General Studies Requirements
The general studies program is intended to give students a broad view of knowledge and certain useful skill, which are common to liberal arts education. The program affirms a wholistic approach to the development of the student by not only dealing with the intellect, but also the inclusion of those areas which will assist the student to develop spiritual strengths, moral values, and social abilities. It is hoped that the program will assist the student to construct a thoughtfully conceived worldview that recognizes the roles of Scripture and nature as sources of truth.
- To acknowledge God as the creator, redeemer, source of life, knowledge, and wisdom.
- To explore several fields of knowledge so that a student may have a sound basis upon which they can choose their life work according to individual interests and aptitudes.
- To reduce the level of ignorance by facilitating the basic knowledge that will enable the non-specialized student to associate with experts at different levels and contribute to the preparation for life needs, not only the needs that the students realizes, but also the realized needs.
- To develop knowledge, skills, abilities to discriminate, analytical thinking, and behavior patterns, which will broaden students' perspectives in understanding, problem solving, searching and applying knowledge of major studies in order to meet life challenges.
The goals of the program will be achieved through the following general studies undergraduate curriculum:
- Religion and Philosophy. From the study of faith, ethics, doctrine, students will gain an experiential understanding of God's divine plan for their lives.
- Language and Communication. Through study and practice, students will develop strategies for effective oral and written communication that will help them in their studies here and later in their future careers.
- Humanities. These will help students understand how civilization expresses itself.
- Behavioral and Social Sciences. These will help students understand human behavioral theories.
- Mathematics and Computer Science. Will help students to develop the logical, mathematical, and computer skills vital to life in a modern world.
- Vocational Skills. These courses will assist students to acquire skill necessary for their careers.
- Health and Physical Education. Students will apply the principles of health and fitness to their lives.
- Keyboarding. The student will develop basic typing and computer skills that will increase his or her efficiency in the use of computer.
- Work Education Program. This is intended to help the student appreciate the dignity of labor. In order to uphold the Tanzania Government policy of self-reliance and the University philosophy of education based on wholistic human development, work experience education aims at involving students in labor that helps students value the dignity of work such as carpentry, farming, building repair and construction, gardening, environment preservation, etc. A student to graduate is expected to earn a satisfactory grade that reflects four credits which will be equal to 64 hours in his or her work experience course.
Work and Study Load: Students who work the standard 2 hours per week will take a full study load. However, a student who desires extra labor hours in addition to the two hours with his or her study load will be required to adjust his or her work and study program as follows:
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