UNISA Zoology Course Module

UNISA Zoology Course Module

Major Combinations
NQF Level: 5: ZOL1501, ZOL1502, ZOL1603, CHE1501, CHE1502, CHE1503, STA1510, EUP1501
NQF Level: 6: ZOL2601, ZOL2602, ZOL2603, ZOL2604
NQF Level: 7: ZOL3701, ZOL3702, ZOL3703, ZOL3704

Ethology and Project – ZOL3701
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: Any two of the following modules: ZOL2601, ZOL2602, ZOL2603
Purpose: Enables students to demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental principles of animal ethology (including the cause, ontogeny, adaptive value and evolution of behavioural patterns) as well as the application of ethology in environmental management.
Ecology – ZOL3702
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: Any two of the following modules: ZOL2601, ZOL2602, ZOL2603
Purpose: To acquire insight into knowledge of, and skills in the interaction between the biotic and abiotic environments as well as the population dynamics and community ecology of ecosystems from an applied perspective.
Applied Zoology – ZOL3703
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To identify and classify selected parasite species, and to obtain a basic knowledge of parasite-host interactions, epidemiologies and control measures.
Zoology III (Practical) – ZOL3704
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ZOL2604 Co-requisite: Any two of the following: ZOL3701, ZOL3702, ZOL3703
Purpose: This module forms part of the BSc degree in in Life Sciences with Genetics and Zoology (Or botany, Microbiology, physiology or biochemistry) qualification streams. On completion of this module Learners have to demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental principles of animal ethology and application thereof in environmental management. Leaners must demonstrate insight into the interactions between abiotic and biotic environments as well as population dynamics and community ecology of ecosystems, and be able to apply statistical methods. Practical skills must be demonstrated in the applied aspects of parasitology.
Entomology: Insects and Arachnids – LSH4803
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the Bachelor of Science Honours with Zoology stream. Students who complete this module can examine and describe the impact role of insects and arachnids as causative agents of diseases and vectors of disease causing agents in Africa. In addition the student will Formatted be able to evaluate and critically review the insect and tick control measures that are being practiced in various regions of Africa. These students will add to the skills base of the graduates who will find employment either in the government service or in the private sector.
Advanced Animal Parasitology – LSH4804
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module forms part of the Bachelor of Science Honours with Zoology stream. Students who complete this module will be able to examine and assess the impact of the most common parasites that occur in African communities and to critically review their control measures. These students will add to the skills base of the graduates who will find employment either in the government service or in the private sector.
Animal Diversity I – ZOL1501
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To gain insight into the diversity, phylogeny, morphology and adaptations of higher invertebrate animals.
Animal Diversity II – ZOL1502
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To gain insight into the diversity, phylogeny, morphology and adaptations of higher invertebrate and chordate animals.
Zoology I (Practical) – ZOL1603
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Co-requisite: ZOL1501 (or XOL1501) or ZOL1502 (or XOL1502)
Purpose: This module is intended for students pursuing a career in the field of animal conservation, veterinary, marine science, ecology, genetics, and animal behaviour, including practitioners in the field of zoology. The purpose of this module is to enable students to demonstrate practical skills in the use of research and dissection microscopes and basic dissection skills, and be able to recognise diagnostic characteristics on which classification systems are based. Insight into the structural and functional diversity of invertebrate and vertebrate animals must also be demonstrated. They will personally be able to follow a laboratory protocol and analyse the data that is obtained from such a protocol. Students will also be able to describe basic laboratory techniques used in genetic experiments.
Comparative Animal Physiology – ZOL2601
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: ZOL1501 (or XOL1501) or ZOL1502 (or XOL1502)
Purpose: To enable students to understand on a comparative basis, with the aid of theoretical knowledge and experimental examples, how animals are physiologically adapted to their environments.
Cytogenetics and Embryology – ZOL2602
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: ZOL1501 (or XOL1501) or ZOL1502 (or XOL1502)
Purpose: To obtain a basic knowledge on the transfer and the expression of genetic material inside an animal cell, the transfer to offspring, as well as the early embryonic development of Branchiostoma, Amphibia, Aves and Mammalia.
Theory of Evolution – ZOL2603
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: ZOL1501 (or XOL1501) or ZOL1502 (or XOL1502)
Purpose: To enable the student to gain knowledge and competencies concerning the theory of evolution as the basis for biology, and to gain understanding of the history of the theory and its basic concepts and mechanisms.
Zoology II (Practical) – ZOL2604
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ZOL1603 & (CHE1501(XHE1501) or CHE1502(XHE1502)) Co-requisite: Any two of the following: ZOL2601, ZOL2602 & ZOL2603
Purpose: This module forms part of the BSc degree in in Life Sciences with Genetics and Zoology (Or botany, Microbiology, physiology or biochemistry) qualification streams. On completion of this module Learners have to demonstrate the ability to study certain physiological processes and adaptations in animals experimentally, as well as an understanding of the main stages in the early embryogenesis of chordates, and the most important sensory organs of animals pertaining to ethological phenomena.

UNISA Youth Development Course Module

UNISA Youth Development Course Module

Sustainable Development and Environmental Issues – DYD215X
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: Shows how the youth in development worker can stimulate awareness of environmental issues among young people and help them make an active contribution to sustainable development.

UNISA World languages and literatures Course Module

UNISA World languages and literatures Course Module

NQF Level: 6: WLL2601, WLL2602.
NQF Level: 7: WLL3701, WLL3702, WLL3703, WLL3704, WLL3705.
World Language and Literatures is not offered as a major at undergraduate level. The WLL major is in the process of being phased-out. The first level has been discontinued and the third level (WLL 3701, WLL3702, WLL3703, WLL3704 and WLL3705) will be phasing – out in 2018. However, WLL2601 and WLL2602 modules will continue to be presented.
For Honours please see Modern European Languages and Literatures.

