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BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE (BAA)

General Requirements

For admission to programmes of study at the UZ for any first degree, a student must have the following qualifications in the ZIMSEC examinations or equivalent.

All applicants MUST have passed five subjects, including English Language at ‘O’ Level and at least two Advanced Level passes.

(N.B.: at ‘O’ level, only grades A, B and C are accepted.)

Additional Entry Requirements

In addition, to qualify to register for a particular Subject, a student must normally satisfy the conditions which are stipulated under each of the BAA Degree Programme below: 

DEPARTMENT SUBJECT

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIRMENTS

African Languages

and Literature

Ndebele A Level pass in Ndebele
Shona A Level pass in Shona
Economics Economics O Level pass in Mathematics
Economic History Economic History An ‘A’ Level pass in History and/or ‘A’ level pass in Economic History or Economics (plus either ‘O’ Level History or ‘O’ Level Economic History).
English English A Level pass in English

Geography and

 Environmental Science

Geography An ‘O’ level pass in Mathematics and ‘A’ level pass in Geography.
History Archaeology An ‘O’ Level pass in Mathematics and ‘A’ Level pass in History or Geography.
History An ‘A’ level pass in History
War and Strategic Studies An ‘A’ level pass in a subject acceptable to the Department of History.
Linguistics Linguistics A student should be registered for at least one language subject at Level I.
Mathematics Mathematics An ‘A’ level Pass in Mathematics
Modern Languages Afrikaans/Nederlands An ‘A’ level Pass in Afrikaans
Chinese and Cultural Studies No special qualifications

Afrikaans and

Cultural Studies

No special qualifications

French Language and

Cultural Studies

No special qualifications

German Language and Cultural Studies

No special qualifications

Spanish Language and Cultural Studies No special qualification

Portuguese Language

and Cultural Studies

No special qualification
Psychology Psychology An ‘O’ level pass in Mathematics and a Science subject

Religious Studies, Classics and Philosophy

Classical Studies

No special qualifications

Greek Language and Culture

No additional qualifications

Latin Language and Culture No special qualifications
Philosophy No special qualifications
Religious Studies ‘A’ level pass in Religious Studies/Divinity
Theatre Arts Theatre Arts No special qualifications

POSSIBLE COMBINATIONS

BAA programme is a 3 3 2 formation ie three subjects at level 1, three subjects at level 2 and two subjects at level 3.  Some of the possible combinations are as follows:

Religious Studies

History

Philosophy

Archaeology

History

Shona

English

Geography

Religious Studies

History

Philosophy

Religious Studies

History

Shona

Religious Studies

English

Shona

Linguistics

History

Philosophy

Religious Studies

English

Economic History

War and Strategic Studies

Linguistics

Shona

Religious Studies

Economic History

English

French

History

Religious Studies

Theatre Arts

English

Linguistics

Portuguese

German

English

Shona

Archaeology

Geography

Shona

Ndebele

Linguistics

Theatre Arts

Classics

Philosophy

Religious Studies

Chinese

Linguistics

Theatre Arts

Economic History

History

War and Strategic Studies

English

Geography

Shona

Archaeology

Geography

History

English

French

Linguistics

Economic History

History

Political Administration

Linguistics

Shona

Theatre Arts

Archaeology

Economic History

Philosophy

Archaeology

Geography

Philosophy

Archaeology

Economic History

History

Archaeology

History

Philosophy

English

Chinese

Linguistics

Economic History

English

French

Religious Studies

Shona

Theatre Arts

Classical Studies

Linguistics

Portuguese

Classical Studies

English

French

English

Philosophy

Sociology

Economic History

Economics

Philosophy

English

Psychology

Linguistics

Geography

Mathematics

Archaeology

SPECIAL REGULATIONS FOR EACH SUBJECT

Bachelor of Arts Degree

The Bachelor of Arts Degree programme shall cover the courses listed under the following subjects, but not all optional courses will be on offer every semester:

Afrikaans Language and Cultural Studies

  Level

 Course

Code

 Description Prerequisite Course Units Status
1 AKB1010 Language 1 10

Core

AKB1050 Language and Oral 1 10
AKB1060 Introduction to Culture and Civilisation     10
AKB1070 Introduction to Communication 10
2 AKB2050 Language 2 10

Core

AKB2060 Language and Oral 2 10
AKB2070 Topics in Culture and Civilisation 10
AKB2080 Topics in Communication 10
3 AKB3000 Language 3 15

Core

AKB3050 Language and Oral 3 15
AKB3060 Advanced Topics in Culture and Civilisation 15
AKB3070 Advanced Topics in Communication 15

Archaeology

                    Level 1:     A student shall take and pass 3 core courses and 1 optional course

                     Level 2: A student shall take and pass 4 courses from the list of optional courses

                    Level 3: A student shall take and pass 4 courses from the list of optional courses

  Level

Course

Code

Description Prerequisite Course Units Status
1 ARC1010 Introduction to Archaeological Methods 10

Core

ARC1020 Interpretation of Archaeological Data   10
 ARC1030 Introduction to Archaeological Theory   10
ARC1040  PreHistory of Africa 10
ARC1050 PreHistory of Near East, Europe and America   10
2 ARC2010 Early Prehistory of Southern  Africa   10

