Course Overview For African Languages

SESOTHO modules are offered in various undergraduate qualifications of Bachelor of Arts (Extended and Mainstream) at Bloemfontein and Qwaqwa campus. ISIZULU modules are also offered in various undergraduate qualifications of the Bachelor of Arts (Extended and Mainstream) at Qwaqwa campus only, except professional modules which are also offered at Bloemfontein.

The following African languages modules (Sesotho and isiZulu) are offered by the Department:

SSML 1514: Sesotho Language structure and usage
First Semester (NQF Level 5) – 16 Credits

Knowledge of the sound system and the word structure as essential components of meaningful language study within Sesotho cultural contexts. The advanced understanding of different types and functions of syntactical constructions.


SSMT 1524: Sesotho Oral Literature
First Semester (NQF Level 5) – 16 Credits

Gives an understanding of Sesotho oral tradition as an art form informing modern Sesotho literature and as an expression of the African worldview, values and ideology of its producers.


SSML 2614: Sociolinguistics in Sesotho
First Semester (NQF Level 6) - 16

The study of the inter-relationship between the Sesotho language and society, where the understanding non-linguistic factors such as the social nature of the Sesotho language impact on interpersonal and societal communication.


SSMT 2624: Sesotho Poetry and Drama
First Semester (NQF Level 6) – 16 Credits

Study of the emergence, development, artistic features and literary theoretical approaches of poetry and drama in Sesotho.


SSML 3718: Historical Development of Sesotho Linguistics
First Semester (NQF Level 7) - 32 Credits

Knowledge of the development of Sesotho as a written language from the first orthographic representation in 1837, based on theories, principles and practices which critically analyse linguistic trends and historical periods of Sesotho Language, and the impact of language policies or the absence thereof.


SSMT 3728: Historical Development of Sesotho Literature
Second Semester (NQF Level 7) - 32 Credits

Gives an understanding and critical analysis of the historical development of Sesotho literature, from oral stage, through the missionary period until the present stage, providing the students with the ability to categorize Sesotho literature in terms of literary trends as well as historical periods.

ZULL 1514: IsiZulu Language structure and usage
First Semester (NQF Level 5) – 16 Credits

Knowledge of the sound system and the word structure as essential components of meaningful language study within isiZulu cultural contexts. The advanced understanding of different types and functions of syntactical constructions.


ZULT 1524: IsiZulu Oral Literature
First Semester (NQF Level 5) – 16 Credits

Gives an understanding of Sesotho oral tradition as an art form informing modern isiZulu literature and as an expression of the African worldview, values and ideology of its producers.


ZULL 2614: Sociolinguistics in IsiZulu
First Semester (NQF Level 6) - 16

The study of the inter-relationship between the isiZulu language and society, where the understanding non-linguistic factors such as the social nature of the isiZulu language impact on interpersonal and societal communication.


ZULT 2624: IsiZulu Poetry and Drama
First Semester (NQF Level 6) – 16 Credits

Study of the emergence, development, artistic features and literary theoretical approaches of poetry and drama in Sesotho.


ZULL 3718: Historical Development of IsiZulu Linguistics
First Semester (NQF Level 7) - 32 Credits

Knowledge of the development of isiZulu as a written language from the first orthographic representation in 1837, based on theories, principles and practices which critically analyse linguistic trends and historical periods of isiZulu Language, and the impact of language policies or the absence thereof.


ZULT 3728: Historical Development of IsiZulu Literature
Second Semester (NQF Level 7) - 32 Credits

Gives an understanding and critical analysis of the historical development of isiZulu literature, from oral stage, through the missionary period until the present stage, providing the students with the ability to categorize isiZulu literature in terms of literary trends as well as historical periods.

SSOL 1514 Introduction to Sesotho basic communication and culture
First Semester (NQF Level 5) - 16 credits

Elements of basic communication in Sesotho with special emphasis on oral communication and contextualization of Sesotho multilingual scenario in South Africa.


