PHILISOPHY AND OBJECTIVES
The Faculty of Arts has the basic aim of ensuring a balanced development of the individual with the goal of perfecting his or her awareness of himself or herself in relation to the world around him or her. The faculty adopts the policy of inter-disciplinary exposure which enhances the students’ broad acquaintance with disciplines other than their own.
The various departmental programmes are geared towards guiding and encouraging students to cultivate and refine their faculties for identifying, defining, analyzing and solving problems of significance to mankind. Hence the degree of versatility of the graduates from the Faculty is such that he or she can embark on any career relevant to his or her discipline or related discipline. The Faculty lays emphasis on the development of effective research methodologies which are geared towards the solution of societal problems.
English: The Department of English has as its general philosophy the study of language and literature. As language and literature are the products of the dynamics of culture and cultural modes, the department equips its students with a strong awareness of themselves and the world around them. It prepares students for the award of the degree in English (Language and Literature) which is meant to give them relevance and assure them a place in society.
History and International Studies: A Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree Programme in History and International Studies
Modern Languages: The philosophy of the Department of Modern Languages is principally geared towards detailed studies of language with particular attention to its complex nature, like a network in the ever-changing cultures and cultural codes in the society. It focuses essentially on man’s fears and interpretation of reality of the supernatural and temporal phenomena he senses around him and these, through language and literature. In other words, the Department aims at preparing students for the award of B.A.(Hons) degree in French language and literature which will equip them with adequate versatility to respond to the accelerated social and technological changes of our time.
Philosophy: The philosophy programme seeks to develop sound and critical minds among the students of philosophy such that they can evaluate objectively the problems encountered by mankind in our rapidly developing and civilised society, proffering workable solutions to these problems.
Religious Management and Cultural Studies: The objectives of the programme is to give students an in-depth study leading to the understanding and knowledge of the phenomena of religion in all its varieties and manifestations.
Theatre and Media Arts: The department of theatre and media arts aims to prepare students for careers in both the public and private sectors, such as teaching, broadcasting, film, radio, and television production, acting, troupe management, design, etc
The Faculty offers courses leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with Honours in the appropriate subject or degree option.