
2
C
ELS11M7 Introduction To Literacy
Studies 1
08
1
F
ELS11M8 Introduction To Study Of
Language 1
08
1
F
ELS12M6 Introduction To Study Of
Language 2
08
2
F
ELS12M8 Introduction To Literacy
Studies 2
08
2
F
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Choose 8 modules of 8 credits from other departments or schools.
Module
Code
Module/Course Name
Cr
Duration
Fundamental/
Core /Elective
Prerequisite
Co-requisite
SECOND YEAR
LIS21M1
User Studies
12
1
C
LIS21M2
Knowledge Management
12
1
C
LIS21M3
Information Analysis &
Retrieval
12
2
C
LIS22M1
Resource Description
12
2
C
LIS 2204
Work Integrated Learning
12
2
C
CLT11M1 Computer Literacy
08
1
F
CLT12M2 Computer Literacy
08
2
F
Second Year Major Modules
Choose 4 modules of 12 credits from other departments or schools.
THIRD YEAR
Module
Code
Module/Course Name
Cr
Duration
Fundamental/
Core/Elective
LIS31M1
Research Methods
12
1
C
LIS31M4
Publishing
12
1
C
LIS32M1
Work Integrated Learning
12
2
C
LIS32M2
Educational Information
Services In Developing
Countries
12
2
C
Prerequisite
Co-requisite
Third year Major Modules
Choose 4 Modules of 12 credits from other departments or schools
FOURTH YEAR
Module
Code
Module/Course Name
Cr
Duration
Fundamental/
Core/Elective
LIS41M1
Origins & Uses Of
Databases In Library &
Information Services
16
1
C
LIS41M2
Information Use & Users
Bibliographies
16
1
C
LIS41M4
Computer In Libraries &
Information Services
16
2
C
Prerequisite
Co-requisite
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LIS42M6
Computer Laboratory
Practical
26
2
C
LIS42M1
Fieldwork & Library
Practical
36
2
C
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POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN LIBRARY & INFORMATION
SCIENCE: PGDLIS
A student shall be admitted if in possession of an approved Bachelor degree in a field other than Information Science.
In order to qualify for the award of PGDLIS, a student must obtain 10 modules. LID 4204, LID 4205, LID 4202, LID
4107, are compulsory.
Module
Code
Module/Course Name
Cr
Duration
Fundamental/
Core/Elective
LID 41M1 Information Environment & 12
Users
1
C
LID 41M2 Management Of
Information Centres
12
1
C
LID 41M3 Information Services
Management
12
1
C
LID 41M4 Research Methods
12
1
C
LID 41M5 Information Resources &
Services
12
1
C
LID 42M7 Information Analysis &
Retrieval
12
2
C
LID 42M2 Bibliographic Description
12
2
C
LID 41M8 Origins & Uses Of
Databases In Lis
12
2
C
LI 41M9
Computers In Library &
Information Services
12
2
C
LID42M3
Business Information
Sources & Services
12
2
C
LID42M4
Fieldwork & Library
Practical
12
2
C
LID42M5
Computer Laboratory
Practical
12
2
C
Prerequisite
Co-requisite
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HONOURS DEGREE IN LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE B.Bibl.
Hons
(not offered in 2015)
Admission/ Entrance Requirements
The admission requirements for the Honours shall be B.Bibl / B.Soc (Library & Information Science) its equivalent, or
the Post-Graduate Diploma in Library & Information Science. PGDLIS. Candidates with National Diploma in Library &
Information Science and 5 years working experience in Library & Information environment may also be admitted. The
Duration of the Honours programme is a minimum of one year Full time and two years part time.
Choose any Four Modules from the list below together with LIS 5011 Honours Project and LIS 5212 Library Practical
which are compulsory. A minimum of 120 credits is required.
Module
Code
Module/Course Name
Cr
Duration
Fundamental
Core/Elective
LIS51M1
Knowledge Management
18
1
C
LIS51M2
Management Of
Information Services
18
1
C
LIS51M4
Information Technology
18
1
C
LIS51M6
Information Resources For
Children
18
1
C
LIS52M1
Information Storage &
Retrieval
18
2
C
LIS51M2
Information Literacy
18
LIS51M0
Management Information
System
18
2
C
LIS50M1
Honours Project
18
2
C
LIS52M2
Library Practical
18
2
C
Prerequisite
Co-requisite
C
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MASTERS DEGREE IN LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE M B
Bibl
(not offered in 2014)
Admission/ Entrance Requirements
The Programme is open to graduates in Library & Information Science with an Honours degree B.Bibl. Hons Candidates
with Honours degree in other disciplines must first register for PGDLIS and thereafter proceed to the Master’s
Programme. Candidates with National Diploma in Library & Information Science plus 10 years working experience in a
Library & Information environment may also be admitted into the Master’s Programme lasting a minimum of two years.
A total of 180 credits.
Curriculum
Module
Code
Module/Course Name
Cr
Duration
Fundamental
Core/Elective
LIS60M2
Library Practical
24
Sem 2
C
LIS60M5
Use Of Statistical Packages 24
For Research
Sem 2
C
LIS61M3
National & International
Information Systems
24
Sem 1
C
LIS61M5
Information Processing &
Dissemination
24
Sem 1
C
LIS62M1
Master’s Dissertation
60
Sem 2
C
LIS62M0
International Issues In
Information Science
24
Sem 2
C
Work Integrated Learning
(WIL)
20
Sem 2
Prerequisite
Co-requisite
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BACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCES: PHILOSOPHY AS A MAJOR
The Discipline does not offer a stand-alone Programme (in the sense of a degree qualification in Philosophy) at
undergraduate level. The Department provides for students to choose Philosophy as a Major, which can be combined
with any other discipline chosen as a Second Major. In the case where Philosophy is chosen as one of the majors,
students will be required to register for, and pass, all the prescribed modules at all the levels (i.e. four modules at each
of levels 1 to 3). Provision is also made for students to choose any of the prescribed modules as electives, depending
on their interests and the relevance of such modules to the Programme (degree qualification) being pursued.
Module
Code
Module/Course Name
Cr
Duration
Fundamental
Core/Elective
Prerequisite
Co-requisite
Prerequisite
Co-requisite
FIRST YEAR
PHL11M1
Philosophical Problems
08
SEM 1
C/E
PHL11M2
Ancient Greek Thought
08
SEM 1
C/E
PHL12M3
Clear Thinking
08
SEM 2
C/E
PHL12M4
Moral Philosophy
08
SEM 2
C/E
SECOND YEAR
PHL21M1 Theories Of Human Nature 12
SEM 1
C/E
PHL21M2 Moral Theory
12
SEM 1
C/E
12
SEM 2
C/E
12
SEM 2
C/E
Political Philosophy
PHL22M3
PHL22M4 Rationalism And
Empiricism
THIRD YEAR
Module
Code
Module/Course Name
Cr
Duration
Fundamental/
Core/Elective
PHL31M1 History Of Ideas
12
SEM 1
C/E
PHL31M2 Applied Ethics
12
SEM 1
C/E
PHL32M3 Theories Of Justice
12
SEM 2
C/E
PHL32M4 Advanced Political
Philosophy
12
SEM 2
C/E
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BA HONOURS IN PHILOSOPHY
Admission requirements
(a) A Bachelor’s degree with a major in Philosophy or cognate discipline (with 80% similarities) OR
(b) A Bachelor’s degree in some other discipline or Programme (with 80% similarities), plus satisfaction of the
Department that study of Philosophy would complement the student’s past qualifications and experience. In this case,
the prospective student must agree to register for our modules and to pursue a dissertation project that would
complement his or her previous experience. A student is further required to meet all the required university general
rules and regulations. Duration: The programme is offered for a period of one year full time and two years part time.
To be awarded this qualification, a student must complete three core modules (66 credits), one of which is a minidissertation, as well as three electives (54 credits) chosen from a given range of taught optional modules.
Curriculum
Module
Code
Module/Course Name
Cr
Duration
Fundamental
Core/Elective
PHE41M1 Moral Decision Making
18
SEM 1
C
PHE4102
18
SEM 1
C
30
Year Long
C
Social Justice
PHE40M0 Research Paper
Prerequisite
Co-requisite
Electives: Choose any three electives of 18 credits each. The offering of any elective in any given year will depend
on the availability of staff and sufficient enrolment numbers to warrant that such an elective be offered.
Module
Code
Module/Course Name
Cr
Duration
Fundamental
Core/Elective
PHE41M3 Business Ethics
18
SEM 1
E
PHE41M4 Development Ethics
18
SEM 1
E
PHE40M5 Biomedical Ethics
18
SEM 1
E
PHE41M6 Ethics In Education
18
SEM 1
E
PHE42M1 Feminist Ethics
18
SEM 2
E
PHE42M2 Environmental Ethics
18
SEM 2
E
PHE42M3 Medical & Information
Technology Ethics
18
SEM 2
E
PHE42M4 Police Ethics
18
SEM 2
E
PHE42M5 Public Administration
Ethics
18
SEM 2
E
Prerequisite
Co-requisite
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MASTER OF ARTS IN PHILOSOPHY
Admission Requirements:
An Honours degree in Philosophy or cognate discipline, (with 80% similarities), plus satisfaction of the Department that
study of Philosophy would complement the student’s past qualifications and experience. In this case, the prospective
student must agree to register for our modules and to pursue a dissertation project that would complement his or her
previous experience.
Duration is a minimum of 2 academic years.
Curriculum
Module
Code
Module/Course Name
Cr
Duration
Fundamental
Core/Elective
24
SEM 1
C
PHE51M1 Advanced Topics In Ethical 24
Theory
SEM 1
C
PHE50M0 Mini-Dissertation
Year long
C
PHE51M2 General Case Studies
60
Prerequisite
Co-requisite
Electives - Choose any three of the following:
PHE51M3 Business Ethics
24
SEM 1
E
PHE51M4 Development Ethics
24
SEM 1
E
PHE51M5 Biomedical Ethics
24
SEM 1
E
PHE51M6 Ethics In Education
24
SEM 1
E
PHE52M1 Feminist Ethics
24
SEM 2
E
PHE52M2 Environmental Ethics
24
SEM 2
E
PHE52M3 Medical & Information
Technology Ethics
24
SEM 2
E
PHE52M4 Police Ethics
24
SEM 2
E
PHE52M5 Public Administration
Ethics
24
SEM 2
E
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POLITICAL STUDIES
POLITICAL STUDIES AS A MAJOR
The Discipline does not necessarily offer a stand-alone Programme (in the sense of a degree qualification in Political
Studies) at undergraduate level. As a result, the Discipline provides for students to choose Political Studies as a Major,
which can be combined with any other discipline chosen as a Second Major for Bachelor of Social Science. Provision is
also made for students to choose any of the prescribed modules as electives, depending on their interests and the
relevance of such modules to the programme.
Curriculum
Module
Code
Module/Course Name
Cr
Duration
Fundamental/
Core/Elective
Prerequisite
Co-requisite
FIRST YEAR
POL11M1 Introduction to Political
Science
08
SEM1
C
POL11M2 Government and Politics in 08
South Africa
SEM1
C
POL12M1 Comparative Politics and
Government
08
SEM2
C
POL12M2 Introduction to
International Relations
08
SEM2
C
SECOND YEAR
POL21M1 Political Theory
12
SEM1
C
POL21M2 Research Methods
12
SEM1
C
POL21M3 Principles of Political
Economy
12
SEM1
C
POL22M1 Contemporary
Development Issues
12
SEM2
C
POL22M2 Foreign Policy Analysis
12
SEM2
C
POL22M4 Gender Politics and
Development
12
SEM2
E
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THIRD YEAR
Module
Code
Module/Course Name
Cr
Duration
Fundamental/
Core/Elective
POL31M1 International Politics
12
SEM1
C
POL31M2 Africa Politics
12
SEM1
C
POL32M1 International Political
Economy
12
SEM1
C
POL32M2 Public Policy Analysis
12
SEM2
C
POL32M0 Conflict and Peace studies
12
SEM 2
E
Prerequisite
Co-requisite
FOURTH YEAR
HONOURS PROGRAMME: BACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
HONOURS (BAN)
Entrance Requirements
Entrance requirement for an Honours degree is a Bachelor of Social Science, Political science or International Relations
as a major.
