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  1. NAME OF THE PROGRAMME – B.A. PHILOSOPHY

 

 

PROGRAMME CODE –2216

 

  1. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

To be admitted into B.A. Philosophy, a candidate is required to meet at least one of the following requirements:

 

  1. Level

 

A minimum of five credits at not more than two sittings in the GCE, O’ level, SSCE, NECO examinations or its equivalent in relevant subjects including English Language and Mathematics.

 

200 Level

 

A minimum of 3 credits passes in IJMB, ND, NCE or its equivalent in relevant subjects including English Language.

 

 

  1. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

3.1       AIMS

The B.A. (Hons) Philosophy, through the Open and Distance Learning mode, is designed to provide functional, flexible and qualitative training in major areas of philosophy; Metaphysics, Epistemology, Logic, Ethics, African Philosophy, History of Philosophy, and Social and Political Philosophy.  It seeks to develop the intellectual abilities of students to enhance their critical, analytical, interpretive, comparative and problem solving skills.In line with the central objective of the National Open University of             Nigeria, which is to provide a wider access to education generally and ensuring equity and equality of opportunities, especially University education; the programme aims atproviding a broad, sound and solid foundation in philosophy. It also aims to provide education in, and expose students to the traditional branches of philosophy as a firm base for intending professional academic philosophers, equip students with problem-solving skills capacities, help train a workforce with requisite transferable work skills, enhance the ability of students to organise and criticise ideas and issues, orient students towards developing the philosophical minds conducive to a pluralistic society such as Nigeria. Equally, the programme aims to seek to link academic/professional philosophy with social existence by opening to the students a knowledge that is grounded in ethics and responsiveness to needs of society. In addition, the programme will service other programmes of the university where courses in philosophy are required as necessary for graduation.

 

 

3.2     OBJECTIVES

The BA (Hons) Philosophy programme is designed to equip students with the critical, analytical, interpretive skills of philosophy needed for success in today’s world. Thus, upon successful completion of the programme, a graduate should be able to:

  • Apply his skills and knowledge of philosophy in solving problems.
  • Exhibit critical and analytical ability
  • Conceive and communicate ideas
  • Serve as philosophy teachers in Nigerian schools and colleges
  • Provide reasoned advice to governments and other organisations.

 

  1. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE AND DEGREE RULES

 

4.1       OUTLINE OF COURSE STRUCTURE

 

 

100 Level

S/N

Course

Code

Course Title

Units

 

Status

First Semester

1.

GST 101

Use of English & Comm. Skills I

2

C

2.

GST 105

History and Philosophy of Science

2

C

3.

GST 107

The Good Study Guide

2

C

4.

PHL 101

Introduction to Philosophy

3

C

5.

PHL 105

Introduction to Logic 1

3

C

6

PHL 107

Theories of Human nature

2

C

7.

CIT 101

Computer in Society

2

C

 

 

Elective Courses:  (Student to choose one from the underlisted courses with status E)

 

 

8.

POL 111

Elements of Political Science

2

E

9.

PHL 103

Philosophy of Value

2

E

10.

CSS 111

Introduction to Sociology

3

E

 

 

GST

Core

Elective

Total

8

8

2

18

 

  • Semester Required Maximum Credit for Full-Time Programme
  • Semester Required Maximum Credit for Flexible Programme

18

9/9

 

 

Second Semester

  1.  

GST 102

Use of English & Comm. Skills II

2

C

  1.  

PHL 102

Ancient Philosophies

3

C

  1.  

PHL 106

Introduction to problems of Philosophy

3

C

  1.  

PHL 152

Introduction to Logic II

3

C

  1.  

PHL126

Introduction to African Philosophy

3

C

  1.  

CIT 102

Application Software Skills

2

C

 

 

Elective Courses:  (Student to choose one from the underlisted courses with status E)

 

 

  1.  

CTH 192

Intro. to African Traditional Religion

2

E

  1.  

INR 132

Africa and the West

2

E

  1.  

ISL 142

Islam and Inter-Religious Dialogue

2

E

 

 

 

GST

Core

Elective

Total

 

4

12

2

18

 

  • Semester Required Maximum Credit for Full-Time Programme
  • Semester Required Maximum Credit for Flexible Programme

18

9/9

 

 

 

  200 Level

S/N

Course

Code

Course Title

Units

 

Status

First Semester

1.

GST 201

Nigerian People and Culture

2

C

2

GST 203

Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking

2

C

3.

PHL 201

Introduction to Metaphysics

3

C

4.

PHL 203

Introduction to Epistemology

3

C

5.

PHL 251

African Philosophy II

3

C

5.

PHL 253

Social and Political Philosophy

3

C

 

 

Elective Courses:  (Student to choose one from the underlisted courses with status E)

 

 

6.

POL 211

Nigerian Legal System

2

E

7.

