Department of Languages and Literature

One of the essential endowments that the Creator has provided the human race with is language. The study of language, among other things, is an appreciation of this endowment. There are two important aspects in the study of language. One is the learning of communication skills through writing, reading, grammar, and studying the roots and structure of the language and its use in various contexts. The other is appreciating God’s creative genius reflected in man’s creative and imaginative use of language through studying a variety of literary works. The three languages: English, Kiswahili and French can be used as instruments of communication, developing human dimensions and literary thought. They can also be used as instruments for integrating faith and learning.

Courses Offered

  • 1. Bachelor of Arts in English Language
  • 2. Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics
  • 3. Bachelor of Arts in French
  • 4. Bachelor of Arts in Kiswahili
  • 5. Bachelor of Arts in Literature
  • 6. Minor in English Language
  • 7. Minor in French
  • 8. Minor in Kiswahili
  • 9. Minor in Literature
  • 10. Minor in Linguistics
  • 11. Certificate in French
  • 12. Certificate in English
  • 13. Certificate in Kiswahili
  • 14. Certificate in German
  • 15. Certificate in Lingala


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God is the Creator and Sustainer of life and of the natural world.As intelligent stewards, humans need to understand life,unity, diversity and its distribution in space and time, and responsibly in its utilization and preservation.


To enhance verbal and written communication skills, to facilitate the understanding of language, to promote the appreciation and critical study of literature in all its forms and to instill in the students the habit of using language proficiently and appropriately in the service to God and Mankind.


To be the choice department for those who wish to pursue a degree in Languages, Linguistics, or Literature.

List of Faculty

  • Mooka, E. -Chairperson
  • Abura, J. -on study leave
  • Amba, P.
  • Amenya, H
  • Baongoli, M
  • Barno, H.
  • Choti, J. -on study leave
  • Kariuki, S.
  • Machogu, O.
  • Mambo, M.
  • Mwita, M.
  • Ondari, H.
  • Too, S.