Optional

ARC2020 Later Prehistory of Southern  Africa 10
ARC2030 Archaeological Theory 2 ARC1030 10
ARC2050 Ethno Archaeology 10
ARC2160 Heritage Management 10
 ARC2080 Heritage Interpretation ARC2060 10
 ARC2100 Environmental Archaeology 10
3 ARC3000 Early Prehistory of Southern  Africa 15

Optional

ARC3100 Later Prehistory of Southern  Africa 15
ARC3160 Archaeological Theory 2 ARC1030 15
ARC3170 Prehistory of Eastern and Central Africa 15
ARC3180 Ethnoarchaeology 15
ARC3070 Archaeological Site Management and Conservation ARC2060 15
ARC3090 Heritage, Tourism and Development ARC2060 15
ARC3110 Archaeological Survey 15
ARC3130 Bioarchaeology 15
ARC3140 Analytical Methods 15
ARC3150 Analysis of Lithics and Ceramics 15

Chinese Language and Cultural Studies

                    Level 1 : A Student shall take and pass 4 core courses from the list below:

                    Level 2 : A Student shall take and pass 4 core courses from the list below:

                    Level 3 : A Student shall take and pass 4 core courses from the list below:

Level Course Code Description Prerequisite Course Units Status
1

CHB1000   

CHB1001   

CHB1002   

CHB1003   

Introduction to Chinese Language           

Introduction to Spoken Chinese               

Introduction to Chinese Culture and Civilization    

Introduction to History and Geography of China

10

10

10

10

Core

2

CHB2000   

CHB2001

CHB2002

CHB2003

Introduction to Chinese Structure         

Intermediate Spoken Chinese

Introduction to Literary and Socio-cultural aspects

Advanced Chinese culture and civilization

10

10

10

10

Core

3

CHB3000

CHB3001

CHB3002   

CHB3003   

Written and Oral Expression                  

Advanced Language and Chinese For Commerce               Advanced topics in Chinese History and Literature               Aspects of Chinese politics, economy and technology                       

15

15

15

15

Core

                    Classical Studies

                                        Level 1:             A student shall take and pass 2 core courses

 Level 2: A student shall take and pass 4 courses on offer from the list of optional courses

 Level 3:                 A student shall take and pass 4 courses on offer from the list of optional courses

  Level Course Code Description Prerequisite Course Units Status
1

CLS1010

CLS1020

Introduction to Ancient Greece

Introduction to Ancient Rome

20

20

Core

2

CLS2000

CLS2140

CLS2150

CLS2160

CLS2170

CLS2180

CLS2190

CLS2090

CLS2100

CLS2110

CLS2120

CLS2130

Greek History

Greek Art

Classical Poetry

Classical Drama

Mythology

Religion

Classical Philosophy

English Etymology of Classical Origin

Roman History

Roman Art

Christianity in the Ancient World

Classical Prose

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

Optional

3

CLS3000

CLS3090

CLS3150

CLS3130

CLS3050

CLS3060

CLS3080

CLS3100

Advanced Topics in History

Advanced Topics in Art

Advanced Topics in Poetry

Advanced Topics in Prose

Advanced Topics in Mythology

Advanced Topics in Religion

Advanced Topics in Philosophy

Classical Archaeology

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

Optional

Economics

(See Faculty of Social Studies)

Economic History

                                        Level 1:                A student shall take and pass 4 core courses on offer

 Level 2: A student shall take and pass 2 core courses and 2 optional courses on offer

 Level 3: A student shall take and pass 2 core and 2 optional courses on offer

  Level Course Code Description Prerequisite Course Units Status
1 EH1010 First World Industrialisation and Urbanisation 10 Core
EH1020 Non Western Industrialisation and  urbanization 10
EH1030 History of Research Methods in Economic History   10
EH1040 Development of Economic Thought   10
EH1050 Economic History of Pre-Colonial Africa   10
EH1060 Historiography of African Economic Thought   10
 EH1070 Economic History of the Developing World   10
2 EH2010 Economic History of Zimbabwe: 1890-1939 10 Core
 EH2020 The Zimbabwean Economy since 1939   10
EH2030 Economic History of Southern  Africa & BLS Countries Since 1800

10

Optional
EH2040 Economic History of Southern  Africa North of the Limpopo Since 1800 10
 EH2060

Rise of Mod. Europe: Theory and Debates on

Development 

 

