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Programme: BSocSciHons Heritage and Cultural Tourism

Code Faculty Department
01243024 Faculty of Humanities Department: Historical and Heritage Studies
Credits Duration NQF level
Minimum duration of study: 1 year Total credits: 120 NQF level:  08

Admission requirements

  1. Relevant bachelor’s degree with specialisation in Heritage and Cultural Tourism
  2. A weighted average of at least 65% at final-year level

Minimum credits: 120

Elective Modules

Select one module.

Core modules

Elective modules

  • Module content:

    Advanced archaeological theory
    In-depth, participative seminar-style examination of the function of archaeological theory and its development globally and in Africa. Covers cutting-edge theoretical developments such as landscape, gender and agency. Students will also be taught core-research skills to enhance critical thinking and evaluation.

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  • Module content:

    This module will cover a range of contemporary issues in archaeology, ranging from the emergence of social complexity and state systems in southern Africa, to the understanding of material culture in the archaeological record. The module content is intended to be dynamic, reflecting contemporary trends and emerging issues, whilst being anchored in the core research themes and specialities of the Department.

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  • Module content:

    This module builds on the anthropological and ethnographic knowledge students have acquired. With reference to contemporary anthropological theories, students will deepen their insights into the world around them and the discipline itself. This will aid in the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills from a contemporary anthropological perspective.

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  • Module content:

    The production of ethnographic texts, reflexivity in ethnographic writing, postmodernism, contemporary concerns about ethnographic texts and the “crisis of representation”. A critical reading of three recent ethnographies.

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  • Module content:

    A study of South Africa in a global, transnational and comparative context.

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  • Module content:

    Historiographical, methodological and thematic exploration of aspects of the history of Africa.

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