PHL 241

Comparative Philosophy

2

E

8

PHL 205

Philosophical Anthropology

2

E

 

 

Core

Elective

GST

Total

12

2

4

 

18

 

  • Semester Required Maximum Credit for Full-Time Programme
  • Semester Required Maximum Credit for Flexible Programme

18

9/9

 

 

Second Semester

  1.  

GST 202

Fundamentals of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

2

C

  1.  

PHL 204

Introduction to  Ethics

3

C

  1.  

PHL 214

Philosophy of Language

3

C

  1.  

PHL 216

Medieval Philosophy

3

C

  1.  

PHL 202

Marxist Philosophy

3

C

 

 

Elective Courses:  (Student to choose two from the underlisted courses with status E)

 

 

  1.  

PHL 242

Professional Ethics

2

E

  1.  

CRS 202

Comparative Study of Religions

2

E

  1.  

PHL 252

Philosophy of Religion

3

E

 

 

GST

Core

Electives

Total

2

12

4

 

 

  • Semester Required Maximum Credit for Full-Time Programme
  • Semester Required Maximum Credit for Flexible Programme

18

9/9

 

 

300 Level

S/N

Course

Code

Course Title

Units

 

Status

First Semester

  1.  

PHL 301

Symbolic Logic

3

C

  1.  

PHL 303

Theories of Knowledge

3

C

  1.  

 PHL 333

Philosophy of Education

3

C

  1.  

PHL 335

Analytic Philosophy

3

C

  1.  

PHL 321

Contemporary Issues in Ethics

3

C

  1.  

PHL 305

Advance Political Philosophy

2

C

 

 

Elective Courses:  (Student to choose one from the underlisted courses with status E)

 

 

  1.  

PHL 313

Philosophy of Labour and Leisure

2

E

  1.  

PHL 323

Philosophy of Arts and Literature

2

E

  1.  

PHL 361

Philosophy of Social Science

2

E

 

 

 

Core

Electives

Total

 

17

2

19

 

  • Semester Required Maximum Credit for Full-Time Programme
  • Semester Required Maximum Credit for Flexible Programme

19

8/8

 

 

Second Semester

  1.  

PHL 312

Existentialism, Hermeneutics and Phenomenology

3

C

  1.  

PHL 314

Advance Metaphysics 

3

C

  1.  

PHL 342

Early Modern Philosophy

3

C

  1.  

PHL 372

Research Method in Philosophy

3

C

  1.  

PHL 324

Cybernetics/Artificial Intelligence

2

C

 

 

Elective Courses:  (Student to choose one from the underlisted courses with status E)

 

 

  1.  

PHL 362

Philosophy of Development

2

E

  1.  

PHL 316

Philosophy of Gender

2

E

  1.  

PHL 322

Philosophy of Nationalism

2

E

  1.  

ISL 374

Islamic Political Institutions

2

E

 

 

 

Core

Electives

Total

 

 

14

2

16

 

  • Semester Required Maximum Credit for Full-Time Programme
  • Semester Required Maximum Credit for Flexible Programme

16

8/8

 

 

400 Level

S/N

Course

Code

Course Title

Units

 

Status

First Semester

1.

PHL 411

Philosophy of Mind

3

C

2.

PHL 413

Metaphysical Anthropology

3

C

3.

PHL 431

Further Logic

3

C

4.

PHIL 433

Philosophy of Science

2

C

5.

PHL 452

African Political Theorists

3

C

 

 

Elective Courses:  (Student to choose one from the underlisted courses with status E)

 

 

6.

PHIL 433

Philosophy of Science

2

E

7.

CTH 423

Comparative Ethics in Pluralistic Society

2

E

 

 

Core

Electives

Total

14

2

16

 

  • Semester Required Maximum Credit for Full-Time Programme
  • Semester Required Maximum Credit for Flexible Programme

16

8/8

 

Second Semester

1.

PHL 442

Late Modern Philosophy

3

C

2.

PHL 422

Intercultural Philosophy

2

C

3.

PHL 462

Philosophy of Law

3

C

4.

PHL 472

Seminar

3

C

5.

PHL 482

Project

6

C

 

 

Elective Courses:  (Student to choose one from the underlisted courses with status E)

 

 

6.

CRS 432

Applied Ethics

2

E

7.

PHL 454

Advance Philosophy of Religion

2

E

 

 

Core

Elective

Total

17

2

19

 

  • Semester Required Maximum Credit for Full-Time Programme
  • Semester Required Maximum Credit for Flexible Programme

19

9/9

 

SUMMARY OF DISTRIBUTION OF COURSE BY LEVEL

LEVEL

GST

CORE/COMPULSORY

ELECTIVE

TOTAL

100

12

20

4

36

200

6

24

6

36

300

0

31

4

35

400

0

31

4

35

TOTAL

18

106

18

142

               

 

SUMMARY:

  • Total Units Listed = 142
  • Required minimum for Graduation:

 

From 100 Level = 120

Direct Entry       = 90