Purpose of the programme
This qualification is aimed at producing graduates who will provide guidance to developers on environmental issues relating to development. The qualification leads from a foundation in the social sciences, development studies and geographical sciences and is followed by sound grounding in all aspects of environmental planning. With this qualification, learners will be qualified to enter the field of environmental planning at a technical level, but are recommended to continue their studies at honours level in the discipline of geography or development studies.
The person who obtained this degree can work as Environmental Officer at various Government Departments which deals with environmental issues, non-governmental organisation, private companies, environmental organisations, nature conservation institutions and also municipalities. The people who are interested in teaching geography can study for a postgraduate teaching diploma after this degree.
The people with entrepreneurial interest can establish their business which will assist in doing the environmental impact assessments for government and private sector.
Vertical articulation for higher degree studies
The people who have obtained this degree can pursue BA Honours in Geography or BA Honours in Development Studies. Those who are interested to pursue careers in teaching geography can register for Postgraduate Diploma in the Faculty of Education.
Horizontal articulation with other qualifications
This degree requires students to do majors in geography and Development Studies. The students can switch their academic programme to BA Development Studies at second year level. The switch will require them to add one more year in their studies because they are required to add another major course in Public Administration.
Contact details for inquiries
Mrs NP Ndimande, B Paed (Geography), BA (Hons) (Geography), MSc (Geography),
Tel: 035 9026331.
Head of Department
Mr AT Mthembu, B Paed (Geography), BA (Hons) (Geography), MA (Geography),
Tel: 035 9026329.
|YEAR 1||PHYSICAL & ENVIRO GEOG SGES111 (H) NQF 5||INTRODUCTION TO TOURISM ARTO111||NGO SECTOR, DEVELOPMENT & UNDERDEVELOPMENT ADEV111||PRACTICAL ENGLISH 1 PART A AENG121|
|HUMAN GEOGRAPHY SGES112 (H) NQF 6||BUSINESS TOURISM & ENTREPRENEURSHIP ARTO112||COMMUNITY PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND FACILITATION ADEV112||PRACTICAL ENGLISH 1 PART B AENG122|
|YEAR 2||LANDFORMS & CARTOGRAPHY SGES211 (D) NQF 6||TOURISM MARKETING A ARTO211||DEVELOPMENT CONCEPTS: ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL
INTEGRATED LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADEV221
|ELEMENTARY STATISTICS SSTT111 (E) NQF 5|
|DEMOGRAPHICS, SUST DEVELOP SGES212 (B) NQF 6||TOURISM MARKETING B ARTO212
|GLOBALISATION & THIRD WORLD DEVELOPMENT ADEV212
OR INTEGRATED RURAL
|GEOGRAPHICAL INFO SYSTEMS SHYD222 (H) NQF 6|
|COMPUTER LITERACY II SCPS122 (X)|
|YEAR 3||URBAN GEOG AND RECREATION SGES311 (A) NQF 7||LAND USE, RESOURCE MANAGE
SGES331 (C) NQF 7
|INTEGRATED URBAN DEVELOPMENT ADEV311||INDUSTRY & DEVELOPMENT ADEV321|
|ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SGES312
(E) NQF 7
|ENV FIELDWORK & RESEARCH SGES322
(G) NQF 7
& EVALUATION ADEV312
|RESEARCH METHODOLOGY ADEV322|