10

 EH2070 Economy & Rise in Western Europe Pre-1914  
EH2080 Economic History of Western Europe 1914-1945   10
EH2090 Western Europe: Government in the Period Since 1945   10
EH2100 Economy & Society in Eastern Europe Since 1914    10
EH2160 Economic History of Pre-Colonial East Africa   10
EH2170 Economic History of Colonial East Africa   10
EH2180 The State & Economy in Post- Colonial East Africa   10
EH2370 Economic History of the Middle East Since 1914   10
EH2380 Economic History of the Ottoman Empire, 1300–1914    10
EH2240 Econ. & Soc. History of Latin America & Caribbean : The colonial Period   10
 EH2250 Econ. & Soc. History of Modern Latin America & Caribbean   10 
EH2260 North American Social and Economic History to 1865    10
EH2280 Economic History of Asia   10
 EH2340 Economic History of Eastern Europe before 1914    10
EH2350 Economy and Society in Eastern Europe 1914 to 1945   10
 EH2360 Economy and Society in Eastern Europe Since 1945   10 
3 EH3030 Defence Industries, Arms Trade and Military Economics  15 Optional
 EH3060 Economic History of Pre-Colonial West Africa    15 
EH3050 Economic History of Colonial West Africa    15
EH3060 The Post-Colonial State and Economy in West Africa    15
EH3070 Economic History of North Africa, 1800-1939   
 EH3080 Economic History of North Africa since 1939    15
EH3090 Economic History of the Third World    15
EH3100 Economic Co-operation in Africa   15
EH3110 Economics of Post-Independent Africa    15
EH3120 Economic History of Asia from Colonial Occupation to 1945   15
EH3130 Asian Economy from 1945 to the Rise of Asian Tigers    15
EH3140 N. American Social and Economic History to 1865    15 
 EH3150 N. American Social and Economic History since 1865   15

English

Level 1:     A student shall take and pass all 4 core courses from the following list:

Level 2 :     A student shall take and pass 3 core courses and one optional course from the list below

Level 3:      A student shall take and pass 2 core courses and 2 options from the list below

  Level Course Code Description Prerequisite Course Units Status
1 EL1050 Introduction to Literary Modes and critical appreciation 10

Core

 EL1000 Introduction to literature and communication theories    10 
EL1000 Introduction to Zimbabwean literature: prose, poetry & drama   10
 EL1070 Introduction to European literature and African literature in the diaspora   10
2 EL2070 West African literature: prose, poetry, drama including Franco-phone literature 10

Core

   EL2000 African-American and Caribbean literature    10
EL2080 Theories of literature   10
EL2100 Literature and socialist thought 10

Optional

EL2050 Popular culture and literature   10
 EL2060 Language and literature   10
3 EL3360 Southern African Literature: including Zimbabwe and SADC countries 15

Core

EL3000 East African Literature: prose, poetry, drama   15 
EL3370 Language & Contrasting Images in African Literature: prose, poetry, drama    15

Optional

 El3380 Social movements and literary theories in the study of African literature   15
EL3390 Latin American literature: prose, poetry & drama     15
 El3400 Asian and Pacific literatures: prose, poetry & drama    15
El3410 Biographical & non-fiction writings in Africa & Abroad    15
EL3420 English literature: prose, poetry and drama     15     
EL3430 European literature: fiction   15
EL3440 European literature: drama and poetry    15
EL3450 American Literature: fiction   15
EL3460 American literature: drama & poetry    15
EL3470 Shakespeare   15
EL3480 Russian Literature: fiction   15
EL3490 Russian literature: drama and poetry    15
EL3170 Literature and mass media   15
EL3500 Advanced study in popular culture and literature    15
EL3510 Creative writing   15
EL3520 Advanced creative writing   15
EL3530 Introduction to literature and film studies    15
EL3540 Advanced studies in literature and film    15
EL3330 Introduction to English as a second language    15
EL3550 Advanced studies in English as a second language    15
EL3340 Introduction to literature and gender studies    15
EL3560 Literature & gender studies in Africa & the African Diaspora   15
EL3350 Introduction to language and literature: a survey of literary ideas   15
EL3570 Language and literature: an advanced study of a survey of literary ideas   15
EL3580 Introduction to African literature & development theories   15
 El3390 Advanced study in African literature & development theories   15
EL3600 Children’s literature & Orature in Zimbabwe and Africa    15 
 El3010 Children’s literature and Orature outside Africa   15

French Language and Cultural Studies

Level 1 :  A student shall take and pass all 4 core courses from the list below

Level 2  : A student shall take and pass all 4 core courses from the list below:

Level 3 : A student shall take and pass all 4 core courses from the list below:

Level Course Code Description Prerequisite Course Units Status
1

FRB1010

FRB1000

FRB1050

FRB1060

Language I

Language and Oral I

Introduction to Culture and Literature

Topics in Culture and Literature

10

10

10

10

Core

2

FRB2000

FRB2050

FRB2060

FRB2070

Language II                                                                                        

Language and Oral II                                                                      

Introduction to Literary and Socio-cultural Aspects                                                                                 

Survey of Literary and Socio-  cultural Aspects

10

10

10

10

Core

3

FRB3000

FRB3050

FRB3060

FRB3070

Written & Oral Expression                                                          

Advanced Language, Essay and French for Commerce                                                                          

Literature in French & Civilisation Studies,17th & 18th Centuries                                                                                           

Literature in French & Civilisation Studies, 19th & 20th Centuries

15

15

15

15

Core

Geography

 Level 1:           A student shall take and pass all 4 core courses from the list below:

Level 2  :           A student shall take and pass all 4 core courses from the list below:

Level 3 :            A student shall take and pass all 2 core courses and at least 4 options from the list below:

Level Course Code Description Co-requisite Course Units Status
1 GG1000 Fundamentals of Soils and Climatic Systems  10

Core

GG1070 Fundamentals of Ecosystems and Hydrology    10
GG1080 Cultural and Economic Geography of the Developed World   10
 GG1090 Cultural and Economic Geography of the Developing World   10 
2 GG2000 Aspects of Geomorphological Systems  10

