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CIVICS AND ETHICAL STUDIES

  1. 1.     Background

Introduction

1.1  MAJOR RATIONALES OF THE PROGRAM

The major rationales for launching Civics and Ethical Studies program are the following.

I. Global Level

Now a day there is a need to have citizens with the knowledge of the present highly globalized world, so as to withstand with the challenges and the fast changing developments on global level.

Globalization evolves into world scale operations affecting negatively or positively all citizens of the world indiscriminately regardless of level of development, geographic location or political orientations. This global phenomenon manifests itself into four mega trends: increased interdependence, regionalization, nationalism and democratization.

These trends strongly call particularly for citizens of the developing world to cautiously adapt themselves and build their capacity to critically study the unfolding effects thereof.  These attitudinal changes in the behaviors of citizens in the developing world should finally help them to cultivate global understanding and remarkable competitive skills, they will definite meet these changes they develop the highest sense of civics responsibilities and ethical standards.

II. Regional Level

We, Ethiopians, as part of the East African region and the citizenry of the entire Africa continent, are also witnessing drastically new continental and regional developments of remarkable complexity and intensity directly affecting on country in particular and all countries, there in, in general, one can overtone the following major trends as vivid examples.

Co-operation

 Provides one major trend where Ethiopia and its citizens are extremely required to work out and adapt on a large scale, new, suitable and timely approaches. Our country’s role in the newly arrange African Union are so crucial that they require its government and its citizens to redefine their contributions a new Ethiopia is also an active member with an ever expanding influence to regional organs like common market for central and South African states, as well as inter-governmental association for development.

Ethiopia furnishes the seat for the head quarter of AU, ECA and several other regional organizations.  In the immediate future, on country will search for new regional and continental venues as destination for its citizens to be aware of this unfolding trending of high political, socio – economic and cultural significance.

Co-operation, both on functional strategies and structural visions, is therefore, the emerging national project requiring a large degree of consensus among Ethiopian citizens guided by a remarkable sense of civics and ethical responsibilities.

Conflict Management and Resolution

Despite Ethiopia’s commitment and determination for productive and effective co-operation and integration at continental and regional levels, the peculiar nature of historical, geographic, economic and political relations in the region crops up multifarious and persistent conflicts.  Some of these conflicts have been issues of top general security concerns whose management and solutions strongly need total, persistent and active citizen participation.

Conflicts in the region by their origin, cause factors, extent and depth can be brief or persistent and long or permanent and destructive or outside in or inside out by their directions.

 As conflicts poise gross impediments, their management and resolution should best be organized and guided by highly scientific, systematized and rationalized approaches from generation to generation.  Equally important are commitments, loyalties, integrities, competencies and diligences of citizens survived by a qualified Civics and Ethical Studies at universities and for all students.

Students of the present and future generation are to be moulded as peace – loving, cooperation opting and conflict managing citizens so that our country glows to be a beneficiary of an established regional peace culture.

Interdependence

Interdependence is one of the major hallmarks characterizing international relations at present.  Ethiopia is not an exemption to this current arena of international relations.Ethiopia, however, as all other developing countries enters the era of this global interdependence with extremely weakened bargaining power, poor selecting and sifting mechanisms and poor national capacity of reversing undesired influences.

So having the program of Civics and Ethical Studies in high education system is quite important for systematic socializing program that could train and nurture its citizens to guarantee themselves against the dangerous effects of cultural imperialism.   

III. National Level

 Ethiopia has now been experiencing since 1991 a profound socio – cultural, economic and political transformations, across the country, drastically new patterns of social relations and values systems are rapidly taking shape.  Entirely new ways of viewing the overall environment is introduced into the Ethiopian tradition by various controlled and uncontrolled means of communication.

Among others, the rapid expansion in education is beginning to affect the whole citizens of the country, by introducing and expanding secular, rational and scientific thinking. 

 One can list, form among the vast rubrics, the following values transformations:

ü  Anti poverty, diligence, group – work, self – employment, micro – enterprise development, free competition, saving, investment, entrepreneurship and other values.

ü  Values of civics participation like elections, self – administration, decentralization, peaceful competition, multipartism, representative democracy, conflict management, depoliticized civil service, etc.

ü  Socio – cultural values like unity in diversity, linguistic, religious, ethno – cultural and gender equalities, anti- corruptions’ ethical standards, the right to self – determination up to succession, agriculture industrialization, rural life, urban quality of life information and communications.

ü  Common values like an independent age old Ethiopian state, national symbols, i.e., flag, emblem and anthem, constitutionalism etc.

