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ENGLISH STUDIES

Major combinations:
NQF Level 5: ENG1501, ENG1502
NQF Level 6: ENG2601, ENG2602, ENG2603
NQF Level 7: ENG3701, ENG3702, ENG3703, ENG3704, ENG3705

Foundations in English Language Studies - ENG1502
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: a) The module will equip students with the skills of applied English language studies (such as in applied linguistics, writing/rhetoric studies, and discourse studies). Students will be able to apply their understanding and skills to English language as it functions in various real-life contexts and domains. b) The module aims to introduce students to a systematic description of English Language and to introduce students to the grammatical competences needed to apply their knowledge to the analysis of authentic language data. c) The module will introduce meta-language terminology in the discipline of Applied English language studies which is essential for advanced proficiency and literacy development.
Africa: Texts and Territories - ENN4802
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To explore identities in contemporary Africa, and to encourage students to examine the cultural role of literature in relation to emergent African writers, including writing from the diaspora.
English Proficiency for University Studies - ENG1511
Under Graduate Degree,Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module aims to develop learners' ability to read critically with comprehension and insight, improve their linguistic competence and develop their ability to write critically and logically. By the end of the module Students should be able to command proficiency in listening, reading, critical thinking, writing and speaking skills.
Popular Culture and the Practices of Reception - ENN4803
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To examine the phenomenon of popular culture, its reception, and the permeable boundary between 'high' and 'popular' culture in relation to the heteroglossic nature of dominant modes and tropes of representation.
English for Economic and Management Science - ENG1512
Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The module will enable students to apply language structures and conventions in relation to their studies in the field of the economic and management sciences. b) Students accredited with this module will be able to adapt more effectively to the challenges of the academic environment when studying accountancy, business management and economics, through the development of their language learning skills and strategies.
Intersections: Race, Class, Gender - ENN4804
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To explore the intersections of race, class and gender in relation to recent texts that have posed a challenge to canonical writing.
Foundations in English for University Study - ENG1513
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module aims to develop learners' ability to read critically with comprehension and insight, improve their linguistic competence and develop their ability to write critically and logically. By the end of the module students should be able to command proficiency in listening, reading, critical thinking and writing skills.
A Research Paper - ENN4805
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To give students an opportunity to devise and execute an independent research project within the discipline of English Studies in consultation with their tutors in the Department.
English for Academic Purposes - ENN103F
Under Graduate Degree,Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable students to gain a background in English grammar and usage, to develop an ability to read texts critically with comprehension and insight, and to acquire skills in reading and writing at tertiary level.
Practising Workplace English - ENN1504
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable students to develop proficiency in English and a range of related communication skills and strategies for both public and private sector work environments. The central focus is on the ability to produce well written work-related documentation in English.
Applied English Language Studies: Further Explorations - ENG2601
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ENG1502
Purpose: The module will equip students with the skills of applied English language studies (such as in applied linguistics, writing/rhetoric studies, and discourse studies). Students will be able to apply their advanced skills in the analysis and interpretation of how the English language functions in various real-life contexts and domains. It aims to develop students' skills/abilities in the grammatical and textual competence needed for the analysis of authentic language data and advance students' pragmatic competence with emphasis on English language use and variation.
Genres in Literature and Language: Theory, Style and Poetics - ENG2602
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ENG1501 & ENG1502
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with the skill of reading short passages of literature in three different genres: prose, poetry and drama with close attention to authors' creative choices regarding language usage. Students will also develop the ability to write about these passages coherently and with compliance to the requirements of academic English.
Colonial and Postcolonial African Literatures - ENG2603
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ENG1501 & ENG1502
Purpose: The module will enable students to explore representations of race, class, gender, identity, community and nationhood in southern African settings. It will establish the literary and theoretical groundwork for a broader and more nuanced application of literary theories to a range of texts. These skills will feed into the third year modules where the emphasis on literary theory will increase. Upon successful completion of this module, students will be able to apply appropriate reading strategies to a wide variety of literary and non-literary texts written in the English language. They will also be able to demonstrate the application of critical and analytical skills in their readings of texts as well as the ability to respond to texts in the form of properly structured essays written in sound academic English.
The History and Spread of English - ENG3701
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ENG2601, ENG2602 & ENG2603
Purpose: To develop knowledge and understanding of the origins, evolution and geographical spread of English; develop knowledge of the emergence and significance of World Englishes, with a particular focus on the development and characteristics of South African Englishes; to develop the ability to recognize and describe significant features of language in a range of English texts To acquire critical awareness of the status of English in the global linguistic context; to acquire critical awareness of the social and political implications of the spread of English worldwide.
The English Language: Context and Purpose - ENG3702
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ENG2601, ENG2602 & ENG2603
Purpose: To make students aware of the interrelations between English and the various contexts of its use (such as academic and professional); to develop the ability to read a wide range of texts critically; to develop the ability to write texts in a language and register that is appropriate to specific contexts and purposes; to develop advanced proficiency in the use of Standard English.
Theoretical Approaches to English Language and Literature - ENG3703
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ENG2601, ENG2602 & ENG2603
Purpose: To extend students' critical awareness and understanding of selected theoretical approaches in English language and literature and to integrate selected theoretical approaches into the study of English non-literary and literary texts.
Shakespeare's Dramatic Art - ENG3704
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ENG2601, ENG2602 & ENG2603
Purpose: To provide a critical exploration of Shakespeare's dramatic art. The student is guided through the study of a number of plays which hold particular significance in terms of aesthetic value and as challenges to accepted views on familiar themes (such as power, death, love, friendship and otherness). To appropriate strategies for reading selected plays by Shakespeare; Appropriate critical and analytical skills for a discussion of selected plays; The ability to formulate their responses to the plays in logically structured essays written in sound academic English.
Modern and Postmodern Literature in English - ENG3705
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ENG2601, ENG2602 & ENG2603
Purpose: The module aims to provide scholarly insight into the intellectual ferment and cultural changes which animate literary creativity in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, as manifested in the modernist and post-modernist movements. In order to stimulate independent thinking and an awareness of the ways in which literature reflects the world, students are guided through the analytical study of literary texts in English from these periods.
FET Subject Didactics English - SDENG3J
Certificate,Honours,Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: PTEAC1X
Purpose: To introduce students to theories of English teaching in multicultural and multilingual classroom situation; to apply this theoretical knowledge in the design of learner-centred English education programmes.
Foundations in English Literary Studies - ENG1501
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: a)This module aims to establish a solid literary foundation for English studies by introducing students to representations of diversity in a range of fictional narratives in English. b).Students credited with this module will be able to apply appropriate reading strategies to a wide variety of literary and non-literary texts in English. c) Students will be able to demonstrate appropriate writing skills in academic English
The English Heritage - ENN4801
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To offer an overview of the most influential eras in the English literary tradition from the nineteenth century to the present day, and to introduce students to some of the historical and cultural contexts that have informed English literature through the ages.