Simon Muzenda School Of Arts, Culture And Heritage Studies

Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Development Studies

Not every module will be on offer every semester.

Part 1 Semester 1

Core modules

HDVS 101  Perspectives in Development Studies

HDVS 102  Gender and Development in Africa

HDVS 103  African Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Development

HDVS 104  Water, Sanitation and Development

HDVS 105  Poverty and Development

BHS 110 Introduction to Zimbabwean Cultures and Heritage

CSARM 101 Communication Skills

Part I Semester II

Core modules

HDVS 106  Democracy and Human Rights in Africa

HDVS 107  International Development Corporations

HDVS 108  War, Migration and Refugees

HDVS 109  Political Economy of Colonialism

EF 105 Information Communication and Technology

BAC 101 African Philosophy and Thought

 Part II Semester I

Core modules

HDVS 201  Entrepreneurship Studies

HDVS 202  Local Governance in Zimbabwe

HDVS 203  HIV and AIDS and Development

HDVS 204  Developing Economies

 Optional modules

HDVS 205  Contemporary Demographic Studies

HDVS 206  Global Environmental Issues

HDVS 207  Non-Governmental Organisations in Africa

HDVS 208  Community Rehabilitation

HDVS 209  Financial Institutions and Development in Zimbabwe

 Part II Semester II

Core modules

HDVS 210 Disaster Management

HDVS 211 Rural Development in Africa

HDVS 212 Disability and Development

HDVS 213 Research Methods in Development Studies

 Optional modules

HDVS 214 Waste Management

HDVS 215 Project Planning and Evaluation

HDVS 216 Basic Financial Management for Development Practitioners

HDVS 217 Development Policies in Africa

HDVS 218 Information and Communication Technology in Development

 Part III: Work Related Learning

HDVS 301 Employer’s Assessment.

HDVS 302 Academic Supervisor’s Assessment

HDVS 303 Work-Related Learning Report

 Part IV Semester I

Core modules

HDVS 401 Constitutionalism and Development

HDVS 402 Children and Development

HDVS 403 Agriculture and Development

HDVS 404 Famines and Food Security

Optional modules

HDVS 405 Political Economy of Independent Africa

HDVS 406 International Relations

HDVS 407 African Diaspora Studies

HDVS 408 Environmental Economics

HDVS 409 Management of Community Based Organisations (CBOs)

HDVS 410 Technology and Development

 Part IV Semester II

Core modules

HDVS 411 African Environmental Studies

HDVS 470 Research Project

Optional modules

HDVS 412 African Regional Organisations and Development

HDVS 413 Climate Change and Development

HDVS 414 Strategies of Development

HDVS 415 Education and Development

HDVS 416 Development Economics

HDVS 417 Statistics for Development

HDVS 418  Conflict Management and Development

HDVS 419  Globalisation in the Contemporary World

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