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Programme: BA Law

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Faculty of Humanities
Duration of study: 3 years
Total credits: 393
Contact:
Dr L Coetzee
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+27 (0)124203481

Programme information

This programme provides graduates with specific knowledge of the law and law-related skills and schools them in selected language discipline(s) and selected social sciences. The skills acquired may be applied in either the private or public sectors. The programme serves as an alternative route for ultimately obtaining the LLB degree. The student is, however, enabled to continue with the LLB degree (which is career-specific) or a BAHons degree. The BA/LLB combination will take five to six years to complete.

Admission requirements

  • The following persons will be considered for admission: a candidate who is in possession of a certificate that is deemed by the University to be equivalent to the required Grade 12 certificate with university endorsement; a candidate who is a graduate from another tertiary institution or has been granted the status of a graduate of such an institution; and a candidate who is a graduate of another faculty at the University of Pretoria.

  • Candidates who comply with the minimum subject requirements and achievement levels as well as the APS requirements of these programmes will be granted placement in the programmes, subject to the availability of space. The abovementioned is not applicable to selection programmes.

  • To retain admission, learners will be expected to obtain an APS of at least 28 in Grade 12. Prospective students who have already been granted provisional admission in these programmes, but obtained at least an APS of 27 in Grade 12, will be considered by the Admission Committee should space be available. The Admission Committee of the Faculty of Humanities will consider these students once the results of the National Benchmark Test (NBT) are available and depending on the availability of space.

  • The Faculty will assess satisfactory performance in the NBT in the light of its commitment to ensure that an appropriate proportion of the applicants will be drawn from the disadvantaged category of the population.

  • Applicants who meet the minimum APS requirement, but who do not comply with the subject requirements must write the NBT.

  • Life Orientation is excluded when calculating the APS.

Minimum requirements 

Achievement level

APS

Afrikaans or English

NSC/IEB

HIGCSE

AS-Level

A-Level

5

3

C

C

30

Other programme-specific information

Advisory note: BA (Law) students who intend to pursue an LLB degree must note that to obtain the LLB degree they will be required to obtain at least 12 credits from the following list of language modules: AFR 110, AFR 120, AFR 114, ENG 118, ENG 110, ENG 120. BA (Law) students who do not meet this requirement during their BA Law studies will be required to register for these module(s) when they enrol for the LLB.

Please note: Students whose aim it is to obtain the LLB degree after completion of the BA (Law) degree, are advised to register for additional modules.

However, please note that

  • registration for additional modules will only be allowed as from the second year of registration for the BA (Law) degree and will be subject to academic performance;
  • students will be allowed to register for a maximum of seven modules per semester; and
  • are only allowed to take additional second-year modules that are prescribed for the third year of the BA (Law) degree programme.

Concurrent registration
Permission will only be granted to students to register concurrently for BA (Law) and LLB:

  • once a BA (Law) student has registered for the final year of study;
  • with a maximum of 7 modules outstanding to complete the BA (Law) degree;
  • on the condition that not more than 7 modules in total, per semester, may be registered for, for the BA (Law) and LLB; and
  • once approval has been granted on the grounds of academic performance.
     

(BA (Law) students who wish to register for additional law modules do so in terms of the Faculty of Law yearbook of the academic year in which they registered for the first time.)

Please note: Students whose aim is to obtain the LLB degree after completion of the BA (Law) degree, is advised to contact the Student Administration of the Faculty of Law for advice on which additional modules may be taken whilst doing their undergraduate study.

The BA (Law) degree must be completed within a maximum of five years. Failure to do so, may result in exclusion from the Faculty of Humanities.

NB Registration for additional modules will only be allowed if no timetable clashes are involved.

Minimum credits: 128

First-year electives: Select any three disciplines from the humanities at first year-level one, one must be a language subject ( to the value of 72 credits).

Fundamental modules

AIM 111 Academic information management 111 Credits: 4.00

Module content:

Find, evaluate, process, manage and present information resources for academic purposes using appropriate technology.

AIM 121 Academic information management 121 Credits: 4.00

Module content:

Apply effective search strategies in different technological environments. Demonstrate the ethical and fair use of information resources. Integrate 21st-century communications into the management of academic information.

JUR 110 Jurisprudence 110 Credits: 15.00

Module content:

*For LLB and BA/BCom specialising in law
The module has both a theoretical and skills component. All elements described below will encompass conceptual knowledge combined with practical application.
UNDERLYING JURISPRUDENTIAL ASPECTS OF LAW / THE LAW IN GENERAL
(a) A first-year definition of law / the Law
(b) The relationships between law and society, law and history, law and politics, law and language
(c) Being a law student or lawyer in South Africa
(d) Introduction to different perspectives on the law

THE SOUTH AFRICAN LEGAL SYSTEM AND ITS HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT
SOURCES OF SOUTH AFRICAN LAW AND THEIR HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT
(a) Introduction to characteristics and components of the South African legal system
(b) Mixed legal systems
(c) The South African Constitution and its historical development
(d) Customary law and its historical development
(e) Common law and its historical development
(f) Primary and other sources of modern South African law
(g) Applying the sources of law to a set of facts and relying on the sources of law to answer a jurisprudential question.

THE ABOVE CONTENT FORMS THE BASIS OF THE SKILLS COMPONENT (INCORPORATING ACADEMIC LITERACY SKILLS) WHICH CONSISTS OF:
(a) Conducting research in the library
(b) Finding, reading and applying the sources of law
(c) Reading, understanding and summarising texts on topics of law
(d) Analysing, criticising and improving (“edit”) a piece of writing on the law in a theoretical sense; and
(e) Writing a well-constructed essay or paragraph on legal problems and topics of law or legal history.

JUR 120 Jurisprudence 120 Credits: 15.00

Module content:

*For LLB and BA/BCom specialising in law
BASIC PRINCIPLES OF THE:
(a) Law of obligations (contract and delict)
(b) Criminal law
(c) Law of civil procedure;
(d) Law of criminal procedure; and
(e) Law of evidence.

ACCESS TO JUSTICE:
(a) Courts and alternative dispute resolution;
(b) Legal profession; and
(c) Access to justice and its promotion in South Africa (the idea, problems, representation in criminal matters, role of different organisations, etc).

THE ABOVE CONTENT FORMS THE BASIS OF THE SKILLS COMPONENT (INCORPORATING ACADEMIC LITERACY SKILLS) WHICH CONSISTS OF:
(a) Drafting a simple contract based upon a set of facts (law of contract)
(b) Reading, understanding, summarising a case on the law of delict and applying the principles of legal argument and logic to it
(c) Summarising, analysing, criticising and improving (“edit”) a piece of writing on the law of evidence
(d) Understanding and applying the principles of examination in chief, cross-examination and re-examination to a concrete set of facts with a view to participation in a “moot court” or debate.

UPO 101 Academic orientation 101 Credits: 0.00

AIM 102 Academic information management 102 Credits: 6.00

Module content:

Find, evaluate, process, manage and present information resources for academic purposes using appropriate technology. Apply effective search strategies in different technological environments. Demonstrate the ethical and fair use of information resources. Integrate 21st-century communications into the management of academic information.

Core modules

PSR 110 Law of persons 110 Credits: 10.00

Module content:

*For LLB and BA/BCom specialising in Law
The legal rules in respect of the coming into existence, private law status and termination of a natural person or legal subject

ROM 120 Roman law 120 Credits: 10.00

Module content:

*For LLB and BA/BCom specialising in law
General introduction to Roman law and European law as foundations of South African private law
INTRODUCTION TO THE ROMAN LAW OF THINGS
(a) Things, real rights, possession
(b) Ownership, limitations, acquisition, protection
(c) Limited real rights, servitudes, real security

INTRODUCTION TO THE ROMAN LAW OF CONTRACT
(a) General principles of the law of contract
(b) Specific contracts
(c) Quasi contracts

INTRODUCTION TO THE ROMAN LAW OF DELICT
(a) General principles of the law of delict
(b) Specific delicts
(c) Quasi delicts

Elective modules

AFR 110 Afrikaans 110 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

*This module is only offered in Afrikaans

Taalkundekomponent: Inleiding tot die Afrikaanse taalkunde met klem op lees-en skryfvaardigheid. Letterkundekomponent: Inleiding tot die Afrikaanse en Nederlandse letterkunde aan die hand van kortverhale en gedigte.

