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Simon Muzenda School Of Arts, Culture And Heritage Studies

Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Heritage Studies

Part 1          Semester 1

BHS101         Introduction to Zimbabwean History

BHS110         Introduction to Zimbabwean Culture and Heritage

BHS103         Introduction to Museum Studies

BHS104         Introduction to Archaeology

BHS105         History, Theory and Management of Heritage Institutions

BHS106         Intangible Heritage

CSARM101     Communication Skills

Semester 2

BAC101         African Philosophy and Thought

BHS107         Repatriation and Restitution of Cultural Property

BHS108         Legal Issues in Museum Administration

BHS109         Cultural Heritage and Globalization

BHS111         Cultural Heritage and Environmental Impact Assessments

EF105           Information Communication and Technology

Part 2          Semester 1

BHS201        Underwater Cultural Heritage

BHS202         Legislative Frameworks for the Protection of Cultural Property

BHS203         Conservation and Management of Museum Collections

BHS204         Public Policy and Heritage Management in Zimbabwe

BHS205         Anthropology and Ethnographical Collection Studies

BHS206         Research Methods and Techniques

Semester 2

BHS207         Museum Curatorship

BHS208         The Dry Stone Heritage of Southern Africa

BHS209         Ecotourism and Sustainable Development

BHS210         Preservation and Development of Ethnic Minority Cultures

BHS211         Heritage and Landscapes

BHS212         Archaeology and Geographic Information Systems

Part 3

Work-Related Learning

BHS301         Academic Supervisor’s Assessment.

BHS302         Employer’s Assessment

BHS303         Work-Related Learning Report

Part 4          Semester 1

Core Modules

BHS401         Heritage Management and Sustainable Development

BHS402         Issues in Museums and Heritage Studies

BHS403         Entrepreneurial Skills for the Heritage Industry

BHS404         Tour Guidance


BHS405         Museums and Community Engagement

BHS406         Indigenous Cultures and Heritage Management

BHS407         Heritage Informatics

BHS408         Conceptual and Epistemological Perspectives on Cultural Heritage

Semester 2

Students are to take six modules.

Core Modules

BHS409         Conservation of Historic Buildings

BHS410         The Rock Art of Africa

BHS411         Approaches to Heritage Conservation

BHS470         Research Project


BHS412         Museum Security

BHS413         Heritage, History and Memory

BHS414         African Traditional Music

BHS415         Museum and Site Interpretation

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