 1.2  Mission of the Department

Civics and ethical studies Department has the following missions:

ü  Enhancing the capacity of students in the field of civics and ethical studies.

ü  Unify the mind setup of students through civic virtues.

ü  Strengthen the developmental relationships between the university and the community.

ü  Promote the ethical values of the community.

ü  Inspire the community to be engaged in various developmental endeavors of its specific area in particular and in the country in general.

ü  Play pivotal role in the overall activities of the country.

1.3  Visions of the Department

ü  Create significant professionals.

ü  Build a community with sagacity of patriotism.

ü  Create participatory society for its development.

ü  Create central school of professional competency which show or create a difference.

ü  Promote Ethiopian traditional and modern thoughts to the world.

 1.4  About the Department

 The Department of civics and ethical studies has been established at a department level on September 2012 with 12 permanent staff members. Since then the department has had tried to launch different seminar and other events unfortunately none of them succeed. Currently the department enrolled about 320 regular students and made necessary preparations to enroll additional 100 students.

The program will provide deep insight and knowledge about civics, ethical values and social and legal frameworks. In addition the program includes among others, moral philosophy, political philosophy, international organizations, human rights, governance, democracy, introduction to philosophy etc.

Elective courses include English, Civic and Ethical Studies, Logic, Psychology, Sociology, Information Technology, with a special relationship between the fields of study as well as practical application.

2       Objectives

2.1  General Objectives

To provide the widest needs of the national market with graduates who have a good knowledge and competence in the vast area of Civics and Ethical Studies; who have developed a remarkable degree of civic capacity and moral standards so that they could play an exemplary role to the society

2.2  Specific Objectives

ü  To supply competent professionals of civics and ethical studies for public undertakings, private sectors, NGOs, etc;

ü  To furnish knowledgeable experts for Para-institutional activities like elections, national campaigns, international relations and conflict resolution task – forces, police, justice offices etc.

ü  To provide competent professionals for different actors at national, regional and international level in influencing the process of democratization, securing national interests and economic development

ü  To produce graduates with the knowledge of industriousness, self-reliance, the pursuit of knowledge, saving and community participation

ü  To produce graduates who have the courage to fight against social evils in the community like corruption, harmful cultural practices, social discrimination, human rights violations etc

 3       Profiles of the graduates

A graduate of Civics and Ethical Studies Department is expected to be able to:

ü  Public service rendering, personnel and resource administration professionals;

ü  Public relations, external relations, and publicity professionals & planners of public, private and NGO associations;

ü  Private service sector professionals, organizers of cooperative and associations, business process and staff organization professionals;

ü  Professionals in duties of public sectors like anti-corruption, Women’s Affair Offices, offices of labor and social affairs, micro–enterprise associations, and self-help and self-employment organization;

ü  Advisors, managers and heads at civic issues and undertakings in organizations like general and regional public elections, civics education organizers and educators, etc.

ü  Professional in civil service reforms, particularly developers of ethical principles and standards, civic duties, citizens’ manuals, etc.

ü  Professional inspectors and supervisors on issues of human, civil, political as well as socio – cultural rights like those of children, women, the disabled, minorities, etc.

ü  Trainers, educators and promoters of human rights, environmental protection, indigenous culture, historical and natural heritages etc.

ü  Social–work professionals on national and international levels, managing humanitarian crises, like mass refugee problems, resettlement, rehabilitation, etc.

ü  Professional experts in conflict management and resolution at individual, group, national, regional, and international level with expertise knowledge of causes of conflicts.

ü  Futures think–thanks, advisors, grievance analysts, idea providers, etc, at national, regional, district and city level law making councils; executive bodies and the judiciary.

ü  Teaching professionals and researchers in civic issues and undertakings;

  1. I.                   Admission requirements

Entry to the Bachelor of Arts in Civics and Ethical Studies is allowed students who successfully completed their preparatory education in the field of social sciences are generally eligible to be admitted to the department’s or program’s regular and continuing education programs. The University shall set different entry requirements for enrollment in the continuing education programs.