AFR 120 Afrikaans 120 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

*This module is only offered in Afrikaans

Taalkundekomponent: Inleiding tot die Afrikaanse sintaksis, fonetiek en taalgeskiedenis. Letterkundekomponent:Inleiding tot die Romankuns Inleiding tot die Drama

AKG 110 Ancient culture studies 110 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

An introduction to the ancient world I: the ancient Near East
Various facets of the ancient Mesopotamian, Syria-Palestinian and Egyptian cultures are dealt with in broad outline. Examples that are dealt with can include the following, namely geography, worldviews, history, literature, daily life, customs, values, religion and mythology. Examples of ancient cultures whose characteristics can be investigated range from the Sumerians, the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Persians, the Canaanites, the Israelites and the Egyptians from their origin Before the Common Era to the beginning of the Common Era.

AKG 120 Ancient culture studies 120 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

An introduction to the ancient world II: the Greek and Roman worlds
Various facets of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures are dealt with in broad outline. Examples that are dealt with can include the following, namely geography, worldview, history, literature, daily life, customs, values, religion and mythology. These classical societies are investigated from their origin Before the Common Era into the Common Era.

APL 110 Anthropology 110 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

Introduction to Anthropology
This introduction to anthropology introduces basic themes of the discipline including ritual, religion, marriage and sex.  It combines classic studies with recent scholarship, and asks the 'big question' about human society and human cultures that offer challenging perspectives on the world we live in.

APL 120 Anthropology 120 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

Small places, Large issues
This module builds on the ethnographic and theoretical themes introduced in APL 110, asking particular questions about how we may think about the relationship between the local and the global; indigenous and universal; public and private; the real and the possible.

BYT 251 Biblical languages 251 Credits: 8.00

Module content:

Ancient world in context
A broad historical overview of ancient Mediterranean societies and a study of Greek and Hebrew expressions in the context of ancient Mediterranean views of man, society and the world.

ENG 110 English 110 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

*Alternative evening classes - 2 discussion classes per week Introduction to Literature in English (1) This module introduces the study of literature by examining a number of texts representing different genres (poetry, prose, drama). The texts studied here will be mainly from the pre-twentieth century era and may include texts written in English from both Africa and other parts of the world. The aim of this module is to equip students with the critical and analytical skills required for a perceptive reading of poetry, novels and plays.

ENG 120 English 120 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

*Alternative evening classes: 2 discussion classes per week
Introduction to Literature in English (2)
This module introduces the study of post-nineteenth century literature by examining a number of texts representing different genres (poetry, drama, prose). Texts will be from both Africa and other parts of the world. By the end of this module students should have the background and analytical skills to perceptively read modern and contemporary poetry, novels and plays.

FIL 110 Philosophy 110 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

Introduction to Philosophy
The two semester modules at first-year level introduce students to the four main subfields of Philosophy, namely epistemology and metaphysics, ethics and political philosophy. This module introduces students to two of these subfields. Students must contact the Department of Philosophy to ascertain which two subfields are covered in each semester as the choice may change from time to time due to availability of teaching staff. Students will become acquainted with the nature of philosophical reflection by exploring a number of classical philosophical themes in each subfield. Throughout the module there is an emphasis on developing those critical thinking, reading and writing skills that are required in Philosophy, while students become acquainted with the power of critique as critical judgment and discernment.

FIL 120 Philosophy 120 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

Introduction to Philosophy
The two semester modules at first-year level introduce students to the four main subfields of Philosophy, namely epistemology and metaphysics, ethics and political philosophy. This module introduces students to two of these subfields. Students must contact the Department of Philosophy to ascertain which two subfields are covered in each semester as the choice may change from time to time due to availability of teaching staff. Students will become acquainted with the nature of philosophical reflection by exploring a number of classical philosophical themes in each subfield. Throughout the module there is an emphasis on developing those critical thinking, reading and writing skills that are required in Philosophy, while students become acquainted with the power of critique as critical judgment and discernment.

FRN 104 French for beginners 104 Credits: 24.00

Module content:

*No previous knowledge of or experience in French required for admission. Students who passed grade 12 French are not allowed to register for this module.
An intensive introductory study of the French language focusing on the acquisition of basic communication skills, namely listening, reading, speaking and writing. It also offers a brief introduction to the culture of French-speaking countries. This module complies with the requirements for level A2 set by the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”.

FRN 113 French: Cultural-professional (1) 113 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

Comprehensive review of French grammar; development of reading, writing, speaking and understanding skills; analysis and interpretation of texts.

FRN 123 French: Cultural-professional (2) 123 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

Comprehensive review of French grammar; further development of reading, writing, speaking and understanding skills; analysis and interpretation of texts.

GES 110 History 110 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

The making of the Modern World: a survey
A selection of themes on Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe and their contribution to the making of the Modern World.

GES 120 History 120 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

Africa and South Africa: a survey
An overview focusing on the making of African and South African societies from the earliest times to the present with emphasis on the most significant historical forces, factors and events.

GRK 110 Greek 110 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

Greek grammar (1)
The basic characteristics of Hellenistic Greek: the writing system and pronunciation, the Greek verb and noun systems, conjugation and declension, basic syntax and vocabulary. Passages from the Greek New Testament are adapted as exercises in order to facilitate linguistic proficiency. Continuous evaluation includes class tests and homework assignments.
Greek grammar (2)
Further study of the verb and noun systems of Hellenistic Greek, expansion of the basic vocabulary, and analysis of compound sentences. Adapted passages from the New Testament form the core of practical academic literacy exercises.

GRK 120 Greek 120 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

Greek grammar (3)
Further study of the verb and noun systems of Hellenistic Greek: middle and passive forms, the third declension, and analysis of compound sentences. Adapted passages from the New Testament form the core of practical academic literacy exercises.
Greek texts: Read and comprehend
Read selected texts from the NT and/or Apostolic Fathers, with emphasis on word analysis, basic translation, use of basic aids (dictionary, translations). Evaluation includes translation of unseen passages from the corpuses concerned.

HEB 110 Hebrew 110 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

Hebrew grammar (1)
Basic principles of the grammar of classical Hebrew: signs of writing and pronunciation, Hebrew morphology, the nominal and verbal system, basic syntax and vocabulary. Exercise basic competence by means of the analysis and translation of selected passages from the Hebrew Old Testament.
Hebrew grammar (2)
More advanced principles of the grammar of classical Hebrew: the function of nouns, verbs and particles, the derived formations of the verb. Passages from the Hebrew Old Testament from the basis for exercising academic literacy.

HEB 120 Hebrew 120 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

Hebrew grammar (3)
Continued study of the Hebrew verbal system: the irregular and weak verbs. Passages from the Hebrew Old Testament from the basis for students’ exercise in academic literacy.
Hebrew texts: Read and comprehend
Read selected texts from the OT, with emphasis on word analysis, basic translation, use of basic aids (dictionary, translations). Evaluation includes translation of unseen passages.

KRM 110 Criminology 110 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

Part 1: Fundamental criminology
Introduction to criminology, definition of crime, crime tendencies, classical and positivistic explanations of crime.
Part 2: Violent crime
A brief analysis of causes, consequences and mechanisms to prevent and reduce violent crime within a South African context. Define violent crime in terms of interpersonal violence, homicide, violent crimes within the criminal justice system and property-related violent crimes.

