African Philosophy

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Course Code: 
PHI 2201
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 2
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
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Course Description & Objectives: 

Course, African Philosophy, will deal with issues in the study of African philosophy, like: discussing whether African Philosophy exists or not; the mains issues and trends being discussed in African philosophy today, and the various dimensions of African Philosophy, like; its meaning, sources for its study, methodology used in its study, foundations, basic characteristics and its relevance.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Course Objective :

  • The course objective is to introduce the students to the main discussions and trends in the field of African Philosophy, dividing them into those that would pertain to traditional and those that would pertain to the contemporary African issues. It will also help the student get familiar with basic themes in African Philosophy such as pan-Africanism, negritude, African socialism, African Humanism, indigenous African Ethics, Indigenous African  Knowledge systems, etc.
Learning Outcomes: 
  • By the end of the course, the students should be able to outline the reasons why African philosophy remains a relevant course to study, and critically showing the weaknesses of the contrary views.
  • The student should be able to learn the different trends being discussed in African Philosophy, giving their meanings and importance.
African Philosophy
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