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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN TOURISM program

University of Nairobi

Bachelors Degree Program 4 YEARS

Course Details

Course Overview

To-day, tourism is an important sector of the economy of virtually every country around the world. As both a social phenomenon and dynamic enterprise, it connects many key and in themselves complex spheres of national and international life, including: the economy, the ecology, culture (in both its material and non-material aspects), communication, entertainment, society at large, and the polity (at both localnational and geopolitical levels). The interfaces that ensue have important implications for, inter alia, interpersonal relations, employment, self- and cultural-identity, national security, international relations, entrepreneurial activity, leisure-cum-recreation, sustainable development and the globalization process itself. In all of this, language, technology, sound management principles, and a clear understanding of underlying social processes as well as host-countries= history and present circumstances play pivotal roles. A university level programme is best suited to tackle these complex challenges.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for the above degree to University of Nairobi


1.      KCSE with a C+ or equivalent


2.      KCSE with a C plain or equivalent Plus a Diploma (including IB Diploma) or equivalent from a recognized post- secondary institution.


3.      KCE/EACE Div. III/ Ordinary GCE or equivalent Plus a Diploma (including IB Diploma) or equivalent from a recognized post- secondary institution.


4.      KACE or EAACE/Advanced GCE Certificate with one principal pass Plus a Diploma (including IB Diploma) or equivalent from a recognized postsecondary institution.


5.      KACE or EAACE certificate with two principal passes or equivalent.


6.      International Baccalaureate Diploma


7.      A degree from a recognized University or equivalent.

Course Objectives

The objectives of the University of Nairobi in offering this programme


i) To sensitize students to the many dimensions of tourism as both a social phenomenon and an enterprise with worldwide ramifications.


ii) To produce a management-level human resource capacity with deep understanding of the focused aspects of natural and socio-cultural environments which today serve as the main driving force behind global and regional touristflows.