KRM 120 Criminology 120 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

Part 1: Penology
In Penology attention is given to the criminal justice system to emphasise the importance of using an integrated approach in the handling of offenders.  The impact of overpopulation in prisons is critically evaluated. Attention is also given to awaiting trial offenders, the importance of community-based sentences as well as the re-integration of offenders in the community.
Part 2: Crime prevention and control
Responsibilities of the police and the community in crime prevention and control. Primary, secondary and tertiary crime prevention, crime prevention and reduction strategies in South Africa.

LAT 110 Latin 110 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

*Not for students who passed Latin in Gr 12
Latin grammar and reading (1) and (2)
Basic characteristics and use of classical Latin: the verb and noun in Latin (conjugation and declension), basic syntax, as well as vocabulary; exercises in grammar and reading; relevant social, political and historical background.
Continued study of accidence and syntax; further basic vocabulary. More adapted Latin passages to facilitate academic literacy.

LAT 120 Latin 120 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

*Not for students who passed Latin in Gr 12
Latin grammar and reading (3) and (4)
Continued study of accidence and syntax: further basic vocabulary. More adapted Latin passages to facilitate academic literacy.
The student’s knowledge and understanding of Latin accidence, syntax and vocabulary is extended further. The emphasis is now more on reading passages and analysing them grammatically and syntactically.

NDE 110 Introduction to isiNdebele Grammar – Capita selecta 110 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

For speakers of isiNdebele as home language or first or second additional language.
Aspects of the grammar of isiNdebele such as an introduction to the word categories; an introduction to the structure, meaning and use of the noun, the adjective, the relative, the possessive; the verb; writing and spelling rules; dictionaries and dictionary use; grammatical analysis.

SEP 110 Sepedi for beginners 110 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

*For absolute beginners only.
*Only students from the School of Healthcare Sciences may take this module during semester 2. All other students must  take this module during semester 1. Also note that students from the School of Healthcare Sciences, who already possess the language skills taught in this module, may write an exemption examination.
The acquisition of basic Sepedi communicative skills with emphasis on everyday expressions and suitable high frequency vocabulary, within specific social situations.

SEP 120 Sepedi 120 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

Sepedi - communication and grammar
The acquisition of more advanced communication skills in further social situations. More extensive vocabulary and more advanced language structures are acquired and used. Further awareness of the nature and function of language structures. Writing and spelling rules. Dictionaries and dictionary use. Reading and comprehension of basic texts.

SLK 110 Psychology 110 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

This module is a general orientation to Psychology. An introduction is given to various theoretical approaches in Psychology, and the development of Psychology as a science is discussed. Selected themes from everyday life are explored and integrated with psychological principles. This module focuses on major personality theories. An introduction is given to various paradigmatic approaches in Psychology.

SLK 120 Psychology 120 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

This module introduces the student to a basic knowledge and understanding of the biological basis of human behaviour. The module addresses the key concepts and terminology related to the biological subsystem, the rules and principles guiding biological psychology, and identification of the interrelatedness of different biological systems and subsystems. In this module various cognitive processes are studied, including perception, memory, thinking, intelligence and creativity. Illustrations are given of various thinking processes, such as problem solving, critical, analytic and integrative thinking.

SOC 110 Sociology 110 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

Part 1: The individual and society
An introduction to sociology, the classical sociological paradigm and the principles of sociological research.

Part 2: The making of the South African order

This section explores key factors involved in the making and shaping of the contemporary South African social order and considers the sociological implications thereof. Students will be introduced to the political economy of South Africa, with an emphasis on the nature of South Africa’s industrialisation, the process of proletarianisation and the introduction of the migration labour system. In addition, the racial state, the foundations of its social project, and the spatial form of its 20th century racial modernity will be considered.

SOC 120 Sociology 120 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

Part 1: The sociology of institutions
An introduction to the social dynamics of institutions such as the family, the state, the economy, religion, education, and civil society, with specific focus on Southern Africa.

Part 2: Social stratification: Race, class and gender
The nature and dynamics of social stratification and inequality will be explored. Race, gender and class are the foci of the section. The South African reality in this regard is highlighted.

SPN 101 Spanish for beginners (1) 101 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

*No previous knowledge of Spanish is required. Please note: Students with an advanced knowledge of Spanish (e.g. levels B1, B2 or higher) are not allowed to register for this module.
An introductory study of the Spanish language focusing on the acquisition of basic communication skills, namely listening, reading, speaking and writing. It also offers a brief introduction to the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. This module complies with the requirements for level A set by the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”.

STW 110 Setswana for beginners 110 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

* For absolute beginners only.

The acquisition of basic Setswana communicative skills with emphasis on everyday expressions and suitable high frequency vocabulary with specific social situations.
 

STW 120 Setswana 120 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

Setswana – communication and grammar
The acquisition of more advanced communication skills in further social situations. More extensive vocabulary and more advanced language structures are acquired and used. Further awareness of the nature and function of language structures. Writing and spelling rules. Dictionaries and dictionary use. Reading and comprehension of basic texts.

ZUL 110 isiZulu for beginners 110 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

*For absolute beginners only
*Only students from the School of Healthcare Sciences may take this module during semester 2. All other students must take this module during semester 1. Students from the School of Healthcare Sciences, who already possess the language skills taught in this module, may write an exemption examination.
The acquisition of basic isiZulu communicative skills with emphasis on everyday expressions and suitable high frequency vocabulary, within specific situations.

ZUL 120 isiZulu 120 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

isiZulu - communication and grammar
The acquisition of more advanced communication skills in further social situations. More extensive vocabulary and more advanced language structures are acquired and used. Further awareness of the nature and function of language structures. Writing and spelling rules. Dictionaries and dictionary use. Reading and comprehension of basic texts

AFT 121 African languages literature: Capita selecta 121 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

Aspects of the literature of isiNdebele/isiZulu/Sepedi/Setswana such as an introduction to literary concepts such as literary text(s), topic, characters, events, time and place; the analysis of selected short stories.

ENG 118 English for specific purposes 118 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

This module is intended to equip students with a thorough knowledge of English grammar and is particularly useful for those interested in a career in teaching, editing, document design or other forms of language practice.

SEP 111 Introduction to Sepedi grammar - Capita Selecta 111 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

*For speakers of Sepedi as home language or first or second additional language.
Aspects of the grammar of Sepedi such as an introduction to the word categories; an introduction to the structure, meaning and use of the noun, the adjective, the relative, the possessive; the verb; writing and spelling rules; dictionaries and dictionary use; grammatical analysis.

ZUL 111 Introduction to isiZulu grammar – Capita selecta 111 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

*For speakers of isiZulu as home language or first or second additional language.
Aspects of the grammar of isiZulu such as an introduction to the word categories; an introduction to the structure, meaning and use of the noun, the adjective, the relative, the possessive; the verb; writing and spelling rules; dictionaries and dictionary use; grammatical analysis.

PTG 101 Portuguese for beginners 101 Credits: 24.00

Module content:

This module offers an intensive study of the Portuguese language focusing on the acquisition of basic communication skills: listening. reading, speaking and writing. It also offers a brief introduction to Lusophone culture. This module complies with the requirements for level A set by the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages".

PTG 113 Portuguese language and culture (1) 113 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

This module involves a comprehensive review of Portuguese grammar, the development of reading, writing, speaking and understanding skills and the analysis and interpretation of texts.

PTG 123 Portuguese language and culture (2) 123 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

This module involves the continuation of the comprehensive review of Portuguese grammar begun in PTG 113 and further development of reading, writing, speaking and understanding skills as well as the analysis and interpretation of texts. This module offers an introduction to Portuguese literature from Portugal, Africa and Latin America.

SPN 102 Spanish for beginners (2) 102 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

Please note: Students with an advanced knowledge of Spanish (e.g. levels B1, B2 or higher) are not allowed to register for this module.

An intensive introductory study of the Spanish language focusing on the acquisition of basic communication skills, namely listening, reading, speaking and writing. It also offers a brief introduction to the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. This module complies with the requirements for level A2 set by the "Common European Framework for Reference for Languages."

