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The Masters of Arts in Philosophy is a two years study which is designed to make graduate students to specialize in one of the concentration areas of their choice. The concentration areas are classified in to major and applied branches of philosophy. If you are interested to explore the inner depth of our universe you will definitely love to focus on one of the major branches of philosophy: Metaphysics, Epistemology, Logic, Ethics and Aesthetics. However,  if you are curios about the philosophical roots methodological soundness of any of the applied sciences, you should consider the applied concentration areas of philosophy such as political philosophy,  African Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Technology, Philosophy of Religion, Oriental philosophy, occidental philosophy. While students are free to choose their own area of research, they can also consider working along one of Paradigm University’s set of thematic research projects listed in Paradigm University Office of Research Website. The Masters of Arts in Philosophy program is organized in 24 credit hours course work and a six credit hours Philosophical Research project. For more information, please read the frequently asked question section at the bottom of this web page or visit the MA Course Catalog.

The Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy program is designed to give students the fundamental concepts and practices of Philosophy. The program is organized in 120 credit hours course work which includes several seminars, and senior year internship. They will also get the impression of the vast areas of philosophical study and topics. In the undergraduate curriculum, they will take courses in Metaphysics, Epistemology, Logic, Ethics and Aesthetics, Political philosophy,  African Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Technology, Philosophy of Religion, Oriental philosophy, Occidental philosophy and many more. A graduate from the department of Philosophy can get employment in range of industries such as in schools, Universities, research institutes, museums, community development agencies, religious institutions and many other charity organizations whose jobs centers on humanity. For more information, please read the frequently asked question section at the bottom of this web page or visit the BA Course catalog page.

For MA candidates

The very unique feature of philosophy is the fact that it is the father of all professions.  This means, the MA Degree in Philosophy Program accepts students from all walks of life. Whether you have a bachelor of Science, Education, Arts or Technology, you are all warmly welcomed. This is because Philosophy is a discipline which is known to its interdisciplinary nature.If you have a social science or humanities background, congratulations! you already have the fundamental knowledge and skills needed for your further study. However, if you come from natural science area, you probably require additional personal readings to bridge some of your gaps.

For BA candidates

If you would like to join our Bachelor of Arts Degree program in the Department of Philosophy, you should have a diploma, another Bachelor degree or you should have a high school completion certificate with a passing marks or cumulative grade point average (CGPA).

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I am a lecture of Philosophy at Adama Science and Technology University and a PhD Candidate in the Department of Philosophy Addis Ababa University. My area of Specialization includes, Western Philosophy, Legal Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Technology.  I have several years of experience in Research and teaching in higher education institutions in Ethiopia. I  am positive and very welcoming teacher and expert in student counseling. Should you  have any questions with regards to your courses or related academic endeavors, please feel free to contact me any time.

