Confucius Institute Event held at BSSC Room 14
School of Humanities staff and students during the Career Week held between january 28 - February 2, 2019 at the Graduation Square
Registrar RIO graced the launch of Professor. Githiora's book on Sheng' at the Graduate School Building Room 202
CODESRIA team members following the discussion during the workshop training hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
CODESRIA team members following the discussion during the workshop training hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Participants comparing notes in their groups during the Group Discussion Session at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Joy Obando of the Department of Geography referring to her notes on Research Integrity and Ethics during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the KUCC
The gracious Professor Joy Obando of the Department of Geography, explaining ethical concepts in research to members of the CODESRIA team during the 10 day workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Lead trainer, Professor Bangura of Howard University responding to participants’ queries during question and answer session at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Abdul Karim Bangura explaining to the participants about the Ideal Dissertation Structure during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor Chris Shisanya giving his presentation on Epistemological Paradigms in Social Research during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School at KUCC
Professor Ishmael Munene presenting a certificate of participation to Lydia Amoah from University of Ghana during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Ibrahim Oanda presenting a certificate of participation to Florence Shingirayi Chamisa from University of FortHare during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Ibrahim Oanda presenting a certificate of participation to Sylvester Kohol Shima from University of Ibadan during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The facilitators Professors Chris Shisanya being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitators Professors Joy Obando being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
Dr. Godwin Murunga, the Incoming Executive Secretary of CODESRIA giving his closing remarks during the workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.

Regulations
The general regulations for all undergraduate degrees in the University shall apply. The general
regulations for all undergraduate degrees in the School of   Humanities and Social Sciences. The
following shall be eligible for admission into the BA (History, Archaeology & Political Studies).

KCSE mean grade of C+ (plus) with at least C plain in Mathematics and English; or

  • Advanced Level Certificate with Two principal passes and a credit in Mathematics
  • O-Level certificate; or
  • A Diploma with a credit pass in a relevant field from a recognized institution, with a
  • KCSE mean grade of C (Plain) and C- (minus) in Mathematics and English.
  • Any other qualifications acceptable to Senate.
  • Mean grade of C- (Minus) at KCSE and progressed from certificate to Diploma at Kenyatta University or any other recognized/accredited Institutions.

 

Pattern and Duration of the Programme


The BA (History Archaeology and Political Studies) Degree Programme is designed to take 4 Academic Years. A Total of 23 Units from the department will be taken with a maximum of 3 units per year for first, four units per year for second year. During the third and fourth years, students are expected to take three core units and an elective per semester, a total of 8 units per academic year.

Examinations
University examination regulations for undergraduate programmes shall apply. University examinations shall be given at the end of each semester and shall contribute 70 percent of the total marks, while the continuous assessment shall constitute the remaining 30 percent.The duration for the University examination shall be two (2) hours per unit. The minimum pass mark for each unit shall be 40%.
Candidates registered for an attachment must proceed for the exercise in the final year of study and write a report or a research project, which shall be marked and graded by the supervisor(s). A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in a retake examination shall be discontinued.

Grading
Each unit shall be marked out of 100.  The marks shall be translated into letter grades as follows;(A)70% -100%    ,( B) 60% – 69% (C) 50 %– 59% (D) 40 %– 49%  (Retake/Fail) 39 and below

Classification
The final classification of the students on completion of the course shall be guided by the approved Kenyatta University regulations, namely: (A) 70% -100%- First Class, (B)60% - 69%- Second Class, Upper Division, (C) 50% - 59%  Second Class Lower Division, (D) 40% - 49% Pass, (E)39% and below    Fail

BA (History)

Level 100       

AHT 100         Sources of African History

AHT 101         Principles of Archaeology

AHT 102         Introduction to Political Science

 