STW 111 Introduction to Setswana grammar – capita selecta 111 Credits: 12.00

Module content:

*For speakers of Setswana as home language or first or second additional language. Aspects of the grammar of Setswana such as an introduction to the word categories; an introduction to the structure, meaning and use of the noun, the adjective, the relative, the possessive; the verb; writing and spelling rules; dictionaries and dictionary use; grammatical analysis.

PTO 101 Politics 101 Credits: 24.00

Module content:

An introduction to the study of organised political society at national and international levels with specific reference to political concepts, approaches and methods. The emphasis is on state and governance as frameworks for analysis in light of the salient changes brought about at national and international levels by globalisation. Attention is paid to the corresponding dynamics of regime development, performance and change at national and international levels considering increasing challenges to national sovereignty from within and without states in a context of a growing global agenda dealing with transnational issues and challenges, such as the environment, human rights, development and humanitarian intervention.

 

Minimum credits: 135

Second-year electives: Select any two disciplines from the humanities which were completed at first-year level, one of which must be a language subject, and do two semester modules of each discipline (to the value of 80 credits).

Core modules

RPR 210 Legal pluralism 210 Credits: 10.00

Module content:

*For LLB and BA specialising in law
(a) Indigenous culture groups, their culture, and the definition of legal pluralism
(b) Law of persons and family law of indigenous culture groups
(c) Indigenous law of delict
(d) Indigenous law of succession
(e) Indigenous law of contract
(f)  Legal conflict and court structure
(g) Legal systems based on religion in South Africa

RVW 210 Legal interpretation 210 Credits: 10.00

Module content:

*For LLB, BAdmin, BA specialising in law and BCom Taxation
Statute law:
(a) General introduction: relationship between text and context
(b) What is legislation: categories and types of legislation
(c) The structure and format of legislation (enacted law texts)
(d) Commencement, amendment and demise of legislation
Principles of interpretation:
(a) How to interpret legislation: various theories and methods of interpretation and
the influence of the supreme Constitution on statutory interpretation
(b) Internal and external aids to determine the legislative purpose
(c) So-called peremptory and directory provisions
(d) Statutory interpretation and judicial lawmaking
(e) Basic principles of constitutional interpretation

FMR 121 Family law 121 Credits: 15.00

Module content:

*For LLB and BA/BCom specialising in law (a) Introduction to family law (b) General principles regarding the coming into existence of a marriage (c) Void, voidable and putative marriages (d) The invariable consequences of the marriage (e) Basic principles regarding the legal relationship between child and parent (f) The variable consequences of a marriage (g) Principles regarding the dissolution of a marriage (h) The consequences of the dissolution of a marriage Law of Parent and Child; (a) Variable consequences of marriage; (b) Dissolution of marriage; (c) Consequences of the dissolution of marriage; (d) Customary marriages; and (e) Domestic partnerships and religious marriages.

PBL 200 Public Law 200 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

*For LLB, BA specialising in law; BAdmin and BCom law (a) Introduction to constitutional law theory (b) Basic principles: the law, the state and the individual (c) The historical development of the South African constitutional law (d) Different elements of a state (e) Sources of the South African constitutional law (f) The founding provisions, the legal order and symbols of the South African state (g) Cooperative government (h) The national legislative authority (i) The president and the national executive authority (j) Provincial government (k) Judicial authority (l) The Bill of Rights: History of human rights in South Africa, jurisprudential and political perspectives on human rights, application, justiciability and interpretation of the bill of rights, jurisdiction, procedures and remedies, limitation of human rights, an analysis of selected human rights (m) State institutions supporting constitutional democracy (n) The public administration (o) The South African security services (p) General provisions

Elective modules

AFR 210 Afrikaans 210 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

Leer Nederlands
Die module het as uitkoms die verwerwing van lees-, praat-, skryf- en luistervaardighede in Nederlands. 'n Goeie kennis van Afrikaans is 'n voorvereiste. Die module is kontrastief. Klem word gelê op die verskille tussen die Afrikaanse en Nederlandse grammatika, woordeskat en kultuur.

AFR 220 Afrikaans 220 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

Afrikaanse prosa
Literatuurteorie en -kritiek

AKG 210 Ancient culture studies 210 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

Interpretation of written remains
A selection of ancient Near Eastern (namely Mesopotamian, Syria-Palestinian and Egyptian) and ancient Greek and Roman myths and typical mythological themes are studied against their proper cultural and historical background. Some of the different methods of interpretation for myths that will be dealt with include ancient and current approaches. This is done in order to indicate ancient myths’ influence on contemporary society.

AKG 220 Ancient culture studies 220 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

Interpretation of material remains
The physical remains of the ancient Near East (namely Mesopotamia, Syria-Palestine and Egypt) and the ancient Greek and Roman worlds, namely artefacts and architecture, are examined within their socio-historical context to interpret the physical representations of their worldviews. Contemporary society’s interaction with material remains of the ancient world will also be examined.

APL 210 Anthropology 210 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

Sex, gender and healing This module explores sex, sexuality, gender, sickness and healing. It entails analysing the ways in which these concepts are understood in diverse social contexts and studies how anthropologists think about them in contemporary society.

APL 220 Anthropology 220 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

Power and wealth This module explores anthropological perspectives on politics, power and wealth in colonial and postcolonial contexts. Key concepts that are discussed include anthropological approaches to citizenship, cosmopolitanism, hegemony, human rights, neoliberalism, sovereignty, civil society, gender, race and class.

ENG 210 Modern English literature and English studies 210 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

*Alternative evening classes - 3 discussion classes per week
Modern English literature and English language studies
This module focuses on post-nineteenth century literature in English as well as on historical and theoretical aspects of the English language.

ENG 220 English 220 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

*Alternative evening classes - 3 discussion classes per week
Twentieth-century, postcolonial and contemporary literature
This module focuses on post-nineteenth century literature in English. Various genres are covered and particular attention is given to postcolonial writing.

FIL 210 Philosophy 210 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

History of modern philosophy I and II

A concise history of modern philosophy. The following are examples of themes that may be explored: The Renaissance, the Scientific Revolution, the foundations of the modern worldview (in contrast to the premodern), the European Enlightenment, Romanticism, German Idealism (Kant and Hegel), Marx and Marxism, Kierkegaard and Existentialism, the philosophy of Nietzsche. A selection of contemporary critical responses to modern philosophy may be explored; these may include for example African philosophy, analytical (Anglo-American) philosophy, postmodernism, neo-Marxism, etc.

FIL 220 Philosophy 220 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

Political philosophy and ethics
In this module the ways in which human reality is reflected on in practical philosophy, are examined. Both the analytical, interpretative perspective and the normative perspective are covered. This is done with the aid of a selection of key themes and texts from the history of philosophy, but with special attention to their contemporary relevance. The first of the two foci of this semester module will be on political philosophy. Among the issues that may be covered are justice, power, ideology, authority, the social contract, law, legitimacy, recognition, etc. The second focus of this semester module will be on ethics. Among the issues that may be covered are the formation of rules, principles, ideal, dispositions and the capability to judge that regulate such diverse phenomena as freedom, equality, rights, distribution, oppression. pluralism, and others. The classical approaches to ethics - virtue ethics, deontology, consequentialism - will form the backdrop against which moral philosophy will be discussed. In this module, in general, the student can expect to be exposed to the work of Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Sidgwick, Nietzsche, Weber, Mead, Arendt, Habermas, Rawls, Ricoeur, Walzer, Young, Sen, Honneth, and others.

GES 210 History 210 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

Themes from African History A selection of themes on the history of Africa and its people during pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial times, focusing on the social, political and economic forces that helped shape the African historical experience.

