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Simon Muzenda School Of Arts, Culture And Heritage Studies

Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Museums Studies


Each student shall be required to study seven modules

Semester 1

BHS101         Introduction to Zimbabwean History

BHS110         Introduction to Zimbabwean Culture and Heritage

HMUS101      Introduction to Museum Studies

HMUS102      Zimbabwean Museography

HMUS103      Records Keeping and Archivism

HMUS104      History, Theory and Management of Heritage Institutions

CSARM101 Communication Skills

PART I          Semester 2

Each student shall be required to study Six modules

BAC101         African Philosophy and Thought

HMUS106      Museum Education

HMUS107      Legal Issues in Museum Administration

HMUS108      Archival Administration

EF105           Information Communication and Techniques

Optional courses

HMUS105      Introduction to Heritage Management

HMUS109     Collection Management

HMUS110      Documenting Intangible Heritage

Part 2          Semester 1

Students are required to take six modules.

Core Modules

HMUS201      Public Relations and Museums

HMUS202      Museums in the Digital Age

HMUS203      Architecture of Museums

HMUS 204     Museums and Historical Memory

HMUS205      Research Methods and Techniques

HMUS208      Conservation and Preservation of Archives

 Part 2 Semester 2

Students are required to take six modules.

Core Modules

HMUS206 Exploring Museum Professions

HMUS207 Entrepreneurship and Museums

HMUS209 Research Methods in Museology

HMUS210 Collection Research

HMUS211 Documenting Museum and Heritage Collections

HMUS212 Museum Curatorship

 Part 3

Work-Related Learning

HMUS301      Academic Supervisor’s Assessment

HMUS302      Employer’s Assessment

HMUS303      Work Related Learning Report

Part 4 Semester 1

Core Modules

HMUS401      Museum Visitor Studies

HMUS402      Issues in Museum and Heritage Studies

HMUS403      Museum Communication

HMUS404      Tour Guidance

Optional Modules

HMUS405      Museums and Community Engagement

HMUS406      Museums in a Global Perspective

HMUS407      Ethnically Specific Museums

Part 4 Semester 2

Core Modules

HMUS408      Museum and Site Interpretation

HMUS409      Historic House Management and Preservation

HMUS410      Archaeology of Great Zimbabwe

HMUS411      Museum Security

HMUS470      Research Project

Optional Modules

HMUS412      Museums and Marketing

HMUS414      Politics of the Archaeological Past


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