  1. Regular Degree
  1. Directly from (preparatory program) who successfully passed the entrance exam   according to the MOE criteria with social science background.
  2.   Social science background preferable but not mandatory
    1. Students who have diploma (12+2) with social science field, students who successfully passed the minimum requirement in that specific year, with social science background, and who meet the specific criteria set by the department of the respective institutions;
    2. Students who have diploma (12+2) in non social science disciplines but who have taught Civic and Ethical Education at different levels for more than 2 years;
    3. Students who have diploma with the new program (10+3) as determined by the decision of the MOE and,
  1. Summer, Extension, and Distance Degree

4. Readmission as per university legislation

 

4       Graduation requirements

ü  Degree (BA)

  • 181 ECTS
  • A minimum CGPA and major GPA OF 2.00
  • No “F” received in any module

5       Degree nomenclature  (both in Amharic and English)

ü  የአርት ባችለር ዲግሪ በስነ-ዜጋና ስነ-ምግባር ጥናት::

ü  The Degree of Bachelor of Arts in civics and ethical studies.

6       Human Resource Profile

ü  The Department currently has 24 full-time instructors among them 9 of them are on study leave.

    7.   PROFILE OF THE COURSES

This program consists of Eight Modules. The first module is Common and Supportive Courses Module and the courses clustered in it are compulsory courses. The rest seven modules are professional compulsory modules in which each thematic module has its own thematically clustered courses that are professional courses of Civics and Ethical Studies field of study. The first module is made to have three common courses, which are compulsory common courses to the field like other fields of studies at university level, to be delivered in the first year and first semester for learners of the program and one supportive course i.e.Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management which is given at third year. The Second professional thematic module-which is named as Citizenship Studies, Philosophy and Reasoning Skills Module, has three professional courses under it such as: Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Logic, and Introduction to Civics and Ethical Studies, is to be delivered together with the Common Courses Module in Year I and Semester I since 2005 E.C. The third thematic professional module- which is named as Society, Democracy and Human Rights, has four thematically clustered courses under it such as: Political Philosophy; State, Government and Citizenship; Foundations of Democracy and Democratic Systems; and Survey of Human Rights, and this module shall be delivered alone in the Year I and Semester II of this year (2005 E.C) like the first two modules. The fourth is Module is entitled  Federalism and Constitution Module consisting four course namely Socio-Cultural Systems and Multiculturalism in Ethiopia, Federalism and Local Government: Ethiopian Focus, Conflict and Conflict Resolution: Ethiopian Focus and Constitution and Constitutional Development: Ethiopian Focus. It is followed by the fifth module i.e. Development and Public Administration Module having three courses. These are Political Economy of Development,Politics of Development Dynamism in Ethiopia and Public Administration and Public Law. The sixth one  is  Global and Regional Relations Module comprising six courses namely Introduction to International Relations, International Law and International Organizations, Survey of African Socio-Political Systems and Dynamism, Regional Cooperation and Integration, Politics in the Horn of Africa and Ethiopian Foreign Policy and Diplomacy.The seventh Module is Ethics and Civic Virtues Module containing three courses. These are Moral Philosophy, Professional Ethics and Civic Virtues and Environmental Ethics and Sustainable Development. The eighth Module, which is the last of this program, is entitled Research and Seminar Module consisting three courses i.e. Research Methodology for Social Science, Seminar on Selected Issues in Civics and Ethical Studies and Senior Essay in Civics and Ethical Studies.For details, we can see the next pages of these nationally harmonized modules of Civics and Ethical Studies.

 N.B

Modularized education system strongly recommends the employment and practice of Progressive Assessment Learning Strategies [Postponing progressive assessment is postponing learning].

Following are the nationally agreed courses in light of modularization:

  1. I.   Common and Supportive Courses for Civics and Ethical Studies

S.N

Mandatory Common Courses

 Status

Course Code

Credit Hours

Credit Point/Total Hours

Mode of Delivery

Remarks

01

Introduction Information Communication Technology

Compulsory

ICT 1011

03

05/135

Parallel

 

02

Communicative English

Compulsory

Enla

03

05/135

Parallel

 

03

Basic Writing Skills

Compulsory

Enla

03

05/135

Parallel

 

04

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

Supportive

MgMt 3014

03

05/135

Parallel

 

                                                                                       Total Number of ECTS=20 ECTS/540 Total Hours

 

II. Mandatory Professional Major Courses of Civics and Ethical Studies

S.No.