Core

GG2080 Aspects of Environmental Systems   10
GG2030 Aspects of Economic Geography   10
GG2040 Aspects of Social Geography       10
3 GG3400 Techniques in Geography 10

Core

GG3500 Projects   10
GG3010 Hydrology 10

Optional

GG3020 Applied Hydrology GG3010 10
GG3030 Ecosystems 10
GG3040 Biogeography 10
GG3050 Geomorphology 10
GG3060 Fluvial Geomorphology 19
GG3070 Fundamentals of Transport Studies 10
GG3080 Applied Transport Studies GG3070  10
GG3090 Urban Geography   10
GG3100 Social Geography of the City 10
GG3110 Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa 10
GG3120 Geography of Central and Southern Africa  10
GG3130 Spatial Population Analysis 10
GG3140 Contemporary Population Issues in Development  GG3130  10
GG3150 Geography of Tourism and Recreation  10 
GG3160 Applied Geography of  Tourism and Recreation GG3150 10
GG3460 Methods of Spatial Analysis   10
GG3470 Models of Spatial Analysis GG3460  10
GG3190 Principles of Agricultural Geography  10
GG3200 Agricultural Geography of Africa   10
GG3210 Third World Development 10
GG3220 Regional Development Planning 19
GG3230 Geographic Information Systems 10
GG3240 Advanced GIS and Remote Sensing GG3230  10
GG3250 Industrial Geography 10
GG3260 Political Geography 10
GG3270 Soil Geography 10
GG3280 Natural Hazards 10
GG3290 Urban Geography of the Third World  10
GG3300 Tropical Environments 10
GG3310 Microclimatology 10
GG3320 Quaternary Environments 10
GG3330 Global Climate Change 10
GG3480 Resource Evaluation 10
GG3490 Resource Management GG3480 10
GG3350 Rural Geography 10
GG3360 Medical Geography Climatology   10
GG3420 Commercial Geography 10
GG3430 Geography of Rangelands Management 10
GG3440 Economic Geography 10
 GG3450 Historical Geography 10

Notes

  1. At both Level 2 and Level 3, instructions shall consist of theory, practicals and fieldwork. The

fieldwork is compulsory.

  1. The written examination shall constitute 70% and the course work 30% of the examination final

mark in each course.

German Language and Culture

Level 1 :    A student shall take and pass all 4 core courses from the list below:

Level 2 :    A student shall take and pass all 4 core courses from the list below:

Level 3 :    A student shall take and pass all 4 core courses from the list below:

Level Course Code Description Prerequisite Course Units Status
1

GMB1010

GMB1000

GMB1050

GMB1060

Language I                                                                                           

Language and Oral I                                                                         

Introduction to Culture and Civilisation                                                                                                          

Introduction to Communication      

10

10

10

10

Core

2

GMB2000

GMB2050

GMB2060

GMB2070

Language II                                                                                          

Language and Oral II                                                                        

Topics in Culture and Civilisation      

Topics in Communication

10

10

10

10

Core

3

GMB3010

GMB3020

GMB3030

GMB3040

Language III                                                                                        

Language and Oral III                                                                      

Advanced Topics in Culture & Civilisation

Advanced Topics in Communication

15

15

15

15

Core

Greek Language and Culture

                    Level 1 :                        A student shall take and pass all 4 core courses from the list below:

                    Level 2 :                        A student shall take and pass all 4 core courses from the list below

                    LEVEL3:                         A student should take and pass 2 core courses and 2 optional courses from the list below

Level Course Code Description Prerequisite Course Units Status
1

GKA1000

GKA1050

GKA1060

GKA1070

Language & Prescribed Texts                                                       

Further Elementary Studies in Greek                                                                                                              

Introduction to History & Literature                                                                                                                 

Additional Themes in History & Literature

10

10

10

10

Core

2

GKA2000

GKA2050

GKA2060

GKA2070

Intermediate Language & Prescribed Texts                                                                                                  

Intermediate Language & Prescribed Texts: Additional  Authors                                                                                                 

Studies in History & Literature          

Further Studies in History &    Literature

10

10

10

10

Core

3

GKA3000

GKA3110

GKA3120

GKA3130

GKA3050

GKA3060

GKA3070

GKA3080

GKA3090

GKA3100

Language & Prescribed Texts                                                       

Advanced Language & Prescribed Texts                                                                                                         

History or Selected Authors                                                          

Topics in History or Selected Authors                                                                                                              

Introduction to Language, Culture & Literature                                                                                           

Language, Culture & Literature                                                   

Language, Culture & Prescribed  Texts                                     

Further Language, Culture & Prescribed Texts                                                                                            

Studies in Greek Culture &  Literature                                      

Advanced Studies in Greek Culture & Literature                 

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

Optional

History

Level 1:                         A student shall take and pass 1 core course and 3 courses from the list of options below

                    Level 2 :                        A student shall take and pass 4 optional courses on offer from the list below

                    LEVEL3:                         A student shall take and pass 2 core courses and 2 optional courses on offer from the list

                                                            below

Level Course Code Description Prerequisite Course Units Status
1 HS1010 Introduction to the Study of History  10 Core
HS1020 Aspects of African History 10