Course Program

First Year - Archaeology


Semester 1


 Introduction to Archaeology


Technological change through time


Semester 2


Introduction to Palaeoanthropology


Topics in world civilizations


First Year - History


Semester 1


History of Kenya to 1900


Technological change through time


Semester 2


History of Kenya since 1900


Topics in world civilizations


First Year- Tourism


Semester 1


Introduction to Tourism


Tourist Attractions and Facilities


Semester 2


International Tourism


The Politics of Tourism


Second Year- Archaeology


Semester 1


Prehistory of Africa


Environmental change through


Semester 2


 Archaeology Field Methods time


Cultural Resource Management


Second Year - History


Semester 1


History of Africa Before 1800


Environmental change through time


Semester 2


History of Africa since 1800


Philosophy of History


Second Year - Tourism


Semester 1


Ecology and Tourism


Hospitality Management


Semester 2


Domestic Tourism


World Cross-Cultural History


Kenya Past and Present


Third Year - Archaeology


Semester 1


Core Units


Geo-archaeology and site formation processes


Conservation Archaeology and Museum Practice


Electives


Topics in Physical and Biological Anthropology


The Develop.of Agriculture &Food production


 African Cultural Heritage


Palaeoenvironment and Palaeoecology of Africa


Urban origins and development through time


Origins of Modern Humans and Culture


History and Development of Archaeology


Primate Evolution and Ecology


Prehistory of Europe


Semester 2


Core Units


Archaeological Research Design


Archaeology of East Africa


Electives


Ethnohistory of Africa


Prehistory of Oceania and Australia


East African Coast and the Orient


Archaeology of Central & South America


Archaeology of North America


Ancient African Civilizations


Archaeology of Mainland Asia


Geomorphology I


Computers and Statistics in Archaeology


Third Year - History


Semester 1


Core Units


Sources of African History


Eastern Africa to 1900


Electives


Prehistory of Africa


African Cultural Heritage


Urban origins and development through time


History of Latin America


History of Imperial Russia


History of USA to 1876


Ancient African Civilizations


Semester 2


Core Units


Theory & Methodology of Hist. Research


East Africa since 1900


Electives


Transformation of Europe in the 19th Century


The Indian Sub-continent in Modern Times


Europe since 1914


The World since 1914


Ethnohistory of Africa


East African Coast and the Orient


Transformation of the USSR and Modern Russia


Third Year - Tourism


Semester 1


Core Units


Research Methods in Tourism


Industrial Attachment/Fieldwork


Electives


Gender and Tourism


Level II Language Unit I


Introduction to Accounting


Tourism and Health


Tourism and Law


Sports, Culture and Tourism


Ancient African Civilizations


Comparative Youth Cultures


Elements of Palaeoanthropology


Literature and Tourism


Establishing a Tourism Enterprise


Tourism and the African Cultural Heritage


Natural History of East Africa


Semester 2


Core Units


Tourism: Policy, Planning and Management


Tour Operations Management


Electives


Level II Language Unit II


Level II Language Unit III


Computer Applications in Tourism I


Tourism and Aesthetics


Cultural Agency


Origins of Modern Humans


Religion and Tourism


Culture and Society in Africa


History of the Peoples of Eastern Africa


Tourism-Sector Accounting


Environmental Impact Analysis


Level III Language Unit I


Wildlife Management Strategies


Fourth Year- Archaeology


Semester 1


Core Units


Archaeology Laboratory


Interpretative Methods in Archaeology


Electives


The Earths Physical and Biological Geography


(Same as CGP 201)


Aspects of African Arts and Crafts


Archaeology of West and Central Africa


Field Archaeology


Remote Sensing I


The Nile Valley, Maghreb and the Sahara


Archaeology of Southern Africa


Surveying and Cartography I


Actualistic Studies in Palaeoanthropology


Semester 2


Core Units


National Antiquities and the Law


Public Archaeology and Consultancy


Electives


Archaeozoology


Human Osteology


Geographical Information Systems [GIS] (Same


as CGP 414)


Developments in Ceramic Technology


Theory and Methods of Lithic Technology


Methods of Architectural Reconstruction


Special Topic in Archaeology


Project Paper


Fourth Year- History


Semester 1


Core Units


Historiography of Kenya


Topics in History of Post Colonial Kenya


Electives


History of USA since 1876


Regional Surveys of Africa: West Africa


Regional Surveys of Africa: North Africa


Regional Surveys of Africa: Central Africa


Regional Surveys of Africa: Southern Africa


History of USA-Africa Relations


Topics in History of Colonial Kenya


History of Political Ideas


Comparative Studies in Imperialism and


Nationalism in Africa and the Third World


African Socio-intellectual History in the 20th Century


Aspects of Armed Conflicts in Eastern Africa


Semester 2


Core Units


Kenya’s economic history


History of Kenyas Foreign Policy


Electives


African Economic History


South East Asia in the 19th & 20th Centuries


Introduction to African Arts and Crafts


Oral History


Middle East in the 19th & 20th Centuries


The Black Diaspora in the Americas


History of African Diplomacy


Constitutional Evolution in Kenya


History of science


Advanced Seminar


Special Topic in History


Project Paper


Fourth Year- Tourism


Semester 1


Core Units


Project Paper


Economics of Tourism


Electives


Resort, Cruise & Entertain. Operations


African Literature: Oral and Literary Traditions


African Oral History


 African Arts and Crafts


The Performativity of Culture


Marine Resources & Coastal Resource Mgt.


Professional Ethics


Managing a Tourism Enterprise


Urban Tourism


Environment and Tourism Development


Tourism Sales and Marketing


Geographic Information Systems


Computer Applications in Tourism II


Semester 2


All Electives


Socio-Cultural Impact of Tourism


Level III Language Unit II


Level III Language Unit III


Eco-Tourism


Managerial Accounting


Societies and Cultures of the East African Coast:


Past and Present


Management of Tourism Promotion Office


Rural Tourism


Tourism and National Development


Tourism in the Internet Age


Computer-Based Data Processing & Management


Mass Travel


Environmental Management & the Tourist Industry


Tourism, Safety and Security


Museums and Tourism


Tourism and International Relations


Managing Protected Areas


Recreational Facilities Management


Financial Management


Tourism and People-Watching


Contested Terrains


Level IV Language Unit I


Level IV Language Unit II


 


 

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