Course Title

Status

Course Code

Credit Hours

Credit Point/Total Hours

Mode of Delivery

Remarks

01

Introduction to Civics and Ethical Studies

Compulsory

CESt 1021

03

05/135

Parallel

 

02

Introduction to Philosophy

Compulsory

CESt 1022

03

05 /135

Parallel

 

03

Introduction to Logic

Compulsory

CESt 1023

03

05 /135

Parallel

 

04

Political Philosophy

Compulsory

CESt 1031

06

10/270

Parallel

 

05

State, Government and Citizenship

Compulsory

CESt 1032

05

07 /189

Parallel

 

06

Foundations of Democracy and Democratic Systems

Compulsory

CESt 1033

04

06/162

Parallel

 

07

Survey of Human Rights

Compulsory

CESt 1034

03

05/135

Parallel

 

08

Socio-Cultural Systems and Multiculturalism in Ethiopia 

Compulsory

CESt 2041

05

07/189

Parallel

 

09

Federalism and Local Government: Ethiopian Focus

Compulsory

CESt 2042

05

07/189

Parallel

 

10

Conflict and Conflict Resolution: Ethiopia Focus

Compulsory

CESt 2043

04

06/162

Parallel

 

11

Constitution and Constitutional Development: Ethiopian Focus

Compulsory

CESt 2044

06

10/270

Parallel

 

12

Political Economy of Development

Compulsory

CESt 2051

06

10/270

Parallel

 

13

Politics of Development Dynamism in Ethiopia

Compulsory

CESt 2052

05

07/189

Parallel

 

14

Public Administration and Public Law

Compulsory

CESt 2053

06

10/270

Parallel

 

15

Research Methodology for Social Science

Compulsory

CESt 2081

03

05 /135

Parallel

 

16

Introduction to International Relations

Compulsory

CESt 3061

03

05/135

parallel

 

17

International Law and International Organizations

Compulsory

CESt 3062

04

06/162

Parallel

 

18

Survey of African Socio-Political Systems  and Dynamism

Compulsory

CESt 3063

03

05 /135

Parallel

 

19

Regional Cooperation and Integration

Compulsory

CESt 3064

03

05 /135

Parallel

 

20

Politics in the Horn of Africa

Compulsory

CESt 3065

03

05 /135

Parallel

 

21

Ethiopian Foreign Policy and Diplomacy

Compulsory

CESt 3066

03

05 /135

Parallel

 

22

Moral Philosophy

Compulsory

CESt 3071

03

05 /135

Parallel

 

23

Professional Ethics and Civic Virtues

Compulsory

CESt 3072

03

05 /135

Parallel

 

24

Environmental Ethics and Sustainable Development

Compulsory

CESt 3073

03

05/135

Parallel

 

25

Seminar on Selected Issues in Civics and Ethical Studies

Compulsory

CESt 3082

03

05/135

Parallel

 

26

Senior Essay in Civics and Ethical Studies

Compulsory

CESt 3083

03

05/135

Parallel

 

                                                                        Total Number of ECTS/ Hours of the Program= 161 ECTS/4,347 Total Hours

N.B

The total number of ECTS for the Program is 181 ECTS/4,887 Hours

THEMATICALLY CLUSTERED COURSES AND MODULES, AND COMPETENCE

Module 01/Title: Common and Supportive Courses Module

S.No.

Clustered Course

Status

Course Code

Credit Hours

Credit Point/Total Hours

Mode of Delivery

01

Introduction to Information Communication Technology

Compulsory

ICT 1011

 03

05/135

Parallel

02

Communicative English

Compulsory

Enla 1012

 03

05 /135

Parallel

03

Basic Writing Skills

Compulsory

Enla 1013

 03

05/135

Parallel

04

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

Supportive

MgMt 3014

03

05/135

 

                                                                                                      Total Number= 12 Credit Hours/20 Credit Point

 

 

Module 02/Title: Citizenship Studies, Philosophy and Reasoning Skills Module

S.No.

Clustered Course

Status

Course Code

Credit Hours

Credit Point/Total Hours

Mode of Delivery

01

Introduction to Civics and Ethical Studies

Compulsory

CESt 1021

 03

05 /135

Parallel

02

Introduction to Philosophy

Compulsory

CESt 1022

 03

05 /135

Parallel

03

Introduction to Logic

Compulsory

CESt 1023

03

05/ 135

Parallel

                                                                                                                         Total Number= 09 Credit Hours/15 Credit Point

 

Intended Module Competence:

  • Analytical, creative, and practical intelligence and skills by way of understanding and providing an articulated description of the evolution of the field of citizenship studies and clearly set out the different theoretical explanations and approaches of the concept of Citizenship, as well as understand how to appreciate and analyze issues raised in reference to citizenship such as Nationalism, Gender, and Migration etc, and Demonstrate the knowledge of the different modes of attaining and losing Ethiopian Citizenship. Learners will have also well-thinking and understanding and exposing learners to philosophical issues, problems and philosophical argumentations in a way that they will feel confident in handling abstract concepts and philosophical issues, and as helping them recognize philosophical issues and problems philosophically as well as in a way that help learners define, redefine, and shape their own lives in critical and understandable manner. Concomitantly, learners will be armed with the competence skill of best methods of refining their natural ability to reason and argue providing them with competence strategies for thinking, avoiding common errors in reasoning and arguing and effective techniques for evaluates arguments and reasoning in all walks of their professional, and social lives. In short, learners will develop logically and philosophical sound strategies and techniques as well the habits of critical thinking and approaching different social, political and economic systems based on rational justifications. In addition to this, courses that are included in this module will help learners to develop the ability of effective communication and dialogue based on mutual understanding.

