This course examines a number of interconnected themes such as land and agrarian politics, urban history and society, labour and politics, nationalism, and current topical issues which all have a bearing on business, education and development in Zimbabwe. By fully participating in this course, it is hoped that students would further develop their capacity to bring together a body of related and remotely connected issues to help explain social, political and economic issues unfolding in different episodes of the Zimbabwean past. The course covers the history of the pre-colonial period through to the colonial and post-colonial. The pre-colonial sets the pace and context of understanding Zimbabwe’s past which is further unveiled in the colonial and post-colonial eras. The course examines the prospects and challenges of both the colonial and post-colonial state and society.