GES 220 History 220 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

Rise and fall of segregation and apartheid Focuses on the origin and theoretical foundations of these policies and their entrenchment in SA legislation. The resistance against the institution of these respective policies and the subsequent dismantling of apartheid. The impact on social, cultural and economic terrain.

GRK 210 Greek 210 Credits: 16.00

Module content:

Greek texts – syntax
Basic syntactical theory and application to selected Greek texts
Greek prose – text analysis
Basic theory of comprehensive text analysis and application of selected NT prose texts.

GRK 220 Greek 220 Credits: 16.00

Module content:

Greek poetry – text analysis
Basic theory of poetic text analysis and application of selected NT and related poetry texts.
Greek texts – holistic analysis
Students are guided towards reading and analysing independently chosen Greek texts by application of all knowledge and skills acquired in GRK modules on year level 1 as well as in GRK 210 and 220.

HEB 210 Hebrew 210 Credits: 16.00

Module content:

Hebrew texts – syntax
Basic syntactical theory and application to selected Hebrew texts.
Hebrew prose – text analysis
Basic theory of comprehensive text analysis and application to selected OT prose texts.

HEB 220 Hebrew 220 Credits: 16.00

Module content:

Hebrew poetry – text analysis
Basic theory of poetic text analysis and application to selected OT poetic texts. Hebrew texts – holistic analysis
Students are guided towards reading and analysing independently chosen Hebrew texts by application of all knowledge and skills acquired in HEB modules on year level 1 as well as in HEB 210 and 220.

IPL 210 International relations 210 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

International theory and organisation
What causes war and peace? Can international order and justice be reconciled? Does the international structure matter? The answers depend on the theoretical lenses through which world politics are viewed. An overview is provided of competing theoretical perspectives of international relations. It includes mainstream and alternative perspectives, as well as the underlying ideas, theories and variants of each. These theories also propose different approaches to global peace, amongst others peace through international organisation. A comprehensive analysis is made of selected international organisations with a universal or regional scope, such as the United Nations, the African Union and the Southern African Development Community, and of international law that underpins these organisations and their activities.

IPL 220 International relations 220 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

Foreign policy and diplomacy
A short introduction to the study of foreign policy is followed by an explanation of the use of the comparative method and a framework for foreign policy analysis and evaluation. This allows for a comparative study of the foreign policies of selected states from the major regions of the world, amongst others of South African foreign policy. In each case study the policy environment, the formulation and implementation processes, as well as the substance of the particular state’s foreign policy are covered. Thereafter the focus narrows to diplomacy: the oldest, most versatile and universally used instrument of foreign policy. The nature, history, modes of diplomacy and legal framework of the institution are explored. Examples are drawn from global practice, with specific consideration of the evolution of diplomatic practice within the African and South African context.

KRM 210 Criminology 210 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

Part 1: Forensic criminalistics
Crime investigation; obtaining information through communication; post-mortem examinations; serological examinations; fingerprints.
Part 2: Youth misbehaviour
Influence of the family, school and peer group; gang behaviour; use of drugs; theoretical explanations, as well as prevention and control of youth misbehaviour.

KRM 220 Criminology 220 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

Part 1: Victimology
Scope of victimology, contemporary issues in victimology, position of the victim within the criminal justice system, victim-based legislation, restorative justice. 
Part 2: Political offences
The state as offender; crime directed at the state; formal and informal suppression; riots; terrorism; assassination; treason; sexual violence during war; children in organized armed violence and conflict.

LAT 210 Latin 210 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

Latin literature, grammar and history (1) and (2) Selected passages from Latin literature, including legal and patristic texts; Latin grammar. An introduction to Roman history Selected passages of prose and poetry. Latin grammar. Roman history and constitution.

LAT 220 Latin 220 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

Latin literature, grammar and history (3) and (4) Selected passages of prose and poetry. Latin grammar. Roman history and constitution. History of Latin literature.

LCC 210 Language, culture and communication 210 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

The politics of language and language planning The relationship between language and politics, language political issues, language and the construction of identity, the nature of language planning, language policy and the South African constitution, the sociolinguistic character of South Africa, language management and language maintenance.

LCC 220 Popular fiction 220 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

The distinction between literary and genre fiction. Literary “formulas” and bestsellers. Various approaches to the study of popular fiction (sociological, psychological, “cultural studies” and text-based approaches to popular literature).
The focus is on various literary “types” or “formulas”: Adventure, Romance, Mystery, Science Fiction etc. as formulaic artistic constructions created for the purpose of enjoyment and pleasure against the background of larger socio-political circumstances.

NDE 210 isiNdebele 210 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

Aspects of the grammar of isiNdebele such as a continuation of the study of the word categories; grammatical analysis; the structure, meaning and use of the pronoun and the enumerative; an introduction to isiNdebele speech sounds/phonetics.

SEP 210 Sepedi 210 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

Sepedi - communication and grammar The acquisition of advanced communication skills in further social, occupational and educational situations. More extensive vocabulary and advanced language structures are acquired and used. Heightened awareness of the nature and function of language structures. Sepedi - reading and writing Writing of coherent, idiomatic and grammatically correct texts in order to impart ideas and information for a selected range of communicative purposes. Writing entails creative writing as well as reduplication. Reading and comprehension of texts which contain reasonably extensive vocabularies and a relatively large variation of language structures. Commence with the reading of fairly simple literary works. Students are also further trained in the use of the dictionary.

SEP 220 Sepedi 220 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

Sepedi - communication, grammar, reading and writing The further acquisition of advanced communication skills in further social, occupational and educational situations. More extensive vocabulary and advanced language structures are acquired and used. Heightened awareness of the nature and function of language structures. Continuation of the writing of coherent, idiomatic and grammatically correct texts in order to impart ideas and information for a range of communicative purposes. An introduction to Sepedi speech sounds / phonetics. Reading and comprehension of texts which contain more extensive vocabularies and a larger variation of language structures. Reading of further literary works.

SLK 210 Psychology 210 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

In this module human development from conception through adolescence to adulthood is discussed with reference to various psychological theories. Incorporated are the developmental changes related to cognitive, physical, emotional and social functioning of the individual and the context of work in adulthood. Traditional and contemporary theories of human development explaining and describing these stages are studied in order to address the key issues related to both childhood and adulthood.

SLK 220 Psychology 220 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

This module is a social-psychological perspective on interpersonal and group processes. Themes that are covered include communication, pro-social behaviour, social influence and persuasion, political transformation, violence, and group behaviour.

SOC 210 Sociology 210 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

Part 1: Sociology of work: Globalisation
The contemporary process of globalisation at a world level impacts on the process of change and economic development. This section will discuss processes and debates associated with economic globalisation and the global dominance of finance capital in the late 20th and early 21st century. We will review contemporary debates associated with these issues.


Part 2: Gender, family and households

This section focuses on theories and issues relevant to the understanding of households, families and gender. It addresses thematics such as dynamic family structures, poverty, the survival strategies of poor households, gender-based violence and the ways in which the aforementioned affect family life and forms as well as children and youth in particular. A special emphasis is placed on exploring these issues in a Southern African context.

SOC 220 Sociology 220 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

Part 1: Demography, health and society
This section explores the dynamic relationship between demography and health, with examples drawn from South African and international case studies. The substantial increase in world population during the past century compounds key issues faced by contemporary societies. Interplay between demographic processes, such as morbidity, mortality, fertility and mobility, impact on the size of a population. In turn, these are to an extent shaped by the structure of a population as well as the cultural context of a society. Central to this are concerns around health and disease. 

Part 2: Cultural Sociology

This section explores themes in cultural sociology, with an emphasis on the ways in which meaning is constructed in everyday life by individuals as well as collectives, on the one hand, and the intersection between culture and institutional forms and social structure on the other. Students will be introduced to the work of some of the key thinkers in the field, and will be provided with the opportunity to write an independent essay on a theme in cultural sociology.

