Welcome to the Department of Humanities.

Members of University of Embu led by Prof. Kiplagat Kotut, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics, Research & Extension) at an Education Collaborative event in Uganda. Dr. Lilian Omoke, Chair of department Humanities, was also present.
Dr. Lilian Omoke, Chair of department Humanities presenting during the Education Collaborative event in Uganda.
DEB Kangaru Primary School Visit
Dr. Mugambi joined the team of staff from the SESS for a fact finding mission at DEB Kangaru Primary School. Members of the SESS went to encourage the pupils in their classes.

  • Message from Chair of Department

     Thank you for visiting the website of the Department of Humanities in the University of Embu. The Department was established in 2017 as one of the two departments in the School of Education and Social Sciences. It has been growing steadily both in student numbers and faculty. The Department’s vision is to produce all-rounded and competent graduates who will integrate well in the community and become role models to the younger generation as they endeavour to contribute towards nation-building. Currently, the Department offers a postgraduate programme leading to a degree in Master of Arts in Linguistics, as well as undergraduate and Diploma programmes in Library and Information Science as well as Criminology and Security Studies. Additionally, the Department offers Diploma programmes in Corporate Communications, Social Work and Community Development, and Hospitality and Tourism Management. Furthermore, the Department services other Departments in the University in languages and social science subjects.
    The Department is also at an advanced stage of launching four additional postgraduate programs; namely Master of Arts in Communication, Master of Arts in Geography, Master of Arts in Religious Studies, and Master of Arts in History and Political Science. The Department is also developing doctoral programmes in the aforementioned areas of specialization.

  • Staff Profiles

  • Latest Publications from the Department

    • Mulonzi, B., Ngumo, M. C., & Omoke, L. K. (2023). Discursive Metaphorical Representation of COVID-19 Pandemic in Kenya's newspaper headlines. Available at SSRN 4619198.
    • Karimi, J., M’Ngaruthi T.K., Mugambi, A. (2021). Visababishi Vya Uhusiano Wa Kimahaba Na Mimba Za Utotoni Kwa Mujibu Wa Waandishi Wa Hadithi Fupi Teule Za Kiswahili. East African Scholars J Edu Humanit Lit, 4(10), 362-369.
    • Okwaro, D. O., Kathambi, W., & Sitati, G., (2020)Investigation on the effects of the   principals’ leadership style on secondary school performance in Tongaren division in Bungoma North Sub-County, Bungoma County. The strategic journal of Business and Change Management, Vol. 7, Iss. 4, pp 1356 – 1377 November 23, 2020. www.strategicjournals.com, ©Strategic Journals
    • Rukunga P.M., Ndege S. (2020) Tenets of Myths of Origin in the Tigania Community. Nairobi Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (March 2020) ISSN: 2520-4009

Departmental News

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    Training Experts for Sustainable Development The Department of Humanities is one of the two departments that make up the School of Education and Social Sciences. The Department which hosts...


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Department of Humanities