Optional

HS1030 Survey of African History to 1800   10
HS1040 Survey of African History from 1800 to present    10
HS1050 Historical Theories of Imperialism   10
HS1060 Introduction to the Study of Women in History    10
HS1070 Women in Pre-colonial African History    10
HS1080 Introduction to Europe and Russia   10
2 HS2050 African Women under Colonialism HS1060 10

Optional

HS2060 Women in Independent Africa   10
HS2090 Middle East and North Africa in the 20th Century    10
HS2100 Pre-colonial History of Central Africa    10
 HS2120 Colonial and Post-Colonial History of Central Africa    10
HS2150 Western Europe, mid-17th to mid-19th Century    10 
HS2160 Western Europe, mid-19th Century to Present    10
HS2190 History of Asia to 1920   10
HS2200 History of Asia since 1920   10
HS2250 History of West Africa to Partition   10
HS2260 West Africa from Partition to Post-Independence    10
HS2290 Intro. to Russia & Eastern Europe, 1800-1939    10
HS2300 The Cold War and Communism, 1945-1990    10 
HS2330 Introduction to Archaeological Methods   10
3 HS3010 History of Zimbabwe before 1890 15

Core

HS3020 History of Zimbabwe 1890 to Present   15
HS3030 Theory and Method in History 15

Optional

HS3040  Historiographical Traditions   15
HS3080 History of Ottoman Empire to 1923    15
HS3130 Southern Africa, 15th to late 19th Century   15
HS3140  Southern Africa, Colonial Rule to Independence   15
HS3170 History of Political Thought   15
HS3180 History of Ideas   15
HS3210 Latin America and Caribbean to Colonial Period    15
HS3220 Latin America and Caribbean, Independence to Present    15
HS3230 East Africa to late 19th Century   15
HS3240 East Africa from late 19th Century to Present    15
HS3270 History of North America to late 19th Century    15 
HS3280 North America, late 19th Century to Present    15
HS3310 Prehistory of Africa   15
HS3320 Later Prehistory of Southern Africa   15

Latin Language and Culture

Level 1:                   A student shall take and pass all 4 core courses

Level 2:                   A student shall take and pass all 4 core courses

Level 3:                   A student shall take and pass 4 optional courses on offer

Level Course Code Description Prerequisite Course Units Status
1 LTA1000 Language and Prescribed Texts 10
LTA1050 Language and Prescribed Texts: Further Authors    10 Core
LTA1060 Introduction to History & Literature    10
LTA1070 History and Literature   10
2 LTA2050 Intermediate Language &Prescribed Texts  10
LTA2000 Intermediate Language and Prescribed Texts: Further  Authors    10
 LTA2060 Studies in History and Literature   10 Core
LTA2070 Further Studies in History and Literature   10
3 LTA3000 Language & Prescribed Texts 15
LTA3110 Advanced Language & Prescribed Texts    15
LTA3120 Topics in History or Selected Authors    15
LTA3130 Further Topics in History or Selected Authors    15
LTA3050 Introduction to Language, Culture & Literature    15 Optional
LTA3060 Language, Culture & Literature   15
LTA3070 Language, Culture & Prescribed Texts    15
LTA3080 Further Language, Culture & Prescribed Texts    15
LTA3090 Studies in Greek Culture & Literature    15
LTA3100 Advanced Studies in Greek Culture & Literature        15

Linguistics

Level 1:                   A student shall take and pass 2 core courses (20 course units each)

Level 2 :                  A student shall take EITHER course A (English Linguistics) OR Course B(General

                                 Linguistics)

                                 Course A: English Linguistics: A student shall take and pass 2 core Courses (20

                                 course units each) from the list below:

                                 Course B: General Linguistics: A student shall take and pass 1 core course

                                                           (20 course unit) and 1 optional course (20 course units) from the list below

Level 3 :                  A student shall take and pass 1 core course (30 course units) and 1 optional course

                                 (30 course units) from the list below provided it was not taken at Level 2

Level Course Code Description Prerequisite Course Units Status
1

LG1010

LG1020

Introduction to the Study of the Structure of Language                                                                            

Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology

20

20

Core

LG2010

LG2020

Course A

English Linguistics: Modern English Structure                                                                                                 

English Linguistics: English Phonetics and Phonology

20

20

Core

LG2030

Course B

General Linguistic Theory

        20

Core

LG2040

LG2050

Sociolinguistics                                                                                     

Psycholinguistics

       20

Optional

3

LG3010

Advanced Linguistic Theory                                                            

    30

Core

LG3020

LG3030

LG3040

LG3050

Phonetics and Phonology                                                                

Instrumental Phonetics                                                                    

Sociolinguistics                                                                                     

Psycholinguistics

30

30

30

     30

Optional

Mathematics

(See Faculty of Science)

Ndebele

Level 1 :                  A student shall take and pass all 4 core courses from the list below

Level 2:                   A student shall take and pass 2 core courses and 2 optional courses

Level 3 :                  A student shall take and pass 4 core courses and 2 options courses

                                

