College of Humanities

Education Students Share Experiences of Study Tour in Berlin

November 15, 2018
Eight Bachelor of Education students from the School of Education went on an intensive eight-day Teacher Education Study tour in Berlin, Germany. Organiser of the tour and UKZN Academic Leader for Community Engagement Dr Angela James accompanied them on the trip. The focus of the tour was school development in the context of Education...
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Dancers with Down Syndrome Perform at Sneddon Theatre

November 15, 2018
The Flatfoot Dance Company next week presents its second annual integrated dance programme featuring dancers with the Down Syndrome condition. N’gila/I Am Here is choreographed by UKZN Drama and Performance studies lecturer Ms Lliane Loots in collaboration with eight dancers from the Flatfoot Dance Company and the fondly referred to Flatfoot Downie Dance...
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Student becomes Youth Ambassador for UN Population Fund

November 15, 2018
Third year Media and Cultural Studies student Ms Nkosingiphile Ntshangase has been chosen as a Youth Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). ‘Being a Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) member means I will be able to participate in forums and processes that seek to improve the situation of young...
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Successful External Review for Criminology and Forensic Studies Major

November 15, 2018
A review of the undergraduate major, Criminology and Forensic Studies in the School of Applied Human Sciences (SAHS) was completed successfully over a four-day period on UKZN’s Howard College campus. The review of the major is an institutional quality assurance process undertaken to evaluate all activities involved in curriculum renewal, management and outcomes of...
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Prof. Nhlanhla Mkhize

Deputy-Vice Chancellor

Contact Details

PA / Secretary Mrs Small
Phone: 033 260 5007
(Alternative)
Phone: 031 260 2874 smalld@ukzn.ac.za
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Welcome Message from the DVC

Welcome to the College of Humanities. Our college, the largest at UKZN, comprises six schools namely:

As Deputy Vice-Chancellor, I am supported by six school Deans as well as a Dean of Teaching and Learning and Research, while  administrative support is provided by the College Director of Professional Services who has the function
and role of a College Registrar.

With the increasing number of students passing Grade 12 in South Africa, our College has found itself the desirable destination for many young people who wish to pursue careers that will allow them to contribute positively in their
lives, communities, the country and the world over.

The quality of the teaching, learning and research that we provide cannot be doubted. Over the years, our students have gone on to be accepted in graduate programmes in top universities throughout the world. This affirms the dedication
our staff and students display in all their academic endeavors.

The College of Humanities continues to conduct strategic research, which ensures global reach and local impact simultaneously. It is not uncommon to have some of our academics conduct research for, in partnership with or with international
organisations such as agencies of the United Nations, the African Union, European Union, the Wellcome Trust and Irish Aid. Our academics regularly serve on various government boards and special committees founded to inform government
policy, research and responsiveness to the many societal problems faced in the growing South African democracy.

The College has two SARChi chairs in poverty studies and more than 60 academics rated by the National Research Foundation (NRF).

The Sneddon Theatre in Durban and the Hexagon Theatre in Pietermaritzburg are also part of the College of Humanities.

Many people reading this message may have attended College spectaculars such as the Durban International Film Festival, The Time of the Writer, Poetry Africa or the Dance Festival known as Jomba. These festivals are supported by a
variety of partners, including the eThekwini Municipality.

The College of Humanities is not only a hub of learning, it is also a place to network, form lifelong partnerships and international bonds.

The College has expanded its global footprint by engaging in strategic Memorandums of Understanding with Universities on the African continent as well as those in Europe and North America. We are very proud of the doctoral schools
and supervision cohorts we have set up in Zimbabwe, Mauritius and Swaziland.  These partnerships allow us to address our own challenges while reciprocally offering knowledge from our unique experiences to our global partners.

This website is designed for current and prospective students and staff members from all corners of the globe to interact with us, receive information, enquire and be exposed to our good work. Each one of the schools within the College
has a dedicated webpage, which will assist in getting information that is specific to a student’s study interests, research and/or teaching expertise.

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Eight Bachelor of Education students from the School of Education went on an intensive eight-day Teacher Education Study tour in Berlin, Germany....
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The Flatfoot Dance Company next week presents its second annual integrated dance programme featuring dancers with the Down Syndrome condition....
Read More
Third year Media and Cultural Studies student Ms Nkosingiphile Ntshangase has been chosen as a Youth Ambassador for the United...
Read More