Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedSouth Africa Second semester 2014 (Day)
South Africa OCT-MSA01 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Anna-Mart van Wyk


This unit presents an introduction to globalisation and its economic, cultural, and political implications. It includes an examination of the effects of globalisation on states, societies and the environment, from an African perspective.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Recognise the major debates surrounding globalisation and its likely development;
  2. Understand the potential impacts of globalisation on Africa;
  3. Demonstrate sound oral and written communication skills;
  4. Understand and develop critical thinking and analytical skills.


Written work: (90%)
Class participation: (10%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

One 2-hour lecture and one 1- hour tutorial per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study