Kiswahili Studies Doctoral Degree Programme
Kiswahili is increasingly becoming an important language in Kenya and the world over. Its significance and function in communication, governance, education, advocacy, awareness
creation and especially culture and identity are all recognized and importance emphasized through the legislation of Kiswahili as first official language alongside English and recognized national language in Kenya’s constitution (2010). It therefore behooves the education system, especially higher education to train professionals at tertiary levels. Professionals who will facilitate the implantation and actualization of the vision enshrined in the constitutional articulation.
The department of Kiswahili and other African Languages therefore reviews the existing Doctoral programme to capture the new trends and emerging issues that will ensure the development of Kiswahili as a science and discipline of study; and enhance quality in the use and application of Kiswahili in national, regional and global development.
The Doctor of Philosophy Programme in Kiswahili at Moi University was offered as a research and thesis only programme since 1990. It however was restructured and developed into a taught programme in 1997. The programme has since then been offered through Course Work, Examination and Thesis (CET Programme).
It attracts Kiswahili professionals and students from the academia and/or field of practice including researchers, media practitioners, NGO professionals and others that meet the required qualifications and conditions. The programme is taught in Kiswahili except where the courses are drawn from other complementing disciplines; and the Thesis also should be written in Kiswahili.
Literature and Literacy Courses in Kiswahili
|KIS 901||Kiswahili Literature and Emerging Issues||3|
|KIS 902||Oral Literature and Emerging Issues||3|
|KIS 998A||Research Proposal||2|
|KIS 905||The Art of Writing for Media in Kiswahili||3|
|KIS 906||Kiswahili Literature in World Literature||3|
|KIS 908||Radio, Television and Film Studies in Kiswahili||3|
|KIS 909||Philosophy of Language in Kiswahili||3|
|KIS 911||Seminar in Onomastics of Kiswahili and other African languages||3|
|KIS 903||Classical and Modern Kiswahili Poetry||3|
|KIS 904||Development of the Kiswahili Novel and Novella||3|
|KIS 907||Play writing and Modern Theatre Arts in Kiswahili||3|
|KIS 998B||Redearch Proposal||2|
|KIS 917||Special Study||3|
|KIS 914||Instrumental and Computational Linguistics||3|
|KIS 918||Language Description and Typology||3|
|KIS 919||Language and emerging issues in Africa||3|
|KIS 920||Translation and Communication for Development||3|
|KIS 921||Language, Media and Technology||3|