Cultural Diversity in Literary Contexts – WLL2601
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will be useful to students who want to develop competencies in interacting with different world views on a selection of thematic issues. These competencies include the ability to engage with different cultural views from across the world as expressed through the medium of literature. The ability to discern the origin and nature of, for example, cultural stereotyping aims to develop individual tolerance and respect for cultural differences. A critical awareness of diversity in cultural constructs when related to the learner’s immediate environment will enable the learner to develop further independently. All study material will be in English, but students will also be given access to primary texts in the original language if they wish to further their language skills.
Film, Literature and Society – WLL2602
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will be of interest to students who wish to develop their competency in understanding the relationship between textual production and the making of films (i.e. the possibilities and limitations of different genres, problems in transpositions between literature and film in the context of mass media, different audience involvements, as well as the basic elements of reception theory). The acquisition of a critical terminology will aid the student in the art of writing within a multimedia environment. Students will also be encouraged to reflect critically on their own writing practice. The selection of texts and films will be from around the world, from Portuguese-, Spanish-, Italian-, German- and Russian-speaking countries, of which students will be expected to study one combination of text and film in depth. All study material will be in English, but students will also be given access to primary texts in the original language if they wish to further their language skills.
Alternative Worlds in Fiction – WLL3702
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module follows on the NQF Level 6 module Cultural Diversity, and deals with literature illustrating where diversity and individuality are targeted as harmful to the wellbeing of a collective. Students who complete this module will be able to understand and critically review the nature of Utopia/Dystopia as a literary genre, and identify various strategies which authors use in creating the utopian/dystopian universe in their work.
War and Literature – WLL3703
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: In this module students will engage in an interdisciplinary study of the relationship between culture, militarisation, propaganda, resistance, trauma and memory. In the process students will focus on examples of text, photography and film from a variety of genres such as the short story, the historical novel, testimony, journalism, propaganda. Qualifying students will be able to understand and critically review these texts and images and identify various strategies which authors and artists use in creating spaces for contestations around war and visions for peace.
Reading Africa – WLL3701
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Other languages Module presented online
Purpose: To expose students to multi-faceted experiences of life in Africa and African life abroad in a range of short stories, which have been translated into English from a variety of languages. Themes to be examined include isolation and exclusion; the effects of war and conflict; conflation of the old and the new; cultural clashes in new living environments.
The World of Pulp Literature – WLL3704
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to enable students to analyze literary texts that identify, evaluate and engage with the fragmented, post modernist writing of the Pulp Fiction genre. Learners analyse texts which focus on the various constructs of postmodern disjunctive societies, engage in critical reading of a different world view as expressed in literary texts as well as engage with the theoretical underpinning of the genre of the short story, specialized language and modes of expression within the literary works to be analysed and develop an understanding of the global environment through their intellectual interaction with a certain range of prescribed literary texts.
The World of Adventure in Literature – WLL3705
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to assimilate the socio-historical context of selected adventure literature from different parts of the world; analyse and differentiate between various types of texts arising from a common genre and consider whether these texts are representative or subversive of the norm; write critical evaluations of the constructions of manliness (in its various forms) and illustrate how these are promoted or marginalised in the texts; assess the current tenets of masculinity studies in Africa and the world and relate these to various contexts; and demonstrate an understanding of the aventure formula and its relation to formulaic adventure writing, as well as the role the given texts played in the emergence of science fiction.

UNISA Visual Arts Course Module

UNISA Visual Arts Course Module

Students interested in Multimedia must refer to the list of modules listed under Multimedia Studies.
General information: These study units may only be taken for the BVA and BA degree (Culture and Arts) with specialisation in Multimedia Studies. Visual Arts 2 can also be taken for the BEd degree with specialisation in Art. This subject was previously known as Fine Arts. Students are strongly advised to follow the advice given in the various modules. Credit for a degree is granted for modules: (i) either VAR2601- 2602 or VAR201- 204, (ii) either VAR3701 – 3702 or VAR301 – 304, (iii) either VAR4801 – 4802 or VAR401 -404.
The study unit PMP3701 may only be taken by students registered for the BA (Culture and Arts) degree with specialisation in Multimedia Studies. Professional Multimedia Practice must be registered for in conjunction with VAR3701.
Students requesting credits from other institutions must contact the department and submit a portfolio, and if successful, they will receive a permission document. Prospective students must obtain prior permission from the Department of Art History, Visual Arts and Musicology before registering for this module. They are to contact the department and submit a portfolio of artworks. Students registered for the BVA degree or the BA (Culture and Arts) degree with specialization in Multimedia Studies, are all expected to attend the two workshops presented. The following modules are not part of the Multimedia Studies and may only be taken for the BVA degree: VAR3702, (VAR312H), VAR4801, (VAR411K), VAR4802, (VAR412L).
Regarding PMP3701 students requesting Credits from other institutions must contact the department and submit a portfolio. On success they will receive a permission document.
Registration for all practical modules closes on the same day as the semester registration closing date and not the closing date for year modules. Students must attend a minimum of one day of both practical workshops.

Visual Literacy – ARH1501
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To acquire sufficient art history and theoretical skills in order to engage meaningfully with contemporary art.
Form and Motion – FRM1501
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: To provide students with basic skills training in three-dimensional design and motion studies. The module aims at developing creative thinking through the guidance of projects and incorporates traditional art making skills with a focus on video and three-dimensional digital image design. This module should preferably be taken simultaneously with or after the completion of TDM1501.
Drawing 1 – GAR1501
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: To introduce the student to the discipline of drawing and to provide students with basic skills training in drawing. The module aims at developing creative thinking through the guidance of projects and incorporates both methodologies inherent to art practice and the principles and techniques of drawing.
Graphic Processes – GAR2601
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: GAR1501 or GAR1116 or GAR1014 & GAR1025 (Only applicable to 02224 ) TDM1501 or TDM101L (Only applicable to 02305)
Purpose: To advance upon the methodologies and techniques introduced at NQF Level 5 of visual arts studies and to enable students to investigate various themes within contemporary culture with a range of graphic media. By focussing on formal and conceptual aspects an independent research methodology will be developed. Although students are introduced to the module through the discipline of drawing, expanding the visual research base to include alternative forms of graphic expression is encouraged. Students will explore ways of engaging with metaphor in art and are advised to develop a critical attitude to utilising media and creative conventions. Multimedia students will learn to produce a short animation (two or three dimensional) and expand upon the new media production concepts and techniques explored in VAR211D.
Visual Arts 1 – VAR2601
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: GAR1501, TWF1501& THF1501 (Only applicable to 02224) Co-requisites: VAR2602 TDM1501& FRM1501 (Only applicable to 02305)
Purpose: To enable students to formally and conceptually explore the visual and metaphorical potential of the notion of mass culture. The learning takes place through the exploration of various formal manifestations such as drawing, painting, sculpture, traditional and non-traditional rendering, digital prints and photographic images. Multimedia students will learn to produce a short animation (two or three dimensional). Multimedia students will expand upon the new media production concepts and techniques explored in VAR211E.
Visual Arts 2 – VAR2602
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: GAR1501 & TWF1501& THF1501 (Only applicable to 02224) Co-requisites: VAR2601 TDM1501& FRM1501 (Only applicable to 02305) Co-requisite: VAR2601
Purpose: To enable students to formally and conceptually explore the visual and metaphorical potential of the notion of mass culture. Expressive figurative manifestations of re-interpretation, deconstruction and application of historical as well as contemporary cultural phenomena, icons and myths are encouraged. The learning takes place through the investigation of various formal, traditional as well as non-traditional methodologies and media. Multimedia students will expand upon the new media production, concepts and techniques explored in VAR2601.
Visual Arts 3 – VAR3701
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: VAR2601 & VAR2602 or VAR211D & VAR212E
Purpose: To provide students with competency in the medium of a student’s choice. No specific assignments are set. Students submit a proposal in which the area of research, subject matter, methodology, strategy and choice of materials are identified. Understanding and manipulating form-content dynamics is a strong focus. The final practical work must be presented in a professional venue such as a gallery and accompanied by the necessary exhibition documentation.
Visual Arts 4 – VAR3702
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: VAR2601 & VAR2602 or VAR211D & VAR212E Co-requisite: VAR3701 & PAT3701
Purpose: This module extends the focus and concerns of Visual Arts 3 and will enable students to acquire an advanced level of competency. Students continue their practical visual research based on the proposal that was presented for VAR3701.
Visual Arts 5 – VAR4801
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: VAR3701, VAR3702 & PAT3701 (Only applicable to 02224) Co-requisite: VAR4802 & PAT4801
Purpose: Students present a proposal in which they formulate their own area of visual research with regard to concept, methodology and strategy. Students continue with their practical visual research according to the proposal. No specific assignments are set and the final practical work must be presented in a professional venue such as a gallery and accompanied by the necessary exhibition documentation.
Visual Arts 6 – VAR4802
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: VAR3701, VAR3702 & PAT3701(Only applicable to 02224) Co-requisite: VAR4801 & PAT4801
Purpose: Tthis module entails continuance of VAR411 and the practical visual research. No specific assignments are set and the final practical work must be presented in a professional venue such as a gallery and accompanied by the necessary exhibition documentation.

