Courses Catalogue

Ethics And Development

COURSE CODE: DEV 7203
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Master of arts in project planning and management
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

The course unit provides basis for the understanding of ethical values in development. It is designed for students at under graduate level in the school of social sciences. It is a required course especially for those specializing in development studies community development as well as sociology and development. It is intended to equip students with ethical values in development work, ethical dilemmas involved in development practice as well as obstacles to ethical development with a specific focus on Africa in general and Uganda in particular. The course begins with an introduction to development ethics, examines the relevance of ethical theories to development and puts emphasis on ethics and Uganda’s development policy. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The course is designed to;

  • Expose students to ethical values in development and how they impact on development
  • Ground students in understanding the relevance of ethical theories to development 
  • Enable students know the common approaches to development 
  • Enable students get the knowledge and understanding of the role of culture in development 
  • Enable students establish how ethical development can be realized
  • Enable students find out the ethical dilemmas in development work

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course unit students should be able to;

  • Under ethical values in development and how they impact on development
  • Discuss relevance of ethical theories to development 
  • iIdentify common approaches to development 
  • Examine the role of culture in development 
  • Explain how ethical development can realized
  • Critically examine the ethical dilemmas in development work