The course broadens and builds upon topics that were introduced at either Bachelor of Education or Post Graduate Diploma in Education level.  The course focuses on central topics in Psycholinguistics and Sociolinguistics that are relevant to the teaching and learning of languages. After every topic, the students who are all practicing teachers will hopefully be able to deduce implications for the classroom in terms of syllabi design, selection and grading of content, teaching methods, reinforcement as well as testing.

 


BSAD 694 Managing Innovation & Entrepreneurship 3 Credits

A course designed to provide the student with a deep grounding in the field of technological innovation for managers and entrepreneurs. The dynamics of 'what should you do?' and 'how should you get it done?' are dealt with as the student is exposed to the belief that it is dangerous to separate strategy from implementation because having a great idea is of little worth if one cannot figure out how to monetize the idea. Building an organisation that can continually generate and commercialise innovation is one of the core concerns of top management. Topics include; exploring innovation, executing innovation, exploiting innovation and renewing innovation by the entrepreneur.


ENGL 640 GENDER ISSUES IN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE COURSE OVERVIEW DOCTOR DHLIWAYO A COURSE DESCRIPTION The course explores issues involved in present - day debate about gender controversies surrounding the relationship between men and women, sexual minorities and children. The issues highlighted include gender in the contemporary world, gender and sex, indexing, gender marked communication styles, the notion of gynolect, gender bias in language and language and gender in the classroom. The course also deals with gender as a personal and social construction, gender and development, gender and power differentials, cultural practices and constraints, secularism, religion, sexuality, the law, the individual and the group. Literary work will be studied alongside trends and theories within specified historical periods. LEARNING OUTCOMES Students who successfully complete the course will: • Show all advanced understanding of the changing knowledge base of gender issues in Africa and the entire globe; • Show understanding of social, ethical and cultural contextualisation of judgements on issues of gender ; • Be able to evaluate and synthesise the literary work on gender issues; • Appreciate the new ideas/concepts and possibilities then construct own new arguments; • Demonstrate critical thinking and analysis through presentations, online discussions and completion of a research essay. ASSESSMENT • A literature review on gender issues of 1 000 words – 20 % • A research essay 4 000 words -30 % • Individual online presentation -10 % • Group presentation online -20% • A journal on personal perceptions on gender and covid-19 -20% TOTAL 100% NB – THE JOURNAL INCLUDES PICTURES AND ANY OTRHER SYMBOLS. CONTENT OUTLINE PART A: Theoretical Background Defining and theorizing key concepts  What is gender?  What is gender criticism?  What is gender criticism and what does it entail?  Feminism and transformative change in gender discourses.  Gender as a Personal and Cultural Construction.  Gender and Social Control (e.g. Gender and Development, Women and Development, Women in Development, Gender and Religious identities and Political Mobilization).  Practical and Strategic gender needs, women’ interests, “ feminization” of poverty  Gender and power differentials in households, institutions, organisations etc.  Christian perspective to feminism. PART B: Literary and theoretical appreciation of selected texts NB Texts will be studied in relation to their historical backgrounds and intellectual thought. They will be studied alongside trends, theories and writings of intellectual thinkers within specified historical periods. Gender perceptions in these texts and their development are largely perceived as governed by historical, socio-economic and political realities. Students will be required to demonstrate a thorough dialectical materialist understanding of history and ideas. African and the African Diaspora texts Nervous Conditions Tsitsi Dangarembgwa And they didn’t die Lauretta Ngcobo A Cowrie of Hope Binwell Sinyangwe Purple Hibiscus Indichi Chimamanda So Long a Letter/ Scarlet Song Mariama Ba The Uncertainty of Hope Valerie Tagwira The Color Purple Alice Walker Beloved Toni Morrison Western Texts Roxana Daniel Defoe The Odd Women George Gissing Sense and Sensibility Jane Austin The Awakening Kate Chopin Recommended Reading for General Background Sociology Haralambos and Holborn- Chapter 10. Women and Gender in Southern Africa to 1945 ed- Cherrly Walker. The National Gender Policy of Zimbabwe 2013-2017. Beyond Beijing - Matambanadzo et al. Maids and Maidens: The Politics of exploitation Responses to 101 Questions about Feminism- Denis Larder Carmody Women in African Literature Today- Jones et al. Gendered Lives: Communication, Gender and Culture – Wood, J. T.