UNISA Veterinary Public Health Course Module

UNISA Veterinary Public Health Course Module

Veterinary Public Health IV – VPH401L
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The learners who will be assessed as competent against this standard will be specialized knowledge of the principles of hygiene with regard to the primary and secondary production of food of animal origin, and will be able to apply the principles of quality assurance systems in food production at different levels. Ths will enable the students who complete this module to effectively support farmers and other role players in the production of food of animal origin, thereby contributing to producing a sustainable food supply in South Africa.
Veterinary Public Health III – VPH301L
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The learners who will be assessed as competent against this standard will have a general understanding of role of meat inspection and Hygiene in red meat abattoirs: Upon completion of the module, the learner will be considered competent in the following aspects as relates to meat inspection and hygiene in the red meat abattoir: abattoir hygiene; abattoir layout and the slaughter process; safety aspects; quality control system and record keeping; disposal of condemned or inedible products; meat inspection. Poultry meat inspection: Poultry anatomy and physiology; poultry diseases and pathology; poultry meat inspection. Meat inspection and hygiene in ostrich abattoirs: Ostrich anatomy and physiology; ostrich diseases and pathology; ostrich meat inspection. Secondary food products of red meat and poultry industry and VPH: Principles of the production of dairy products; quality control of dairy products; principles of egg production; quality control of eggs.
Veterinary Public Health – VPH3601
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: AND2601, AND2602 , AND3701 & AND3702
Purpose: The learners who will be assessed as competent against this standard will have a general understanding of role of meat inspection and Hygiene in red meat abattoirs: Upon completion of the module, the learner will be considered competent in the following aspects as relates to meat inspection and hygiene in the red meat abattoir: abattoir hygiene; abattoir layout and the slaughter process; safety aspects; quality control system and record keeping; disposal of condemned or inedible products; meat inspection. Poultry meat inspection: Poultry anatomy and physiology; poultry diseases and pathology; poultry meat inspection. Meat inspection and hygiene in ostrich abattoirs: Ostrich anatomy and physiology; ostrich diseases and pathology; ostrich meat inspection. Secondary food products of red meat and poultry industry and VPH: Principles of the production of dairy products; quality control of dairy products; principles of egg production; quality control of eggs.
Veterinary Public Health : Practical – VPH3602
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: VPH3601
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on PAH1501 (or XAH1501) & PAH1502 (or XHA1502)
Purpose: This module is part of the Diploma in Animal Health Programme. Students assessed as competent against this standard will be equipped with a general knowledge of quality control and food safety systems in red meat abattoirs. They will be able to perform the basic steps of the relevant ante-mortem, post-mortem, meat and abattoir inspection processes according to legislation and to handle products accordingly. This knowledge will help them to contribute to the production of sound and safe food of animal origin in South Africa. The students will also be exposed to the use of the following equipment in the abattoir: Line-slaughter systems, electric hoists, skinning cradle, platforms, railing, hooks, stunning box, neck restrainer, captive bolt pistol, rodding equipment, knives, knife sharpeners, electrical tongs, hock cutter, platforms (galvanized, stationary), overhead rails (galvanized), breastbone saw, splitting saw, head-washing cabinet, carcass-washing cabinet, chutes, viscera carts, racks, tables, hooks (stainless / galvanized steel), gambrels (stainless/galvanized steel), small tools, stamps (passed, detained, measles, condemned, etc.), high-pressure cleaners, common chemical disinfectants, detained-for-inspection areas, chillers, freezers, etc. Specifically for use in pigs: scalding vat (stainless steel) with metal rollers for pigs (60°-62°c), skin steamer, scraping knives, rotating scalding machines, scraping and gambrelling table (stainless steel) and railing system (galvanized).

UNISA Two-dimensional imaging Course Module

UNISA Two-dimensional imaging Course Module

Two Dimensional Imaging – TDM1501
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: To provide students with basic skills in two-dimensional image making and to develop creative thinking through the guidance of projects which investigate traditional art making principles combined with raster and vector digital image possibilities.

UNISA Transport economics (and logistics) Course Module

UNISA Transport economics (and logistics) Course Module

Transport Economics
Major combinations:
NQF Level: 5: ECS1501 plus any THREE of ECS1602 or MNB1501 or MNB1601
NQF Level: 6: TRL2601 (TRL201X), TRL2602 (TRL202Y), TRL2603 (TRL2033)
NQF Level: 7: TRL3701 (TRL3014), TRL3702 (TRL3025) and ANY 3 of TRL3703 (TRL3036) or TRL3704 (TRL3048) or TRL3705 (TRL3059) or TRL3706 (TRL306A)
Logistics
Major combinations:
NQF Level: 5: ECS1501, ECS1602 or MNB1501, MNB1601
NQF Level: 6: TRL2601 (TRL201X), TRL2604 (TRL2044) & TRL2603 (TRL2033)
NQF Level: 7: TRL3701 (TRL3014), TRL3707 (TRL307B), TRL3708 (TRL308C), TRL3709 (TRL309D) & MNP3701 (MNP302J)