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Email: anemut@maedots,com

frequently asked questions

  1. The requirements to join Paradigm University undergraduate program is basically similar in all departments.
  2. It may differ from year to year; nevertheless it is always according to the guidelines set by the FDRE Ministry of Higher Education.
  3. Those from the preparatory program should fulfill the minimum requirement of the Ministry of Education in their national exams and /or;
  4. Those who prefer to upgrade or continue their degree in Sociology & Social Work need to have a diploma in relevant fields of studies from recognized higher educational institutions (universities and colleges).
  1. The program takes four years to complete.
  2. You have to successfully complete a minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate.
  3. You need to have cumulative GPA not less than 2.00 and remove the “F” grade scored in any of the courses.
  4. You Should meet the minimum requirement set for the major course which is you have to get a  “C” mark.
  5. It is recommended if a student could take approximately 7.5 credit hours every term to complete his study in four years.
  6. You can take more than or less than the recommended number of credit limits per term if you get approval from your course counselor.
  7. If you take less than 7.5 credit hours every term, you will need more than four years to complete your undergraduate study.
  8. The average annual  total credit hour you may be permitted would not be grater than 36 credit hour.
  1. Each module will be represented with Four Block letters acronym for the course. Followed by hyphen and terminated with four digit numbers as in ENLA-M1001
  2. Each Course will be represented by Four Block letters acronym for the course. Followed by with four digit numbers as in ENLA1001 (There should be no space between the characters in the case of course code)
  3. The first four digit is a convenient acronym of the course full name
  4. The –M in the module name represents the word Module and differentiates module codes with course codes (It is applied only to module codes; but not course codes)
  5. The Last four numerical digits represents the following:
  6. The first numerical digit represents the class year in which the courses may be taken. Thus 1 represents first year; 2 represents 2nd year… (1-4 undergraduate and 5-9 graduate courses)
  7. The 2nd numerical digit represents whether the course has one prerequisite, more than one prerequisite or has no prerequisites. Thus 0 represents no prerequisite; 1 represents one prerequisite and 2 stand for courses with more than one prerequisites (Ranges between 0-2)
  8. The last two numerical digits stands for the course numbers as indicated in the college’s central course catalogue. Each course in a college should have a unique number between 01 and 99 (Ranges between 01-99)
  1. A program clustered into nine modules each with three to five courses;
  2. A program composite of 40% descriptive, theoretical and positivist, and 60% normative, knowledge and capacity building courses;
  3. A program composite of 50% of endogenous sources and realities and 50%  exogenous sources and realities of specialized knowledge all gravitating to the main subject – matter civics and ethics;
  4. A program composite of systematic comparison and contrast between theory and practice with at least 15% field work and practical observations;
  5. The entire program to be guided by  Criterion-referenced evaluation approach, with continuous assessment as an integral part of the teaching learning process
  6. A program systematically periodized in to 4 phases. These phases are the following:
  7. Knowledge broadening Phase (familiarizing with academic civic and ethics)
  8. Knowledge–Building (Describing) Phase;
  9. Enquiry Provoking Phase; and
  10. Analysis conducting and criticizing Phase.
  11. A program composite of self confidence – building, self – expression qualities, dialogue provoking and consensus building techniques facilitated by group discussion sessions, multimedia lectures and students’ reactions, etc particularly through descriptive courses.
  1. The grading system is depend on the rules and regulations of the college as stipulated in the College’s Senate Legislation.
  2. Both traditional credit hour system and European Credit Transfer Systems (ECTS) will be used. 
  3. 1 credit hour is equivalent with 1.66 ECTS; thus a 3 credit hour course will have 3 x 1.66 = 5 ECTS
  1. Each course in the catalogue is assigned a credit hour and European Credit Transfer system (ECTS) point value so that teachers and students would understand how much time and load it takes to complete the course.Most Western European countries have moved to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
  2. This system was developed by the European Commission to provide common overseas procedures for recognizing studies completed within participating countries within Europe.In ECTS terms, 60 credits represent the full time load of an academic year of full-time study, 30 credits represent the full time load of an academic semester of full-time study.
  3. At the Paradigm College, this would equal 30 MC credits for a full-time academic year, 15 MC credits for a full-time academic semester.
  4. At Paradigm College, we use American Credit Hour system. In order to get the equivalence value of American Credit hour point to ECTS point, multiply the Credit hour points by 2 or (divide ECTS in half).Working Hours or Student’s work load is the average total time it takes to complete the course. Work load is calculated by multiplying every ECTS credit point by 25-30 hours.
  5. At Paradigm College we believe that one ECTS takes 25 working hours for many courses. For example, since three credit hour course is equivalent to 6 ECTS; In order to get the total working load or students working hours in a 6 ECTS course, simply multiply 25 hours by 6 ECTS gives us 150 Students Working Hour per 3 cr. Hrs course.

You can simply open the course breakdown page and you will find them in a series of tables. As all courses are organized in chronological order, you can see the list of courses you would like to take or check in their respective terms.

If you are not sure which course has a prerequisite or whether you can take a particular course in a particular term you can always consult your Course counselor.