Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing

Qualification code: 99313
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 23375
APS/AS: 20
Rules:
Students transferred from the previous program (N11) are exempted from this module THL2603.
Purpose statement:
of this qualification include: To familiarise learners with the content and basic theories of a number of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, at the basic and intermediate level, and to provide them with a deeper grasp of one or more of these disciplines taken at exit level (level 6), as well as to enable them to place new knowledge in context and to use appropriate methods for seeking resolution of problems; To provide learners with a variety of basic scholarly and intellectual competencies, including the ability to question critically the assumptions of a limited range of theories and authorities, and to develop an understanding of elementary research methods used within one or more disciplines; To equip learners with the ability to give an accurate account of scholarly positions and the competence to express their own opinions clearly and coherently, both in written and oral communication; To prepare learners for post learner study; To provide learners with a well-rounded and broad education across a number of disciplines, thus preparing them for a wide range of professions crucial to the welfare of society; To produce learners who are able to think laterally, critically and creatively; To produce learners who are prepared for life-long learning; To produce learners who understand the principles of, and are capable of critical citizenship.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2019 academic year once the registration period opens.


Please note:

  • Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply for the alternative qualification during the next application period.
  • All communication sent to you after the initial study package (with the exception of study guides) will be sent electronically to your myLife e-mail account (eg follow-up tutorial letters, examination timetables and results, financial statements). You will no longer receive such communication in printed format.


How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules and NQF level credits 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.

First level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
KSK1601 - Introduction to Creative Writing: A Practical Course Pre-requisite:THL1501 & THL1502 or THL801U & THL802V
LIN1502 - Multilingualism: the Role of Language in the South African Context
THL1501 - Introduction to Theory of Literature
THL1502 - Introduction to Literary Genres
Group B. Compulsory for Afrikaans major: Choose 2 modules in the same group from the following
AFK1501 - Afrikaans Today (Literature)
AFK1502 - Basic Text Skills (Afrikaans)
Group C. Compulsory for African Language major
AFL1501 - Language Through an African Lens
AFL1502 - African Language and Culture in Practice
Group D. Compulsory for English Studies major
ENG1501 - Foundations in English Literary Studies
ENG1502 - Foundations in English Language Studies
Group E. Compulsory for French major
FRC1501 - French Language and Culture: Beginners
FRC1502 - French Language and Culture: Lower Intermediate Pre-requisite:FRC1501 or FRC101Q or Equivalent
Group F. Compulsory for Mandarin Chinese major
MAN1501 - Mandarin Chinese: Beginners
MAN1502 - Mandarin Chinese: Elementary Level Pre-requisite:MAN1501 or MAN101R
Group G. Compulsory for Portuguese major
PTU1501 - Portuguese Language and Culture: Beginners
PTU1502 - Portuguese Language and Culture: Lower Intermediate Pre-requisite:PTU1501 or PTU101M
Group H. Choose the 2 modules below plus 2 1st level Language modules from the list above.
AHS1511 - Ancient Mythology in Context
ARH1501 - Visual Literacy

Second level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
COM2604 - Media Studies: Mass Communication and Media Theory
KSK2601 - Advanced Creative Writing: A Practical Course (Theory of Literature 204) Pre-requisite:KSK1601 or THL1016
THL2601 - Theory of the Sign in Literature and Culture Pre-requisite:THL1501 or THL801U
THL2602 - Structuralist and Semiotic Theories of Genre Pre-requisite:THL1502 or THL802V
THL2603 - Theories in Context - Ideology and Discourse
Group B. Compulsory for Afrikaans major: Choose 3 modules in the same group from the following
AFK2601 - Genre and Theme
AFK2602 - Afrikaans Grammar Pre-requisite:AFK1501 & AFK1502 or AFK1503
TEX2601 - Writing Skills for the Communication Industry
Group C. Compulsory for African Language major
AFL2601 - Communication Dynamics in African Languages
AFL2602 - Understanding African Management Practices as Reflected in African Languages Literature and Texts
AFL2603 - Literature and Society: a Perspective on African Languages
Group D. Compulsory for English Studies major
ENG2601 - Applied English Language Studies: Further Explorations Pre-requisite:ENG1502
ENG2602 - Genres in Literature and Language: Theory, Style and Poetics Pre-requisite:ENG1501 & ENG1502
ENG2603 - Colonial and Postcolonial African Literatures Pre-requisite:ENG1501 & ENG1502
Group E. Compulsory for French major
FRC2601 - French Language and Culture: Intermediate Pre-requisite:FRC1502 or FRC102R or Equivalent
FRC2602 - French for Professional Purposes: Introduction Pre-requisite:FRC1502 or FRC102R
FRC2603 - French Literature: Introduction Pre-requisite:FRC1502 or FRC102R or Equivalent
Group F. Compulsory for Mandarin Chinese major plus any 1 module from another group
MAN2601 - Mandarin Chinese: Intermediate Level I Recommendation:MAN1502 or MAN102S
MAN2602 - Mandarin Chinese: intermediate level II Recommendation:MAN2601 or MAN201U
Group G. Compulsory for Portuguese major plus any 1 module from another group
PTU2601 - Portuguese Language and Culture: Intermediate Level Pre-requisite:PTU1502 or PTU102N
PTU2602 - Modern Portuguese Literature and Society Pre-requisite:PTU1502 or PTU102N
Co-requisite:PTU2601 or PTU201Q
Group H. Choose 2 or 3 of the following or 2 or 3 Language modules not selected as major.
LIN2602 - Language in a Changing World
WLL2601 - Cultural Diversity in Literary Contexts
WLL2602 - Film, Literature and Society