Logistics Strategy – TRL3709
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: TRL2604 or TRL2044
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide you with the knowledge and skills of logistics strategy. This, in turn, will enable students to make a positive contribution to the integration of internal processes within a firm and the total supply chain, thus making it possible to meet customer needs at the lowest possible total logistics cost.
Economics for Managers – PBA4801
Post Graduate Diploma Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the PGD (business administration). The qualification aims to provide students with competencies to function effectively on entry and middle management level. Students who complete this module will have the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to analyse Economics for Managers with a view to making informed business decisions. This implies that they will be enabled to explain economic phenomena that influence business organisations; predict the effect of changes in economic variables; analyse the impact of economic changes on specific business organisations; and revise business decisions by monitoring changes in economic phenomena. The module provides fundamental competencies which will support further studies and applications in the fields of Business Administration and Business Leadership.
Advanced Transport Management – TRL4861
Honours,Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: HMEMS80 and HPTRL81 (Only applicable to 98453)
Purpose: The module will provide students with the requisite knowledge and practical skills to efficiently operate and manage transport services. The scope of the module includes transport services and demand; the evolution and current state of transport market structures in South Africa and abroad; demand elasticity in the transport sector; forecasting transport demand; scheduling and capacity management; network management; yield management; regulation of transport operations; monitoring and evaluation of the transport operations; and risk management. The theory is supplemented with informative articles from industry leaders, case studies, and South African specific analysis to ensure all of the various learning outcomes are also application-orientated.
Global Business Environment – PBA4802
Post Graduate Diploma Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the PGD (business administration). The qualification aims to provide students with competencies to function effectively on entry and middle management level. Students who complete this module will have the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to analyse the global business environment with a view to make informed business decisions. This implies that they will be enabled to integrate closed and open systems thinking; to evaluate global business opportunities for purposes of decision-making; and to design solutions for cross border business relationships. The module provides fundamental competencies which will support further studies and applications in the fields of Business Administration.
Advanced Transport Planning and Development – TRL4862
Honours,Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The module will provide students with the requisite knowledge and practical skills to plan and implement efficient and sustainable transport projects. The scope of the module includes the relationship between social, political, and geographic trends and the transport market in South Africa; the current state of transport infrastructure in South Africa; the developmental role of transport infrastructure in the economy; transport investment in rural areas; transport investment in urban areas; modal integration; efficient project design; sustainable transport investment; survey methods and design for transport planning; and statistics for transport planning. The theory is supplemented with informative articles from industry leaders, case studies, and South African specific analysis to ensure all of the various learning outcomes are also application-orientated.
Stakeholder Management – PBA4803
Post Graduate Diploma Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the PGD (business administration). The qualification aims to provide students with competencies to function effectively on entry and middle management level. Students who complete this module will have the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to gather, interpret and synthesise information for stakeholder group decision-making. This implies that they will be enabled to explain the influence of various contemporary theoretical perspectives on managing stakeholders; discuss the key institutional and legal frameworks that influence stakeholder group relations; assess the relationships between organisations and stakeholder groups; incorporate stakeholder group issues and expectations into business decision-making. The module provides fundamental competencies which will support further studies and applications in the fields of Business Administration and Business Leadership.
Advanced Transport Finance and Marketing – TRL4863
Honours,Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The module will provide students with the requisite knowledge and practical skills to make calculated and informed decisions in the financing and marketing of transport projects. The scope of the module includes the main sources of finance for public transport infrastructure; main sources of finance for private transport infrastructure; Public-Private Partnerships in the South African transport sector; revenue optimisation; operation and maintenance costs in the transport sector; investment costs in the transport sector; financial risks; budgeting within a constrained environment; marketing transport services; and transport market research. The theory is supplemented with informative articles from industry leaders, case studies, and South African specific analysis to ensure all of the various learning outcomes are also application-orientated.
Decision Support Systems for Managers – PBA4804
Post Graduate Diploma Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the PGD (business administration). The qualification aims to provide students with competencies to function effectively on entry and middle management level. Students who complete this module will have the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes explaining the art and context of decision-making in business organisations. This implies that they will be enabled to evaluate the impact and consequences of decisions-making in business organisations; applying quantitative and quantitative techniques to improve decision-making; and have the insight in explaining the importance of creativity and innovation in decision-making. The module provides fundamental competencies which will support further studies and applications in the fields of Business Administration and Business Leadership.
Transport Management I – TRL2601
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: MNB1601 or MNB102E
Purpose: To gain insight into important principles in managing a transport business, such as the transport management environment; transport management and policy; demand and supply requirements; transport operations; transport costs; transport financing; and the principles underlying tariff-making and marketing of transport services.
Integrated Logistics Management – TRL4864
Honours,Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide the student with advanced knowledge and skills of logistics. The module demands a high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual independence in the learning process and requires critical analysis and explorative judgements within the context of current logistics management issues and practices. This, in turn, will enable students to make a positive contribution to the integration of internal processes within a firm and the total logistics supply chain, thus making it possible to meet customer needs at the lowest possible total logistics cost.
Value Chain Management – PBA4805
Post Graduate Diploma Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. The qualification aims to provide students with competencies to function effectively on entry and middle management positions. Students that complete this module will be able to manage value chains for effective organisational functioning. Managing the value chain as a system is vital for purposes of upgrading and continuous improvement. Students will be taught how to manage a value chain with the objective of continuous improvement. This module provides fundamental competencies which will support further studies and applications in the fields of business administration and business leadership
Transport Economics – TRL2602
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ECS1601 or ECS1028
Purpose: To demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts underlying the economics of transportation such as demand for and supply of transport; direct and external costs of transport; economic structure of transport; pricing in transport; investment in transport, and transport policy.
Advanced Inventory Management – TRL4865
Honours,Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: Role and objectives of inventory management; Meeting customer requirements; Demand management; Inventory Control, Just in time management; Setting optimum inventory levels; Forecasting Methods; Material Requirements Planning; Stock distribution.
Leadership and Organisational Behaviour – PBA4806
Post Graduate Diploma Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the PGD (business administration). The qualification aims to provide students with competencies to function effectively on entry and middle management level. Students who complete this module will be able to lead and manage individuals and teams and contribute to leading organisations effectively. More specifically, the purpose of the module is to gain knowledge, values, attitudes, skills, and competencies to analyse and solve problems related to current leadership challenges in the workplace. Specific reference is made to leadership theories of the 21st century, the relationship between leadership and organisation behaviour including matters such as employee motivation, conflict resolution, transformation and cultural diversity as well as new forms of organisational design. The module provides competencies which will support further studies and applications in the fields of Business Administration and Business Leadership.
Transport Theory – TRL2603
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: ECS1601 or ECS1028
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to introduce you to transport economics theory and the theoretical concepts that are applied to transport. The economic and commercial aspects of transport are largely determined by its unique technical and operating characteristics.
Quality Management IB – TQM1602
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to apply quality techniques and configuration management in the working environment. This module is primarily intended for members in the explosives industries who are in the middle to senior management position in the police, military, Department of Labour and commercial industry. The explosive industry is a fast growing and highly technological industry which is continually subject to significant changes and renewal. This brings about specific risks and control considerations with a major impact on the different sectors in the industries. Students credited with this module will be able to choose typical applications of quality techniques in the manufacturing environment. Students of this course are able to apply quality techniques in the production environment.
Accounting for Managers – PBA4807
Post Graduate Diploma Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the PGD (business administration). The qualification aims to provide students with competencies to function effectively on entry and middle management level. Students who complete this module will have the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to interpret and evaluate the different financial reports; to read and analyse financial statements; understand the capital budgeting process; to evaluate a company’s management of working capital; to evaluate costing and product pricing decisions; and to evaluate the budgeting process of an organisation. The module provides fundamental competencies which will support further studies and applications in the fields of Business Administration and Business Leadership.
Integrated Logistics – TRL2604
