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Welcome to the Department of Communication and Applied Language Studies

Contact details for enquiries

Tel: 015 962 8436
Fax: 015 962 8416/4749
Email: mogale.makgopa@univen.ac.za

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

 

VISION AND MISSION STATEMENT

In line with the University’s mission and vision
statements, the Department of Communication and Applied Language

Studies is guided by the following vision and mission:

Vision
To be the hub of media, communication and journalism research and to offer cutting edge training in development
– oriented media, communication and journalism programmes in southern Africa.

Mission
The Department of Communication and Applied Language Studies offers a wide range of globally recognized, developmentally

-oriented media, communication and journalism programmes at both undergraduate and
postgraduate levels using modern methods of instruction.

DEGREES OFFERED

BACHELOR OF ARTS MAJORING IN LINGUISTICS
BACHELOR OF ARTS MAJORING IN MEDIA STUDIES
BACHELOR OF ARTS HONOURS IN LINGUISTICS
BACHELOR OF ARTS HONOURS IN MEDIA STUDIES (TO BE OFFERED FROM 2019)
MASTER OF ARTS IN LINGUISTICS (MA)
MASTER OF ARTS IN MEDIA STUDIES (TO BE OFFERED)
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN LINGUISTICS (PhD)
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN MEDIA STUDIES (PhD) (TO BE OFFERED)

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

1. Linguistics
• Translation
• Interpreting
• Publishing
• Print Media
• Broadcasting
• Language practitioner
• Language policy advisory
• Language teaching
• Language curriculum development
• Public speaking
• Speech writing and editing
• Linguistics research
• Creative writing
• Sign language interpreting
• Lecturer
• Speech therapy, etc.

2. Media Studies
• Journalism
• Advertising
• Editorial work
• Public relations
• Television & Film
• Radio
• Publishing
• Internet writing
• Lecturer
• Public service, etc.

STAFF

 

Senior Lecturers
Dr B Dube, (Deputy Head of Department)
BA, Grad. C.E. BA (Hons), MA (UZIM), DPhil (Stell)
Dr M Mabika, Dip Comm. & Journalism (CCOSA), BA, Media Studies (ZOU), MSSc. (UFH), PGDHE (Stellenbosch), DSS (Fort Hare University)
Dr TJ Chari, BA. Post-Gradi Dip in Media & Comm. MA (UZIM), PhD (Wits)

Lecturers
Dr MF Sadiki, PTC (Rehlahlilwe), Dip. Special Education (BoE), BA, UED, Dip. Education Management, (UNIVEN), Cert. Journalism (Cum Laude) BA (Hons) (UP), MA (Stell), (Unisa), PhD (Stell)
Mr FO Makananise, BA (Univen), BA (Hons), MA (University of Limpopo), PGDHE (Rhodes University)

Part-time Lecturers
Mr SE Madima, PTD (Tshisimani), BA (UNISA), BA (Hons) (University of Pretoria), MA Cum Laude (Univen)
Mr W Juniper, BA (UNISA), BA (Hons) (University of Limpopo), MA (Leicester University)

Media Technician
Mr AT Maumela

Intern
Ms R Nedzamba, BA (Hons) (UNIVEN)

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