School of Liberal Arts and Education (SLAE)

 

 ACADEMIC PARADIGM OF THE SCHOOL OF ARTS, EDUCATION AND HUMANITIES

SMU’s School of Arts, Education and Humanities aims to give students an intellectually exciting education, anchored in core disciplines, and developing the professional and vocational skills that are essential in the workplace of the 21st century. This school enables graduates develop some of the most important skills of critical and systematic analysis and makes them become experts at managing knowledge and communicating information. It promotes pure and applied research across all its disciplines. Candidates will be engaged with academic staff whose research continually informs an integral teaching and learning environment. In line with this very important mission, Cameroon’s Presidential Law No 98/004 of 14 April 1998 to lay down guidelines for education in Cameroon maintained that, “the general purpose of education shall be to train children for their intellectual, physical, civic and moral development and their smooth integration into society bearing in mind prevailing economic, socio-cultural, political and moral factors” (cf. Section 4 of the Law No 98/004).

This school equally operates degree completion programs, whereby students graduating from the First Cycle of various accredited institutions of higher learning in Cameroon can come to SMU to earn a bachelor degree in their given areas of studies. It is expected that these students would have completed the main coursework in their areas of specialization in these schools and are coming to SMU to get the benefit of an American-style liberal arts and sciences degree. Therefore, most or all of their coursework at SMU will focus on the General Education Courses. In some cases, they may have to take other courses from the other programs at SMU. These General Education courses can be completed within one year of full-time studies.

The School of Arts, Education and Humanities offer Associate (HND), Bachelors, Masters and PhD programs under the two departments:

 

THE DEPARTMENT OF LIBERAL ARTS (DLA)

 

THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (DE)

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