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: MNB1601 or MNB102E
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide you with the basic knowledge and skills of logistics. This, in turn, will enable you to make a positive contribution to the integration of internal processes within a firm and the total supply chain, thus making it possible to meet customer requirements at the lowest possible total logistics cost.
Research Paper in Transport Economics – HRTRE83
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: HMEMS80
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with the competencies required to plan a transport economic research paper and write up an acceptable research paper on a topic at the forefront of this field.
Information and Knowledge Management – PBA4808
Post Graduate Diploma Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the PGD (business administration). The qualification aims to provide students with competencies to function effectively on entry and middle management level. Students who complete this module will have the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to evaluate information and knowledge as leverage for effective organisational functioning with a view to making informed business decisions. This implies that they will be enabled to evaluate the various acquisition methods of data, information and knowledge; discuss and evaluate MIS and KMS; explain and evaluate IT strategy; manage various decision support systems and competitive intelligence tools. The module provides fundamental competencies which will support further studies and applications in the fields of Business Administration and Business leadership.
Transport Management II – TRL3701
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: TRL2601 or TRL201X
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to develop an understanding of transport management and the principles of the efficient operation of transport enterprises. In this module, transport management is studied within the context of transport system whereby supply and demand are reconciled through the integrated transport management. This includes the influence of regulation on transport management, decision making in transport, fleet planning, financial control within the enterprise and marketing of transport services.
Research Paper in Logistics – HRTRL83
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: HMEMS80
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with the competencies required to plan a logistics research paper and write up an acceptable research paper on a predefined topic at the forefront of the field of logistics.
Integrated Management Practice – PBA4809
Honours Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the PGD (business administration). The qualification aims to provide students with competencies to function effectively on entry and middle management level. Students who complete this module will have the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to synthesise and integrate the eight discipline-based modules of the PGD (business administration). Students who complete this module will be able to determine the information to be gathered regarding the economy, stakeholder groups, value chains, leadership and organisational behaviour and the financial position of an organisation for well informed decision-making. It implies a holistic framework, the required perspectives and the ability to empower other people, to unlock hidden talent and to enhance the required resources. For the module students need to synthesise and integrate cross-disciplinary knowledge and skills to connect application. The module provides fundamental competencies which will support further studies and applications in the fields of Business Administration and Business Leadership.
Transport Planning and Investment – TRL3702
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: TRL2602 or TRL202Y
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to be able to plan the provision of transport facilities and infrastructure correctly and efficiently in order to ensure that investment decisions are taken that are economically efficient. These planning and investment decisions should be related to the transport policy that should be followed.
Economics for Managers – MBA4801
Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in Module presented online
Purpose: Students who complete this module will have the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to analyse Economics for Managers with a view to making informed business decisions. This implies that they will be enabled to explain economic phenomena that influence business organisations; predict the effect of changes in economic variables; analyse the impact of economic changes on specific business organisations; and revise business decisions by monitoring changes in economic phenomena. The module provides fundamental competencies which will support further studies and applications in the fields of Business Administration and Business Leadership.
Air Transport – TRL3703
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: TRL2601 & TRL2602 or TRT2601
Purpose: The module focusses on the economic theories that underpin the aviation industry. The scope of the module includes an overview of the airline industry; the low-cost airline revolution; the air cargo industry; cooperation and alliances in the airline industry; provision of airport services in remote regions; aviation forecasting; the maintenance of airline fleets; environmental issues in the aviation sector; issues facing the airport industry; and the economics of aviation safety and security. The theory is supplemented with informative articles from industry leaders, case studies, and South African specific analysis to ensure all of the various learning outcomes are also application-orientated.
Accounting for Managers – MBA4807
Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of the learning in this module is to enable students to interpret and evaluate the different financial reports; to read and analyse financial statements; understand the capital budgeting process; to evaluate a company’s management of working capital; to evaluate costing and product pricing decisions; and to evaluate the budgeting process of an organisation. Qualifying students will be able to identify opportunities for innovation, and will be able to make recommendations on the implementation of financial and management accounting. These student will also be able to appreciate the role of financial and management accounting within an organisation.
Sea Transport – TRL3704
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: TRL2601 or TRL201X
Purpose: The module is focused on the theories and practices that govern the management of sea transport services and the provision of infrastructure in the sector. The local and international shipping industries are assessed to give context to the theoretical concepts and to demonstrate what is necessary to efficiently plan and operate a successful shipping enterprise.
Economics for Managers – MBL4801
Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Students who complete this module will have the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to analyse Economic for Managers with ta view to making informed business decisions. This implies that they will be enabled ot explain economic phenomena that influence business organisations; predict the effect of changes in economic variables; analyse the impact of economic changes on specific business organisations; and revise business decisions by monitoring changes in economc phenomena. The module provides fundamental competencies which will support further studies and applications in the fields of Business Administration and Business Leadership
Rail Transport and Pipelines – TRL3705
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: TRL2601 or TRL201X
Purpose: The module focusses on the economic theories that underpin the railway and pipeline industries. The scope of the module includes the evolution and current state of rail transport in South Africa; passenger rail services; freight rail services; high-speed rail services; market regulations of the railway sector; railway infrastructure design; unbundling state-owned rail companies; freight safety and signaling; the economics of pipeline transport; and the scope for pipeline transport services in South Africa. The theory is supplemented with informative articles from industry leaders, case studies, and South African specific analysis to ensure all of the various learning outcomes are also application-orientated.
Accounting for Managers – MBL4807
Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of the learning in this module is to enable students to interpret and evaluate the different financial reports; to read and analyse financial statements; understand the capital budgeting process; to evaluate a company’s management of working capital; to evaluate costing and product pricing decisions; and to evaluate the budgeting process of an organisation. Qualifying students will be able to identify opportunities for innovation, and will be able to make recommendations on the implementation of financial and management accounting. These students will also be able to appreciate the role of financial and management accounting within an organisation.
Road Transport – TRL3706
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: TRL2601 or TRL201X
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to address specific issues in road transport management. Particular emphasis is put on economic aspects, regulation, operations, marketing, costs, tariffs and financing.
Human Resource Management and Employment Relations – MBL911K
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to develop human resources and workplace law (including industrial relations management) skills among students. Human resources management is concerned with the management of staffing, and the retention, development, adjustment, and change of staff in order to achieve both organisational and individual objectives. Workplace law, including employment relations management, focuses on law within the workplace including matters such as collective bargaining, dispute resolution in labour relations and workplace discipline, dismissals and unfair labour practices.
Logistics Activities – TRL3707
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: TRL2604 or TRL2044
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to familiarise the student with the principles, role and performance of the logistics activities that will enable the student to make rational logistical decisions. An integrated approach is followed so that the student can make a positive contribution to the implementation of lowest total logistics costs across the total supply chain. This module is also foundational in nature by creating solid knowledge base necessary to articulate to B.Com. Honours Logistics.
Operations Management – MBL912L
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: To require observation of real organisations and their delivery systemns; to utilise the production environemnt as the basis of most of the underlying theory in the subject; to focus on the theory and cases of production environments; to provide a structured opportunity for students to familiarise themselves with the concepts that will form the basis of the study of operations; to manage operations in a global economy and project management; to develop and design for effective and efficient operations management; to manage the supply chain, to maintain effective operations.
Logistics Systems – TRL3708
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: TRL2604 or TRL2044
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to empower students with the necessary competencies that will enable students to contribute to designing effective and responsive logistics information systems and logistics networks. This module will make it easier for organisations and companies to provide superior logistics service at the lowest possible cost.
Business Research – MBL925R
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to prepare students for the high point of the MBL studies, that is, the research project you are required to complete during your final year. The importance of this individual research project is highlighted by the fact that it contributes 60% towards your final year mark. More importantly though, this module prepares you both to conduct and critically to evaluate business or market research in your working environment.

