SCHOOL OF ARTS & HUMANITIES | PROGRAMS BY DEPARTMENTS

    THEOLOGY & PASTORAL DEPARTMENT

    Introduction

    Theology and Pastoral department remains as one of the leading departments in the University as it plays a significant role at all levels of the education of Daystar University.We enjoy many inter-disciplinary links within the school of Arts and Humanities and around the University, including strong collaborative reltionships with various theological institutions in Nairobi and the nationally.



Academic Programmes

The Department is home to the following programs:

  1. Master of Theology (in African Christianity)
  2. Master of Arts (in Christian Ministries)
  3. Bachelor of Arts (in Biblical Studies)
  4. Bachelor of Theology.

The Department comprises of 14 fulltime lecturers and 25 adjunct lecturers, who specialize in various concentrations such as Biblical studies, Historical and Theological studies, Christian ethics, Missions.

The department is committed to the integration and advancement of both in its inquiry into the theological dimesnions of human life. The practice of theology requires a study of the origins and uses of Jewish and Christian scriptures, the history of Christianity (Eastern and Western, Catholicism, Protestantism and Pentecostalism), contemporary theologies and theological ethics.

It also provides the context in studying multiple relationships between theology and contemporary philosophies, religions and cultures. These diverse aims are ultimately in the service of reading about, writing about, thinking about and otherwise engaging God. We are looking forward to new terrains of theology and pastoral studies as a department.

"...our programmes are internationally accredited, and our carefully developed curriculum equips students with knowledge and skills that enable them match up to expectations in the job market...

DEPARTMENT OF PEACE & INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Introduction

Daystar has the longest history in Kenya in the teaching of Peace as a subject area. Since 1995 Peace and Conflict Transformation has been offered as a minor under the then Biblical and Religious Studies Department. In 2008 Daystar became the first Private University in Kenya to offer an undergraduate programme in Peace and Conflict Transformation and the only University integrating Transformative Theory and the Peace research perspective in peace and conflict studies.

Besides the academic programmes the department runs an outreach arm of Track-2 Diplomacy that seeks to analyze the root causes of specific conflicts in communities and to foster sustainable peace within and amongst communities through strategic capacity building and training.

 

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

The Department offers the following programs:

 

B.A Peace & Conflict Transformation (B.A, PCT)

The purpose of the B.A, PCT program is to integrate theory and practice with a view to preparing students to serve as change agents in war torn societies in Africa and the world. The program recognizes conflict as an inevitable phenomenon in human relationships and emphasizes on the transformation of conflicts and the development of non-violent mechanisms of responding to conflicts.

In addition, the Programme explores factors and conditions that make peace and justice possible including the promotion and protection of human rights, human security, and the causes of poverty and injustices in Africa. Career opportunities Graduates from this programme will work as mediation experts, young diplomats, Foreign Service, conflict analysts and the civil service among others.


 

Purpose of the program

The purpose of this programme is to explore the nexus between the twin disciplines of foreign affairs and security studies with a view to equipping students to become active leaders in a global context. It focuses on global issues among states within the international system including the role of states, inter-governmental organizations, international non-governmental organizations, and multinational corporations in the international arena.

The programme will provide students with the basic analytical frameworks and practical skills necessary to, understand, analyze and manage security issues and international affairs at local, regional and international levels. In addition it will explore the study of military problems while redefining the concept of security vis-à-vis non traditional military threats.

 

Graduates from this programme will:

 

One must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements:

Direct entrants:

Be a holder of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum aggregate of C+ (Plus) or its equivalent Examination Certificate. In addition, a prospective Applicant must have obtained a minimum of C+ (Plus) in either History or Geography or a comparable subject in the humanities cluster or their equivalent in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education or in an Equivalent Examination Certificate.

Mature entrants:

Mature Age Entry to Undergraduate Program: There is a mature age qualifying scheme for admission to the University, the conditions of which are: Candidates who have attained a Diploma from a recognized institution will be considered for admission to the undergraduate program if the overall grade is equivalent to C+ regardless of their secondary school performance. Admission based on the acquired Diploma performance should meet individual subject requirement.

"...our programmes are internationally accredited, and our carefully developed curriculum equips students with knowledge and skills that enable them match up to expectations in the job market...

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Introduction

Education Department aims at responding to Vision 2030. Towards this goal, the Department seeks to equip teachers with knowledge, skills, attitudes and values as school teachers, managers and professionals in related fields for effective servant leadership. The Department aims at providing high quality education to enable teachers to positively impact the society and the church.

The Department is endowed with a highly qualified faculty in various relevant fields of education as well as modern instruction resources. The location of the University provides a serene learning environment in our Athi River and Nairobi campuses where the Education programs are offered.

 

Admission Requirements

The University shall admit to the Bachelor of Education (B. Ed) Programmes those students who fulfill entry requirements that apply to all Daystar undergraduate students.



Minimum Academic Qualifications

 

Programme Duration and Structure

 

Programmes on offer

Objectives of Daystar University Education Programmes

Education programmes seek to help the learners to:

Semester Dates

  1. B.Ed and ECDE Regular programs- May, August and January.
  2. B.Ed, PGDE and ECDE School Based Programs SBP) - December, August and April during school holidays.

 

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