Third level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
KSK3701 - Creative Writing Workshop and Portfolio Pre-requisite:KSK2601 or THL204D
THL3701 - Advanced Narrative Theory (Theory of Literature 821) Pre-requisite:THL2602
THL3702 - Advanced Theory of Drama (Theory of Literature) Pre-requisite:THL2602
THL3703 - Advanced Theory of Poetry (Theory of Literature) Pre-requisite:THL2602
THL3704 - Theory and Practice of South African Literary Studies Pre-requisite:THL2602
Group B. Compulsory for Afrikaans major: Choose 5 modules in the same group from the following
AFK3701 - Communicative Scenario's
AFK3702 - Comparatism: Intertextual Dialogues
AFK3703 - Language Variation and Language Politics Pre-requisite:AFK2601, AFK2602 & TEX2601 or AFK202U, AFK203V & TEX8216
AFK3704 - Afrikaans Beyond Boundaries: an Interdisciplinary Perspective Pre-requisite:AFK2601, AFK2602 & TEX2601 or AFK202U, AFK203V & TEX8216
TEX3701 - Persuasive Texts
Group C. Compulsory for African Language major
AFL3701 - African Languages: The Science of Language in Context
AFL3702 - Indigenous Knowledge Systems and African Languages
AFL3703 - An Introduction to Language Policy and Planning in South Africa: the Case of African Languages
AFL3704 - Language Technology, Terminography and Lexicography
AFL3705 - Creative Writing and Translation Recommendation:AFL2601, AFL2602 and AFL2603
Group D. Compulsory for English Studies major
ENG3701 - The History and Spread of English Pre-requisite:ENG2601, ENG2602 & ENG2603
ENG3702 - The English Language: Context and Purpose Pre-requisite:ENG2601, ENG2602 & ENG2603
ENG3703 - Theoretical Approaches to English Language and Literature Pre-requisite:ENG2601, ENG2602 & ENG2603
ENG3704 - Shakespeare's Dramatic Art Pre-requisite:ENG2601, ENG2602 & ENG2603
ENG3705 - Modern and Postmodern Literature in English Pre-requisite:ENG2601, ENG2602 & ENG2603
Group E. Compulsory for French major
FRC3701 - French Language and Culture: Advanced Oral Pre-requisite:FRC2601 or FRC201T or Equivalent
FRC3702 - French for Professional Purposes: Hotel and Tourism Pre-requisite:FRC2601 or FRC201T or Equivalent
FRC3703 - French Literature: France (Advanced) Pre-requisite:FRC2601 or FRC201T or Equivalent
FRC3704 - French Literature: Francophone Countries (Advanced) Pre-requisite:FRC2601 or FRC201T or Equivalent
FRC3705 - Practical Translation from and Into French Pre-requisite:FRC2601 or FRC201T or Equivalent
Group F. Compulsory for Mandarin Chinese major
MAN3701 - Mandarin Chinese: Upper-intermediate level Pre-requisite:MAN2602 or MAN202V
MAN3702 - Mandarin Chinese: Advanced Level I Recommendation:MAN3701 or MAN801H
MAN3703 - Mandarin Chinese: Advanced Level II Recommendation:MAN3702 or MAN301X
MAN3704 - Mandarin Chinese: Proficient Level I Pre-requisite:MAN3703 or MAN301X
MAN3705 - Mandarin Chinese: Proficient Level II Pre-requisite:MAN3703 or MAN301X
Group G. Compulsory for Portuguese major
PTU3701 - Portuguese Language for Specific Purposes: Advanced Pre-requisite:PTU2601 or PTU201Q
PTU3702 - Portuguese Translation Practice Pre-requisite:PTU3701 or PTU301T
PTU3703 - Advanced Language Skills in Portuguese (Oral and Written) Pre-requisite:PTU3701 or PTU301T
PTU3704 - Modern Brazilian Literature and Society Pre-requisite:PTU2601 & PTU2602 or PTU201Q & PTU202R
PTU3705 - Lusophone African Literature Pre-requisite:PTU2601 & PTU2602 or PTU201Q & PTU202R