Level Course Code Description Prerequisite Course Units Status
1

ND1100

ND1110

ND1120

ND1130

Introduction to the Ndebele Novel                                        

Introduction to Ndebele Poetry and Drama                                                                                              

Introduction to Ndebele Phonology                                                                                                             

Introduction to Ndebele Morphosyntax

10

10

10

10

Core

2

ND2000

ND2110

Ndebele Poetry                                                                                                              10

Ndebele Drama                                                                              

10

10

Core

ND2120

ND2130

ND2140

ND2150

ND2160

ND2170

ND2180

ND2190

Elements of Ndebele Linguistic Structure                                                                                                   

Theoretical Aspects of Ndebele Linguistic Structure                                                                              

Translation                                                                                        

Lexicography                                                                                    

Introduction to Ethnomusicology    

Ethnography and Organology                                                   

Introduction to Acting and Performance                                                                                                     

Playmaking Workshop

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

Optional
3

ND3200

ND3110

ND3120

ND3130

The Development of the Ndebele Novel                                                                                                    

Themes and Perspectives in the Ndebele Novel                                                                                     

Nguni Dialects                                                                                  

Language Planning and Orthography

10

10

10

10

Core

ND3300

ND3310

ND3320

ND3330

ND3340

ND3350

Ndebele Oral Literature

Aspects of Ndebele Thought

Theories and Methods in Ethnomusicology

Trends in Ethnomusicology

Introduction to Uses of Theatre

Project in Uses of Theatre

10

10

10

10

10

10

Optional

ZW2010

ND1140

Courses offered to international students

Zimbabwean Cultures                                                                  

Ndebele Language for Beginners

      10

      10

Philosophy

Level 1 :                  A student shall take and pass all 4 core courses from the list below:

Level 2:                   A student shall take and pass 2 core courses on offer and 2 optional courses                on offer from the list below

Level 3 :                  A student shall take and pass 2 core courses on offer and 2 optional courses or 1

                                 double course on offer from the list below

Level Course Code Description Prerequisite Course Units Status
1 PL1010 Basic Logic 10

Core

PL1020 Intermediate Logic   10
PL1030 Introduction to Philosophy   10
PL1040 Knowledge & Reality   10
2 PL2010 Formal Logic 10

Core

PL2020 Advanced Logic   10
PL2030 Moral Philosophy   10
PL2040 Contemporary Ethics   10
PL2050 History of African Philosophy 10

Optional

PL2060 Contemporary African Philosophy   10
PL2090 Classical Metaphysics   10
PL2100 Contemporary Metaphysics   10
PL2110 Classical Philosophy of Religion   10
PL2120 Contemporary Philosophy of Religion    10
PL2200 Marxist Philosophy   10
PL2210 Contemporary Marxism   10
PL2220 Ethical Theories in Business   10
PL2230 Ethics in the Business Environment   10
PL2240 History of Epistemology   10
 PL2250 Contemporary Epistemology   10
3 PL3030 The Pre-Socratics 15

Core

PL3040 Socrates to Epicurus   15
PL3050 17th & 18th Century Rationalism   15
PL3060 17th & 18th Century Empiricism   15
PL3000 Introduction to Science and Religion 15

Optional

PL3450 Issues in Science and Religion   15
PL3100 Philosophy of the Action   15
PL3130 History of the Philosophy of Science   15
PL3140 Contemporary Philosophy of Science   15
PL3230 History of the Philosophy of Education   15
PL3240 Contemporary Philosophy of Education   15
PL3250 History of Medical Ethics   15
PL3260 Issues in Medical Ethics   15
PL3310 Aristotle’s Ethics and Politics   30
PL3340 Language and Meaning   30
PL3350 Special Subject   15
PL3370 Social and Political Philosophy   15
PL3380 Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy   15
PL3390 Philosophy and the Problem of Death    30
PL3400 Philosophical Investigations into the Social Teachings of the Church   30
PL3410 Philosophy and the Problem of AIDS in Contemporary Zimbabwe Aristotle’s Metaphysics   30
PL3420 Aristotle’s Metaphysics   15
PL3430 Theories of Language   15
PL3090 Philosophy of the Mind   15
PL3460 Introduction to Applied Ethics   15
PL3470 Applied Ethics   15
PL3520 Skepticism and Theories of Knowledge   15
PL3530 Scope of Knowledge   15

Politics and Administration

                (See Faculty of Social Studies)

Portuguese Language and Cultural Studies

Level 1:                   A Student shall take and pass 4 core courses from the list below:

Level 2 :                  A student shall take and pass 4 core courses from the list below

Level 3:                   A student shall take and pass 4 core courses from the list below

Level Course Code Description Prerequisite Course Units Status
1

POB1000

POB1050

POB1060

POB1070

Language I                                                                         

Language and Oral I                                                        

Introduction to Topics from Portuguese History                                                                       

Introduction to Portuguese Civilisation

10

10

10

10

Core

2

POB2000

POB2020

POB2050

POB2040

Language II                                                                        

Language and Oral II                                                      

Topics from History, Brazil & Africa                          

Topics from Civilisation,Brazil & Africa

10

10

10

10

Core

3

POB3000

POB3050

POB3060

POB3070

Language III                                                                       

Language and Oral III                                                     

Topics in Portuguese Literature       

Topics in Lusophone Literature

15

15

15

15

Core

Psychology

(See Faculty of Social Studies)

Religious Studies

Level 1:               A student shall take and pass 4 core courses from the list below

                    Level 2:                         A student shall take and pass 2 core courses and 2 optional courses from the list below.

