Rhodes University Faculty Of Humanities Departments, Schools & Institutes

Rhodes University Faculty Of Humanities Departments, Schools & Institutes

Departments, Schools & Institutes

The Faculty of Humanities is made up of 11 Departments, 2 Schools and 4 Institutes.

English at Rhodes involves the study of literature in English, an intrinsically worthwhile cultural pursuit rather than a form of training for employment. Nevertheless, the range of skills associated with the practice of literacy criticism — imaginative reach, interpretive insight, the capacity to deal with verbal and intellectual complexity, the ability to argue coherently and to write with clarity and fluency add up to the kind of general capability that is required and valued in numerous fields of employment. English graduates are regularly selected for places in teaching, journalism, radio, television, theatre, public relations, research, advertising, banking, commerce and information technology.

Undergraduate Courses:

1101101 ENG 101 English 101 S1 5 15
1101102 ENG 102 English 102 S2 5 15
1101201 ENG 201 English 201 S1 6 15
1101202 ENG 201 English 202 S2 6 15
1104200 AES 2 E Combined English Studies 2 Y 6 30
1101301 ENG 301 English 301 S1 7 30
1101302 ENG 302 English 302 S2 7 30
1104300 AES 3 C Combined English Studies 3 Y 7 60

Postgraduate Courses: Honours, Masters, PhD

The defining concern of the Allan Gray Centre for Leadership Ethics (AGCLE) is to theorise, teach and provide expert advice on leadership ethics in ways that promote the formation of persons who can lead humanely, responsibly and effectively, in short, who can exercise their ethical agency in a maximally effective way.

The International Library of African Music (ILAM) was founded by Hugh Tracey (1903-1977) in 1954 at the apex of 25 years of field recording and research into African music. This included 12 years of promoting African music as head of the Natal studios of SABC radio (1936-47), production of numerous commercial 78 rpm records with Gallo Records as head of their African Music Research Unit, and publication of his research findings in two significant books, Chopi Musicians (1948) and African Dances of the Witswatersrand Gold Mines (1952). Funding from a Nuffield Foundation grant matched by a contribution from the mining industry of southern Africa enabled Tracey to establish ILAM as an independent research centre, archive, and library intended to expand upon the work of the African Music Society, which he founded in 1948.