Simon Muzenda School Of Arts, Culture And Heritage Studies

Bachelor Of Arts Dual Honours in African Languages and Media Studies

Level I Semester I

Core Modules

African Languages

HAFL 101 Introduction to African Indigenous Knowledge Systems

HAFL 111 Introduction to Linguistics

Media and Cultural Studies

HMCS 101 Introduction to Media and Culture

HMCS 102 Media in Zimbabwe

School-wide Module

BHS 110 Introduction to Zimbabwean Cultures and Heritage

University-wide Module

HAPC 101 Academic and Professional Communication

Optional Modules

African Languages

HAFL 104 Introduction to Orthography

Media Studies

HMCS 103 Media Law and Ethics

Level I Semester II

Core Modules

 African Languages

 HAFL 107 Oral Literatures

HAFL 110 Introduction to African Languages Literature

Media Studies

HMCS 106 Global Media Trends

HMCS 109 Texts, Audiences and Reception

School-wide Module

BHS 101 Introduction to Zimbabwean History

University-wide Module

EF 105 Information and Communication Technology

RMS 101 Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics

 Level II   Semester I

Core Modules

 African Languages

 HAFL 204 Culture and Development in Zimbabwe

HAFL 207 Translation and Interpreting

 Media Studies

HMCS 203 Newspaper Subediting, Design and Layout.

HMCS 207 Photo Journalism

Optional Modules

African Languages

HAFL 202 Onomastics

HAFL 205 African Theories of Literature and Criticism

HAFL 206 Creative Writing

Optional Modules

Media Studies

HMCS 201 Critical Media Theory

HMCS 202 Media and Indigenous Knowledge Systems

HMSC 205 Culture, Ideology and the Media

Level II Semester II   

Core Modules

African Languages

HAFL 212 Culture and HIV and AIDS

HAFL 209 Morphology and Syntax

Media and Cultural Studies

HMCS 214 Reporting in African Indigenous Languages

HMCS 216 Language and Skills for Media Practitioners

Optional Modules

African Languages

HAFL 213   Poetry and Songs in African Culture

HAFL 216 Western Theories of Literature and Criticism

HAFL 218 Discourse Analyses

Media Studies

HMCS 209 Television and Radio Broadcasting

HMCS 210 Multi-Media and Cyber Publishing

HMCS 211 Public Relations

Level III: Work-Related Learning

HALMCS 301 Employer’s Assessment

HALMCS 302 Academic Supervisor’s Assessment

HALMCS 303 Work-Related Learning Report

Level IV Semester I

Core Modules

African Languages

HAFL 403 Novel

HAFL 405 Dialectology

Media Studies

HMCS 404 Political Communication and the Media

HMCS 405 Theories of Development and Democracy and the Media

Optional Modules

African Languages

HAFL 402  Indigenous Games

HAFL 404 Trends in African Languages Literature

HAFL 407 Theories of Analysing Language

Media Studies

HMCS 401 Documentary Production

HMCS 402 Media and Human Rights

HMCS 407 Health Communication

Level IV Semester II

subject area in which the student is not doing research.

Compulsory Module

HALMCS 470 Research Project

Core modules

African Languages

HAFL 406 Advanced Orthography

HAFL 409 Culture and Governance in Zimbabwe

Media Studies

HMCS 409 Communication Policies and Media Management

Optional modules

African Languages

HAFL 411 Men and Women in African Literature

HAFL 414 Lexicography and Terminology Development

HAFL 417 Pyscho-Socio-Linguistics

Media Studies

HMCS 410 Media, Gender and Cultural Representation

HMCS 411 Advanced Radio Journalism

HMCS 412 Advanced Television Journalism

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