Bachelor of Philosophy

Lumen Christi Institute currently offers a three year Bachelor degree course in Philosophy (B.A. in Philosophy). This course is affiliated to De Sales University, Allentown, PA. USA. The students who successfully complete the studies receive their certificate (B.A. in Philosophy) from De Sales University.

Each academic year is divided into two semesters-thus making six semesters in all. The programme consists of 109 credits including Dissertation (one credit equals 15 hours). The courses are organised in the form of lectures, discussions, seminars, extension lectures and assignments or papers. Of the total number of credits required in the 6 semesters, a certain number are set aside for the Introductory Courses while the others are for Systematic Philosophy, History of Western Philosophy, African Philosophy, Religions, Human and Social Sciences, Seminars and presentation of Papers. After being introduced into philosophical reflection, the students study in depth all the important aspects of Philosophy.

B.A. IN PHILOSOPHY

SYLLABUS

First Year (Total 48 Credits)

No Code Subjects Credits
1 SPH 01 Introduction to Philosophy 3
2 SPH 02 Logic 3
3 WPH 01 History of Ancient Western Philosophy 3
4 WPH 02 History of Medieval Philosophy 3
5 REL 01 Introduction to Sacred Scriptures 2
6 REL 02 Introduction to Liturgy 1
7 REL 03 Introduction to Spirituality 2
8 REL 04 Christian Doctrine 2
9 REL 05 Eastern Religions and Philosophy 2
10 HSS 01 General Methodology 2
11 HSS 02 Greco-Roman Culture 2
12 HSS 03 Philosophy of Life Sciences 3
13 HSS 04 Sociology 2
14 HSS 05 General Psychology 3
15 HSS 14 Information Technology 1
16 AFP 01 History of African Philosophy 2
17 LAN 01 Advanced English 2
18 LAN 02 Latin 2
19 LAN 03 French 2

 

Optional Courses

20 WPH 08 Plato’s Republic and Fedo 2
21 WPH 09 Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics 2
22 WPH 10 Thomas Aquinas’ Summa 2

 

Second Year (Total 52 Credits)

No Code Subjects Credits
1 SPH 03 Epistemology 3
2 SPH 04 Metaphysics 3
3 SPH 05 Philosophy of Human Person/Anthropology 3
4 SPH 06 Ethics 3
5 WPH 03 History of Modern Western Philosophy 3
6 WPH 04 Contemporary Western Philosophy 3
7 REL 06 Islam 2
8 REL 07 Philosophy of Religion 2
9 REL 8 Salesian Thought 2
10 HSS 06 Theories of Personality 2
11 HSS 07 Inter-Personal Communication 2
12 HSS 08 Human Development 2
13 HSS 09 Philosophy of Education 2
14 HSS 10 Psychology of Religion 2
15 HSS 11 Philosophy of Communication 2
16 AFP 02 African Traditional Religions 2
17 AFP 03 African Socio-Political Thought 2
18 LAN 01 Advanced English II 2
19 LAN 04 German 2
20 SEM 01 Seminar 2

Optional Courses

21 WPH 11 Rousseau’s SocialContract 2
22 WPH 12 Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason 2
23 WPH 13 Hegel’s Phenomenology of the Spirit 2
24 WPH 14 Heidegger’s Being and Time 2

 

Third Year (Total 26 Credits)

No Code Subjects Credits
1 SPH 07 Philosophy of Science and Cosmology 3
2 SPH 08 Philosophical Theology 2
3 SPH 9 Philosophical Hermeneutic 2
4 SPH 10 Philosophy of Aesthetics 2
5 SPH 11 Special Ethics 2
6 WPH 05 Marxism 2
7 WPH 06 Phenomenology & Existentialism 2
8 WPH 07 Postmodernism 2
9 HSS 12 Ecology and Environmental Philosophy 2
10 HSS 13 Democracy and Human Rights 2
11 AFP 04 Selected Readings in Contemporary African Philosophy 2
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