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Tuition Fees:$246 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Classics
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Arts
Campus:Legon campus
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

Philosophy is love of wisdom. It enables us to develop a reflective and critical attitude to life by shaping our world-view and our relations with others and by furnishing us with adequate reasons in support of opinions, judgements and decisions. Philosophy is also an interdisciplinary method which enables us to produce knowledge and truth in all fields of study by critically examining the meaning and clarity of concepts, the probative value of evidence or information, the logical adequacy of assumptions, inferences and the methods of investigation.

Classics studies the historical and cultural foundations of the institutions, principles, and values of contemporary civilisations through studies in the language, literature, philosophy, governance, arts and architecture of GraecoRoman antiquity. Classics employs interdisciplinary methods for producing knowledge and truth in the various sub-fields of study and for developing historically and critically informed perspective on issues of human and contemporary experience.

Philosophy and Classics are needed for innovation and creativity everywhere. The complexities of a globalised society require persons with deep insights and creative solutions to intractable problems in such diverse fields as law, politics, industry, education, management, community engagement, and the media.

The objectives of the Philosophy and Classics programmes include:
•Cultivating historical and critical literacy, by nurturing the ability to search for and interpret information;
• Developing analytic and constructive approaches in tackling and solving problems both in life and in the workplace;
• Nurturing clear, informed and effective communicative skills in speech and writing; and
• Enhancing competitiveness for high profile jobs by developing skills in identifying and solving problems with competence.

Curriculum

LEVEL 100 (First Year)

All courses at level 100 are compulsory for all students in Philosophy and Classics First Semester

Course Code   

Course Title                                                    

         Credits

Choose any two UGRC courses  = 6 credits

UGRC  110

  Academic Writing I

3

UGRC  120

  Numeracy Skills

3

UGRC  141-146

  Science and Technology in Our Lives

3

UGRC  150

  Critical Thinking and Practical Reasoning

3

PHCL  101

  Civilisations of the Ancient World

3

Other subjects

2 Courses from 2 other assigned

Departments

6

Minimum credits required

15

Second Semester

Course code   

Course title                                                     

Credits

Choose another two UGRC courses= 6 credits

UGRC  110

  Academic Writing I

3

UGRC  120

  Numeracy Skills

3

UGRC  141-146

  Science and Technology in Our Lives

3

UGRC  150

  Critical Thinking and Practical Reasoning

3

PHCL  102

  Philosophical Questions

3

Other subjects

 2 Courses from 2 other assigned

Departments

6

Minimum credits required

15

LEVEL 200

All courses at the 200 level are compulsory for all students in Philosophy and Classics

First Semester

Course Code   

Course Title                                                   

         Credits

Choose either UGRC 210 -or- UGRC 220-238  = 3 credits

UGRC  210

  Academic Writing II

3

UGRC  220-238

  Introduction to African Studies

3

PHCL  201

  Problems of Philosophy

3

PHCL  203

  Outlines of Graeco-Roman Civilisations

3

Other subjects

2 Courses from the other assigned

Department

6

Minimum credits required

15

Second Semester

Course code   

Course title                                                     

Credits

Choose the other of 

UGRC 210 -or- UGRC 220-238 

= 3 credits

UGRC  210

  Academic Writing II

3

UGRC  220-238

  Introduction to African Studies

3

PHCL  202

  Outlines of Graeco-Roman Literatures

3

PHCL  204

  Elements of Formal Logic

3

Other subjects

 2 Courses from the other assigned

Department

6

Minimum credits required

15

Level 300 Courses

Major:  At least four cores (12 credits) by the end of the year

Combined: At least four cores (12 credits) by the end of the year

Minor: At least two cores (6 credits) by the end of year with

Pre-requisites: all 100 level & 200 level courses

Level 300 Core 

A student may concentrate either in Classics or in Philosophy by doing all the core courses in only one option. Alternatively, students may choose core courses from both lists.

All students must comply with the University BA requirement to opt for electives from other departments.