SPN 211 Spanish: Intermediate (1) 211 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

This module focuses on the further development of communicative skills with special emphasis on the receptive activities of the language, namely listening and reading. Careful attention is given to critical aspects of Spanish grammar. Short fictional and non-fictional texts are used for comprehension as well as for demonstrating cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking countries.  This module complies with the requirements for level B1.1 set by the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”.

SPN 221 Spanish: Intermediate (2) 221 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

This module continues with the development of communicative skills of the language. Special attention is given to the comprehension of written texts, spoken and audio-visual inputs. This module complies with the requirements for level B1.2 set by the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”.

STL 210 Political science 210 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

Political dynamics (Micro)
The study of the theory and practice of behavioural phenomena in politics. With reference to appropriate examples, the emphasis is on the study of political culture, leadership, communication, interests groups, parties and party systems; on elections, electoral systems, voting behaviour; and on public opinion and direct popular control techniques.

STL 220 Political science 220 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

Political dynamics (Macro)
A theoretical basis and framework is provided for the description, analysis and classification of political and policy problems. The emphasis is on the nature of the state, governance and conflict in Africa. Amongst others a study is made of the issues of colonialism and post-colonialism, democratisation, authoritarianism and the development of the state in Africa, in the context of a globalising world.

STW 210 Setswana 210 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

Setswana – communication and grammar
The acquisition of advanced communication skills in further social, occupational and educational situations. More extensive vocabulary and advanced language structures are acquired and used. Heightened awareness of the nature and function of language structures.
Setswana – reading and writing
Writing of coherent, idiomatic and grammatically correct texts in order to impart ideas and
information for a selected range of communicative purposes. Writing entails creative writing as well as reduplication. Reading and comprehension of texts which contain reasonably extensive vocabularies and a relatively large variation of language structures. Commence with the reading of fairly simple literary works. Students are also further trained in the use of the dictionary.

STW 220 Setswana 220 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

Setswana – communication, grammar, reading and writing
The further acquisition of advanced communication skills in further social, occupational and educational situations. More extensive vocabulary and advanced language structures are acquired and used. Heightened awareness of the nature and function of language structures. Continuation of the writing of coherent, idiomatic and grammatically correct texts in order to
impart ideas and information for a range of communicative purposes. An introduction to Setswana speech sounds/phonetics. Reading and comprehension of texts which contain more extensive vocabularies and a larger variation of language structures. Reading of further literary works.

ZUL 210 isiZulu 210 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

isiZulu - communication and grammar The acquisition of advanced communication skills in further social, occupational and educational situations. More extensive vocabulary and advanced language structures are acquired and used. Heightened awareness of the nature and function of language structures. isiZulu - reading and writing Writing of coherent, idiomatic and grammatically correct texts in order to impart ideas and information for a selected range of communicative purposes. Writing entails creative writing as well as reduplication. Reading and comprehension of texts which contain reasonably extensive vocabularies and a relatively large variation of language structures. Commence with the reading of fairly simple literary works. Students are also further trained in the use of the dictionary.

ZUL 220 isiZulu 220 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

isiZulu - communication, grammar, reading and writing
The further acquisition of advanced communication skills in further social, occupational and educational situations. More extensive vocabulary and advanced language structures are acquired and used. Heightened awareness of the nature and function of language structures. Continuation of the writing of coherent, idiomatic and grammatically correct texts in order to impart ideas and information for a range of communicative purposes. An introduction to isiZulu speech sounds/phonetics.  Reading and comprehension of texts which contain more extensive vocabularies and a larger variation of language structures. Reading of further literary works.

DTS 211 German: Intermediate (1) 211 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

This module focuses on the further development of communication skills with special emphasis on the receptive activities of the language, namely listening and reading. Careful attention is given to critical aspects of German grammar. Short fictional and non-fictional texts are used for comprehension as well as for demonstrating cultural aspects of the German-speaking countries.  This module complies with the requirements for level B1.1 set by the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”.

DTS 221 German: Intermediate (2) 221 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

This module continues with the development of communicative skills of the language. Special attention is given to the comprehension of non-fictional and literary written texts, spoken and audio-visual inputs, as well as the application of knowledge of German grammar in oral and written production. This module complies with the requirements for level B1.2 set by the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”.

FRN 211 French: Intermediate (1) 211 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

This module focuses on the further development of communication skills with special emphasis on the receptive activities of the language, namely listening and reading. Careful attention is given to critical aspects of French grammar. Short fictional and non-fictional texts are used for comprehension as well as for demonstrating cultural aspects of the French-speaking countries.  This module complies with the requirements for level B1.1 set by the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”.

FRN 221 French: Intermediate (2) 221 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

This module continues with the development of communicative skills of the language. Special attention is given to the comprehension of non-fictional and literary written texts, spoken and audio-visual inputs, as well as the application of knowledge of French grammar in oral and written production. This module complies with the requirements for level B1.2 set by the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”.

AFT 220 African languages literature: Capita selecta 220 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

Aspects of the literature of isiNdebele/isiZulu/Sepedi/Setswana such as the continuation of the study of concepts such as text, topic, characters, events, time and place; the study of plot and style; the critical analysis of a novel/novelette.

SEP 211 Sepedi grammar – Capita selecta 211 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

Aspects of the grammar of Sepedi such as a continuation of the study of the word categories; grammatical analysis; the structure, meaning and use of the pronoun and the enumerative; an introduction to Sepedi speech sounds/phonetics.

ZUL 211 IsiZulu grammar – Capita selecta 211 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

Aspects of the grammar of isiZulu such as a continuation of the study of the word categories; grammatical analysis; the structure, meaning and use of the pronoun and the enumerative; an introduction to isiZulu speech sounds/phonetics.

PTG 211 Portuguese: Intermediate (1) 211 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

This module further develops communicative skills with special emphasis on receptive activities, namely listening and reading. Careful attention will be given to critical aspects of Portuguese grammar. Short fictional and non-fictional texts are used for comprehension as well as for demonstrating cultural aspects of the Lusophone countries. This module complies with the requirements for level B1 set by the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages".

PTG 221 Portuguese: Intermediate (2) 221 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

This module continues with the development of communicative skills in Portuguese. Special attention is given to the comprehension of written texts, spoken and audio-visual inputs. This module complies with the requirements for level B1.2 set by the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages".

STW 211 Setswana Grammar – Capita Selecta 211 Credits: 20.00

Module content:

Aspects of the grammar of Setswana such as a continuation of the study of the word categories; grammatical analysis; the structure, meaning and use of the pronoun and the enumerative; an introduction to Setswana speech sounds/phonetics.

Minimum credits: 130

Final year electives: Select any one discipline that was completed at second- year level, and do two semester modules (to the value of 60 credits).

Core modules

DLR 320 Law of delict 320 Credits: 15.00

Module content:

*For LLB and BA/BCom specialising in law
(a) General principles of the law of delict
(b) Capita selecta from the principles applicable to specific delicts

KTH 220 Specific contracts 220 Credits: 15.00

Module content:

*For LLB and BCom specialising in law
(a) Law of purchase and sale
(b) Law of letting and hiring of things
(c) Law of agency
(d) Law of surety
(e) Law of letting and hiring of work

JUR 310 Jurisprudence 310 Credits: 10.00

Module content:

*For LLB and BA specializing in Law
An overview of the most important jurisprudential approaches amongst others natural law, positivism, realism, critical legal theory, modern and post-modern approaches. The theoretical and practical value of these approaches are investigated within a post-apartheid context.

