Welcome Remarks from the Dean’s Office
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Faculty of Philosophy at St Bonaventure University College. In the faculty we are committed to helping you exercise your rational powers and sharpen your intellectual capacities. It is our desire to help you explore the fundamental questions of human existence by introducing some of the basic questions to you and possibly equip you with some of the elementary tools that may be indispensable in the exploration. The documents on this site are given with the aim of whetting your appetite by providing you with an overview of what we offer in the faculty of philosophy. I encourage you to explore the other different sections of our website so as to gain in-depth knowledge about what we offer. While every effort has been made to be translucent we may still be found lackluster. In that case I would beg for your indulgences and implore you to contact us so that we may exculpate ourselves. Enjoy your exploration.
God endowed humanity with reason so that that which was not revealed can be understood and that which was revealed can be illumined in human terms. Humanity, through the responsible employment of its rational capacities is brought closer to God and in harmony with itself and nature.
The Faculty of Philosophy at St Bonaventure University College is committed to quality Christian Catholic philosophical studies in line with the Franciscan tradition. It is a tradition that aims at drawing out the critical philosophical potentials of the students while nurturing their faith so that studies will animate rather than extinguish their spirit of devotion and prayer.
Broadly enumerated below are the objectives that we intend to achieve in the Faculty of Philosophy at St Bonaventure University College.
- To offer sufficient content in all courses covering philosophic theoretical, historical and existential dimensions in order to foster the students’ effectiveness as a pastoral worker.
- To impart philosophical and religious knowledge that is culturally and contextually grounded, and relevant to the realities of Africa while not losing connectivity with other cultural contexts.
- To equip students for general and specialized research skills with sound philosophical knowledge, principles, methods, and procedures for effective participation in social life.
- To promote engagement and participation in research and religious activities that are intended to deepen intellectual, moral and spiritual life of students.
- To foster a stimulating academic and professional environment that provide for development of critical but responsible appraisal and examination of different philosophical systems and world views.