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The module AFK3704 consists of two options of which students must select one: (a) Afrikaans texts in translation (b) Ecocriticism: Man, text and environment. Students majoring in Afrikaans may only choose option (b). Option (a) is intended for non-native speakers of Afrikaans as this will introduce them to Afrikaans literature by reading texts in translation. This module may be taken on third-level subject to Prerequisites being met.
NB Notes: The modules TEX2601 and TEX3701 are offered parallel in Afrikaans and English. Students who major in Afrikaans must enroll for the Afrikaans version of TEX2601 and TEX3701. All other students may enroll for either the Afrikaans or the English version of TEX2601 and TEX3701.
The module AFK1502 is not a Beginners Afrikaans module. Students enrolling for AFK1502 should be proficient in Afrikaans.
BEd students should enroll for AFK1501 and AFK1503.
The module LPAFRT8 is only for students registering for the PGCE qualification.
Major combinations:
NQF Level: 5: AFK1501, AFK1502 (or AFK1503)
NQF Level: 6: AFK2601, AFK2602, TEX2601
NQF Level: 7: AFK3701, AFK3702, AFK3703, AFK3704, TEX3701

Afrikaans and Dutch Prose - AFK4801
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in Afrikaans Module presented online
Purpose: Students completing this module successfully will be able to participate in a sophisticated discourse on Afrikaans and Dutch/Flemish works of prose. They will master skills that relate to reading and interpreting such texts, as well as the ability to articulate and motivate their opinions on a number of themes and historical movements in Afrikaans and Dutch/Flemish prose. They will be able to debate the influence that complex South African and global contexts have on works of prose.
Afrikaans and Dutch Drama - AFK4802
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in Afrikaans Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to sensitise students about the influences drama and society has on each other. Using this knowledge, they will be able to take part in discussions on the similarities and differences between plays originating from Africa and Europe, focusing on dramas in Afrikaans and Dutch. The module will equip them to motivate their own interpretations of these plays, and to explain the influence that canonised Afrikaans and Dutch plays have on theatre systems. Bearing in mind that persons and groups create plays to be performed, students that successfully complete the module will be able to motivate their ideas concerning periods in the history of Afrikaans drama.
Afrikaans and Dutch Poetry - AFK4803
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in Afrikaans Module presented online
Purpose: This module offers an overview and study of Afrikaans and Dutch poetry with an emphasis on developments since 1960. Specific attention is given to the oeuvres of a few pivotal literary figures, as well as theoretical aspects like the composition of a volume of poetry, intertextuality and themes such as religious poetry and gay poetry. Seven broad themes, which overlap by design, are set. Students are required to study any four themes. Apart from the set themes, students may also suggest and present further themes (in consultation with the lecturer) that reflect their own needs and interests. The purpose of this module is to enable students to see poetry as more than simply a series of isolated single texts that can be interpreted by means of text-centred mechanisms. Both intertextual relations and intertextual links between various oeuvres are studied, resulting in a view of Afrikaans and Dutch poetry as a wide-ranging dialogue constituting a polyphony of voices.
Afrikaans Today (Literature) - AFK1501
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in Afrikaans
Purpose: To improve students' understanding of Afrikaans literature by studying a collection of present day texts comprising different genres and oeuvres. Topical questions and the focus of the Afrikaans text on everyday issues form the core of this module. Students are introduced to reading, interpretation and life skills. The module consists of five optional units, of which students may choose any two. (a) Text and reader: an introduction to the literary communication process. (b) Text and/as history (c) The way we were (d) Youth literature. (e) Dutch texts for South Africa.
Sociolinguistics - AFK4804
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in Afrikaans Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to introduce students to current theories and principles of sociolinguistics, language politics and language planning within the broader SA multilingual society, thus increasing their motivation to, and their capacity for providing solutions to these language challenges; and to equip students with the necessary skills to identify and analyse their own language variety within the broader Afrikaans speech community, thus facilitating their ability to think critically and holistically and act sensitively towards language diversity .
Basic Text Skills (Afrikaans) - AFK1502
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in Afrikaans
Purpose: To improve students' proficiency in the analysis and writing of Afrikaans non-literary texts through a focus on general text skills: communication aims, reading skills, analysis of text structure, planning text structure, standard text designs, text characteristics, argumentative texts.
Research Methodology - HMATL80
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans Module presented online
Purpose: To equip students with the: (a) Capacity to participate in and critically reflect on the discourses that are prevalent in and among the various research traditions and the methodological frameworks with specific reference to language and literary studies; (b) Relevant theoretical embedding in order to make informed choices when required to conduct report writing.
Contemporary Afrikaans: Language Studies and Written Communication - AFK1503
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in Afrikaans
Purpose: To improve students' communicative skills in Afrikaans: listening, speaking, reading, writing, perceptual abilities and reproduction skills through an introduction to Afrikaans grammar (grammatical structures) in conjunction with the development of the six communicative skills: phonetics (pronunciation), spelling, the correct use of punctuation, morphology (formation of words), syntax (sentence structure and word order) and semantics (meaning of words and sentences).