UNISA Tourism Management Course Module 2018 – 2019

UNISA Tourism Management Course Module 2018 – 2019

Tourism Management: Major combinations for BCom:
NQF Level: 5: TRT101X or TRT1502, MNB1501, MNB1601
NQF Level: 6: TRT1602, TRT2601, MNG2601, MNM2033
NQF Level: 7: TRT3701 (TRT3018), TRT3702 (TRT3029), TRT3703 (TRT303A), TRT3705 (TRT305C)
Tourism Management: Major combinations for the Diploma:
NQF Level: 5: DTM1501, DTM1503 or TRT1502
NQF Level: 6: DTM1604 or TRT1602, DTM2601, DTM2603, DTM2604, DTM2605, DTM3609
NQF Level: 7: DTM3701, DTM3703, DTM3704 & DTM3705

Hospitality Operations – DTM2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Recommendation: TRT1602 or DTM1604
Purpose: The purpose of the module is to equip students with a knowledge base of the hospitality industry through a thorough understanding of important terms, concepts and principles associated within the hospitality industry. Furthermore, qualifying students will have an overview of the hospitality industry, and a sound understanding of the accommodation; and the food and beverage sectors within the hospitality industry. Students are also made aware of the current and future issues that influence the hospitality industry.
Tourism Governance – TRT3705
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Recommendation: TRT1601 or TRT1602 or MNG2601 (or MNG2016)
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip the learners with a well-rounded and systematic knowledge base in tourism and a detailed knowledge of tourism governance. Students that successfully complete this module will be equipped with the ability to identify, conceptualise and demonstrate the legislation and policies with regard to tourism destinations and products, future trends in tourism, managing the impact of tourism and ensuring sustainability of the tourism destination or product.
Tourism Development IIA – DTM2603
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: TRT1502 or DTM1503 or TDV101T
Purpose: The purpose of learning is to introduce students to the various tourism development types and equip them with a sound knowledge of the development and management of tourism attractions, facilities and services. Students will have a sound understanding of terms, rules, concepts principles and theories of the different types of tourism development and attraction, facility and services management and development. Qualifying students will have insight on a typology of tourism development as well as applying their knowledge to the development and management of tourism attractions, facilities and services.
Research Paper in Tourism Management – HRTRT83
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: HMEMS80
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to enable students to grasp the first steps of the research process by designing a research paper. This includes an undertaking of an extensive literature review and the development of a research instrument (motivating the choice thereof). Particular emphasis is placed on students’ ability to apply research methods to selected tourism research focus areas, such as business and leisure tourism, ecotourism, hospitality and attractions management, inclusive tourism, transport for tourism and e-travel. The module provides a sound knowledge and practical orientation on how to conduct research in the tourism field. Particular emphasis is placed on developing of skills and knowledge regarding the research process. The research paper covers among other areas strategic research planning concepts, principles, tools and best practices on how to conduct research in the subject field of tourism. In addition, industry interaction and liaison (or practical case studies) is recommended to grasp the essence of the research module.
Tourism Development IIB – DTM2604
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Recommendation: TRT1602 or DTM1604
Purpose: The purpose of learning is to introduce students to the nature and scope of tourism planning which is aimed at integrated and sustainable development of tourism. Students will have a sound understanding of role of government and policy formulation in tourism, which will support the economic, social and environmental goals of government. Students will further be equipped with the ability to interpret the different aspects of tourism development and policy formulation and to find the fit within the international, national and local strategies and policies. Qualifying students will be able to prepare and review tourism plans.
Advanced E-Travel and E-Tourism – TRT4803
Honours,Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide students with a comprehensive and systematic knowledge base of the management and marketing issues in electronic travel and tourism services and an in-depth knowledge in the following areas of specialisation: the hospitality sector, intermediaries, destinations, transportation, other uses of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), mobile systems and social media. Particular emphasis is placed on cases and solutions highlighting best practice and methods for exploiting ICTs from real world international market leaders. The module aims to coherently present the application of ICT to the management of travel and tourism services; analyse technologies (hardware and software) used in the travel and tourism industry; and explain the process of electronic marketing of travel and tourism services from the perspective of the tourism provider, the intermediary, and the consumer. The module explores the newest developments in this field, analysing emerging trends, approaches, models and paradigms, and providing visions for the future of eTravel and eTourism.
Cultural Tourism I – DTM2605
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: TRT1502 or DTM1503 or TDV101T
Purpose: This module introduces students to the cultural tourism industry and provides a framework of knowledge for analysing the complexity of cultural tourism. Students will have an informed understanding of important terms, concepts, principles and theories of cultural tourism. The unit standard will be valuable to tourism students in the cultural tourism industry. Qualifying students are able to critically analyse complex concepts and developments within the cultural tourism context.
Advanced Strategic Tourism Management – TRT4861
Honours,Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to enable students apply the strategic management theories, and principles within the tourism establishments or destinations. The module provides a sound knowledge and practical orientation with regard to the strategic management process as it pertains to the tourism industry. Particular emphasis is placed on developing a strategic tourism planning framework and exploring trends and developments in the macro environment (Physical, social/cultural, economic, ethical, legal/political, technological and international). The study covers among other areas strategic planning concepts, principles, tools and best practices in strategic tourism management. In addition, practical case studies and industry interaction form part of this module.
Cultural Tourism II – DTM3605
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: DTM2605 or CTR101J
Purpose: This module introduces students to the cultural tourism industry and provides a framework of knowledge for analysing the complexity of cultural tourism. Students will have an informed understanding of important terms, concepts, principles and theories of cultural tourism. The unit standard will be valuale to tourism students in the cultural tourism inductry. Qualifying students are able to critically analyse complex concepts and developments within the cultural tourism context.
Advanced Tourism Development and Ecotourism – TRT4862
Honours,Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module equips students with a comprehensive and systematic knowledge base in the discipline of tourism and in-depth knowledge of tourism development and ecotourism. Students will have a detailed informed understanding of the economics of tourism, international cooperation in tourism, tourism demand and forecasting, and ecotourism as a form of sustainable tourism development. Qualifying students can identify with tourism in a development context and understand the challenges faced when implementing tourism in developing countries. Insight will be gained into key terminology, concepts, principles and theories regarding tourism economics, development and ecotourism.
Tourism in a Practical Work Context IIIA – DTM3606
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Recommendation: TRT1602 or DTM1604 or TDV101T
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to develop students’ practical competence in applying their theoretical knowledge to simulated situations within the tourism environment. Qualifying students will gain valuable insight into the practicalities of the travel sector of the tourism industry.
Advanced Business Tourism – TRT4863