ERF 222 Law of succession 222 Credits: 15.00

Module content:

*For LLB and BA/BCom specialising in Law

(a) Intestate succession

(b) Testate succession

(c) Administration of states

KTR 211 Law of contract 211 Credits: 15.00

Module content:

*For LLB and BA/BCom specialising in law
(a) General principles of the law of obligations
(b) Formation of the contract
(c) Content of the contract
(d) Interpretation of written contracts
(e) Breach of contract
(f) Remedies for breach of contract
(g) Termination of contractual obligations
(h) Drafting of contracts

Elective modules

AFR 311 Afrikaans 311 Credits: 30.00

Module content:

Taalkundekomponent
Capita selecta uit die Afrikaanse taalkunde
Letterkundekomponent
Afrikaanse prosa

AFR 321 Afrikaans 321 Credits: 30.00

Module content:

Afrikaanse poësie
'n Keuse uit eietydse Nederlandstalige literatuur; analitiese teksondersoeke met aandag aan agtergrond- en resepsieaangeleenthede.
Die Afrikaanse drama word binne die breër konteks van die Afrikaanse letterkunde geplaas.

AKG 310 Ancient culture studies 310 Credits: 30.00

Module content:

Social aspects of the ancient Near Eastern and the ancient Greek and Roman worlds
A selection of ancient Near Eastern (namely Mesopotamian, Syria-Palestinian and Egyptian) and ancient Greek and Roman sources are studied within their socio-historical context to illustrate and interpret these culturesand#39; social practises and how they influenced contemporary institutions and social structures.

AKG 320 Ancient culture studies 320 Credits: 30.00

Module content:

Verbal and visual expression in the ancient world: looking for answers This module entails an overview of the research process in ancient culture studies, especially the identification of a research problem, formulating a research question, proposing a suitable hypothesis and applying suitable research strategies through the discussion of relevant themes on the ancient world. Students are then guided towards independent research on themes of their choice relating to departmental research interests by applying the knowledge and skills gained throughout the entire course of ancient culture studies.

APL 310 Anthropology 310 Credits: 30.00

Module content:

Africa: anthropological perspectives Contemporary ethnographic studies in the African continent, with particular reference to politics, war, resettlement and refugees, religion, identity formation and identity politics, ethnicity and class, and consumption.

APL 320 Anthropology 320 Credits: 30.00

Module content:

Fieldwork, ethnography and theory This module reviews themes such as conducting fieldwork, writing ethnography and developing theory in anthropology. The module allows the opportunity to gain experience with ethnographic field methods in order to develop insight into the implications of methodological choices and their relationship to research questions and settings.

BYT 310 Biblical languages 310 Credits: 30.00

Module content:

Part 1:Texts in context
OT texts are read in their Ancient Near Eastern context with special reference to intra-, inter- and extratextual relations. NT and/or Patristic texts are read in their Jewish and Hellenistic context with special reference to intra-, inter- and extra-textual relations.
Part 2: Between the Testaments
Reading and interpreting of Hebrew and Greek inter-testamental literature, including Qumran literature, Ben Sira and Greek apocryphal books like Judit or Tobit.

BYT 320 Biblical languages 320 Credits: 30.00

Module content:

Part 1: Critical textual competence
Students are exposed to diverging translations and interpretations of selected OT and NT texts. Through their own knowledge of and competence in intra-, inter-  and extratextual analysis they are guided towards critical assessment of diverging points of view and independent decision making in the reading, analysis and understanding of ancient literary texts.
Part 2: Integration of analytical skills
Students are guided towards independent reading and analysis of chosen Greek and Hebrew texts by integrated application of all knowledge and skills acquired in GRK and HEB modules on year levels 1 and 2, as well as in BYT 251, 310 and 320.

DTS 361 German: Cultural-professional (7) 361 Credits: 15.00

Module content:

Introduction to German linguistics. This module complies with the requirements for level B2.1 set by the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”.

DTS 362 German: Cultural-professional (8) 362 Credits: 15.00

Module content:

Analysis, interpretation and appropriation of relevant texts from different disciplines. This module complies with the requirements for level B2.1 set by the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”.

DTS 363 German: Cultural-professional (9) 363 Credits: 15.00

Module content:

Principles of textual grammar of the German language.  This module complies with the requirements for level B2.2 set by the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”.

DTS 364 German: Cultural-professional (10) 364 Credits: 15.00

Module content:

Analysis, interpretation and appropriation of literary texts in cultural-historical perspective.  This module complies with the requirements for level B2.2 set by the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”.

ENG 310 English 310 Credits: 30.00

Module content:

Mediaeval and Renaissance literature
In this module students study the works of representative writers from Chaucer to Shakespeare and Milton. The general characteristics and techniques of these authors are discussed in relation to developments in aesthetic theory, generic conventions and socio-historical change.

ENG 320 English 320 Credits: 30.00

Module content:

Augustan, Romantic and 19th-century literature
In this module students read a representative selection of 18th- and 19th-century texts in English. The general characteristics and techniques of these texts are discussed in relation to developments in aesthetic theory, generic conventions and socio-historical change.

FIL 310 Philosophy 310 Credits: 30.00

Module content:

Philosophical anthropology and cognitive philosophy

In this module the focus is on the quest to understand humankind and its relations to reality and knowledge. Both the analytical, interpretative perspective and the normative perspective are covered. This is done with the aid of a selection of key themes and texts from the history of philosophy, but with special attention to their contemporary relevance. The first of the two foci of this semester module is philosophical anthropology or contemporary metaphysics. Themes covered may include: Is a human more than the sum total of its properties?; the relation between consciousness, self-consciousness and the human unconscious; the meaning of life; the nature of personal identity; the issue of free will, and others. The second focus of the semester module is the congnitive disciplines of philosophy, such as philosophy of science, philosophy of mind and epistemology. In philosophy of science, themes covered may include the types of reasoning in science, the nature and role of explanations in science, the scientific realism debate, the nature of scientific progress, justification of scientific theories, the role of truth in science, and others. In philosophy of mind, themes covered may include the relation between spriit, psyche and body - the mind-body problem, the nature of consciousness and qualia, dualism, materialism, functionalism, physicalism, supervenience, intentionality, and others. In epistemology themes covered may include rationalism, empiricism, transcendental, idealism and Kant foundationalism coherentism, epistemic internalism and externalism, radical scepticism, and others.

FIL 320 Philosophy 320 Credits: 30.00

Module content:

Philosophical hermeneutics and social philosophy
The first of the two foci of this semester module is a discussion and analysis of philosophical perspectives on the hermeneutical problem (the problem of understanding and interpretation), with particular attention to contemporary thinkers such as Nietzsche, Heidegger, Gadamer and Derrida. The second focus of the semester module is social philosophy where philosophical questions on social forms, structures, institutions, practices, habitus and ethos will be raised. A range of themes may be investigated, such as structure and agency, social imaginaries, new social formations, institutional cultures, gender and sexuality, subject constitution, and others. Furthermore, the framing of these themes in a spectrum of approaches including Critical Theory, Theory of Ideology, Constractariansim, Social Action Theory, Metaphorology, Critical Race Theory, Genealogy, and others will be analysed and explored.

FRN 361 French: Cultural-professional (7) 361 Credits: 15.00

Module content:

Principles of textual grammar of the French language. This module complies with the requirements for level B2.1 set by the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”.

FRN 362 French: Cultural-professional (8) 362 Credits: 15.00

Module content:

Analysis, interpretation and appropriation of relevant audio-visual material and texts from non-fictional and fictional sources.
This module complies with the requirements for level B2.1 set by the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”.

FRN 363 French: Cultural-professional (9) 363 Credits: 15.00

Module content:

Principles of grammar of the French language. Introduction to professional translation and interpreting for the purpose of learning French as a foreign language.

FRN 364 French: Cultural-professional (10) 364 Credits: 15.00

Module content:

Analysis, interpretation and appropriation of literary texts in cultural-historical perspective.

GES 310 History 310 Credits: 30.00

Module content:

Historical trends in the modern world A selection of political, economic and social themes.

GES 320 History 320 Credits: 30.00

Module content:

Globalisation, diversity and change Theories and interpretation on the process of change. Globalisation and its significance for, inter alia, the global economy, the nation-state, nationalism, ethnicity and culture.

