Bachelor of Arts General


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Dr L Nonzwakazi Maqubela 

Programme Description

The Bachelor of Arts degree is a three year programme offered on a full-time basis. It provides students with a broad academic basis for students to gain a fuller understanding of the social world in which they live. It offers a flexible degree structure with wide range of subjects that allow students more choice in the construction of their career path. The degree requires students to choose two majors (specialised study taken to the third year). Upon its completion, students may proceed to Post-Graduate studies which offer increased depth and specialisation in the majority of subjects offered.
 
 

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 Bachelor university entrance with a minimum APS of 30 or above or equivalent.
  • English level 4; Maths level 2 / Maths literacy level 3
 

Career Prospects

A BA degree prepares students for a large range of jobs. It gives students many different skills: among others, Teaching, Academics, Authors, Proof reading, Editing, Language experts, Language technologists, Lexicography, Translators, Creative writing or copywriting, publishing, Social media managers or Public Relations officers, Advertising, Subject Advisory, Broadcasting, Journalism, commentators, Critical Reviewer of literary works/ book reviewing, TV or Radio presenter, Story telling, Public servants, Entrepreneurs, Business, Administrators, Research assistants, Fundraisers, Human Resources Specialists, Curriculum developer, Onomastic specialist, human or social services, career counsellor, probation and parole officers, rehabilitation or social services specialists, advertising agents, case managers, market research analysts, child care workers,  trainers, recruiters, life skills coaches, learning and development managers, student success managers, au pair, personal assistants.
 

Curriculum & Credits

The BA degree is conferred after a minimum of 360 credits. Students are allowed to design their own combination of modules and majors from the table below. In choosing modules and majors, students should think of their intellectual interests and career goals and therefore should select modules that will provide them with a solid foundation in those areas.

First year level  (see table 1 below)
Select 10 modules: 5 modules per semester (at 12 credits per module = 120 credits for 10 modules).

Second year Level (see table 2 below)
Select 4 modules per semester (at 15 credits per module = 120 credits for 8 modules)  

At third year level (see table 3 below)
Select 3 modules per semester (20 credits per module = 120)
 
Module Code Description Compulsory Pre-Co Requisites
 
Credits Course Fee
Y/N
YEAR 1
Semester 1
ENC1A1 English 1 Y   12 3104.56
SOC1A1 Sociology 1 N   12 3104.56
PSY101 Psychology 1 N   12 3104.56
IPS1A1 Industrial Psychology 1 N   12 3104.56
ECO1A1 Economics 1 N   12 3104.56
GOG1A1 Geography 1 N   12 3104.56
POR101 Portugese 1 N   12 3104.56
CST101 Heritage & Cultural Studies 1 N   12 3104.56
POL101 Political Science 1 N   12 3104.56
ISI101 IsiNdebele 1 N   12 3104.56
SWT101 IsiSwati 1 N   12 3104.56
DEVS1A1 Development Studies 1 N   12 3104.56
ENTR1A1 Entrepreneurship 1 N   12 3104.56
Semester 2
ENC1A2 English 1 Y   12 3104.56
SOC1A2 Sociology 1 N   12 3104.56
PSY102 Psychology 1 N   12 3104.56
IPS1A2 Industrial Psychology 1 N   12 3104.56
ECO1A2 Economics 1 N   12 3104.56
GOG1A2 Geography 1 N   12 3104.56
POR102 Portugese 1 N   12 3104.56
CST102 Cultural Studies 1 N   12 3104.56
POL102 Political Science 1 N   12 3104.56
ISI102 IsiNdebele 1 N   12 3104.56
SWT102 IsiSwati 1 N   12 3104.56
DEVS1A2 Development Studies 1 N   12 3104.56
ENTR1A2 Entrepreneurship 1 N   12 3104.56
 
YEAR 2 
Semester 1
Code Description Compulsory Pre-Co Requisites
 
Credits Course Fee
Y/N
ENC2A1 English 2 N ENC1A1 15 3416.12
SOC2A1 Sociology 2 N SOC1A1 15 3416.12
PSY201 Psychology 2 N PSY101 15 3416.12
IPS2A1 Industrial Psychology 2 N IPS1A1 15 3416.12
ECO2A1 Economics 2 N ECO1A1 15 3416.12
GOG2A1 Geography 2 N GOG1A1 15 3416.12
POR201 Portuguese 2 N POR101 15 3416.12
CST201 Cultural Studies 2 N CST101 15 3416.12
POL201 Political Science 2 N POL101 15 3416.12
ISI201 IsiNdebele 2 N ISI101 15 3416.12
SWT201 IsiSwati 2 N SWT101 15 3416.12
ENTR2A1 Entrepreneurship 1 N ENTR1A1 12 3104.56
Semester 2        
 
ENC2A1 English 2 N ENC1A2   3416.12
SOC2A1 Sociology 2 N SOC1A2 15 3416.12
PSY201 Psychology 2 N PSY102 15 3416.12
IPS2A1 Industrial Psychology 2 N IPS1A2 15 3416.12
ECO2A1 Economics 2 N ECO1A2 15 3416.12
GOG2A1 Geography 2 N GOG1A2 15 3416.12
POR201 Portuguese 2 N POR102 15 3416.12
CST201 Cultural Studies 2 N CST102 15 3416.12
POL201 Political Science 2 N POL102 15 3416.12
ISI201 IsiNdebele 2 N ISI102 15 3416.12
ENTR2A1 Entrepreneurship 1 N ENTR1A2 12 3416.12
 
YEAR 3
Semester 1
ENC3A1 English 3 N ENC2A1 20 4654.93
SOC3A1 Sociology 3 N SOC2A1 20 4654.93
PSY301 Psychology 3 N PSY201 20 4654.93
IPS3A1 Industrial Psychology 2 N IPS2A1 20 4654.93
ECO3A1 Economics 3 N ECO2A1 20 4654.93
GOG3A1 Geography 3 N GOG2A1 20 4654.93
POR301 Portuguese 3 N POR201 20 4654.93
CST301 Cultural Studies 3 N CST201 20 4654.93
POL301 Political Science 3 N POL201 20 4654.93
ISI301 IsiNdebele 3 N ISI201 20 4654.93
ENTR3A1 Entrepreneurship 3 N ENTR2A1 20 4654.93
Semester 2
ENC3A1 English 3 N ENC2A1 20 4654.93
SOC3A1 Sociology 3 N SOC2A1 20 4654.93
PSY301 Psychology 3 N PSY201 20 4654.93
IPS3A1 Industrial Psychology 2 N IPS2A1 20 4654.93
ECO3A1 Economics 3 N ECO2A1 20 4654.93
GOG3A1 Geography 3 N GOG2A1 20 4654.93
POR302 Portuguese 3 N POR202 20 4654.93
CST302 Cultural Studies 3 N CST202 20 4654.93
POL302 Political Science 3 N POL202 20 4654.93
ISI302 IsiNdebele 3 N ISI202 20 4654.93
ENTR3A2 Entrepreneurship 3 N ENTR2A2 20 4654.93
  


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