FACULTY OF ARTS
FACULTY REGULATIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME AND POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMAS, MASTERS DEGREE BY CONTINUOUS ASSESMENT, MASTERS OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREES AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREES
1.1 These regulations shall be read in conjunction with the University's General Academic Regulations for Undergraduate and Postgraduate degree programmes, hereinafter referred to as the General Regulations.
1.2 These regulations are in respect of programmes for the following Bachelor of Arts degrees offered by the Faculty of Arts:
Bachelor of Arts in African Languages and Culture Honours Degree (HAFL)
Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology, Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies Honours Degree (HACHMS)
Bachelor of Arts in English and Communication Honours Degree (HENG)
Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies Honours Degree (DSH)
Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies Honours Degree (DSH) Visiting
Bachelor of Arts in History Honours Degree (HIH)
Bachelor of Arts in Film and Theatre Arts Studies Honours Degree (HTAS)
Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies Honours Degree (HTRS)
Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies Honours Degree (HTRS) Visiting
1.3 Post Graduate Diploma in Development Studies (PGDDS)
1.4 The Faculty of Arts also offers the following Masters programmes:
Master of Arts in African Languages and Culture (MAFL)
Master of Arts in African and Diasporan Literature (MAADL)
Master of Arts in Applied English Linguistics (MAAEL)
Master of Arts in African History (MAAH)
Master of Arts in Development Studies (MADS)
Master of Arts in International Affairs (MAIA)
Master of Arts in Archaeology, (MARC)
Master of Arts in Cultural Heritage Studies (MCHS)
Master of Arts in Museum Studies (MMUS)
The appropriate Degree will be awarded to a student who has successfully completed an approved programme of study.
1.5 The Communication Skills Centre offers the Basic Communication Skills module which is compulsory to all Level 1students across all faculties. To this end the 4 credit module CS101 is listed along with all level 1 semester1 programme structures in all departments.
1.6 The Communication Skills Centre also offers the Extended Communication Skills (CS102) module which is compulsory to all Level 1 students in the Faculty of Arts As such the 4 credit module is listed along with all level 1 semester 2 programme structures in all departments in the Faculty of Arts.
2. DEFINITION OF TERMS
Refer to Section 1.8 of the General Regulations.
3. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
3.1 Normal Entry
3.1.1 To qualify for admission to an undergraduate degree programme in the Faculty of Arts, a student must satisfy the general entry requirements as specified in General Regulations and the specific Department Regulations.
3.1.2 Eligibility for admission will be established by satisfying the said regulations and requirements of respective departments, but eligibility will not guarantee admission.
A high level pass in the specified subjects is necessary, and students with prior experience plus relevant passes normally have an advantage to admission.
3.2 Special Entry
3.2.1 Special entry will normally be considered for a student with strict adherence to the requirements of the General Regulations. The respective Faculty departments will normally have the prerogative to consider and examine the academic capabilities of students who apply for admission under special entry provisions.
3.3 Mature Entry
Refer to Section 3.3 of the General Regulations.
3.4 Visiting School Undergraduate Degree Programmes
In order to qualify for entry to the Visiting School programme offered by the Faculty of Arts, a candidate must in addition to satisfying the minimum entry requirements described under the general regulations and Faculty regulations have completed `A' Levels, relevant Diploma(s) or their equivalent(s) as may be prescribed by the Departmental Regulations for such Visiting School degree programmes.
4. GENERAL PROVISIONS
4.1 A student may include in his/her programme, modules offered by other Faculties up to a total of ten modules.
4.2 A student's selection of modules of a degree programme is subject to the approval of the Executive Dean and the Chairpersons of all the relevant departments and to the following conditions:
4.2.1 the student shall register for at least ten modules per level at any time during the academic year,
4.2.2 the module combination is feasible in terms of the timetable,
4.2.3 a student may change his/her registration for modules to be taken in the first two weeks of the semester, and
4.2.4 a student may apply for exemptions during the first four weeks of the semester.
4.3 The Departmental Board responsible for a programme may designate, in the special Departmental Regulations for the programme certain modules as core modules for that programme. Core modules are the modules, which are considered to be essential for qualification in a particular programme. A department shall not designate more than six modules as core modules per level.
4.4 Credit Transfer
Refer to Section 4.4 of the Faculty of Arts Regulations
4.5 The dissertation shall constitute eight (8) credits. Each candidate is required to submit a dissertation of at least forty five pages, font 12 with double spacing on a topic related to his/her area of study and approved by the dissertation supervisor.
4.5.1 Candidates shall be required to submit three typed and bound copies of the dissertation, one for assessment purposes, the other shall be deposited in the Department library and the last copy for the University Library. The copies of the dissertation should be submitted at a date to be determined by the Departmental Board of which students shall be notified.
4.5.2 After a dissertation has been submitted and marked a student may be required to defend it before the Departmental Board of Examiners.
4.5.3 The highest mark that may be awarded for a dissertation submitted after due date shall be 50%.
4.6 A dissertation that attains a failure mark within supplementable range may be resubmitted within three months after the publication of results.
5.1 Overall assessment shall normally be based on continuous assessment and final examinations. Continuous assessment requirements may vary from programme to programme.
5.2 Continuous assessment shall account for twenty five percent (25%) and not more than fifty percent (50%) of the overall assessment.
5.3 Department shall determine which items shall be included in the continuous assessment and shall define the relevant weight of each item.
5.4 To be admitted for examinations a candidate must:
5.4.1 be a registered student of the University in accordance with the General Regulations,
5.4.2 have satisfactorily attended and completed the approved modules of study,
5.4.3 have written assignments and tests that constitute continuous assessment,
5.4.4 have attended and participated in seminar, tutorials practical classes, work placements and other activities as stated in the Departmental Regulations, and
5.4.4 have satisfactorily covered modules of which at least 60% of them must be offered in the respective honours degree programmes they are registered.
6. PROVISION FOR PROGRESSION
6.1 Students shall progress automatically from semester one to semester two at each level with the exception of special cases that would have been approved by Senate that is cases of students applying for deferment of studies.
6.2 The Faculty Board of Examiners shall meet at the end of the first semester of the level to ratify the marks obtained by candidates and considered by the Departmental Boards. In the case of repeat level students, the Faculty may, however, make recommendation to withdraw or discontinue the student at this stage.
6.3 The Faculty Board shall meet at the end of second semester of a level to ratify the marks obtained by the candidates and make recommendations to Senate in issues of progression by students to the next level.
6.4 For a student to proceed from one level to the other he/she must have passed at least eight (8) modules.
7. FAILURE TO SATISFY THE EXAMINERS
Refer to Section 9 of the General Academic Regulations.
8. WORK RELATED LEARNING GENERAL GUIDELINES
Refer to Section 10 of the General Academic Regulations
9. GRADING AND DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
9.1 To be awarded an Honours degree a student must pass all core modules at all levels and must have accrued at least 136 credits.
9.2 The classification of all modules and degree programmes shall be as stated in Section 5 of the General Academic Regulations.
10. REMARKING OF EXAMINATIONS
Refer to Section 11.10 of the General Academic Regulations.
11. DEGREE WEIGHTING
11.1 All academic levels shall be considered for purposes of degree weighting. The weighting shall be 25% for each of the four levels.