School of Languages and Communication Studies

 School of Languages and Communication Studies

  The School of Languages and Communication Studies (Langcom) is one of the three Schools in the Faculty of Humanities. The other two Schools are the Schools of Education and Social Sciences. Langcom was established in order to offer programmes in the language and communication fields. Its key performance areas lie in the core business areas of teaching, research and community engagement, supported by the enabling divisions which include finance, human resources, information and communi-cation technology, academic administration, student affairs, institutional planning and quality assurance. Langcom endeavours to fulfil the educational, economic and social needs of the Province (Limpopo) and the country (South Africa) while at the same time endeavouring to meet international demands as far as the communicative and linguistic environment is concerned.

   Currently, Langcom consists of three Departments, namely, the Departments of Languages; Communication, Media and Information Studies; as well as Translation Studies and Linguistics. These Departments are located in New-K Building (on the first, second, sixth and seventh floors) while the Office of the Director of the School is on the seventh floor of the same building on the Turfloop Campus.

School of Languages and Communication Studies

At the School of Languages and Communication Studies we train thinkers, doers and creative people. Our educational programmes provide for a diversity of work related situations and our tutorials and field trips give you practical insight into the different fields of study. Our graduate students are life-long learners and able people who can cope in various positions in the job market; they also turn out to be the leaders in their communities.

  Our hope is that the information contained herein will help you to make informed decisions concerning our programmes in the School of Languages and Communication Studies. The information is intended to answer frequently asked questions such as:

  • Why should I take a degree or courses in the School of Languages and Communication Studies?
  • What are my career possibilities if I major in a degree in the School of Languages and Communication Studies?
  • What are the admission requirements for the degree/subjects in the School of Languages and Communication Studies?

Join us at the School of Languages and Communication Studies!  We will welcome you with open arms!

Prof RN Madadzhe
(Director: School of Languages and Communication Studies)

 School of Languages and Communication Studies Programmes

LANGCOM Programmes and qualifications offered

Bachelor of Arts – BAAG01 [BA (Languages)]
BAAF01 [BA (Translation Studies & Linguistics)]
BAAE01 [BA (Performing Arts)]
Bachelor of Arts – BAE01 [BACEMS (Contemporary English
Language] Studies and Multilingual Studies)]
Bachelor of Arts – BCS01 [BACOMM (Communication Studies)]
Bachelor of Arts – BMEA01 [BAMDST (Media Studies)] and
BMEB01 [BA Media Studies Extended Curriculum]
Bachelor of Information Studies – BIS01 [BINF]
Postgradate Diploma in Information
Studies PIN01 [HDINF]
BA Honours – HBAA01 (English)
HBAB01 (Tshivenda)
HBAC01 (Xitsonga)
HBAD01 (Northern Sotho)
HBAE01 (Language Studies)
HBAF01 (Media Studies)
HBAG01 (Translation and Linguistics)
HBAH01 (Communication Studies)
B Information Studies HIS01 (Information Studies)
MA – MAE01 (English Studies)
MAL01 (African Languages) – Coursework
MAT01 (Translation Studies and Linguistics)
MIS01 (Information Studies)
MAENST (English Studies) Coursework
MATRLI (Translation Studies and Linguistics) –
Coursework
M Inf – MINF (Information Studies)
MA – MAMDST (Media Studies)
MA – MA (Languages by research)
PhD – Doctorates

LIST OF MODULES OFFERED BY OUR SCHOOL:
CODE MODULE

ACTING

HACT011 Introduction to Acting
HACT012 Introduction to Acting
HACA021 Intermediate Acting
HACA022 Intermediate Acting
HACA031 Advanced Acting
HACA032 Advanced Acting

AFRICAN LANGUAGES POST-GRADUATE (MASTER’S IN AFRICAN LANGUAGES)

HAFB190 Morphology
HAFC190 Semantics
HAFD190 Modern Prose
HAFE190 Poetry
HAFF190 Sociolinguistics
HAFA090 Mini-dissertation
HAFG190 Translation

CONTEMPORARY ENGLISH

HCEL011 English in Context
HCEL012 A discoursal approach to English sentence analysis
HCEA021 Critical language awareness: the global spread of English
HCEA022 Language and literacy learning in a multilingual context
HCEA031 Bilingual and Multilingual Education
HCEA032 Language and Cognition

