Programmes

The department has been training students both in undergraduate and post graduate programs with many technical activities in the department and outside the department if a need.

Undergraduate

To help the learner acquire basic knowledge of linguistics, literature and language skills in general and Afan Oromo in particular.

  • To equip the learner with basic professional knowledge, concepts and skills which enable them to engage in various settings,
  • To provide the learner with the general rules and principles of the language with respect to literature, mass media, public relations and communication.
  • To develop joint and student-centered learning and use problem solving techniques in a number of different situations.
  • To enable students carry out activities in relation to their fields of specialization.

Entry requirements  for Undergraduate programme

  • The Afan Oromo and Literature department needs students who:
  • would successfully complete the preparatory program
  • have fitting result in the higher education entrance examination
  • have a good  command of Afan Oromo
  • have an interest in studying the Oromo language and culture in general
  • Could suit the general admission requirements of the University.

Graduate profile for undergraduate

Afan Oromo and Literature graduates are expected to fulfill the knowledge and skills based language and language related faculties. Therefore, they are expected to:

  • Have comprehensive and specialized academic knowledge in depth in Afan Oromo and literature.
  • Manifest commitment, determination and full responsibility to enrich Afan Oromo in particular, and the Oromo culture and history in general.
  • Have the capability to effectively communicate, organize news and reports for different mass-medias.
  • Have personal, social and professional competency to better contribute to the socio-economic and cultural development efforts of the society.
  • Participate in editing activities;
  • Write reports, Prepare brochures, newsletters, press release speeches

Graduation requirements for undergraduate program

  • The graduates must fulfill the following requirements:
  • A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.00.
  • A major GPA of 2.00
  • Completion of a total of 186 ECTS
  • No "F" grade.
  • A senior essay write-up as a partial fulfillment for the requirement of BA degree.
  • Minimum ‘C’ grade in senior essay(SRP) and CBTP

Degree nomenclature  for undergraduate program

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Afan Oromo and Literature

postgraduate

  • The program aspires to provide students with:
  • knowledge, understanding, intellectual, and discipline-specific skills;
  • A sound basis for the study and practice of teaching Afan Oromo;
  • personal skills relevant to the teaching world and the world beyond Higher Education which would enable them to engage in lifelong learning;
  • research skills that enable them to contribute to the enhancement of teaching Afan Oromo;
  • trainings that would enable them to prepare  or design Afan Oromo textbooks, syllabi and curricula for secondary and tertiary level students;
  • Up -to date theoretical and practical skills of teaching language; and
  • research and academic skills to complete their university-level studies with an MPhil and PhD degrees in teaching Afan Oromo;

 

Entry requirements  for postgraduate programme

  • The Afan Oromo and Literature department needs students who:
  • would successfully complete the undergraduate degree in language area with GPA minimum result of 2:00.
  • have a good  command of Afan Oromo
  • Could suit the general admission requirements of the University.

 

Graduate profile for postgraduate

  • A vast number of Afan Oromo teachers and instructors who trained in MA/MED in Afan Oromo and Literature are expected in preparatory schools and higher institutions of the Oromia region.
  • Have the capability to effectively communicate, organize news and reports for different mass-medias.
  • Participate in editing activities;
  • Write reports, Prepare brochures, newsletters, press release speeches

 

Graduation requirements for postgraduate program

  • The graduates must fulfill the following requirements:
  • A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.00.
  • Completion of a total of 35 Cr.Hr
  • No "F" grade.
  • A thesis write-up as a partial fulfillment for the requirement of MA degree.
  • Minimum ‘Satisfactory’ grade in MA thesis

 

Degree nomenclature  for postgraduate program

Master Of Arts Degree In Oromo Language And Literature Teaching

The department has a distance program in which students are trained in undergraduate degree.   

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