 Module 03/Title: State, Democracy and Human Rights Module

S.No.

Clustered Course

Status

Course Code

Credit Hours

Credit Point/Total Hours

Mode of Delivery

01

Political Philosophy

Compulsory

CESt 1031

 06

10 /270

Parallel

02

State, Government and Citizenship

Compulsory

CESt 1032

 05

07 /189

Parallel

03

Foundations of Democracy and Democratic Systems

Compulsory

CESt 1033

04

06/162

Parallel

04

Survey of Human Rights

Compulsory

CESt 1034

03

05/135

Parallel

                                                                                                                         Total Number= 17 Credit Hours/27 Credit Point

Intended Module Competence:

  • Gaining theoretical and conceptual understanding of the meanings and source of political philosophy and also the reason behind studying it along with building a comparative understanding of the various classical, medieval and modern/contemporary political philosophies on  the  state/government, citizens/citizenship and their interactions, and  various philosophies on political values, principles and laws that govern the interactions of the above actors and internalize those values/principles that are workable in this modern time.

 Module 04/Title: Federalism and Constitution Module

S.No.

Clustered Course

Status

Course Code

Credit Hours

Credit Point/Total Hours

Mode of Delivery

01

Socio-Cultural Systems and Multiculturalism in Ethiopia

Compulsory

CESt 2041

 05

07 /189

Parallel

02

Federalism and Local Government: Ethiopian Focus

Compulsory

CESt 2042

 05

07 /189

Parallel

03

Conflict and Conflict Resolution: Ethiopian Focus

Compulsory

CESt 2043

04

06/162

Parallel

04

Constitution and Constitutional Development: Ethiopian Focus

Compulsory

CESt 2044

06

10/270

Parallel

                                                                                                                               Total Number= 20 Credit Hours/30 Credit Point

Intended Module Competence:

  • Gaining a theoretical comprehension on the formation of multicultural, even multinational, society; who could explain the real and potential bed rocks of conflicts in such society; and who could discern the multi-tilted claims and counter claims of multicultural societies and political harnessing mechanisms thereon by capitalizing upon democratic principles.

Module 05/Title: Development and Public Administration Module

S.No.

Clustered Course

Status

Course Code

Credit Hours

Credit Point/Total Hours

Mode of Delivery

01

Political Economy of Development

Compulsory

CESt 2051

 06

10 /270

Parallel

02

Politics of Development Dynamism in Ethiopia

Compulsory

CESt 2052

 05

07 /189

Parallel

03

Public Administration and Public Law

Compulsory

CESt 2053

06

10/270

Parallel

                                                                                                                                    Total Number= 17 Credit Hours/27 Credit Point

Intended Module Competence:

      Acquiring conceptual, theoretical, analytical, and practical intelligences and skills about fundamentals of political economy of development, politics of development dynamism in Ethiopia, public administration and public law with attentive focus on Ethiopia in propelling relevant areas of studies. That is, to have an independent thematically learning competence knowledge, skills, and values and attitudes in development, public administration and public law in tune with fundamental principles, conceptual, theoretical, analytical dimensions, approaches, perspectives and practical discourses in public administration and public law in understandable and participatory manner.

Module 06/Title: Global and Regional Relations Module

S.No.

Clustered Course

Status

Course Code

Credit Hours

Credit Point/Total Hours

Mode of Delivery

01

Introduction to International Relations

Compulsory

CESt 3061

 03

05 /135

Parallel

02

International Law and International Organizations

Compulsory

CESt 3062

 04

06 /162

Parallel

03

Survey of African Socio-Political Systems and Dynamism

Compulsory

CESt 3063

03

05/135

Parallel

04

Regional Cooperation and Integration

Compulsory

CESt 3064

03

05/135

Parallel

05

Politics in the Horn of Africa

Compulsory

CESt 3065

03

05/135

Parallel

06

Ethiopian Foreign Policy and Diplomacy

Compulsory

CESt 3066

03

05/135

Parallel

                                                                                                                               Total Number= 19 Credit Hours/31 Credit Point

Intended Module Competence:

      Learners will be competent enough in various international and regional relations of states. Learners will have the capability to systematically and reasonably examine the relations of state and non-state actors in the international and regional relations, why Africa is relatively in the lowest level of political and socio-economic development, war, conflict, hangar, migration, aid recipient, etc, why the Horn of Africa is a conflict prone region, what should be done to resolve the conflicts and realize faire and mutual socio-economic and political security among the member states?  How is Ethiopian foreign policy and diplomacy is designed to advance its national interest from the making of Modern Ethiopia till today… and ultimately become agents in various national regional and international institutions which are established for making peace, justice and equality among various societies and states.

Module 07/Title: Ethics and Civic Virtues Module

S.No.

Clustered Course

Status

Course Code

Credit Hours

Credit Point/Total Hours

Mode of Delivery

01

Moral Philosophy

Compulsory

CESt 3071

 03

05 /135

Parallel

02

Professional Ethics and Civic Virtues

Compulsory

CESt 3072

 03

05 /135

Parallel

03

Environmental Ethics and Sustainable Development

Compulsory

CESt 3073

03

05/135

Parallel

                                                                                                                                    Total Number= 09 Credit Hours/15 Credit Point

 

 

 

 

Intended Module Competence:

      Build adequate knowledge about grand theories of morality, gaining and develop the necessary understanding about professional ethics and civic virtues, environmental ethics and sustainable development as well gaining and developing central arguments regarding to the ethical relationships between human being and its surroundings.

      Module 08/Title: Research and Seminar Module

S.No.

Clustered Course

Status

Course Code

Credit Hours

Credit Point/Total Hours

Mode of Delivery

01

Research Methodology for Social Science

Compulsory

CESt 2081

 03

05 /135

Parallel

02

Seminar on Selected Issues in Civics and Ethical Studies

Compulsory

CESt 3082

 03

05 /135

Parallel

03

Senior Essay in Civics and Ethical Studies

Compulsory

CESt 3083

 03

05/135

Parallel

                                                                                                                                    Total Number= 09 Credit Hours/15 Credit Point

Intended Module Competence:

      Learners will properly understand the whole research processes (from proposal development to report writing) and the various designs and strategies used to undertake it and consequently they will be competent at identifying and selecting issues in Civics and Ethical Studies and then undertaking scientific researches on how to generate policies that are development and good governance-sensitive and morally and civically responsible.

 8    Semesterization of the Thematic Modules

Year I, Semester I

Module Name

Module Code

Course Title

Status

Course Code

Credit Hours

Credit Point/Total Hours

Mode of Delivery

Common and Supportive Courses

 

Introduction to Information Communication Technology

Compulsory

ICT 1011

 03

05/135

Parallel

Communicative English

Compulsory

Enla 1012

 03

05 /135

Parallel

Citizenship Studies, Philosophy and Reasoning Skills

02

Introduction to Civics and Ethical Studies

Compulsory

CESt 1021

03

 05/135

Parallel

Introduction to Philosophy

Compulsory

CESt 1022

03

05/135

Parallel

Introduction to Logic

Compulsory

CESt 1023

03

05/135

Parallel

                                                                                                      Total Number= 15 Credit Hours/25 Credit Points

Year I, Semester II

Module Name

Module Code

Course Title

Status

Course Code

Credit Hours

Credit Point/Total Hours

Mode of Delivery

Common and Supportive Courses

01

Basic Writing Skills

Compulsory

Enla 1013

 03

05/135

Parallel

State, Democracy and Human Rights

03

Political Philosophy

Compulsory

CESt 1031

06

10/270

Parallel

State, Government and Citizenship

Compulsory

CESt 1032

 05

07 /189

Parallel

Foundations of Democracy and Democratic Systems

Compulsory

 

CESt 1033

 04

06/162

 

Parallel

 

Survey of Human Rights

Compulsory

CESt 1034

03

05/135

Parallel

                                                                                                      Total Number= 21 Credit Hours/33 Credit Points

Year II, Semester I

Module Name

Module Code

Course Title

Status

Course Code

Credit Hours

Credit Point/Total Hours

Mode of Delivery

Federalism and Constitution

04

Socio-Cultural Systems and Multiculturalism in Ethiopia

Compulsory

CESt 2041

 05

07/189

Parallel

Federalism and Local Government: Ethiopian Focus

Compulsory

CESt 2042

 05

07 /189

Parallel

Conflict and Conflict Resolution: Ethiopian Focus

Compulsory

 

