Afrikaans is an important language of communication on all levels
of South African society. Knowledge of Afrikaans is a valuable
asset in careers such as teaching, journalism, translating, publishing,
tourism, public relations, consultancy, law and diplomacy.
Although the Afrikaans Department does not offer an independent
programme at undergraduate level, Afrikaans can be taken both
as an ancillary and major subject within the Dual Major BA Degree.
Afrikaans is also offered as an elective in Correctional Studies
and Heritage Studies. In the modules offered in Year 1 we focus
on acquisition and basic communication skills, while at the same
time we do enrichment work with students who want to continue
with the more advanced studies of Afrikaans grammar and literature
in years 2 and 3. The first year course is thus a Beginners Course,
suitable to those interested in improving competence in Afrikaans
(if you have, for instance taken the language as a school subject)
as well as for people who never studied Afrikaans and need to
start from the beginning.
for updated modules offered in Undergraduate Programmes and for
Postgraduate qualifications (Page 30)