COMMUNICATION STUDIES

HCOM011 Communication Skills
HCOM012 Contexts of Communication
HCOA021 Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication
HCOB021 Intercultural Communication
HCOA022 Organisational Communication
HCOB022 Persuasive Communication
HCOA031 Integrated Marketing Communication
HCOB031 Health Communication
HCOA032 Corporate Communication
HCOB032 Events Management
HCOCO31 Government Communication
HCOA032 Theory Communication Research
HCOB080 Communication Theory
HCOA080 Communication Research
HCOD080 Advertising Management
HCOE080 Digital Communication
HCOF080 Government and State Communication
HCOG080 Intercultural Communication
HCOG080 Strategic Organizational and Corporate Communication

ENGLISH STUDIES

HENB011 English Language Skills for the Professions
HENB012 English Academic Writing Skills for the Professions
HENA011 Introduction to English Language and African Literature in English
HENA012 Introduction to Western Literature and more about the English
Language
HENA021 Introduction to Criticism of Literature I and Language
HENA022 Introduction to Criticism of Literature II and Language
HENA031 English Grammar and Literature
HENA032 Stylistics and Modern Western Literature
HENB080 Poetics, Modern Literary Theory and Criticism
HENC080 African Literature in English
HEND080 The twentieth century: 1900 to the present
HENE080 South African Literature
HENG080 English Second Language in Education
HENH080 English in Society
HENF080 Second Language Acquisition
HENI080 English in Communication
HENJ080 Outline of English Grammar
HENA080 Research Methods in English studies
HEEA190 Critical Theory
HEEB190 The Literary Voice of Africa
HEEC190 South African Literary Expression
HEED190 Gender Studies: Women and Literature
HEEE190 Topics in Western Literature
ENGL821 Research Methods in English and Applied Linguistics
ENGL826 English in Africa
ENGL827 English Second Language Acquisition
ENGL828 Issues in Language Education
ENGL830 Special Topics in English Language Studies
HEEA090 Mini-dissertation

INFORMATION STUDIES

HINF011 Introduction to Information Technologies
HINF012 Management of Libraries and Information Centres
HINA021 Information Society: Issues and Trends
HINB021 Information Users and Use
HINA022 Information and Knowledge Management
HINB022 Organisation of Information Sources
HINB031 Management and Administration of LIS
HINA031Organisation of Knowledge
HINA031 Advanced Organisation of Knowledge
HINB032 Introduction to LIS Research
HINA041 Information Systems and Networks
HINB041 Records and Document Management
HINC042 Practicum
HINR042 Research Project (LIS)
HINSA01 User Services and Marketing in LIS
HINSA02 Libraries and Collection Management
HINSB01 Information Management and Databases
HINSB02 Indexing and Abstracting Services
HINSC01 Cataloguing and Classification
HINSC02I Information Systems Management and Automation
HINSD01 Management and Administration of LIS
HINSD02 Research in LIS
HINSE01 Information Society and Development
HINSE02 LIS Fieldwork
HINSD02 LIS Research Project
HINB080 Theories of Libraries and Information Studies
HINC080 Fundamentals of LIS Management
HINA080 Research
HIND080 Philosophical Issues in LIS
HINE080 Information Systems

MEDIA STUDIES

HMDS011 Introduction to Media and Society, Print Media and Mass Media Theory
HMDS012 Introduction to Media Ethics, Radio Broadcasting and Writing for the
Media
HMDA021 Media Law and Ethics, Mass Media Theories
HMDB021 Language in the Media and Gender Studies
HMDA022 Community Media Studies, New Media
HMDB022 Introduction to Broadcast News
HMDA031 Corporate Journalism, Advertising
HMDB031 Film and Television Studies + Practicum
HMDC031 Global Media
HMDD032 Investigative Journalism
HMDB032 Print Journalism
HMDA032 Radio Production And Practicum
HMDB080 Media Theories and Law
HMDC080 New Media and Society
HMDD080 Print Journalism and Practicum
HMDE080 Broadcasting Studies and Practicum
HMDA080 Research in Media Studies

