School Of Arts and Social Sciences
- Arts & Social Sciences
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Prof. Peter Simatei
Dean School Of Arts & Social Sciences
Ms. Faith Ogetto - School Coordinator
The school has witnessed several changes over the last twenty years that include change of name to School of Arts and Social Sciences in line with the standard international practice for Schools/Faculties dealing with humanities and social sciences, to ease international collaboration and admission of graduates to its post graduates to its post graduate programs.
The School has regularly revised and even introduced new programs whereas maintaining a multi and inter-disciplinary approach to these programs in spite of the developments.
The approach has enabled the School of Arts and Social Science students to take courses from as many departments in the school as possible besides maintaining their major fields of study.
The School common course in particular enables students acquire specifically designed course skills in communication, ICT, research, health, language and culture by focusing on the student’s applicable degree programs to blend and complement the student’s skills.
The School has also introduced several new but unique academic-and-market oriented programs offered at Certificate, Diploma, Bachelors, Post-Graduate Diploma, Master and Doctoral levels.
The School has an overall of 121 full time Professors and Lecturers assisted by Part-time Lecturers whose number varies from time to time depending on the specific prevailing departmental needs and currently has the largest number of full professors at Moi University.
These professors have actively participated in the inaugural lectures series since its introduction with recent presenters including professors: the late Joshua Akong’a of Anthropology and Ecology, the late Naomi L Shitemi of Kiswahili and Other African languages and Adam Arap Chepkwony of Philosophy and Religious Studies.
Teaching, Research and Collaborations
The schools international peer-reviewed and recognized journal- Maarifa; Journal of the school of Arts and Social Sciences publishes some of the research works. The journal has a superb print layout with editorial and advisory boards consisting internationally renowned scholars who are heavy weights in their disciplines thus the constant demand for its copies by international institutions.
Besides the journal, the faculty and students have contributed to singly and jointly publish book chapter and books. All students admitted to the school therefore stand a good chance of being mentored to good scholars, writers and future professors.
The school through collaborations has several publishing outlets to deliver both locally and internationally. Remember to ask yourself: Who teaches you? Is he a published scholar or a person who relies on other scholars work? Good university lecturers also use their own works to teach.