Exit Level Outcome is 120 credits
Integrated Assessment
The assessment will be based on assignments, seminar papers, presentations, research proposal and written
examination. This programme entails course work and the submission of a research paper.
Duration: A minimum period of one year full time and a maximum period of three years for full time and four years
for part time.
Module
Code
Module/Course Name
Cr
Duration
Fundamental/
Core/Elective
POL41M1 Research Methods
18
Sem 1
C
POL41M2 International Relations
Theory
18
Sem 1
C
POL42M2 International Relations Of
Africa
18
Sem 2
C
POL42M6 Political Theory
18
Sem 2
C
Prerequisite
Co-requisite
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POL40M0 Research Paper
30
Sem 1 & 2 C
ELECTIVE MODULES: CHOOSE ONE
POL41M3 Provincial International
Relations and Cooperation
18
Sem 1
E
POL42M1 International Political
Economy
18
Sem 1
E
POL42M3 International Law
18
Sem 2
E
POL42M4 Southern African Politics
18
Sem 2
E
POL42M5 Political Economy of Africa
18
Sem 2
E
POL42M7 Public Policy Analysis
18
Sem 2
E
POL42M8 Intergovernmental
relations
18
Sem 2
E
FIFTH YEAR
MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMME: MASTER OF ARTS
Entrance Requirements
The entrance requirement for the Master’s programme is an Honours degree in Political Science or International
Relations.
Exit Level Outcome is 180 credits
Integrated Assessment
The assessment will be based on seminars, research proposals, written examinations and a mini-dissertation.
This programme entails course work and the submission of a mini-dissertation. There is a strong focus on the concepts
and methods of International Relations; international political economy and public policy analysis. A mini-dissertation
submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the MA shall constitute a contribution to knowledge
Duration: A minimum period of one year full time and a maximum period of four years for full time and five years for
part time.
Module
Code
Module/Course Name
Cr
Duration
Fundamental/
Core/Elective
POL51M1 Social Research Methods
24
Sem 1
C
POL51M3 Public Policy Analysis
24
Sem 1
C
Prerequisite
Co-requisite
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POL51M5 Africa And World Politics
24
Sem 1
C
POL52M1 International Political
Economy
24
Sem 2
C
POL50M5 Mini-Dissertation
60
Sem 1 & 2 C
ELECTIVE MODULES: CHOOSE ONE
POL51M2 International Relations
Theory
24
Sem 1
E
POL51M4 Strategic Studies
24
Sem 1
E
POL52M2 Foreign Policy Analysis
24
Sem 2
E
POL52M3 Rural Development
24
Sem 2
E
POL52M4 Political Economy Of
Southern Africa
24
Sem 2
E
POL52M6 International Law And
Human Rights
24
Sem 2
E
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PSYCHOLOGY
BACHELOR OF PSYCHOLOGY (COUNSELLING STREAM)
Module
Code
Module/Course Name
Cr
Duration
Fundamental/
Core/Elective
Prerequisite
Co-requisite
FIRST YEAR
PSY11M1 Understanding Human
Behaviour
08
Sem 1
C
PSY11M2 Normal And Pathological
Human Behaviour
08
Sem 1
C
ELS11M5 English For Academic
Purposes
08
Sem 1
F
CLT11M1 Computer Literacy
08
Sem 1
F
Discipline 2
16
Sem 1
C
Elective
16
Sem 1
E
PSY12M3 Determinants Of Human
Behaviour
08
Sem 2
C
IPY12M4
08
Sem 2
C
ELS12M5 English For Academic
Purposes
08
Sem 2
F
CLT12M2 Computer Literacy
08
Sem 2
F
Discipline 2
16
Sem 2
C
Elective
16
Sem 2
E
Fundamentals Of Human
Resource Management
SECOND YEAR
BSY21M1 Human Development
Issues
12
Sem 1
C
BSY21M2 Introduction To
Counselling Psychology
12
Sem 1
C
Discipline 2 Modules
24
Sem 1
C
Elective Modules
12
Sem 1
E
SEMESTER 2
BSY22M3 Community Psychology
12
Sem 2
C
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PSY22M4 Psychological Assessment
&
Research Methods I
12
Sem 2
C
Discipline 2 Modules
24
Sem 2
C
Elective Modules
12
Sem 2
E
THIRD YEAR
BSY31M1 Health Issues In
Psychology
12
Sem 1
C
BSY31M2 Career Psychology &
Counselling
12
Sem 1
C
Discipline 2 Modules
24
Sem 1
C
Elective Modules
12
Sem 1
E
SEMESTER 2
BSY32M1 Neuropsychology & Legal
Issues
12
Sem 2
C
PSY32M4 Psychological Assessment
&
Research Methods Ii
12
Sem 2
C
Discipline 2 Modules
24
Sem 2
C
Elective Modules
12
Sem 2
E
FOURTH YEAR
BSY41M1 Advanced Research
Methods
12
Sem 1
C
BSY41M2 Psychopathology Iii
08
Sem 1
C
BSY41M3 Counselling Psychology Iii
12
Sem 1
C
BSY41M4 Healthcare & Community
Psychology
08
Sem 1
C
BSY41M5 Ethics, Management &
Professionalism
08
Sem1
C
BSY41M6 Health Psychology Ii
08
Sem 1
C
BSY41M7 Psychological Assessment
08
Sem 1
C
SECOND SEMESTER
BSY42M1 Internship
16
Sem 2
C
BSY42M2 Supervised Research
Project
40
Sem 2
C
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BACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCE - PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR
Curriculum
Module
Code
Module/Course Name
Cr
Duration
Fundamental/
Core/Elective
Prerequisite
Co-requisite
FIRST YEAR
PSY11M1 Understanding Human
Behaviour
08
Sem 1
C
PSY11M2 Normal And Pathological
Human Behaviour
08
Sem 1
C
ELS11M5 English For Academic
Purposes
08
Sem 1
F
CLT11M1 Computer Literacy
08
Sem 1
F
Discipline 2
16
Sem 1
C
Elective
16
Sem 1
E
PSY12M3 Determinants Of Human
Behaviour
08
Sem 2
C
IPY12M4
08
Sem 2
C
ELS12M5 English For Academic
Purposes
08
Sem 2
F
CLT12M2 Computer Literacy
08
Sem 2
F
Discipline 2
16
Sem 2
C
Elective
16
Sem 2
E
Fundamentals Of Human
Resource Management
National
Senior
Certificate or
Equivalent
SECOND YEAR
SEMESTER 2
IPY22M3
Organisational Behaviour
12
Sem 2
C
PSY22M4 Psychological Assessment
& Research
Methods I
12
Sem 2
C
Discipline 2 Modules
24
Sem 2
C
Elective Modules
12
Sem 2
E
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THIRD YEAR
PSY31M1 Social Psychology &
Therapeutic Interventions
12
Sem 1
C
PSY21M2 Strategic Human Resource
Management
12
Sem 1
C
Discipline 2 Modules
24
Sem 1
C
Elective Modules
12
Sem 1
E
SECOND SEMESTER
PSY32M3 Community Psychology
12
Sem 2
C
PSY32M4 Psychological Assessment
& Research Methods
12
Sem 2
C
Discipline 2 Modules
24
Sem 2
C
Elective Modules
12
Sem 2
E
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BACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCE - INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY
MAJOR
Curriculum
Module
Code
Module/Course Name
Cr
Duration
Fundamental/
Core/Elective
Prerequisite
Co-requisite
FIRST YEAR
PSY11M1 Understanding Human
Behaviour
08
Sem 1
C
PSY11M2 Normal And Pathological
Human Behaviour
08
Sem 1
C
ELS1105
English For Academic
Purposes
08
Sem 1
F
CLT11M1
Computer Literacy
08
Sem 1
F
Discipline 2
16
Sem 1
C
Elective
16
Sem 1
E
PSY12M3 Determinants Of Human
Behaviour
08
Sem 2
C
IPY12M4
08
Sem 2
C
ELS12M5 English For Academic
Purposes
08
Sem 2
F
CLT12M2 Computer Literacy
08
Sem 2
F
Discipline 2
16
Sem 2
C
Elective
16
Sem 2
E
Fundamentals Of Human
Resource Management
National
Senior
Certificate or
equivalent
SECOND YEAR
IPY21M1
Human Resource
Development
12
Sem 1
C
IPY21M2
Strategic Human Resource
Management
12
Sem 1
C
Discipline 2 Modules
24
Sem 1
C
Elective Modules
12
Sem 1
E
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SEMESTER 2
IPY22M3
Organisational Behaviour
12
Sem 2
C
PSY22M4 Psychological Assessment& 12
Research Methods I
Sem 2
C
Discipline 2 Modules
24
Sem 2
C
Elective Modules
12
Sem 2
E
THIRD YEAR
IPY31M1
Advanced Labour Relations 12
Sem 1
C
IPY31M2
Career Psychology &
Counselling
12
Sem 1
C
Discipline 2 Modules
24
Sem 1
C
Elective Modules
12
Sem 1
E
SEMESTER 2
IPY32M3
Consumer & Organisational 12
Behaviour
Sem 2
C
12
Sem 2
C
Discipline 2 Modules
24
Sem 2
C
Elective Modules
12
Sem 2
E
PSY32M4 Psychological Assessment
&
Research Methods Ii
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POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES IN PSYCHOLOGY
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Industrial Psychology, and Master of Arts in Psychology or Industrial Psychology
HONOURS DEGREE IN PSYCHOLOGY/INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Entrance Requirements
The entrance requirement for the honours programmes is a bachelor’s degree with an average of 60%.in psychology.
Applications will be selected on the basis of academic performance, relevant experience and specific needs in the
community. In some instances candidates may be interviewed to clarify details concerning their application.
Duration: A minimum period of one year full time and a maximum period of three years for full time and four years
for part time.
BACHELOR OF ARTS HONOURS IN PSYCHOLOGY
TOTAL CREDITS = 128
Curriculum
Module
Code
Module/Course Name
rC
Duration
Fundamental/
Core/Elective
PSY41M1 Research Methods &
Statistics
18
Sem 1
C
PSY41M2 Psychological Assessment
18
Sem 1
C
PSY42M1 Research Paper
32
Sem 2
C
PSY40M9 Psychopathology
24
Year Long
C
Prerequisite
Co-requisite
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ELECTIVES
PSY40M7 Psychotherapy & Ethics
24
Year Long
E
PSY40M8 Counselling Psychology &
Ethics
24
Year Long
E
ELECTIVES
PSY41M3 Developmental Psychology 18
Sem 1
E
PSY41M4 Personality Theories
18
Sem 1
E
PSY41M5 Neuropsychology & Legal
Issues
18
Sem 1
E
PSY41M6 Career Psychology
18
Sem 1
E
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PSY42M3 Community Psychology
18
Sem 2
E
PSY42M4 Health Psychology
18
Sem 2
E
BACHELOR OF ARTS HONOURS IN INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY
TOTAL CREDITS = 128
Curriculum
Module
Code
Module/Course Name
Cr
Duration
Fundamental/
Core/Elective
PSY41M1 Research Methods &
Statistics
18
Sem 1
C
PSY41M2 Psychological Assessment
18
Sem 1
C
PSY42M1 Research Paper
32
Sem 2
C
IPY40M1
Human Resource
Management
24
Year Long
C
IPY40M2
Industrial Relations
24
Year Long
C
Prerequisite
Co-requisite
CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ELECTIVES
IPY42M1
Organisational Behavior
18
Sem 2
E
IPY42M2
Consumer & Marketing
Psychology
18
Sem 2
E
IPY41M6
Career Psychology
18
Sem 1
E
MASTER OF ARTS: PSYCHOLOGY/INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY:
180 credits
The Master’s programme is designed to enhance and deepen students’ knowledge in specific areas with the field of
psychology/industrial psychology and to acquire practical skills in research design, statistics and computing
The entrance requirement for the Master’s programme is an average of 65% honours degree in Psychology/Industrial
Psychology or equivalent. Students are expected to have a strong academic record and basic foundational training
necessary to begin work in their research topic. Relevant experience may be considered in the selection of candidates.
