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​Short Learning Programmes (SLP's)

Artificial Intelligence in the 4IR

Artificial Intelligence in the 4IR introduces you to artificial intelligence (AI), its applications, and its implications for society and the future of work in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).

The disruptive and profound effect of AI and automation on the world of work is set to intensify in the coming years. Those who are most prepared for the future will be best prepared for change, and best situated to lead change. Artificial Intelligence in the 4IR encourages you to reflect on your role in a world that is being transformed by AI-driven technologies.

COURSE OVERVIEW
Artificial Intelligence in the 4IR consists of 8 units aimed to help students 
develop a basic understanding of a world with AI. Completion of this short learning programme will enable students to:

• Develop an understanding of the 4IR and automation.
• Understand the evolution of AI.
• Discuss foundational concepts and techniques of AI and their application to   real-life problems.
• Explore advances in AI research, application and commercialisation in the United States and the West.
• Explore advances in AI research, application and commercialisation in China.
• Unpack the implications of AI for the future of the world of work.
• Be aware of social and ethical considerations of AI technology.
• Reflect on the future of AI for society.

WHAT WILL STUDENTS RECEIVE UPON COMPLETION?
A digital certificate will be issued on successful completion which may be viewed and shared with third parties or possible employers through the UJ Digital Certificate platform. 

COST
Artificial Intelligence in the 4IR has no cost implications for students.

CLASSES OR TUTORIALS
The online nature of the programme means that students are not required to attend any lectures or tutorials. Rather, students are expected to read all the texts you are exposed to, answer multiple choice questions (MCQs), and participate in the online discussions.

STUDENT PARTICIPATION

The Division of Academic Development and Support (ADS) invites students to read and discuss the same book in a given period of time. ADS encourages a culture of reading by providing a basis for deep, meaningful conversations regarding AI and the 4IR.

The prescribed read is ‘21 Lessons for the 21st Century’ by Yuval Noah Harari, which can be found online at all UJ campus libraries. Students who register for this programme receive access to download the book, for free, from the course reading material folder.

ASSESSMENTS
All assessments are in the form of multiple choice questions (MCQs). In order to proceed from one activity to the next, students are required to obtain at least 50%. An overall mark of 50% is required to pass the programme.

APPLICATION AND ACADEMIC ENQUIRIES
Ms Simone Carter
Email: scarter@uj.ac.za / ai4ir@uj.ac.za 
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African Insights

African Insights introduces you to the intellectual traditions and debates in Africa.

COURSE OVERVIEW
African Insights comprises 8 units aimed to help you develop an appreciation of Africa’s many and rich inheritances. Completion of African Insights will enable you to:

• Have an informed appreciation of the role of Africa in the world and of its inheritances.
• Have a foundational understanding of key historical and political concepts in African studies.
• Be able to link the South African experience to the greater African experience.
• Have confronted and responded to the voices of women and the LGBTIQ community in Africa in ways that reflect an understanding and    appreciation of South Africa’s democracy and the Bill of Rights enshrined in the South African Constitution.
• Have a foundational understanding of epistemology/African epistemology.

WHAT WILL STUDENTS RECEIVE UPON COMPLETION?

A digital certificate will be issued on successful completion which may be viewed and shared with third parties or possible employers through the UJ Digital Certificate platform. 

COST

African Insights has no cost implications for students.

CLASSES OR TUTORIALS

The online nature of the programme means that students are not required to attend any lectures or tutorials. Rather, students are expected to read all the texts they are exposed to, answer multiple choice questions (MCQs), and participate in the online discussions.

ASSESSMENTS

All assessments are in the form of multiple choice questions (MCQs). An overall mark of 50% is required to pass the programme.

APPLICATION AND ACADEMIC ENQUIRIES
Ms Simone Carter
Email: scarter@uj.ac.za / africaninsights@uj.ac.za