CESt 2043

 04

06/162

 

Parallel

 

Constitution and Constitutional Development: Ethiopian Focus

Compulsory

CESt 2044

06

10/270

Parallel

                                                                                                      Total Number= 20 Credit Hours/30 Credit Points

 Year II, Semester II

Module Name

Module Code

Course Title

Status

Course Code

Credit Hours

Credit Point/Total Hours

Mode of Delivery

Development and Public Administration

05

Political Economy of Development

Compulsory

CESt 2051

 06

10/270

Parallel

Politics of Development Dynamism in Ethiopia

Compulsory

CESt 2052

 05

07 /189

Parallel

Public Administration and Public Law

Compulsory

 

CESt 2053

 06

10 /270

 

Parallel

 

 

 

Research Methodology for Social Science

Compulsory

CESt 2081

03

05/135

Parallel

                                                                                                      Total Number= 20 Credit Hours/32 Credit Points

Year III, Semester I

Module Name

Module Code

Course Title

Status

Course Code

Credit Hours

Credit Point/Total Hours

Mode of Delivery

Global and Regional Relations

06

Introduction International Relations

Compulsory

CESt 3061

 03

05/135

Parallel

International Law and International Organizations

Compulsory

CESt 3062

 04

06 /162

Parallel

Survey of African Socio-Political Systems and Dynamism

Compulsory

 

CESt 3063

 03

05/135

 

Parallel

 

Regional Cooperation and Integration

Compulsory

CESt 3064

03

05/135

Parallel

Politics in the Horn of Africa

Compulsory

CESt 3065

03

05/135

Parallel

Ethiopian Foreign Policy and Diplomacy

Compulsory

CESt 3066

03

05/135

Parallel

                                                                                                      Total Number= 19 Credit Hours/31 Credit Point

Year III, Semester II

Module Name

Module Code

Course Title

Status

Course Code

Credit Hours

Credit Point/Total Hours

Mode of Delivery

Ethics and Civic Virtues

07

Moral Philosophy

Compulsory

CESt 3071

 03

 05/135

Parallel

Professional Ethics and Civic Virtues

Compulsory

CESt 3072

 03

05 /135

Parallel

Environmental Ethics and Sustainable Development

 

Compulsory

 

CESt 3073

 03

05 /135

Parallel

 

Common and Supportive Courses

01

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

Compulsory

MgMt 3014

03

05 /135

Parallel

 

Research and Seminar Module

 

Seminar on Selected Issues in Civics and Ethical Studies

Compulsory

CESt 3082

03

05 /135

Parallel

 

Senior Essay in Civics and Ethical Studies

Compulsory

CESt 3083

03

05 /135

Parallel

 

                                                                                                      Total Number= 18 Credit Hours/30 Credit Points

 9       Research and community service engagement

About 5 researches and 2 community services has been conducted by different staff members focusing on thematic areas like:

    role of ICT in promoting good governance

    challenges and opportunities in the practice of Micro and Small Enterprises in Gurage zone

    Urban sprawling in Gurage Zone

    women empowerment and etc.

10. Applying 1 to 5 cooperative learning both by students and Teachers

currently all the students/from 1st year up to 3rd year/  have gotten 1to 5 Team working and they are becoming functional by having their respective mentoring instructors/advisors/.

 11  Methods of Instruction

ü Student –centered where by 75% of the tasks will be accomplished by students. 25% will be covered by effective lecture

The major ones include:

ü  Lecture

ü   Tutorials

ü  Group Discussion

ü  Presentation on field study

ü  paper presentation

12 Assessment Methods:

ü  Continuous Assessment

ü  Term Paper

ü  Quiz

ü  Mid Exam

ü  Presentation

ü  Group work

ü  Participation

ü  Research

            13 Grading System

Raw mark Interval (100%)

Corresponding Fixed Number Grade

Corresponding Letter Grade

Status Description

Class Description

[90 – 100)

4

A+

Excellent

First Class With Great Distinction

[85 – 90)

4

A

[80 – 85)

3.75

A-

[75 – 80)

3.5

B+

Very Good

First Class With Distinction

[70 – 75)

3

B

[65 – 70)

2.75

B-

Good

First Class

[60 – 65)

2.5

C+

Second Class

[50 – 60)

2

C

Satisfactory

[45 – 50)

1.75

C-

Unsatisfactory

Lowest class

[40 – 45)

1

D

Very Poor

Lowest class

[30 – 40)

0

FX

Fail

Lowest class

[>30)

0

F

Fail

Lowest class

 12.Internship

ü  The graduates of civics and ethical studies Department, unlike others, has plenty key positions specially in the fields of among others, advocacy, teacher, policy developer management, public relation, communication and external relation and various developmental fields.