Duration: A minimum period of one year full time and a maximum period of four years for full time and five years for
part time.
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SOCIOLOGY AND POPULATION DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
The discipline does not offer a standalone programme as in the degree qualification of sociology/population at
undergraduate. The student has to choose sociology as a major, which can be combined with any other discipline
chosen as a second major for bachelor of social sciences. Provision is also made for students to choose modules from
sociology as electives according to the relevance of the degree pursued.
The candidates for the Bachelor of Social Science Population Studies will select sociology or any another discipline in
the Social Sciences. Population major starts at Level 2. At level 1, students should enrol in Sociology or any other social
science discipline at Level 1 but the second major should be in Sociology. The admission course requirements of
BSOCSC disciplines will be followed at entry. Population Studies programme at undergrad is on hold for 2014, till further
notice. Students interested in the discipline should take Sociology as a major of which population studies is infused.
Curriculum
Module
Code
Module/Course
Name
Cr
Duration
Fundamental/
Core/Elective
Prerequisite
Corequisite
FIRST YEAR
SOC11M1
Introduction To
08
Sociological Concepts,
Perspectives And Social
Institutions
Sem 1
C
SOC11M2
Introduction To Social 08
Research Methods And
Statistics
Sem 1
C
SOC12M2
Population And RuralUrban Development
08
Sem 2
C
SOC12M7
Intro. Social Research
Project
08
Sem 2
C
SOC11M5
English For Academic
Purposes (EAP) 1
08
Sem 1
F
CLT11M1
Computer Literacy
1101
08
Sem 1
F
CLT12M2
Computer Literacy
1202
08
Sem 2
F
SECOND MAJOR
CHOOSE EIGHT (8) MODULES OF EIGHT CREDITS. FOUR FROM ANY TWO FROM SOCIAL SCIENCE DISCIPLES,
ANTHROPOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY, PHILOSOPHY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, CRIMINOLOGY.
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SECOND YEAR
SOC21M1
Classical Social
Theories
12
Sem 1
C
Soc1111
Introduction
To
Sociological
Concepts,
Perspectives
And Social
Institutions
SOC20M5
Research Methods,
12
Social Statistics And
Rural Development And
Food Production
(Chesp)
Sem 1
C
SOC1112
Introduction
To Social
Research
Methods
And
Statistics
SOC22M4
Sociology Of Work And 12
Labour Relation Studies
Sem 2
C
SOC1111
Introduction
To
Sociological
Concepts,
Perspectives
And Social
Institutions
SOC22M8
Population And Social
Differentiation
(HIV/AIDS)
Sem 2
C
SOC1202
Population
And RuralUrban
Developmen
t
12
SOC 1207
INTRO. SOCIAL
RESEARCH
PROJECT
SECOND MAJORS
CHOOSE FOUR (4) MODULES 12 CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING SOCIAL SCIENCE DISCIPLES, ANTHROPOLOGY,
PSYCHOLOGY, PHILOSOPHY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, and CRIMINOLOGY.
ELECTIVE
CHOOSE TWO (2) MODULES FROM THE FOLLOWING SOCIAL SCIENCE DISCIPLES, ANTHROPOLOGY,
PSYCHOLOGY, PHILOSOPHY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, and CRIMINOLOGY
THIRD YEAR
SOC31M1
Critical, Modernism,
Post Modernism And
Globalisation Theories
12
Sem 1
C
SOC2101
Classical
Social
Theories
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SOC30M2
Research Methods And
Project For Social
Sciences
12
Sem 1
C
SOC 2005
SOC 1207
Research
Intro. Social
Methods,
Research Project
Social
Statistics
And Rural
Developmen
t And Food
Production
(CHESP)
SOC32M3
Population And
Sustainable Rural And
Urban Development
12
Sem 2
C
SOC 2208
Population
And Social
Differentiati
on
(HIV/AIDS)
SOC32M4
Sociology Of Work,
Labour Conflicts And
Resolutions
12
Sem 2
C
SOC2204
Sociology Of
Work And
Labour
Relation
Studies
SOC32M5
Environment And
Sustainable Rural And
Urban Development
Studies
12
Sem 2
C
SOC2005
Research
Methods,
Social
Statistics
And Rural
Developmen
t And Food
Production
SOC32M6
Gender Studies
12
Sem 2
C
SOC 2208
Population
And Social
Differentiati
on
(HIV/AIDS)
SOC32M8
Health, Illness And
Medicine
12
Sem 2
C
SOC 2208
Population
And Social
Differentiati
on
(HIV/AIDS)
SOC1202
Population And
Rural-Urban
Development
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SECOND MAJOR
CHOOSE FOUR (4) MODULES 12 CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING SOCIAL SCIENCE DISCIPLES, ANTHROPOLOGY,
PSYCHOLOGY, PHILOSOPHY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, and CRIMINOLOGY
ELLECTIVE
CHOOSE TWO (2) MODULES FROM THE FOLLOWING SOCIAL SCIENCE DISCIPLES, ANTHROPOLOGY,
PSYCHOLOGY, PHILOSOPHY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, and CRIMINOLOGY
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BA (HONS) SOCIOLOGY
A student who has majored in sociology and any other social science discipline as a second major and has successfully
completed bachelor of social sciences degree /its equivalent with a minimum of 60% overall may be admitted to the
honours programme. Furthermore admission to the honours programme sociology depends on departmental approval.
Duration: A minimum period of one year full time and a maximum period of three years for full time and four years
for part time.
Module
Code
Module/Course
Name
Cr
Duration
Fundamental/
Core/Elective
SOC41M1
Contemporary And
Post-Modern Social
Theories
18
Sem 1
C
SOC41M2
Social Research
Methods For Social
Sciences
18
Sem 1
C
SOC41M3
Social Statistics For
Social Sciences
18
Sem 1
C
SOC40M5
Research Paper Is
Based On A Research
Project Carried
30
Sem 1
C
Prerequisite
Co-requisite
ELECTIVE
Two (2) Elective modules selected from the following in consultation with the head of the department or coordinator of the program and depending on the availability of staff
SOC42M3
Sociology Of Work
And Labour Relation
Studies
18
Sem 2
E
SOC42M4
Sociology Of
Development
18
Sem 2
E
SOC42M6
Sociology Of The
Family And Gender
Issues
18
Sem 2
E
SOC42M7
Sociology Of Health,
Illness And Medicine
18
Sem 2
E
SOC42M8
Sociology Of
Education
18
Sem 2
E
SOC42M9
Political Sociology
18
Sem 2
E
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Rural Sociology
18
Sem 2
E
SOC42M1
Sociology Of Religion 18
Sem 2
E
SOC42M2
Sociology Of
Deviance
18
Sem 2
E
SOC42M3
Sociology Of Crime
And Deviance
18
Sem 2
E
SOC42M4
Sociology Of Africa
18
Sem 2
E
SOC42M5
Environment And
18
Sustainable
Development Studies
Sem 2
E
SOC42M6
Rural/Urban Social
Development
18
Sem 2
E
SOC42M7
Population And
Sustainable Rural
Development
18
Sem 2
E
SOC42M8
Race Thinking And
Thinking About Race
18
Sem 2
E
SOC42M9
The Sociology Of
Media
18
Sem 2
E
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MASTER OF ARTS SOCIOLOGY
A student who has majored in sociology and any other social science discipline as a second major and has successfully
completed bachelor of social sciences degree /its equivalent with a minimum of 60% overall may be admitted to the
master’s programme. Furthermore, admission to the master’s programme sociology depends on departmental approval.
Duration: A minimum period of one year full time and a maximum period of four years for full time and five years for
part time.
Curriculum
Module
Code
Module/Course Name
Cr
Duration
Fundamental/
Core/Elective
SOC51M1 Advanced Social Theories
(Classical, Modern And
Post-Modern)
24
Sem 1
C
SOC51M2 Advanced Social Research
Methods For Social
Sciences
24
Sem 1
C
SOC51M3 Advanced Social Statistics
For Social Sciences
24
Sem 1
C
SOC50M5 Dissertation. The
Candidate Is Required To
Conduct A Research
60
Sem 1
C
Prerequisite
Co-requisite
ELECTIVES
Two (2) Elective modules selected from the Following in consultation with the head of the department or Coordinator of the program and depending on the availability Of staff
SOC52M6 Issues In Work And
Industrial Sociology
(Industrial And Human
Resources Management;
Market Research)
24
Sem 2
E
SOC52M7 Sociology Of Health,
Illness And Medicine
24
Sem 2
E
SOC52M8 The Sociology Of
Development
24
Sem 2
E
SOC52M9 Environment And
Sustainable Development
Studies
24
Sem 2
E
SOC52M0 Urban Sociology:
Employment,
24
Sem 2
E
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Unemployment, Informal
Sectors
SOC52M1 Rural And Urban Social
Development
24
Sem 2
E
SOC52M2 The Sociology Of Crime
And Deviance
24
Sem 2
E
SOC523
24
Sem 2
E
SOC52M6 Population And Sustainable 24
Rural Development
Sem 2
E
SOC52M7 Race Thinking And
Thinking About Race
24
Sem 2
E
SOC52M8 The Sociology Of Media
24
Sem 2
E
The Sociology Of Africa
LEVEL 5: Option B: MA in Sociology (Dissertation only): 180 Credits
SOC5006 Dissertation Only
180
Population major starts at Level 2. At level 1 student should enrol in Sociology or any other social science discipline
at Level 1 but the second major should be in Sociology. The admission course requirements of BSOCSC disciplines
will be followed at entry. [ On Hold for 2015]
SECOND YEAR
POP21M1 Population Theories
12
Sem 1
C
POP21M2 Population Processes
12
Sem 1
C
POP2203
12
Sem 2
C
POP22M5 Research Methods,
12
Statistics And Demographic
Techniques
Sem 2
C
Population And
Development Strategies
SECOND MAJOR
THE STUDENTS MUST CHOOSE SOCIOLOGY AS THE SECOND MAJOR
ELLECTIVES
STUDENTS MUST CHOOSE TWO (2) OF 12 CREDIT MODULES FROM ANY OF THE RELEVANT SOCIAL SCIENCE,
SCIENCE AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT DISCIPLINES.
THIRD YEAR
POP31M1 Population Theories,
Policies And Programmes
12
Sem 1
C
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POP30M2 Research Methods,
Demographic Techniques
And Project
12
Sem 1
C
POP32M4 Applied Demography
12
Sem 2
C
POP32M5 Family And Household
12
Sem 2
C
POP32M6 Population And Sustainable 12
Rural And Urban
Development
Sem 2
C
POP32M7 Population And Social
Problems
12
Sem 2
C
POP32M8 Population, Development
And Gender Issues
12
Sem 2
C
POP32M9 Population, Environment
And Sustainable
Development
12
Sem 2
C
SECOND MAJOR
THE STUDENTS MUST CHOOSE SOCIOLOGY AS THE SECOND MAJOR.
ELECTIVES
STUDENTS MUST CHOOSE TWO (2) OF 12 CREDIT MODULES FROM ANY OF THE RELEVANT SOCIAL SCIENCE,
SCIENCE AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT DISCIPLINES.
