B. Sc. Curriculum of Marine Engineering Program




НазваниеB. Sc. Curriculum of Marine Engineering Program
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Cvet1021 Civics and Ethical Education

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, Bahir Dar University




Course Number

Cvet1021




Course Title

Civics and Ethical Education




Degree Program

B.Sc in Marine and Mechanical Engineering




Module

Humanity and Social Science




Module Coordinator

From Faculty of Humanities and Social Science (BDU Staffs)




Lecturer

From Faculty of Humanities and Social Science (BDU Staffs)




ECTS Credits

3




Contact Hours

Lecturer

Tutorial

Practice or Laboratory

Home study




3

0

0

3




Course Objectives & Competences to be Acquired

  • To develop the skills required to construct sound arguments of their own.

  • To create ability to critically evaluate the arguments of others.

  • To cultivate the habits of critical thinking and develop sensitivity to the clear and accurate use of language.

  • To make the students understand the role of the language in the logic and argument process




Course Objectives & Competences to be Acquired

    • To impart civic knowledge on various issues such as on meaning and definition of civics and ethics, Constitutionalism, Democracy, Human Rights, State, and Government etc.

  • To make the students clearly understand their rights and responsibilities and then exercise their rights and discharge their responsibilities.

  • To develop civic attitude such as Patriotism, civic mindedness, Active participation, Tolerance etc.

  • To develop civic skills such as accurate decision making, expression of oneself clearly and logically, Conflict resolution etc.

  • To make the students behave exactly as good citizens and play a crucial role in the democratization process of the state.

Course Description

This fundamental objective of Civic and Ethical Education is producing good citizens with higher civic qualities. Good citizen who are well aware of their rights and responsibilities as well as endowed with various type civic virtues such as active participation, tolerance, Civic mindedness etc have a lot to contribute in the process of democratization and development of their own state.

In view of this, this course is designed to familiarize students with basic themes and concepts of civic and ethical education, constitutionalism, Democracy, Human Rights and some other pertinent issues in achieving the basic goal of the subject matter. The very nature of civic education requires active participation from the part of students in various ways such as forwarding original arguments, participating in class discussions, debates, Presentation etc. . Thus students are highly expected to act accordingly for the successful delivery of the course.

Course Outline

Introduction:

  • Definition of Civics and Ethics

  • Foundations of civics and ethical education

  • The interdisciplinary nature of civics and ethical education

Constitutional Development:

  • Definition of Constitution

  • Purpose and Functions of Constitution

  • Origin and development of Constitution

  • USA and UK

  • Constitutional experiences of Ethiopia

  • Pre-1931

  • The first written constitution of Ethiopia -1931

  • The revised constitution of PDRE( Derg Era 1974-1991)

  • The Charter of the TGE (1991-1995)

  • The constitution of FDRE

The Concept of Democracy:

  • Definitions of Democracy and Democratic Values

  • Principles of Democracy

  • Democratic Rights as enshrined in FDRE Constitution

  • Traditional Political Institutions in Ethiopia (Gada System, Political system of Kafa and Wolyita)

The State, Government and Citizenship:


  • Origin essence and essential elements of state

  • Types and functions of state

  • Essence, purpose and forms of Government

  • What is Citizenship

  • Citizenship Defined

  • Citizenship and ways of acquiring/loosing

Citizenship

Meaning and Nature of Fundamental Human Rights:

  • Human Rights defined

  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

  • Human Rights of Women and Children

  • Problems in International Protection of Human Rights

  • Human Rights in FDRE Constitution

Ethical Issues:

  • Define Ethics

  • Ethics and Moral Responsibility

  • Professional Ethics

  • Field Specific Ethical Values

International Relations:

  • Definition and Historical Development

  • Approaches and Theories

  • Structure of International Relations

  • Review of the foreign policy of Ethiopia

  • Contemporary Global Issues

Corruption:

  • Causes

  • Manifestations

  • Remedies

Pre-requisites

None

Semester

1st Semester

Status of Course

Compulsory

Teaching & Learning Methods

Lectures supported by tutorials, assignments and Exercises

Assessment/Evaluation & Grading System

Assignments 10 %,

Mid-semester 30% and

Final examination 40 %

Attendance Requirements

Minimum 80%

Literature:

  • Chekki Don, " Particapatory Democracy in Action" International Profiles of Community Devt. New Delhi, 1999

  • James and Clapham," Constitution Development of Ethiopia" Vol. ii Faculty of Law, Haile Selassie University , 1985

  • May Philip " Moral Education School" London 1980

  • The Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, August 21, 1995

  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights : Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1948

  • Fasil Nahum, “ A Constitution of Nations, Nationalities”,1997
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