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.

  1. 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: 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: 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: 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: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Afan Oromo and Literature

 

2. 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: 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:

  • 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: 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: 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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