BA (HONS) Population Studies
FOURTH YEAR
POP40M1 Population Change And
Development: Emphasis
On Africa In General And
South Africa In Particular
24
S
C
POP40M2 Techniques In
Demography
24
S
C
POP40M3 Demographic And
Population Studies Issues
24
S
C
POP40M4 Population Policies And
Development Strategies
24
S
C
POP40M5 Dissertation Of
Approximately 15 000-20
000
24
Year Long
C
POP40M6 Research Methods And
Statistics
24
S
C
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Module
Code
Module/Course Name
Duration
Fundamental/
Core/Elective
POP51M1 Advanced Population
24
Change And Development:
Emphasis On Africa In
General And South Africa
In Particular
Sem
C
POP51M2 Advanced Techniques In
Demography
24
Sem
C
POP52M3 Advanced Demographic
And Population Studies
Issues
24
Sem
C
POP52M4 Advanced Population
Policies And Development
Strategies
24
Sem
C
POP50M5 Dissertation Of
Approximately 25 000-35
000 Words
60
Year Long
C
POP51M6 Research Methods And
Statistics
24
Sem
C
24
Sem
C
Work Integrated Learning
(WIL)
Cr
Prerequisite
Co-requisite
Option B: MA in Population Studies (Dissertation only): 180 Credits
POP50M6 Ma Population Studies
(Dissertation Only)
180
Sem 1 &
Sem 2
C
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EXTENDED BSOCSC PROGRAMME [BSOCE]
The programme is available with the following disciplines offering majors and/or electives:






Anthropology
Psychology
Sociology and Population Development Studies
Philosophy
Political Studies
Criminology [Subject to DHET approval]
Content and motivation regarding the introduction of the foundation phase in the programme
It is important to note that this extended programme is not a four year degree programme but rather a three year
degree programme with a foundation Provision covering a period of one year. This implies that the courses offered in
the first year (semester 1 and semester 2) of the regular Bachelor of Social Science programme is offered in two years
for the extended programme. Each course mentioned above will have built-in curricular elements that are intended to
equip participating students with a firm academic foundation that will enable them to successfully complete the BSOCSC
in the above listed five Major areas. Additionally there are support subjects in the form of academic literacy, lifestyle
management and computer skills, to support the foundational learning requirements of the extended programme
students. The tests, assignments, examinations and any other form of assessment method used to evaluate the
students of the extended programme are also subjected to the normal quality requirements of the university regulations
that are appropriate to higher education.
Qualification specific Regulations

A student shall only be permitted to write an examination in a subject if the student obtains a minimum semester
or year mark of 40% in the subject concerned.

The semester or year mark shall be determined by continuous evaluation, which shall include, inter alia, tests,
assignments and practical tasks.

In order to complete a course a student shall obtain at least 40% of the marks in every paper of the examination
and at least 50% of the total year mark and the examination combined in the ratio 60:40.

A student who obtains 75% of the marks at the first attempt in a course/module shall be awarded a pass with a
distinction in that course/module

In order to complete a course in which Continuous Assessment is used as the form of evaluation a student should
obtain an average of at least 50% marks from the tests, assignments and library projects given throughout the
semester/year.
Table 1-5 contains an outline of the courses that should be taken in each year of study. NB: Module/ course codes will
be subject to confirmation by offering department/discipline.
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Table 1: Courses taken in each year of study by the Foundation Students
Year of
Study
Year 1
S1
S2
Course Name
CESM
Head Count
Enrolment in
2014
Credits
FTE of Enrolled
Students
Introduction to Social
Anthropology (I)
20
20
9
1.540
Introduction to the
principles of Social
Organisation and Popular
Culture
20
20
9
1.540
Academic Literacy (I)
11
20
4
0.640
Lifestyle Management (I)
11
20
4
0.640
Computer Skills (I)
11
20
4
0.640
Introduction to Social
Anthropology(II)
20
20
9
1.540
Introduction to the
principles of Social
Organisation and Popular
Culture (II)
20
20
9
1.540
Academic Literacy (II)
11
20
4
0.640
Lifestyle Management (II)
11
20
4
0.640
Computer Skills (II)
11
20
4
0.640
60
10
Sub
total
Year 2
S3
Introduction to Physical
Anthropology and the
Concept of Race (I)
20
18
6
0.90
Introduction to
Ethnography (I)
20
18
6
0.90
Choice Second Major I
20
18
6
0.90
Choice Second Major II
20
18
6
0.90
Elective Foundation Module 20
I
18
6
0.450
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Elective Foundation Module 10
II
18
3
0.450
Introduction to Physical
Anthropology and the
Concept of Race (II)
20
18
6
0.90
Introduction to
Ethnography (II)
20
18
6
0.90
Choice Second Major III
20
18
6
0.90
Choice Second Major IV
20
18
6
0.90
Elective Foundation Module 20
III
18
3
0.45
Elective Foundation Module 20
IV
18
3
0.45
60
9.0
Sub
total
Year 3
S5
Development of
Anthropological Thought
20
16
13
1.76
Ethnographic Studies
20
16
13
1.76
Choice Second Major V
20
16
13
1.76
Choice Second Major VI
20
16
13
1.76
16
7
0.96
20
16
13
1.76
Development Anthropology 20
16
13
1.76
Choice Second Major VII
20
16
13
1.76
Choice Second Major VIII
20
16
13
1.76
Elective Module II
20
16
7
0.96
120
16
Elective Module I
S6
Ritual Analysis
Sub
Total
Year 4
S7
S8
Modern Anthropological
Theory and Methodology
20
14
15
1.75
Ethnography
20
14
15
1.75
Choice Second Major (IX)
20
14
15
1.75
Choice Second Major (X)
20
14
15
1.75
Research Project Report
20
14
15
1.75
Either: Medical
Anthropology
20
14
15
1.75
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Choice Second Major (XI)
20
14
15
1.75
Choice Second Major (XII)
20
14
155
1.75
120
14.0
Sub
Total
*In year 3 the elective module must be from a discipline taken in year 2.
* The Choice second major modules should be selected from the extended modules offered by the disciplines of
Psychology, Political Studies, Sociology and Philosophy.
4 Years for the Foundation Students: BSOCE with a major in Psychology
Table 2: Courses taken in each year of study by the Foundation Students
Year of
Study
Year 1
S1
S2
Course Name
CESM
Head Count
Enrolment in
2013
Credit
Value
FTE of Enrolled
Students
Understanding Human
Behaviour (I)
20
20
9
1.540
Normal and Pathological
Human Behaviour (I)
20
20
9
1.540
Academic Literacy (I)
11
20
6
0.640
Lifestyle Management (I)
11
20
6
0.640
Computer Skills (I)
11
20
6
0.640
Understanding Human
Behaviour (II)
20
20
9
1.540
Normal and Pathological
Human Behaviour (II)
20
20
9
1.540
Academic Literacy (II)
11
20
6
0.640
Lifestyle Management (II)
11
20
6
0.640
Computer Skills (II)
11
20
6
0.640
60
10
Sub
total
Year 2
Determinants of Human
Behaviour (I)
20
18
6
0.90
Fundamentals of Human
Resource Management (I)
20
18
6
0.90
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Choice Second Major I
20
18
0.90
6
Choice Second Major II
20
18
0.90
6
Elective Foundation Module I
S4
20
18
3
0.450
Elective Foundation Module II 20
18
3
0.450
Determinants of Human
Behaviour (II)
20
18
6
0.90
Fundamentals of Human
Resource Management (II)
20
18
6
0.90
Choice Second Major III
20
18
0.90
6
Choice Second Major IV
20
18
0.90
6
Elective Foundation Module
III
20
18
3
0.45
Elective Foundation Module
IV
20
18
3
0.45
60
0.9
Sub
total
Year 3
S5
S6
Genesis of Human Behavior I
20
16
13
1.76
Genesis of Human Behavior 2 20
16
13
1.76
Choice Second Major V
20
16
13
1.76
Choice Second Major VI
20
16
13
1.76
Elective Module I
20
16
7
0.96
Organisational Behaviour
20
16
15
1.76
Psychological Assessment &
Research Methods I
20
16
15
1.76
Choice Second Major VII
20
16
13
1.76
Choice Second Major VIII
20
16
13
1.76
Elective Module II
20
16
7
0.96
120
16
15
1.75
Sub
total
Year 4
S7
Social Psychology &
Therapeutic Interventions
20
14
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Strategic Human Resource
Management
20
14
15
1.75
Choice Second Major (IX)
20
14
15
1.75
Choice Second Major (X)
20
14
15
1.75
Community Psychology
20
14
15
1.75
Psychological Assessment &
Research Methods II
20
14
15
1.75
Choice Second Major XI
20
14
15
1.75
Choice Second Major XII
20
14
15
1.75
120
14.0
Sub
Total
*In year 3 the elective module must be from a discipline taken in year 2.
* The Choice second major modules should be selected from the extended modules offered by the disciplines of
Anthropology, Political Studies, Sociology and Philosophy.
4 Years for the Foundation Students: BSOCE with a major in Political Studies
Table 3: Courses taken in each year of study by the Foundation Students
Year of
Study
Year 1
S1
S2
Course Name
CESM
Head Count
Enrolment in
2014
Credit
Value
FTE of Enrolled
Students
Introduction to Political
Science (I)
20
20
9
1.540
Government and Politics in
South Africa
20
20
9
1.540
Academic Literacy (I)
11
20
4
0.640
Lifestyle Management (I)
11
20
4
0.640
Computer Skills (I)
11
20
4
0.640
Introduction to Political
Science (II)
20
20
9
1.540
Government and Politics in
South Africa (II)
20
20
9
1.540
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Academic Literacy (II)
11
20
4
0.640
Lifestyle Management (II)
11
20
4
0.640
Computer Skills (II)
11
20
4
0.640
60
10
Sub total
Year 2
S3
S4
Comparative Politics and
Government (I)
20
18
6
0.90
Introduction to International
Relations (I)
20
18
6
0.90
Choice Second Major I
20
18
6
0.90
Choice Second Major II
20
18
6
0.90
Elective Foundation Module I
20
18
3
0.450
Elective Foundation Module II
20
18
3
0.450
Comparative Politics and
Government (II)
20
18
6
0.90
Introduction to International
Relations (II)
20
18
6
0.90
Choice Second Major III
20
18
6
0.90
Choice Second Major IV
20
18
6
0.90
Elective Foundation Module III 20
18
3
0.45
Elective Foundation Module IV 20
18
3
0.45
60
9.0
Sub total
Year 3
S5
Political Theory
20
16
13
1.76
Research Methods
20
16
13
1.76
Choice Second Major V
20
16
13
1.76
Choice Second Major VI
20
16
13
1.76
16
7
0.96
Elective Module I
S6
Contemporary Development
Issues
20
16
13
1.76
Foreign Policy Analysis
20
16
13
1.76
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Choice Second Major VII
20
16
13
1.76
Choice Second Major VIII
20
16
13
1.76
Elective Module II
20
16
7
0.96
120
16
Sub
Total
Year 4
S7
S8
International Politics
20
14
15
1.75
African Politics
20
14
15
1.75
Choice Second Major (IX)
20
14
15
1.75
Choice Second Major (X)
20
14
15
1.75
Public Policy Analysis
20
14
15
1.75
Rural Local Government
20
14
15
1.75
Choice Second Major (XI)
20
14
15
1.75
Choice Second Major (XII)
20
14
15
1.75
120
14.0
Sub
Total
*In year 3 the elective module must be from a discipline taken in year 2.
* The Choice second major modules should be selected from the extended modules offered by the disciplines of
Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy.