Honours,Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with a comprehensive and systematic knowledge base in advanced business tourism and events management. This will enable them to critically analyse the context and business environment and to develop competence in planning and organizing successful events and business tourism related activities. It will provide them with an integrated in-depth understanding of key management and marketing functions within the event organization encompassing methods and practical applications: coordinating, staffing, financing, marketing, and controlling. Finally, it will also help them to critically analyse some special issues, such as risk management, project management, evaluation and impact assessment and sustainability.
Tourism in a Practical Work Context IIIB – DTM3607
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Recommendation: TRT1602 or DTM1604 or TDV101T
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to develop students’ practical competence in applying their theoretical knowledge to simulated situations within the tourism environment. Qualifying students will gain valuable insight into the practicalities of the hospitality sector of the tourism industry.
Advanced Destination and Marketing Management – TRT4864
Honours,Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with a comprehensive and systematic knowledge base in the discipline of advanced destination and tourism marketing management. Emphasis will be placed on the consumer and the marketing mix in travel and tourism, planning for marketing strategy and short term-operational objectives and campaigns, communicating with and influencing consumers and applying marketing in the main sectors of travel and tourism.
Tourism in a Practical Work Context – DTM3609
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: DTM2601, DTM2602 or TRT2601, DTM2603, DTM2604, DTM2605, DTM3605
Recommendation: Students should have passed TRT1502 and TRT1602 or DTM1501 and DTM1502 before registering for this module or should have passed DTM1602, DTM1604 or TDV101T before registering for this module.
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to develop students’ practical competence by applying their detailed theoretical knowledge to simulated situations within the tourism environment. Qualifying students will gain valuable insight into the practicalities of the travel and tourism industry, which is composed of different, but inter-related industries.
Secondary Factors of Tourism – TRT1602
Diploma,Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: TRT1501 or TRT1502 or DTM1503
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with knowledge of secondary aspects of tourism management. Qualifying students will have an awareness of the relationship between supply and demand with specific reference to transportation, marketing and distribution within the tourism context. Students will have a detailed knowledge of tourism enablers and more specifically the management, planning and development, sustainability and policies that apply to tourism. Students will have to gather information from a range of different sources (including journal articles) and utilise this information in discussions regarding the secondary aspects of tourism management.
Transport for Tourism – TRT2601
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Recommendation: TRT1601 or TRT1602 or TRT101X
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip learners with a well-rounded, in-depth knowledge base of the transport in tourism industry within the context of tourism management. Students should be able to discuss the concepts, principles and theories relating to the structure of transport; transport and government policy; demand and supply of transport; air, water and land transport.
Tourism Development IIIA – DTM3703
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: DTM2603 or TDV201T
Purpose: The purpose of learning is to equip students with detailed knowledge of the sustainable tourism development and integrated environmental management. Students will have a coherent and critical understanding of terms, rules, concepts, principles and approaches of sustainable tourism development and integrated environmental management. Qualifying students will have insight on managing environmental and socio-economic impacts to achieve sustainable tourism as well as applying their knowledge to the development and management of tourism.
Tourism Development IIIB – DTM3704
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: DTM2604 or TDV201T
Purpose: The purpose of learning is to equip students with detailed knowledge of the general principles of the implementation of tourism development as well as how various management tools can be applied in tourism development. Students will have a coherent and critical understanding of terms, rules, concepts, principles and approaches of project management and management tools in tourism development. Qualifying students will have insight on and will be able to apply their knowledge of the implementation and management of a tourism development.
Hospitality Management – TRT3701
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Recommendation: MNG2601 (or MNG2016) or TRT1601 or TRT1602
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with a broad overview of the hospitality sector within the tourism industry. Students will have an informed understanding of important terms, concepts and principles, and will be aware of the environment in which hospitality organisations operate. Qualifying students can identify different types of hospitality establishments, and are able to make an effective selection and application of the fundamental procedures, operations and techniques within each of the departments within the hospitality sector.
Travel Operations – DTM1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To equip students with the operational knowledge and skills required in the various sectors of the travel operation industry. These sectors include air, rail and coach transportation as well as car hire, cruises and accommodation. Students will have an informed understanding of the concepts and workings of foreign exchange and travel insurance. Qualifying students will be able to understand and use travel operations language and interpret codes, terms and definitions that are commonly used in the travel industry.
Special Interest Tourism – TRT3702
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Recommendation: MNG2601 (or MNG2016) or TRT1601 or TRT1602
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip learners with a well-rounded, systematic knowledge base of special interest tourism and visitor attraction management. Qualifying students will have the ability to demonstrate a coherent and critical understanding of the concepts, principals and theories relating to nature based tourism (eco-tourism, adventure tourism and culture tourism), special events (with specific reference to festival tourism, food – and wine tourism and sport tourism) and visitor attraction management.
Primary Factors of Tourism – TRT1502
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to expose students to the primary factors of tourism management, including the history of tourism. Students should be able to identify and define the different aspects within tourism demand, with specific reference to tourist motivation and tourist markets. Students will also need to identify and define the different aspects within the supply of tourism, with specific reference to destinations, hospitality, and attractions and entertainment. Students will need to gather and collate information from a range of different sources to arrive at an informed understanding of demand and supply within tourism management, and demonstrate sound practice of key skills.
Tourism Distribution – TRT3703
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Recommendation: MNG2601 (or MNG2016) or TRT1601 or TRT1602
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip learners with a well-rounded, systematic knowledge base of the functioning of the tourism distribution system within the context of tourism management. Qualifying students will have the ability to demonstrate a coherent and critical understanding of the concepts, principals and theories relating to the role of information and information technology in tourism; the channels of distribution in the tourism industry and more specifically in the airlines, hotel industry, and specific destinations; distribution via the internet and competitive strategies and future trends in tourism distribution.
Business Tourism – DTM3701
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: TRT1602 or DTM2601 or TTP2M1T
Purpose: The purpose of the Business Tourism module is to equip students with a well-rounded and systematic knowledge base of meetings, incentives, conferences and events (Business Tourism). Students will have a coherent and critical understanding of important terms, concepts and principles used in meetings, incentives, conferences and events. Students will be able to present and communicate information and own ideas and opinions in well-structured arguments with conference industry members, and will demonstrate an effective selection and application of essential procedures, operations and techniques to successfully plan and co-ordinate a small event, conference or incentive package.

