Extended Bachelor of Arts (with three specializations)

General

Program Description

This is a first formative qualification. A successful student will have acquired the intellectual competencies and practical skills to discuss, problematise and investigate human conduct and interaction, particularly in the South African context.

The promotion of extended degree students, to each subsequent academic year of the extended BA Humanities degree follows generally the same rules pertaining to students of a regular BA degree. However, MAPS for the Humanities must be completed within the first 2 years of study, failing which; a student will not be permitted to proceed any further in the programme.

BA Extended with focus on Language Practice

The curriculum for the BA Extended Degree programme with the focus on Language Practice consists of 24 semester modules compiled as follows:

First Year Second Year Third Year Fourth Year
Linguistics 1A and 1B (FM) Linguistics 2A and 2B (MSM) Linguistics 3A and 3B (MSM)
Development Studies 1A and 1B (F)
OR
Historical Studies 1A and 1B (F)
OR
Linguistics 1A and 1B (F)
OR
Humanities 1A and 1B (MSM)
OR
A language 1A & 1B (MSM)
Language Practice 1A & 1B (MSM) Language Practice 2A & 2B (MSM) Language Practice 3A & 3B (MSM)
English 1C and 1D (FM) Active Citizenship A (FM) Humanities 1A and 1B (MSM)
OR
A language 1A & 1B (MSM)
Humanities 2A and 2B (MSM)
OR
A language 2A & 2B (MSM)
MAPS for the Humanities (FM) Business Communication (FM)
8 Semester modules 6 Semester modules 6 Semester modules 4 Semester modules

Language elective: Afrikaans, English, isiZulu, Northern Sotho (1A & 1B only), Sepedi and Zulu (1A & 1B only).

Humanities elective: Anthropology, Classical Culture, Development Studies, Historical Studies, Linguistics, Philosophy, Politics and Sociology.

BA Extended with focus on School subject areas

The curriculum for the BA Extended Degree programme with the focus on School subject areas consists of 24 semester modules compiled as follows:

First Year Second Year Third Year Fourth Year
Historical Studies 1A and 1B (FM)
OR
Historical Studies 2A and 2B (MSM)
OR
Linguistics 2A and 2B (MSM)
Historical Studies 3A and 3B (MSM)
OR
Linguistics 2A and 2B (MSM
Development Studies 1A and 1B (F)
OR
Historical Studies 1A and 1B (F)
OR
Linguistics 1A and 1B (F)
OR
Humanities 1A and 1B (MSM)
OR
A language 1A & 1B (MSM)
Humanities 1A and 1B (MSM)
OR
A language 1A & 1B (MSM)
Humanities 2A and 2B (MSM)
OR
A language 2A & 2B (MSM)
Humanities 3A and 3B (MSM)
OR
A language 3A & 3B (MSM)
MAPS for the Humanities (FM) Business Communication (FM)
8 Semester modules 6 Semester modules 6 Semester modules 3 Semester modules

Language majors: Afrikaans, English, isiZulu and Sepedi.

Language electives: Afrikaans, English, isiZulu and Sepedi.

Humanities electives: Anthropology, Classical Culture, Development Studies, Historical Studies, Linguistics, Philosophy, Politics, and Sociology.

Note: The admission requirements for Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) requires a degree with two school-related modules one on third-year level and one on second-year level.

If Linguistics is chosen as a major, English 1A & 1B is compulsory as an elective to ensure that the admission requirements for the PGCE are met.

If a Humanities major is chosen from the following: Historical Studies, Linguistics, Philosophy, Politics and Sociology (Psychology 1A & 1B is a compulsory elective in the third year of study) to ensure that the admission requirements for the PGCE are met.

BA Extended with focus on Humanities subject areas

The curriculum for the BA Extended Degree programme with the focus on Humanities subject areas consists of 24 semester modules compiled as follows:

First Year Second Year Third Year Fourth Year
Development Studies 1A and 1B (FM)
OR
Historical Studies 1A and 1B (FM)
OR
Linguistics 1A and 1B (FM)
Development Studies 2A and 2B (MSM)
OR
Historical Studies 2A and 2B (MSM)
OR
Linguistics 2A and 2B (MSM)
Development Studies 3A and 3B (MSM)
OR
Historical Studies 3A and 3B (MSM)
OR
Linguistics 3A and 3B (MSM)
Development Studies 1A and 1B (F)
OR
Historical Studies 1A and 1B (F)
OR
Linguistics 1A and 1B (F)
OR
Humanities 1A and 1B (MSM)
OR
A language 1A & 1B (MSM)
Humanities 1A and 1B (MSM)
OR
A language 1A & 1B (MSM)
Humanities 2A and 2B (MSM)
OR
A language 2A & 2B (MSM)
Humanities 3A and 3B (MSM)
OR
A language 3A & 3B (MSM)
English 1C and 1D (FM) Active Citizenship A (FM) Humanities 1A and 1B (MSM)
OR
A language 1A & 1B (MSM)
Humanities 2A and 2B (MSM)
OR
A language 2A & 2B (MSM)
MAPS for the Humanities (FM) Business Communication (FM)
8 Semester modules 6 Semester modules 6 Semester modules 4 Semester modules

Language majors and electives: Afrikaans, Northern Sotho (1A & 1B only), Sepedi, Zulu (1A & 1B only), isiZulu, English.

Humanities majors and electives: Anthropology, Classical Culture, Development Studies, Historical Studies, Linguistics, Philosophy, Politics, Public Management and Governance and Sociology.

Note: If Public Management and Governance is chosen as a major, Public Management and Governance 3C & 3D are compulsory in the fourth year of study, there is thus then no Elective 2A & 2B in the fourth year of study.

Registration and Start Dates

Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.

All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.

End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.

Last updated Aug 2019

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