Core courses for Philosophy option

PHIL 301

Deductive Logic 

PHIL 302 

Socratic Philosophy                           

PHIL 303

Moral Philosophy

PHIL 304

Social and Political Philosophy      

Core courses for Classics option

CLAS 301             Presocratic Philosophy

CLAS 302             Socratic Philosophy                           

CLAS 303             Greek Epic and Drama                     

CLAS 304             Roman Epic and Drama                   

300 Level Electives

Philosophy option

PHIL 305      

Philosophy of Mind            

PHIL 306      

Empiricism                                                           

PHIL 307      

Rationalism                                                                          

PHIL 308

Philosophy of Aristotle                                                      

PHIL 309

Philosophy of History

PHIL 310

African Philosophy            

PHIL 311 

Aesthetics

PHIL 312

Existentialism

PHIL 313

Philosophy of Gender

PHIL 314

Personhood

PHIL 315

Philosophy and Literature

PHIL 316

Classics option

Philosophy of Education

CLAS 305

Africa in the Ancient Greek World                                

CLAS 306

Africa in the Ancient Roman World                              

CLAS 307

History of the Archaic and Classical Periods

CLAS 308

Slavery in Graeco-Roman Antiquity

CLAS 309

Arts of Government in Ancient Greece

CLAS 311

History of the Hellenistic Period 

CLAS 312

Republican Rome

CLAS 313 

Hellenistic Philosophy and Science

CLAS 314 

The Principate

CLAS 315

Greek Religion 

CLAS 316

Roman Religion

CLAS 317

Greek Art and Architecture

CLAS 318

Roman Art and Architecture

CLAS 319

Egypt, Near East, and the Origins of Greek Civilisation

CLAS 321

Gender in Ancient Greece

CLAS 322

Gender in Ancient Rome

CLAS 323

Reading Greek I

CLAS 324

Reading Latin I

CLAS 325

Reading Greek II

CLAS 326

Reading Latin II

CLAS 327

Graeco-Roman Mythology

Level 400 Courses

Major:  At least four core courses (12 credits) by the end of the year  Combined: At least four core courses (12 credits) by the end of the year

Pre-requisites: All 100, 200 and 300 Level core courses

400 Level Core

A student may concentrate in Classics or in Philosophy by doing all the core courses in the respective option. Alternatively, students may choose core courses from both lists.

All students must comply with the University BA requirement to opt for electives from other departments.

                Core courses for Philosophy option

PHIL 401              The Philosophy of Plato

PHIL 402              Methodology of the Sciences

PHIL 403              Modern Analytic Tradition

PHIL 404              Philosophy and Contemporary African Experience

Core courses for Classics option

CLAS 401

The Philosophy of Plato

CLAS 402

Roman Philosophy and Science 

CLAS 403

Greek Literature and Society

CLAS 404

Roman Literature and Society

400 Level Electives   Majors: (single) select at least 2 per semester; (combined) select at least 1 per semester

Philosophy option

PHIL 405

Value Theory

PHIL 406

Theories of Justice

PHIL 407 

Philosophy of Kant

PHIL 408

Applied Ethics 

PHIL 409 

Philosophy of Law                              

PHIL 410

Further Studies in African Philosophy

PHIL 411 

Contemporary Metaphysics

PHIL 412

Philosophy of the Human Sciences 

PHIL 413

Phenomenology

PHIL 414

Philosophical Thought of Kwame Nkrumah

PHIL 415

Philosophy of Culture

PHIL 416

Selected Author/Text (in Philosophy)

PHIL 417

Contemporary Issues in Philosophy

PHIL 418

Ethics and International Relations

PHIL 419

Philosophy of Language 

PHIL 420

Research Methods

PHIL 421

Philosophy of Development

PHIL 422

Medieval Philosophy 

PHIL 423

Topics in Philosophical Logic

PHIL 424 

Topics in the Philosophy of Mathematics

PHIL 425

Long Essay 

Classics option

CLAS 405

Leaders of Ancient Greece

CLAS 406

Leaders of Ancient Rome                 

CLAS 407

Greek Historiography

CLAS 408

Roman Historiography 

CLAS 409

The Sophists                                         

CLAS 410

Themes in Classical Studies

CLAS 411

Law, Individual, and Society in Ancient Greece

CLAS 412

Law, Individual, and Society in Ancient Rome

CLAS 413

Rhetoric in Ancient Greece

CLAS 414

Rhetoric in Ancient Rome

CLAS 415

Reading Greek III               

CLAS 416

Reading Latin III

CLAS 417

Reading Greek IV

CLAS 418

Reading Latin IV

CLAS 419 

Selected Author/Text 

CLAS 420

Research Methods

CLAS 421

Long Essay 

 

Admission Requirements

For Ghanaian Students:

In determining eligibility for admission to Level 100 programmes, applicants’ aggregate score in the three core and three elective subjects as indicated below shall not exceed 24.