MULTILINGUAL STUDIES

HMUS011 Introduction to Multilingualism (Matseno a Malemeleme)
HMUS012 Spoken Communication in a Multilingual Society (Kgokagano ka
go bolela setšhabeng)
HMUA021 A Multilingual Approach to Text and Genre (Mokgwa wa Malemeleme go
Text le Genre)
HMUA022 Bokgoni bja go bala le go ngwala mešomong ka tsela ya bolementši
(work place literacies: a multilingual approach)
HMUA031 Ditirelo tša Bolementši ka Afrika Borwa (Multilingual Services in South
Africa)
HMUA032 Go nyakišiša bomalementši (Researching multilingualism)

NORTHERN SOTHO

HNSO011 Introduction to Northern Sotho Linguistics
HNSO012 Introduction to Northern Sotho Literature and Culture
HNSA021 Northern Sotho Linguistics
HNSA022 Northern Sotho Literature and Culture
HNSA031 Advanced Northern Sotho Linguistics
HNSA032 Advanced Northern Literature and Culture
HNSB080 Northern Sotho Phonology
HNSC080 Northern Sotho Language and Linguistics
HNSD080 Northern Sotho Modern Literature
HNSE080 Northern Sotho Oral Literature
HNSA080 Research

TRANSLATION STUDIES

HTRL101 The Nature and Structure of Language
HTRL102 Knowledge of Language and Translation
HTRA021 Lexicography and Language Structure
HTRA022 Language Typology, Variation and Translation
HTRA031 Generative Grammar and Psycholinguistics
HTRA32 Sociolinguistics and Language Translation
HTRB080 Psycholinguistics
HTRC080 Lexicography
HTRD080 Translation Theory
HTRF080 Translation Practice
HTRE080 Interpreting Theory
HTRA080 Interpreting Practice
HTRA080 Research Methodology
HTRA191 General Syntax
HTRB191 Advanced Psycholinguistics
HTRC191 Language Policy and Planning
HTRD191 Semantics and Pragmatics
HTRE191 Advanced translation
HTRF191 Advanced Interpreting
HTRA012 Mini-dissertation

XITSONGA

HTSON011 Introduction to Xitsonga Linguistics
HTSON012 Introduction to Xitsonga Literature and culture
HTSA021 Xitsonga Linguistics
HTSA022 Xitsonga Literature and Culture
HTSA031 Advanced Xitsonga Linguistics
HTSA033 Advanced Xitsonga Literature and Culture
HTSB080 Language
HTSC080 Sociolinguistics
HTSD080 Traditional Literature
HTSE080 Modern Literature
HTSA080 Research

TSHIVENDA

HVEN011 Introduction to Tshivenda Linguistics
HVEN012 Introduction to Tshivenda Literature and culture
HVEA021 Tshivenda Linguistics
HVEA022 Tshivenda Literature and Culture
HVEA031 Advanced Tshivenda Linguistics
HVEA032 Advanced Tshivenda Literature and Culture
HVEB080 Tshivenda Linguistics
HVEC080 Tshivenda Oral Literature
HVED080 Semantics
HVEE080 Tshivenda Modern Literature
HVEA080 Research Paper

WRITING FOR PERFORMANCE

HWRI011 Introduction to Writing for Performance
HWRI012 Introduction to Writing for Performance
HWRA021 Writing for Performance
HWRA022 Writing for Performance
HWRA031 Advanced Writing for Performance
HWRA032 Advanced Writing for Performance

 School of Languages and Communication Studies Requirements

LANGCOM Learner admission requirements

5.1 (c) Faculty of Humanities

+27 (0) 15 268 2975 / 2853

Languages and Communication Studies

Possible Career Opportunities

Years of Study

Required Subjects

* Two (2) languages with a total APS score of 4 (50-59%) and 5 (60-69% in either, one must be English and the other any language. The minimum total score required is 9.

Four (4) recognised subjects (excluding Life Orientation) that contribute to the calculation of a minimum APS score of 16 for admission to bachelor’s programmes

APS

* The languages referred to above are recognised home languages or first additional languages in the basic education syllabi. Foreign students should at least have English as a home or first additional language and may be requested to have passed the standardised Teaching of English to Foreign Learners (TOEFL) competency test.

