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BA SOCIO-INFORMATICS (OPTION 2: Geo-Informatics)


Admission requirements:

- Performance in Grade 12:
- Write the National Benchmark Tests AQL
- For the NSC an aggregate of at least 60%
- Home Language 50%
- First Additional Language 40%
- Mathematics 60%

- If Mathematics is taken as a subject: Mathematics 70%

Programme content and structure
The programme offers two options.

Option 1 (Information Systems) partly consists of compulsory subjects and modules, and partly of a number of electives. The core is the subject Socio-Informatics, with selected modules from Decision-making and Value Studies.

Option 2 (Geo-Informatics) combines the subject Socio-Informatics with, among other, modules from Geography and Environmental Studies and, specifically in the second and third year, the modules in Geographical Information Technology.

Please consult the Socio-Informatics website for more info.

[split] Programme composition:

First year (144 credits)

Compulsory modules:
- Information Skills 172(6)
- Socio-Informatics 114(12), 144(12)
- Geo-Environmental Science 124(16), 154(16)
- Economics* 114(12), 144(12)
- Sociology 114(12), 144(12)
- Mathematics (Bio)* 124(16)
- Statistics* 186(18)

Second year (136 credits)

Compulsory modules:
- Socio-Informatics 224(16), 254(16)
- Geography and Environmental Studies 214(16)
- Geographical Information Technology 211(16), 241(16), 242(16)
- Business Ethics 214(8)

Elective modules :
Choose 32 credits
- Economics* 214(16), 244(16)
- Decision Making and Value Studies 222(8), 242(8)
- Sociology 212(8), 222(8), 242(8), 252(8)

Third year (136 credits)

Compulsory modules:
- Socio-Informatics 314(18), 334(18), 354(18), 364(18)
- Geographical Information Technology 311(16), 312(16), 341(16), 342(16)

Programme assessment
For details on assessment particulars consult the respective departments. See also the entries of the departments concerned in Section 6, “Module Contents”.

Academic development
Consult Section 4, “Faculty-specific Information”, for further detail.

Other information
Subject combinations
All combinations are subject to timetable considerations.

Presentation
The programme is presented by means of contact teaching through regular lectures, supplemented with seminars, tutorials and/or practical sessions.

Consult “Language Specifications” for the medium of instruction.

The contents and language specifications of standard modules are given in the departmental list of modules as set out in Section 6 (see Table of Contents for page numbers) or of modules offered in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (marked with*), in the Calendar, Part 10. Please note that most modules after the first year in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences are presented in Afrikaans.

Enquiries
Programme Co-ordinator: Mr D le Roux
Tel.: 021 808 2027; E-mail: nodysa@sun.ac.za
Department e-mail address: nodysa@sun.ac.za
The programme’s home page: www.informatics.sun.ac.za
Universiteit Stellenbosch University