Level 200

AHT 200         A History of Kenya

AHT 201         Themes in African History

AHT 202         Early African Archaeology

AHT 203         Modern Governments in Africa 

LEVEL 300

AHT 300         Speculative Philosophy  

AHT 301         Fundamentals of Research Writing

AHT 302         Africa, Caribbean & Latin America

AHT 303         Africa & African Diaspora upto 1900

AHT 304         Historiography of Africa  

AHT 305         Critical Philosophy of History

ELECTIVES

AHT 326         Nationalism in Africa and the Developing World

AHT 338         World Economic Systems

AHT 340         Politics in Africa

AHT 341         Environmental Archaeology

LEVEL 400

AHT 400         History of Political Economy  

AHT 401         Themes in the History of the Horn of Africa

AHT 402         History of Cultural Studies  

AHT 403         The Historiography of Kenya

AHT 404         Dissertation I

AHT 405         Dissertation II

ELECTIVES

AHT 420         History of Pastoralism in Africa

AHT 421         Agricultural History of Kenya

AHT 422         The African Child in History

AHT 423         World Social- Economic Systems Since 1914

AHT 425         A Historical Study of Religions in Africa

AHT 427         African Pastoralist Archaeology

AHT 428         Issues in Africa Archaeology

AHT 431         African Economic History Since 1900

AHT 432         Selected Themes in the History of USA Since 1900

AHT 433         African Women in History

AHT 437         Political Thought Since 1600

 

BA (Archaeology)

Level 100       

AHT 100         Sources of African History

AHT 101         Principles of Archaeology

AHT 102         Introduction to Political Science

 

Level 200

AHT 200         A History of Kenya

AHT 201         Themes in African History

AHT 202         Early African Archaeology

AHT 203         Modern Governments in Africa  

LEVEL 300

AHT 306         Later African Archaeology

AHT 308         Archaeology Research Methods

AHT 309         Cultural Resource Management

AHT 311         Field Archaeology 

AHT 328         Gender in Archaeology

AHT 343         Museology

ELECTIVES

AHT 326         Nationalism in Africa and the Developing World

AHT 338         World Economic Systems

AHT 340         Politics in Africa

AHT 341         Environmental Archaeology

LEVEL 400

AHT 406         Historical Archaeology of Eastern Africa

AHT 408         Themes, Thought & Theory in World Archaeology

AHT 409         People, Environment & Resources

AHT 410         Archaeology Dissertation I

AHT 411         Archaeology Dissertation II

ELECTIVES

AHT 420         History of Pastoralism in Africa

AHT 421         Agricultural History of Kenya

AHT 422         The African Child in History

AHT 423         World Social- Economic Systems Since 1914

AHT 425         A Historical Study of Religions in Africa

AHT 427         African Pastoralist Archaeology

AHT 428         Issues in Africa Archaeology

AHT 431         African Economic History Since 1900

AHT 432         Selected Themes in the History of USA Since 1900

AHT 433         African Women in History

AHT 437         Political Thought Since 1600

 

BA (Political Studies)

LEVEL 100   

AHT 100         Sources of African History

AHT 101         Principles of Archaeology

AHT 102         Introduction to Political Science

 

Level 200

AHT 200         a History of Kenya

AHT 201         Themes in African History

AHT 202         Early African Archaeology

AHT 203         Modern Governments in Africa 

LEVEL 300

AHT 312         Political Thought Up To 1600

AHT 313         International Relations 1500-1900

AHT 314         Comparative Government in Developing Countries

AHT 315         Political Parties & Interest Groups in Africa

AHT 316         Theory & Method of Political Inquiry

AHT 317         Elements of Public Administration

 

ELECTIVES

AHT 326         Nationalism in Africa and the Developing World

AHT 338         World Economic Systems

AHT 340         Politics in Africa

AHT 341         Environmental Archaeology

 

LEVEL 400

AHT 412         Administration and Organization Theory       

AHT 413         Historical Evolution of Modern Government

AHT 415         International Relations since 1900

AHT 416         Political Studies Dissertation I

AHT 417         Dissertation II

ELECTIVES

AHT 420         History of Pastoralism in Africa

AHT 421         Agricultural History of Kenya

AHT 422         The African Child in History

AHT 423         World Social- Economic Systems Since 1914

AHT 425         A Historical Study of Religions in Africa

AHT 427         African Pastoralist Archaeology

AHT 428         Issues in Africa Archaeology

AHT 431         African Economic History Since 1900

AHT 432         Selected Themes in the History of USA Since 1900

AHT 433         African Women in History

AHT 437         Political Thought Since 1600

Dr. Edward Waswa Kisiang’ani
Chairman
History, Archeology and Political Studies


 

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