                    Level 3:                         A student shall take and pass 2 core courses on offer and 2 optional courses or 1 double

                                                            course on offer from the list below

Level Course Code Description Prerequisite Course Units Status
1 RS1010 Introduction to the Phenomenology of Religion  10

Core

RS1020 Introduction to the World Religions   10
RS1030 Introduction to the Old Testament   10
RS1040 Introduction to the New Testament   10
2

RS2000

Origins of Prophecy and Israelite Pre-canonical Prophets

10

Core

RS2050 Israelite Canonical Prophets   10

RS2060

Introduction to Philosophy of Religion 

10

Optional

RS2070 Philosophy of Religion   10
RS2080 Introduction to Political Theology   10
RS2090 Political Theology   10
RS2120 Introduction to Christianity in the Roman Empire    10
RS2130 Christianity in the Roman Empire   10
RS2140 Christian History and Thought Pre 500 AD    10
RS2150 Christian History and Thought 500 – 1500 AD    10
RS2160 Early History of Islam   10
RS2170 Doctrine of Islam   10
RS2220 Introduction to Christian Theology   10
RS2230 Christian Theology   10
RS2260 Introduction to Issues in Moral Theology    10
RS2270 Issues in Moral Theology  
RS2300 Methods and Theories in the Studies of Religions   10
RS2310 Themes in the Religions of the World   10
3 RS3370 Life and Ministry of Jesus and Palestinian Christianity   15

Core

 RS3380 Hellenistic Christianity up to Early Catholicism   15
RS3430 Christian History and Thought 1500-1879AD    15 Optional
RS3440 Christian History and Thought 1879AD to the present    15 
RS3450 Islam and Eastern and Southern Africa    15
RS3460 Islam in Africa: Inter-regional Themes    15
RS3470 Christianity in Africa from Antiquity to 1500AD    15
RS3480 Christianity in Africa from1500AD to present   

15

RS3490 Introduction to the study of Women in Religion    15
RS3500 Women in Religion   15
RS3510 Methods in the study of Old Testament    15
RS3520 Selected themes in Old Testament Studies    15
RS3530 Methods in the study of the New Testament    15
RS3540 Development of Christian Faith and Doctrine in New Testament Writings   15
RS3550 Introduction to Sociology of Religion    15 
RS3560 Sociology of Religion   15
RS3570 Special Subject   15
RS3520 Selected Themes in Old Testament Studies   15
RS3580 Death‘s Impact on Philosophy and Theology    15
RS3590 Philosophy and the Problem of AIDS in contemporary Zimbabwe   15
RS3600 Theological Teachings of the Church in contemporary Zimbabwe   30
RS3650 Introduction to African Theology   15
RS3660 African Theology    15
RS3670 Introduction to Religion and Ethics   15
RS3680 Religion and Ethics   15 
RS3690  Introduction to Issues in Science and Religion    15
RS3700  Issues in Science and Religion   15 
 RS3710  Methods and Theories in the Study of African Traditional Religion   15
RS3720  Selected Themes in African Traditional Religion   15

Shona

Level 1:   A student shall take and pass all 4 core courses from the list below

   Level 2:  A student shall take and pass 2 core courses and 2 optional courses from the list below

Level 3:     A student shall take and pass 4 core courses and 2 options from the list below

Level Course Code Description Prerequisite Course Units Status
1 SH1100 Introduction to the Shona Novel 10

Core

SH1110 Introduction to Shona Poetry and Drama    10
SH1120 Introduction to Shona Phonology   10
SH1130 Introduction to Shona Morphosyntax   10
2 SH2000 Shona Poetry 10 Core
SH2110 Shona Drama   10
 SH2120 Elements of Shona Linguistic Structure 

Optional

SH2130 Theoretical Aspects of Shona Linguistic Structure   10
SH2140 Translation    10
 SH2150 Lexicography   10
SH2160 Introduction to Ethnomusicology   10
SH2170 Ethnography and Organology   10
SH2180 Introduction to Acting and Performance    10
SH2190 Playmaking Workshop   10
3 SH3200 The Development of the Shona Novel  10

Core

SH3110 Themes and Perspectives in the Shona Novel    10
SH3120 Shona Dialects   10
SH3130 Language Planning and Orthography   10
SH3300 Shona Oral Literature 10

Optional

SH3310 Aspects of Shona Thought   10
SH3320 Theories and Methods in Ethnomusicology    10
SH3330 Trends in Ethnomusicology   10
SH3340 Introduction to Uses of Theatre   10 
SH3350 Project in Uses of Theatre   10 
 
Courses offered to international students
 ZW2010 Zimbabwean Cultures    10

SH1140 Shona Language for Beginners   10
SH1150 Shona Culture   10
               

Sociology and Social Anthropology

       (See Faculty of Social Studies

Spanish

                    Level 1 : A Student shall take and pass 4 core courses from the list below:

:                   Level 2 : A Student shall take and pass 4 core courses from the list below:

                    Level 3 : A Student shall take and pass 4 core courses from the list below:

