Julius Nyerere School Of Social Sciences

Julius Nyerere School Of Social Sciences

Bachelor of Science Honours (BSc Hons) Degree in Social Anthropology

Preamble

 

  • These regulations should be read in conjunction with the Faculty Regulations and General Academic Regulations for Undergraduate Degree Programmes which have precedence over Departmental Regulations.
  • The student who has started a programme following one set of regulations will not be affected by regulations adopted subsequently unless agreed to in writing by the student.
  • The Senate has the authority to exempt a student from any of these regulations.

Entry Requirements

Normal Entry

  • At least five (5) ‘O’ level passes with Grade C or better including English Language.
  • At least two  (2) ‘A’ Level passes

Special Entry

A candidate who does not meet normal entry requirements may subject to the approval of the Senate be admitted to a programme on special grounds.

Mature Entry
Shall be obtained by applicants who have five (5) ‘O’ levels including English Language and have a demonstrable work experience during the last five years before the academic year in which admission is sought, and aged 25 years and above.  They may be required to attend an interview to assess their suitability for University education.

Structure of the Programme

    

Duration

The normal duration of the BSc Honours Degree in Social Anthropology shall be four (4) years.
Degree Structure

  • The Degree follows a 1.1.1.1 structure.
  • Each student will be required to take a minimum of forty-two 42 modules in accordance with the following breakdown:
  • At part one a student shall register for a minimum of fourteen (14) modules.
  • At part two a student shall register for at least 12 modules.
  • At part three a student shall register for two (2) double modules and is required to spend a minimum of 10 months on work related learning experience.
  • At Part four a student shall register for a minimum of twelve (12) modules.
  • A module shall be taught in at least thirty-six (36) contact hours a semester.
  • Not all optional modules may be on offer at any one given time.
  • New modules may be added from time to time.

Part I Semester I   
Core Modules        
Code                    Module Description 
HANTH101             Introduction to Social Anthropology I
HCESDM101          Communication Skills
BHS110                Introduction to Zimbabwean Cultures and Heritage
HSOC101             Introduction to Sociology I
HANTH103            Anthropology, Colonialism and Post Colonialism
HANTH104            Criminology and Deviance
HANTH108           Anthropology of Religion

Part I Semester II
Core Modules

Code                    Module Description    
BAC101                 African Philosophy and Thought
HANTH106             Social Identity and Socio-Cultural Anthropology
HSOC110              Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Development
HANTH107             Anthropology of Gender and Development
HANTH109             Introduction to Social Anthropology II
HSOC109              Introduction to Sociology II
HANTH110             Human Rights and Anthropology
Part II Semester I
Core Modules
Code                    Module Description 
HANTH201            Marriage, Family and Kinship
HANTH211            History of Anthropological Thought
HRMSP206            Research Methods and Statistics
Optional Modules
A student may choose any three (3) modules from the following:
Code                    Module Description     
HANTH202             Social Organisation and Power
HANTH203             Anthropology of Tourism
HANTH205             Demographic Anthropology
HANTH213             Physical Anthropology
Part II Semester II
Core Modules
Code                    Module Description   
HANTH206             Anthropology and Rural Development
HANTH208             Cultural rituals, Religion and Symbolism in anthropological Societies

Optional Modules
A student may choose any four (4) modules from the following:
Code                    Module Description 
HANTH204             Law, Order and War in Societies
HANTH207             State, Identity and Nationalism
HANTH209             Ecological Anthropology
HANTH210             Multi-Culturalism and Cultural Universalism
HANTH212            Globalisation and Social Anthropology

 Part III
Core Modules

Code                   Module Description
HANTH301            Work Related Learning Report
HANTH302            Continuous Work Related Learning Assessment

Part IV Semester I
Core Modules
Code                    Module Description    
HANTH401             Social Anthropological Theory I
HANTH402             Urbanisation, Development and Social Anthropology
HANTH404             Cultural Anthropology

Optional Modules
A student may choose any three (3) modules from the following:
Code                    Module Description 
HANTH403             Ethnicity, Race and Racism
HANTH414             Anthropological Approaches to mass communication
HANTH413             Special issues in Anthropology and Rural Development
HANTH418             Environmental Anthropology
 

Part IV Semester II
Core Modules
Code                    Module Description         
HANTH403             Social Anthropological Theory II
HANTH409             Research Project
HANTH410             Anthropology of Organizations and Management
HANTH411             Social Stratification in Anthropological Societies

Optional Modules
A student may choose any one (1) module from the following:
Code                    Module Description   
HANTH406             Applied Anthropology and Development Policies
HANTH415             Sex, Culture and Society
HANTH417             Political Anthropology
Assessment

 

To be admitted to an examination a candidate must have been registered for that module with the University and completed the module work in accordance with the General Academic Regulations.

Each module in the programme is assessed on the basis of a three (3) hour written examination and by module work undertaken during the period of   study.

The Research Project must be completed and submitted for examination by end of the semester in which the module is taken.  Usually the Research Project submission date will be announced by the Department before the start of the final examinations.

Weighting

Each taught module shall be given a percentage mark.  The weighting shall be:
Modulework    30%
Examination    70%
Determination of Results

  • To successfully complete a part a candidate must pass all the modules examined in the two semesters of that Part.
  • A candidate who fails one (1) or two (2) modules in Part I or Part II may be allowed to proceed to the next Part carrying the failed module(s).
  • A carried module may be repeated when next on offer.
  • A candidate who fails three (3) or more modules in Part I or Part II shall be deemed to have failed that Part and may be allowed to repeat the failed modules in that Part.
  • A candidate who fails one or two modules within the supplementable range in Part 1V will be allowed to sit for a supplementary examination.  A candidate who fails a supplementary examination within the supplementable range may be allowed to repeat the module when next on offer.
  • A candidate who fails a supplementary examination below the supplementable range may be asked to withdraw.
  • No candidate will be allowed to carry a Part I module to Part 1V.
  • The results for each examination shall be published in accordance with the provisions of the General Academic Regulations.

Degree Classification

The final classification for the degree shall be calculated by averaging Part II, Part
III and Part 1V module marks.

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