4 Years for the Foundation Students: BSOCE with a major in Sociology
Table 4: Courses taken in each year of study by the Foundation Students
Year of
Study
Year 1
S1
Course Name
CESM
Head Count
Enrolment in
2014
Credit
Value
FTE of Enrolled
Students
Introduction to sociological
concepts, perspectives and
institutions (I)
20
20
9
1.540
Introduction to research
methodology for social
sciences
20
20
9
1.540
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Academic Literacy (I)
11
20
4
0.640
Lifestyle Management (I)
11
20
4
0.640
Computer Skills (I)
11
20
4
0.640
Introduction to sociological
concept, perspectives and
institutions (II)
20
20
9
1.540
Introduction to research
methodology for social
sciences (II)
20
20
9
1.540
Academic Literacy (II)
11
20
4
0.640
Lifestyle Management (II)
11
20
4
0.640
Computer Skills (II)
11
20
4
0.640
60
10
Sub total
Year 2
S3
S4
Population and Rural-Urban
Development (I)
20
18
6
0.90
Intro. Social Research Project
(I)
20
18
6
0.90
Choice Major Subject I
20
18
6
0.90
Choice Major Subject II
20
18
6
0.90
Elective Foundation Module I
20
18
3
0.450
Elective Foundation Module II
20
18
3
0.450
Population and Rural-Urban
Development (II)
20
18
6
0.90
Intro. Social Research Project
(II)
20
18
6
0.90
Choice Major Subject III
20
18
6
0.90
Choice Major Subject IV
20
18
6
0.90
Elective Foundation Module III 20
18
3
0.45
Elective Foundation Module IV 20
18
3
0.45
60
9.0
13
1.76
Sub total
Year 3
S5
Classical Social Theories
20
16
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Research Methods, Social
Statistics and Rural
Development and Food
Production
20
16
13
1.76
Choice Major Subject I
20
16
13
1.76
Choice Major Subject II
20
16
13
1.76
Elective Module I
16
7
0.96
Sociology of Work and Labour 20
Relation Studies
16
13
1.76
Population and Social
Differentiation
20
16
13
1.76
Choice Major Subject III
20
16
13
1.76
Choice Major Subject IV
20
16
13
1.76
Elective Module II
20
16
7
0.96
120
16
Sub Total
Year 4
S7
S8
Critical, Modernism, Post
20
Modernism and Organisational
Theories
14
15
1.75
Research Methods and Project 20
for Social Sciences
14
15
1.75
Choice Major Subject (V)
20
14
15
1.75
Choice Major Subject (VI)
20
14
15
1.75
Population and Sustainable
20
Rural and Urban Development
14
15
1.75
Sociology of Work, Labour
20
Conflicts and Resolutions or
Environment and Sustainable
Rural and Urban Development
Studies or Gender Studies or
Health, Illness and Medicine
14
15
1.75
Choice Major Subject (VII)
20
14
15
1.75
Choice Major Subject (VIII)
20
14
15
1.75
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Sub Total
120
14.0
*In year 3 the elective module must be from a discipline taken in year 2.
* The Choice second major modules should be selected from the extended modules offered by the disciplines of
Anthropology, Political Studies, Psychology and Philosophy.
4 Years for the Foundation Students: BSOCE with a major in Philosophy
Table 1: Courses taken in each year of study by the Foundation Students
Year of
Study
Year 1
S1
S2
Course Name
CESM
Head Count
Enrolment in
2014
Credit
Value
FTE of Enrolled
Students
Philosophical Problems (I)
20
20
9
1.540
Ancient Greek Thought
20
20
9
1.540
Academic Literacy (I)
11
20
4
0.640
Lifestyle Management (I)
11
20
4
0.640
Computer Skills (I)
11
20
4
0.640
Philosophical Problems (II)
20
20
9
1.540
Ancient Greek Thought (II)
20
20
9
1.540
Academic Literacy (II)
11
20
4
0.640
Lifestyle Management (II)
11
20
4
0.640
Computer Skills (II)
11
20
4
0.640
60
10
Sub total
Year 2
S3
S4
Clear Thinking (I)
20
18
6
0.90
Moral Philosophy (I)
20
18
6
0.90
Choice Second Major I
20
18
6
0.90
Choice Second Major II
20
18
6
0.90
Elective Foundation Module I
20
18
3
0.450
Elective Foundation Module II
20
18
3
0.450
Clear Thinking (II)
20
18
6
0.90
Moral Philosophy (II)
20
18
6
0.90
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Choice Second Major III
20
18
6
0.90
Choice Second Major IV
20
18
6
0.90
Elective Foundation Module III 20
18
3
0.45
Elective Foundation Module IV 20
18
3
0.45
60
9.0
Sub total
Year 3
S5
Theories of Human Nature
20
16
13
1.76
Moral Theory
20
16
13
1.76
Choice Second Major V
20
16
13
1.76
Choice Second Major VI
20
16
13
1.76
16
7
0.96
Elective Module I
S6
Political Philosophy
20
16
13
1.76
Rationalism and Empiricism
20
16
13
1.76
Choice Second Major VII
20
16
13
1.76
Choice Second Major VIII
20
16
13
1.76
Elective Module II
20
16
7
0.96
120
16
Sub Total
Year 4
S7
S8
History of Ideas
20
14
15
1.75
Applied Ethics
20
14
15
1.75
Choice Second Major (IX)
20
14
15
1.75
Choice Second Major (X)
20
14
15
1.75
Theories of Justice
20
14
15
1.75
Advanced Political Philosophy
20
14
15
1.75
Choice Major Subject (VII)
20
14
15
1.75
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Choice Major Subject (VIII)
20
14
Sub Total
15
1.75
120
14.0
*In year 3 the elective module must be from a discipline taken in year 2.
* The Choice second major modules should be selected from the extended modules offered by the disciplines of
Anthropology, Political Studies, Sociology and Psychology.
CODE AND MODULE DESCRIPTION OF EXTENDED PROGRAMME
NB. Module codes are Subject to confirmation by offering department
F* STANDS FOR A FOUNDATION MODULE WHILE R* STANDS FOR REGULAR MODULE
Module
Code
Module/Course Name Cr
Duration
Fundamental/
Core/Elective
Prerequisite
Co-requisite
YEAR ONE AND TWO MODULES
FAN 11M1
Introduction to Social
Anthropology (I)
9
Sem 1
FAN11M2
Introduction to the
9
principles of Social
Organisation and Popular
Culture
Sem 1
FACL11M1
Academic Literacy (I)
4
Sem 1
FLSK11M1
Lifestyle Management (I) 4
Sem 1
FCLT11M1
Computer Skills (I)
4
Sem 1
FAN11M1
Introduction to Social
Anthropology(II)
9
Sem 2
FAN11M2
Introduction to the
9
principles of Social
Organisation and Popular
Culture (II)
Sem 2
FACL11M2
Academic Literacy (II)
4
Sem 2
FLSK11M2
Lifestyle Management
(II)
4
Sem 2
FCLT11M2
Computer Skills (II)
4
Sem 2
FAN12M1
Introduction to Physical
Anthropology and the
Concept of Race (I)
6
Sem 1
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FAN12M2
Introduction to
Ethnography (I)
6
Sem 1
FCSM11M1
Choice Second Major I
6
Sem 1
FCSM11M2
Choice Second Major II
6
Sem 1
FEM11M1
Elective Foundation
Module I
3
Sem 1
FEM11M2
Elective Foundation
Module II
3
Sem 1
FAN12M2
Introduction to Physical
Anthropology and the
Concept of Race (II)
6
Sem 2
FAN12M2
Introduction to
Ethnography (II)
6
Sem 2
FCSM11M3
Choice Second Major III
6
Sem 2
FCSM11M4
Choice Second Major IV
6
Sem 2
FEM11M3
Elective Foundation
Module III
3
Sem 2
FEM11M4
Elective Foundation
Module IV
3
Sem 2
FPSY11M1
Understanding Human
Behaviour (I)
9
Sem 1
FPSY11M2
Normal and Pathological
Human Behaviour (I)
9
Sem 1
FPS12M1
Understanding Human
Behaviour (II)
9
Sem 2
FPS12M2
Normal and Pathological
Human Behaviour (II)
9
Sem 2
FPS11M2
Determinants of Human
Behaviour (I)
6
Sem 1
FPS11M3
Fundamentals of Human
Resource Management
(I)
6
Sem 1
FPS12M3
Determinants of Human
Behaviour (II)
6
Sem 2
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FPS12M4
Fundamentals of Human
Resource Management
(II)
6
Sem 2
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FPO11M1
Introduction to Political
Science (I)
9
Sem 1
FPO11M2
Government and Politics
in South Africa (1)
9
Sem 1
FPO11M1
Introduction to Political
Science (II)
9
Sem 2
FPO11M2
Government and Politics 9
in South Africa (II)
Sem 2
FPO12M1
Comparative Politics and
Government (I)
6
Sem 1
FPO12M2
Introduction to
International Relations
(I)
6
Sem 1
FPO12M1
Comparative Politics and
Government (II)
6
Sem 2
FPO12M2
Introduction to
International Relations
(II)
6
Sem 2
FSO11M1
Introduction to
sociological concept,
perspectives and
institutions (I)
9
Sem 1
FSO11M1
Introduction to research
methodology for social
sciences
9
Sem 1
FSO11M2
Introduction to
sociological concept,
perspectives and
institutions (II)
9
Sem 2
FSO11M2
Introduction to research
methodology for social
sciences (II)
9
Sem 2
FSO12M1
Population and RuralUrban Development (I)
6
Sem 1
FSO12M7
Intro. Social Research
Project (I)
6
Sem 1
FSOC12M2
Population and RuralUrban Development (II)
6
Sem 2
FSO12M7
Intro. Social Research
Project (II)
6
Sem 2
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FPH11M1
Philosophical Problems
(I)
9
Sem 1
FPH11M2
Ancient Greek Thought
(1)
6
Sem 1
FPH11M3
Philosophical Problems
(II)
6
Sem 2
FPH11M2
Ancient Greek Thought
(II)
9
Sem 2
FPH12M3
Clear Thinking (I)
6
Sem 1
FPH12M4
Moral Philosophy (I)
9
Sem 1
FPH12M3
Clear Thinking (II)
6
Sem 2
FPH12M4
Moral Philosophy (II)
6
Sem 2
YEAR THREE MODULES
RAN21M1
Development of
Anthropological Thought
13
Sem 1
RAN21M2
Ethnographic Studies of
Four African Groups
13
Sem 1
RCSM21M5
Choice Second Major V
13
Sem 1
RCSM21M6
Choice Second Major VI
13
Sem 1
REM11M1
Elective Module I
7
Sem 1
RAN22M1
Ritual Analysis/Kinship
and Marriage
13
Sem 2
RAN22M2
Economic/Development
Anthropology
13
Sem 2
CSM21M7
Choice Second Major VII 13
Sem 2
RCSM21M8
Choice Second Major
VIII
13
Sem 2
REM11M2
Elective Module II
7
Sem 2
RPS21M1
Genesis of Human
Behavior I
13
Sem 1
RPS21M2
Genesis of Human
Behavior 2
13
Sem 1
RIP22M3
Organisational Behaviour 13
Sem 2
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RPS22M4
Psychological
Assessment & Research
Methods I
13
Sem 2
RPO21M1
Political Theory
13
Sem 1
RPO21M2
Research Methods
13
Sem 1
RPO22M1
Contemporary
Development Issues
13
Sem 2
RPO22M2
Foreign Policy Analysis
13
Sem 2
RSO21M1
Classical Social Theories
13
Sem 1
RSO20M5
Research Methods,
Social Statistics and
Rural Development and
Food Production
13
Sem 1
RSO22M4
Sociology of Work and
Labour Relation Studies
13
Sem 2
RSO22M8
Population and Social
Differentiation
13
Sem 2
RPH21M1
Theories of Human
Nature
13
Sem 1
RPH21M2
Moral Theory
13
Sem 1
RPH22M3
Political Philosophy
13
Sem 2
RPH22M4
Rationalism and
Empiricism
13
Sem 2
YEAR FOUR MODULES
RAN31M1
Modern Anthropological
Theory and Methodology
15
Sem 1
RAN31M2
Ethnography: Two Groups
outside Africa and two
Groups inside Africa
15
Sem 1
RCSM31M9
Choice Second Major (IX)
15
Sem 1
RCSM31M0
Choice Second Major (X)
15
Sem 1
RAN32M1
Economic/Development
Anthropology
15
Sem 2
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RAN32M2
Medical Anthropology
15
Sem 2
RCSM31M1
Choice Second Major (XI)
15
Sem 2
RCSM31M2
Choice Second Major (XII)
15
2 Sem
RPS 3111
Social Psychology &
Therapeutic Interventions
15
Sem 1
RIP21M2
Strategic Human Resource
Management
15
Sem 1
RPS32M3
Community Psychology
15
Sem 2
RPS32M4
Psychological Assessment &
Research Methods II
15
Sem 2
RPO31M1
International Politics
15
Sem 1
RPO31M2
African Politics
15
Sem 1
RPO32M1
International Political
Economy
15
Sem 2
RPO32M2
Public Policy Analysis
15
Sem 2
RPO32M0
Rural Local Government
15
Sem 2
RSO31M1
Critical, Modernism, Post
Modernism and
Organisational Theories
15
Sem 1
RSO30M2
Research Methods and
Project for Social Sciences
15
Sem 1
RSO32M4/3
Sociology of Work, Labour
Conflicts and Resolutions or
Environment
15
Sem 2
RSO32M8/6/ Sustainable Rural and Urban 15
5
Development Studies or
Gender Studies or Health,
Illness and Medicine
Sem 2
RPH31M1
History of Ideas
15
Sem 1
RPH31M2
Applied Ethics
15
Sem 1
RPH32M3
Theories of Justice
15
Sem 2
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RPH32M4
Advanced Political
Philosophy
15
Sem 2
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DEPARTMENT OF LEGAL STUDIES (5440)
Head of Department: Vacant
TEACHING AND LEARNING
In order for students to benefit from teaching offered in the school, they must be equally committed to do their share.
