The School of Humanities and Social Sciences formally the school of Liberal Arts and Sciences admitted its first lot of five (5) students in the B.A. Social Work program in May 2010. The number of students in the school is expected to grow to thirty (30) by January 2011. At the end of September 2010 the school had five members of teaching staff.
Currently the school has three established departments:
• Department of Gender and Development Studies.
• Department of Linguistics and Communication
• Department of Sociology and Anthropology
The academic programs of the school are designed, as far as possible, to integrate discipline-specific and general education courses. The discipline specific courses are designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for proficiency in their chosen field of study or program. The general education courses, on the other hand, set the foundation of higher education curriculum and provide a coherent intellectual and social experience for all students regardless of their program of study. We have also established mentorship programs to benefit both students and staff.
The school has intensified collaboration with other schools and partners both nationally and internationally so as to equip students and faculty with relevant knowledge and skills to enable them to better work toward achieving the university college vision of excellence in teaching, research, innovation, entrepreneurship, and service. The school puts emphases on equipping faculty and students in fields such as IT, statistics, Entrepreneurship, Program Management, and Social and Community service through multidisciplinary and collaborative teaching, research, and training.
The school has adopted appropriate standards for achieving and maintaining high quality in its teaching, learning and research programs. These standards are enforced through appropriate documentation and review processes.
For further information please contact:
Ag. Dean School of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Dr, Benson Agaya
P.O Box 170-90200, Kitui
TEL. 020-2413859 (KITUI) OR 020-2531395 (NAIROBI)