Academic Programme : Department of Philosophy

Academic Programme

 

The department offers courses leading to the award of the B.A. (Single Honours) in Philosophy. The single honours programme is designed for specialists who may or may not wish to embark upon graduate studies in Philosophy. The department also runs combined degree programmes with the following departments: Classics, English, Linguistics, Mathematics, Political Science, Religions Studies and Communication and Language Arts, leading to the award of the B.A. degree in Philosophy/Classics; Philosophy/English; Philosophy/Linguistics; Philosophy/Mathematics; Philosophy/Political Science; Philosophy/Religious Studies; Philosophy/Communication and Language Arts.

The Department offers elective/compulsory courses for students from the various faculties in the university especially faculties of Agriculture, Social Sciences and Law. The department also offers postgraduate courses leading to the award of the following degrees in philosophy: Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). The one calendar year M.A. degree programme in philosophy is designed to enable students do more intensive work in the principal areas of philosophy than is possible at the undergraduate level. It is also designed to familiarise students with and train them in more contemporary areas and methods of philosophy. The department started the post-graduate programme in 1978 and has since graduated several students at the Master and Doctoral levels. The department of philosophy was established in the 1974/75 academic session. The department started the postgraduate programme in 1978 and offers postgraduate courses leading to the award of the following degrees in Philosophy: Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Philosophy (M.Phil), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D). The postgraduate degree programme in philosophy is designed to enable students do more intensive work in philosophy as well as enhancing specialisation in chosen areas of the discipline.