Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Management

Qualification code: 98055
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 15840
APS/AS: 20
Some of the pre-requisites and/or co-requisites on PUB2606 & PUB3701 outlined in this qualification may not apply as they do not form part of the curriculum.
Purpose statement:
The purposes of this qualification: 1) 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; 2) 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; 3) 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; 4) To prepare learners for post learner study; 5) 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; 6) To produce learners who are able to think laterally, critically and creatively; 7) To produce learners who are prepared for life-long learning; 8) 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 (new applicants & Unisa students who applied for admission to a new qualification) may only register if they have received an offer of placement from Unisa and have accepted the offer online. 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 2024 academic year once the registration period opens.

Please note: Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply online for the alternative qualification during the prescribed application period.

How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate.

  • Co-requisite: Module A is a co-requisite for Module B. You want to register for Module B, but have not yet passed Module A. You must then register for both Modules A and B simultaneously. You may NOT cancel your registration for Module A unless Module B is also cancelled.
  • Pre-requisite: If Module A is a pre-requisite for Module B, you must pass Module A before you may register for Module B.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per academic year and / or semester: 60 credits per semester or 120 credits per academic year.

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

While you are deciding on the modules for which you will be registering, write down the module names and codes so that you have something to refer to when completing your registration.

Please click on the modules below to see further information (eg semester/year module, NQF level)

First level

Module (Please click on the module to see further information) Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
CMH1503 - Health and the Environment
COM1501 - Fundamentals of Communication
GGH1501 - Discover the world: Introduction to Geography
GGH1502 - World Issues: A Geographical Perspective
GGH1503 - Our Living Earth
STA1510 - Basic Statistics
Group B. Choose only ONE of the groups listed (B, C, D, E or F) and complete both modules in this group
AGE1501 - Introduction to Archaeology
APY1501 - Anthropology in a Diverse World
Group C. Choose only ONE of the groups listed (B, C, D, E or F) and complete both modules in this group
DVA1501 - Introduction to Development Studies
INS1502 - Developing Information Skills for Lifelong Learning
Group D. Choose only ONE of the groups listed (B, C, D, E or F) and complete both modules in this group
SOC1501 - Community, Society and Inequality in a Globalised World: Introduction to Sociology
SOC1502 - Understanding South Africa: Families, Education, Identities and Inequality
Group E. Choose only ONE of the groups listed (B, C, D, E or F) and complete both modules in this group
ECS1501 - Economics IA
MNB1501 - Business Management IA
Group F. Choose only ONE of the groups listed (B, C, D, E or F) and complete both modules in this group
PYC1501 - Basic Psychology
PYC1502 - Psychology in Society

Second level

Students who have completed GGH2603 are not required to register for GGH2607.
GGH2603 is not available from 2024 onwards on this qualification.

Third level

Students who have completed GGH2603 must register for GGH3703.
GGH3703 is in the process of being phased out, until 2025.
GGH3703 will be available for the last time in 2025 only to students who are repeating the module.
Students who have completed GGH2607 must register for GGH3710.