North West University NWU Philosophy Department

By | April 7, 2022

North West University NWU Philosophy Department

North West University NWU Philosophy Department – See Details Below:

Philosophy is the study of fundamental problems about knowledge, truth, values, existence, reality, thinking, reason and the meaning of life. Literally the term philosophy means love (philia) of wisdom (Sophia) in a very broad sense. Those who seek a better understanding of life itself, the world we live in, of our relations with other people and about how we should live our lives, should study a BA in Humanities and/or a Bachelor in Philosophy (BPhil). These programs are designed to pursuit these fundamental questions in a systematic and academic way, they stimulate and enhance analytical and critical thinking, challenge one’s own way of thinking about the world and oneself, and they develop creative thinking and open-mindedness.
Philosophy is one of the core subjects within the Faculty of Humanities. It asks questions no other subjects ask and has a unique focus on human beings and their existence. As a subject it is situated between the two big other offerings within the NWU’s Humanities faculty, namely Languages and Social Sciences. It contributes to critical and creative thinking which enhances the understanding and functioning of other programmes and subjects within the faculty, like Communication Studies, Government Studies, and others.
The School of Philosophy is responsible for the graduate and postgraduate programmes in philosophy, and for the development and presentation of all ‘Understanding the World’ modules within the faculty. These modules are offered on all campuses and are compulsory for all 2nd and 3rd year students. The School of Philosophy also offers a short course to obtain a Certificate in Philosophy.

North West University NWU Philosophy Department Contact

North West University NWU Philosophy Department Contact – See Details Below:

Potchefstroom Campus

School Director

Prof. Anné Verhoef
Building F13, Office G11, Potchefstroom Campus
018 299 1569


Administrative Assistant

Miandra Crous
Building F13, Office G13, Potchefstroom Campus
018 299 4356


Senior Administrative Assistant

Izette Cronje
Building F13, Office G12, Potchefstroom Campus
018 299 1786

Vanderbijlpark Campus

Deputy Director

Nolwandle Lembethe
Building 11B, Office G42, Vaal Campus
016 910 3476


Senior Administrative Assistant

Debbie Mocke
Building 11B, Office G45, Vaal Campus
016 910 3451

Mahikeng Campus

Deputy Director
Dr. Phemelo Marumo
Building B, Office 215, Mahikeng Campus
018 389 2463

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