Bachelor of Arts (Languages Stream)
Degree Code:  BAAG01

Language Practitioner

3

English and one of the following:
Northern Sotho, Tshivenda, Xitsonga
A score of 4 (50-59%) and 5 (60-69) in either of the languages, the total minimum required is 9.

Four (4) recognised subjects (excluding Life Orientation) that contribute to the calculation of a minimum APS score of 16 for admission to bachelor’s programmes.

25

Bachelor of Information Studies
Degree Code:  BIS01

Indexer, Abstracter, Information Consultant,  Information Analyst, Information Specialist, Librarian,
Teacher

4

English and any language.
A score of 4 (50-59%) and 5 (60%-69%) in either of the languages, the total minimum required is 9.

Four (4) recognised subjects (excluding Life Orientation) that contribute to the calculation of a minimum APS score of 16 for admission to bachelor’s programmes

                         25

Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary English and Multilingual Studies
Degree Code:  BAE 01

Bilingual Expert
Translator and Interpreter

3

English and Northern Sotho, as Northern Sotho  is followed up to second year level.
A score of 4 (50-59%) and 5 (60-69%) in either of the languages, the total minimum required is 9.

Four (4)  recognised subjects (excluding Life Orientation) that contribute to the calculation of a minimum APS score of 16 for admission to bachelor’s programmes

25

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
Degree Code:  BCS01

Public Relations Officer
Communications Practitioner Marketing Manager
Sales Promoter

3

English and any language.
A score of 4 (50-59%) and 5 in either of the languages, the total minimum required is 9.

Four (4)  recognised subjects (excluding Life Orientation) that contribute to the calculation of a minimum APS score of 16 for admission to bachelor’s programmes

25

Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies
Degree Code:  BMEA01

Radio Broadcasting
Newspaper and Magazine Editor
Journalist
Radio and Film Producer
Marketing Manager
Radio and TV Announcer
Information Technologist
Media Economist

3

English and any language.
A score of 4 (50-59%) and 5 (60-69%) in either of the languages, the total minimum required is 9.

Four (4) recognised subjects (excluding Life Orientation) that contribute to the calculation of a minimum APS score of 16 for admission to bachelor’s programmes

25

Bachelor of Arts ( Translation and Linguistics Stream)
Degree Code:  BAAF01

Language Practitioner
Interpreter
Translator

3

lish and one of the following:
Northern Sotho, Tshivenda,
Xitsonga
A score of 4 (50-59%) and 5 in either of the languages, the total minimum required is 9.

Four (4)  recognised subjects (excluding Life Orientation) that contribute to the calculation of a minimum APS score of 16 for admission to bachelor’s programmes

25

Bachelor of Arts  (Performing Arts Stream)
Degree Code:  BAAE 01

Performing Artist
Dramatist
Script Writer

3

English and one of the following:
Northern Sotho, Tshivenda, Xitsonga
A score of 4 (50-59%) and 5 (60-69%) in either of the languages, the total minimum required is 9.

Four (4)  recognised subjects (excluding Life Orientation) that contribute to the calculation of a minimum APS score of 16 for admission to bachelor’s programmes

25

Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies Extended Curriculum Programme
Degree Code:  BMEB01

Radio Broadcasting
Newspaper and Magazine Editor
Journalist
Radio and Film Producer
Marketing Manager
Radio and TV Announcer
Information   Technologist
Media Economist

4

English and any language.
A score of 4 (50-59%) in both languages, the total minimum required is 8.

Four (4)  recognised subjects (excluding Life Orientation) that contribute to the calculation of a minimum APS score of 15 for admission to bachelor’s programmes

 School of Languages and Communication Studies contact

Admission and general enquiries
 
Ms Maite Moreroa
Principal Administration Officer
Telephone +27 (0)15 268 2853
Email address: maite.moreroa@ul.ac.za
Facsimile +27 (0)15 268 2868

Postal address

University of Limpopo
School of Languages and Communication Studies
Private Bag X1106
Sovenga
0727
South Africa

Physical address

School of Languages and Communication Studies
New K Building, Floor 7
University of Limpopo (Turfloop Campus)
Sovenga, 0727

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