GUIDING PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES
The guiding philosophy of the Department of African Languages and Culture at Midlands State University is that African languages are a rich store house of the African people’s social consciousness and their practical-cum-cultural apprehension of the world. The major objective of the department is to bring to the limelight the potential contribution of African languages, African Culture, worldview, values, and philosophy of life to the development of the African society and the world at large.
The department hopes to achieve this vision through the study of and research in:
- African oral literature in all its diverse forms.
- Contemporary African literature in written form.
- Creative writing skills with major focus on children’s literature.
- Comparative African Linguistic Structures.
- The Dynamics of African orthographies (writing systems).
- Indigenous African language translations and lexicographers (the art and craft of dictionary making).
- The place of traditional and contemporary African culture in the wider spectrum of global socio-economic development.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
Across the Department there is a prominent interest in African literature in all its manifestation
B.A (Hons) in African Languages and Culture
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