KRM 310 Criminology 310 Credits: 30.00

Module content:

Part 1: Theories of crime
Theories explaining the causes and different aspects of crime.
Part 2: Psychocriminology
Nature of human behaviour; aggression and violence; offenders with mental disorders; sexual offences; terrorism and hostage taking.

KRM 320 Criminology 320 Credits: 30.00

Module content:

Part 1: Female crime
Nature and extent of female crime; crimes committed by women; theoretical explanations.
Part 2: Contemporary criminology issues
Contemporary crime phenomena such as hate crimes, road rage, corruption, white-collar crimes, organised crime, ecological crime as well as the problems associated with contemporary crimes (e.g. babies behind bars and HIV/Aids) are addressed. In conjunction with this, attention is given to forensic report writing, preparation of children and youths to testify in court and restorative justice.

LAT 310 Latin 310 Credits: 30.00

Module content:

Latin literature, Roman history and mythology/religion Selected passages of prose and poetry; legal and patristic texts may also be included. Latin grammar. Roman history. Greco-Roman mythology and religion.

LAT 320 Latin 320 Credits: 30.00

Module content:

Latin literature and antiquities Selected passages of prose and poetry; legal and patristic texts may also be included. Roman history. Selected passages of prose and poetry; legal and patristic texts may also be included. Roman history. Selected topics from Roman antiquities and daily life.

NDE 310 isiNdebele 310 Credits: 30.00

Module content:

Aspects of the grammar of isiNdebele such as a continuation of the study of the word categories; grammatical analysis; more intensive study of the structure, meaning and use of the noun (specifically derived nouns) and verb (specifically moods and verbal extensions); an introduction to the sound changes/phonology of isiNdebele.

SEP 310 Sepedi 310 Credits: 30.00

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Sepedi grammar - Capita selecta
Aspects of the grammar of Sepedi such as a continuation of the study of the word categories; grammatical analysis; more intensive study of the structure, meaning and use of the noun (specifically derived nouns) and verb (specifically moods and verbal extensions); an introduction to the sound changes / phonology of Sepedi.
The acquisition and inculcation of advanced communicative skills within a larger number of social, occupational and educational situations. Awareness of the nature and function of language structures is heightened further. Attention is also paid to cultural phenomena.

SLK 310 Psychology 310 Credits: 30.00

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Identification of abnormal behaviour in children based on knowledge of normal childhood development; introduction to the study of various models pertaining to abnormal behaviour; understanding and application of basic concepts in child psychopathology. This module also provides an introduction to psychopathology and symptomatology of adult abnormal behaviour. Terminology, definitions of abnormal behaviour, problems in diagnosis, labelling, and myths regarding abnormal behaviour are discussed. Neurosis as a specific mental disorder is studied critically from a multidimensional perspective, including intrapsychic, interpersonal and social-cultural explanations.

SLK 320 Psychology 320 Credits: 30.00

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This module deals with a community psychological perspective on human behaviour and psychological interventions and also critically explores the contribution of various perspectives in psychology. The module focuses on themes such as definitions of key concepts, principles and aims of community psychology, and the role of the community psychologist as well as the impact of earlier thought frameworks on contemporary perspectives. The implications of these ideas for practical initiatives focussed on mental health in communities, are discussed. The module further focuses on critical psychology. Critical psychology is an orientation towards psychology that is critical towards the assumptions and practices of psychology as it is practiced in the mainstream. It attempts to address power issues as they manifest in the practice of mainstream psychology. The focus is on examining how the practice and theories of mainstream psychology contribute to these power issues impacting on marginalised groups.

SOC 310 Sociology 310 Credits: 30.00

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Part 1: Social theory

This section focuses on contemporary social theory, in order to extend and broaden students’ understanding of social theory beyond the classical canon. Students will be introduced to key conceptual vocabularies, theoretical paradigms and contemporary bodies of work in social theory. In addition, the way in which scholars who work on South Africa have drawn on social theory to inform and enrich their work is emphasized. 

Part 2: Labour studies

The section addresses sociological approaches to the workplace. It will critically assess labour market policy and examine issues such as management practice, employment and unemployment, and discrimination and flexibility in the labour market in South Africa.

SOC 320 Sociology 320 Credits: 30.00

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Part 1: Rural and urban sociology

This section considers the relationship between the rural and urban, against the backdrop of the emergence and development of both capitalism in its various guises and globalisation within the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in the global North and South. Questions on the nature of social interaction in communities, changing ways of relating, inequality and livelihoods, collective action, local cultures and modernities are considered.


Part 2: Sociology of religion

This section looks at religion and secularism in social context. Specific emphasis is placed on religion and secularism as forces for social change.

STL 310 Political science 310 Credits: 30.00

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Political theory
A theoretical and normative study of political ideas. This includes the study of key political thinkers such as Plato, Thomas Hobbes and John Rawls as well as the contemporary manifestations of ideologies such as liberalism, socialism, conservatism and nationalism. This normative assessment of politics concludes with a critical evaluation of the development, nature and practical value of prominent democratic theories including participatory, legal, and deliberative democracy.

STL 320 Political science 320 Credits: 30.00

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Part 1: Democratic studies
A high level critical analysis of democratic theory and practice. The analysis of democratic theory will include themes such as classical, radical, deliberative and feminist perspectives. The analysis of democratic practice will include aspects such as democratisation, democratic consolidation, democratic citizenship and society, the role and importance of civil society, the institutions and procedures for democracy and “good governance”.
Part 2: Political analysis
The methods and practice of political analysis is the focus of study. The principles and problems underpinning different approaches and methods of political analysis are described and explained. This includes the nature, methods and use of comparative analysis, forecasting, risk analysis, performance evaluation and the political audit. These analytical methods are positioned in a political and policy context, with emphasis on practical application. Applicable examples and case studies are used throughout.

STW 310 Setswana 310 Credits: 30.00

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Setswana literature
Literary appreciation. Culture in the Setswana literature: cultural, social and religious practices and traditions as found in selected Setswana texts. Includes aspects such as courtship and marriage (traditional and modern); traditional religious practices; traditional healers and healing; death and mourning; witchcraft; traditional laws; the traditional home and homestead; traditional clothing, utensils and craft; traditional music, musical instruments and songs; traditional food and drink and their preparation; cattle and cattle names; naming practices; Setswana history, etc.
Setswana grammar
Overview of the word categories; discussion of selected grammatical phenomena; grammatical analysis. The acquisition and inculcation of advanced communicative skills within a larger number of social, occupational and educational situations. Awareness of the nature and function of language structures is heightened further. Attention is also paid to cultural phenomena.

ZUL 310 isiZulu 310 Credits: 30.00

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isiZulu grammar -  Capita selecta
Aspects of the grammar of isiZulu such as a continuation of the study of the word categories; grammatical analysis; more intensive study of the structure, meaning and use of the noun (specifically derived nouns) and verb (specifically moods and verbal extensions); an introduction to the sound changes/phonology of isiZulu.  The acquisition and inculcation of advanced communicative skills within a larger number of social, occupational and educational situations. Awareness of the nature and function of language structures is heightened further. Attention is also paid to cultural phenomena.

SPN 311 Spanish: Intermediate (3) 311 Credits: 30.00

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A comprehensive review of Spanish grammar is presented in order to increase language proficiency with special emphasis on the productive activities of the language, namely speaking and writing. It also offers an introductory approach to Hispanic history. This module complies with the requirements for level B2.1 set by the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”.

SPN 321 Spanish: Intermediate (4) 321 Credits: 30.00

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This module continues with the presentation of a comprehensive review of Spanish grammar in order to increase language proficiency with special emphasis on the interactive activities of the language, namely spoken and written interaction. It also offers an introductory approach to Hispanic literature. This module complies with the requirements for level B2.2 set by the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”.

AFT 320 African languages literature: Capita selecta 320 Credits: 30.00

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Aspects of the literature of isiNdebele/isiZulu/Sepedi/Setswana such as the critical analysis of a dramatic work and poetry (selected poems).