Students are to understand that they are also responsible for their own learning and are to respect the requirements
of the courses for which they are registered. This will require of them to attend classes, tutorials, prepare assignments
to the best of their ability and submit them on time. Students are to respect each other in class and are to act with
honesty and integrity.
Law students are expected to comport themselves properly in and out of class and to act with honesty and integrity as
fit and proper persons aspiring for the noble and learned profession of law.
Lecturers are to provide acceptable standards of professionalism, bringing in enthusiasm in their work, and are to
deliver scheduled lectures at all times or make alternative arrangements where possible. Lecturers are to clearly set
out in the course guideline what they expect from the students. Evaluation and assessment used must be fair and
reasonable and are to cover work that has been and expected to be done.
COURSE CORDINATORS
Level
Level
Level
Level
1
2
3
4
Ms N. Ludidi, LL.M (UKZN)
Adv. N.H. Ntakana, LL.B (UNITRA)
Adv. N.R. Mtshabe, LL.B (UNITRA)
Adv. V.C. Ntshangase, LL.M (WITS)
Co-ordinators provide various forms of assistance to students. In particular they:
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Ensure uniformity of teaching standard at that level and the infusion of problem solving;
Identify students who have not registered;
Act as counsellor in academic and other matters, including career guidance;
Point out outstanding courses (if any) from previous year;
Standardise attendance registers and make sure of their continuous use;
Hold meetings with class representatives to deal with class related problems;
Arrange with students for appropriate recreational activities/functions;
Organise talks, seminars, visit courts and other offices which are of interest to students;
Provide any other form of assistance incidental to or in connection with the above.
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BACHELOR OF LAWS: LL.B - (GENERIC)
(offered at NMD Site only)
Qualification:
Bachelor of Laws: LL.B (MT5440)
Credits:
The programme has a minimum of 480 credits.
Offering Type:
LL.B 4 years:
LL.B 5 years:
LL.B 2 years:
Streams offered for the LL.B are as follows:
Undergraduate stream full-time
Undergraduate stream part-time
Post-graduate stream for those who possess B. Juris / B. Proc.
Purpose
The purpose of the study programme leading to the Bachelor of Laws degree is to offer legal education aimed at
developing the students’ analytical, professional and research skills, preparing them for professional work as lawyers
and researchers as well as policy advisors in industry, commerce, public and private sectors. The LLB degree is the
universal legal qualification for admission and enrolment as an advocate or attorney. Those who wish to enter private
practice as advocates are required to undergo a period of 1 year training as a pupil with a practising advocate and
write an examination before he/she is admitted. For those who want to be attorneys, they have to serve articles as
candidate attorneys and thereafter write a professional examination set by the relevant provincial Law Society.
Minimum entrance requirements
To register for the Bachelor of Laws programme a student needs an Admission point score (APS) of 34 as well as
National Senior Certificate with an achievement rating of 4 (50-59) or better in English.
Learners who register for this programme will have passed Grade 12 (NQF4) with a pass of at least 40% at Higher
Grade or 50% at Standard Grade Matriculation English.
Entry points to degree levels
Entry into degree level will be available to those students who have attained the required credits for the previous level
at WSU or equivalent at another tertiary institution.
Minimum and Maximum Credits and rules of progression
Students must pass all courses to obtain a minimum of 120 credits per year, with a minimum of 480 after 4 years or
more.
Note:
A student may not register for more additional courses than the number allowed in that level.
Minimum requirements for re-admission
Except with permission of the Head of Department, a student may not be permitted to renew his/her registration in
the Department of Legal Studies if he/she fails:
(i)
the equivalent of four semester courses or more at any level; or
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(ii)
(iii)
(iv)
(v)
to complete all the courses prescribed for the degree within the prescribed time plus two years; or
to complete a course after two years of registration for the course; or
A student may not register for level 3 whilst there is a course(s) outstanding on level 1; or
to register for level 4 whilst there is a course(s) outstanding on either level 1 or level 2.
A student who is refused permission to re-register in the Department may appeal to the Departmental Board. The
decision of the Departmental Board will be final and will not be subject to further review or appeal. Provided that a
student excluded in terms of Rule G.7 of the General Regulations of the University may appeal to the relevant University
structures available under the said Rule G.7.
Absence from tests and examinations
A student who fails to write the examination in a course for which he/she is registered will be deemed to have failed
the course for the purpose of minimum requirements for re-admission.
The Head of the Department, together with the Level Co-ordinator, may grant permission to a student to write a test
on a different day where he/she is unable to write, on the scheduled date or dates, for medical reasons, bereavement,
or other good cause. The grant of permission is entirely at the discretion of the Head of Department (with the Coordinator), irrespective of the grounds on which the application is made.
Exit Level Outcomes
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The learner will have acquired a coherent understanding of, and ability to analyse, fundamental legal and related
concepts, principles, theories and their relationship to values critically.
The learner will have acquired an understanding and application of relevant methods, techniques and strategies
involved in legal research and problem-solving in theoretical and applied situations.
The learner will be able to collect, organise, analyse and critically evaluate information and evidence from a legal
perspective.
The learner will be able to communicate effectively in a legal environment by means of written persuasive methods
and sustained discourse.
The learner will be able to solve complex and diverse legal problems creatively, critically, ethically and innovatively.
The learner will be able to work effectively with colleagues and other role players in the legal process as a team
group and contribute significantly to the group.
The learner will be able to effectively communicate, retrieve and process relevant data in a legal environment.
The learner will be able to manage and organise her/his professional activities in the legal field responsibly and
effectively.
The learner will have acquired sufficient skills and knowledge to participate as a responsible citizen in the promotion
of a just society and a democratic and constitutional state under the rule of law.
The learner will have acquired legal skills and knowledge which will enable him/her to solve problems responsibly
and creatively in a given legal and social context.
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Module Categorisation
FIRST YEAR
MODULES
1ST Year –
1st Semester
1st Year –
2nd Semester
MODULE
CODES
CREDITS
English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
ELS13M1
8
African Law
AFL11M1
14
Legal History
LHR11M1
14
Legal Skills 1
LSS11M1
12
Computer & the Law
CTL11M1
12
English for Academic Purposes
ELS12M2
8
Interpretation of Statutes
INT12M2
14
Constitutional Law
CIT11M2
14
Legal Pluralism
LPM11M2
12
Legal Skills 2
LSS12M2
12
Total
120
SECOND YEAR
nd
2 Year –
1st Semester
2nd Year–
2nd Semester
Criminal Law –A
12
Mercantile Law
MEL21M1
12
Law of Persons
LPR21M1
12
Law of Succession & Admin. of Estates
LAA21M1
12
Law of Property
LOP21M1
12
Criminal Law-B
CLA21M2
12
Law of Negotiable Instruments
LNI21M2
12
Legal Accounting
LCA21M2
12
Law of Insolvency
LOI21M2
12
Family Law
FML21M2
12
Total
120
THIRD YEAR
3rd Year –
1st Semester
Company Law
COA31M1
8
Criminal Procedure-A
CPA31M1
10
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Law of Evidence-A
LOE31M1
8
Labour Law
LBL31M1
12
Law of Contract-A
LCA31M1
8
Civil Procedure-A
CLA31M1
8
Company Law-B
COA31M2
8
Criminal Procedure-B
CPA33M2
10
Law of Evidence-B
LOE31M2
8
Civil Procedure-B
Public International Law
CPA34M2
PUL31M2
8
12
Law of Contract-B
LCA31M2
8
Research Methodology
REM10M2
12
Total
120
FOURTH YEAR
th
4 year –
1st Semester
4th Year
2nd Semester
Jurisprudence
JUR41M1
8
Administrative Law
ADL41M1
8
Law of Delict-A
Human Rights Law
LWD41M1
CIT41M1
8
10
Research Project
REP41M1
30
Conflict of Laws
COL41M1
8
Alternative Dispute Resolution
ADR41M2
8
Ethics
ETC41M2
8
Law of Delict-B
LWD41M2
8
Legal Practice
LPC41M2
8
Elective 1
Elective 2
Choose below
Choose below
8
8
Total
120
Overall total Credits
480
A STUDENT SHALL, AT THE FOURTH LEVEL OF STUDY, CHOOSE 2 SECOND SEMESTER MODULES FROM
THE ELECTIVES LISTED BELOW:
Electives
Banking Law
BAL41M2
Comparative and African Law
Constitutional Law
CAA41M2
CLP41M2
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Consumer Protection Law
CPL41M1
Introduction to Criminal Justice#
CRY11M1
Environmental Law
ENL41M2
Forensic Medicine
Gender and the Law
FOR41M2
GAL41M2
Intellectual Property Law
ILL41M2
International Trade Law
ITL41M2
Income Tax Law
ITW31M2
Local Government Law
Media Law
LGL41M1
MDL41M2
Mathematics#
MTC20M0
Philosophical Problems
PHL11M1
Understanding Human Behaviour
PSY11M1
Sentencing
Street Law
SEN41M2
STL41M2
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A student must have passed all courses and have a minimum of 480 credits in order to graduate.

If a student passed only one course in the final year, and fails others, he/she fails and has to repeat all the
semester courses, in line with university rules and regulations.

Cases of extraordinary situations may be referred to the Department Board for special consideration and
recommendation.
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MASTER OF LAWS [LL.M] BY RESEARCH
POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME – LL.M
Credits
180
The Master of Laws (LL.M) by research is expected to commence in January 2016
Admission requirements
To be eligible for admission to the LL.M programme, an applicant must:
(i)
Possess a first degree in law (LL.B) of this or another recognised University or the equivalent qualification from
another institution with at least a second class, second division or its equivalent;
(ii) Show a level of proficiency which in the opinion of the Board of the Department of Legal Studies makes it likely
that he/she will succeed in his/her studies. The level of proficiency required is an average of 60% overall and
60% in the area of interest in the LL.B programme, provided that if the applicant has the requisite experience or
other qualifications relevant to his/her pursuit of graduate studies in law he/she may be admitted to the LL.M
programme at the discretion of the Department of Legal Studies.
(iii) Have the ability to work with both legal and non-legal materials in the English language.
The Board of Postgraduate Studies of the Department of Law may require an applicant, as a condition of admission,
to undergo such tests as the Board may prescribe or to take such other Pre-requisite or concurrent studies and
examinations as the Board may determine.
The LL.M programme by dissertation consists entirely of research leading to the submission of a dissertation with a
minimum of 18 months and a maximum of 36 months, after the date of first registration. In either case an extension
of up to six months may be approved by the Board of Studies of the School of Law.
The research project leading to the submission of a dissertation as the only requirement for the LL.M degree is carried
under the supervision of a member of the full-time staff nominated by the relevant academic Department and approved
by the Board of Postgraduate Studies of the School of Law. The research topic, which shall in particular be in the
School’s niche areas, is subject to the approval of the Board of Postgraduate Studies of the Department of Legal
Studies. The dissertation must show evidence that the candidate has resorted to primary sources and /or empirical
data and be a contribution to knowledge and understanding in the candidate’s field of research.