• Core Mathematics, English and Social Studies
• Three Electives.

The programme is open to applicants interested in the Performing Arts with aggregate 12 or better. They will be expected to attend an audition or interview.

For International Students:
West Africa WASSCE:

Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics &a Social Science subject.

Electives: Credit passes in any Three (3) Elective subjects

The programme is open to applicants interested in the Performing Arts with aggregate 24 or better. They will be expected to attend an audition or interview.

American High School:

American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0

Cambridge ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels:
GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Passes in any Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects

Applicants must have the following subjects to qualify to read the under listed courses:

Economics, Mathematics or Statistics – ‘A’ Level Mathematics
Computer Science – ‘A’ Level Mathematics
French – ‘A’ Level French
English – ‘A’ Level English Literature
Geography – ‘A’ Level Geography

International Baccalaureate:

  • Applicants must have at least Grade 4 in any Three (3) HL subjects
  • In addition, they must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL) and Mathematics (SL).
Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $34
Application Fees for International students: $105

1. GHANAIAN APPLICANTS
University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:

WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants and Ghanaians who apply with foreign qualifications from schools which write the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the IGCSE such as Alpha Beta, Faith Montessori International School, Ghana International School, New Nation International School, SOS – Hermann GMEINER International College and Tema International School etc., should do the following:

At any of the Banks listed above, applicants will be required to indicate their names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the bank voucher before they are served. Those without e-mail addresses will however not be disadvantaged. A confirmation of their Pin will be sent to their mobile phones. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should CAREFULLY follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when accessing their admission status at a later date.

DIPLOMA/HND TO DEGREE APPLICANTS
After buying the e-voucher, Diploma/HND to Degree applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms:

Diploma/HND transcripts
Where applicable, certified copies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level certificates/result slips
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.

2. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND GHANAIANS APPLYING FROM ABROAD
International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following this link to access the online application form for completion and submission.

Online Application for International & Ghanaians Abroad Undergraduate applicants

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Details of the Account are:

Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Fees
Account Number: 2441000716652
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch
Swift: ECOCGHAC

or International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716647

or Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform.

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/ results slips should be scanned into one PDF or Word document and attached to the application form.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

Career Opportunities

The graduates of Philosophy and Classics are prepared for several careers and can be found in banking, finance, law, architecture, journalism, teaching, public relations and human resource management, media and advertising, creative arts and community engagement (including NGO and humanitarian work), tourism and hospitality.

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $246
Tuition Fees for International students: $4,502

Lecturers

Hasskei Mohammed Majeed
Senior Lecturer
Head of Department
mmajeed@ug.edu.gh

Kofi Ackah
Associate Professor
ekackah@ug.edu.gh

Helen Lauer
Professor
hlauer@ug.edu.gh

Stephen Nkansah Morgan
Assistant Lecturer

Joseph Apea Assamoah
Lecturer

Caesar Atuire
Lecturer
caatuire@ug.edu.gh

Kwarteng Gyamfi
Assistant Lecturer
kgyamfi@ug.edu.gh

Martin Odei Ajei
Senior Lecturer

Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ani
Lecturer
emmanani@ug.edu.gh

Nancy Myles Baffour-Gyamfi
Assistant Lecturer

Peter Grant
Associate Professor / Part time

Jonathan Asante Otchere
Senior Lecturer / Part time

Delali Akati
Lecturer / Part time

Michael Okyere Asante
Assistant Lecturer
michaelasante@ug.edu.gh

Relevant Contact

Dr
Hasskei Mohammed Majeed
Head of Department
 
Office of School Of Arts
Responsible for admission inquiries
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