UNISA Bachelor of Arts Honours in African Languages Course Module and Curriculum



UNISA Bachelor of Arts Honours in African Languages Course Module and Curriculum

Qualification code: 99306
NQF level: 8
Total credits: 120
Rules:
TRANSITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS: Students retain credits for all papers completed under the old curriculum. Students who have passed HALSSSN (24 credits) may not register for AFL4801 (12 credits), Students who have passed HALLSMQ (24 credits) may not register for AFL4802 (24 credits), Students who have passed HALTRA4 (24 credits) may not register for AFL4803 (24 credits), Students who have passed HALMOLJ (24 credits) may not register for AFL4804 (24 credits), Students who by the end of 2011 academic year were left with a deficit of 12 credits for the completion of their degree (in other words students who passed only one of the 12 credit modules MSLFNDL or MSLPLPV), must enroll for the following 12 credit module in 2015: HAPL484 (Language planning in education) (12 credits). This qualification can be completed in one year. Students choosing to do it over more than one year are advised to register for the Research Report in their final year of study.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

Successful applicants and re-registering students must register to study through Unisa in 2016. Applicants can only begin the registration process if they have received an official approval of their application from Unisa. Re-registering students can begin the registration process after receiving their registration details from Unisa. Should you wish to change to an alternative qualification, please apply for the alternative qualification during the next application period.



How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules within a certain amount of time in order to graduate. You must pass a minimum number of credits / modules annually so that you are able to re-register and continue with your qualification:



  • At least 36 NQF credits (3 modules of 12 credits each) in your first year of study;
  • At least 48 NQF credits (4 modules of 12 credits each) in your second or further years of study.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per semester:

  • At least 60 NQF credits (5 modules of 12 credits each) in a semester;
  • At least 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) per year for year modules.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and/or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree/non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.
You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately:



  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules;
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

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Curriculum for this qualification



As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.
Rules:
TRANSITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS: Students retain credits for all papers completed under the old curriculum. Students who have passed HALSSSN (24 credits) may not register for AFL4801 (12 credits), Students who have passed HALLSMQ (24 credits) may not register for AFL4802 (24 credits), Students who have passed HALTRA4 (24 credits) may not register for AFL4803 (24 credits), Students who have passed HALMOLJ (24 credits) may not register for AFL4804 (24 credits), Students who by the end of 2011 academic year were left with a deficit of 12 credits for the completion of their degree (in other words students who passed only one of the 12 credit modules MSLFNDL or MSLPLPV), must enroll for the following 12 credit module in 2015: HAPL484 (Language planning in education) (12 credits). This qualification can be completed in one year. Students choosing to do it over more than one year are advised to register for the Research Report in their final year of study.

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
AFL4801 – Sound Systems
HRAFL81 – Research Report
Group B. Select 3 from the following
AFL4802 – From Form to Meaning
AFL4803 – Orature in African Languages
AFL4804 – Literary Studies in African Languages
CHS4801 – Decoloniality: Africana Thought, Discourse and Critique

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