Senate shall monitor the student’s progress by receiving half-yearly progress reports from the supervisor through the
Board of Postgraduate Studies of the Department of Legal Studies. After the dissertation has been assessed by the
supervisor it shall be sent for external evaluation in accordance with the University’s General Rules. The degree may
be awarded with distinction.
The candidate together with his/her supervisor is encouraged, during the period of study, to prepare and submit an
article flowing from the LL.M research work for review in an accredited journal.
Assessment
Assessment will be based on a dissertation on an approved topic produced by a candidate under supervision.
The dissertations may not exceed 50 000 words in length; they must be structured and formatted in accordance with
University guidelines for postgraduate studies. Four bound copies must be submitted, written and typed.
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Publication
Without the prior permission of the University, no publication flowing from the dissertation may contain a statement
that it was or is to be submitted in fulfilment for the degree. Any publication flowing from the dissertation must be
sanctioned by the Senate.
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DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK & PSYCHOLOGY
Professor
:
Vacant
Senior Lecturer
:
Vacant
Lecturer/Field-work
:
Y Saunders, BASW, Unitra. MASW (Fort Hare)
Lecturer
:
N Mbelu (Ms) BASW, MSW (Unitra)
Lecturer
Part-time Lecturers
:
:
:
:
K. Nyikana BASW (Unitra) , MSW, (WSU)
N. Nonkonyana , BASW (Unitra), MASW-WSU
N .Shezi BASW BSc Psychology
N Cwayi N ; BASW (H)
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK [MT5218]
1.
INTRODUCTION.
The Department of Social work within the Faculty of Social Sciences has gradually increased its student numbers
from 2008 in 2005 to 519 students in 2009.
The transitional stage of moving towards module system within the Department is complete and the Social work
Department has also succeeded in the implementation of the Bachelor of Social work (BSW) as required by the South
African Council for Social Service Profession (SACSSP) .The social work profession is becoming popular because of
job opportunities. The Department of Social work has been instrumental in assuring that the social work graduates
are guaranteed jobs immediately after the completion of their studies.
Limited scholarships are being provided by the National Social Development in Pretoria, along with bursaries that are
offered by the Eastern Cape Province in Bhisho.
The social work programme in WSU attempts to provide quality career-oriented modules that address advanced
innovative and technological skills appropriate to a newly established developmental University.
Candidates who wish to apply for the programme are to submit their applications to WSU student Admissions not
later than October of each calendar year. Qualifications required for admission to the programme is matric
exemption. Those applicants who are eligible for admission to the social work programme are referred by Student
Admissions office to the Department of Social work for assessment.
At the beginning of the year, candidates whose qualification warrants to be assessed for the social work programme
are required to write a short pre-assessment test followed by an oral interview. The idea of undergoing an
assessment test is to identify candidates who have the potential and are suitable for the social work profession.
Admitted candidates in the University but fail the pre-assessment test are referred to other disciplines within the
same University for admission and registration.
N/B Registered students can apply for scholarship/bursary funding from the National Social development in Pretoria
and from the Eastern Cape Province in Bhisho respectively.
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2.
MISSION STATEMENT
The Department of Social work endeavours to provide courses that will enable a student to accumulate knowledge
and the skills in poverty reduction strategies, community work and social development, project management,
casework, group-work, family therapy, industrial social work research and other related fields such as sociology,
psychology and criminology. Students will therefore be required to integrate accumulated theoretical knowledge to
the practice of social work. One of the priorities of acquired knowledge and skills in the four-year degree training
programme is to help communities foster self-help for social development.
3.
AIM
The Department of social work aims at offering social work courses in undergraduate studies (BSW), Masters degree
in Social Work (MSW) PHD studies, post-graduate programmes, Auxiliary Social work training and relevant short
courses in social work.
4.
VISION
The Department of social work envisages forming linkages and partnerships with the local Municipalities, Social
welfare Agencies, Provinces, National and International bodies. The purpose of such linkages is to enable a working
relationship towards research development, capacity building, and exchange of ideas in programme initiatives for the
benefit of the disadvantaged communities in the region. In relating with these bodies will not only highlight the
Department of Social work but will also enhance the existence of a newly established Walter Sisulu University.
5.
PROGRAMME QUALIFICATION
The name of the programme is Bachelor of Social work (BSW). It is a professional discipline offering a range of
services to individuals, families, groups and communities in a range of statutory and voluntary settings. The
profession is guided and directed by its Council, namely, the South African Council for Social Service Profession
(SACSSP).The Council requires students to register at the second year level of their studies. Students are also
required to major either in sociology, psychology or criminology at the third level of their studies. They are also
expected to pass their examinations with a 50% pass at all levels of their study.
Entry Requirements
Students who wish to be admitted to the social work programme are expected to have passed matric with
exemption, or conditional exemption. Should a candidate be over the age of 23 years without an exemption, but in
the possession of a senior certificate, a candidate can be eligible to be admitted to the social work programme under
the conditions of applying for a mature age exemption. However all candidates are to undergo an entry assessment
test followed by an oral interview before they can be registered for the social work programme.
National Senior Certificate (NSC)
Compulsory Subjects
4(50-59%)
4(50-59%)
4(50-59%)
4(50-59%)
3(40-49%)
in
in
in
in
in
English at Home Language or First Additional level
isiXhosa or any other Additional languages
Life Orientation
Life Sciences
Physical Science or any other subject
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Not Compulsory Subjects
3(40-49%) in Mathematical Literacy
Duration of Course
The programme extends over a period of 4 years.
Delivery Mode
Students are required to do theory and practical work in the class-room and also in the field (Social welfare agencies)
respectively. In level 1 students are to visit Social Welfare agencies for purposes of understanding the infra-structure,
administration, professional functioning and activities of the agencies in a variety of settings and services.
In level two (11) students are engaged in agency observation for a period of three weeks. At third (3) year level
students are expected to engage directly and professionally with clients with alternative class-room theory and field
work practice twice a week. At fourth (4) year level, students are placed in Social Welfare agencies for a period of 5
months under the supervision of qualified and experienced social workers. Placement is designed to help them work
directly with clients and communities and also engage themselves in research in preparation for a 52 page
Dissertation.
Registration
Students are expected to register with the South African Council for social service profession SACSSP at the 2nd year
level study of the Social Work programme as student social workers.
INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT
Emphasis is on assessing students in theory, field-work and supervised research through oral presentations, role
plays, assignments, tests and examinations.
Third year level is externalised.
CRITICAL OUTCOMES
Candidates must have knowledge and the skills that will enable them to be employed in both public and private
sectors such as local Municipalities, the Department of Social development both provincially and nationally, in
Hospital and clinical settings, NGOs, NPOs CBOs, industries and other related settings in need of social workers.
EXIT LEVELS OUTCOME
On completion of the study, students must have completed four years of study which requires 510 credits in order to
graduate for the degree of Bachelor of Social work (BSW).
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DESCRIPTION OF MODULES FOR THE SOCIAL WORK PROGRAMME
LEVEL 1
1st SEMESTER
SOW 1106: INDIGENISATION
In the above module on indigenisation, the student is sensitised about the rural environment in which WSU is
located. Students are therefore made to understand the contextual realities of the rural environment and the value
system associated, among other imperatives with “UBUNTU” and the understanding of the value system which
underpin the content of the module on the indigenisation. Thus, the value base and the principles of the social work
are taught against this background of indigenisation.
SOW1103: THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL WORK & SOCIAL WELFARE IN SOUTH AFRICA
In the above module on the Development of Social Work and Social Welfare in South Africa highlights the historical
development of the social work profession in South Africa as it relates to its evolution. The historical background of
the social work profession is necessary for students to understand that the profession started in Europe, then to the
United States of America and in South Africa. The module further explains developmental approach to social welfare
as proposed by the current government in power with the implementation of its policies and programme on course.
(White Paper, 1998).
SOW 1001: FIELD-WORK (YEARLY MODULE)
The above module in field-work introduces students to social welfare organisations situated around Mthatha. It
focuses on giving students information about infrastructure, functioning, administration and daily activities of the
organisation, including the kind of delivery services offered by the organisation and the role that is played by social
workers in each welfare organisation.
2nd SEMESTER
SOW 1201: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK THEORY, PRACTICE, CODE OF CONDUCT AND ETHICS
The above module introduces the student with fundamental theories, methods and the generic scope of the social
work programme and its association to related disciplines such as sociology, psychology, criminology and mental
health. The module also addresses the principles conduct and ethics that underpin the practice of social work.
SOHSC 1206: SOCIAL WORK IN HEALTH SCIENCES
The module addresses the impact of HIV-AIDS and related problems with individual and their families. It also
highlights socio-economic and health factors that impact upon the health of the individuals and their families and the
role that can be played by a social worker in dealing with problems of HIV-AIDS endemic.
LEVEL 2
1st SEMESTER
SOW 2101: INDIGENISATION
The above module on indigenisation addresses community problems of rural and traditional societies and the role
that can be played by social work to instil the values in self-help.
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SOW 1111: FAMILY THEORY
The above module on family therapy addresses conceptual framework on the structure and preservation of families
and how these families function within and also in the outer environment. The different types of families, the nature,
the structural approach, characteristics and their strengths and weaknesses are also highlighted.
SWL 111: SOCIAL WELFARE LAW
The module introduces students to Social Welfare policies and procedures pertaining to socio-legal issues of the
social work profession. It focuses on the role to be played by Social workers in Children’s Court procedures, the
presentation of Court reports relating to the protection of children and related family affairs.
2nd SEMESTER
SOW 2209: COMMUNITY WORK AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
The above module embraces the principles of community work and social development and the role that can be
played by social workers in organising and empowering the communities to develop their communities through selfhelp for their own survival.
SOW 2208: GROUP-WORK
The above module addresses the theoretical framework of group process which will be useful in the practice of social
work. The module highlights ethical and professional guidelines for group leaders, group processes involving the
various stages of the group process and a professional way of ending the group.
SOW 2002: FIELD-WORK (YEARLY MODULE)
The above field-work module is a practical model which places students on a three-week block placement in a social
welfare agency. The module requires students to observe the practical basic models of casework, group work, family
community work and social administration in the professional context. Thereafter the student is required to submit a
report that will be presented in a class room setting.
LEVEL THREE
1st SEMESTER
SOW 3101: SPECIALISED FIELDS IN SOCIAL WORK
At this level students are exposed to realities of existing problems that are multi-purpose and diversified. The
involvement of social work in specialised fields is an attempt to comprehend the accumulated knowledge on an
advanced level with the purpose of fine tuning acquired knowledge base. These specialised fields are industrial social
work, legal social work, medical social work and psychiatric social work.
SOW 3110: SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH
The module above enables the students to acquire knowledge in research methodology and competence in research
practice. The module therefore prepares the student to conduct empirical research and also to help the student apply
theoretical methods of research to practical realities in the field.
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SOW 3003: FIELD-WORK (YEARLY MODULE)
The above is a practical module designed to place students in local agencies around Mthatha to enable concurrent
agency placement with class attendance on a weekly bases. Students are exposed to field-work experience twice
during the week. The latter arrangements are designed to allow students to have the opportunity to integrate theory
to practice. Students’ role in the agency is to handle clients directly utilising social work models as senior student
practitioners
2nd SEMESTER
SOW 3213: SOCIAL WORK POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION
The above module highlights social work policies as they impact upon the daily practice of social work. Students are
equipped with the application of these social policies at National Provincial and at local Municipalities. The module
also introduces principles and methods of administrative functioning, involving activities of planning, organising,
controlling, managing and decision making processes which are to be applied democratically.
SOW 3212: DEVELOPMENTAL SOCIAL WORK: POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGIES
Developmental approach is addressed to students as an attempt to teach them strategies of combating poverty in
the disadvantaged communities. Students are therefore equipped with knowledge and the skills to handle problems
in the community at micro and macro levels utilising a holistic approach to fight poverty.
