Bachelor Of Social Science in Psychology (Honours)(4years)


Mode of Study:Full-time [Double Intake]|Mutare and Harare

About the Programme

The programme runs for eight semesters. A student must have attained a cumulative grade point average [CGPA] of at least 3.20 to be eligible for the honours programme. Then the new honours students will select courses from the 6 thematic areas of the programme as they are offered in each semester, in addition to the University-wide courses, HIT 100 Introduction to Information Technology, HCS101 Communication Skills 1, HFR111 French for Beginners 1, HPO111 Portuguese for Beginners 1, HAS100 Introduction to African Studies, HCS102 Communication Skills 2, HFR112 French for Beginners II, HPO112 Portuguese for Beginners II and TEV200 Ethics and Christian Values.

Summary of Core Courses
  1. All the introductory, theoretical and methodological courses listed under thematic areas are core courses and therefore compulsory. These include
  2. HSA 201 Introduction to Sociology 1,
  3. HSA 203 Introduction to Social Anthropology 1,
  4. HSA 202 Introduction to Sociology 2,
  5. HSA 204 Introduction to Social Anthropology 2,
  6. HSA 205 History of Sociological Thought,
  7. HSA 206 Contemporary Social Problems in Africa,
  8. HSA 301 Modern Sociological Theory (20th Century),
  9. HSA 303 Introduction to Social Research,
  10. HSA 302 Research Design and Data Analysis,
  11. HSA 408 Field Research and Text Analysis,
  12. HSA 320 Internship,
  13. HSA 401 Development Project Evaluation, and Analysis,
  14. HSA 419 Contemporary Social Theory,
  15. HSA 402 Sociology Honours Research Project and
  16. HAS 403 African Social Thought.

Satisfactory completion of all the requirements in those courses is a condition for the award of the degree. The courses are offered as follows.

 

Entry Requirements

5 'O' level passes or equivalent including English language and Mathematics. At least two GCE Advanced level passes in any of the following subjects: Accounts, Management of Business, Economics, Commerce and Mathematics.

Year One Semester One

  1. HSA 201 Introduction to Sociology 1 (3.0)
  2. HSA 203 Introduction to Social Anthropology 1 (3.0)
  3. HSA 205 History of Sociological Thought (Classics) (3.0)
  4. University-wide courses [Select French or Portuguese]
  5. HIT 100 Introduction to Information Technology (2.0)
  6. HCS101 Communication Skills 1 (3.0)
  7. HFR111 French for Beginners 1 (3.0)
  8. HPO111 Portuguese for Beginners 1 (3.0)
  9. HAS 100 Introduction to African Studies (3.0)
Total 17.0

Year One Semester Two

Students will choose 5 courses

  1. HSA 202 Introduction to Sociology 2 (3.0)
  2. HSA 204 Introduction to Social Anthropology 2 (3.0)
  3. HSA 206 Contemporary Social Problems in Africa (3.0)
  4. University-wide courses [select French or Portuguese
  5. HCS102 Communication Skills 2 (3.0)
  6. HFR112 French for Beginners 2 (3.0)
  7. HPO112 Portuguese for Beginners 2 (3.0)
  8. HIT 100 Introduction to Information Technology (2.0)
Total Credit hours: 17

Year Two Semester One

Students will choose 5 courses

  1. HSA 301 Modern Sociological Theory (20th Century) (3.0)
  2. HSA 303 Introduction to Social Research (3.0)
Electives [Select 3]
  1. HSA 305 Sociology of Work (3.0)
  2. HSA 307 Sociology of Development (3.0)
  3. HSA 309 Society, Reproductive Health and Sexuality (3.0)
  4. HSA 311 Sociology of Urban Life (3.0)
  5. HSA 313 Family Life in Transition (3.0)
  6. HSA 315 Economic Development and Social Change (3.0)
  7. HSA 317 Sociology of Rural Life
Total Credit 15 hours

Year Two Semester Two

Students will choose 5 courses

  1. HSA 302 Research Design and Data Analysis (3.0)
  2. HSA 304 Economic Development and Social Change (3.0)
  3. TEV200 Ethics and Christian Values (2.0)
Electives [Select 2]
  1. HSA 306 Informal Social Governance (3.0)
  2. HSA 308 Social Policy and Administration (3.0)
  3. HSA 310 Culture in Sociology and Anthropology (3.0)
  4. HSA 312 Childhood and Youth Development (3.0)
  5. HSA 314 Sociology of Religion and Spirituality (3.0)
  6. HSA 316 Society, Information and the Media (3.0)
  7. HSA 318 Society, Illness and Science

Year Three Semester One

HSA 320 Internship


Year Three Semester Two

FMA320 Industrial Attachment


Year Four Semester One

Students will choose 5 courses

  1. HSA 419 Contemporary Social Theory (3.0)
  2. HSA 401 Development Project Evaluation and Analysis (3.0)
  3. HSA 403 African Social Thought (3.0)
    1. Electives [Select 3]
      1. HSA 405 Sociology of Knowledge (3.0)
      2. HSA 407 Sociology and Anthropology of Money (3.0)
      3. HSA 409 Culture and Social Inequality (3.0)
      4. HSA 411 Society and Political Order (3.0)
      5. HSA 413 Social Control (3.0)
      6. HSA 415 Social Disorder and Disasters (3.0)
      7. HSA 417 Sociology of the Environment (3.0)
      Total credit hours: 15

      Year Four Semester Two

      Students will choose 5 courses and a project

      1. HSA 402 Sociology Honours Research Project (3)
      2. HSA 404 Feminist Research (3)
      3. HSA 408 Field Research and Text Analysis (3.0)
      Electives
      1. HSA 418 Sociology of Formal Organizations (3.0)
      2. HSA 406 Sociology of Education and Research (3.0)
      3. HSA 406 Sociology of Science and Technology (3.0)
      4. HSA 410 Theories and Models of Development (3.0)
      5. HSA 410 Sociology and Anthropology of Sport (3.0)
      6. HSA 412 Social Difference, Inequality and Stratification (3.0)
      7. HSA 414 Traditional Knowledge in Global Society (3.0)
      8. HSA 416 Deviance and Social Order (3.0)
      Total Credits 18 hours

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