Level Course Code Description Prerequisite Course Units Status
1

SPB1010

SPB1000

SPB1050

SPB1060

Language I                                                                          

Language and Oral I                                                        

Introduction to Culture and Literature                                                                                          

Introduction to History and Civilization                  

10

10

10

10

Core

2

SPB2010

SPB2000

SPB2050

SPB2060

Language II                                                                        

Language and Oral II                                                      

Topics in Culture and Literature                                

Topics in History and Civilisation

10

10

10

10

Core

3

SPB3010

SPB3020

SPB3030

SPB3040

Language III                                                                       

Language and Oral III                                                     

Advanced Topics in Culture and Civilisation                                                                                 

Advanced Topics in History and Civilisation

15

15

15

15

Core

Theatre Arts

                    Level 1:  A Student shall take and pass 4 core courses from the list below

                    Level 2 : A student shall take and pass 2 core courses and 2 optional courses from the list below:

                    Level 3 :  A student shall take and pass 2 core courses and 2 options from the list below

Level Course Code Description Prerequisite Course Units Status
1

THA1050

THA1060

THA1070

THA1080

Introduction to Theatre Studies                                

Theatre Studies: History, Text Performance &

Communication                                                               

Introduction to Dance & Dance Forms                                                                                          

Introduction to Acting & Performance

10

10

10

10

Core

2

THA2110

THA2120

Introduction to Theatre in Africa & Concepts in

Stagecraft Theatre in Africa and Concepts

in Stagecraft

10

         10

Core

THA2050

THA2060

THA2090

THA2100

THA2070

THA2080

Acting Theory and Techniques                                  

Applied Acting                                                                  

Dance Composition                                                        

Design for Dance                                                             

Introduction to Uses of Theatre                               

Project in Uses of Theatre

10

10

10

10

10

        10

Optional

3

THA3130

THA3140

Introduction to Directing, Theatre and Society                                                                          

Directing Workshop and Topics in Theatre and Society

10

10

Core

THA3150

THA3160

THA3170

THA3180   

Film and Media Theory                                                 

Techniques in Film and Media                                   

Scriptwriting for the Stage                                           

Scriptwriting for Film and Television

15

15

15

15

Optional

Notes:

  1. Overall assessment of practical courses shall be done through written examination (35%), assignments (25%) and practical examination (40%), with the approval of the Senate.

2.                   At the end of Level II, a student shall have to satisfy the Departmental Board that he/she has participated in at least one production or any production undertaken as part of the coursework.

War Studies

                    Level 1 :  A student shall take and pass 4 core courses from the list below:

Level 2 : A student shall take and pass 4 core courses from the list below:

Level 3 : A student shall take and pass 2 core courses and 2 options from the list below

Level Course Code Description Prerequisite Course Units Status
1 WAR1010 Introduction to History of Warfare with reference to Africa I  10

Core

WAR1020 Introduction to History of Warfare with reference to Africa II    10
 WAR1030 Rise of Modern Warfare, 15TH to Late 18TH Centuries I   10
WAR1040 Modern Warfare, 15th to late 18th Centuries II   10
2 WAR2010 Further Developments in Modern Warfare, Late 18th to 29th Centuries  I 10

Core

WAR2020 Modern Warfare, late 18th to 20th Centuries II   10
WAR2030  Strategic Doctrine, Mechanisation and Air Power  I   10 
 WAR2040 Strategic Doctrine, Mechanisation and Air Power II   10
3 WAR3010 Contemporary Strategy I 15

Core

WAR3030 War & Society in Contemporary Africa I   15
WAR3020 Advanced Contemporary Strategy 15

Optional

WAR3040 War & Society in Contemporary Africa  II   15
WAR3050 Guerilla Warfare   15
WAR3060 Gender and Conflict   15
WAR3080 International Security   15

BA Honours in Archaeology (HARC)

Additional entry requirements

A pass in all BAA Level I examination with good marks in Archaeology

Level 2 : A student shall take and pass 2 core courses and 10 options from the list below:

Level 3 : A student shall take and pass 8 courses from the list below, not taken at Level 2, and a Dissertation

Level Course Code Description Prerequisite Course Units Status
2 HARC0020 Later Prehistory of Southern Africa 10  Core
HARC0030 Archaeological Theory II ARC1030 10
HARC0010 Early Prehistory of Southern Africa 10

Optional

HARC0040 Prehistory of East, Central Africa 10
HARC0050 Ethnoarchaeology  10
HARC0060 Heritage Management  10
HARC0070 Arch. Site Management & Conservation 10    
HARC0080 Heritage Interpretation 10 
HARC0090 Heritage, Tourism & Development HARC0060 10
HARC0100 Archaeological Surveying* HARC0060 10 
HARC0110 Environmental Archaeology HARC0060 10
HARC0120 Bioarchaeology* 10
HARC0130 Analytical Methods 10
HARC0140 Analysis of Lithics* 10
HARC0150 Museum Practice 10
HARC0160 Archaeology of a Special Area 10
HARC0170 Field Archaeology* 10
HARC0180 Historical Archaeology 10
HARC0190 Computer Applications in Archaeology 10
HARC0200 Analysis of Ceramics* 10
3 HARC3370 Dissertation 40 Core
8 Courses from the above list 15 Optional

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