ü  The civics and ethical studies graduates are currently in an immense demand for all governmental, Non-governmental and private institutions especially in the domestic market.

 13. Mechanism of quality assurance

         In order to assure and maintain the quality of the program, the following measures will be taken. The Department will:

  • Set up Departmental Academic Standards and Examination Committee to monitor the standards of teaching and examinations;
  • Strengthening the student advising service.
  • Providing students with textbooks of international standard and/or encouraging the staff to prepare teaching materials of high standard specific to each course.
  • Provide students with detailed course outlines with time allotted to each chapter of the course and list of references included.
  • Minimize the number of students per section to encourage student- teacher interactions and promote continuous assessment.
  • Give same exam and use same grading scale when a course is taught in more than one section by different instructors.
  • Introduce standardized comprehensive exams when possible.
  • Occasionally, test students with examination samples from foreign universities to compare the standard of teaching with that of other universities.
  • Evaluate students as per the evaluation mechanisms indicated under mode of assessment section.
  • Conduct staff evaluation by students regularly, with a focus on relevant evaluation items only, and with each evaluation item given an appropriate weighted value. 
  • Periodical review of the curriculum
  • Feedback from stakeholders (students, teachers, alumni, recruiting organizations, etc.)

        14. Staff Profile

No.

Name

Status

Enrolment

1.

Derbew Tefera

BA Degree in civics and ethical education/M.A study leave/

Permanent

2

Hussien woyo

BA Degree in civics and ethical education/M.A study leave/

Permanent

3.

Eshetu Getahun

BA Degree in civics and ethical education/M.A study leave/

Permanent

4.

Wasihun G/Igziabiher

BA Degree in civics and ethical education/M.A study leave/

Permanent

5.

Jemal Seid

BA Degree in civics and ethical education/M.A study leave/

Permanent

6.

Bonsa Duressa

BA Degree in PSIR/M.A study leave/

Permanent

7

Bekalu Wachiso

BA Degree in PSIR

Permanent

8.

Abdo Windisa

BA Degree in philosophy/M.A leave

Permanent

9.

Akmel Mohammed

Social anthropology /PHD study leave

Permanent

10.

Zerfu Luku

BA Degree in philosophy

Permanent

11.

Tsehaye Yohannes

MA Degree in philosophy

Permanent

12.

Abebe Neme

BA Degree in philosophy

 

13.

Dr. Shekhar Das Krishna

Professor Doctor in public adminstration

 

14.

Adane Mengist

 MA in Governance and Development studies

Permanent

15.

Mohammed Seid

BA Degree in Civics and ethics

Permanent

16.

Robel Fantu

BA Degree in philosophy(MA Study leave)

Permanent

17.

Ahmed Kelifa

BA Degree in philosophy

Permanent

18.

Kibebew Birhanu

MA Degree in philosophy

Permanent

19.

Wubayew Tolosa

BA Degree in civics and ethical education(MA Study leave)

Permanent

20

Haregot Zeray

BA Degree in civics and ethical education

Permanent

21

Birhanu Bitew

BA Degree in civics and ethical education

Permanent

22

Lamesgnew Negalign

BA Degree in civics and ethical education

Permanent

23

Urgesa Dugasa

M.A  in International Relations

Permanent

24

Getachew Melaku

BA Degree in civics and ethical education

Permanent

         

    15. Accommodations

Human Resource

The Department of Civics and Ethical studies has currently 24 permanent instructors. As the university and the department expand it is clear that additional human resource is a must. In this academic year the department  enrolled 120 first year students. To this end, the department has already increased the staff squad. However given to the fact that the heavy work load the Instructors in the department are facing each year, increasing the human resource is incontestably true. dedicated

      16. Significant Necessities

As briefly described above, the existing condition of the department in terms of human resources is very poor. The department has limited offices, in which there are 15 academic staffs/who are available on  their job/. There is no office for visiting guest lecturers, professors and other staff members. The department is facing a severe shortage of classrooms. Presently, the classes are not suitable/no electricity, some even without under- roofs/ and enough to teach different courses in it. We strongly believe that our department must fulfill at least the minimum requirements of civics and ethical studies department.

 

                                                                                                                                                      prepared by

                                                                                                                                                      Civics department

                                                                                                                                       Bekalu wachiso/ a dyed- in- the -wool Head of Department/

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