Department of History and Heritage Management

History and Heritage Management Department Profile
About (Overview)
The Department of History and Heritage Management was opened in Bule Hora University under the College of Social Science and Humanities as independent department in 2005. In its first year, the Department was staffed by 1MA holder teacher, and in collaboration with invited guests from neighboring institutions started the teaching-learning process through accepted 45 regular students.
The Department started out with a four–year BA program. Courses in research methods prepared, and still preparing, BA students for BA senior essay. This is the crown of students’ effort and achievement in the BA program and involves genuine original research on archival materials, source analysis and with oral informants, often on areas of the country those previously neglected and marginalized in Ethiopian historical research studies and writing.
To assist students with job opportunities, the department secured a name for its BA honor students to BA in History and Heritage Management. From the late years of the department organization, there was an intention that, Tourism Management should become a separate department and after conduct a compressive need assessment, field observation of the surrounding environment, resources, manpower demand in the market, tourism attraction sites, both tangible and intangible heritages of the University located local communities; Tourism Management was separated from History and Heritage Management Department and became feasible as independent department in the year of 2018.
In the education year of 2019/2020 the Department also opened Post Graduate program through accepted 5 students on regular program and 12 PG students on weekend program, to the specialization of MA in History and Heritage Management. In the year 2021 the department also launched another PG program with the specialization of MA in Oromo Studies. The department 2 graduate and 1 undergraduate programs day and night work is to train outstanding teachers and instructors for the history department and subjects of, to tertiary levels/universities, TTC Colleges, high schools, preparatory schools and for other stakeholders.
The main objectives of the Department of History are to offer excellent and qualify B.A and M.A programs, conducting problem solver researches and findings, and also extensive, inclusive and tangible community interested based services and works. Verily, the department is dedicated to providing a quality of education to students and the university communities for a wide range of careers by teaching a core set of transferable skills and change and continuities through the study of societies, cultures, IKS, politics, environment, and economies across a broad chronological and geographical spectrum, at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
Likewise, the department has always aimed at giving students areal understanding of the country’s own history in the context of Africa and the world. The department also strives that all graduate students to be a good citizen to their country.
By 2022 E.C the department of History aspires to be competent, special and academician’s premium choice from other departments of the Social Science and Humanities College of Bule Hora University. The department also will be regionally, nationally, continentally and internationally recognized for educating both undergraduate and graduate students with transferable skills, employability, and intellectual curiosity, along with raising public awareness about the importance of understanding the past and its legacies in any society, through teaching, research, innovative and meaningful historical knowledge that contributes to the popular and scholarly understanding of the past and community service activities that would be conducted locally, statewide, nationally and regionally.
The History Department values a skilled, critically aware and informed citizens; an honest academic and public engagement with the past, its meanings, and its consequences for today; and the promotion and support of history and related courses at undergraduate, and graduate levels for students of all ages and all backgrounds in an inclusive manner.