School of Human and Social Sciences

About the School of Human and Social Sciences
Vision
To study and research on the human conditions and their social life for rural and regional development in Southern Africa

Mission
The school will use appropriate methodologies to critically analyze, exchange ideas and knowledge to address the challenges and the needs of the disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences through learning, teaching, research and academic citizenship for rural and regional development in Southern Africa. Both Humanities and Social Sciences through their multiplicity of programmes, ranging from undergraduate to post graduate studies, focus on understanding, meaning, purpose and goals through interpretative methods of finding the truth and explaining the causality of events for rural and regional development.

Mandate
To transform the School of Humanities and Social Sciences into a unit offering career focused programmes in compliance with the mandate of UNIVEN as a comprehensive university

Dean's Profile

Prof Makgopa

Dean Prof. MA Makgopa, BA (Hons) (Unisa) MA (Stell), (DLitt et Phil) Unisa) J.S.T.C. (Setotolwane)

EDUCATION

DLit et Phil (African Languages; Northern Sotho) University of South Africa, 2010
Thesis: Closure as reflected in Northern Sotho Novels
Major : Literature, Language, Socio Linguistics, on mastics, folklore, IKS

MA ((African Languages; Northern Sotho) University of Stellenbosch
Dissertation: The relative clause in Northern Sotho
Major Fields: Semantics, Applied linguistics

BA HONS ((African Languages; Northern Sotho) University of South Africa)
Northern Sotho literature

BA Majors Education and Northern Sotho; University of South Africa)

EMPLOYMENT

Dean: School of Human and Social Sciences, June 2010 to date
Full Professor: MER Mathivha Centre for African Languages, Arts and Culture 2011 to date
Associate Professor: from 2009- 2010
HOD MER Mathivha Centre for African Languages, Arts and Culture 2005- 2010
Senior Lecturer 2007-2009
Lecturer from 1997 – 2007
Senior Lecturer Naphuno College of Education 1990 – 1997
Teacher and HOD Masobe High School 1983 -1990
Teacher Ramoba High School 1981- 1982

Programmes
The following degrees / diplomas and certificates are offered in the school:

Degrees
Bachelor of ArtsBA
Bachelor of Arts in Education (Agriculture)BAgric(Ed)
Bachelor of Arts in Development StudiesBADS
Bachelor of Arts in International RelationsBAIR
Bachelor of Arts in Bachelor of Arts in Youth DevelopmentBAYID
Bachelor of Arts in Bachelor of Arts in Youth DevelopmentBAYID
Bachelor of Arts in Education (Music)BA (Ed) (Mus)
Bachelor of Arts in Education (Primary)BA (Ed) (Prim)
Bachelor of Arts in Education (Secondary)BA (Ed) (Sec)
Bachelor of Arts in International RelationsBA (IR)
Bachelor of Arts in Social WorkBSW
Bachelor of MusicologyBMus
Bachelor of Pre-Primary EducationB.Pre-Pri(Ed)
Bachelor of Education in Science EducationB.Ed(Sc.Ed)
Bachelor of EducationB.Ed(Hons)
Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood EducationBEDECE (Hons)
Bachelor of Education in College TeachingBEDCT(Hons)
Bachelor of Education in Education ManagementBEDEM(Hons)
Bachelor of Education Guidance and CounsellingBEDGC(Hons)
Bachelor of Education: Further Education and TrainingBEDFET
Master of Arts DegreesMA
Master of ArtsMA
Master of Arts in International RelationsMAIR
Master of Education (by dissertation)MEd
Master of Education in Curriculum StudiesMEDCS
Master of Education in Education ManagementMEDEM
Master of Educational FoundationsMEd (Ed.Found)
Master of Education in Philosophy of EducationMEd(PHIL)
Master of Education in Science EducationMEd(ScEd)
Master of Education in Teacher EducationMEdTE
Master of Human SciencesMHS
DoctorateDr
Doctor of EducationDEd
Doctor of PhilosophyPhD
Doctoral Degree in Gender StudiesPhDGS
Doctor of PhilosophyPhD
Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum StudiesPhD(CS)
Doctor of Philosophy in Science EducationPhD(Sc.Ed)
Doctor of Philosophy in African StudiesPhD AS
Diploma
Diploma in Choral StudiesDipCS
Diploma in School Library and Information ScienceDip Sc Lib
Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Educational Managemant)PGDEEM
Post Graduate Certificate in EducationPGCE
Science Teacher Education DiplomaSTED
Post-Graduate Diploma in African StudiesPGAS
Post-Graduate Diploma in Gender StudiesPGDIGS
Certificates
Certificate Course in Business English and CommunicationCCBEN
Certificate in Education (Early Childhood Education)CEEC
Certificate in Educational ManagementCEM
Certificate in MusicCMUS
Advanced Certificate in Education (Educational Management)ACEEM
Advanced Certificate in Education- Biology Educatiion (FET)ACEBEF
Advanced Certificate in Education- Mathematics Education (FET)ACEMEF
Advanced Certificate in Education- Science Education (FET)ACESEF
Advanced Certificate in Education- Mathematics Education (FET)ACEMES
Advanced Certificate in Education- Natural Science Education (SP)ACENSS
Advanced Certificate in Education- Mathematics Education (IP)ACEMEI
Advanced Certificate in Education – Natural Science Education (IP)ACENSI
Advanced Certificate in Remedial EducationADCRE
Advanced Certificate in Environmental EducationADCEE
Honours DegreesHons
Bachelor of Arts HonoursBA(Hons)
BA Honours in Applied AnthropologyBAHAPA
BA Honours in ArchaeologyBAHARC
BA Honours in Literature and Media StudiesBAHLMS
BA Honours in Heritage StudiesBAH
BA Honours in African StudiesBAHAFC
Honours Degree in Gender StudiesHONSGS
Honours in Degree Applied LinguisticsHAL
Honours Degree in Theoretical LinguisticsHTL
Bachelor of Arts Honours in International RelationsBAHIR
Career opportunities
Social Worker, Public Relations Officer, Anthropologist, Psychologist,
Information Officer, Interpreter, Lecturer, Translator, Teacher, Vocational Officer, Counsellor, Public
Servant, Archaeologist, Politician, Music Composer, Ambassador, Officer in nongovernmental
organisations, Training Officer, TV presenter, Radio broadcaster, United Nations agencies like UNESCO
and UNICEF, Social Welfare Education Officer, Adult Education Specialist, Environmental Education
Specialist. Youth Studies, Youth Professional in Social Welfare, Health, Labour, Community Services,
Supervisory Leaders in nongovernmental organisations, Journalist at newspapers, TV or radio
brioadcasting, Editor, Terminologist, Proofreader, Creative Writer, Book Reviewer, Indexing, Tour
Guide, Museum Curator, Archivist, Libraries, Community Developer, Extension Officer, Indigenous
Knowledge Systems Practitioner.