SSOL 1524 Sesotho basic communication and culture
Second Semester (NQF Level 5) -16 credits

Basic communication in Sesotho and Sesotho culture as conveyed through everyday practical conversational situations.


SSOL 2614 Advance Communication and Introduction to Reading Skills
First Semester (NQF Level 6) - 16 credits

Advanced communication skills for construction of meaningful Sesotho sentences and introduction to reading and writing skills.


SSOL 2624 Creative and Transactional writing in Sesotho
Second Semester (NQF Level 6) - 16 credits

Skills for writing creative and transactional texts in Sesotho.


SSOL 3714 Complex Communication in Sesotho
First Semester (NQF Level 7) - 16 credits

Complex Communication skills in the multicultural linguistic landscapes where Sesotho features prominently.


SSOL 3724 Introduction to Sesotho oral literature & modern prose fiction
Second Semester (NQF Level 7) - 16 credits

Introduction to the basic concepts and context of oral literature as well as modern prose fiction.

ETC 112 / 122 Sesotho Language Proficiency 16 credits

The ability to use communication skills in real life situations.


VSS 124/ 144 Sesotho Didactics 16 credits

Methodology of teaching and learning Sesotho language and literature in Further Education and Training (FET).


SSCL 3502 Sesotho Conversational Language 8 credits

Elements of basic communication in Sesotho with special emphasis on oral communication and contextualization of Sesotho multilingual scenario in South Africa.


SSCL 4502 Sesotho Conversational Language 8 credits

Basic communication in Sesotho and Sesotho culture as conveyed through everyday practical conversational situations.


SHTV 3605 / SATV 3605 Sesotho Home Language / additional Language 16 credits

Understanding different approaches to language and literature teaching and learning.


SHTV 4705 / SATV 4705 Sesotho Home Language / Additional Language 16 credits

Understanding different approaches to language and literature teaching and learning.

EZL 112 / 122 IsiZulu Language Proficiency 16 credits

The ability to use communication skills in real life situations.


VSS 124/ 144 IsiZulu Didactics 16 credits

Methodology of teaching and learning Sesotho language and literature in Further Education and Training (FET).


ZULC 3502 IsiZulu Conversational Language 8 credits

Elements of basic communication in Sesotho with special emphasis on oral communication and contextualization of Sesotho multilingual scenario in South Africa.


ZULC 4502 IsiZulu Conversational Language 8 credits

Basic communication in Sesotho and Sesotho culture as conveyed through everyday practical conversational situations.


ZHTV 3605 / SATV 3605 IsiZulu Home Language / additional Language 16 credits

Understanding different approaches to language and literature teaching and learning.


ZHTV 4705 / SATV 4705 IsiZulu Home Language / Additional Language 16 credits

Understanding different approaches to language and literature teaching and learning

BSCC1522S: Basic Sesotho Communication Course

This short learning programme is intended to equip the non-Sesotho speaker with basic communication skills in Sesotho. These skills will enable the learner to acquire the communication skills to speak to a Sesotho speaker on an elementary level.


ISCC1522S: Intermediate Sesotho Communication Course

This course is intended to equip the non-Sesotho speaker with intermediate communication skills in Sesotho. These skills will enable the learner to acquire the communication skills to speak to a Sesotho speaker on an elementary level.

For more information please contact our departmental office:

Mrs Hannetjie Du Toit
Faculty of Humanities
Department of African Languages
T: +27 51 401 2256
Fax: +27 51 401 3223
E: dutoitjc@ufs.ac.za

Academic Head of Department
Dr Elias Nyefolo Malete
Office: Room 301 Flippie Groenewoud Building, Block B
T: +27 51 401 2178
E: maleteen@ufs.ac.za


FACULTY CONTACT

T: +27 51 401 2240 or humanities@ufs.ac.za

Postgraduate:
Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Undergraduate:
Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

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