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AFRICAN POLITICS

Major combinations
Any SEVEN (7) of the following:
NQF Level: 5: APC1501, APC1502
NQF Level: 6: APC2601, APC2602
NQF Level: 7: APC3701, APC3702, APC3703, PSC3702, PSC3703
PLUS any THREE (3) modules selected from the remainder above, PSC2601, PSC3701 or any second or third level module in International Politics and Politics.
At Least FIVE (5) modules should be taken at third level (NQF level7). Students are advised to give preference to APC modules and to follow a 2+3+5 structure - that is 2 modules at NQF level 5, 3 modules at NQF level 6, and 5 modules at NQF level 7.

Political Conflict and Conflict Resolution - PSC3702
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable students to analyse and describe the background and characteristics of politics and conflict and the resolution of political conflict; and to apply the theories pertaining thereto.
Political Knowledge - PSC3703
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable students to analyse, describe and apply the criteria for the acquisition of political knowledge; and to apply the approaches and theories pertaining thereto.
Integration and Disintegration: African and International Institutions - AIP4801
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: An advanced comparative study of African and International institutions and the prospects for integration and disintegration.
African Political Thought - APC4801
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: An advanced study of political thought in Africa with reference to people such as Nyerere, Cabral, Fanon, Nkrumah, Kaunda and Senghor.
Comparative Politics: Africa and Beyond - APP4801
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To enable students to identify and explain the similarities and differences of political systems by applying theoretical knowledge to practical case studies in Africa and the world.
Political Sciences and Research - HPPSC81
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with the knowledge of the philosophy of science, that is, metatheory and the ontological, epistemological and methodological issues informing research in the Political Sciences, and to enable them to reflect and think critically about them. These issues will assist students to make informed choices about research problems and research in general.
Research Report - HRPSC82
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The aim of this module is to equip students with research skills relevant to the Political Sciences in order to enable them to produce a research report based on their independent critical exploration of phenomena relevant to the Political Sciences.
Political Evolution of the African State - APC1501
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable students to demonstrate an understanding of, and to describe some of the concepts, theories and approaches to the study of African Politics and phenomena such as colonialism and the origins, nature and evolution of the independent African state.
Politics in the Twenty-First Century: National, African and International Perspectives - PSC4802
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: An advanced study of the main characteristics and tendencies in politics in the 21st century as influenced by the fall of the Berlin Wall, 11 September 2001 and globalisation.
The Politics of Contemporary Africa - APC1502
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable students to demonstrate an understanding of, and to describe the role of ethnicity, political parties, military and personal rule, ideologies, democratisation processes and challenges for the independent African state.
Conflict, Peace and Security Studies - PSC4803
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: An advanced study of the origins of conflict and the attaining of peace.
Political Change in Contemporary Africa - APC2601
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable students to demonstrate an understanding of and to analyse, describe and explain the restoration of democracy in Africa and its prospects, and the role of civil society in the process.
Political Economy of Africa - APC2602
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable students to demonstrate an understanding of, and to analyse, describe and explain the relationship between politics and economics in the African context, the politics of Africa's debt burden, structural adjustment and its political implications.
South African Politics - PSC2601
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable students to demonstrate an understanding of South African politics, the theories and ideas; to analyse and describe the background and the characteristics of the most important aspects thereof.
The Politics of Southern Africa - APC3701
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable students to, by way of comparative case studies of countries in Southern Africa (such as Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Angola, Mozambique and Namibia), to demonstrate an understanding of, to analyse, describe and explain the nature and role of political parties, institutions, democracy and conflict in the region.
The Politics of East Africa - APC3702
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable students by way of comparative case studies of countries in East Africa (such as Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda), to demonstrate an understanding of, and to analyse, describe and explain the nature and role of political parties, institutions, democracy and conflict in the region.
The Politics of West and North Africa - APC3703
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable students by way of comparative case studies of countries in West and North Africa (such as Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria, Algeria and Egypt), to demonstrate an understanding of, to analyse, describe and explain the nature and role of political parties, institutions, democracy and conflict in the respective regions.
Contemporary issues in Politics: Capita Selecta - PSC3701
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable students to demonstrate an understanding of the background, characteristics and implications of selected issues (e.g sport and politics) on national, regional and international level; and to analyse and describe these issues.