The Department of Philosophy in the Salvatorian Institute of Philosophy and Theology follows the common norms of an Ecclesiastical Philosophical Faculty: to train students to investigate philosophical issues methodically, and to solve problems through rational arguments in the framework of a Christian view of the world. The students should come to the insight that God's Revelation and theology are not against human reasoning. They are rather related to the philosophical quest. They intend to contribute to the solution of human problems.

The Salvatorian Institute of Philosophy and Theology is also committed to stress those disciplines that bring to light the different values found in the various human cultures. The Institute is especially interested in promoting the enculturation of the Gospel in a context of African cultural diversity.

The Salvatorian Institute of Philosophy and Theology in Morogoro organizes a complete first cycle of philosophy that is extended to three academic years (six semesters). In such a space of time the students should complete all that the Pontifical Urbaniana University requires for the First Institutional Cycle and part of the second cycle (including special disciplines, and seminars in a philosophical framework).

The Department of Philosophy in the Salvatorian Institute of Philosophy and Theology follows the common norms of an Ecclesiastical Philosophical Faculty: to train students to investigate philosophical issues methodically, and to solve problems through rational arguments in the framework of a Christian view of the world. The students should come to the insight that God's Revelation and theology are not against human reasoning. They are rather related to the philosophical quest. They intend to contribute to the solution of human problems.

The Salvatorian Institute of Philosophy and Theology is also committed to stress those disciplines that bring to light the different values found in the various human cultures. The Institute is especially interested in promoting the enculturation of the Gospel in a context of African cultural diversity.
The Salvatorian Institute of Philosophy and Theology in Morogoro organizes a complete first cycle of philosophy that is extended to three academic years (six semesters).
In such a space of time the students should complete all that the Pontifical Urbaniana University requires for the First Institutional Cycle and part of the second cycle (including special disciplines, and seminars in a philosophical framework).

A. Attendance

  1. Attendance at courses and seminars is obligatory.
  2. Any absence should be justified.
  3. In the case of illness or any other impediment, the respective student's authority has to inform the Registrar's office.
  4. It is the responsibility of the student to keep up with and fulfil all requirements connected with missed lectures or studies.
  5. On return, before entering the lecture hall, the student must make sure that his/her absence has already been reported and justified.
  6. In order to be admitted to the final exam at the end of a course and to obtain credits, the student should not miss more than 30% of the total lectures of the respective course. In the case of a core course, if a student has missed more that 30% of lectures he/she has to repeat it. In the case of an elective course the students should take another one. If a student exceeds the permitted number of absences in two or more core courses or if the total of absences is more than 16 class days in a semester, he/she will be required to repeat the whole semester.
  7. With regard to the seminars, a student should not be absent more than twice.

B. Academic Objectives and Courses

  1. Academic Objectives

At the end of the first cycle of Philosophy, the student is expected, from the academic standpoint:

    • To be capable of understanding the basics of Philosophy, the most important philosophical systems and to have a general landscape of the History of Philosophy;
    • To be able to read and understand a classical philosophical book;
    • To be able to make a personal research;
    • To be able to write a scientific paper, which should reveal his/her capacity to write in English and to understand the philosophical books and articles he/she has come across during his/her research;
    • To express his/her intellectual maturity through written and oral tests;

  1. Core and Elective Courses

The philosophy programme is divided into core and elective courses. Core courses enable students to learn and understand the basic meaning of philosophy. The elective courses give them a chance to deepen an area of their personal interest. The elective courses are offered in a cycle system.

    • Core courses are obligatory.
    • Every student is responsible for choosing and signing in elective courses in order to fulfil the prescribed academic requirements (number of credits).
    • Every student of philosophy should take in total two elective courses. He/she may attend at least one elective course per semester, beginning from the first semester of the second year.
    • After being registered for an elective course, a student is expected to attend all lectures and to sit for the examination or evaluation at the end of the course. A pass in the assessment entitles him/her to receive a credit in his/her academic record.
    • A student who chooses more electives than the minimum requirement will have those in which he/she achieves the best result chosen for the assessment of his/her final grade average prior to his graduation.
    • The required number of students to justify an elective course as well as the number of students to be permitted to an elective course will be determined by the Dean of Studies after consultation with the lecturer.

C. Philosophical Seminars

Seminars offer the students an opportunity to conduct directed research under the guidance of an appointed staff member.

  1. The philosophy department has a three-seminar requirement.
  2. Each student is free to choose a seminar. By signing up for a seminar the student must indicate three choices in order of his/her preference.
  3. Seminars are given according to the availability of lecturers.

 

Fees 

Total cost Per Year 1,810,000 TZS 

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