Research Report - HRATL81
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in English,Afrikaans Module presented online
Purpose: To enable students to enhance research contribution to the subjects of Afrikaans or Theory of Literature. Students will complete a research project that articulates with contextual factors prevailing in one of the following fields: Afrikaans linguistics, Afrikaans and Dutch literary studies, or Theory of Literature. They will be expected to propose a research problem and follow the relevant research steps towards a final presentation of their findings. The module will ensure that students who choose to continue with their Master's studies will become familiar with the basic research requirements expected from students at Master's level.
Basic Communicative Competence in Afrikaans - AFK1505
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in Afrikaans
Purpose: This module is developed in response to the need for multilingual competency in the multicultural and multilingual South African environment. The purpose of this module is to equip students having little or no proficiency in Afrikaans with the necessary communication competencies to enable them to communicate effectively in Afrikaans in a variety of formal and informal communicative contexts.
Behaviour Change and Communication - SBH4802
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the basic knowledge and skills they will need for understanding the complexity of HIV/AIDS-related behaviours and for the design, implementation and evaluation of a variety of HIV and AIDS communication interventions to redress these problematic behaviours.
Genre and Theme - AFK2601
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in Afrikaans
Pre-requisite: AFK1501 & AFK1502 or AFK1503
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to familiarise students with traditional and emerging literary genres and subgenres that are aptly suited to explore specific themes in Afrikaans prose and poetry. After completing this module, students will know why genre as a literary concept is not as clear-cut as it may seem, how genres are constantly evolving in different ways, and how genre as an integral element of Afrikaans literature forms part of a dynamic interaction between Afrikaans authors and texts.
Afrikaans Grammar - AFK2602
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in Afrikaans
Pre-requisite: AFK1501 & AFK1502 or AFK1503
Purpose: To enhance students understanding of basic language concepts as they apply to Afrikaans phonetics, morphology, syntax and semantics.
Language Proficiency - LPAFRT8
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in Afrikaans
Purpose: To gain insight in the following competencies: communicative, thinking, listen, read, write, speak and academic.
Writing Skills for the Communication Industry - TEX2601
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Purpose: To enhance your knowledge and skills in the design, evaluation and writing of a variety of document types generally used in the communications industry.
Communicative Scenario's - AFK3701
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in Afrikaans
Pre-requisite: AFK2601, AFK2602 & TEX2601 or AFK202U, AFK203V & TEX8216
Purpose: To familiarise students with literary communication in diverse scenarios and various forms. Students explore the actuality of disparate genres (literary criticism, cabaret, intertextual mixed modes drawing on other media) and their extensive communicative links with literature and other art forms. The module consists of three optional units, of which students may choose any two: (a) Text and image (b) Cabaret (c) Critics conversing.
Comparatism: Intertextual Dialogues - AFK3702
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in Afrikaans
Pre-requisite: AFK2601, AFK2602 & TEX2601 or AFK202U, AFK203V & TEX8216
Purpose: To gain knowledge and an understanding of Afrikaans drama and poetry, and to study these genres critically from a comparative point of view. Specific motifs and notions are foregrounded, such as power-relations in families and society, gender, Afrikaner identity, disability theatre, the slave narrative, anti-patriarchal AIDS and breast cancer elegies, Cape Flats elegies, the discourse on decoloniality, as well as motifs and notions associated with liminality and rites of passage. Texts published shortly before and after the turn of the millennium are scrutinised.
Language Variation and Language Politics - AFK3703
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in Afrikaans Module presented online
Pre-requisite: AFK2601, AFK2602 & TEX2601 or AFK202U, AFK203V & TEX8216
Purpose: To help students to develop and further their understanding of the phenomenon of language variation (dialects, sociolects and idiolects) and the various forms and guises of power and politics (from micro to macro level) that underpin these varieties as well as the processes of language planning.
Afrikaans Beyond Boundaries: an Interdisciplinary Perspective - AFK3704
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in Afrikaans
Pre-requisite: AFK2601, AFK2602 & TEX2601 or AFK202U, AFK203V & TEX8216
Purpose: OPTION A: Afrikaans texts in translation: To understand, recognize and apply language structures and conventions in context, in particular with reference to the relationships between Afrikaans and its broad socio-historic context; and to communicate own, but motivated ideas on a variety of literary discourses. Non-native speakers of Afrikaans are introduced to Afrikaans literature by reading texts in translation. OPTION B: Ecocriticism: man, text and environment: To introduce native speakers of Afrikaans to Afrikaans literary texts exploring the complex relationships between humans and the environment.
Persuasive Texts - TEX3701
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Purpose: To enhance your knowledge of and skills in the design, writing and evaluation of persuasive texts.