UNISA Theory of literature Course Module

UNISA Theory of literature Course Module

Major combinations:
NQF Level: 5: THL1501, THL1502
NQF Level: 6: THL2601, THL2602, THL2603
NQF Level: 7: THL3701, THL3702, THL3703, THL3704, THL3705

Theory of Narratology and Poetry – THL4802
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: (1) Narratology: In this option various narratological theories and models will be studied critically and comparatively. Theories will be tested with reference to narrative texts and students will also have to consider interpretation strategies and evaluation criteria in the analysis of narrative texts. Aspects such as time, space, characterization, focalization and narration will be analysed in detail with reference to formalist, structuralist, semiotic and post-structuralist perspectives. Special attention will be given to recent contributions to structuralist narratology, such as the formalization of Propp’s model or the use of Genette’s systematic description of narrative structure in South African literatures and literatures from other parts of the world. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the applicability of specific approaches with reference to literary texts of their own choice, selected from any language. In this regard, students will have the opportunity to analyse aspects of postmodernist narrative texts with reference to current theoretical models. (2) Theory of Poetry: This option is constructed around the strategy of foregrounding in poetic texts. It explores the operation of foregrounding as a linguistic device and/or as a psychological effect. This involves the study of sophisticated theories of poetic language as well as of reader responses. In the study of the stylistics and/or the psychology of foregrounding, aspects such as metaphor, syntax, typography, sound, rhythm and metre will be studied in detail, with regard to the occurrence, operation and potential function of these aspects in poetic language and/or their actual function or effect on the reader. The study of poetic texts selected from South African literatures and literatures from other parts of the world ranges in scope from one poem, one volume of a poet, the oeuvre of a poet, a poetic school or style including written and oral poetry, as well as comparison between poems and other non-literary texts.
Theory of Drama – THL4803
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This paper entails an in-depth study of various aspects of modern theory of drama. This is studied in relation to drama texts from South African literatures and literatures from other parts of the world. The following aspects are covered: the relation between the dramatic text and the performance; dramatic dialogue, dramatic space; text and performance; the role of the spectator in the theatrical communication process; the social dimension of theatre.
Introduction to Theory of Literature – THL1501
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Purpose: To introduce students to the theoretical approach and to show how it differs from other approaches in literature; to familiarise students with definitions of literature and other aesthetic objects; to acquire the ability to understand or interpret literature, and to appreciate or evaluate literature and other cultural and aesthetic objects.
Introduction to Literary Genres – THL1502
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Purpose: To provide an introduction to literary genres; to introduce students to the main types and characteristic features of oral and written literature, and to familiarise students with the analysis and interpretation of poetic, narrative and dramatic texts.
Introduction to Creative Writing: a Practical Course – KSK1601
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans,Northern sotho,Other languages,Zulu,Xhosa
Pre-requisite: THL1501 & THL1502 or THL801U & THL802V
Purpose: To introduce students to the aesthetics and practice of creative writing in the various literary genres
Advanced Creative Writing: a Practical Course (Theory of Literature 204) – KSK2601
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans,Northern sotho,Other languages,Zulu,Xhosa
Pre-requisite: KSK1601 or THL1016
Purpose: To further develop and advance the knowledge and practical skills required for creative writing in various genres.
Theory of the Sign in Literature and Culture – THL2601
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: THL1501 or THL801U
Purpose: To introduce students to the theories on structuralism and semiotics, those beyond semiotics and those on reading and interpretation.
Structuralist and Semiotic Theories of Genre – THL2602
Diploma,Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: THL1502 or THL802V
Purpose: To take the genre studies at introductory level to an intermediary level. Structuralist and semiotic theories are applied to the reading, analysis, interpretation and appraisal of poetry, narrative and drama with reference to selected texts from South African and world literatures.
Theories in Context: Ideology and Discourse – THL2603
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of the module is to ensure that qualifying graduates understand Marxist and discourse theories and can apply them in the context of literary and cultural studies.
Creative Writing Workshop and Portfolio – KSK3701
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in Other languages,Zulu,Xhosa,English,Afrikaans,Northern sotho
Pre-requisite: KSK2601 or THL204D
Purpose: To provide practical assistance for students to enable them to produce a portfolio of creative writing in the language of their major.
Advanced Narrative Theory (Theory of Literature 821) – THL3701
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Pre-requisite: THL2602
Purpose: This module will be useful to students who want to develop a solid knowledge base and advanced competencies in the study and practical application of narrative theory.
Advanced Theory of Drama (Theory of Literature) – THL3702
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Pre-requisite: THL2602
Purpose: This module will be useful to students who want to develop their theoretical knowledge of a range of modern drama and theatre theory (poststructuralism, postcolonilism and gender studies).
Advanced Theory of Poetry (Theory of Literature) – THL3703
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Pre-requisite: THL2602
Purpose: This module will be useful to students who want to develop their theoretical knowledge of a range of poetic theories (poststructuralism, postcolonialism and gender studies).
Theory and Practice of South African Literary Studies – THL3704
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Pre-requisite: THL2602
Purpose: To introduce students to the theories, methods and practical skills for comparative and interdisciplinary learning in South African Literary Studies.
Literary Theory in Context – THL3705
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: THL2601
Purpose: To introduce students to literary and cultural theories from contexts beyond literature such as ideology and materialism, Bakhtin and dialogism, psychoanalysis speech act theory and the discourse theory of M. Foucault.
Critical Theory – THL4801
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: Those theories which are widely used in literary and cultural studies are either introduced or further explored (having been introduced in undergraduate modules in Theory of Literature and elsewhere). We opted for a number of selected literary and cultural theories and do not try to cover each and all of them, although you will be guided towards the bigger picture. Selected theories range from psychoanalysis and deconstruction to Foucault, post-colonialist and gender theory, and debates and new theories of the last decade or so such as the work of Judith Butler, Deleuze (the rhizome, Anti-Oedipus, etc.), and others. Students themselves select, from the options offered, the theories/theorists they wish to work on.

UNISA Theology Course Module

UNISA Theology Course Module

Research in Practical Theology – HPPTH81
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module introduces students to the Honours BTh programme in practical theology as a whole. It is intended for students with a Bachelors degree in theology who wish to become researchers in practical theology. In this module attention is given to the origins, the theoretical foundations and practical implications of a variety of practical theological approaches in national and international contexts. Students credited with this module are able to reflect critically on various approaches to practical theology, to compare and evaluate the main trends in practical theology, and to justify an own practical theological approach in a research context.
Research Report in Practical Theology – HRPTH85
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module is for students in the final phase of their Hons BTh programme in practical theology. Students will be introduced to empirical research methods and will do advanced reading in a practical theological area of their choice under supervision of a specialist in that area. They have to put into practice the research skills they obtain by carrying out a smallscale research report. Qualifying students will have completed the research report and produced an acceptable research essay on it.
Preaching and Worship in African Context – PTH4802
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To help students to develop student competences and gain insight into the theories and practices of preaching and worship in an African Context. Students must further display professional conduct while they understand the knowledge and theories of the field. This module will be useful to help learners to develop into effective preaching and worship theorists and practitioners in a variety of social and cultural settings.
Religious Education and Christian Ministry – PTH4803
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To help students who wish to study recent developments in religious education and Christian ministry. Students will be introduced to theories, models and different approaches to religious education and specialised work on topics such as faith formation, spirituality, religious education in a pluralistic society, and religious education and learning in childhood, adolescence and adulthood. This module will also help students to understand the responsibility of church leaders, the role of lay ministries, service to the needy, and the responsibility of Christians in society. Students who have completed the module can identify and use contemporary approaches to religious education and Christian ministry.
Advanced Pastoral Care and Counselling – PTH4804
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module comprises two options of which students must choose one. Option One: an evaluation of the theories of a spectrum of writers in the field of pastoral care and counselling (such as Adams, Campbell, Capps, Clinebell, Firet, Gerkin, Heitink, Hiltner, Patton, Rebel, Thurneysen). The student will furthermore be introduced to the new developments in the field of family and marriage counselling. Students who have completed this module will be able to compare and evaluate different theories in the fields of pastoral care and counselling as well as in family and marriage counselling. Option Two: an evaluation of theories of a spectrum of writers in the field of pastoral psychology (for example Faber, Loewenthal, Watts) and psychology of religion (for example Wulff, Fontana, Oates en Scott Peck). Those who complete this module will be enabled to compare and analyze theories in pastoral psychology and psychology of religion. The application of psychology in the ministry and in the counselling practice is highlighted. The implications of the scientific study of religion and psychology are explored.