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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Outline and discuss the history of Christianity in Africa 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116751  Outline and discuss the history of Christianity in Africa 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Christian Theology and Ministry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies Religious and Ethical Foundations of Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-08-07  2010-08-07  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2011-08-07   2014-08-07  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard will be useful to learners who wish to understand the spread of Christianity in Africa.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to describe the history of Christianity in Africa in broad outline. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners are assumed to be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The following scope and context applies to the whole Unit Standard:
  • Early Christianity in Egypt, Ethiopia, Nubia and North-Western Africa, Medieval Ethiopia, Portuguese Roman Catholic expansion, Protestant missions in the 18th & 19th centuries, Christian expansion in 20th-century Africa.

    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the Unit Standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the early spread of Christianity in Africa and compare Christianity in different parts of Africa. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    1st-10th centuries, Egypt, Ethiopia, Nubia, North-Western Africa, Christianity and Islam. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Major events and turning points of this historical period are described, according to modern scholarship. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    African influence on world Christianity is described in terms of monasticism, dogmatic theology (especially the Nicene Creed) and ascetic theology (the desert fathers). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the history of the African Christianity in the medieval period. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reasons for the growth of Christianity in Ethiopia and its decline in Nubia are discussed with reference to the Medieval period. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Major events and turning points of the historical period are explained, in accordance with modern scholarship. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Links are made between historical, political, economic and social factors. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the spread of Christianity in sub-Saharan Africa after 1500. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Major events in this historical period are described with reference to a specific geographic area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Links are made between historical, political, economic and social factors. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe the spread of Christianity in sub-Saharan Africa in the 20th century. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The main features of the spread of Christianity in sub-Saharan Africa are described according to historical accounts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The history of the learner's denomination in South Africa is described from church records. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Providers of learning towards this Unit Standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation Option:

    The moderation requirements of the relevant ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this Unit Standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the Unit Standard.
  • Knowledge of the history of Christianity in Africa
  • Knowledge of the history of the learner's own denomination and background
  • Awareness of the links between developments of different churches at various periods 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively: through effective study skills and gathering of data. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information: through research into historical and political backgrounds. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system: through understanding how the learner's own denomination is a part of a broader history. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Definition of Terms:

    Terms have been clarified as far as possible through the use of range statements. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49057   Further Education and Training Certificate: Theology and Ministry  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.