LEVEL 4
YEARLY MODULES FOR SOCIAL WORK IV
SOW 4004: FIELD PRACTICUM
Students are placed in Welfare agencies throughout South Africa on a full-time basis for a period of 5 months. They
are expected to compile and submit an intermediate report within three (3) months. On completion of their practicals
they are expected to bring daily diary, agency final report and an evaluation report from the agency supervisor. They
are also expected to collect data in the agency for research purposes. On their return from the agency they are to be
supervised on the writing of a 52 page dissertation as partial fulfilment of the final year study.
SOW 4002: DISSERTATION (RESEARCH PROPOSAL)
University supervisors visit students in their respective agencies for purposes of supervising the students in selecting
a topic and also in designing a proposal in preparation for a dissertation. They are also examined during the visit to
examine how they have been able to link theory to the practice in the various models of social work including
guidance of data collection for the Dissertation.
SOW 4003: DISSERTATION
Students are required to conduct empirical research in relation to the student block placement of 5 months. They are
expected to compile a dissertation which is to be externalised.
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SOW 4204: PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT
The above module equips the student with the necessary knowledge and the skills that will help the student manage
and administer community projects. The content of the module include social development paradigm, business skills,
formation of Boards, committees and multi-disciplinary approaches to rural development.
Summary of Courses
QUALIFICATION/COURSES
CODES
CREDITS
ELS11M5
08
SOW11M3
SOW11M6
SOW10M1
08
08
32
PSY11M1
PSY11M2
08
08
SOC11M1
08
CRY11M1
08
SWH12M6
SOW12M1
08
16
PSY12M3
SOC12M2
08
08
CRY12M1
08
(128)
SOW21M1
SOW21M2
SWL11M1
SOW20M2
16
16
08
16
PSY21M1
PSY21M2
SOC20M5
CRY21M3
12
12
12
12
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (BSW)
First Year - 1st Semester
English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
Development of Social Work and Social Welfare
in South Africa
Indigenisation
Field Work (Year Module)
Electives :
Psychology I (Understanding Human Behaviour)
Psychology I (Normal Pathological Human Behaviour)
Sociology I (Introduction to Sociological Perspective
& Social Institution)
Criminology I (Introduction to South African Criminal
Justice System)
First Year - 2nd Semester
Social Work in Health Sciences
Introduction to Social Work Theory, Practice & Code
of Conduct & Ethics
Electives:
Psychology I (Determinants of Human Behaviour)
Sociology I (Population & Rural-Urban Development)
Criminology I (Juvenile Delinquency)
Second Year - 1st Semester
Indigenisation
Family Theory
Social Welfare Law
Field Work (Year Module)
Electives:
Psychology II (Genesis of Human Behaviour 1)
(Genesis of Human Behaviour 2)
Sociology II (Social Research & Social Statistics)
Criminology II (Victimology)
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QUALIFICATION/COURSES
Second Year - 2nd Semester
Community Work & Development in South Africa
Group Work
Electives:
Fundamental Penology
Third Year - 1st Semester
Specialised Fields in Social Work
Social Work Research
Field Work (Year Module)
Electives - Choose one elective
Psychology (Social Psychology & Psychotherapy
Interventions)
Sociology (Critical Modernisation & Globalisation)
Research Methods & Project for Social Sciences
Criminology (Theories of Crime)
Third Year - 2nd Semester
Social Work Policy & Administration
Developmental Social Work: Poverty Reduction
CODES
CREDITS
SOW22M9
SOW20M8
16
16
CRY22M7
12
(148)
SOW31M1
SOW31M0
SOW30M3
16
16
32
(60)
PSY31M11
12
SOC31M1
SOC30M2
CRY31M1
SOW32M3
SOW32M2
Electives - Choose one Elective of the same discipline
as in 1st Semester
Psychology (Community Psychology & Primary
PSY32M3
Care)
Sociology (Continue Project for Social Science)
SOC30M2
Criminology (Priority Crime Issues)
CRY32M2
Fourth Year
Field Work
Dissertation (Research Proposal)
Dissertation
Project Development & Management
SOW40M4
SOW40M2
SOW40M3
SOW42M4
12
24
16
16
16
(32)
12
16
12
(120/124/144)
30
28
30
26
(114)
(510)
Integrated Assessment
Emphasis is on assessing students in theory, field-work and supervised research through oral presentations, role
plays, assignments, tests and examinations. The third year level and fourth (4) year levels are externalised.
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Assessment/Test and Examination
Continuous assessment of social work students at all levels is expected to write tests, submit assignments as required
by the departments. All students at all levels will also be expected to do class presentations in both field work
practical and theory. Social work four (4) of students will be placed in various social welfare agencies throughout
South Africa for a period of six (6) months starting from the 1 February and ending on 31 July of each year. During
the six (6) months five placement students are expected to engage in agency practicals and research activities.
The following reports are required:
Mid-year report in May.
On their return from the placement students are to submit the following reports:
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Final report on casework, group work and project development and management reports.
Daily diary.
Agency evaluation report
Report proposal designed for research
NB:
Procedure Manual is designed by the Department of social work is given to each agency as guidelines for
students. Practical required activities, students are required to identify a topic and collect data in preparation for
compiling a 54 page dissertation as partial fulfilments of the degree of the Bachelor of Social work (BSW) in the four
year degree programme of social work.
Weighting and Computation of Marks
At all the levels of the social work programme, all students must obtain not less than 50% pass mark in each module.
A student who obtains not less than 40% mark in any module will qualify for a supplementary examination. If a
student obtains a mark less than 39% in the final examination paper of a module will be deemed to have failed even
if a combined mark with a 50% year mark or more is obtained in any module. If student has no mark for a class
presentation a test or an assignment or any practical reports highlighted above will have failed without a sick
certificate or a valid written proof submitted to the HOD or the Dean.
A student who is engaged in a Masters’ Degree programme (MSW) is expected to submit a research proposal which
will be handed over to the Higher Degrees Committee of the Faculty. If recommended by the HDC it will be
presented at the Faculty Board level and be ultimately approved by Senate. A Master student is required to present
at least in three seminars. One presentation on a research proposal, the second presentation to be on the chapters
of the Dissertation and the third to be a complete student Dissertation. Oral assessment may also be used at the
discretion of the HoD. Two external examiners with credible research of good standing from other Schools of the
Social Work will be required to assess student’s WSU Dissertation.
Supplementary Examinations
40-48%
Promotion to Next Level of Study
Level I
A student may proceed to level two (2) of study, provided a student has passed all Social Work I modules, including
at least two (2) of the following electives – Psychology I, Sociology I and Criminology I.
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Level II
A student may proceed to level three of study, provided a student has passed all social work two (2) modules,
including at least any two (2) of the following electives Psychology II, Sociology II & Criminology II.
Level III
All Social Work 3 students can proceed to level four provided the student has passed all Social Work modules and all
elective modules at all levels of study, provided a student who failed only 1 second semester module may be allowed
to proceed to level 4.
A student who has a 1st semester module may proceed to the 4th year level with the consent of the department
concerned.
Exclusion on Academic Grounds
A student who fails the same level module for more than three times will be excluded from the programme on preacademic grounds.
Requirements for Drop-Out Social Work Students
Social Work students who dropped out of the Social Work programme before the introduction of the new programme
with the module system will have to start the Bachelor of Social Work programme from level one, including all Social
Work modules and Electives.
Students who dropped out of the programme under the BSW programme at 3rd and 4th year level of study will be
allowed to start programme at the 3rd year level of study including the modules that were introduced after the BSW
programme.
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MASTERS IN SOCIAL WORK (MSW)
SOW 5008: MASTERS DEGREE IN SOCIAL WORK
The purpose of the Masters degree in social work is to enable professionally qualified and experienced social workers
the opportunity to further develop their knowledge and the skills at an advanced and specialised level of study.
Entrance Qualification
Candidates must be in possession of a four-year degree course with at least two (2) years experience as a practitioner
in the field. Candidate can also be admitted in the programme if the candidate is in possession of a three year social
science undergraduate degree with honours degree, and at least, two years experience in a related organisation.
A student with a four year degree course has to be registered with the (SACSSP).
The candidate is required to have obtained a 60% pass in his or her undergraduate programme.
Exception to the rule requires admission of a candidate with a four-year undergraduate degree in social work who
must have passed the degree with distinction in field work and theory.
Duration of the Programme
The programme will extend over a period of two (2) years full-time or and three (3) years part-time study.
Delivery Note
The programme requires submission of a dissertation.
It also requires the students to do field –work for a period of 6 months under the supervision of a competent
experienced and highly qualified social work practitioner.
Integrates assessment
Emphasis is on empirical field research and literature review. Presentation in Departmental Workshops and Seminars
of the Faculty are required throughout the programme.
Moderating Bodies are the following:
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One(1) internal examiner
One(1) moderator and
Two External examiners
Critical Outcomes
Candidate must have acquired knowledge and the skills that will enable the graduate to be employed in both private
and public organisations/Welfare agencies/ Societies/National Department. Provincial Department, Local
Municipalities, NGOs CBOs, Hospitals and clinical settings industries and other related organisations.
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Exit Levels Outcome.
On completion of the study the graduate shall have obtained a minimum of 180 credits and a maximum of 240
credits. For both part-time and full-time candidates.
Summary of Courses
CODE
CORE
CREDITS
MASTERS IN SOCIAL WORK (MSW)
Dissertation Only
SOW50M8
180
(180 Credits)
Doctor of social work
Thesis only
SOW60M8
(480 credits)
1.Purpose of the study
The purpose of the Doctor of social work study programme is to enable and empower professionally qualified social
workers the opportunity to expand their knowledge and the skills in advanced and specialised level of study in the
field of social work.
2. Entrance Qualifications
For entry into the programme. A candidate must be in possession of a Masters degree in social work with a basic
social work degree or in exceptional cases a related social science degree, with no less that 60% pass in order to
qualify for admission into the programme. A candidate will further be assessed by presenting research Proposal in a
panel of experienced researchers.
3. Duration of the programme.
The DSW programme for full-time students will extend over a minimum period of three (3) years and a maximum of
five (5) years for the study. For part-time students the minimum period of study will be five (5) years and the
maximum period of study will be seven (7) years. The DSW student will be expected to have completed the
programme by the seventh (7) year. No candidate will be allowed to continue and register after seven years of study
not unless valid reasons are presented by the student.
4. Delivery Note and Integrated assessment
Emphasis will be on empirical research approach. Literature review and supervisor’s continual assessment of the
progress being presented orally to the immediate supervisor. The student is expected to present the thesis in a
seminar presided by a panel of experienced professors and researchers. Once the thesis is accepted it has to be
externalised. Results of the external examiners are presented in Faculty Higher degrees committee and also to be
presented in the University Higher Degrees Committee.
5. Moderating Bodies are the following:
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One(1) Internal examiner
One (1) internal Moderator
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Three(3) External examiners
6. Critical Outcomes
Candidate must have acquired knowledge and the skills that will enable the candidate to be employed in Welfare
agencies/societies, National Departments, Provincial Departments. Local Municipalities, Hospitals and Clinical settings,
Industrial settings, Parastatal organisations, NGOs, NPOs CBOs, Universities and other related organisations.
7. Exit Levels
On completion of the study, a candidate shall have obtained 480 credits to qualify for the Doctor of Social work
programme.
NB The above credits are for the BSW, MSW and DSW programmes are prescribed by the South African Council for
Social Service Profession (SACSSP)
SUMMARY OF POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME
CODE
CORE
CREDITS
MASTERS DEGREE IN SOCIAL WORK:
(MSW)
SOW50M8
180
TOTAL
Credits
180 Credits
SOW60M8
480
Total
480 credits
Masters degree in Social work by
Dissertation. Only (MSW)
DOCTOR OF SOCIAL WORK(DSW)
Doctor of Social work. (DSW)
NB The above total credits for the BSW and MSW programmes are prescribed by the South African Council for Social
Service Profession (SACSSP).
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