Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Philosophy

Program Overview

This programme focuses first on developing language skills and appreciation of our shared African experience. In addition, it centres on developing and deepening realistic and critical reflection on this experience, and later on forming a personal synthesis. The aim is to enable a student to acquire a capacity for self-education and, thus, become a responsible educator throughout life. The programme is designed to form a person who lives by authentic values, is prepared for genuine dialogue and is available for the service of others. Such a person will be able to judge a situation reasonably, decide and act responsibly for the good of all and educate likewise.

The University will propose as candidates for a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree those who meet the requirements for  graduation. For admission all must have passed English language at Ordinary Level as well as Mathematics. Normal entry to the University requires both O Level  five passes and at least two at the Advanced level, or four passes with at least three at the Advanced level. Mature entry for students 30 years and older requires five passes at the Ordinary level and experience in virtue of which the University considers them ready for a degree programme.

CURRICULUM:
First Year

  • APH 101 Elementary French 
  • APH 103 Academic Writing 
  • APH 105 Afr. Thought in Afr. Lit. I
  • APH 107 Variety in Hist. of Afr. Peoples 
  • APH 109 The Second Vatican Council 
  • APH 111 Method & Research Skills
  • APH 113 Introduction to Philosophy

  • APH 102 Intermediate French
  • APH 104 Argumentative Writing
  • APH 106 Afr. Thought in Afr. Lit. II
  • APH 108 Religions of Africa
  • APH 110 African Philosophy/Philosophy of African History
  • APH 112 Logic
  • APH 114 Oral Communication

Second Year

  • APH 517c Introduction to Statistical Analysis
  • APH 203 Classical Greek Drama 
  •  APH 205 Religions of the World 
  • APH 207 Egypt/Greek Philosophy 
  • APH 211 Philosophical Anthropology 
  • APH 212 Personality: Theories & Dynamics

  • APH 518a ICT and Philosophy
  • APH 204 Issues in Contemporary Literature 
  • APH 206 Histories of Encounters and Interactions among Peoples Worldwide 
  • APH 208 Christian Philosophy 
  • APH 209 Sociology/Social Anthropology
  • APH 210 Ethics

Third Year

  • APH 502b Islamic Philosophy 
  • APH 303 Philosophy of Science 
  • APH 305 Political Philosophy 
  • APH 305a Legal Philosophy 
  • APH 307 Economic Philosophy 
  • APH 501 (etc.) Elective 

  • APH 302 European Philosophy 
  • APH 403 Philosophy of Education 
  • APH 403A Methods of Education
  • APH 307a Social Philosophy/Social Analysis 
  • APH 406 Metaphysics 
  • APH 308 OT Foundations: The Prophets 
  • APH 501 (etc) Elective 

Fourth Year

  • APH 401 Seminar: African Philosophies 
  • APH 405 Epistemology & Hermeneutics 
  • APH 306 Philosophy of Religion 
  • APH 407 NT Foundations: A Synoptic Gospel 
  • APH 516 Environmental Studies and Ethics. 
  • APH 410 Preparing to Write a Dissertation 
  • APH 501 (etc.) Elective 

  • APH 402 Dissertation in Philosophy
  • APH 404 Religious Education 
  • APH 408 Overview of Catholic Theology 
  • APH 409 Seminar: Preparation for Oral Comprehensive Examination
  • APH 501 (etc.) Elective 

Electives

  • Existentialism in Contemporary Philosophy – Mr. Bonaparte Isingizwe
  • Nicomachean Ethics – Prof Simon Makuru
  • Human Rights in Africa – Fr. Isaac Mutelo
  • African Poetry in English: An Introduction - Prof. Anthony Chennells
  • Industrial Psychology – Fr Kenneth Makamure
  • Phenomenology of Religion – Mr. Francis Zangaira
  • International Law and Relations - Dr. Perota
  • Ignatian Educational Paradigm and Leadership – Dr. Bernard Muhigirwa
  • Child Protection Studies – Dr. Anna Mandeya
  • Disaster Management and Trauma Counseling – Dr Anna Mandeya
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Management – Dr Anna Mandeya
  • Gender in Society – Mrs Mercy Ndoro
  • Psychological Disorders and Therapies – Fr. Henry Wasosa
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Phenomenal Issues in Selected Novels – Fr Chuks Mueme
  • Ignatian Spirituality – Fr. Von Nidda

 

Electives from ICT & Engineering (First Semester)

  • Introduction to Cybersecurity and Forensics – Mr. Mambodza
  • ICT and Society - Mrs Chigodo
  • Introduction to Databases – Mrs Chogodo
  • Computer Network Fundamentals – Ms. Jowa
  • Information Systems Administration – (TBA)

 

Electives from Education and Leadership (First Semester)

  • Academic Writing - Fr. Chuks Mueme
  • TFT 101 Introduction to Capacity Building Studies  - Dr. Nzyoki
  • TFT102 Introduction to Transformative Development - Dr. Nyachowe
  • TFT103 Adult and Popular Education (12) - Fr. Rwandekwe
  • TFT104 Paulo Freire in Practice I (24) - Dr. Muhigirwa
  • TFT105 Introduction to Political Economy (12)  - Fr. Mutelo
  • Second year Courses & Third Year Courses
  • TFT 301Personal Development and Group Dynamics - Dr. Nzyoki
  • TFT 303 Transformative Development and Education  - Dr. Muhigirwa
  • TFT309 Research Methodology (12) - Dr. Nyachowe
  • TFT310 African Economic history (15) - Dr, Nyambara
  • TFT411 Field Research and Preparing to Write a Dissertation  - Dr. Nyachowe
  • TFT501 Service Programme Dr. Nyachowe or Dr. Muhigirwa

 

Fourth Year Courses

  • TFT210 Climate Change and Conflict Transformation Dr. Kaulem

Languages

  • Portuguese Language
  • Shona Language
  • Advanced Sign Language

  • African Theology and Christianity 
  • Medical Ethics
  • Women in African Literature
  • David Hume: Empiricist
  • Humanistic Studies and the History of Jesuit Education
  • Theories of Inequality
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Phenomenal Issues in Selected Novels
  • Child Protection Studies
  • Ignatian Spirituality