The Faculty currently runs three degree programmes aimed at training independent and critical thinkers and developing students’ ethical and Christian values that will transform them into more productive and fulfilled people. We place a premium on both operational and pure research in various fields in the Humanities and Social Sciences with special reference to Cameroon and Africa.
In the spirit of Edward B. Tylor (1870), and following in the tradition of anthropology’s holistic study of humans, the mission of this department is to teach and use the discipline as a tool or a mechanism that assists in the development of communities, taking into account their contemporary sensitivities and aspirations.
Why study Anthropology?
Anthropology improves our specific knowledge of a variety of cultures and social groups, but more importantly it encourages the development of a world-view which is open to possibilities of different ways of being.
It challenges our taken-for-granted assumptions about what is ‘normal’ and ‘natural’ by revealing the diversity of human experience and treating this experience seriously and with dignity.
In this era of rapid globalisation, we are all being brought into contact with people from different social and cultural backgrounds on a regular basis.
This is often characterised by misunderstandings, racism, intolerance and violence against others who are perceived as different, ‘barbaric’ or unworthy. Anthropology develops cross-cultural understanding and tolerance which are more vital than ever.
Hence Anthropology provides students a unique opportunity to apply the anthropological perspectives and methods in studying mankind and diverse human cultures irrespective of origin, place and time.
Degree Programmes Available
- Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Anthropology (PhD)
- Master of Science Degree (MSc)
- Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology (PhD)
To qualify for admission into the Department of Anthropology, candidates must fulfill the minimum entry requirements set by the university. These include a minimum of five G.C.E. O/L papers including a pass in the English Language as well as the G. C.E. A/L in at least two subjects in the Arts or Sciences.
Why Study in the Catholic University of Cameroon?
Our training provides knowledge and capacity to our students to be able to excel in the global and challenging world.
The Department of Anthropology has conducted two international exchange visits, to Rome and the USA. Every year we have two field trips, one within the Region and another out of the Region.
We use modern teaching Aids; power point, video projection, etc
We have a quality Faculty, some of who are household names in Africa and the world
Our students are sent on Field Placement in their second year to NGOs, Government Services, Embassies, Firms, Health Institutions, Development Agencies, etc.
Anthropology prepares the student for a wide range of careers in human service fields. These include:
- Health fields through advocacy, mobilization and sensitization of communities, Consultancy services on Environmental Need Assessment projects,
- Public administration, NGOs both local and International (GP-DERUDEP, GIZ, etc)
- Environmental services, Counseling, Government agencies (MIPROMALO) Strategic planning,
- Contract archaeology, Academic career, Museums, Community development, Legal services, Work with immigrants, International agencies, and International Business.
It’s a great time to become an anthropologist
Why study Geography & Environmental Studies?
There are mounting environmental challenges that needs to be addressed such as global warming and climate change, conflict over natural resources, refugee crisis, natural disasters, agriculture and food security issues, water crisis and sustainable development imperatives
- a) B.Sc. in Geography & Environmental Studies
- b) M.Sc. Geography & Environmental Studies (in view) with specializations in:
Environmental Geography, Resource Geography
Human Geography, Physical Geography
- c) Ph.D in Geography & Environmental Studies (in view)
B.Sc.: Pass in at least two subjects at A/L papers including Geography or Geology.
M.Sc.: B.Sc. in Geography & Environmental Studies, Natural Resource Management etc.
PhD: M.Sc. Geography & Environmental Studies, Natural Resource Management etc.
Why choose to study it in CATUC?
We provide professional training & exchange visits to universities in Africa and Europe, Field trips, use of GIS and Remote Sensing, use of modern teaching aids (Laptops, PowerPoint etc.), national and international internship placements, experienced staff who served the UN and universities in Europe and USA.
Environmental Governance Institute (EGI), Green Forest Foundation, Community Initiative for Sustainable Development, WWF, GIZ, SHUMAS, UNVDA, UNEP, UNDP, UN-Habitat City Councils, SNV Bamenda, HEIFER Bamenda, etc.
Consultants in Development Agencies (WWF, UN, GIZ, UNEP, etc), Tourism agencies, GIS experts, Government agencies and councils, NGOs, Environmental protection Agencies, Rural Development Experts, Environmental Impact Assessment Experts, Teaching, research and Masters studies
Why Study Philosophy?
Philosophy instils in the students a disinterested search for the truth in the tradition of the “wise person” of Classical and Christian Philosophy. It is a philosophical truth rooted firmly in the philosophy of being, elaborated in its historical, practical and speculative perspectives and perceived as the last bastion against relativism in all its contemporary forms. Philosophy also enables the student to overcome narrow-mindedness by contemplating the whole of the universe impartially. It provides students with the ability to critically examine the grounds for their beliefs and convictions.
- a) Bachelor of Arts (B.Phil.) in Philosophy
- b) Master of Arts (M.A.) in Philosophy
Proficiency in the English Language is a requirement for both degrees. In addition to this, a written examination shall be administered by the Department of Philosophy in which the candidate will demonstrate a working knowledge of either French or German or Spanish (and a basic knowledge of Greek or Latin).
- c) Ph.D. in Philosophy. Applicants should possess a Masters degree in Philosophy as offered by this Faculty, or the equivalent of this degree. Applicants who are in the process of completing a Masters degree may be admitted to the programme provisionally if they have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.3. Applicants should have demonstrated ability to carry out serious research in Philosophy and should manifest success in their previous study of Philosophy.
Why Choose CATUC?
CATUC is a place to be. In addition to the discipline and quality teaching offered by CATUC, philosophy in CATUC is specially tailored to act as a catalyst to critical thinking; to develop one’s ability to reason clearly; to enhance independent thought and an assessment of values in the university circle; and finally, to build in students important attitudes like tolerance, open-mindedness, intellectual curiosity and suspension of judgement in the face of prejudices.
The study of philosophy helps one develop general and flexible skills and employers generally prefer those who can easily adjust to new situations rather than high but rigid specialists. These skills include: General Problem Solving; Communication Skills; Persuasive Powers; Writing Skills; Ability to Conceptualize; Anticipatory Capacity
Secondly your study of philosophy here in CATUC offers you opportunities to get an easy access into ENS, ENAM, IRIC, to work with international organizations, human rights groups, journalism, human resource management, and many others.
CATUC’s Department of Philosophy is one of the best in the Sub Region. Check it out!
|B.Sc. Anthropology||3 years (6 Semesters)||October 1, 2020|
|B.Sc. Geography and Environmental Studies||4 years (8 Semesters)||October 1, 2020|
|BA in Philosophy|